The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:06 am

mornincounselor wrote:Technically, I'm on break so I can't discuss the test with other test takers. But, I'm going to assume no one else is under going the horror of PT 62 right now. WTF was with that LG section. The first LR was no piece of cake either.


There is pretty widespread agreement in the June thread that 62 is the worst.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby chimera » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:11 am

hereisonehand wrote:62 is the worst.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:15 am

chimera wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:62 is the worst.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:16 am

What PT should I take today?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:18 am

bound wrote:What PT should I take today?

Not 62

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:23 am

smccgrey wrote:
bound wrote:What PT should I take today?

Not 62

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:39 am

smccgrey wrote:
bound wrote:What PT should I take today?

Not 62



Yes, taking suggestions on PT's that do not involve 62, mauve dinosaurs, zones, or mirrors.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby MadwomanintheAttic » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:40 am

I took PT 72 yesterday. I'm definitely revisiting it before test day. I started taking it timed and then the library closed on me. (That's right ppl, I'm shutting libraries down! ) RC is usually my best section, but I went -11 on it for this test. LG completed screwed me, especially the first game—which I feel is never a good sign. The only thing that went well was the first LR section after that it was downhill. A part of me feels ready for September and the other is just like wtf are you thinking you couldn't successfully do the most recently administered LSAT successfully. Hopefully, today with PT 70 will be a little bit of a confidence booster. PT 72 just has me feeling completely off. Here to 70!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:23 am

hereisonehand wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
bound wrote:What PT should I take today?

Not 62


:lol:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:23 am

bound wrote:What PT should I take today?


I'm taking 60

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:38 am

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
bound wrote:What PT should I take today?

Not 62


:lol:


I just took 59

-0 -1 on LR
-3 LG -5 RC

This RC beat me up and then spat on me :'[

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:12 pm

Finished a 5-section PT66

171-
S1 (PT52 S3 LR2): -4 [Experimental]
S2 RC: -3
S3 LR1: -3
S4 LG: -1
S5 LR2: -2

This ties my worst PT scores (171 in PT56 and PT58 over a month ago).

Ughhhhh. I definitely should've just focused on drilling today. After two six-section PTs this weekend, I felt intellectually exhausted and I drifted passively through most of the test. I basically feel like shit about this entire test. I'm going to take a long break this afternoon and review this PT this evening. What a let-down.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:16 pm

Annnndddd, same score as yesterday. Warmed up with a brand new beautiful LG section, -0, then went -5 on my PT.

This is how I feel about PT 52:
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:21 pm

BJS wrote:Finished a 5-section PT66

171-
S1 (PT52 S3 LR2): -4 [Experimental]
S2 RC: -3
S3 LR1: -3
S4 LG: -1
S5 LR2: -2

This ties my worst PT scores (171 in PT56 and PT58 over a month ago).

Ughhhhh. I definitely should've just focused on drilling today. After two six-section PTs this weekend, I felt intellectually exhausted and I drifted passively through most of the test. I basically feel like shit about this entire test. I'm going to take a long break this afternoon and review this PT this evening. What a let-down.


I wish i was you

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby rwe13 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:30 pm

-4 through the first 97 questions... -3 through the final 4. Suuuuuucks

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:57 pm

Where's Toby at? He was supposed to be having an LSAT bender this weekend

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby TX_UH » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:02 pm

Took PT 57 yesterday. I started the third game in section 1, read "seven toy dinosaurs" and thought...'Wait. Is this the infamous dino game?' Then I read "mauve"...and knew that it was :?. The rest of the test was down hill from there. Ended up with a 159 :evil:

LG: -6
LR1: -8
LR2: -6
RC: -7

The frustration from the dino game distracted me during the next section, which in turn frustrated me during the next section. Looks like I need to work on recovering during a test.

Blind review showed how badly the domino effect influenced my judgement:

After BR: 177
LG: -0
LR1: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -0

...aaaaaaand back to work!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:06 pm

TX_UH wrote:Took PT 57 yesterday. I started the third game in section 1, read "seven toy dinosaurs" and thought...'Wait. Is this the infamous dino game?' Then I read "mauve"...and knew that it was :?. The rest of the test was down hill from there. Ended up with a 159 :evil:

LG: -6
LR1: -8
LR2: -6
RC: -7

The frustration from the dino game distracted me during the next section, which in turn frustrated me during the next section. Looks like I need to work on recovering during a test.

Blind review showed how badly the domino effect influenced my judgement:

After BR: 177
LG: -0
LR1: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -0

...aaaaaaand back to work!


guys whats so hard about the dino game? please don't spoiler it for me though, I've yet to write it. I just want an idea of how to drill to best prepare for these infamous hard LG's

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:20 pm

flash21 wrote:
TX_UH wrote:Took PT 57 yesterday. I started the third game in section 1, read "seven toy dinosaurs" and thought...'Wait. Is this the infamous dino game?' Then I read "mauve"...and knew that it was :?. The rest of the test was down hill from there. Ended up with a 159 :evil:

LG: -6
LR1: -8
LR2: -6
RC: -7

The frustration from the dino game distracted me during the next section, which in turn frustrated me during the next section. Looks like I need to work on recovering during a test.

