The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:17 pm

flash21 wrote:Congrats.

Any advice on milking those last few points out of LR? I've been drilling a lot, I'm guessing to just continue to do this? I'm getting to the point where the cambridge LR questions are looking pretty damn familiar since I've done them so many times over for certain Q types. I'm getting around 19-21 correct on timed sections, with anywhere between 22- perfect on blind review.

Thanks.


I'm definitely not the person to ask about LR. My 165 LSAT was -4LR -8RC and -6LG. My current PTs are generally averaging -6LR -2RC -2LG. I am really working to drain the last drops from LR so I have more wiggle room in RC and LG. I have a couple of dumb mistakes, but I've been generally good at identifying which questions I'm iffy on. I really just need more experience with it, which is what the next two months are for.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:19 pm

HRomanus wrote:
flash21 wrote:Congrats.

Any advice on milking those last few points out of LR? I've been drilling a lot, I'm guessing to just continue to do this? I'm getting to the point where the cambridge LR questions are looking pretty damn familiar since I've done them so many times over for certain Q types. I'm getting around 19-21 correct on timed sections, with anywhere between 22- perfect on blind review.

Thanks.


I'm definitely not the person to ask about LR. My 165 LSAT was -4LR -8RC and -6LG. My current PTs are generally averaging -6LR -2RC -2LG. I am really working to drain the last drops from LR so I have more wiggle room in RC and LG. I have a couple of dumb mistakes, but I've been generally good at identifying which questions I'm iffy on. I really just need more experience with it, which is what the next two months are for.


Cool man. I'll continue to drill on then, and you'll probably be doing the same I guess?

Thanks for the advice, I'll be seeing you around soon (hopefully not in this thread as a retaker).

goodnight

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nightcheese » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:45 pm

I did horrendously on my cold diagnostic in June. I decided to retake the same test today. Though I have been getting better (especially at LG) I haven't been studying as much as I should have. I haven't been hitting my personal goal of 10 hours per week, but work has been nuts lately and I've been to exhausted to study more than 2 hours or so per night, if at all. (Excuses, excuses...) I'm not kidding, my hands were SHAKING as I checked my answers. I had this massive fear that I was going A) get the same score, or B) actually do worse.

Time to kick myself for freaking out. I scored 11 points higher! :D

It's not a respectable score, and it's not even close to what I need to get on the actual test, but I'm very happy (and relieved!) to see improvement after only two months of not-so-serious prep.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby The Wall » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:35 pm

Hi checking in.

Got a 145 on my first practice test...hoping I can make it into the 160's!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:14 am

Just took a cold diagnostic and i made a 139 timed and it was bumped up to 144 untimed (meaning i finished the sections after the time was expired). I need to work on my logical reasoning. Any advice would be great, seeing as im looking at making 165+!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:20 am

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:22 pm

Dirigo wrote:
jrdavila09 wrote:Just took a cold diagnostic and i made a 139 timed and it was bumped up to 144 untimed (meaning i finished the sections after the time was expired). I need to work on my logical reasoning. Any advice would be great, seeing as im looking at making 165+!


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I would start out with The LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim.
http://www.thelsattrainer.com



Appreciate! I just received my LSAT Trainer Friday and I have older versions of the PS Bibles and a lot of actual LSAT tests. Do you think that will be good for full prep? Or do you suggest I add anything to help?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:51 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:59 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby blsnared » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:57 pm

Can someone explain why on PT53, S1, Q21 to me. I feel like I can buy into "A" being the correct answer, but I still feel like if I were to tackle a similar question, I would still pick an answer more like "E."

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby huiyaogeorge » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:08 am

I have wasted 10 days at work without preparing for my LSAT... :shock:

gotta move on

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby meeshellzswell » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:30 pm

Checking in. Took the June LSAT cold and did horribly. Not my best idea, I know. But I wanted my first diagnostic to be under real conditions. Planned for a September retake but I've decided to push back until December. Goal is 170. Using 7sage and powerscore.

