The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:04 pm

KAYCEE wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:
KAYCEE wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Just to follow up- you aren't doomed bc of your score
But it does take dedicated time to increase 15+ points



If I study 2-3 hours per day from now until September test, you think that will be good? How much time usually equates to a 160?


Time doesnt equate to increase at all.

I'm sorry, but I highly highly doubt you will raise 15 points in a month. Maybe like 5-8. Definitely not for 2-3 hours a day. That's sorta normal around here. Lately, I've been studying 8-9 hours a day, and I think I may have increased my score 2 points in the past couple weeks. How you work is important, but you can't just say "well if I put in 500 hours I'll make a 180" otherwise everyone would do it.


Thanks for all the replies everyone. I actually do just abosolutely NEED an 8 point increase. I'm just shooting for the 15+ for $.



Wait until December. Seriously. Start studying now and wait until December. Your future will thank you for it.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:05 pm

BillPackets wrote:
BillPackets wrote: wtf dude


KAYCEE wrote: Oh, and I'm a girl.


girls are dudes too.


Kaycee don't mind bill he's notorious for being misogynistic prejudiced a-wad

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:09 pm

bound wrote:
KAYCEE wrote:Thanks for all the replies everyone. I actually do just abosolutely NEED an 8 point increase. I'm just shooting for the 15+ for $.



Wait until December. Seriously. Start studying now and wait until December. Your future will thank you for it.


TITCR. Think about the tens of thousands of dollars that you won't have to pay back if you slowly but consistently make improvements over the next four months. It's a much better bet than cramming for a month and hoping for the best!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Superstaranonymous » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:42 pm

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby rwe13 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:48 pm

Superstaranonymous wrote:So I've recently experienced a revelation in my studies but am still in dire need of advice

RC has been by far the bane of my LSAT experience.

I decided to throw caution to the wind about 2 weeks ago and just speed through my initial read. Instead of a bunch of underlining, boxing and writing in the margins I elected to just underline the conclusion statements, then bracket and arrow the supporting evidence to them.

By doing this and just skipping the really lengthy questions, I've gone from averaging between -8 and -10 to -4 to -6 on my RC sections.

If I can consistently stay under -2 LG, I've got a real shot of finally averaging in the mid to high 160s (though I've set the bar for myself a bit higher)

Does anyone have any relevant advice on RC so I can get as close to -0 as possible? I'm focusing on getting my initial read under 2m 30s by drilling, which would give me about an extra minute per passage, but there is still the problem of tackling the lengthy problems without losing too much time. Any advice would be appreciated.


Love the homage to Bird... I definitely agree with your strategy. As soon as I stopped marking up RC and just read it, quickly, straight through, I went from -5, -7 to -2, -1.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:49 pm

Superstaranonymous wrote:So I've recently experienced a revelation in my studies but am still in dire need of advice

RC has been by far the bane of my LSAT experience.

I decided to throw caution to the wind about 2 weeks ago and just speed through my initial read. Instead of a bunch of underlining, boxing and writing in the margins I elected to just underline the conclusion statements, then bracket and arrow the supporting evidence to them.

By doing this and just skipping the really lengthy questions, I've gone from averaging between -8 and -10 to -4 to -6 on my RC sections.

If I can consistently stay under -2 LG, I've got a real shot of finally averaging in the mid to high 160s (though I've set the bar for myself a bit higher)

Does anyone have any relevant advice on RC so I can get as close to -0 as possible? I'm focusing on getting my initial read under 2m 30s by drilling, which would give me about an extra minute per passage, but there is still the problem of tackling the lengthy problems without losing too much time. Any advice would be appreciated.


Just gotta read for structure.

More importantly, love the tar. Larry Bird circa 1976.

Edit: scooped re: bird

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby vracovino » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:16 pm

So I've posted this here recently but my PTs are all over the place! My high is a 169, my low a 160. I average lower 160s.

I have a 3.9+ GPA so I'm shooting for the best I can do. I'm also just starting classes now- 15 credit hours- and its not an insufferable amount of work but it s another distraction. Should I sit for September or postpone? What do you guys think?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:17 pm

vracovino wrote:So I've posted this here recently but my PTs are all over the place! My high is a 169, my low a 160. I average lower 160s.

