The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby koala-fy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:43 pm

mornincounselor wrote:I feel like we are going to have something weird on this test. Like a LR one-two punch question or a mapping game. Maybe some kind of game we haven't seen before. I'm definetly going to spend some time here on rare games.


Yikes don't scare me like this. What mapping games have there been?? That skiing one, and the one about the different zones for radar or something, right? Anything else?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby KanGaHru » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:49 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Shakawkaw wrote:KanGaHru - yay kitties!

Don't encourage him.


Don't worry Rigo

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Dirigo wrote:Seems logically sound to me.


And agreed!
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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby literarylawyer » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:49 pm

Makes sense about the RCs -- I'm usually pressed for time on those and tend to flub a few of the later questions, but got -0/-1 on these last two.

& apologies for the lack of clarity: I've been strict on timing 35 minutes each section - was completing these LRs at 30-32 minutes...

But yeah, I really should do a more recent test...I've been avoiding the reality of our numbered days...

Thanks!

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Postby GreenTee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:53 pm

Kangaroo: Don't listen to the haters. Keep those cat memes flowing.

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Postby GreenTee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Dirigo wrote:
GreenTee wrote:Kangaroo: Don't listen to the haters. Keep those cat memes flowing.

I miss unusual.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby KanGaHru » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:08 pm

GreenTee wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
GreenTee wrote:Kangaroo: Don't listen to the haters. Keep those cat memes flowing.

I miss Cat Memes.


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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:03 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


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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:04 pm

koala-fy wrote:
mornincounselor wrote:I feel like we are going to have something weird on this test. Like a LR one-two punch question or a mapping game. Maybe some kind of game we haven't seen before. I'm definetly going to spend some time here on rare games.


Yikes don't scare me like this. What mapping games have there been?? That skiing one, and the one about the different zones for radar or something, right? Anything else?


I just did the one with the bridges from PT6. That's another one.

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Postby GreenTee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:32 pm

sfoglia wrote:
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


I AM DOOMED.

Will be Currently dumb at 23 by 28.


#cortisollyfe

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby koala-fy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:41 pm

Dirigo wrote:Got an LSAC email today. December 6th is looming.


Got this too. Also, a school texted me yesterday. Texted. Me. It was so bizarre. :?

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:43 pm

koala-fy wrote:
Dirigo wrote:Got an LSAC email today. December 6th is looming.


Got this too. Also, a school texted me yesterday. Texted. Me. It was so bizarre. :?


They tryna tryna, Koala. Don't give in.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:44 pm

Dirigo wrote:Got a headache so now listening to Hilary Duff.
Let the rain fall down & wake my dreams..
#cortisoloverload


Are you just a living, breathing stereotype, Rigo? This is hilarious.

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Postby Shakawkaw » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:48 pm

peppermint wrote: Cortisol


Tbh, I thought Mint was talking about the anti-itch cream that they always advertise. It was hella confusing. Sup, RC.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby koala-fy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:50 pm

Shakawkaw wrote:
koala-fy wrote:
Dirigo wrote:Got an LSAC email today. December 6th is looming.


Got this too. Also, a school texted me yesterday. Texted. Me. It was so bizarre. :?


They tryna tryna, Koala. Don't give in.


Oh don't worry, I didn't answer. They asked if I could "talk about the school" soon. I also have dozens of emails from random schools asking me if I'm getting their emails, mostly about applying early. Like...I'm literally signed up to take the LSAT next week. I won't be applying in the next couple days. Relaxxxxxx

Dirigo wrote:
koala-fy wrote:
Dirigo wrote:Got an LSAC email today. December 6th is looming.

Got this too. Also, a school texted me yesterday. Texted. Me. It was so bizarre. :?

Can't wait for the onslaught of TTT desperation.


Loled at this. It's rough. I'm almost offended at some of them. The school that texted me has a 75th percentile GPA that is more than .5 below mine (not .05, but .50) and their 75th percentile LSAT is FOURTEEN points below my September score that I am retaking. Do they seriously think I'm interested?? I feel like if you have those numbers you REALLY shouldn't be going to law school.

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:05 pm

Someone from Charlotte texted me to brag that 100% of Charlotte students have "real legal experience" upon graduation (meaning clinics, obv). I texted back: "Sadly for Charlotte students, 'legal experience' does not always lead to gainful legal employment. Unsubscribe."

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby zxbn579 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:11 pm

Dirigo wrote:
parkcity wrote: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.

Get 4 LG sections. Make 3 copies of each game. Go through one section with the count-up timer. Note your time & watch 7sage videos for that section.
Then do the second section--once again with the count up timer. Note your time & watch 7sage videos.
Same with the third & fourth sections.
Now get your fresh copy of the first section you did. Do it again with the count up timer. See if you can make the same inferences you learned a little while before. Note your time now.
Make another copy of these four sections and do it a few days later. Add more sections into your rotation.
You WILL see improvement in your timing and you won't be paralyzed any more whenever you see a new game because you will have memorized the basic setup for all games and new games will match one of those setups--just with new variables and rules.

I use this timer while drilling LG and RC:
http://www.timeanddate.com/stopwatch/
I click the split button whenever I finish a game or a passage. Then you can really see how much time you're spending on an individual game. 8:45 for each game is not a good goal. The first game in the section is usually a 5-6 minute game and you should learn to breeze through it. Then another game may be a 10 minute game. Another one a 7 minute game, etc.


Thanks Dirigo, that's helpful. I just need to be more organized. I think my problem is that I never listened to JY and spent time with the rules upfront. Today was the first time I did that and it went surprisingly well compared to my past sad, sad performances.

PT 63 went OK. I got:
-3/LR1
-5/LG
-7/LR2 (not sure what happened here, ran out of time for the last 4 Qs)
-3/RC

for a total of 165

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Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

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