February 2014 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:32 pm

zhenders wrote:
There's this truly awesome thread floating around called "Overheard at the LSAT" -- god, do I ever recommend reading all hundred pages of it.

+1. I expect good stories in that thread from everyone here.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:34 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:
zhenders wrote:Personally I prefer to review immediately after taking a PT, because for myself, it's important for me to remember what it was I was thinking when I chose a wrong answer choice. Was it a dumb mistake? Was I really torn between 2 answer choices? Did I completely misread something, or not pay close enough attention to the question stem?

It depends on you personally, but for me, immediately reviewing is the only way.


So you review in the same day after taking a pt??

Or do you mean the next day? if you mean that you review the day of the pt, then that whole process probably takes greater than 7 hours. (2.5 hours for pt, and 4/5 hours review)



I guess it's different for everyone; review time depends upon how many you missed, and how well you understand why you missed what you missed. Perhaps if review took longer for me I would change my methods, but I usually don't need more than 20 minutes to review now :-/ when I started I needed closer to an hour. Regardless, I still think that the wisest way to review -- even if it isn't feasible schedule-wise -- is to review when the test is most fresh.


Edit: yeah, I'm thinking about this and can't figure it out :-/ how is your review taking twice as long as the PT? Are you re-checking every single question in the test twice? I'm sorry, I'm legitimately confused and very curious :-/

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:36 pm

xylocarp wrote:
zhenders wrote:
There's this truly awesome thread floating around called "Overheard at the LSAT" -- god, do I ever recommend reading all hundred pages of it.

+1. I expect good stories in that thread from everyone here.



Oh god, I hope so too.

I mean, I'm taking this test in Little Rock, Arkansas -- so SURELY, right?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:41 pm

+1 on the reviewing immediately after a PT. I find that I can better identify and recreate the thought processes that led me to the incorrect answer and figure out how the test writer wants me to approach the question.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:55 pm

Random Number! Get yourself an Avatar so that I can start superimposing your personality upon it! You aren't a real person until you have a bizarre image of some kind to represent your Internet existence.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:12 am

jaylawyer09 wrote:
zhenders wrote:Personally I prefer to review immediately after taking a PT, because for myself, it's important for me to remember what it was I was thinking when I chose a wrong answer choice. Was it a dumb mistake? Was I really torn between 2 answer choices? Did I completely misread something, or not pay close enough attention to the question stem?

It depends on you personally, but for me, immediately reviewing is the only way.


So you review in the same day after taking a pt??

Or do you mean the next day? if you mean that you review the day of the pt, then that whole process probably takes greater than 7 hours. (2.5 hours for pt, and 4/5 hours review)


Honestly I think you should at least review by the next day. I think anything more than a day would be kind of useless, unless you blind review days later and then review. Idk maybe that would be useful.

How are you reviewing? Do you compare with LR/RC explanations?I don't think you should review questions you are solid on. I

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:15 am

jaylawyer09 wrote:
zhenders wrote:Random Number! Get yourself an Avatar so that I can start superimposing your personality upon it! You aren't a real person until you have a bizarre image of some kind to represent your Internet existence.


you changed your avatar, thereby confusing our initial image of you.

anyways, when I review, I go through every question I circled (even though I got it right) and I check it in the Manhattan threads for LR, or take 2/3 minutes trying to figure out the problem. If its a game, I go to 7sage, and if its a rc passage, I also go to the manhattan forums also.

This ends up taking me alot of time. Did your score increase as you took pts and reviewed?



It did, yes -- reviewing probably yielded the largest overall gains for me, even moreso than drilling (except for LG).

re: avatar change -- Yeah, I love me some Worf, but it was time to shake things up.

And RN: Wheatley from Portal. Hell yeah. I shall read all of your posts out loud in a hilariously well-timed British accent.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:25 am

Just did two LR sections

If I can stop screwing up on the last five question I'll go -1 or -2 on test day in LR

LG is perfect just need to get timing down

RC - Let's just say I'm praying there's not a section on art. For some reason I get crazy ADD when it comes to art passages

Whenever I read one that has to do with business I get them all right. maybe the LSAT is trying to tell me something

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby BankruptMe » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:34 am

Redbull opened 30 mins down. About an hour to go.

Only getting about 6 hours of sleep tonight. ugh

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:51 am

Haha, thanks Zhender!



BankruptMe wrote:Redbull opened 30 mins down. About an hour to go.