I have a 3.9+ GPA so I'm shooting for the best I can do. I'm also just starting classes now- 15 credit hours- and its not an insufferable amount of work but it s another distraction. Should I sit for September or postpone? What do you guys think?


You typically score lower than your PT average in the real test, so consider that. If you want a high 160s, don't take when your average is low 160s.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Superstaranonymous » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:28 pm

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby pdt1765 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:32 pm

Has anyone done the LR problem about earth 19th century houses with wide and narrow floorboards? Can anyone explain the answer to that one? I did it in the Princeton Review book 301 page 223. Thanks for the help

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:35 pm

pdt1765 wrote:Has anyone done the LR problem about earth 19th century houses with wide and narrow floorboards? Can anyone explain the answer to that one? I did it in the Princeton Review book 301 page 223. Thanks for the help


Does it say the pt it's from and question number ? I remember the problem but don't remember where to find it

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby pdt1765 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:37 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
pdt1765 wrote:Has anyone done the LR problem about earth 19th century houses with wide and narrow floorboards? Can anyone explain the answer to that one? I did it in the Princeton Review book 301 page 223. Thanks for the help


Does it say the pt it's from and question number ? I remember the problem but don't remember where to find it


PT40-S3-Q2

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:43 pm

Superstaranonymous wrote:
rwe13 wrote:Love the homage to Bird... I definitely agree with your strategy. As soon as I stopped marking up RC and just read it, quickly, straight through, I went from -5, -7 to -2, -1.


Thanks, Bird was the man.

So are you suggesting that I should I aim to cease all marking? I'm just really hesitant to do so since pointing out the conclusions has helped me frequently avoid tricky wrong answer choices and kind of serves as a subject marker for a quick read



FWIW, I used to not mark up passages at all with a range of results (-6 to -1) and when I started marking (boxes around names, underlining relevant points) my RC was more consistently -1 or -2. My thoughts start to wander if I don't underline shit. But that's all I use it for - maintaining attention.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:54 pm

Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:54 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success

Yale, duh.

Just kidding. GULC. Gimme dat law center.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:57 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success

Yale, duh.

Just kidding. GULC. Gimme dat law center.


Lol

A law center is a whole new level of prestige, right

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:02 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success

Yale, duh.

Just kidding. GULC. Gimme dat law center.


Lol

A law center is a whole new level of prestige, right


I think you mean preftige.

But seriously though I would really, really like to go Georgetown, preferably with some money to sweeten the deal.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:10 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success


midwestern t3 CMN, or any t14. preferable one of CMN, VD on the periphery, Vandy in the mix too.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:17 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success

Yale, duh.

Just kidding. GULC. Gimme dat law center.


Lol

A law center is a whole new level of prestige, right


I think you mean preftige.

But seriously though I would really, really like to go Georgetown, preferably with some money to sweeten the deal.


$$ is always sweet. Y not other t14s, your PTs are so high ?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:18 pm

BillPackets wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success


midwestern t3 CMN, or any t14. preferable one of CMN, VD on the periphery, Vandy in the mix too.


U finna berk?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:19 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success


Average PT makes me competitive in T14, but I really want to stay in my region.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:21 pm

HRomanus wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success


Duke is my target, but my average PT (173.8) makes me competitive for everything but Yale and Stanford (excluding YPs). So if that happens, I'd gun largely for the best COA. But the specifics are something I'll debate once I get my score back. I'll definitely be posting in the "Choosing" subtopic here when the time comes.


GPA? 173 with 3.8x+ makes comp 4 stAnford

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
HRomanus wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success


Duke is my target, but my average PT (173.8) makes me competitive for everything but Yale and Stanford (excluding YPs). So if that happens, I'd gun largely for the best COA. But the specifics are something I'll debate once I get my score back. I'll definitely be posting in the "Choosing" subtopic here when the time comes.


GPA? 173 with 3.8x+ makes comp 4 stAnford


I plugged it into mylsn.info and it spit out a 53% chance. In any case, I'm staying on the East Coast.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:22 pm

UT with good $ is the goal.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Toby Ziegler » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Wut schools r y'all gunnin for if September is a success

I will qualify for max need-based aid, so Stanford is my top school, but seeing as HLS has relatively predictable admissions process I am really gunning for a 173. Outside of HYS I think UVa is on top of the list. Will retake anything lower than a 171. I don't ever think about Yale. I will just apply and see what the black box spits out.




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