The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

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25
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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

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theugg wrote:
lurker816 wrote:resisted this for a while, but realized that a stupid bubbling error due to a test-center specific disruption cost me my 170 in june.

checking in. fourth and final take what's up!!!!!


Dear lord. Practice your bubbling. Do drills.


I am hoping that the fire-alarm in the middle of the last section that proctors did not give us time to make up for was a one-time thing, but it is certainly a thing I will be more mindful of this time. Thankfully the bubbling only cost a few points as opposed to like, ten.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby ltowns1 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:03 am

Have stre/weak questions gotten easier?? I was exposed to several stregthen and weakening questions in the thirties early in my prep,and now that I've began drilling with Cambridge packets (1-20) they seem just a little easier than those in the from 1-20? What do you guys think?

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Postby RZ5646 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:32 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:Well I'll be honest, took it easy this weekend to really plan out the next couple weeks set up a calendar that's synced to my phone and all. I have my day to day all listed out to finish July and be on track for nothing but drilling and PTs for August and September as well as reviewing books as needed.

I did spend some time actually looking at school options because really this time around I've just told myself I'll be in the T14 no matter what. I'll be honest I'm from a small town, the thought of some of these schools is extremely exciting(and slightly intimidating in some cases), all the more motivation right there!
Anyone else out there with these feelings??


I'm probably just going to apply to everywhere from Harvard to WUSTL and then choose based on predicted ROI.

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Postby Tycho » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:05 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:Well I'll be honest, took it easy this weekend to really plan out the next couple weeks set up a calendar that's synced to my phone and all. I have my day to day all listed out to finish July and be on track for nothing but drilling and PTs for August and September as well as reviewing books as needed.

I did spend some time actually looking at school options because really this time around I've just told myself I'll be in the T14 no matter what. I'll be honest I'm from a small town, the thought of some of these schools is extremely exciting(and slightly intimidating in some cases), all the more motivation right there!
Anyone else out there with these feelings??


Well, if you went back to when I was a high school senior and told me I'd be T14 or bust come the end of my college career, I wouldn't have believed it. I can only be thankful for the opportunities I've had.

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Postby ltowns1 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:54 pm

pittsburghpirates wrote:
PatriotP74 wrote:Well I'll be honest, took it easy this weekend to really plan out the next couple weeks set up a calendar that's synced to my phone and all. I have my day to day all listed out to finish July and be on track for nothing but drilling and PTs for August and September as well as reviewing books as needed.

I did spend some time actually looking at school options because really this time around I've just told myself I'll be in the T14 no matter what. I'll be honest I'm from a small town, the thought of some of these schools is extremely exciting(and slightly intimidating in some cases), all the more motivation right there!
Anyone else out there with these feelings??


Think I'm just going to blast everything in the T-14 and probably Vandy as well and see what happens. If I'm lucky enough to have a couple viable options, then I can work on narrowing things down with visits, etc.


I'm from a small town originally as well, and the thought of going to law school in the T-14 certainly hadn't crossed my mind when I was a high school senior either!


Ditto , I can't believe the opportunity I have
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Postby ltowns1 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:08 pm

whacka wrote:
Tycho wrote:
PatriotP74 wrote:Well I'll be honest, took it easy this weekend to really plan out the next couple weeks set up a calendar that's synced to my phone and all. I have my day to day all listed out to finish July and be on track for nothing but drilling and PTs for August and September as well as reviewing books as needed.

I did spend some time actually looking at school options because really this time around I've just told myself I'll be in the T14 no matter what. I'll be honest I'm from a small town, the thought of some of these schools is extremely exciting(and slightly intimidating in some cases), all the more motivation right there!
Anyone else out there with these feelings??


Well, if you went back to when I was a high school senior and told me I'd be T14 or bust come the end of my college career, I wouldn't have believed it. I can only be thankful for the opportunities I've had.

Ditto on that. I was a real underachiever in high school, and I think having a teacher who told me I "probably wouldn't work hard enough to get good grades in college" really caused me to reevaluate myself and kick it into high gear, giving me immense opportunities in choosing schools. I've been thinking about emailing him to thank him once I get accepted to some schools, but I can't think of a way to phrase it in a way that expresses my (very genuine) gratefulness and doesn't come off as a passive-aggressive "LOOK AT ME NOW BITCH!!"


Lol just be honest, tell him his words were the kick in the pants that you needed.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:45 pm

theugg wrote:
lurker816 wrote:resisted this for a while, but realized that a stupid bubbling error due to a test-center specific disruption cost me my 170 in june.

checking in. fourth and final take what's up!!!!!


Dear lord. Practice your bubbling. Do drills.

+1

At the behest of some guide/book/post I started bubbling at the end of each page/game/passage. Works great until you forget to do it -- for half a section. That was the day I learned that I could, while consumed by utter terror (mind, this was a PT), bubble 15 answers in 30 seconds. Its those memories which keep your bubbling game on point.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby kbrizz » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:26 pm

Just curious, on average how many hours would you guys say you do per day?
Per week?

For me, I feel like some days I could go all day, and others I struggle with even two hours.

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Postby RZ5646 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:35 pm

SirArthurDayne wrote:I have a question for those who feel good about their LG diagramming skills. Do you guys: 1. Number your rules when you diagram them like 7Sage does; and 2. Write a rule, such as "J is not forth", out as a rule with your other rules and on your diagram or just one of the two?

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I still suck at LG but I've thought about these questions. I don't number the rules, and I think JY just does that for video clarity. However, I'm not sure whether you should write out simply rules instead of just adding them to your diagram. I feel like it's a waste of time, but then again sometimes I forget about a rule and then waste time on a question that relies on it. That's why I'd really like to see JY do logic games on paper: it would let us separate what is required to do the game from what is required to explain the game.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby DoYouEvenTLS » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:10 pm

Consistently getting killed in LR on my PTs; RC is always a work in progress; feel like I have a pretty good grasp on LG (varies from -4 (bc of time) to -0)...
Revisiting the LRB tomorrow to try and patch up some holes.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:22 pm

kbrizz wrote:Just curious, on average how many hours would you guys say you do per day?
Per week?

For me, I feel like some days I could go all day, and others I struggle with even two hours.

My schedule puts me at about 15 hours of studying per week. Unless it's a week where I do back to back PTs, then I'd be closer to 20.

Honestly, for me, any more than that and I see some seriously diminishing returns. In the effort to work longer, don't overlook the chance to work smarter. I've tweaked the way I drill LR to suit MY needs and I now go -1 or so. Untimed, but essentially race pace.

If you're not a 40 hour a week kind of LSAT studier (that is to say, you've tried that workload and find it unhelpful) then don't pretend to be. I've been seeing improvement at this pace, so I'm sticking with it.




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