The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby chimera » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:49 am

Gonna finish pt 60 today, review, then drill grouping and miscellaneous games till my eyes bleed.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Tyr » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:42 am

Did LSAT 39 yesterday. I got a 166, but there were about 5 questions I got wrong from simply being careless and misreading the question. I need to take tests not so early in the morning (ie, not start before 6:00 AM).

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:45 am

boris09 wrote:Sorry for the slightly more on-topic post, but:

PT 57

LG: 22/23 (so i finally experienced the infamous muave dino game. If i hadn't made the quick decision to finish the last game before i began the dino game, i may not have had time to finish. Needed almost 15 minutes to do it, with one question being a plug and chug)
LR1: 19/26 (sigh lol)
LR2: 21/25 (not bad, i can deal)
RC: 21/27 (i suppose i can deal too)

165. (83/101)

Thoughts: quite happy with the logic games, as it seems to be fairly consistent now. For some reason i still haven't gotten a perfect LG score though! It's almost as if i have to get one easy question wrong. In terms of the RC, given that my average was -9 to -11 about three weeks ago, i'm really happy to be down to a -6. To be honest, i think i can get my target score as long as i don't do any worse than -7 in this section. Now, on to the LR. A few weeks ago i was at a point where i had never gotten under -5 for an LR section. However, as i've began doing full preptests, i've noticed myself doing better than i ever had before, averaging -2 to -4. This, of course, comes with a sacrifice. While I have been doing better than i ever have before on an individual-section basis, on the other LR section of the test i do much, much worse. I understand that the LSAT balances the test by making one section a bit tougher sometimes, but i really hope i can just fix this inconsistency issue, and get at least 2 or 3 right on the section i do worse in. With only 4 more points i could have gotten my goal score. Haven't had the chance to do intense studying for the past few days until today, but i'm really hoping that i can go into overdrive mode and get these last few points in crunch time


Hey, good job on the test. I was wondering what you did for reading comp, IE: how did you drill for it? I'm in the same position, geting like -9, would like to cut that down quite a bit.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:54 am

Tyr wrote:Did LSAT 39 yesterday. I got a 166, but there were about 5 questions I got wrong from simply being careless and misreading the question. I need to take tests not so early in the morning (ie, not start before 6:00 AM).


Y da fuq were u PTing at the crack of chron

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Tyr » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:00 am

BillPackets wrote:
Tyr wrote:Did LSAT 39 yesterday. I got a 166, but there were about 5 questions I got wrong from simply being careless and misreading the question. I need to take tests not so early in the morning (ie, not start before 6:00 AM).


Y da fuq were u PTing at the crack of chron


:cry:

I just felt it at the time. Lesson learned though.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:15 am

8:30 is early enuf 4 me. Do u normally get up pre 6 am?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:18 am

anyone else at the point where they kinda itch to do the next PT but know they have to drill accordingly to weaknesses and review for a while to make the next one worthwhile? Feels bad man.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:24 am

ghostofdreams wrote:I listened to an interview with Graeme Blake about Canada and the LSAT, and he said the LSAT is not as important as it is in the States. GPA is more important. He also said that Canadians who take the LSAT can get in the best Canadian schools with a score in the 150s. Since you are, I"m assuming, focused on the LSAT, are you trying to get into an American law school?


Yeah! I'm actually a dual citizen so my plan is to live in the US after graduating. I'm only applying to US schools.

My understanding is that because our volume of applications is much lower, the admissions process is significantly more holistic - at our top law school (University of Toronto) rumour has it that the personal statement is worth 30% of the decision.

I suppose a high enough LSAT might be enough to impress them, since I have been out of school for a while, but I have very little interest in working in Toronto. I wouldn't mind Ottawa, but when you compare that to the kind of work you can do in DC or NYC, the choice is easy.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:30 am

Tyr wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
Tyr wrote:Did LSAT 39 yesterday. I got a 166, but there were about 5 questions I got wrong from simply being careless and misreading the question. I need to take tests not so early in the morning (ie, not start before 6:00 AM).


Y da fuq were u PTing at the crack of chron


:cry:

I just felt it at the time. Lesson learned though.



I'm the same way. Aside from yesterday, every PT I've taken has been 7am or before. Go figure that yesterday I take my test at 11 and do the best on it so far....

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:31 am

ON ANOTHER NOTE I WENT -3 ON RC FOR THE FIRST TIME PROBS EVER. 'twas a good day.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:44 am

bound wrote:ON ANOTHER NOTE I WENT -3 ON RC FOR THE FIRST TIME PROBS EVER. 'twas a good day.

:D

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:46 am

flash21 wrote:anyone else at the point where they kinda itch to do the next PT but know they have to drill accordingly to weaknesses and review for a while to make the next one worthwhile? Feels bad man.


