February 2014 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:18 pm

What are you February test takers reading during prep? For the humanities people, I recommend Hume's history of England. It will no doubt take you back to a time before the LSAT existed.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:46 pm

Mauve.Dino wrote:
90convoy wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:Any psychology majors here? I've realized that when I split an LR section into halves (12 / 13 or 13 / 12) and take a two minute break there's not only a significant improvement in score but also much more time to spare after Q 25. As of right now, my mind needs that mental break to re-focus.


I think of the LR like two small sections. The first 15 I try to get done in 10-12 minutes then for the last 10 questions I have 25minutes. Having 25 minutes for the last 10 questions is GREAT and that alone brought my average down to like -6 from -10


Hey, do you usually work from beginning to end in order, or do you do the first fifteen and then work backwards from 25/26? I only ask because the last few questions are such time drains (*shakes fist at parallel flaw questions*). I'm right at the 35 minute mark for LR, and I'm worried that during the actual test, I'm gonna go over time.



I work from beginning to end. I used to be around the 35min mark, but I worked really hard on doing the first 10 so fast that now I finish the whole section in like 25min sometimes. Drilling level 1 and 2 questions helps because the first 10 are usually very easy.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:30 pm

First day back was awesome. I missed the LSAT like a man away from his wife. Anyone take a break from the LSAT and come back with an improved logical intuition? I don't know if it happened but I'm feeling it :lol:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:09 pm

RobertGolddust wrote:First day back was awesome. I missed the LSAT like a man away from his wife. Anyone take a break from the LSAT and come back with an improved logical intuition? I don't know if it happened but I'm feeling it :lol:


Yup. This happened to me with LG. Study, take a 2 day break, come back even better.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:33 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
RobertGolddust wrote:First day back was awesome. I missed the LSAT like a man away from his wife. Anyone take a break from the LSAT and come back with an improved logical intuition? I don't know if it happened but I'm feeling it :lol:


Yup. This happened to me with LG. Study, take a 2 day break, come back even better.

I would like to learn this method. Please teach me how to not study but still improve and be awesome? :mrgreen:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:36 am

xylocarp wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
RobertGolddust wrote:First day back was awesome. I missed the LSAT like a man away from his wife. Anyone take a break from the LSAT and come back with an improved logical intuition? I don't know if it happened but I'm feeling it :lol:


Yup. This happened to me with LG. Study, take a 2 day break, come back even better.

I would like to learn this method. Please teach me how to not study but still improve and be awesome? :mrgreen:


+1

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:42 pm


xylocarp wrote:


Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:


RobertGolddust wrote:

First day back was awesome. I missed the LSAT like a man away from his wife. Anyone take a break from the LSAT and come back with an improved logical intuition? I don't know if it happened but I'm feeling it :lol:


Yup. This happened to me with LG. Study, take a 2 day break, come back even better.
I would like to learn this method. Please teach me how to not study but still improve and be awesome? :mrgreen:

+1





I want to add that my break was about three months, or a semester in college. It may be that my logic course helped, or it may be that taking eighteen credits sharpened me up a bit.

But I can feel the force haha

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby BentleyLittle » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:50 pm

RobertGolddust wrote:First day back was awesome. I missed the LSAT like a man away from his wife. Anyone take a break from the LSAT and come back with an improved logical intuition? I don't know if it happened but I'm feeling it :lol:


I just started up again recently as well and it's definitely like seeing an old friend after a long time. Refreshing :mrgreen:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:13 pm

Every time I am about to get into the 170s lo and behold I get -9 in RC. Fuck RC. Tips? Maybe I'm not reviewing well enough.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:54 pm

RC=logical endurance, you should be thinking more than you're reading.... if that makes sense 8)

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby cloy26 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:14 pm

So... what's everyone using to stay alert/awake? Sometimes I am in a complete mental daze... I have been trying to cut my coffee intake down (used to be at least 4 or 5 cups throughout the day). I'm getting an hour of studying before work and then however many hours I can put in at night to still get in 6 hours of sleep. I eat really healthy and run every day. Ideas?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:42 pm

Five hour energy is the most accessible, legal, quick fix. But, I would look into supplements or nootropics. Though I'm inexperienced and unfamiliar with them, they seem to be the new thing.

