The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby gnomgnomuch » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:17 pm

So, anyone leaning toward Dec, instead of Sept?

I just don't think I can make around a 5 point jump in a month.

Also, anecdotal, but that North/South 6-8-10, 8-10-12 game in PT 48, was that just me, or was the game absolutely incomprehensible?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:51 pm

I hope not. I want this 2 b over with.

But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:52 pm

Took PT36 today (the one I took in 2010 through Kaplan).

178-
S1 LR1: -1
S2 (PT31 LR2 S3): -0 [Experimental 1]
S3 RC: -1
S4 LR2: -1
S5 (PT31 RC S4): -0 [Experimental 2]
S6 LG: -1

Together with yesterday's PT, that also concludes PT31 -

180-
LG: -2
LR1: -1
LR2: -0
RC: -0

Definitely happy with both results. Definitely need to keep drilling to maintain my fundamentals and need to keep working on stamina - by section 5 and especially section 6 I am definitely losing concentration and motivation.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby jewkidontheblock » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:02 pm

Anyone have any RC advice? I've been trying really hard to get my numbers up, but I keep coming in around -5 on every test. Can't pinpoint any one shortcoming. Stressing out a little with test day fast approaching

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:32 pm

gnomgnomuch wrote:So, anyone leaning toward Dec, instead of Sept?

I just don't think I can make around a 5 point jump in a month.

Also, anecdotal, but that North/South 6-8-10, 8-10-12 game in PT 48, was that just me, or was the game absolutely incomprehensible?


yea i screwed that game up but because of my stupid mistakes. the maize passage screwed me harder though.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:42 pm

Has any1 ever used a TDCS machine?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:11 pm

Took PT66 yesterday:

LR exp: -3
RC: -5 (35:00)
LR1: -1 (29:45)
LG: -1 (35:00)
LR2: -3 (32:00)
Scaled: 170

I'm not done blind reviewing PT67 yet, so I don't have a score, but I will say this: I felt slower today. Definitely not as sharp. Will update with conclusions as soon as the results are in.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:13 pm

GreenTee wrote:Sex last night was spectacular. Something about empiricism really revs my engine.


This is the beginning of a great personal statement.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:28 pm

BJS wrote:
GreenTee wrote:Sex last night was spectacular. Something about empiricism really revs my engine.


This is the beginning of a great personal statement.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:30 pm

BillPackets wrote:Has any1 ever used a TDCS machine?


Sup w tryin to found out about alt energy techniques

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:51 pm

BJS -- according to an old LSAT q, "magnanimous behavior" is beneficial for the immune system. So you can add that to the echinacea, fluids, and sleep Rx :)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:56 pm

Does tls count as studying?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:57 pm

bound wrote:Does tls count as studying?


Consensus is yes

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby chimera » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:58 pm

PT56 - 169
LG: -0
LR1: -2
LR2: -3
RC: -7 :mrgreen:

At long last I'm finally more accurate and consistent with LR. Very stoked. The comparative passage crushed me though; I went -4 on that one alone. I think it was a combination of the time running out, and still getting used to the comparative passages in general. Definitely going to be reviewing and redoing that passage asap. The games were pretty straight forward but over the last few PTs I keep miss-reading a rule and end up wasting time fixing it. Still need some improvement but this was my best score yet and so now I'm going to review & relax. cheers all

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby gnomgnomuch » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:05 pm

On the verge of flipping out.

Just did LR and RC one after the other. 21/26 on LR and 22/27 on RC. Of the 5 wrong on LR, 3 I had narrowed down to the correct answer, and chose incorrectly, and of the 5 wrong I had on RC ALL DAMN 5 OF THEM were narrowed down, and I chose wrong.

Like COME ON that's 8 points I could have picked up. EIGHT. This is seriously depressing.

Where the hell am I going wrong!?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:13 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Okay, just went -0 on an old LG section, now on to 15 LR, and then test. Then shopping if I do well. Because, treats.



Where is your go to shop stop?


I do need grocery shopping, but I actually was going to go browse shoes. I didn't do well, so maybe I should make grocery shopping my punishment.

PT 55
LR1: -3
LR Experimental.: -3
RC: -6 WTFFDUIHRHRB. This is my best section. I am so angry at myself. I ran out of time, but it doesn't matter. I am soooo mad. I want to light a bonfire, throw this stupid facking test into it, then drink whiskey until it's dark while having someone Marlboro cowboy play the harmonica blues on a log next to me. Crackle, crackle, cicada, sadness.
LR2: -3
LG: -2

I've been consistently at -2 for each section, so, this is definitely a step backward. I'm going to have to double my studying.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:16 pm

BJS wrote:Took PT36 today (the one I took in 2010 through Kaplan).

178-
S1 LR1: -1
S2 (PT31 LR2 S3): -0 [Experimental 1]
S3 RC: -1
S4 LR2: -1
S5 (PT31 RC S4): -0 [Experimental 2]
S6 LG: -1

Together with yesterday's PT, that also concludes PT31 -

180-
LG: -2
LR1: -1
LR2: -0
RC: -0

Definitely happy with both results. Definitely need to keep drilling to maintain my fundamentals and need to keep working on stamina - by section 5 and especially section 6 I am definitely losing concentration and motivation.


Please give this to me. I am a good person with a kind heart, and I deserve this score. As a lawyer, I will probably help do something important in some national capacity at some point in time. The world needs harmony. I deserve this score in advance, not the least because it ensures that I can do that important thing for the good of our great nation.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:17 pm

HI GUYS.

Remember last week when I was like "OK time to start drilling LG again." Well I promptly went ahead and didn't do that at all and UGHHH I really should have.