Only getting about 6 hours of sleep tonight. ugh


Ouch. Are you taking a PT?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:24 am

Took pt 57 today 165

RC: -4
LG: -5
LR: -10

Pretty happy about my score, especially RC. However score might be inflated because I knew Dino's was coming, so I glided through the other three games quickly and saved it for last. Having said that, I did not think Dino's was the nightmare everyone makes it out to be. In fact, the second game gave me more trouble . I hate underfunded, awkward linear games. Also, I'm giving up on LR. I don't think I'll ever join the godlike sub 5 club.



withoutapaddle wrote:Just did two LR sections


RC - Let's just say I'm praying there's not a section on art. For some reason I get crazy ADD when it comes to art passages

Whenever I read one that has to do with business I get them all right. maybe the LSAT is trying to tell me something



As far as art passages go, I used to have the same problem. I drilled a few together and I found that they are usually among the more difficult type. They often require you to conceptualize concepts that are unfamiliar. There is a passage in the 50s or 60s on positive reflective sculpture that I read like three times. It's really hard, but it will make every other passage seem like reading a comic strip. Also, I found the sculpture passage really interesting when I finally understood it. So now I get excited every time I see an art passage, hoping it will live up to my expectations. It never does.

There's science passage that had the same effect on me. It's about physics and it uses the analogy of a riddled basin to explain the theory. Awesome passage! It was a turning point for my RC game.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby unodostres » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:39 am

lol i so gave up my 170 today.

yo lsac, imma kill it.

signed,

123

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby unodostres » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:41 am

zhenders wrote:
unodostres wrote:pt64

167

83
lr -8
rc -8
lg -1

gunnnnnna hit 170's i knnnooooowww itttttt. once my brain starts to click with my rc which it once did, i will be tharrrrrrrr

gunna have a beer. review later. bitch punk rc ugh wasnt even hard


But man, 167 -- tic tic tic! It just keeps bumping up :) I'm sure you'll hit your RC stride before test day, friend :)



thanks friend! still, with my gpa, i want big numbers for big $$$. never settle.

im feeling it. just reviewed. nothing crazy. gunna get that lr to -4 total. new goal. rc -5. lg -0

boom.

the inches are all around us.
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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:41 am

Confession: I feel like i will do a lot better if I get 3 LRs on the feb test, even though lg is my best section. Idky but I've actually really grown to like LR.

*Fingers crossed*
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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby unodostres » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:43 am

Nicolena. wrote:Confession: I feel like i will do a lot better of I get 3 LRs on the feb test, even though lg is my best section. Idky but I've actually really grown to like LR.

*Fingers crossed*



if i get two lgs i will freak. they will probably experiment with a crazy ass lg to throw my game off. i just know it.

give me

lr-rc-lr-lg-rc

second rc exp.

3-lrs with two in the first and one as the last with one of the first two being the exp, im good.

another beer. anyone want one?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:48 am

I'm debating taking another pt tomorrow (tomorrow will be 3 in a row). I still have 64-71 though.

Times running out!!! :shock:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:52 am

Nicolena. wrote:I'm debating taking another pt tomorrow (tomorrow will be 3 in a row). I still have 64-71 though.

Times running out!!! :shock:


I feel the same way - I just finished 57 today and want to do at least a few of the 60s as well as 70 and 71 in order to approximate the current test as closely as possible.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:55 am

random number wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:I'm debating taking another pt tomorrow (tomorrow will be 3 in a row). I still have 64-71 though.

Times running out!!! :shock:


I feel the same way - I just finished 57 today and want to do at least a few of the 60s as well as 70 and 71 in order to approximate the current test as closely as possible.


Do you think there are certain ones in the 60s more essential than others? I haven't seen 68 or 69 more than once and I know 66-67 have some tough lgs. Obviously I'm trying to decide if I should cut out 64-65.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:59 am

Nicolena. wrote:Do you think there are certain ones in the 60s more essential than others? I haven't seen 68 or 69 more than once and I know 66-67 have some tough lgs.


I haven't done any of them yet, so I am curious to know too. Perhaps someone who has taken them a few times will chime in.

If that is the case about the LG in 66/67, I'll definitely make sure to get to those.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:01 am

random number wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:Do you think there are certain ones in the 60s more essential than others? I haven't seen 68 or 69 more than once and I know 66-67 have some tough lgs.


I haven't done any of them yet, so I am curious to know too. Perhaps someone who has taken them a few times will chime in.

If that is the case about the LG in 66/67, I'll definitely make sure to get to those.


It's where they switch to the two page layout. I definitely found one game on each test very challenging. I won't spoil it for you.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:06 am

Nicolena. wrote:
It's where they switch to the two page layout. I definitely found one game on each test very challenging. I won't spoil it for you.


Thanks for the heads up! I have noticed that the newer tests (50 and up) tend to have one really hard game and three easy/moderate ones while the older ones are somewhat more uniform in difficulty. That observation could just be a result of personal game type preference though.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:01 am

Its 2am and Im drilling right now. Anyone drilling with me?? :mrgreen:

#dedication#LSAT#180 :mrgreen:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:21 am

Miracle wrote:Its 2am and Im drilling right now. Anyone drilling with me?? :mrgreen:

#dedication#LSAT#180 :mrgreen:


I can't sleep. I feel like that's what I should be doing.




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