The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:05 am

Jgoods wrote:
MEAhrnsbrak wrote:Taking PT 62 today with my BP class. I've been working on RC and am doing a much better job. Untimed (about 10-11 minutes per passage) I can typically go -0 per passage, but timed I am struggling with timing verse properly tagging and identifying the structure. Timed I am still anywhere from -0 to -3 per passage :-/ I guess just more practice to get my timing down pat. But I'm seeing progress! I can get timing down in the next month!

make it into a battle! MEAhrnsbrak vs Nlee in the battle of PT62 GL! RC is a rough one but when I took it yesterday I didn't find the RC too bad (granted I still got plenty wrong) but progress is good! 180 by December!


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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:00 pm

GreenTee wrote:
Shakawkaw wrote:J.Y. tar got reported. Noooooooo :(


That's weird. I mean, JY is basically a public figure. Should be fair game.


That's what I was thinking.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby koala-fy » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:04 pm

Man has it been difficult to get back into the swing of things. I'm stuck in one of those ruts where I'm procrastinating because I'm so overwhelmed and anxious about studying, but then putting it off makes me anxious too...it's lethal. I finally got some of the Cambridge packets for LR though and have started to drill.

Would you all recommend just drilling one question type to completion (basically spending a day on one type), or doing a chunk of each type each day?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:14 pm

koala-fy wrote:Man has it been difficult to get back into the swing of things. I'm stuck in one of those ruts where I'm procrastinating because I'm so overwhelmed and anxious about studying, but then putting it off makes me anxious too...it's lethal. I finally got some of the Cambridge packets for LR though and have started to drill.

Would you all recommend just drilling one question type to completion (basically spending a day on one type), or doing a chunk of each type each day?


I would focus drilling on the Q-types that trips you up the most and then do others if time permits.

Personally, I find that if I don't study a Q-type for a week, I become rusty so to speak on my PT's, so I usually just do a little bit of each.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:22 pm

nlee10 wrote:
koala-fy wrote:Man has it been difficult to get back into the swing of things. I'm stuck in one of those ruts where I'm procrastinating because I'm so overwhelmed and anxious about studying, but then putting it off makes me anxious too...it's lethal. I finally got some of the Cambridge packets for LR though and have started to drill.

Would you all recommend just drilling one question type to completion (basically spending a day on one type), or doing a chunk of each type each day?


I would focus drilling on the Q-types that trips you up the most and then do others if time permits.

Personally, I find that if I don't study a Q-type for a week, I become rusty so to speak on my PT's, so I usually just do a little bit of each.


+1 on Nlee's suggestion of switching it up. Forces your brain to think differently, too.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:28 pm

koala-fy wrote:Man has it been difficult to get back into the swing of things. I'm stuck in one of those ruts where I'm procrastinating because I'm so overwhelmed and anxious about studying, but then putting it off makes me anxious too...it's lethal. I finally got some of the Cambridge packets for LR though and have started to drill.

Would you all recommend just drilling one question type to completion (basically spending a day on one type), or doing a chunk of each type each day?


while its important to do a lot of different types often, i think drilling is most effectivre when you do a full packet or question type all the way through to really get a good sense of that type. Just doing 5 or 10 questions of each type in a day isnt going to be as effective as doing all the level 1 and 2 NA or SA, or whatever type, questions to get a good feel for that question type. thats the point of drilling by type and why cambridge breaks it up that way

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby koala-fy » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:38 pm

Thank you so much everyone!!! Super helpful :)

Also, I realized one positive in re-taking is that when I got my picture taken at CVS for the ticket, they gave me two copies, so I've already gotten that taken care of. I should've known then that that was a bad sign... :?

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Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:39 pm

koala-fy wrote:Thank you so much everyone!!! Super helpful :)

Also, I realized one positive in re-taking is that when I got my picture taken at CVS for the ticket, they gave me two copies, so I've already gotten that taken care of. I should've known then that that was a bad sign... :?


costco gave me 4 copies so by that logic...

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Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:03 pm

koala-fy wrote:Thank you so much everyone!!! Super helpful :)

Also, I realized one positive in re-taking is that when I got my picture taken at CVS for the ticket, they gave me two copies, so I've already gotten that taken care of. I should've known then that that was a bad sign... :?


