The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:29 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:45 pm

Those cambridge packs are expensive :shock:

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:46 pm

1Lin2015 wrote:
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?


No I don't really time myself when drilling. It's important to be able to take your time reason in your head the right/wrong answers. That way when it comes to PT'ing, you know the process. I use my watch. Lol.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby thelincolnlawyer » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:51 pm

Checking in. Working full-time and in the same boat with others struggling on LR and RC; LG are a breeze. Actually enjoying the process, who knew preparing for the LSAT could be fun? <25th% for most of the top 14 so aiming to be a splitter. Let's kill this test together everybody

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:53 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby champv17 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:58 pm

thelincolnlawyer wrote:Checking in. Working full-time and in the same boat with others struggling on LR and RC; LG are a breeze. Actually enjoying the process, who knew preparing for the LSAT could be fun? <25th% for most of the top 14 so aiming to be a splitter. Let's kill this test together everybody



Welcome and good luck.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:17 am

WorldsCollide wrote:Those cambridge packs are expensive :shock:


Once you download them and actually see how many questions you are getting out of it....so worth. lol.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:20 am

mist4bison wrote:
Jgoods wrote:working 50 hr/wk is rough, add anything else on to your day and study time is hard to fit in :/ this week has been pretty restricted, gotta make up for it this weekend I guess


I feel you. I'm like exhausted after work every day (usually 9-8/9). I've been super lucky and this week and last were really, really slow (spoiler for after law school: July/aug/sept are the slowest months for litigation). Unfortunately it'll be picking up soon. Ugh. :cry:


9-9? everyday? dang, well you got me beat :/ sorry to hear that lol and what do you do?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:22 am

nlee10 wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:Those cambridge packs are expensive :shock:


Once you download them and actually see how many questions you are getting out of it....so worth. lol.


Yeah I figured as much. I'll only need the LR because I typed quite a few LGs up already.

I'll try to wake up at six every day to get some studying done before classes. But wow... There are some busy people here!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby peppermint » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:27 am

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:29 am

WorldsCollide wrote:
nlee10 wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:Those cambridge packs are expensive :shock:


Once you download them and actually see how many questions you are getting out of it....so worth. lol.


Yeah I figured as much. I'll only need the LR because I typed quite a few LGs up already.

I'll try to wake up at six every day to get some studying done before classes. But wow... There are some busy people here!

gotta make money somehow lol

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:31 am

peppermint wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:
nlee10 wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:Those cambridge packs are expensive :shock:


Once you download them and actually see how many questions you are getting out of it....so worth. lol.


Yeah I figured as much. I'll only need the LR because I typed quite a few LGs up already.

I'll try to wake up at six every day to get some studying done before classes. But wow... There are some busy people here!

I woke up at 6 this morning to study. I drilled a lot of LG but now I'm so exhausted, I hope I don't fall asleep at work, haha.

I'm trying to get up at 6 every morning to work out so I don't have to take study time from the little I have after work... but the struggle is real

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby peppermint » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:38 am

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:59 am

We're the 6AM crew, yo!

I'm kind of at a loss for what to do for this Saturday LSAT :lol: :| :shock: :(

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:04 am

peppermint wrote:
Jgoods wrote:I'm trying to get up at 6 every morning to work out so I don't have to take study time from the little I have after work... but the struggle is real
I haven't worked out in ages :( I take the stairs at work instead of the elevator (like 7 flights) and when I come home (10 flights) and that's about it. I figure it's similar to the Stairmaster or whatever that machine is called, so it's good enough, haha. Plus I work on a farm on the weekends, and that keeps me (relatively) in shape.

haha farm work sounds pretty solid, its something at least lol

WorldsCollide wrote:We're the 6AM crew, yo!

I'm kind of at a loss for what to do for this Saturday LSAT :lol: :| :shock: :(

umm 180 duh

bleu time to head to work :/

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:10 am

Jgoods wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:We're the 6AM crew, yo!

I'm kind of at a loss for what to do for this Saturday LSAT :lol: :| :shock: :(

umm 180 duh

bleu time to head to work :/


I don't think a 180 is possible by this Saturday ;)

You postponed right, Jgoods?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:54 am

WorldsCollide wrote:
Jgoods wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:We're the 6AM crew, yo!

I'm kind of at a loss for what to do for this Saturday LSAT :lol: :| :shock: :(

umm 180 duh

bleu time to head to work :/


I don't think a 180 is possible by this Saturday ;)

You postponed right, Jgoods?


Not officially technically but yes, I'm taking in Dec, I'm not ready for Saturday

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:00 am

Jgoods... just remember to do it before it appears on your personal record!

I'm not ready for this shizzle either ;(

The October 1997 LG section kicked my butt ;(. Damn you games 2 and 3!

ETA:

This: http://www.cambridgelsat.com/bundles/lo ... g-by-type/
Or This: http://www.cambridgelsat.com/prep-books ... -volume-3/

And don't say both because I'm poor.

As I said before:
• PrepTests Completed: 19-28, 52-67
• PrepTests Haven’t Completed: 29-38, 68(minus LG)-71 (as in the ones I own but haven't done).

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:11 am

WorldsCollide wrote:Jgoods... just remember to do it before it appears on your personal record!

I'm not ready for this shizzle either ;(

The October 1997 LG section kicked my butt ;(. Damn you games 2 and 3!

ETA:

This: http://www.cambridgelsat.com/bundles/lo ... g-by-type/
Or This: http://www.cambridgelsat.com/prep-books ... -volume-3/

And don't say both because I'm poor.

As I said before:
• PrepTests Completed: 19-28, 52-67
• PrepTests Haven’t Completed: 29-38, 68(minus LG)-71 (as in the ones I own but haven't done).

Haha I won't forget. And as for which to get thats up to you. If you get the 1-38 it will allow you to retake the higher(40+) PT's again closer to Dec without having drilled their LR questions multiple times... just my 2c

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:12 am

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:20 am

I don't intend to redo the PTs I've already done because I think I have enough of them. Also, typing them up takes so much time (I know because I've done the same with LG) and I don't think I can afford that right now. Also, I don't have everything divided by type and difficulty level :shock: :shock:

Thanks guys!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:22 am

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:27 am

I'm becoming a professional poker player to pay the bills and have more time to study. Good or bad idea guys?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:36 am

Dirigo wrote:
jrdavila09 wrote:I'm becoming a professional poker player to pay the bills and have more time to study. Good or bad idea guys?

That depends on whether you net more winnings than losses.


lol. I'm studying full-time until the December test, but once I'm done, I'm thinking about working at a local gym as a personal trainer. Something "fun" to do before law school kills me.




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