I personally am a one coffee in the AM and one Coffee in the PM type of guy. LG usually stimulates my mind enough to get me through the drudgery of drilling LR.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby cloy26 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:51 pm

I've looked into a ton of vitamins/supp, but the evidence just isn't there. I eat a plant based diet so originally I thought I was deficient (b12, etc.), but I just got a ton of blood work done and it's fine.

I don't really want to delve into the adderall/nuvigil realm...

Does a Five Hour Energy make you anxious/jittery?

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Study Buddy

Postby metsben19 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:18 pm

First time poster. I'm looking for a study partner to work with for the February Test.

My background: I took the December test after PTing in the 166-171 range and do not think I hit the golden 170. If anyone is interested, PM me.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:43 pm

Five hour is kinda sketchy. It doesn't make you jittery but its tough on the heart.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby fips tedora » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:14 pm

Re-started my prep today for the retake in February. I'm doing more LR Drilling and throwing in LG and RC everyday. Taking 1 PT a week for 2 weeks, then 2 for 2 weeks, then every other day until a few days before February.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:17 pm

MTH2 wrote:Re-started my prep today for the retake in February. I'm doing more LR Drilling and throwing in LG and RC everyday. Taking 1 PT a week for 2 weeks, then 2 for 2 weeks, then every other day until a few days before February.


Are you touching The Trainer at all? Or have you already done it?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:43 pm

MTH2 wrote:Re-started my prep today for the retake in February. I'm doing more LR Drilling and throwing in LG and RC everyday. Taking 1 PT a week for 2 weeks, then 2 for 2 weeks, then every other day until a few days before February.


Welcome…I'm in the same position. How do you feel you did?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:10 pm

Just got done taking a PT and got my all time high 168. I also agree, do what you have to do to avoid fatigue. For me it was diet coke, but I'll probably bump it up to pre-workout or something like that once my tolerance for caffeine goes up.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:26 pm

I'm going to start working out. Even if it's just 45mins or an hour per day.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby cloy26 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:40 pm

dasani13 wrote:I'm going to start working out. Even if it's just 45mins or an hour per day.


Running is always my go-to. It really clears my head.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:50 am

Now that I'm on winter break I've started drilling LG in earnest. Not going well. It took me 52 minutes to get through a section and I still had to guess on one and got another one wrong on top of that. </3 games

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:05 am

xylocarp wrote:Now that I'm on winter break I've started drilling LG in earnest. Not going well. It took me 52 minutes to get through a section and I still had to guess on one and got another one wrong on top of that. </3 games

And then right after that I finished a section in 33 minutes with -0. Talk about inconsistency... that one had a couple weird games though so I don't think it's as representative unfortunately.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:58 am

xylocarp wrote:
xylocarp wrote:Now that I'm on winter break I've started drilling LG in earnest. Not going well. It took me 52 minutes to get through a section and I still had to guess on one and got another one wrong on top of that. </3 games

And then right after that I finished a section in 33 minutes with -0. Talk about inconsistency... that one had a couple weird games though so I don't think it's as representative unfortunately.


I honestly think getting good at games is all about doing as many as you can. After you do about 100 of them they start to become intuitive.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:38 am

90convoy wrote:
xylocarp wrote:
xylocarp wrote:Now that I'm on winter break I've started drilling LG in earnest. Not going well. It took me 52 minutes to get through a section and I still had to guess on one and got another one wrong on top of that. </3 games

And then right after that I finished a section in 33 minutes with -0. Talk about inconsistency... that one had a couple weird games though so I don't think it's as representative unfortunately.


I honestly think getting good at games is all about doing as many as you can. After you do about 100 of them they start to become intuitive.

I plan to. Thanks!




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