The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Toby Ziegler » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:59 pm

Just did preptest B from the superprep. The RC kicked me right in the face. LR was decent -- a few areas I need to finish drilling, and all of the missed questions were from types I haven't drilled yet.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby boris09 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:07 pm

kbrizz wrote:Lost my motivation and took a week off. Now I'm moving this week but still hoping to get back on the wagon. I've noticed there is a direct correlation between checkin gm this forum and my motivation. So I've resolved to check the forum everyday haha.


I feel the same way. I'm just hoping that everyone mentioning how them taking a break has helped them, will help me as well. I just find it so hard to take a break when tls is so motivating and i have yet to take a full timed PT :(

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby kbrizz » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:14 pm

boris09 wrote:
kbrizz wrote:Lost my motivation and took a week off. Now I'm moving this week but still hoping to get back on the wagon. I've noticed there is a direct correlation between checkin gm this forum and my motivation. So I've resolved to check the forum everyday haha.


I feel the same way. I'm just hoping that everyone mentioning how them taking a break has helped them, will help me as well. I just find it so hard to take a break when tls is so motivating and i have yet to take a full timed PT :(



Have you taken a break though? For me, breaks just cause massive anxiety - but that didn't stop me from taking a week off. :roll:

I also have not yet taken a fully timed PT - I need to soon, probably will this week. TLS being motivating is a really good thing for me. I need it to reach my goals, I feel like.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby kbrizz » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:47 pm

Is the logical reasoning bundle from Cambridge worth it?

I mean $40 for the grouped LG wasn't bad but at $80, I'm just like damn.... Makes sense because there's so much more material. It's an investment right?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:53 pm

I mean, I think it is. I bought the full set though. For $325 I got every pt, and all the LG LR N RC grouped by type for pt 1-39. I never really drilled when I took it the first time in December 2011. Then after drilling for a month I scored 4 points higher on my first PT then I did on my actual exam so I'm of the type that thinks drilling is probably the best thing you can do with your prep.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:21 pm

I may have missed this earlier, but, are most of you studying one section type per day, or do you spend an entire week on each?

Up until maybe last week, I was spending a week or more focused on one particular area, with very little practice of the others, but I've now gotten to the point where I'm concerned that may be unproductive. I've re-read the Trainer. I've finished Manhattan RC. I was thinking to use early PTs so that I do a few sections of RC one day, a few of LR the next, then LG, but I'm wondering if that's the wrong approach. Maybe I should re-read Manhattan LR, too?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hillz » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:23 pm

kbrizz wrote:Is the logical reasoning bundle from Cambridge worth it?

I mean $40 for the grouped LG wasn't bad but at $80, I'm just like damn.... Makes sense because there's so much more material. It's an investment right?


I think it's worth it. Like everything you could ever want...I doubt I'll get through 2/3 of them before my Sept retake. I wish I had them the first go around.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hillz » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:25 pm

sfoglia wrote:I may have missed this earlier, but, are most of you studying one section type per day, or do you spend an entire week on each?

Up until maybe last week, I was spending a week or more focused on one particular area, with very little practice of the others, but I've now gotten to the point where I'm concerned that may be unproductive. I've re-read the Trainer. I've finished Manhattan RC. I was thinking to use early PTs so that I do a few sections of RC one day, a few of LR the next, then LG, but I'm wondering if that's the wrong approach. Maybe I should re-read Manhattan LR, too?


I've been mixing it up. Today, for example, I did some LR drilling and then a few LG. I don't think it matters too much as long as you stay relatively active with each of the sections so you don't risk missing and having to rebuild knowledge.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:56 pm

Remember when TLS LSAT study group legend Jaylawyer said his avatar represented his attitude towards this test? Now I can say the same thing with this picture of my cat's face as she was slapping the dog.

Still on break. Will end break Friday with PT 50 untimed.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby boris09 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:14 pm

kbrizz wrote:
boris09 wrote:
kbrizz wrote:Lost my motivation and took a week off. Now I'm moving this week but still hoping to get back on the wagon. I've noticed there is a direct correlation between checkin gm this forum and my motivation. So I've resolved to check the forum everyday haha.


