The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:03 pm

peppermint wrote:Relaxing is def the key. Stress activates cortisol, a hormone that easily passes through the blood brain barrier. Cortisol can affect the hippocampus (which deals with learning and memory) & when a person is exposed to cortisol for long periods of time, the cortisol literally changes the person's ability to think properly.

Taking today off and going easy on the drilling for a while will help you drop your cortisol levels a bit, and get your brain ready to tackle the LSAT on test day.

ETA- wow, I'm in science nerd mode today, haha


This is solid. My thought initially was that since stress is something effectively out of my control, I should focus all of my attention on the thing I could control: my skill level. I now see that they're not entirely independent factors. Thanks Bill Nye!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby secadc11 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Quick question for you all - which of the Cambridge packets logic games types is the same as and/or includes circle games?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:11 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:17 pm

Dirigo wrote:
secadc11 wrote:Quick question for you all - which of the Cambridge packets logic games types is the same as and/or includes circle games?

Miscellaneous
Or PTs 1-20 mostly have the unique games.


Yup, and there's also a circle game on 41.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby secadc11 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:20 pm

GreenTee wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
secadc11 wrote:Quick question for you all - which of the Cambridge packets logic games types is the same as and/or includes circle games?

Miscellaneous
Or PTs 1-20 mostly have the unique games.


Yup, and there's also a circle game on 41.


Thanks guys!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby santoki » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:40 pm

so i took october 2013 at villanova university at the business school building- the most modern building on campus with spacious tables and even temperatures.

signed up for june 2014 at villanova expecting the same testing site, but got ambushed and was placed in what is notoriously the WORST building on campus, with mini desk chairs. i couldnt get a lefty desk as a lefty, it was humid, construction was going on, RC section 1 kicked my ass, so i got up and left.

signed up again for december 2014 at nova...got the business school. jumping/typing for joy :mrgreen:

doing wonders for my peace of mind

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:50 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:53 pm

Dirigo wrote:Taking it at my undergrad is so comforting because it's always held in the same location which I know very well.
I've never heard of horror stories happening there so I'm very thankful.


I would have never thought your TC was your alma. My favorite frat bros have gone there!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:06 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby zxbn579 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:09 pm

Taking PT 63 today. Anyone wanna join the party?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby zxbn579 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:40 pm

Let's do it. I've gotten everything down to -4 except LG where I continue to fail miserably with -10.
That's what happens when you were an art major and the first time you need to discipline your brain is the LSAT.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby zxbn579 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:02 pm

Ignoring it would be correct. The reason is because I used to get terrified and paralyzed by the LG section. Then I did put some work into it for like a week and did my 7sage lessons etc so now I am enjoying it and get -0 if I don't time myself, but timing still kills me. And I still feel the bitter taste of that initial paralysis when I see the first page of the games section every test. Not sure why.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby koala-fy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:18 pm

santoki wrote: signed up for june 2014 at villanova expecting the same testing site, but got ambushed and was placed in what is notoriously the WORST building on campus, with mini desk chairs. i couldnt get a lefty desk as a lefty, it was humid, construction was going on, RC section 1 kicked my ass, so i got up and left.


Wait...did they seriously put it in Tolentine in June?! :shock:

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:22 pm

parkcity wrote:Taking PT 63 today. Anyone wanna join the party?


I'm doing 73

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby sashafierce » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:43 pm

As I expected the weather in NYC is making me sick, I have a runny nose and sore throat, my lips are blistered and my skin is peeling :cry: I've decided not to leave the apartment unless it is on fire, plus if someone ask me to repeat what I just said one more time I'm going to go crazzyyy lol.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby KanGaHru » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:02 pm

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:17 pm

GreenTee wrote:
Shakawkaw wrote:My favorite frat bros


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We've discussed this!

KanGaHru - yay kitties!

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby literarylawyer » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:30 pm

I'm retaking this December after getting a 166 in September. Pre test day, I'd been scoring around 169/170 for 2 weeks.

Took a break after the test, wasn't sure if I wanted to retake and then decided that not retaking would be really stupid, so I went back to tests from 2000 and got a 171 and a 174. I'm much more relaxed during the PTs than I used to be, and have been finishing LR sections with 3-5 minutes extra time.

But do you think the jump in scores (174 is my highest so far) has more to do with the pre-2002 tests being much easier? I wanted to wait to do the few post-2002 tests that I haven't taken yet for the last week before the test.

Essentially, am I wasting my time with the old tests? And can I take my score jump seriously or am I just kidding myself?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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