My brother printed out 10 copies for me. So...guess I'm fucked.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Quick Silver » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:19 pm

Hi All

I took the Sept exam and scored 8 pts lower than my average PT so I'm retaking in December. I've been following for a while, but wanted to officially jump in to this study group thread.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby koala-fy » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:37 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote: costco gave me 4 copies so by that logic...

Shakawkaw wrote: My brother printed out 10 copies for me. So...guess I'm fucked.


Hahaha oops...I'm sure you guys will only need one more and then you can save the extras for your next passport or something. I actually like the picture they took. It's a billion times better than my actual passport photo because that one is old and I was only 18 and super pissed at the guy for not letting me smile.

I'm actually surprised we're allowed to smile in these pictures...you'd think the crazy-strict LSAC would want a super stoic expression too. No teeth for LSAT takers

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:43 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Quick Silver wrote:Hi All

I took the Sept exam and scored 8 pts lower than my average PT so I'm retaking in December. I've been following for a while, but wanted to officially jump in to this study group thread.

Welcome! I hope you score closer to your average in December! :D


Where have you been, Rigo?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby MEAhrnsbrak » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:34 pm

Yuuuuuuck!!! You know you did bad when you did better on RC than LR!

Score: 165

LG: -4 (Missed one and ran out of time for 3...ugh...timing is rarely an issue for me with LG. Stupid stained glass)
RC: -5 (Missed one and ran out of time for 4)
LR: -6
LR: -6

Yea...I don't know. I think I was putting all of my effort into improving my RC that I just slacked everywhere else! Definitely not my best...at all! In good news, my RC is getting sooo much better! In bad news, wow I sucked everywhere else today!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby surf » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:10 pm

got my first 158 today on PT59. hope to have 160 by dec6. yea yea not on par with all you TLSers. but my best thus far.

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Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:39 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Shakawkaw wrote:Where have you been, Rigo?

Living life just a bit.


Last night was fun

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:12 pm

worst score yet, 159 on pt 72.. bombed games hard.. even the easy ones for some reason.

got only 11 correct! other sections I think I got about 20-21 range.


Keep bombing games sections.. dont really know what to do :/ . Not always, but it seems to happening commonly enough that I am pretty worried about it.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:40 pm

My PT 62 experience....

Well, I didn't do as well as I hoped on LG and LR:

LG exp: 16/23 (yikes)
RC: 20/27 (ehh, better than expected)
LR1: 16/26 (trickier than 2nd LR...)
LG: 16/23 (double yikes)
LR2: 18/26 (still tricky)

The stained glass window glass just wasn't clicking for me so wasted a lot of time. Realized how low I was on time, so I quickly did the last game (easy ordering), and had to completely guess on the grouping one.... :twisted:

Who wouldve thought RC would be my best section here...

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:47 pm

nlee10 wrote:My PT 62 experience....

Well, I didn't do as well as I hoped on LG and LR:

LG exp: 16/23 (yikes)
RC: 20/27 (ehh, better than expected)
LR1: 16/26 (trickier than 2nd LR...)
LG: 16/23 (double yikes)
LR2: 18/26 (still tricky)

The stained glass window glass just wasn't clicking for me so wasted a lot of time. Realized how low I was on time, so I quickly did the last game (easy ordering), and had to completely guess on the grouping one.... :twisted:

Who wouldve thought RC would be my best section here...

Yeah I thought RC here was better than usual and oddly enough I thought the stained glass was easier than the 3rd game and on part with the first :shock:

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:58 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
Shakawkaw wrote:Where have you been, Rigo?

Living life just a bit.

Last night was fun

Definitely. Glad you could make it.


Get a room.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:58 pm

nlee10 wrote:My PT 62 experience....

Well, I didn't do as well as I hoped on LG and LR:

LG exp: 16/23 (yikes)
RC: 20/27 (ehh, better than expected)
LR1: 16/26 (trickier than 2nd LR...)
LG: 16/23 (double yikes)
LR2: 18/26 (still tricky)

The stained glass window glass just wasn't clicking for me so wasted a lot of time. Realized how low I was on time, so I quickly did the last game (easy ordering), and had to completely guess on the grouping one.... :twisted:

Who wouldve thought RC would be my best section here...


34 days, nlee. You got it!




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