I would appreciate any input or advice from you seasoned LSAT preppers :D Happy studying everyone!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby ghostofdreams » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:57 am

Take the test in September or December: this week, or next week, I'm not sure, is the last week to sign up for the September test. The benefit of the September test is that it will be right before school begins (under the quarter system). The bad thing is that I am not sure I will be as ready as I would like. Taking the test in December means I will be in the throes of school, cramping my time to study on the LSAT, leaving me in a situation that is no better than if I had taken it in September. The week is almost over, obviously, I don't have this planned out, so it appears I will be taking the December test. Argh. School on top of studying for the LSAT. Not looking forward to it.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby HRomanus » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:34 am

ghostofdreams wrote:Take the test in September or December: this week, or next week, I'm not sure, is the last week to sign up for the September test. The benefit of the September test is that it will be right before school begins (under the quarter system). The bad thing is that I am not sure I will be as ready as I would like. Taking the test in December means I will be in the throes of school, cramping my time to study on the LSAT, leaving me in a situation that is no better than if I had taken it in September. The week is almost over, obviously, I don't have this planned out, so it appears I will be taking the December test. Argh. School on top of studying for the LSAT. Not looking forward to it.


At least you're in the intellectual mindset and you're prepped for studying. Studying for the LSAT with a full time job (55+ hours) that doesn't stress you intellectually sucks.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Sinatra » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:18 pm

Checking in. I'm swallowing my pride and sitting out because I got little scholarship/aid at a lower t14. Here's for some $$$!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby mud415 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:01 pm

Sinatra wrote:Checking in. I'm swallowing my pride and sitting out because I got little scholarship/aid at a lower t14. Here's for some $$$!


How'd you score, Sinatra?

And what study methods did you find effective/ineffective during your prep leading up to taking it the first time? Thanks!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Lacoste » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:34 pm

Im taking it in December and have been preping for a month and a half... already hate my life, but im sure I can crack the lsat (probably not). Im taking powerscores online course and have found that I could have done it even without the class; just the books.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby gutrot3 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:38 pm

Took my first cold diagnostic today and got a 160. Only 9 correct on the logic games, which I find pretty unsettling especially when considering it seems like many people here study for 6+ months. Trying to create a rigid study schedule to help me reach the 172-173 area by December. Incredibly nervous, but I figure it's worth a shot. Ugh, good luck everyone.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Yogi2012 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Checking in.

I have been studying 12+ hours per week for the last month or so. Juggling full-time work, study, and other responsibilities, so I have decided to push it back until December. Ideally I would have liked to take in September to apply early, but do not want to settle for anything than my best.

This will also be my second time around the admissions cycle. I had offers from a few schools, but declined because I'm hoping to raise my score to get more $$$. Crossing fingers for a 167-170.

I have read through the powerscore LG bible and am working through the Manhattan bundle. I used Kaplan (before I discovered TLS) and as a result my LSAT score suffered and I did not have a solid understanding of the test. I have already seen substantial improvement with the new study materials and am looking forward to seeing how much higher I can improve my score.

Good luck everyone!!!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Lacoste » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:04 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby sza123 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:53 am

Hey Everyone,

Decided to jump on this thread and give up on the September 2014 LSAT. lol :mrgreen: Have been studying since June, more or less. I worked full time so I didn't fully commit as I should have. Still taking the online Blueprint Course and it has helped, however I want to be able to get to the 170s. At this point, I am debating on not finishing the course and just moving straight to the Powerscore bibles, The Trainer, and nonstop drills using the lawschooli.com 3 month schedule.

Side note, the course has been incredibly helpful in laying out the basics but I found myself referencing a lot of times the Powerscore LR book to get a better grasp on certain concepts. Most of the TLS users, if not all that I've seen, that have broken into the 174+ range did self study only (or primarily).

Any advice?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby downbeat14 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:04 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby kirilrez » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:50 pm

Hi checking in.

Have the Manhattan trio 2nd edition.
Older PowerScore LRB and LGB.

Just ordered Manhattan RC and The Trainer.
Good luck to all.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Clyde Frog » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:16 pm

What happened to OP? Looks like he was all about getting SERIOUS and NO EXCUSES, but hasn't been on since March.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby ILikeKneadedErasers » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:29 am

Well I was aiming for the Sept LSAT but am feeling nervous with just a month from the test date so...will (probably?) switch to Dec LSAT instead.

What do you guys do when you can't figure out a LR/RC question? There are some that even with the Manhattan forums I just can't seem to fully wrap my head around.




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