The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:20 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:So many people withdrawing from Saturday! Wish I was there with you (please no one respond with a "then withdraw!" I can't do that for various reasons I'd rather not get into).

THEN WITHDRAW!
jk good luck! :P


What is Saturday? :shock:


Saturday is LSAT PrepTest73 ;)

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:33 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:38 pm

This is what I'll be writing Saturday: "To cancel or not to cancel? That is the question!" ;)

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:41 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:45 pm

Dirigo wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:This is what I'll be writing Saturday: "To cancel or not to cancel? That is the question!" ;)

I think how confident you are on games is a good indication. It's too hard to predict performance on the other sections.


I heard that, too. I guess we'll see =\.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby jrdavila09 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:33 pm

Just did 21 flaw questions and missed 5. I'm still learning to find the gap and/or read the answer choices more carefully! Hopefully it clicks by December. Going to do some LG's in a moment!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby thelincolnlawyer » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:04 pm

Anybody taking the Blueprint Movie course? Was already enrolled before finding this forum and the suggested prep. Hoping it is sufficient for a 170+

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Dirigo wrote:
thelincolnlawyer wrote:Anybody taking the Blueprint Movie course? Was already enrolled before finding this forum and the suggested prep. Hoping it is sufficient for a 170+

No. Looked too flashy and not worth the cashy.


Yeah the money was tough to swallow but hopefully it pays off. Need to catch up to you high-160s scorers

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby thelincolnlawyer » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:56 pm

Dirigo wrote:
thelincolnlawyer wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
thelincolnlawyer wrote:Anybody taking the Blueprint Movie course? Was already enrolled before finding this forum and the suggested prep. Hoping it is sufficient for a 170+

No. Looked too flashy and not worth the cashy.


Yeah the money was tough to swallow but hopefully it pays off. Need to catch up to you high-160s scorers


At the pace I'm going, you'll surely catch up.

Although, I did all level 3+4 SA (sufficient assumption, to the noobs) questions today and got the same amount wrong as the level 1+2's I did a few weeks ago. Without any other measure, I feel this is at least encouraging. Taking my first PT since July 30th (gosh I can't believe it's been that long) in a few days and going to start PTing regularly.


Yeah I saw your earlier posts and I'm in the same boat as you (Strong in LG, weaker in LR and RC). I think anything that doesn't show regression should be at least not discouraging (LSAT twister language there), especially with LR. You really need a baseline understanding of those tougher LR questions (SA, NA, flaw, etc.) to move up in difficulty and still achieve the same accuracy. Hopefully we can both master LR in the coming months to ensure that 170+. Right now I'm averaging anywhere from -4 to -9 on LR which just shows me I haven't completely grasped the concepts to see the consistency necessary for a great LR score. At least LG should be a breeze for us on test day. My next PT isn't until 10/11, at which time I'll be bumping up the number of tests and timed drilling shortly thereafter (6-7 weeks out). Good luck on your test, may the LSAT gods be with you

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:09 am

Dirigo wrote:
mist4bison wrote:Does anyone know where I can find a list of the most common to the least common LR question types? I've definitely seen this a few times, but can't remember if it was in a book/online/on TLS. I know for the most part (it's pretty obvious going through a test/based on drills), but I want a list ranking them.

I know there's a list in The Trainer if you have that.


The last couple tests have had a ton of flaw questions so there's that

ETA: Idk where I quoted this from bc its apparently not from this page. The perils of phone based TLSing

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby IamJosh » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:17 am

Hey guys, joining in a bit late. Hoping to get some advice and stay motivated.

