June 2014 Retakers

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jlk411 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:47 pm

bbkk wrote:Just stop by and say GL guys. Don't give up. I went from a 167 to 176. You can do it too! :D


How long did it take you to make the leap?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby attackpizza » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:56 pm

FlyingNorth wrote:Nice, AP.

Kept me honed in on a daily basis and if I didn't do well on a practice section, it got me excited to go home and work on improving.


This. I get really motivated to get home and start reviewing when I study at lunch.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:01 pm

Here's the link to the chat room: http://tinychat.com/juneretakers

Just to clarify, we'll be talking about what our general strategies are for studying for a retake and hopefully try to synchronize our schedules to keep each other motivated and on track.

See you all at 8pm EST.
(edited with new link)
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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:06 pm

Dude don't use FA chat.

just do this:

http://tinychat.com/juneretakers
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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:11 pm

rebexness wrote:Dude don't use FA chat.

just do this:

http://tinychat.com/juneretakers


lol my bad, I just copied the first one I had in my inbox. Thanks for the new link:

http://tinychat.com/juneretakers 8pm EST

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby sashafierce » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:23 am

dasani13 wrote:
rebexness wrote:Dude don't use FA chat.

just do this:

http://tinychat.com/juneretakers


lol my bad, I just copied the first one I had in my inbox. Thanks for the new link:

http://tinychat.com/juneretakers 8pm EST


I missed the chat guys. What was discussed?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Logicgames14 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:10 am

I'm up for skyping (and yes that other thread has the biggest narcissistic person I have ever seen (Louie Rodriguez ) I study mostly at night so you can hit me up between 5-10

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:49 pm

Hey- we had a pretty good turn out and we all decided to follow the schedule below:

--LinkRemoved--

We'll use The Trainer's 12-week Standard Workload + 7 Extra Exams but we'll be completing it in half the time. So next week we'll begin with Week 1 and Week 2, the following week we'll complete week 3 and week 4, and so on.

If you take a look at the schedule you'll see that, in addition to lessons, it includes Review days (or sessions), PTs, and drills. We're all gonna work at our own daily pace but agreed to complete the same amount of work (2 weeks minimum) each week. This way, if you are having trouble with something you can adjust your schedule to have additional drills, take extra PTs if needed, or just skip a lesson if you want.

If we follow this schedule, we'll have completed the Trainer by the end of February. March and April would be for PTing (and hopefully Reviewing as a group) and drilling weaknesses.

The point of forming the group is to help and keep each other motivated so we'll be meeting (as a group) almost every week. We can also use this thread for daily/weekly updates or for help. We still have the same link to the chat room so we can use it whenever needed. http://tinychat.com/juneretakers

If anyone else would like to join, just let us know. We'll be making adjustments along the way so comments/suggests are welcome.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby attackpizza » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:47 pm

Thanks for the recap, Dasani! I think I'll be skipping the Trainer this time around, but may be combining some lessons with my MLSAT/PS plan. I would definitely like to be included in the drilling and PT reviews.

Sidebar: I did the LG section from December 2013 untimed last night and went -0. *shaking my fist at myself*

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Logicgames14 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:58 pm

I am reluctant to get the lsat trainer after I looked at the Free chapters and they look like lots of fluff. Instead I already have powerscore LG and LRB Cambridge LG 1-38 and will soon get Cambridge LR. I hear really good things about the Manhattan LR. Can anyone verify the LSAT trainers effectiveness?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jlk411 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Logicgames14 wrote:I am reluctant to get the lsat trainer after I looked at the Free chapters and they look like lots of fluff. Instead I already have powerscore LG and LRB Cambridge LG 1-38 and will soon get Cambridge LR. I hear really good things about the Manhattan LR. Can anyone verify the LSAT trainers effectiveness?


I was really impressed with the LSAT Trainer website. I think I am going to use it as a supplement to my blueprint prep.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby sashafierce » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:22 pm

Nice recap dasani13, I already completed the Trainer but I plan to review it so I am in!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby FlyingNorth » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:22 pm

Logicgames14 wrote:I am reluctant to get the lsat trainer after I looked at the Free chapters and they look like lots of fluff. Instead I already have powerscore LG and LRB Cambridge LG 1-38 and will soon get Cambridge LR. I hear really good things about the Manhattan LR. Can anyone verify the LSAT trainers effectiveness?


