The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

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25
21%
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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby lebeaudiable » Wed May 20, 2015 2:47 pm

SirArthurDayne wrote:
lebeaudiable wrote:
SirArthurDayne wrote:I've been working on LR and RC the past two months, and I'm going to start LGs tomorrow. Any tips before I jump in. I'm working with The Trainer as i found it to be extremely useful for LR and RC. I also have the MLSAT LGs book and pretty much every single LG. How are you guys drilling, especially those of you who are using the trainer. I understand The Trainer doesn't categorize the games like other companies.

Any information that you would recommend would be great!

I guess this is my intro into the group. Let's do this guys!

7Sage for LG all the way. Check into his method for going perfect on games.



But are you drilling by type or are you drilling one PT at a time? Is there a list that separates the games by type?

Thanks.

I've taken the test twice already, so basically, this round of prep is just straight drilling and then nothing but timed preptests. If I were in your position, I would work my way from basic linear to advanced linear to grouping to in/out to hybrid then full sections timed.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby thecap91 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:14 am

thecap91 wrote:Checking in, started this week with the LSAT Trainer, D.I.Y. schedule. I will also be using the Manhattan Books and LG Bible when needed, and PTs 7-28, 39-45, 52-74 and Superprep (52).

This will be my third take, got a 164 both times before but was PTing much higher, need to take as many PT as possible before October. I only took 5 the first and 10 the second with 2 months of studying.

Already took my first un-timed diagnostic, went over by 8 mins on RC and under by 3 on all other sections, 168.


This thread is awesome, really gives motivation!

Just took my second diagnostic, three weeks into studying, currently on lesson 18 of the LSAT Trainer.

Diagnostic2: 174 (PT45)

S.1 - LR: -3
S.2 - RC: -2
S.3 - LG: -2
S.4 - LR: -1

Did not blind review. I took all 4 sections in a row, strictly timed. Feeling pretty good right now but I know I can't let up, aiming for 180!

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Clarity » Thu May 21, 2015 2:12 am

Jeffort wrote:
bgoldgrab wrote:
appind wrote: i was the op.

I realized, I was just quoting it here bec others here were also wondering.
appind wrote: this seems a super long-winded and pretentious way of saying centers probably closed due to less takers.

Yeah, you're right about that.


Hey guys, my intent was just to give a thorough answer to the question especially since a previous poster in that thread incorrectly stated that LSAC commonly rotates/changes which test centers they list/use as regular test centers from year to year. I have no pretentious intent, I'm just trying to be helpful and post reliable info for students prepping for the test based on my knowledge and experience I've gained from being an LSAT teacher and tutor for the last 14 years. No ego issues involved, I regularly post LSAT info and advice here in my spare time pro bono because I enjoy helping people prep for the test.

Yes, many (ok most) of my posts are long, but that's just because I like to be clear and provide thorough answers and explanations and facts I've learned/observed over the years I've been an LSAT teacher/tutor.

RE: The SF South Bay area. It appears that that is an area where there's been a significant decline in test takers/registrant demand. Last year LSAC had fewer test center options in that area than they had in previous years and there were a number of threads here last year about this same issue.

Anyway, I'm just trying to helpful, sorry if my posts seem long winded or pretentious.


There is no reason for you to explain yourself/apologize. You have been providing extremely helpful posts on TLS for a long time which speaks for itself. Your posts don't seem long winded or pretentious at all. So thank you for all your helpful posts. :)

On an unrelated note...life fucked me over and it derailed my life plans. So checking in for another retake.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Thu May 21, 2015 9:50 am

Guys, I'm going to follow the LSAT trainer schedule 16 weeks, and drill on the side. Re-reading that book ,especially RC. Just like you counssellor, I sometimes feel like I just killed an LR section and got -7, and sometimes I'm like "well here comes -12" and I get -4. Going to drill all of cambridge RC at least 2x over.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby thecap91 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:46 pm

flash21 wrote:Guys, I'm going to follow the LSAT trainer schedule 16 weeks, and drill on the side. Re-reading that book ,especially RC. Just like you counssellor, I sometimes feel like I just killed an LR section and got -7, and sometimes I'm like "well here comes -12" and I get -4. Going to drill all of cambridge RC at least 2x over.


