The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby vracovino » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:50 pm

Toby Ziegler wrote:Using my 300th post to say I need to step the study game up.

"Took" PT A from the Superprep and rage quit during the LG section.
I was -7 on the first LR
and -6 on RC

I haven't finished all of the LR sections from Cambridge and I still need to study grouping games and RC. Feeling discouraged AF. Work has had me working overtime and when I get home I spend time with my wife and kids then have no energy to study. Gave my work an ultimatum today and they're backing my schedule off starting Thursday. I'll put 2 hours in today and tomorrow then back to 5 hour study days from Thursday til game day.

ETA: The questions I missed on LR were types I haven't studied yet. So there is a small glimmer of hope in this experience.


That's quite an encouraging glimmer of hope if you ask me!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:53 pm

Okay guys, we have 7 people that are gonna split 7sage. That's enough for now... great job and I'll be in touch with all of you later tonight!!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Toby Ziegler » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:58 pm

vracovino wrote:
Toby Ziegler wrote:Using my 300th post to say I need to step the study game up.

"Took" PT A from the Superprep and rage quit during the LG section.
I was -7 on the first LR
and -6 on RC

I haven't finished all of the LR sections from Cambridge and I still need to study grouping games and RC. Feeling discouraged AF. Work has had me working overtime and when I get home I spend time with my wife and kids then have no energy to study. Gave my work an ultimatum today and they're backing my schedule off starting Thursday. I'll put 2 hours in today and tomorrow then back to 5 hour study days from Thursday til game day.

ETA: The questions I missed on LR were types I haven't studied yet. So there is a small glimmer of hope in this experience.


That's quite an encouraging glimmer of hope if you ask me!

Thanks, vracovino. I just want to get into PT'ing so I can begin to asses precisely where I need to go. Hopefully by next week I will be there.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby boris09 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:01 pm

For those who have been drilling or have already finished, how would you say you know that you're improving? I would assume that by supplementing the questions with the mlsat explanations then you can understand the structure and reasoning behind the answers (right or wrong). But, does that in itself improve you?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Oskosh » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:10 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:guys we got 3 people (probably 4 but im waiting for response) for 7sage so far... hopefully 2 more join by the end of the day. pm me

What are you trying to do??

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:30 pm

Oskosh wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:guys we got 3 people (probably 4 but im waiting for response) for 7sage so far... hopefully 2 more join by the end of the day. pm me

What are you trying to do??

we're splitting for 7sage membership

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:26 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Okay guys, we have 7 people that are gonna split 7sage. That's enough for now... great job and I'll be in touch with all of you later tonight!!


Why do I feel like 7sage isn't going to be DTF with your plan to let multiple people piggyback on one account?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:30 pm

rebexness wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:Okay guys, we have 7 people that are gonna split 7sage. That's enough for now... great job and I'll be in touch with all of you later tonight!!


Why do I feel like 7sage isn't going to be DTF with your plan to let multiple people piggyback on one account?


lol DTF

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:56 pm

smccgrey wrote:
rebexness wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:Okay guys, we have 7 people that are gonna split 7sage. That's enough for now... great job and I'll be in touch with all of you later tonight!!


Why do I feel like 7sage isn't going to be DTF with your plan to let multiple people piggyback on one account?


lol DTF


Lol what a great use of that phrase

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby cavalier2015 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:09 pm

So I followed y'alls advice and took my PT timed ASAP (with a count up) to see where I was about 2 months out. The results were shocking:

PT50
LG: -1 (went 3 mins over)
LR: -4 (went 1min over on one section, and 2:30over on the other)
RC: -1 (went 1:54 over)
Scaled score: 175

Feel good, but I now see why timing is important and hopefully within the next 22 PTs left, I can ace that. According to 7sage breakdown, my biggest problems with LR is with flaws so I will brush up on that tomorrow morning.

