The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:46 pm

Tyr wrote:I'm taking this week off from studying - even though it is killing me to do it. In the second half of August and throughout September I was putting in 6-10 hours per day, 7 days per week of studying. It didn't help me hit my target score. Now, I'm decompressing this week, then I'll pick it up again on Sunday...but study systematically and smart. Perhaps put in at most 3 hours per day and take one day off per week. Quality > Quantity


Definitely! I think you burned yourself out. Take a breather! You deserve it.

Jgoods wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:
Ugh so I was going to wake up early to study for LSAT
/organize my LSAT schedule but instead I need to keep doing German homework (seriously... what's wrong with this program?!)

Me too :/ but my phone died and didnt wake me up so I didn't get up until 7 so had no time to study :cry:

Tyr wrote: Quality > Quantity


Life :(

All this money talk is making me depressed because I just realized how true it is ;(.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby La2Fl » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:13 pm

WorldsCollide wrote:
Life :(

All this money talk is making me depressed because I just realized how true it is ;(.

Dont be depressed!! This should def just keep you on the right track and motivated bcuz its ALL worth it!!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby farfromthetree » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:22 pm

Attempt #4... I have a 166 as my current high. I cancelled June 2014 because I guessed on the entire last game, which was also my final section... brutal way to end it. Good luck everyone!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby farfromthetree » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:26 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
farfromthetree wrote:Attempt #4... I have a 166 as my current high. I cancelled June 2014 because I guessed on the entire last game, which was also my final section... brutal way to end it. Good luck everyone!


You took LSAT four times?

This will be my 4th, enough time has lapsed since my 1st attempt.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:30 pm

farfromthetree wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
farfromthetree wrote:Attempt #4... I have a 166 as my current high. I cancelled June 2014 because I guessed on the entire last game, which was also my final section... brutal way to end it. Good luck everyone!


You took LSAT four times?

This will be my 4th, enough time has lapsed since my 1st attempt.

Yikes... do you even remember what life was like before LSAT lol

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:54 pm

Jgoods wrote:
farfromthetree wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
farfromthetree wrote:Attempt #4... I have a 166 as my current high. I cancelled June 2014 because I guessed on the entire last game, which was also my final section... brutal way to end it. Good luck everyone!


You took LSAT four times?

This will be my 4th, enough time has lapsed since my 1st attempt.

Yikes... do you even remember what life was like before LSAT lol


Don't say something like that ;(

La2Fl... true story. It is going to be worth it!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby calmike » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:57 pm

So today I drilled 10 assumptions questions. I am planning to review those I got wrong and then to read the Manhattan forum's take for each question. Then at the end of the month, I will do those questions again.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:24 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby longhorn65 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:32 pm

mornincounselor wrote:I would say my prep was split into 3 main chunks.


1: Preperation
LR:I spent a good deal of time going through the LSAT Trainer one lesson at a time, doing all the drills, trying to learn the right habits.
LG: I watched a number of early 7sage videos just to get an idea of the type of inferences/diagrams/questions to expect. Tried to fight my way through some games.
RC: Not much.

2: Drilling
LR: Cambridge packets. I did them untimed because my timing was already pretty good. I marked any question I got wrong or was unsure about. Later I would look at the explanations on the Manhattan forums. I would type up these questions and save a stack of them to run through like flashcards throughout. If a particular type of question was expecially difficult I would return to a prep book. The Trainer doesn't really touch on diagramming conditional lanuage questions for example so I used part of the LRB.
LG: Cambridge packets. Did all the linear games. Watched videos. Did them again, etc. Then moved onto Grouping Games, using the same method. Then Hybrid and Rare. I would do games the first run through without time. I would begin keeping track of each individual game on the second run through on beyond.
RC: Used full test sections, kept loose time. I would keep track of time, mark where I was when time ran out but still finish the section afterwards. Eventually I would get to where I would use hard time and have to speed up on the final passage. I was having a lot of difficulty so I went and got Manhattan RC 4th Edition. I liked it. It had alot of drills and helped me learn to do pretty well with limited time.

3:PrepTests

I did a few tests where I would keep track of time for each individual question. On LR, for example, I would stop the clock after each question write down my timing and then know my time for 1-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-2x. I would keep a note book where I outlined be thought process on each question.

But, for the most part this time was spent on doing full complete 4, 5 and 6 section tests under near testing conditions. I used the 7sage proctor app with the distractions turned on, scantrons, only the break after the third section, etc.

Then, the important part, thorough blind review. 7Sage has a great explanation of blind review on their website if you do not know what it is. I would use 7sage to imput all my tests and it analysed them and told me what types of questions/subject matter I was missing, also I liked how it knew the "difficulty" of each question and the choices which are most often picked despite being incorrect.

I spent about 2 months on each chunk.


Thanks for the thorough explanation. I like your methods and I think Ill be taking the same ish approach. What do you plan to do this time around?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:43 pm

nlee10 wrote:Going back to parents' house for a few days tomorrow. I'm excited because that means I get to use my dad's office printer to print out the rent of my Cambridge Packets and like 10+ PT's from Blueprint for free. LOL

That's a lot of printing lol

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:45 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:55 pm

I paid twenty dollars to print the Cambridge packet at my university :shock:

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:58 pm

WorldsCollide wrote:I paid twenty dollars to print the Cambridge packet at my university :shock:

Yikes lol, Im gunna be printing 55 for this weekend today I think, Maybe one of the LR packets too... maybe method questions

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:10 pm

peppermint wrote:
Jgoods wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:I paid twenty dollars to print the Cambridge packet at my university :shock:

Yikes lol, Im gunna be printing 55 for this weekend today I think, Maybe one of the LR packets too... maybe method questions

Are we taking 55 this weekend? I thought it was next weekend?

oh true... the 11th... my bad
guess ill print something else then instead lol

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:24 pm

mist4bison wrote:
Jgoods wrote:
peppermint wrote:
Jgoods wrote:Yikes lol, Im gunna be printing 55 for this weekend today I think, Maybe one of the LR packets too... maybe method questions

Are we taking 55 this weekend? I thought it was next weekend?

oh true... the 11th... my bad
guess ill print something else then instead lol


Jeez, get with the program, Goodies. I'm thinking 58 this weekend, personally. But I might switch it up.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:34 pm

Dirigo wrote:
mist4bison wrote:
nlee10 wrote:For RC, has anyone started off doing REALLY bad and significantly improve? It's my most inconsistent section.


In RC I can go anywhere from -14 to like -1. It's the weirdest section. Ugh. I haven't been at all consistent

I got -6 today which stinks because I left the section feeling really good about it. :?

lol -6 would be me feeling good about it lol

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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