You might want to look at the D.I.Y. schedule, and the drilling is already incorporated with the lessons. Try to put your answer into 7sage, it makes it very easy yo see what specific LR question types your getting wrong. You may have one type of question that always snags you. Also, do blind review, its good to see if you are getting them wrong because of time constraints vs. Actually not knowing what the questions wants you to identify. Good luck!

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby lebeaudiable » Thu May 21, 2015 12:58 pm

Get used to waking up at the time you will wake up for the LSAT beforehand, and do a significant amount of your studying then.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Runner1218 » Thu May 21, 2015 7:49 pm

Checking in.

First LSAT was a cold 149.

Ordering the LG & LR Bible books now.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby buckeye91 » Thu May 21, 2015 10:24 pm

Just took my first diagnostic - 158 untimed (PT 56).
-6 LG
-7 LR
-10 LR
-6 RC

Aiming for 168 in October, but probably just self-studying. Aside from the Logic Games Bible, is there anything specific you guys swear by for prep? Based on the first diagnostic, I could definitely use some LR improvement...

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Runner1218 » Thu May 21, 2015 11:10 pm

buckeye91 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic - 158 untimed (PT 56).
-6 LG
-7 LR
-10 LR
-6 RC

Aiming for 168 in October, but probably just self-studying. Aside from the Logic Games Bible, is there anything specific you guys swear by for prep? Based on the first diagnostic, I could definitely use some LR improvement...


Read TLS1776's guide. It helps considerably understanding what is valuable with attaining a top score. Also, I just checked out 7sage. Google it. It will be immensely helpful with all facets of preparing for the LSAT.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Fri May 22, 2015 1:57 am

Clarity wrote:There is no reason for you to explain yourself/apologize. You have been providing extremely helpful posts on TLS for a long time which speaks for itself. Your posts don't seem long winded or pretentious at all. So thank you for all your helpful posts. :)


your posts reveal that you're back on this forum after two years so you probably haven't lost the ability to discern quality posts on this forum even a bit. cool first post after eternal hiatus.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby georgie2006 » Fri May 22, 2015 5:12 am

How is everyone doing?

I am currently running 5 miles every 3 days per week, and although I get really tired after, this has helped me develop a razor-sharp focus for LSAT questions.

For example, I went -0 on the Juarez & Rosenburg game (PT24-S4-Game 4) in 8 minutes.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Chanticleer » Fri May 22, 2015 8:31 am

I'm checking in on this one. It will be my first and hopefully my only one. I look forward to prep with you all!
Those of you that are re-taking the LSAT: Do you mind sharing some advice about what went wrong the first/second time?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Fri May 22, 2015 9:09 am

Chanticleer wrote:I'm checking in on this one. It will be my first and hopefully my only one. I look forward to prep with you all!
Those of you that are re-taking the LSAT: Do you mind sharing some advice about what went wrong the first/second time?

Nothing really went wrong on test day. I beat my PT average on my first take, and tied my highest PT on the 2nd. At root, I wasn't prepared nearly well enough. I spent four weeks studying (ineffectually) for the first, and five for the second, with about five months off between them. The closest anything came to going wrong was being woefully underprepared on LG and having to brute force my way through two entire games the first time around due to a lack of game-type knowledge.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Fri May 22, 2015 1:48 pm

can someone in the study group PM me? I'm not really sure who's the head of it, but I'd like to join!

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby blackonyx » Fri May 22, 2015 4:36 pm

My first post!! I took my diagnostic the spring semester of my junior year and got a 153.

I'm shooting for a 170...it might seem like a long shot but I'm feeling determined!!! :D

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby thecap91 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:09 pm

blackonyx wrote:My first post!! I took my diagnostic the spring semester of my junior year and got a 153.

I'm shooting for a 170...it might seem like a long shot but I'm feeling determined!!! :D


definitely not a long shot man, you can do it!

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby stcait » Sat May 23, 2015 10:42 am

Hi, I'm thinking to take the Oct one and I have a quick question...
I heard we can search explanations here too (ppl sometimes post how they solve Qs), but not sure how to find them.
Just type&search, for example, PT 30 sec 4 Q22??

Thanks in advance.

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