I feel the same way. I'm just hoping that everyone mentioning how them taking a break has helped them, will help me as well. I just find it so hard to take a break when tls is so motivating and i have yet to take a full timed PT :(



Have you taken a break though? For me, breaks just cause massive anxiety - but that didn't stop me from taking a week off. :roll:

I also have not yet taken a fully timed PT - I need to soon, probably will this week. TLS being motivating is a really good thing for me. I need it to reach my goals, I feel like.


yeah...currently on the third day of one. One of my best friends came back from working in the states and I used him being here as an excuse to avoid work. Gotta admit, taking breaks from the LSAT is the best and worst feeling at the same time. I totally relate to you on the anxiety front, it's killing me

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby longhorn65 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:18 am

mornincounselor wrote:Ideally I would like to do and review all the RC from 30-35 today. Let's see how it goes.

WOW that would be nice. Are you devoted to LSAT all day or do you work and so on?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:37 am

mornincounselor wrote:
luke65 wrote:
mornincounselor wrote:Ideally I would like to do and review all the RC from 30-35 today. Let's see how it goes.

WOW that would be nice. Are you devoted to LSAT all day or do you work and so on?


At work currently. But it's a nice relaxing paralegal job and everyone understands my LSAT is coming up. When a task comes up I just pause the timer and return afterwards.


Jealous! I remember you mentioning that you went through a PT, marking up your process for answering each individual LR question. Did that help? Is this something you'd recommend?

Starting re-reading Manhattan LR this morning, per my post yesterday. It's boring. But, I figure, I'll only be solidifying everything I do already know, and maybe brushing up on a few skills that I haven't managed to integrate into my answer selection process on the PTs. Here's hoping!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:54 am

luke65 wrote:
mornincounselor wrote:Ideally I would like to do and review all the RC from 30-35 today. Let's see how it goes.

WOW that would be nice. Are you devoted to LSAT all day or do you work and so on?


How do you review RC?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby jmjm » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:14 pm

mornincounselor wrote:One thing I've found very helpful, when between two choices, is beginning a post articulating what specifically about each choice made me think it was credited. By the time I have typed my entire thought process out I find that often I will have resolved my own uncertainty and I don't have to end up submitting the post at all.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby valen » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:40 pm

How come this forum has been so quiet these past few days? Is everyone too busy studying? :)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby longhorn65 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:49 pm

mornincounselor wrote:
luke65 wrote:
mornincounselor wrote:Ideally I would like to do and review all the RC from 30-35 today. Let's see how it goes.

WOW that would be nice. Are you devoted to LSAT all day or do you work and so on?


At work currently. But it's a nice relaxing paralegal job and everyone understands my LSAT is coming up. When a task comes up I just pause the timer and return afterwards.

Ha. That's how mine is but its a little more hectic then I can bare to study through. Maybe it will pay off.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:51 pm

For some weird reason, I suddenly got very very motivated today. :D

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby longhorn65 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:54 pm

bound wrote:For some weird reason, I suddenly got very very motivated today. :D

Hopefully I can "get very VERY motivated" today

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:05 pm

luke65 wrote:
bound wrote:For some weird reason, I suddenly got very very motivated today. :D

Hopefully I can "get very VERY motivated" today


Well, if it helps, I started thinking about how much I miss being in an academic setting and how I miss learning. It motivated me to get this studying going and get apps rolling!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby jmjm » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:13 pm

bound wrote:
luke65 wrote:
bound wrote:For some weird reason, I suddenly got very very motivated today. :D

Hopefully I can "get very VERY motivated" today


Well, if it helps, I started thinking about how much I miss being in an academic setting and how I miss learning. It motivated me to get this studying going and get apps rolling!


that's pretty much what motivates me atm. being in workforce for a long time has made me appreciate the academic environment even more.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:15 pm

jmjm wrote:
bound wrote:
luke65 wrote:
bound wrote:For some weird reason, I suddenly got very very motivated today. :D

Hopefully I can "get very VERY motivated" today


Well, if it helps, I started thinking about how much I miss being in an academic setting and how I miss learning. It motivated me to get this studying going and get apps rolling!


that's pretty much what motivates me atm. being in workforce for a long time has made me appreciate the academic environment even more.


Sometimes I wonder if thats the reason why some schools prefer some working experience.




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