The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

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5
4%
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12
10%
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25
21%
15+
14
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17%
25+
9
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Total votes: 121

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:59 pm

So I'm drilling RC right now and I notice that the only problems I consistently seem to get incorrect are the "what is the main idea" Q's. Anyone got any tips/tricks/cheat codes on how to get these right.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:13 pm

PoopNpants wrote:So I'm drilling RC right now and I notice that the only problems I consistently seem to get incorrect are the "what is the main idea" Q's. Anyone got any tips/tricks/cheat codes on how to get these right.


I wish I could insert a table, but I follow this method:

If the passage is about a problem, then the Main Point is the solution.
If the passage is about a mystery (cause/effect), then the MP is the explanation that the author advocates.
If the passage is about a Person the author likes, then the MP is the person is great.
If the passage is about a person the author dislikes, then the MP is the person is not great.
If the passage is about a study/experiment, then the MP is the study/experiment is good/bad.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:18 pm

mist4bison wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:So I'm drilling RC right now and I notice that the only problems I consistently seem to get incorrect are the "what is the main idea" Q's. Anyone got any tips/tricks/cheat codes on how to get these right.


I wish I could insert a table, but I follow this method:

If the passage is about a problem, then the Main Point is the solution.
If the passage is about a mystery (cause/effect), then the MP is the explanation that the author advocates.
If the passage is about a Person the author likes, then the MP is the person is great.
If the passage is about a person the author dislikes, then the MP is the person is not great.
If the passage is about a study/experiment, then the MP is the study/experiment is good/bad.

omg you're alive.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:25 pm

nlee10 wrote:
mist4bison wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:So I'm drilling RC right now and I notice that the only problems I consistently seem to get incorrect are the "what is the main idea" Q's. Anyone got any tips/tricks/cheat codes on how to get these right.


I wish I could insert a table, but I follow this method:

If the passage is about a problem, then the Main Point is the solution.
If the passage is about a mystery (cause/effect), then the MP is the explanation that the author advocates.
If the passage is about a Person the author likes, then the MP is the person is great.
If the passage is about a person the author dislikes, then the MP is the person is not great.
If the passage is about a study/experiment, then the MP is the study/experiment is good/bad.

omg you're alive.


Thanks, dog! I'll use this method

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:25 pm

nlee10 wrote:
mist4bison wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:So I'm drilling RC right now and I notice that the only problems I consistently seem to get incorrect are the "what is the main idea" Q's. Anyone got any tips/tricks/cheat codes on how to get these right.


I wish I could insert a table, but I follow this method:

If the passage is about a problem, then the Main Point is the solution.
If the passage is about a mystery (cause/effect), then the MP is the explanation that the author advocates.
If the passage is about a Person the author likes, then the MP is the person is great.
If the passage is about a person the author dislikes, then the MP is the person is not great.
If the passage is about a study/experiment, then the MP is the study/experiment is good/bad.

omg you're alive.


Lol, I knew someone would say that. Yep, I've been lurking for like a week now after I logged on to ask a question.

How've you been, nlee?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:42 pm

mist4bison wrote:How've you been, nlee?

Studying for my final retake. Did you end up taking either Feb or June?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:44 pm

nlee10 wrote:
mist4bison wrote:How've you been, nlee?

Studying for my final retake. Did you end up taking either Feb or June?


Nope, neither. Oct will be my first take.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Sean_33 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:51 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you score a preptest?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:58 pm

Sean_33 wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but how do you score a preptest?


You can plug your answers directly into 7sage
Or you could just check your answers against the answer sheet, and use the scale to see where your raw score would register on that scale

But really you should be Blind Reviewing your preptests prior to scoring them, but that's just my opinion

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:04 pm

How many full timed PTs do you all take per week? Right now I'm at 2 and then drilling the other days. I'm considering going to 3, but haven't decided if it's worth it.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:14 pm

MrBalloons wrote:How many full timed PTs do you all take per week? Right now I'm at 2 and then drilling the other days. I'm considering going to 3, but haven't decided if it's worth it.


I just study right now so I don't work or do much of anything else, so I take 3-4 a week. I thin it's manageable assuming you have a lot of time to devote to studying and blind reviewing afterwards, then drilling weanesses on off-days.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Monkey D Luffy » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:36 pm

PoopNpants wrote:
MrBalloons wrote:How many full timed PTs do you all take per week? Right now I'm at 2 and then drilling the other days. I'm considering going to 3, but haven't decided if it's worth it.


I just study right now so I don't work or do much of anything else, so I take 3-4 a week. I thin it's manageable assuming you have a lot of time to devote to studying and blind reviewing afterwards, then drilling weanesses on off-days.


Are you planning to complete all the PTs before the Oct test?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:48 pm

I don't have any real goal to get all of them done by October. I'll only have time for 1 a week in September, but if I do 3 per week in August I will have done something like 48-75. And then my drilling will cover 1-40.

I'm thinking that sounds like the most reasonable setup.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:07 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:
MrBalloons wrote:How many full timed PTs do you all take per week? Right now I'm at 2 and then drilling the other days. I'm considering going to 3, but haven't decided if it's worth it.


I just study right now so I don't work or do much of anything else, so I take 3-4 a week. I thin it's manageable assuming you have a lot of time to devote to studying and blind reviewing afterwards, then drilling weanesses on off-days.


Hehe. Drillin weanesses.

I was doing back back PTs last week, but they were only 4 sections each. I don't work either so I can squeeze up to 5 a week. I'm terrified of this gap in employment, but I do t want to rush out and get a job now and mess up my groove.


Yeah I'm in the same boat, I'm fortunate to have parents who are cool enough to let me live at home and prioritize on the LSAT. When you say you take back-to-back PTs you mean you take like 2 in one sitting? or you take them on back-to-back days? If the former that is pretty wild dog, but good for endurance i guess

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:19 pm

Sup Mist

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:32 pm

Rigo wrote:Sup Mist


Oh, hey Rigo! Long time, no talk. Getting excited for apps in a month or so? (I'm guessing you aren't still studying..?)

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:33 pm

Rigo wrote:Sup Mist

^

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:35 pm

Smallville wrote:
Rigo wrote:Sup Mist

^

Lol, you guys make me feel so appreciated 8) Missed you all the past few months.

ETA: I'm surprised to see so many of the same people around, actually

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:25 pm

mist4bison wrote:
Rigo wrote:Sup Mist

Oh, hey Rigo! Long time, no talk. Getting excited for apps in a month or so? (I'm guessing you aren't still studying..?)

Got a 167 in December (blah). Got a cooler job afterwards that runs through the fall and makes it nearly impossible to study consistently (let alone physically get to a testing center) so sitting out the cycle and will retake at some point in the future.

I'm definitely on TLS less, but a little birdie told me you had returned. :mrgreen:
Hope all is well with crazy biglawl jerb.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:28 pm

Wait. RZ is OP of this thread as well? Study thread whore.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:43 pm

In his defense, he just took over from an MIA OP.

Not in his defense, Its been just as boring as the last one.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:47 pm

This thread is super interesting actually.




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