PT 64
EXP (pt 21, LG) -1
LR1 -0
LG -3 :roll:
LR2 -3
RC -1

175, so yayy... but that felt fucking awful. I got to game 3 and my brain was just like STAHHP NO MORE LG PLZ.

Though I'm fairly happy with -1 RC. Was super happy about the Dostoyevsky passage because I'm his #1 fan, and since it was the last passage, it was nice to have something I actually cared about to take me through to the end of the test.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:21 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Okay, just went -0 on an old LG section, now on to 15 LR, and then test. Then shopping if I do well. Because, treats.



Where is your go to shop stop?


I do need grocery shopping, but I actually was going to go browse shoes. I didn't do well, so maybe I should make grocery shopping my punishment.

PT 55
LR1: -3
LR Experimental.: -3
RC: -6 WTFFDUIHRHRB. This is my best section. I am so angry at myself. I ran out of time, but it doesn't matter. I am soooo mad. I want to light a bonfire, throw this stupid facking test into it, then drink whiskey until it's dark while having someone Marlboro cowboy play the harmonica blues on a log next to me. Crackle, crackle, cicada, sadness.
LR2: -3
LG: -2

I've been consistently at -2 for each section, so, this is definitely a step backward. I'm going to have to double my studying.



You deserve some new stilettos

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:23 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:You deserve some new stilettos

Don't we all.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby P.J.Fry » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:29 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Okay, just went -0 on an old LG section, now on to 15 LR, and then test. Then shopping if I do well. Because, treats.



Where is your go to shop stop?


I do need grocery shopping, but I actually was going to go browse shoes. I didn't do well, so maybe I should make grocery shopping my punishment.

PT 55
LR1: -3
LR Experimental.: -3
RC: -6 WTFFDUIHRHRB. This is my best section. I am so angry at myself. I ran out of time, but it doesn't matter. I am soooo mad. I want to light a bonfire, throw this stupid facking test into it, then drink whiskey until it's dark while having someone Marlboro cowboy play the harmonica blues on a log next to me. Crackle, crackle, cicada, sadness.
LR2: -3
LG: -2

I've been consistently at -2 for each section, so, this is definitely a step backward. I'm going to have to double my studying.


I wrote that one yesterday and went -4 on RC which had also typically been a strong section for me. That talk-story passage was just so damn boring that I couldn't absorb any of it.

Also, I feel I have legitimate beef with Q2 in the law passage. That really seems pretty unfair to ask, as I feel it goes far beyond an inference and asks you to broadly speculate. You could reasonably pick any one of those 5 answer choices and defend it by writing a hypothetical paragraph. I don't feel the correct answer choice was really supported anywhere in the passage. Or maybe I missed something?

About to start PT56

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:34 pm

I just checked - it was a while ago, but I went -6 on PT 55 RC too. Fuck that.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:35 pm

P.J.Fry wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Okay, just went -0 on an old LG section, now on to 15 LR, and then test. Then shopping if I do well. Because, treats.



Where is your go to shop stop?


I do need grocery shopping, but I actually was going to go browse shoes. I didn't do well, so maybe I should make grocery shopping my punishment.

PT 55
LR1: -3
LR Experimental.: -3
RC: -6 WTFFDUIHRHRB. This is my best section. I am so angry at myself. I ran out of time, but it doesn't matter. I am soooo mad. I want to light a bonfire, throw this stupid facking test into it, then drink whiskey until it's dark while having someone Marlboro cowboy play the harmonica blues on a log next to me. Crackle, crackle, cicada, sadness.
LR2: -3
LG: -2

I've been consistently at -2 for each section, so, this is definitely a step backward. I'm going to have to double my studying.


I wrote that one yesterday and went -4 on RC which had also typically been a strong section for me. That talk-story passage was just so damn boring that I couldn't absorb any of it.

Also, I feel I have legitimate beef with Q2 in the law passage. That really seems pretty unfair to ask, as I feel it goes far beyond an inference and asks you to broadly speculate. You could reasonably pick any one of those 5 answer choices and defend it by writing a hypothetical paragraph. I don't feel the correct answer choice was really supported anywhere in the passage. Or maybe I missed something?

About to start PT56


I loved the "talk-story'! I studied Kingston, so I spent an inordinately long time reading the passage out of sheer interest. Familiarity a detriment.

I haven't reviewed yet... I'll get back to you if I see something specific about that question.

Good luck! Hoping better for you!!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:39 pm

smccgrey wrote:I just checked - it was a while ago, but I went -6 on PT 55 RC too. Fuck that.


OMG, get out. I feel so much better. I always mentally compare myself to you (how creepy) when I do poorly on RC.

I'm going to let that stupid section sit for a little while, and then re-take it from start to finish, untimed.


Also,

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:You deserve some new stilettos

Don't we all.


QFT.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:42 pm

gnomgnomuch wrote:On the verge of flipping out.

Just did LR and RC one after the other. 21/26 on LR and 22/27 on RC. Of the 5 wrong on LR, 3 I had narrowed down to the correct answer, and chose incorrectly, and of the 5 wrong I had on RC ALL DAMN 5 OF THEM were narrowed down, and I chose wrong.

Like COME ON that's 8 points I could have picked up. EIGHT. This is seriously depressing.

Where the hell am I going wrong!?


There are probably some questions that you narrowed down to two and picked the right answer, but you aren't focusing on the questions you got right so your perception is skewed. Or you might be narrowing it down to the answer choice that *sounds* good and TCR. If so, you might not be reading carefully enough. Oftentimes, the answer that sounds the best is one that plays on a superficial reading or misread of the passage or stimulus.




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