The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

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25
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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Cochran » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:48 pm

jeech wrote:
PatriotP74 wrote:Is anyone else here studying more than once a day?

For example with my current work schedule i am leaving to go to work around 545-6, I'm working on changing my sleep schedule to where instead of getting up at 530 I'm getting up at 430-5 and getting a 20-30 minute study session in, my goal is to open up around 40-45 minutes and start doing a full 35 minute section each morning before work, I'm wanting to train my brain essentially to be able to go into LSAT mode at any time of the day even right after waking up.


Also is anyone else driving an hour each way to work every day or is that just me? :roll:


I usually get up at 4am but since I cannot have caffeine I check emails and read NYT online as I drink my herbal tea just to try and wake up. Then I study from 5am to 8am before heading to work (my commute is much shorter than yours though)
I am going to try and study after work from 5pm to 7pm just to add in some more study time after work.


Sounds like a good idea to get some studying in sooner rather than later in the day, I'm gonna try to incorporate this. As for commutes, does anyone here listen to the Thinking Lsat podcasts? So far, they've been great to listen to on my ~30 min morning commute. They regularly update with new podcasts, and give some solid advice on lsat question types, strategies, and admissions. I think most importantly, it gets me thinking about my current strategies, how I can optimize them, and the LSAT in general.

http://www.thinkinglsat.com/blog/

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby tskela » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:19 pm

RZ5646 wrote:If law doesn't work out, I'll get a gig as a professional factory inspection scheduler.


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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Monkey D Luffy » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:26 pm

Whats a good amount of LGs to do per day? I'm drilling the Cambridge packets and I have no idea which packet to start drilling first. (Complex Ordering, Determined Assignment, Grouping, In-out-Grouping, Miscellaneous, Relative Ordering, Simple Ordering, Undetermined Assignment)

Any help is appreciated :D.

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Postby ltowns1 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:35 pm

Monkey D Luffy wrote:Whats a good amount of LGs to do per day? I'm drilling the Cambridge packets and I have no idea which packet to start drilling first. (Complex Ordering, Determined Assignment, Grouping, In-out-Grouping, Miscellaneous, Relative Ordering, Simple Ordering, Undetermined Assignment)

Any help is appreciated :D.



Start with simple, relative, complex, in/out, grouping, determined, undetermined, miscellaneous

I did ten games yesterday, and I'm doing ten again today. I've done most of these before so you prob. shouldn't do that many. Maybe four or five. Someone else might be more help on that issue.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:58 pm

Monkey D Luffy wrote:Whats a good amount of LGs to do per day? I'm drilling the Cambridge packets and I have no idea which packet to start drilling first. (Complex Ordering, Determined Assignment, Grouping, In-out-Grouping, Miscellaneous, Relative Ordering, Simple Ordering, Undetermined Assignment)

Any help is appreciated :D.


I've been doing a packet every one or two days.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:18 pm

Monkey D Luffy wrote:Whats a good amount of LGs to do per day? I'm drilling the Cambridge packets and I have no idea which packet to start drilling first. (Complex Ordering, Determined Assignment, Grouping, In-out-Grouping, Miscellaneous, Relative Ordering, Simple Ordering, Undetermined Assignment)

Any help is appreciated :D.

I'm in the cycle of doing 4 or 5 new and 4 or 5 old ones that I haven't mastered yet every day. But if I weren't drilling LG alongside that, I'd be doing about double that.

I get a lot more out of redoing LG multiple times than I get out of redoing LR, so I wouldn't worry much about running out of material there.

ETA: But I'm super burnout averse. My philosophy is that drilling is less about building stamina than it is about building accuracy, so I'm on the low end of time spent.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Sera Numquam » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:27 pm

Does anyone think that investing in the 7Sage online course at this point with 1 exam under their belt is worth paying for?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:10 pm

I always manage to make all the initial inferences quickly... after JY notes that you can split the game board when I'm watching the explanation video afterwards :evil:

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Monkey D Luffy » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:56 am

RZ5646 wrote:I always manage to make all the initial inferences quickly... after JY notes that you can split the game board when I'm watching the explanation video afterwards :evil:


Haha... This is me too... Do you also split the game boards like JY onto your paper?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:19 am

Monkey D Luffy wrote:
RZ5646 wrote:I always manage to make all the initial inferences quickly... after JY notes that you can split the game board when I'm watching the explanation video afterwards :evil:


Haha... This is me too... Do you also split the game boards like JY onto your paper?


