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 dominicanguy12 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:42 pm

That feel when you think you did well on a test and then you find out you got a 162. And you're three weeks away from the test. Hold me pls.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby southerntexan » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:22 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:
somethingelse55 wrote: We've still got three weeks guys! That's plenty of time to get more consistent IMO.



I don't know if this can be said enough, 3 weeks is plenty of time to continue to improve. I think many might be scared if they aren't yet testing where they want to on test day, in reality some people can jump 5-10 points in the last few weeks of prep. In the end, no one knows what will happen on test day.


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southerntexan wrote:I believe that stamina is an issue because I am wildly inconsistent on section scores, but I almost always do well on my last section of a 5-section test. I am puzzled.


Then the issue isn't stamina, but warming up.


+1 If the later sections are better than the first try working through a few LR questions slowly prior to the PT, maybe a game and an RC passage as well. It will help get your mind in the LSAT way of thinking.



But I did do some warm up this morning. I went through 10 LR and 1 game and 1 passage before starting. I might try experimenting with some caffeine or somethings so that I'm very alert right when the test starts.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby southerntexan » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:33 pm

somethingelse55 wrote:Here's the plan I've settled on for warming up, I think there's a lot that goes into it. Of course YMMV for all of this, and you'll most likely want to fine tune it for you.

Assuming you're taking your PT at roughly 9AM, in line with the real exam:

1) It all starts with getting enough sleep the night before.

2) Waking up early enough. I've been waking up at 5, just because I like to be awake for a good amount of time before I dive into a PT.

3) Breakfast. Eat a solid breakfast, not just some cereal. I've been having oatmeal, one cup of coffee, greek yogurt, and a protein/greens shake closer to PT time.

4) Sudoku. I do 2 sudoku puzzles just to partially warm up my brain, and also because sudoku is somewhat similar to LG in that it uses some of the same skills.

5) Read 5 dense pages or so of my book.

6) 10 or so LR problems, one passage, and one game about 30 minutesish before I PT.


Thanks. These are definitely some good suggestions. Looks like I may not be be warming up enough.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:52 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:3 weeks is plenty of time to continue to improve.


Three weeks is probably longer than most people study.

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Sometimes, I really like apple. My charging cable died for my laptop so I haven't had a comp for like 5 days. They swapped it out for free. I totally expected to have to spend money.


I like Apple too, but I'm not so sure about the direction they're heading in lately. First the Macbook without USB ports that truly is a $1500 Facebook machine, and now the iPad Pro which from a business perspective is absolute shit compared to the MS Surface (what "pro" user wants to pay well over a grand to be stuck on iOS apps??). I feel like Jobs kept them on track, and now Cook, et al, are just chasing profits.

somethingelse55 wrote:So I've just read that there's decent support that cold showers have some tangible benefits.


Not taking cold showers has the tangible benefit of not taking cold showers.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby seashell.economy » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:38 am

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Anyone planning on making a test day playlist?


Like music? No. But I am planning on listening to a thinking lsat podcast on my one hour drive to the testing center.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:05 am

pittsburghpirates wrote:About to start PT 70. Hoping to get back on the right track. And everyone who has been saying that big gains can be made in 3 weeks has definitely helped pull me back from the edge a bit. Just need to really bust ass these last couple weeks

Late prep runs are my preferred approach. No risk of burnout. Everything stays fresh. And procrastination is no longer an option.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:57 am

pittsburghpirates wrote:
TheProdigal wrote:
pittsburghpirates wrote:About to start PT 70. Hoping to get back on the right track. And everyone who has been saying that big gains can be made in 3 weeks has definitely helped pull me back from the edge a bit. Just need to really bust ass these last couple weeks

Late prep runs are my preferred approach. No risk of burnout. Everything stays fresh. And procrastination is no longer an option.


What do you have on deck for these last 3 weeks? Unfortunately I am busy at work which certainly will not make things easier

I've skimmed through Manhattan LG for two hours, been doing some from difficult LG, halfway through Manhattan RC. Started again with timed sections this week, averaging -.5 on LG and -3 on RC. Next is familiarizing myself with LR types again and adding them to the mix. Four section PTs start next week. After that, it's pretty much work on what I feel like needs work, no set program, just remain adaptable.

I've burned though most of the 60s and 70s, so 40s for drilling and 50s with the few remaining 70s added in for PTing.

I also work full time, and have a child - and a very understanding wife. There's nothing like having to deal with destitute T14 grads to get a spouse behind you.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby ltowns1 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:30 am

I'm just curious for global questions on grouping games like "which one of the following could be true", do you go ahead and plug in the answers one by one? .I still have a bad habit of getting froze on these questions.

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