The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:34 pm

Took PT 48 and it went much better than PT 47, although I still didn't crack 170.

Score: 169
LR1: -5 (ughhhh)
LG: -0
RC: -1
LR2: -3

Now that I'm looking at this, this PT has a brutal curve.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby joeycxxxx09 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:43 pm

For those of you with an internship full time 8-5 how are you guys taking practice tests? I already took in June but am finding it hard to study with working 45 hours a week. I have just been reviewing the bibles and planning on really getting into the practice tests when school starts back up. I did decent in June my main problem was I just froze on logic games and convinced myself it must be the experimental section because there was no basic sequencing game. And then the next section was my second reading comp of the test. :D

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:54 pm

TheProdigal wrote:Feeling shamed here. Third take coming up, haven't started yet. 4 week and 5 week preps for the last two times.

You only prep for a month prior to the test?

What's the reasoning behind that, if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Shiv3rs-n-Ice » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:00 pm

Checking in. I've been studying off and on since February. I'm taking the blueprint online course now, and have a few more lessons until I'm done with that.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:17 pm

MrBalloons wrote:
TheProdigal wrote:Feeling shamed here. Third take coming up, haven't started yet. 4 week and 5 week preps for the last two times.

You only prep for a month prior to the test?

What's the reasoning behind that, if you don't mind me asking?

For the first I didn't know the test wasn't like the GRE and had set dates to take it. Second involved getting married in a mostly DIY event.

Also had a bit of arrogance coming in with a decent diagnostic. That's come back to bite me - repeatedly.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:50 pm

TheProdigal wrote:For the first I didn't know the test wasn't like the GRE and had set dates to take it. Second involved getting married in a mostly DIY event.

Also had a bit of arrogance coming in with a decent diagnostic. That's come back to bite me - repeatedly.


Well that makes sense. So what's the plan this time?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:52 pm

MrBalloons wrote:
TheProdigal wrote:For the first I didn't know the test wasn't like the GRE and had set dates to take it. Second involved getting married in a mostly DIY event.

Also had a bit of arrogance coming in with a decent diagnostic. That's come back to bite me - repeatedly.


Well that makes sense. So what's the plan this time?

Finish up this MS, 8 week prep cycle, and crack the 99th this time.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:28 pm

Out of curiosity, what's everybody's lowest percentage LR question type?

I typically struggle with the advanced Point at Issue types, as well as Parallel Reasoning.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:42 pm

MrBalloons wrote:Out of curiosity, what's everybody's lowest percentage LR question type?


Strengthen/weaken and parallel

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:18 pm

MrBalloons wrote:Out of curiosity, what's everybody's lowest percentage LR question type?

I typically struggle with the advanced Point at Issue types, as well as Parallel Reasoning.

On June, I missed an abnormal amount of Necessary Assumptions and MSS questions for some reason.
But for the most part, I'll tend to miss those labeled Level 3 or 4 by cambridge.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby joon » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:19 pm

joeycxxxx09 wrote:For those of you with an internship full time 8-5 how are you guys taking practice tests? I already took in June but am finding it hard to study with working 45 hours a week.


I'm also curious. I work 8-5 and only recently started getting into a serious routine. Summer is going by too quick.

For those who are studying all day, are you taking time off or you are on UG summer?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:20 pm

Parallel and parallel flaw because of timing issues.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Sera Numquam » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:29 pm

MrBalloons wrote:
Sera Numquam wrote:
MrBalloons wrote:It's pretty frustrating. LG is supposed to be the "learnable" section and whatnot but it's still my weakest point. I'm approaching -0 in the other two sections, but still routinely run out of time on LG/hit a roadblock with a game setup.


I thought that I had "learned" it, but apparently not. Going near -0 in the other 2 sections is a good buffer though! What's your target score?

172+ would probably get me what I want ($$ at Duke), but if I can perform at my peak on non-LG stuff and at least get LG to a reasonable level, my options open way wider, obviously.

So I'm hoping that learnableness kicks in soon.


Best of luck to you! How are you scoring on LR and RC?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Sera Numquam » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:45 pm

Does anybody here think the RC Bible by Powerscore is more useful then Manhattan Prep's RC book? I just got the 4th edition from my library and I've heard great things about it. I would prefer not to spend more money on another prep book when I've already purchased the other two bibles, prep tests, Cambridge packets, etc. Does anyone think purchasing the RC Bible is worth it despite having the Manhattan RC book?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:30 pm

+1 for double posting for page count.




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