The Official October 2015 Study Group

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby ltowns1 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:48 pm

gamerish wrote:I think I'm going to start trying to do all of my drilling in 35 minute timed sections and doing a BR immediately after for each. I pulled some full sections from old tests and am gonna try to pull various LG and LR questions from the Cambridge packets together into their own sections since I don't have access to 1-38 as full tests.

Went -3 LR#1 from PT41. The raw score is good for me and I think I can credit it, at least partially, to actually trying to consider the logical gaps and anticipate answer choices like I do when I drill. But when I did the mini-BR afterwards, I changed two of my answers on two of the questions I was unsure of and both my original answers and changed answers were wrong on both questions. So quite a big gap in my understanding there. I am liking the format of this kind of "drilling" though.

Edit: Well at least on one of them it was due to the fact that I completely misread the question stem. It was must be false (which I can't recall every coming across on LR before) rather than must be true.

ltowns1 wrote:
gamerish wrote:Where do you find the requirements for each school's personal statements? Some schools' application pages still aren't accessible on LSAC and I can't find any general requirements for personal statements on LSAC's website.


Have you tried just going in the schools page itself, instead of relying on LSAC's process?

I guess that would be the next logical step wouldn't it. God my brain is fried.



It's all good, our brains are fried for a good reason

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:52 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote: getting rid of my subvocalising


There are different strategies to RC, but I tried this and it sucks. I eliminated subvocalization and comprehension at the same time.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:04 pm

i can't comprehend without subvocalizing.

those of you who do this, do you do this for both RC and LR? does it affect how early you finish?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:29 pm

appind wrote:i can't comprehend without subvocalizing.

those of you who do this, do you do this for both RC and LR? does it affect how early you finish?


I think it's a spectrum, and everyone subvocalizes at least a little and everyone suppresses subvocalization at least a little. You'll notice that even if you've never practiced speed-reading, you often skip over simple words and read familiar phrases at a glance as units.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:10 am

i always have a voice running through my head when reading text for comprehension. not sure how speed readers don't subvocalize at all. even if they glance at several words as a unit, the brain i think will subvocalize some of them.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Tycho » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:46 pm

Okay, maybe it's just me but PT 41 G2 reminded me of Elton John. I can't be the only one.

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It's got four songs

Night's All Right = Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
Question Man = Rocket Man
Rhino Rock = Crocodile Rock
Sammy = Daniel (?)

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:04 pm

Guys.. pt 68 last few logic games were hard.. right? right?!

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby fips tedora » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:35 pm

Switching over to two preptests a week for the remainder of our time. I am hoping to consistently eliminate 8-10 missed questions, overall.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:19 pm

just got done blind reviewing the editor game from pt 68 logic games, took me forever. hardest single lined sequencing game I've ever seen

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby bigv » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:20 pm

Started a PT this morning but wasn't able to finish it. I couldn't sit still or focus enough to pull through. I guess I'll just use the rest of it to drill individual sections.

I would've been better off taking the weekend off everything LSAT.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby ChinaCat » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:27 pm

Tycho wrote:Okay, maybe it's just me but PT 41 G2 reminded me of Elton John. I can't be the only one.

[+] Spoiler
It's got four songs

Night's All Right = Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
Question Man = Rocket Man
Rhino Rock = Crocodile Rock
Sammy = Daniel (?)


I thought the same thing when I did that game.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:41 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
flash21 wrote:just got done blind reviewing the editor game from pt 68 logic games, took me forever. hardest single lined sequencing game I've ever seen


Single lined? There's definitely a tier to it....

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i think the key to this game is where Y is, since that will define where Fs and Ns go. At first I thought it would be too much work to run through how that would impact the game, but scenarios would help here.


Reviewing PT 69. Changed my mind on one answer, got it wrong.
Changed my mind on another, didn't mark it on my sheet.
Coulda had a 180 :/


No..there isn't a tier to it. Maybe we're thinking of different games? Unless you made the tier as the groups / variables which is probably a good idea. I did subscripts

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:49 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
flash21 wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
flash21 wrote:just got done blind reviewing the editor game from pt 68 logic games, took me forever. hardest single lined sequencing game I've ever seen


Single lined? There's definitely a tier to it....

[+] Spoiler
i think the key to this game is where Y is, since that will define where Fs and Ns go. At first I thought it would be too much work to run through how that would impact the game, but scenarios would help here.


Reviewing PT 69. Changed my mind on one answer, got it wrong.
Changed my mind on another, didn't mark it on my sheet.
Coulda had a 180 :/


No..there isn't a tier to it. Maybe we're thinking of different games? Unless you made the tier as the groups / variables which is probably a good idea. I did subscripts


Having them as a subscript would have the same effect as a tier. As long as you can represent that consec articles can't be on the same topic. I just think it's cleaner to throw that into a tier.


did you think it was really hard? I raged so hard when I got to it. literally could only do the acceptability Q and guessed all of the rest.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:52 pm

do you guys study much on the days you PT? I PT'd today, reviewed logic games and cannot really bring myself to review LR and RC at the moment

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