February 2014 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby paglababa » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:09 pm

ballsoharduniversity wrote:Anybody got any good tips on how to get timing down? I just took PT 44 yesterday and was seriously struggling with my timing, but when I took PT 43 the week before, I had a little time left on a couple of the sections and actually hit 170 for the first time (!!!). I'm terrified of my scores fluctuating with each test because of timing... I don't really struggle with the easier questions, but when I come across harder ones, I spend too much time sitting there trying to figure it out and it screws up my timing.



I was missing up to -3/4 due to running out of time. After a few PTs I couldn't take it anymore so now I will stop myself if I am stuck on a question deciding between two choices, pick one, mark it and move on. No point missing out on easy possible questions at the end especially if the question you are mulling over might end up wrong anyway. Set baselines. I try to hit 15 in first 15 mins of LR for instance. I glance at my watch after every page. If I'm not near the 15 min mark when I finish 15, I know I need to speed up.

For RC I like doing the first two passages in 15-16 mins so I have 20 for the rest.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby sydney19987 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:17 pm

louierodriguez wrote:Hopefully none of you will need to retake and check into the June 2014 study group :D


that's mean haha

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby sydney19987 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:21 pm

xylocarp wrote:Checking in! I'm currently going through LGB, after that I think I'm going to drill, then move onto LRB, then drill that (the entire time frequently reading "dense articles" for RC practice), then take a PT and see where I am. There's no specific timeline because oftentimes my brain will be too fried from school to be effective, while other times I'll feel like I'm on a roll and study for hours, so I don't want to restrict myself just yet. Shooting for 180 (who needs realistic goals anyway?), applying next cycle.

Am I the only one who carries a prep book everywhere I go, just in case?


I'm doing something very similar. I have trouble focusing on more than one text at once , so I'm hoping to finish LGB, then LRB, and then start practice tests. Reading comprehension, though, I'm hoping to practice a little every day.

Carrying the prep book is a great idea. Never know when you'll get time , those minutes add up!

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby eddnyc » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:00 am

checking in... after a 15-minute sleep, heading to 24 hr cafe for LRB!

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby ballsoharduniversity » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:09 pm

paglababa wrote:
ballsoharduniversity wrote:Anybody got any good tips on how to get timing down? I just took PT 44 yesterday and was seriously struggling with my timing, but when I took PT 43 the week before, I had a little time left on a couple of the sections and actually hit 170 for the first time (!!!). I'm terrified of my scores fluctuating with each test because of timing... I don't really struggle with the easier questions, but when I come across harder ones, I spend too much time sitting there trying to figure it out and it screws up my timing.



I was missing up to -3/4 due to running out of time. After a few PTs I couldn't take it anymore so now I will stop myself if I am stuck on a question deciding between two choices, pick one, mark it and move on. No point missing out on easy possible questions at the end especially if the question you are mulling over might end up wrong anyway. Set baselines. I try to hit 15 in first 15 mins of LR for instance. I glance at my watch after every page. If I'm not near the 15 min mark when I finish 15, I know I need to speed up.

For RC I like doing the first two passages in 15-16 mins so I have 20 for the rest.


I'll try this! Thanks for the advice!

Studying for this test while I'm studying abroad is proving to be much harder than I thought... maybe I need to just bring my LSAT stuff to the beach.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Amicus_Curiae2013 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:58 pm

Is anyone taking Testmasters? I need help with answer keys Homework 9 4F questions. I have been locked out of their website... So annoying :roll:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Motivator9 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:31 pm

Finishing up the NA level 4s today. I've had way too many distractions lately. Need to stay focused.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby haus » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:53 am

Feb 2014 will be #73, Sheldon Cooper would be pleased.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Motivator9 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:05 pm

After struggling on N assumptions and getting those finished, I did pretty good of S assumptions. Went 56/58. Time to start the on those Flaws.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby kennedy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:59 pm

Checking in! Happy to see the Feb 2014 thread has been started up, but also scared because it means it's closer. :|

Currently a junior in undergrad with a full course load. Most recent pt at 152 with very minimal prep. Hoping for mid 160s. Halfway done with PS LG bible, took a break of that, and am now a third done with PS LR bible while steadily working through Cambridge grouping as it corresponds to whatever chapter I'm on.

I've found that I've been having trouble with conditional reasoning in the PS LR bible, but not in practice. As in, I understand it, but I'm not able to verbalize it well. However, I've found that I utilize it when working through problems, either mentally or in my own way. Can I just gloss over it then, or am I just hoping I can when I shouldn't because I hate it? :roll:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Motivator9 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:49 pm

kennedy wrote:Checking in! Happy to see the Feb 2014 thread has been started up, but also scared because it means it's closer. :|

Currently a junior in undergrad with a full course load. Most recent pt at 152 with very minimal prep. Hoping for mid 160s. Halfway done with PS LG bible, took a break of that, and am now a third done with PS LR bible while steadily working through Cambridge grouping as it corresponds to whatever chapter I'm on.

I've found that I've been having trouble with conditional reasoning in the PS LR bible, but not in practice. As in, I understand it, but I'm not able to verbalize it well. However, I've found that I utilize it when working through problems, either mentally or in my own way. Can I just gloss over it then, or am I just hoping I can when I shouldn't because I hate it? :roll:


I was the same way but after getting familiar with those indicator words and doings the lesson on formal logic, it becomes easier.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby kennedy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:50 pm

Motivator9 wrote:
kennedy wrote:Checking in! Happy to see the Feb 2014 thread has been started up, but also scared because it means it's closer. :|

Currently a junior in undergrad with a full course load. Most recent pt at 152 with very minimal prep. Hoping for mid 160s. Halfway done with PS LG bible, took a break of that, and am now a third done with PS LR bible while steadily working through Cambridge grouping as it corresponds to whatever chapter I'm on.