I think the biggest thing I do that is hurting my score is that I confirm my right answers AS well as the wrong answers for questions 1-15 to make sure i get them right and in doing so i'm taking away precious seconds I could use on the later questions. i'm going to have to learn to trust my gut after eliminating answer choices and just quickly reading over the one left to make sure it makes sense.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Chris McCandless » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:01 pm

I got a 165 last cycle and decided to retake this September, partly due to TLS wisdom. I'm a longtime lurker and these LSAT resources and discussions have been really invaluable in my studying this summer. I'm averaging a 171 and my LR is always my downfall (averaging -3.5 per section). I drilled PT28 S1 tonight and got -4 - all but one on questions I identifed as iffy. I'm working through the Manhattan LSAT book - what are the other best ways to drill fundamental skills?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:37 pm

rebexness wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:Okay guys, we have 7 people that are gonna split 7sage. That's enough for now... great job and I'll be in touch with all of you later tonight!!


Why do I feel like 7sage isn't going to be DTF with your plan to let multiple people piggyback on one account?

We dont know. Guess we'll find out. I've heard about a group doing it in the past though so its worth a shot.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:42 pm

Currently playing whack a mole with my sections in the low 160s. I go -0 on games, I bomb LR. I do good (for me) on LR, I botch a game or get owned by an RC passage (although I just did the maize passage and good god that shit was hard).

Hoping to break free of low 160s soon!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby lsatkillah » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:59 pm

PT 57

LG: -3 (including unfinished: 2)
LR: -2, -3
RC: -3

Scaled: 170

It's gonna be a vertical climb from here...

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby lsatkillah » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:01 pm

@kbrizz

You got me to listen to that album again. Forgot how good it is...esp. Gorgeous and Blame Game <3

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Oskosh » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:33 pm

Stupid female/male lizards & snakes game. I'm going to try it tomorrow when I'm more rested. I can't believe I just went ahead and tried doing it without attempting to draw any inferences/set up hypotheticals lol.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:08 am

I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:13 am

HRomanus wrote:I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.


+1

It was so easy for me to just panic about Parallel reasoning on Sunday and buy their packets online right away and print them out. All for less than $10, in less than 10 minutes.

Although, to their credit, as business models go, it's kind of brilliant.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:41 am

smccgrey wrote:
HRomanus wrote:I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.


+1

It was so easy for me to just panic about Parallel reasoning on Sunday and buy their packets online right away and print them out. All for less than $10, in less than 10 minutes.

Although, to their credit, as business models go, it's kind of brilliant.


It doesn't seem like you need any help. You are testing pretty high.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:45 am

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
HRomanus wrote:I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.


+1

It was so easy for me to just panic about Parallel reasoning on Sunday and buy their packets online right away and print them out. All for less than $10, in less than 10 minutes.

Although, to their credit, as business models go, it's kind of brilliant.


It doesn't seem like you need any help. You are testing pretty high.


Getting a higher LSAT is always a good thing (aside from YP), especially for a splitter like smccgrey.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:55 am

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
HRomanus wrote:I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.


+1

It was so easy for me to just panic about Parallel reasoning on Sunday and buy their packets online right away and print them out. All for less than $10, in less than 10 minutes.

Although, to their credit, as business models go, it's kind of brilliant.


It doesn't seem like you need any help. You are testing pretty high.


Lol I think that's the point - you might not need it, but they make it soooo easy.

In all seriousness though, I tend to look at parallel reasoning and roll my eyes and go with gut instinct, and that's a terrible strategy.

For me though, I have basically nothing going for me except a potentially high LSAT score, so I might as well buy drilling material.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:56 am

smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
HRomanus wrote:I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.


+1

It was so easy for me to just panic about Parallel reasoning on Sunday and buy their packets online right away and print them out. All for less than $10, in less than 10 minutes.

Although, to their credit, as business models go, it's kind of brilliant.


It doesn't seem like you need any help. You are testing pretty high.


Lol I think that's the point - you might not need it, but they make it soooo easy.

In all seriousness though, I tend to look at parallel reasoning and roll my eyes and go with gut instinct, and that's a terrible strategy.

For me though, I have basically nothing going for me except a potentially high LSAT score, so I might as well buy drilling material.


Oh stop it. You make it sound like your GPA is 2.0

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:04 am

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Oh stop it. You make it sound like your GPA is 2.0


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