Blind review showed how badly the domino effect influenced my judgement:

After BR: 177
LG: -0
LR1: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -0

...aaaaaaand back to work!


guys whats so hard about the dino game? please don't spoiler it for me though, I've yet to write it. I just want an idea of how to drill to best prepare for these infamous hard LG's



...well the best way to prepare for them is to, you know, do them?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:25 pm

bound wrote:
flash21 wrote:
TX_UH wrote:Took PT 57 yesterday. I started the third game in section 1, read "seven toy dinosaurs" and thought...'Wait. Is this the infamous dino game?' Then I read "mauve"...and knew that it was :?. The rest of the test was down hill from there. Ended up with a 159 :evil:

LG: -6
LR1: -8
LR2: -6
RC: -7

The frustration from the dino game distracted me during the next section, which in turn frustrated me during the next section. Looks like I need to work on recovering during a test.

Blind review showed how badly the domino effect influenced my judgement:

After BR: 177
LG: -0
LR1: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -0

...aaaaaaand back to work!


guys whats so hard about the dino game? please don't spoiler it for me though, I've yet to write it. I just want an idea of how to drill to best prepare for these infamous hard LG's



...well the best way to prepare for them is to, you know, do them?


This doesn't really make sense. I'm asking how to prepare for it because I've clearly yet to write it (just read my post). I want to be prepared for harder LG's when I PT them, but don't want them to be spoiled. Thanks though, I know what you mean. I'll use these are reference when I've completed them for possible future LSAT.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby fra » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:27 pm

flash21 wrote:
TX_UH wrote:Took PT 57 yesterday. I started the third game in section 1, read "seven toy dinosaurs" and thought...'Wait. Is this the infamous dino game?' Then I read "mauve"...and knew that it was :?. The rest of the test was down hill from there. Ended up with a 159 :evil:

LG: -6
LR1: -8
LR2: -6
RC: -7

The frustration from the dino game distracted me during the next section, which in turn frustrated me during the next section. Looks like I need to work on recovering during a test.

Blind review showed how badly the domino effect influenced my judgement:

After BR: 177
LG: -0
LR1: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -0

...aaaaaaand back to work!


guys whats so hard about the dino game? please don't spoiler it for me though, I've yet to write it. I just want an idea of how to drill to best prepare for these infamous hard LG's



It's very difficult to discuss without giving something away. For me it was tricky in part due to the large number of variables involved (there are two layers of variables, dinosaurs and the color of the dinosaur), and the sheer ridiculousness of the situation.

I just try to get through the simpler games as quickly as possible, so that if there is a complicated one I have enough time to work through it without feeling rushed.

And really the only way that I know of to prepare for the oddball games is to do them and not freak out about them.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:28 pm

Considering taking a second five-section PT in a few hours... Worst idea ever? My next PT will be Saturday, because work. :(

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:29 pm

fra wrote:
flash21 wrote:
TX_UH wrote:Took PT 57 yesterday. I started the third game in section 1, read "seven toy dinosaurs" and thought...'Wait. Is this the infamous dino game?' Then I read "mauve"...and knew that it was :?. The rest of the test was down hill from there. Ended up with a 159 :evil:

LG: -6
LR1: -8
LR2: -6
RC: -7

The frustration from the dino game distracted me during the next section, which in turn frustrated me during the next section. Looks like I need to work on recovering during a test.

Blind review showed how badly the domino effect influenced my judgement:

After BR: 177
LG: -0
LR1: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -0

...aaaaaaand back to work!


guys whats so hard about the dino game? please don't spoiler it for me though, I've yet to write it. I just want an idea of how to drill to best prepare for these infamous hard LG's



It's very difficult to discuss without giving something away. For me it was tricky in part due to the large number of variables involved (there are two layers of variables, dinosaurs and the color of the dinosaur), and the sheer ridiculousness of the situation.

I just try to get through the simpler games as quickly as possible, so that if there is a complicated one I have enough time to work through it without feeling rushed.

And really the only way that I know of to prepare for the oddball games is to do them and not freak out about them.


Is this some type of grouping game, or is it some really weird / rare type game? If its the latter, then never mind. I guess I sort of assumed that it was a grouping / linear game.

Appreciate the help!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:01 pm

flash21 wrote:
Is this some type of grouping game, or is it some really weird / rare type game? If its the latter, then never mind. I guess I sort of assumed that it was a grouping / linear game.

Appreciate the help!


It's really just an in/out game. The only thing weird about it is that there's an extra variable. Remember that game about the male/female greyhounds/Labradors? It's the same setup, but Dinos is even simpler. There's basically one tricky inference, and if you get it, the game cracks open.




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