The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

0+
5
4%
5+
12
10%
10+
25
21%
15+
14
12%
20+
20
17%
25+
9
7%
30+
3
2%
35+
33
27%
 
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sanibella
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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby sanibella » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:56 pm

ltowns1 wrote:Anybody got any helpful ideals for weakening questions? I really hate them, and drilling only seems to reinforce bad habits for them.


I wrote up a guide on this question type, which I highly recommend. It was very helpful for me. I pulled a lot from these links:
blog.zenof180.com/2012/03/logical-reasoning-weaken-task.html
lsatblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/steps-solving-weaken-logical-reasoning.html
7sage.com/weaken-lsat-arguments/

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:14 pm

I'm breaking up PT 68 and doing the sections timed individually for a change of pace.

Went -1 on LG, because I ran out of time on the last game. Game 4 was a bear. The 7sage video is 31 minutes long. Never seen one that detailed.

ETA: Wow. JY says he took nearly 15 minutes on that game. That's nuts.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:16 pm

The 172+ scores posted here, are these on fresh timed PTs or the ones one has done before?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:17 pm

appind wrote:The 172+ scores posted here, are these on fresh timed PTs or the ones one has done before?


Fresh, timed, 5 section (and 1 6 section) PTs.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby a_parm » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:50 pm

When can we register till without assessing a late fee? till tonight or tomorrow night?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby bigv » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:23 pm

somethingelse55 wrote:So those of you who are planning on applying to schools this cycle, are you going to have all your apps 100% filled out and ready to go, and then once scores are in - and assuming you are happy enough with the score to go ahead and apply - THEN at that point officially submit apps?

I'm still trying to figure out how I'll go about it. I'm still in school, so I'll have to somehow juggle school, applications and maybe even more studying for December.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:25 pm

somethingelse55 wrote:So those of you who are planning on applying to schools this cycle, are you going to have all your apps 100% filled out and ready to go, and then once scores are in - and assuming you are happy enough with the score to go ahead and apply - THEN at that point officially submit apps?


I plan to have my apps ready to go when scores come in, but I'll probably try to solicit some fee waivers before submitting.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:38 pm

somethingelse55 wrote:So those of you who are planning on applying to schools this cycle, are you going to have all your apps 100% filled out and ready to go, and then once scores are in - and assuming you are happy enough with the score to go ahead and apply - THEN at that point officially submit apps?


I plan to have a rough draft of my PS done by the actual Oct 3 test and finalize it during the 3 weeks we wait. I have everything else ready to go.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:48 pm

nlee10 wrote:
somethingelse55 wrote:So those of you who are planning on applying to schools this cycle, are you going to have all your apps 100% filled out and ready to go, and then once scores are in - and assuming you are happy enough with the score to go ahead and apply - THEN at that point officially submit apps?


I plan to have a rough draft of my PS done by the actual Oct 3 test and finalize it during the 3 weeks we wait. I have everything else ready to go.

I want to be here too, yeah.

What is "everything else" though? I'll have a GPA addendum, a couple Why X essays, and a PS. I just want to get a checklist together so I don't get ready to submit and realize I'm missing something.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:32 pm

MrBalloons wrote:What is "everything else" though? I'll have a GPA addendum, a couple Why X essays, and a PS. I just want to get a checklist together so I don't get ready to submit and realize I'm missing something.

Resume, transcripts, LOR's.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:11 pm

Welp, I should probably start studying again

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PhiladelphiaCollins » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:03 am

Took PT 46 the other day when I was already feeling pretty burnt out and got a 156 after a high of 162 :( . Definitely going to take a couple of days off just to reset my brain before blind reviewing that one. Still feels shitty just weeks before test day to see a garbage score like that.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:17 am

The Abyss wrote:
appind wrote:The 172+ scores posted here, are these on fresh timed PTs or the ones one has done before?


Fresh, timed, 5 section (and 1 6 section) PTs.


these scores are great for fresh PTs.

i find that having seen a PT before no matter how long ago makes a big difference especially in rc and my retake scores don't end up being representative. i only have very few fresh PTs left which i think i should save for diagnostics.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby ltbenn » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:57 am

Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster...

I took the LSAT in June and wasn't stoked with my score (164), so here we are. And since I live overseas, the test was "undisclosed" so I also don't even know where I lost points... Leading up to June I had been self-studying (bibles and PTs), since then I've gone through 7sage's basic course and kept up practicing...

Anyway - yesterday I did PT67 -
RC: -4
LR1: -3
LG: -2
LR2: -2
Totaled out to a 169, after BR: 177(!) where I corrected all of my mistakes except RC!

Even after I check the correct answer choice, I really have no idea why it's better than what I chose. I find myself just staring at the answer choices until basically they all sound the same and then I give up.

Anyone else experience this? Tips?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:17 am

Trying to figure out what to do tomorrow and would love advice. I went -4 on RC my last Pt and -10 before that. Both times I ran out of time and wasn't able to finish a passage. Because of that, I feel like I should focus on RC.

Right now I'm wondering if I should take a PT tomorrow or start drilling RC and plan to do 4 sections times (so 16 passages). I haven't really touched RC, so I feel like I should do that. However, I also know I need to start PTing more regularly. Thoughts on how to spend my weekend?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:25 am

theugg wrote:Have you guys requested your letters of recommendation yet? I've been procrastinating.


I have two in, and waiting on one more.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby ltbenn » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:45 am

theugg wrote:Have you guys requested your letters of recommendation yet? I've been procrastinating.


Join the club... :shock:
I've been out of school for a while so I'll be asking my bosses - which is also when I'll be telling them that I might not be around next year - so I'm a little hesitant to bring it up...

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:48 am

theugg wrote:Have you guys requested your letters of recommendation yet? I've been procrastinating.


My top two haven't submitted, but my two backups have. I'm wondering when I should send a reminder to the two that haven't if I want them in by Oct 20th or so.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:52 am

mist4bison wrote:Trying to figure out what to do tomorrow and would love advice. I went -4 on RC my last Pt and -10 before that. Both times I ran out of time and wasn't able to finish a passage. Because of that, I feel like I should focus on RC.

Right now I'm wondering if I should take a PT tomorrow or start drilling RC and plan to do 4 sections times (so 16 passages). I haven't really touched RC, so I feel like I should do that. However, I also know I need to start PTing more regularly. Thoughts on how to spend my weekend?


Drill RC tomorrow and PT Sunday, and see if the drilling helped.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:53 am

Ughhhhh, my testing center has been reassigned to a new location.

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