What drills/prep have you guys found most effective for RC? The best I've ever done is -7. I PT'd tonight for the third time and got a 164 (-3 LG, -4 LR1, -3 LR2, and -10 RC.) I actually missed six of seven on the last passage. I'm shooting for the 170's (like most people, I guess) and feel like if I can get there if I can get RC down, but how the heck does this even happen? Have people progressed out of such states of crappiness?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby PeanutsNJam » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:48 am

WorldsCollide wrote:Saturday is LSAT PrepTest73 ;)


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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby MEAhrnsbrak » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:12 am

thelincolnlawyer wrote:Anybody taking the Blueprint Movie course? Was already enrolled before finding this forum and the suggested prep. Hoping it is sufficient for a 170+


I'm starting a regular Blueprint classroom course this weekend. Not sure if it will help push me into the 170's or not, but I figure worst case it gets my brain thinking about only LSAT for 8 hours during the work week and on my off days and weekends I can drill, drill, drill! And making sure I've mastered the basics is another huge perk. Can't push into the 170s when I make careless errors.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:44 am

That moment you're reviewing LR and looking at the answers and wondering how the heel the CA is the CA and then notice you were looking at the wrong answers -_- lol

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:32 am

IamJosh wrote:Hey guys, joining in a bit late. Hoping to get some advice and stay motivated.

What drills/prep have you guys found most effective for RC? The best I've ever done is -7. I PT'd tonight for the third time and got a 164 (-3 LG, -4 LR1, -3 LR2, and -10 RC.) I actually missed six of seven on the last passage. I'm shooting for the 170's (like most people, I guess) and feel like if I can get there if I can get RC down, but how the heck does this even happen? Have people progressed out of such states of crappiness?


I wish I knew how to get RC done. It seems that those people who are good at this section are just good naturally. I've always hated reading sections (my lowest on the SAT, too). So I definitely need an answer to this question, too.

The best advice I've heard was just to have a strategy and stick with it. I divide the passage into sections and summarize on the side (key words and such) and circle key actors ("some scholars" or "the Lemon study").

ETA:
What LR question uses the "negate" strategy?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:07 am

WorldsCollide wrote:
IamJosh wrote:Hey guys, joining in a bit late. Hoping to get some advice and stay motivated.

What drills/prep have you guys found most effective for RC? The best I've ever done is -7. I PT'd tonight for the third time and got a 164 (-3 LG, -4 LR1, -3 LR2, and -10 RC.) I actually missed six of seven on the last passage. I'm shooting for the 170's (like most people, I guess) and feel like if I can get there if I can get RC down, but how the heck does this even happen? Have people progressed out of such states of crappiness?


I wish I knew how to get RC done. It seems that those people who are good at this section are just good naturally. I've always hated reading sections (my lowest on the SAT, too). So I definitely need an answer to this question, too.

The best advice I've heard was just to have a strategy and stick with it. I divide the passage into sections and summarize on the side (key words and such) and circle key actors ("some scholars" or "the Lemon study").

ETA:
What LR question uses the "negate" strategy?

Necessary assumption

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby peppermint » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:25 am

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:35 am

Jgoods wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:
IamJosh wrote:Hey guys, joining in a bit late. Hoping to get some advice and stay motivated.

What drills/prep have you guys found most effective for RC? The best I've ever done is -7. I PT'd tonight for the third time and got a 164 (-3 LG, -4 LR1, -3 LR2, and -10 RC.) I actually missed six of seven on the last passage. I'm shooting for the 170's (like most people, I guess) and feel like if I can get there if I can get RC down, but how the heck does this even happen? Have people progressed out of such states of crappiness?


I wish I knew how to get RC done. It seems that those people who are good at this section are just good naturally. I've always hated reading sections (my lowest on the SAT, too). So I definitely need an answer to this question, too.

The best advice I've heard was just to have a strategy and stick with it. I divide the passage into sections and summarize on the side (key words and such) and circle key actors ("some scholars" or "the Lemon study").

ETA:
What LR question uses the "negate" strategy?

Necessary assumption


Thanks!

And that's interesting with the September withdrawal.

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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 WorldsCollide » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:42 am

Dirigo wrote:
peppermint wrote:2 ppl I know irl just withdrew from tomorrow's test to take Dec instead. I'm curious to see what the final number of test takers will be. I remember reading on a thread somewhere that Spivey said the drop in Sept registration was 8-10%, but I feel like there'll be even more ppl withdrawing tonight/cancelling tomorrow.

I'm so excited for a low number!! June's big decrease was surprising so a big September decrease in addition to June will be AMAZING!


Why is this a good thing? =\




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