This

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:47 am

7Sages Bruce proctor is quite the chap btw

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:53 am

smccgrey wrote:
ghostofdreams wrote:I listened to an interview with Graeme Blake about Canada and the LSAT, and he said the LSAT is not as important as it is in the States. GPA is more important. He also said that Canadians who take the LSAT can get in the best Canadian schools with a score in the 150s. Since you are, I"m assuming, focused on the LSAT, are you trying to get into an American law school?


Yeah! I'm actually a dual citizen so my plan is to live in the US after graduating. I'm only applying to US schools.

My understanding is that because our volume of applications is much lower, the admissions process is significantly more holistic - at our top law school (University of Toronto) rumour has it that the personal statement is worth 30% of the decision.

I suppose a high enough LSAT might be enough to impress them, since I have been out of school for a while, but I have very little interest in working in Toronto. I wouldn't mind Ottawa, but when you compare that to the kind of work you can do in DC or NYC, the choice is easy.


Is this considered treasonous behavior in Canada

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:00 am

BillPackets wrote:Don't do me like j crew guys!!!!


AHAHAHAHA! Practically just spit out my tea at the computer!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:06 am

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Is this considered treasonous behavior in Canada

No, but not apologizing profusely for leaving probably would be.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:06 am

BillPackets wrote:8:30 is early enuf 4 me. Do u normally get up pre 6 am?


Can we talk about this? I read something very important yesterday that I would like to share with the class.

SCIENCE SAYS YOUR BRAIN ISN'T FULLY AWAKE UNTIL TWO HOURS AFTER YOU'VE WOKEN. You have the cognitive ability of a drunk person when you first wake up, they say (the scientists). This has been true forever since the dawn of time of the age of man, amen.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:09 am

flash21 wrote:anyone else at the point where they kinda itch to do the next PT but know they have to drill accordingly to weaknesses and review for a while to make the next one worthwhile? Feels bad man.


Yes! I promised myself I'd get through my shiny new Cambridge Strengthen, Weaken, and Parallel Reasoning packets this week, but I can't wait to PT this upcoming weekend.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby msp8 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:11 am

So I did my first PT yesterday. Had major timing issues, and that's going to be my main obstacle, I fear.

PT 28

LG: -1 (was a particularly easy LG section)
LR: -24 (15 of which were because I ran out of time)
RC: -12 (8 of which were because I ran out of time)

Score: 156

So completing the LR and RC sections after time, I went:

LG: -1
LR: -9
RC: -4

Score: 169

...

Did a (very) thorough blind review of every question -- which took upwards of 5x as long to do than to write the test itself.

I'm not married to the idea of taking Sept exam. I'm aware that I'm way behind schedule. It'd just be far more convenient, time-wise. I'll be dedicating 10-12 hr days for the next 10 days to see if I can make tangible improvements and then make my decision on writing in Sept, or going with Dec instead.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:12 am

sfoglia wrote:
BillPackets wrote:8:30 is early enuf 4 me. Do u normally get up pre 6 am?


Can we talk about this? I read something very important yesterday that I would like to share with the class.

SCIENCE SAYS YOUR BRAIN ISN'T FULLY AWAKE UNTIL TWO HOURS AFTER YOU'VE WOKEN. You have the cognitive ability of a drunk person when you first wake up, they say (the scientists). This has been true forever since the dawn of time of the age of man, amen.


So I have to wake up at 630 on sept 27? Dear lord eff that

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:13 am

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Is this considered treasonous behavior in Canada

No, but not apologizing profusely for leaving probably would be.


Will you send a letter to the government or a phone call

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:13 am

sfoglia wrote:Can we talk about this? I read something very important yesterday that I would like to share with the class.

SCIENCE SAYS YOUR BRAIN ISN'T FULLY AWAKE UNTIL TWO HOURS AFTER YOU'VE WOKEN. You have the cognitive ability of a drunk person when you first wake up, they say (the scientists). This has been true forever since the dawn of time of the age of man, amen.


Yeah I'm going to start adjusting my sleep cycle so that I'll be waking up naturally around 5 or 6 on exam day. SHOULD BE FUN.

I just want to have time to cook a nice healthy breakfast, go have morning coffee with the husband, do a few warm up LGs and actually be awake for the exam.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:15 am

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Will you send a letter to the government or a phone call


I'll probably just pop over to the Prime Minister's house and do it in person.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Tyr » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:15 am

BillPackets wrote:8:30 is early enuf 4 me. Do u normally get up pre 6 am?


I normally wake around 5:30 AM.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:16 am

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Will you send a letter to the government or a phone call


I'll probably just pop over to the Prime Minister's house and do it in person.

:lol: keep it 180




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