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Re: Drilling LR 1-40 Twice.

Postby thevuch » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:45 pm

i think it can be helpful, but for me i start to recognize questions ive seen before, and sometimes even worse i remember correct answers. and if i cant remember the correct answers recognizing the question messes with my approach. I would either drill something else, and give your mind time to forget the questions. or go back and look at the ones you missed and THOROUGHLY look at your thought process, like ok i looked at the stem and thought this, then i saw the stimulus and was OK this is the conclusion, this is support, this is background, this is counter-support, then about how from there you thought up what to anticipate in the answer choices (the author didnt consider this, the author assumes this, or a necessary assumption would be this (whatever is pertinent to the stem)) and then look at the answer choices, and examine your thought process there, like OK i knew this one was wrong because blank and this one because blank and this one looked kinda right but ultimately it was wrong because blank and i decided this one was right WITHOUT A DOUBT because blank. thats what i would do.

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Re: Drilling LR 1-40 Twice.

Postby d cooper » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:40 pm

It can absolutely be helpful. I studied over the course of a year and a half and took it three times, so I had to use material I had seen before on a regular basis. Obviously you won't learn much if you just answer the question and move on, but it's very helpful to go through the questions (and answer choices) in slow motion and really break them down. Even if you recognize a question and remember the answer, going through the motions and really putting into words what you're doing will go a long way in honing your pattern recognition. (This is why study groups are so helpful.)

Granted, I have never tried repeating the whole set right after going through it initially, like you seem to be considering. Ideally you would give it a month or two. If I were you I would take a few PTs and see what patterns emerge. Most people continue to drill during their whole PT phase as needed, so it's not like you have to make a hard switch and leave drilling behind.

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Re: Drilling LR 1-40 Twice.

Postby meegee » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:09 am

You could also look into re-reading chapters on sections you feel weak on. You don't necessarily have to read all of it, but skim over it while focusing on relevant paragraphs/sections that truly address what your issues are.

I had trouble with matching questions, so I re-read the matching chapters in Manhattan (and skimmed Powerscore) and then made my own "cheat sheet." The process itself helped me to solidify my understanding.

My "cheat sheet" included information for all sections of the LSAT. I would then read it before taking a PT in attempt to address my weak areas. I think it might have helped.

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Re: Drilling LR 1-40 Twice.

Postby Bosh » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:44 am

I am no expert here but I have been following the trend in June 2014 lsat prep and I think since you're this far into drilling, maybe start doing timed sections and reviewing. Just pick out a section in pt 1-40 and do it timed and then blindly review. I think it will help solidify your lsat skills both in accuracy and timing. In the long run when you start doing PT the only thing you will need to work on would be endurance. Good luck man I can see 180 coming your way!

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Re: Drilling LR 1-40 Twice.

Postby Louis1127 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:22 pm

Question for you Jay, and anyone else who has done what Jay said:

Are you going to go back to the physical Cambridge LR packet or buy and print a new bundle? If you are not going to buy a new bundle, do you think that will mess you up at all? Like if on your first time if you underlined the conclusion and support or if you maybe drew a rough diagram of the conditional, would that take away from the benefit you could get, and thus render the process of doing them again useless?

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Re: Drilling LR 1-40 Twice.

Postby alexrodriguez » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:38 pm

Three questions.

1. Did you read Manhattan or any other book before you started drilling all LR 1-40?

2. Did you do these questions timed? If so, in which way? 10 Questions 15 minutes? Explain.

3. If I was to do this starting next week or so- would you offer any recommendations?

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Re: Drilling LR 1-40 Twice.

Postby BFlanagan » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:57 pm

louierodriguez wrote:Three questions.

1. Did you read Manhattan or any other book before you started drilling all LR 1-40?

2. Did you do these questions timed? If so, in which way? 10 Questions 15 minutes? Explain.

3. If I was to do this starting next week or so- would you offer any recommendations?


Read NoodleyOne's retakers guide. It explains (simply enough) how to prep with the cambridge/manhattan set. Time tested.




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