I've found that I've been having trouble with conditional reasoning in the PS LR bible, but not in practice. As in, I understand it, but I'm not able to verbalize it well. However, I've found that I utilize it when working through problems, either mentally or in my own way. Can I just gloss over it then, or am I just hoping I can when I shouldn't because I hate it? :roll:


I was the same way but after getting familiar with those indicator words and doings the lesson on formal logic, it becomes easier.


So can I just kind of skim the logic portions? Because I'm thinking about doing each type of problem, straight Cambridge drilling it, and repeat. I just want to make sure it's not essential that I get the formal logic and stuff down pat before I continue.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Motivator9 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:14 pm

kennedy wrote:
Motivator9 wrote:
kennedy wrote:Checking in! Happy to see the Feb 2014 thread has been started up, but also scared because it means it's closer. :|

Currently a junior in undergrad with a full course load. Most recent pt at 152 with very minimal prep. Hoping for mid 160s. Halfway done with PS LG bible, took a break of that, and am now a third done with PS LR bible while steadily working through Cambridge grouping as it corresponds to whatever chapter I'm on.

I've found that I've been having trouble with conditional reasoning in the PS LR bible, but not in practice. As in, I understand it, but I'm not able to verbalize it well. However, I've found that I utilize it when working through problems, either mentally or in my own way. Can I just gloss over it then, or am I just hoping I can when I shouldn't because I hate it? :roll:


I was the same way but after getting familiar with those indicator words and doings the lesson on formal logic, it becomes easier.


So can I just kind of skim the logic portions? Because I'm thinking about doing each type of problem, straight Cambridge drilling it, and repeat. I just want to make sure it's not essential that I get the formal logic and stuff down pat before I continue.


You can pause and hit the formal logic now. Again, you don't see complex formal logic questions very often but by doing those types of problems as practice, the other conditional reasoning questions will come easy. Also, if a question can be diagrammed, diagram it when you review if you don't do so while drilling, just to get in the practice. Happy Studying

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:53 pm

Just finished manhattan LG and LR guides and I'm taking first PT since diagnostic tmrw.... kinda have mixed feelings!

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Motivator9 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:23 pm

90convoy wrote:Just finished manhattan LG and LR guides and I'm taking first PT since diagnostic tmrw.... kinda have mixed feelings!


Nice, good luck on the test. I'm not a huge believer of their LG book, even though I do believe it's helpful, but their LR book is gold IMO. Their focus on the argument core is what is really starting to make things click for me. It's a more flexible approach then the PS LRB.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:17 pm

Motivator9 wrote:
90convoy wrote:Just finished manhattan LG and LR guides and I'm taking first PT since diagnostic tmrw.... kinda have mixed feelings!


Nice, good luck on the test. I'm not a huge believer of their LG book, even though I do believe it's helpful, but their LR book is gold IMO. Their focus on the argument core is what is really starting to make things click for me. It's a more flexible approach then the PS LRB.



Yeah I've heard that the LG book isn't the best one, but I plan to get the Blueprint book soon if I can't get to at least -4 by mid October.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:42 pm

So I just took my second PT and got a 158 (hoping for 165-170 by Feb/June). Don't really know how I feel about that. I went -9 on LG and totally had to guess on one game because I had no clue what was going on (couldn't diagram it for shit). Also, I think I had stamina issues on my LR and RC because I started to zone out. Uhhhh, I guess it's on to drilling! Any advise?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Motivator9 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:16 am

90convoy wrote:So I just took my second PT and got a 158 (hoping for 165-170 by Feb/June). Don't really know how I feel about that. I went -9 on LG and totally had to guess on one game because I had no clue what was going on (couldn't diagram it for shit). Also, I think I had stamina issues on my LR and RC because I started to zone out. Uhhhh, I guess it's on to drilling! Any advise?


I think the last test I took about 2 months ago was a 156. I didn't worry too much about it because timing was a big issue and I haven't worked on that yet. Ya just focus on your drilling man.

Speaking of which, did Basic Linear games today. Went 104/107, but I had timing issues. Averages 10 minutes per game because a few of the games tripped me up.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby d0rklord » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:26 pm

haus wrote:Feb 2014 will be #73, Sheldon Cooper would be pleased.


Won't it be test #72?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby haus » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:40 pm

d0rklord wrote:
haus wrote:Feb 2014 will be #73, Sheldon Cooper would be pleased.


Won't it be test #72?

Hmmm...

According to Amazon, preptest 68 is Dec 2012
http://www.amazon.com/The-Official-LSAT ... 984636072/

Whereas preptest 69 is June 2013
http://www.amazon.com/Official-LSAT-Pre ... 984636080/

this confused me for a bit, then I recalled that the Feb test are commonly undisclosed, which would explain why Feb 2013 is not listed as preptest 69, hence I suspect that Feb 2014 will also be undisclosed, hence sadly it will not have a number... :cry:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby bizzybone1313 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:44 pm

Does anyone else get dreams of burning or throwing away all of their LSAT prep shit when they are done with it?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Motivator9 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:08 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:Does anyone else get dreams of burning or throwing away all of their LSAT prep shit when they are done with it?


I had a dream that I blew the LG section. The sad part was that I felt confident that everything was right during the test lol

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby cglw124 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:23 am

Checking in~

Officially started my studying 9/19/2013. Currently 300 pages into PS LGB and 200 pages into PS LRB.

Though, I kind of love the formal logic portions. ^__^




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