Yep, and I think that's probably the most important factor in answering all the questions in time. I just have trouble realizing that there are inferences to be made, so I'm trying to force myself to just think about the rules for a minute before I go to the questions instead of rushing ahead and missing out on inferences.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:52 am

Finally spent the money and bought a Brother laser printer with a high yield toner cartridge.

Spending today drilling some parallel flaw questions and some determined assignment games.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:24 pm

The Abyss wrote:Finally spent the money and bought a Brother laser printer with a high yield toner cartridge.

Spending today drilling some parallel flaw questions and some determined assignment games.


Brother brothers! I just got the HL-L2340DW

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:43 pm

RZ5646 wrote:
The Abyss wrote:Finally spent the money and bought a Brother laser printer with a high yield toner cartridge.

Spending today drilling some parallel flaw questions and some determined assignment games.


Brother brothers! I just got the HL-L2340DW


That's the same one I ordered. Hopefully it will be a massive upgrade from my hp inkjet printer.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby thatlawlkid » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:48 pm

Today will be the day i purchse the Cambridge LR bundle. Last night was the first time ive touched prep material since last december, retaking a 164. Managed to go 21/25 on a LR section pretty casually. Will need to start redrilling LG to get to where i used to be going -0/-2 and figure out how i went so wrong in RC back in Dec. hope to be able to dedicate enough time to prepping around work.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:04 pm

The Abyss wrote:
RZ5646 wrote:
The Abyss wrote:Finally spent the money and bought a Brother laser printer with a high yield toner cartridge.

Spending today drilling some parallel flaw questions and some determined assignment games.


Brother brothers! I just got the HL-L2340DW


That's the same one I ordered. Hopefully it will be a massive upgrade from my hp inkjet printer.


It seems to work well but not perfectly. For example, my Mac can't wake it from sleep over the network and occasionally it will just randomly lose its connection and you have to restart it. But it's pretty cheap and does auto duplex, so I'm happy. And the introductory toner has gone through over 300 pages and still seems fine.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:02 pm

gamerish wrote:Anybody have any recommendations for a good PT? Looking for a confidence boost and I didn't want to randomly pick a super hard one.


I'm also looking for a good one in the 20s. I was going to do Superprep B or C but then I heard that those have brutal LG.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby The Abyss » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:25 pm

RZ5646 wrote:
gamerish wrote:Anybody have any recommendations for a good PT? Looking for a confidence boost and I didn't want to randomly pick a super hard one.


I'm also looking for a good one in the 20s. I was going to do Superprep B or C but then I heard that those have brutal LG.


I'm taking Superprep C tomorrow. Superprep B's LG was very difficult.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Cochran » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:49 pm

Where do you guys usually go to take PTs? I usually PT at home as there are no good libraries near me and all the coffee shops are super loud. I wanted to take my tests on Saturdays at 8:30 am to mock test day, but the library of the school I'm testing at doesn't open until 10:30 on Saturdays. In general, where do you guys take tests at? Any good alternatives to libraries and coffee shops?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:05 pm

Cochran wrote:Where do you guys usually go to take PTs? I usually PT at home as there are no good libraries near me and all the coffee shops are super loud. I wanted to take my tests on Saturdays at 8:30 am to mock test day, but the library of the school I'm testing at doesn't open until 10:30 on Saturdays. In general, where do you guys take tests at? Any good alternatives to libraries and coffee shops?


If you're in college just find a random empty classroom somewhere.

I'm taking the LSAT at my school so I'll be thrilled if the test center is a room I've already had multiple tests in, both PTs and regular exams.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:26 pm

Cochran wrote: there are no good libraries near me

A lawyer was shot to death (by the police) at the library I spent six nights a week at.

Guess who took a lucky day off prepping?




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