The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Lacoste » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:16 pm

ILikeKneadedErasers wrote: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.


I've been reading some of the recommendations on tls. A good idea would probably be to actually cut those questions out and save them (paper-clip them). Save them for review later on as you continue your prep for the lsat.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:03 pm

Checking in.

Just made my three month study guide. I took the Feb. LSAT, and had panic attack during it, so my studying is mostly going to be taking 2-3 PT's a week and reviewing. Also, doing logic games on off days.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby kirilrez » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:32 am

Hi everyone,

I was wondering when to start taking PTs for the December test.

I currently drilling SA, and simple ordering from the Cambridge packets and focusing on comparative passages on RC.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Lacoste » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:44 pm

Anyone having problems with History RC passages? I just worked on a couple and found them to be somewhat difficult.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby kirilrez » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:58 pm

What has helped me to improve in Social Sciences and Humanities passages was drilling them by type and difficulty from the Cambridge packets. I think it's really worth the money.

Also,I noted the passages where I had made the most mistakes and did them again a day or two later.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Lacoste » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:03 pm

kirilrez wrote:What has helped me to improve in Social Sciences and Humanities passages was drilling them by type and difficulty from the Cambridge packets. I think it's really worth the money.

Also,I noted the passages where I had made the most mistakes and did them again a day or two later.


Thats the bundle right?

To answer your unanswered question from your previous posting, the way I plan on doing it is Im going to start taking a PT once a week, then switch it to 2 a week in late Sept- and then towards late Oct. incorporating 3 PTs a week or hold it off until beginning of Nov. to build endurance.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby gutrot3 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:06 pm

Hey guys,

Posted last week and have started studying a bit and have found myself a little flustered when it comes to choosing which avenue to take. I have a great wealth of material to go through (LSAT trainer, LR+LG PS Bibles, Manhattan LR, all the tests) yet am not sure where to start so for now I've been just going through the trainer as it seems like the best introductory material. On my 160 diag I only got 9 questions correct in diag. Aiming for perfect, but I'd be very happy with anything above a 170.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby lawstudenthopeful727 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:50 pm

I plan on going into the 2015-2016 cycle. I plan on taking the LSAT in December. My question is, do y'all think my odds of getting into the school of my choice as well as a nice scholly, slim to none?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby kirilrez » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:09 pm

My plan is to see the way I'm progressing on RC, LR and LG and decide if december is the right time for me to take the Lsat.

Personally I feel like I'm not improving etnough on LG both on time and accuracy.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby kirilrez » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi gutrot3,
I think the best way to start is with the Lsat trainer like you're doing, but once you finish a topic like ordering game, then you should drill it.
Personally, I prefer the Cambridge packets for drilling, but you can always sort the games yourself.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Lacoste » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:44 pm

Has anyone noticed patterns in the RC section? I know for LR there are patterns which are distinguishable.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:49 pm

Just checking in! Almost done with week 3 of studying. Thanks God for the extra long weekend. More time to study! Just wanted to see if anyone had any helpful tip on finding the flaw in the reasoning?? I seem to always have problems with this. I'm only getting 50% of LR questions right. It's getting frustrating!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:58 am

jrdavila09 wrote:Just checking in! Almost done with week 3 of studying. Thanks God for the extra long weekend. More time to study! Just wanted to see if anyone had any helpful tip on finding the flaw in the reasoning?? I seem to always have problems with this. I'm only getting 50% of LR questions right. It's getting frustrating!



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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:40 am

nlee10 wrote:
jrdavila09 wrote:Just checking in! Almost done with week 3 of studying. Thanks God for the extra long weekend. More time to study! Just wanted to see if anyone had any helpful tip on finding the flaw in the reasoning?? I seem to always have problems with this. I'm only getting 50% of LR questions right. It's getting frustrating!



I feel your pain...My LG and RC sections are slowly improving....but LR has not budged in the last 3-4 weeks of studying. ughhh.


Yesss!!!! It's getting to the point where I don't want to work on anything else. I read and re-read the LSAT Trainer and LRB sections thatbare relevant and nothing. Maybe I should just leave it for a couple of days and work on LG or RC. Then come back.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:47 am

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby rion91 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:02 am

Jumping in here. This will be my 4th LSAT. Took PT65 after more than a year and made a 170. Feelsgoodman.gif

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby rion91 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:04 am

nlee10 wrote:^ Maybe you should invest in the Manhattan LR Book. I read most of the LR Bible and sort of thought it was complicated. I necessarily didn't like how categorize Question Types (too many IMO). I heard the Manhattan LR categorizes the question types more simple than the LR Bible. Mine comes today and going to do it throughout this upcoming weekend/week. I'll let you know how it goes. Blahhh

Double this. Manhattan LR was really that push to move me from constantly missing like 7 or so per section to about 3 or 4. That's like 8 points.

withoutapaddle wrote:had panic attack during it

ugh me too :(

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:12 pm

nlee10 wrote:^ Maybe you should invest in the Manhattan LR Book. I read most of the LR Bible and sort of thought it was complicated. I necessarily didn't like how categorize Question Types (too many IMO). I heard the Manhattan LR categorizes the question types more simple than the LR Bible. Mine comes today and going to do it throughout this upcoming weekend/week. I'll let you know how it goes. Blahhh


Didn't Mike Kim help write those books? Wouldn't he have that same information in the LSAT Trainer?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:17 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby rion91 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:36 pm

how's everyone's PTing?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:44 pm

rion91 wrote:how's everyone's PTing?


I've done 2 so far. Got 164, and 161. the 161 I botched reading comp (-9) and got -8 on an LR section where I am normally getting -4. You know what though, my RC is pretty bad though so no excuse there. LR is not typical though.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Lacoste » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:03 pm

Haven't taken one in a while. Going to start this Saturday then gradually increase 2 per week. I'm still at that point of understanding the material, drilling, and reviewing all question types/answers.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby julyseven11 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:02 pm

Im new here. In for december. I have to say im taking the 7sage online course and its pretty awesome!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:04 pm

FWIW, I started the Manhattan LR a few days ago and thus far, I can honestly say I like it more than the LRB. I think this shows in my drilling. My weak points of LR are: Flaw, Necessary/Sufficient Assumptions and those are the first few chapters of the Manhattan LR. I have seen drastic improvements in my drilling. Using various online analytics such as LSATQA/7sage/blueprint, I used to score a really embarrassing 30-40% accuracy on those Q-types. After just 2 days of moderate drilling, I am now hitting over 50-60% accuracy. With more drilling, I should be acing the majority of these in no time!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby santoki » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:21 am

checking in for the GOD DAMN LAST TIME.

haven't legit PTed since my prep for june 2014, but starting up a 9 week plan to refinish the Trainer and then use the last 3 weeks to drill problematic q-types and PT some more.

lets get 'er done




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