The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:48 pm

It isn't fun or easy but gotta get it done

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:50 pm

which PT should I do now? lol pref not the 60+ since I semi-recently did most of them

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:57 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:05 pm

Dirigo wrote:
The first two games should be knocked out super quickly so you have more time for the last two games.
Let me go do Game 4 really quick and report back to you.


Thanks! And yeah, I know I need to shave a few seconds (minutes?) off of the first two games. Hopefully it becomes automatic.

Jgoods wrote:It isn't fun or easy but gotta get it done


True story!

Jgoods wrote:which PT should I do now? lol pref not the 60+ since I semi-recently did most of them


Do you have a 50+ test? Do those already have comparative reading?

Also, I'm going to be in the same boat as you because I've done 25+ PTs. I'm saving up on the most recent PTs to do closer to December but I'm stressing out over not "trying that hard" for Saturday =\.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:08 pm

WorldsCollide wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
The first two games should be knocked out super quickly so you have more time for the last two games.
Let me go do Game 4 really quick and report back to you.


Thanks! And yeah, I know I need to shave a few seconds (minutes?) off of the first two games. Hopefully it becomes automatic.

Jgoods wrote:It isn't fun or easy but gotta get it done


True story!

Jgoods wrote:which PT should I do now? lol pref not the 60+ since I semi-recently did most of them


Do you have a 50+ test? Do those already have comparative reading?

Also, I'm going to be in the same boat as you because I've done 25+ PTs. I'm saving up on the most recent PTs to do closer to December but I'm stressing out over not "trying that hard" for Saturday =\.

Ive got almost all of the PT's and Ive done work out of a decent amount but come dec Im sure i won't recognize a lot which is why I'm going to avoid 60+ for a while

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:09 pm

Jgoods wrote:Ive got almost all of the PT's and Ive done work out of a decent amount but come dec Im sure i won't recognize a lot which is why I'm going to avoid 60+ for a while


How many fully timed PTs do you intend to take between now and December?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:17 pm

WorldsCollide wrote:
Jgoods wrote:Ive got almost all of the PT's and Ive done work out of a decent amount but come dec Im sure i won't recognize a lot which is why I'm going to avoid 60+ for a while


How many fully timed PTs do you intend to take between now and December?

wanna get at least once a week... Saturday is my only day off so I tend to use that but might get a 4-section pt in on a weekday or so (like I might do now)

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:21 pm

Dirigo wrote:Welcome to the official study group for the December 2014 LSAT!
Feel free to ask questions and/or share your prepping wisdom!

[will edit this OP later tonight (9/23/14) when I have more time]


Man, your an LSAT guru bro :wink:

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:33 pm

Thanks for the LG explanation, though I got the set-up pretty fast while doing the game. I was just not sure whether to draw in all the possible worlds. I started to but didn't end up writing an exhaustive list of all.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:38 pm

So these are the PrepTests I've done (timed): 19-28, 52-67

I have the book for 29-38. Should I do 29-38 and 68-72 by December or is there a reason to do 39-52 instead of 29-38? Or should I just drill those?

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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 1Lin2015 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:01 pm

So I just started drilling a few of the Cambridge packets. How do you guys go about drilling these? Do you do them untimed, determine an acceptable timing level based on the difficulty of the question, etc? When I take timed PTs, I struggle with timing in LR and RC, so I'm worried that I'm reinforcing bad habits if I were to drill the packets untimed. Any thoughts?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Dirigo wrote:Just did all of PT24 LG for kicks:
Didn't miss any questions.
Timing:
G1 = 4:20
G2 = 3:52
G3 = 13:04 (ouch!)
G4 = 8:22
Total = 29:42

Becoming super efficient with easy games has definitely helped me by freeing up more time to do the harder games.


Oh wow! That's really impressive. I want to get down to 3:52 minutes per game!

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WorldsCollide wrote:So these are the PrepTests I've done (timed): 19-28, 52-67

I have the book for 29-38. Should I do 29-38 and 68-72 by December or is there a reason to do 39-52 instead of 29-38? Or should I just drill those?


What are you PT'ing at currently? As far as I know, I heard the LG in the 40's got a bit "easy".


Unfortunately, high 150s and low 160s.

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1Lin2015 wrote:So I just started drilling a few of the Cambridge packets. How do you guys go about drilling these? Do you do them untimed, determine an acceptable timing level based on the difficulty of the question, etc? When I take timed PTs, I struggle with timing in LR and RC, so I'm worried that I'm reinforcing bad habits if I were to drill the packets untimed. Any thoughts?



This.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:09 pm

1Lin2015 wrote:So I just started drilling a few of the Cambridge packets. How do you guys go about drilling these? Do you do them untimed, determine an acceptable timing level based on the difficulty of the question, etc? When I take timed PTs, I struggle with timing in LR and RC, so I'm worried that I'm reinforcing bad habits if I were to drill the packets untimed. Any thoughts?



What I do is get the total number of questions per type and divide them by 4. That I have 4 equal number of drill sets to do per question type. First set is used to practice on before a prep test. Second set is to work on weaknesses and to continue drilling in general. Third and fourth set the same as the second set. Then after I'm done using that and hopefully done with all the reading materials I have. I will use PT 29-38 sections of each test in between non - PT'ing days to drill/practice timing/get used to the questions being mixed together. Even though I drilled 29-38 in the cambridge, there's no way your going to remember the answers entirely by time you get to this point (unless you have sherlock holmes memory!). It's all about PT'ing, Drilling, and Blind Review in my honest opinion.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:20 pm

so since we were talking about PT24 I decided to do that one as a PT... though it feels terrible I'm scared to grade it lol... on break atm and about to start LG section, hoping for similar results as you Dirigo

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:25 pm

Jgoods wrote:so since we were talking about PT24 I decided to do that one as a PT... though it feels terrible I'm scared to grade it lol... on break atm and about to start LG section, hoping for similar results as you Dirigo



I'll score it for you. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby 1Lin2015 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:26 pm

jrdavila09 wrote:
1Lin2015 wrote:So I just started drilling a few of the Cambridge packets. How do you guys go about drilling these? Do you do them untimed, determine an acceptable timing level based on the difficulty of the question, etc? When I take timed PTs, I struggle with timing in LR and RC, so I'm worried that I'm reinforcing bad habits if I were to drill the packets untimed. Any thoughts?



What I do is get the total number of questions per type and divide them by 4. That I have 4 equal number of drill sets to do per question type. First set is used to practice on before a prep test. Second set is to work on weaknesses and to continue drilling in general. Third and fourth set the same as the second set. Then after I'm done using that and hopefully done with all the reading materials I have. I will use PT 29-38 sections of each test in between non - PT'ing days to drill/practice timing/get used to the questions being mixed together. Even though I drilled 29-38 in the cambridge, there's no way your going to remember the answers entirely by time you get to this point (unless you have sherlock holmes memory!). It's all about PT'ing, Drilling, and Blind Review in my honest opinion.


So, essentially, it comes down to using the easier questions for warm up, and the more difficult ones to target your weaknesses. I've been doing something similar. For LR, I target question types based on my weaknesses during PTs. For RC, I'm just going through them to solidify/standardize a strategy that works for me. But do you time yourself while you are drilling the packets? And if so, how?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:30 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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