June 2014 Retakers

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:05 pm

rebexness wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Solid 5+ hours with the trainer today and I'm done for the day. Back at it tomorrow


Nicely done, my goal is to finish it by Friday.


Same here, actually. Then manhattan LR and RC.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:15 pm

How many PT's have you guys taken already?

I'm going by Noodley's Retake guide and now that I'm about finished with LG, I'm supposed to take another PT to check where I stand. Seems kind of pointless to do one though when all I've worked on for the last month has been LG.

Thoughts?

ETA: I've taken one so far, just the diagnostic PT
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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:17 pm

FlyingNorth wrote:How many PT's have you guys taken already?

I'm going by Noodley's Retake guide and now that I'm about finished with LG, I'm supposed to take another PT to check where I stand. Seems kind of pointless to one though when all I've worked on for the last month has been LG.

Thoughts?


I've done 3, but I agree. If you have only done LG, it seems like a waste.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:27 pm

rebexness wrote:
FlyingNorth wrote:How many PT's have you guys taken already?

I'm going by Noodley's Retake guide and now that I'm about finished with LG, I'm supposed to take another PT to check where I stand. Seems kind of pointless to one though when all I've worked on for the last month has been LG.

Thoughts?


I've done 3, but I agree. If you have only done LG, it seems like a waste.


Yeah, I'll probably take one anyway :roll: Trainer LR is up next.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:30 pm

FlyingNorth wrote:
rebexness wrote:
FlyingNorth wrote:How many PT's have you guys taken already?

I'm going by Noodley's Retake guide and now that I'm about finished with LG, I'm supposed to take another PT to check where I stand. Seems kind of pointless to one though when all I've worked on for the last month has been LG.

Thoughts?


I've done 3, but I agree. If you have only done LG, it seems like a waste.


Yeah, I'll probably take one anyway :roll: Trainer LR is up next.


I've done only one for this test, though I did 2p-25 leading up to the oct test

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:40 am

Starting off with flaw review in the trainer today

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:29 pm

jk148706 wrote:Starting off with flaw review in the trainer today


I love Mike's method of attacking flaw questions. Life-changing

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:32 pm

FlyingNorth wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Starting off with flaw review in the trainer today


I love Mike's method of attacking flaw questions. Life-changing


The idea that someone in a tinfoil hat is making all the arguments has made me very rarely miss any :)

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:38 pm

FlyingNorth wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Starting off with flaw review in the trainer today


I love Mike's method of attacking flaw questions. Life-changing


Oh yyeah, some fantastic methods. I had the trainer for only a month or so before Oct. Mom hoping having it longer this time will help.

Btw I'm reallllly rusty and it's reallllly frustrating

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:45 pm

jk148706 wrote:
FlyingNorth wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Starting off with flaw review in the trainer today


I love Mike's method of attacking flaw questions. Life-changing


Oh yyeah, some fantastic methods. I had the trainer for only a month or so before Oct. Mom hoping having it longer this time will help.

Btw I'm reallllly rusty and it's reallllly frustrating


Better to be rusty than having to learn all of this again. I couldn't imagine tackling LSAT material for the first time... :shock:

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:08 pm

I saw this on a coursera course and thought of the LSAT....

I thought this might be motivational for you guys...

"Above all, keep smiling, especially when things get tough. Learning happens when you are happy. And, ultimately, happiness is a state of mind that is largely under your control."

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:52 pm

Another solid few hours with the trainer and drilling. I think it's slowly but surely coming back to me.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:03 pm

Nicolena. wrote:I saw this on a coursera course and thought of the LSAT....

I thought this might be motivational for you guys...

"Above all, keep smiling, especially when things get tough. Learning happens when you are happy. And, ultimately, happiness is a state of mind that is largely under your control."


...
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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby charlesriver » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:27 pm

im a retaker.
Can someone help me to understand my performance? recently I've been scoring around 167. The tests i used are the newer ones (52-61). I used these tests several months before. Last weekend I did a completely new test (68) and scored 173. And today I did 59 (used), I scored 161.
I really don't understand.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:50 pm

charlesriver wrote:im a retaker.
Can someone help me to understand my performance? recently I've been scoring around 167. The tests i used are the newer ones (52-61). I used these tests several months before. Last weekend I did a completely new test (68) and scored 173. And today I did 59 (used), I scored 161.
I really don't understand.


Familiarity with those tests could play into your score differential.

Have you been blind reviewing (or reviewing at all)? It's better to identify what questions you're getting wrong, instead of scoring a PT for the personal satisfaction. See if there are any consistencies in what you're having trouble with and drill those particular parts of the tests (i.e grouping games, flaw questions, or comparative passages). That's basically the retake study method.

hth

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:48 pm

charlesriver wrote:im a retaker.
Can someone help me to understand my performance? recently I've been scoring around 167. The tests i used are the newer ones (52-61). I used these tests several months before. Last weekend I did a completely new test (68) and scored 173. And today I did 59 (used), I scored 161.
I really don't understand.


It could be that particular test played more to your strengths than the others. There are a million factors. If your avg without including either of those tests is a 167, assume they are both outliers.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:08 pm

Are ya'll taking PTs at this point or just drilling/going through prep books

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Erickt26 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:03 pm

Whats up! Joining the the thread. Scored a 155 December 2013. Just gave my two week notice at work and I am ready to get to work!

My plan is to hire a private tutor(10 hours total) and use 7sages and cambridge games package. Any advice on how to prep for the following three months?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:16 pm

jk148706 wrote:Are ya'll taking PTs at this point or just drilling/going through prep books


I took a PT as my benchmark diagnostic for these next few months. Other than that, I've been drilling.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:17 pm

Erickt26 wrote:Whats up! Joining the the thread. Scored a 155 December 2013. Just gave my two week notice at work and I am ready to get to work!

My plan is to hire a private tutor(10 hours total) and use 7sages and cambridge games package. Any advice on how to prep for the following three months?


Check your breakdown from Dec. 13 to see where you need the most improvement and focus on that first. Use prepbooks to improve your understanding (Trainer, Manhattan Guides, PowerScore) and drill those weaknesses.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:27 pm

FlyingNorth wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Are ya'll taking PTs at this point or just drilling/going through prep books


I took a PT as my benchmark diagnostic for these next few months. Other than that, I've been drilling.


I want to emphasize drilling this time around, but I honestly have, like, an itch to PT :)

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:40 pm

OP: reopen the poll or get a new one, please. Wish we had some more movement in here.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:41 pm

jk148706 wrote:OP: reopen the poll or get a new one, please. Wish we had some more movement in here.


We do not need readily changing polls. We are not amateurs.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:49 pm

rebexness wrote:
We do not need readily changing polls


Yes, we do

rebexness wrote:We are not amateurs.


Yes, you are

Hth

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Rasputin805 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:18 pm

Just checking to see if anybody is starting a PT schedule yet? I looked through the thread and couldn't find a common schedule for Retakers, are you guys looking to follow something similar to the main June thread schedule? If so, are you going to review with them or independent of them?
I've been working through the Trainer and drilling LR and LG. Thinking about hopping back on the PT train pretty soon and just wanted to see what other retakers are planning on doing for schedule and reviews.




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