June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

You step into Ollivander's on Diagon Alley and see an array of wands before you. Which do you pick?

Whichever wand gets me my big law placement.
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22%
I borrow Dumbledore's wand, in all of its sagacity, pursuing a life dedicated to servicing muggles and wizards alike.
3
8%
I don't choose the wand, the wand chooses me.
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58%
I don't like wands, I'm a muggle (lurker).
4
11%
 
Total votes: 36

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:21 pm

The Abyss wrote:
zacboro wrote:
JackelJ wrote:
zacboro wrote:I just wish I would've found TLS before I bought all of my materials. For example, I spent quite a bit of money on the "Powerscore Deconstructed LSAT!" Which is just a PT with explanations for every answer... Which, don't get me wrong, they were very useful and helpful, but watching the free velocity videos or Manhattan explanations would've just as beneficial.. And I definitely could've went without purchasing the RCBible..

I wish this too. I found some threads on TLS when I googled which test prep class to take. I read some things about self studying being better so I was going to do that but when I mentioned self studying to my parents my mom was like "NO! You must take an in class prep course because I know thats best and you will be at a disadvantage if you don't take one." I'm just happy I researched enough to know not to take Kaplan, but I could've definitely gone with a cheaper online prep course option. And I ended up self studying after anyway.


My mom's boyfriend is actually dating someone who used to teach LSAT prep courses years ago.. He said basically unless the LSAT has drastically changed the in class courses aren't worth it IF you can force yourself to self study. He said they're great for providing structure, framework, and motivation. But if you can do it on your own they're not going to help much.


What?


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:21 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby ChoboPie » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:36 pm

biggestlawman wrote: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


BLM, you are the king of multi-post. Not suggesting that you do it, but I can see you finding an amazing back and forth discussion on TLS, and right in the middle, C-C-C-C-Combo-Breaker!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:21 pm

ChoboPie wrote:
biggestlawman wrote: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


BLM, you are the king of multi-post. Not suggesting that you do it, but I can see you finding an amazing back and forth discussion on TLS, and right in the middle, C-C-C-C-Combo-Breaker!


ChoboChai, the gist of the discussion was obvious. BP Ben just has a way to say what matters.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby nlee10 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:41 pm

new poll plz OP

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:22 am

Choice 2 is quite PG-13 :oops:

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby msp8 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:53 pm

So I've gotten further into the Trainer, and I really like the format. I was planning on skipping over LG sections entirely since I'm fairly confident in LG (& feel that more drilling + more JY is sufficient), but I liked the LG sections (so far). I'm just over half way through the book now. Would highly recommend.

Also in the process of building out my calendar for the last two months. Slated to take 16 PTs in the month of April, starting tomorrow (today making further headway on Trainer + drilling).

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby cheesy145 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:33 pm

zacboro wrote:I just realized how much harder it's going to be to focus on studying since it's nice outside now then when I had to study for Feb and it was freezing and snowy outside.

That's one of the reasons I'm taking it in June instead of october because if I don't want to study in may I'm definitely not gonna want to study in August

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby JackelJ » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:43 pm

cheesy145 wrote:
zacboro wrote:I just realized how much harder it's going to be to focus on studying since it's nice outside now then when I had to study for Feb and it was freezing and snowy outside.

That's one of the reasons I'm taking it in June instead of october because if I don't want to study in may I'm definitely not gonna want to study in August

Sames. I already have fun outdoor things planned for the whole summer. I'm studying my butt off now and praying I won't have to retake in October.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby nlee10 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:30 pm

I don't feel like studying this weekend. :(

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby PoopNpants » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:06 pm

re-taking after fucking up in Feb. although I don't know what exactly I fucked up on

Done 7 PTs since gearing up for a retake in June. I think I got LR down well since I typically go -3 or less
RC is bad though varying between -7 to -5 on average
LG is a real toss up, sometimes I crush certain games/sections going -0, other times I do super shitty like the JUNE 2000 CDs game and end up -5 or more.
but I needs that 170 in june

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:15 pm

msp8 wrote:So I've gotten further into the Trainer, and I really like the format. I was planning on skipping over LG sections entirely since I'm fairly confident in LG (& feel that more drilling + more JY is sufficient), but I liked the LG sections (so far). I'm just over half way through the book now. Would highly recommend.