Depends on your learning style but I used the LSAT Trainer for the December administration and I would live and die by that book. It's incredibly effective at teaching you the proper habits for taking the LSAT, but if you like a more formulaic understanding of the test then go with the bibles and MLSAT.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:29 pm

Logicgames14 wrote:I am reluctant to get the lsat trainer after I looked at the Free chapters and they look like lots of fluff. Instead I already have powerscore LG and LRB Cambridge LG 1-38 and will soon get Cambridge LR. I hear really good things about the Manhattan LR. Can anyone verify the LSAT trainers effectiveness?


The good thing about the trainer is it covers all 3 sections- and IMHO one of the better things for RC. LR is good too. Anecdotally, I was PTing like 165ish when I started and mid-high 170s when I finished.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Logicgames14 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:53 pm

Bought the Trainer, should be here by Tuesday. Count me in for the study group!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Fianna13 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:45 pm

Good luck everybody!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby DivineJustice » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:24 pm

hey guys, back again.

I just started reprepping today. Did about 10 Linear Balanced Games. I did all within my 8 minute limit, however I got 2 questions wrong (one per different game). I think that's a great start coming back into prep. I just need to keep my diagramming a little neater then I'll start hitting no questions wrong.

I like the plan for the study group thing. I was more or less planning to read a chapter in the trainer then drill cambridge so I'm not sure how I would fit into that. I really don't plan on reading the LG chapters in the trainer since I usually go 0-2 wrong in LG that it's more or less just maintaining consistency down to zero wrong for me.

Let me know what you guys think! Looking forward to seeing all of our scores rise after a non-ideal December score.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby wsparker » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:22 am

Thanks for recap, dasani!! Sounds like a great plan, the Trainer should be here soon and I can't want to get started!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby inlovewithpiper » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:51 pm

dasani13 wrote:Hey- we had a pretty good turn out and we all decided to follow the schedule below:

--LinkRemoved--

We'll use The Trainer's 12-week Standard Workload + 7 Extra Exams but we'll be completing it in half the time. So next week we'll begin with Week 1 and Week 2, the following week we'll complete week 3 and week 4, and so on.

If you take a look at the schedule you'll see that, in addition to lessons, it includes Review days (or sessions), PTs, and drills. We're all gonna work at our own daily pace but agreed to complete the same amount of work (2 weeks minimum) each week. This way, if you are having trouble with something you can adjust your schedule to have additional drills, take extra PTs if needed, or just skip a lesson if you want.

If we follow this schedule, we'll have completed the Trainer by the end of February. March and April would be for PTing (and hopefully Reviewing as a group) and drilling weaknesses.

The point of forming the group is to help and keep each other motivated so we'll be meeting (as a group) almost every week. We can also use this thread for daily/weekly updates or for help. We still have the same link to the chat room so we can use it whenever needed. http://tinychat.com/juneretakers

If anyone else would like to join, just let us know. We'll be making adjustments along the way so comments/suggests are welcome.


Also, we decided to have another meeting via Tinychat on 1/21 @ 8 PM EST. (I think this was the agreed upon time/date. Correct me if I'm wrong.)

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:49 pm

Thanks, piper- yeah that date sounds right.

So we'll add sashafierce, Logicgames14 and Shasha Dew to the group. I think that makes it about 8 of us now.

Update:
I started the Trainer and did the first 4 lessons so PT 52 is next on the schedule. I'm planning on taking it early this upcoming week to get it out of the way, is anyone else ready for it and would like to review together? I'll probably be taking it on Tuesday and review Wednesday.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby attackpizza » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:07 pm

I took PT 52 today and could do an evening review on Wednesday. I'm on the West Coast.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:29 pm

attackpizza wrote:I took PT 52 today and could do an evening review on Wednesday. I'm on the West Coast.


Wednesday works for me. I'm free after 7pm EST.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby wsparker » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Ugh, looks like the Trainer won't be here for a little bit longer...Since I want to get started, I am going to read Manhattan LG and then go back to the Trainer when it finally arrives. Hopefully I can catch up to everyone who has started!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby bbkk » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:37 pm

jlk411 wrote:
bbkk wrote:Just stop by and say GL guys. Don't give up. I went from a 167 to 176. You can do it too! :D


How long did it take you to make the leap?


Well...I was PTing at 174~180 (ave 177+) before Oct, and then anxiety hit me hard. I didn't study as much before the Dec test; more about adjusting mentality.

I did work pretty hard before the Oct test though. In total I'd say I've done all the PTs at least twice, 60-69 at least 3 times.

Hard work pays. :D




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