Also in the process of building out my calendar for the last two months. Slated to take 16 PTs in the month of April, starting tomorrow (today making further headway on Trainer + drilling).


A little bit behind you for now. But, I will catch up soon!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:17 pm

JackelJ wrote:
cheesy145 wrote:
zacboro wrote:I just realized how much harder it's going to be to focus on studying since it's nice outside now then when I had to study for Feb and it was freezing and snowy outside.

That's one of the reasons I'm taking it in June instead of october because if I don't want to study in may I'm definitely not gonna want to study in August

Sames. I already have fun outdoor things planned for the whole summer. I'm studying my butt off now and praying I won't have to retake in October.


That's the right way to think. I should commit to memory.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:19 pm

PoopNpants wrote:re-taking after fucking up in Feb. although I don't know what exactly I fucked up on

Done 7 PTs since gearing up for a retake in June. I think I got LR down well since I typically go -3 or less
RC is bad though varying between -7 to -5 on average
LG is a real toss up, sometimes I crush certain games/sections going -0, other times I do super shitty like the JUNE 2000 CDs game and end up -5 or more.
but I needs that 170 in june


Work needed. But the good news, if you go about it in the right way, you will get there. I am in the same boat.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby msp8 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:48 pm

biggestlawman wrote:
msp8 wrote:So I've gotten further into the Trainer, and I really like the format. I was planning on skipping over LG sections entirely since I'm fairly confident in LG (& feel that more drilling + more JY is sufficient), but I liked the LG sections (so far). I'm just over half way through the book now. Would highly recommend.

Also in the process of building out my calendar for the last two months. Slated to take 16 PTs in the month of April, starting tomorrow (today making further headway on Trainer + drilling).


A little bit behind you for now. But, I will catch up soon!


I'm doing the Flaw packet today. I'd like to try to do packets corresponding to each chapter that I finish w/ the Trainer, so I'm a little late in starting to do that (as I finished the Flaw ch. a little ways back). Still - it's been helpful. Done 130 Flaw Qs today. Doubtful that I'll get all ~287 or whatever done this evening. I'll write a PT tomorrow & BR it, then Monday will finish up the Flaw packet I suppose, then move on to SA packet to catch up to where I'm at with the Trainer.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby IPlaw09 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:21 pm

Hello!
Bogus LSAT score and currently waitlisted at a school I really want to attend...
Considering taking the June LSAT for a scholarship offer (and to get off the waitlist if I don't get accepted before)
I took a Kaplan class that laid out my entire schedule. Now, I will obviously be self-studying so I was wondering how you all organize your materials?
Do you just focus on one book/one LSAT prep company at a time for a particular section?
Or just take as many PTs as possible and try to find explanations online?

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby PoopNpants » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:11 pm

IPlaw09 wrote:Hello!
Bogus LSAT score and currently waitlisted at a school I really want to attend...
Considering taking the June LSAT for a scholarship offer (and to get off the waitlist if I don't get accepted before)
I took a Kaplan class that laid out my entire schedule. Now, I will obviously be self-studying so I was wondering how you all organize your materials?
Do you just focus on one book/one LSAT prep company at a time for a particular section?
Or just take as many PTs as possible and try to find explanations online?


Depends on how much fresh material you got i.e. how much of the PTs 1 thru 73 or whatever. Id say take timed PTs, afterwards blind review thoroughly. Try to add in a 5th section from some prior test in order to replicate the 4 scored sections plus the experimental section too.
As far as explanations I look on the Manhattan forums for LR and RC and 7sage for LG explanations

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:45 am

zacboro wrote:I'm so happy that I have this thread to come to instead of the basic June Study Group thread.. I feel like every time I open that thread they're not talking about the LSAT.

Those nerds.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:27 pm

zacboro wrote:Okay, so if I'm devoting two days a week to LSAT for the next four weeks and I wanna drill RC and LR, should I do 50% of each subject each day or just 100% each day? And I'm gonna randomly do some LG some other day

I really don't think it matters.
I'd say 50/50 though just to break up the monotony a bit and possibly gauge progress on the second day rather than waiting an entire week.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby msp8 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:56 pm

I concur, but more for the latter rationale. A week is a long time and I'd feel 'out of shape' mentally if I let it all go for a week.

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