The Official December 2015 Study Group

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Postby slizerd » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:15 pm

betterLawyerUP wrote:
slizerd wrote:Just took PT 20, haven't blind reviewed (I know, I know) because I'm tired :(

BUT didn't do too bad!

LR 1: -2
RC: -1
LG: -3 WTF this never happens, misread a rule at the beginning
LR2: -1

Total score: 175!

:D


Lol im so jealous. When you are an RC god like yourself or gamerish do you just breeze through passages with full understanding and bubble in answers with certainty, while laughing at the plebs like myself? Even when I get full understanding I can manage to get some questions wrong. I just did the passage about Venetian painting and my God these humanities passages with all these subtle nuances are hard to comprehend quickly.


Hahahah I wish!!! I get extremely confused by the passages (esp the science ones) but I've recently come to accept that confusion is just a part of RC, and I've been doing a lot better since then. I used to try to read for full understanding, and that effed me up. Now I'm like, IDK what this is talking about, but I'm gonna just look for connections between passage parts here

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby MAPP » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:31 pm

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It really depends on the game rules etc. like if there is a really powerful rule that means only one of 2 things can occur, than I'd make two seperate diagrams showing those two "worlds" but if their are tons of rules, like for example Game 3 from PT 36, I would be spending forever diagramming out all those possibilities. I usually just jot down the rules, make sure I get how they work etc. and then attack the questions.


Ok so basically I've been eavesdropping on all you LSAT-taker pros to try and glean some of your wisdom since I haven't even taken the LSAT yet :lol:. Your method sounds like it's contrary to what powerscore preaches (powerscore is the only LG prep I've done) and I don't really like their method. Is there a LG prep book that teaches a method similar to yours? (i.e. basic initial diagram, not some elaborate masterpiece before moving to the questions)

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Postby PoopNpants » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:37 pm

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PoopNpants wrote:
It really depends on the game rules etc. like if there is a really powerful rule that means only one of 2 things can occur, than I'd make two seperate diagrams showing those two "worlds" but if their are tons of rules, like for example Game 3 from PT 36, I would be spending forever diagramming out all those possibilities. I usually just jot down the rules, make sure I get how they work etc. and then attack the questions.


Ok so basically I've been eavesdropping on all you LSAT-taker pros to try and glean some of your wisdom since I haven't even taken the LSAT yet :lol:. Your method sounds like it's contrary to what powerscore preaches (powerscore is the only LG prep I've done) and I don't really like their method. Is there a LG prep book that teaches a method similar to yours? (i.e. basic initial diagram, not some elaborate masterpiece before moving to the questions)


I actually started with the powerscore bible, it's the best prepbook for LG imo. I used to watch 7sage videos heavily and have done basically every game out there at least 2-3x at this point, and alot more even more than that. The guy from 7sage JY is like a logic games genius the way he explains games makes them seem so simple I can't praise it enough.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby MAPP » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:56 pm

PoopNpants wrote:
MAPP wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:
It really depends on the game rules etc. like if there is a really powerful rule that means only one of 2 things can occur, than I'd make two seperate diagrams showing those two "worlds" but if their are tons of rules, like for example Game 3 from PT 36, I would be spending forever diagramming out all those possibilities. I usually just jot down the rules, make sure I get how they work etc. and then attack the questions.


Ok so basically I've been eavesdropping on all you LSAT-taker pros to try and glean some of your wisdom since I haven't even taken the LSAT yet :lol:. Your method sounds like it's contrary to what powerscore preaches (powerscore is the only LG prep I've done) and I don't really like their method. Is there a LG prep book that teaches a method similar to yours? (i.e. basic initial diagram, not some elaborate masterpiece before moving to the questions)


I actually started with the powerscore bible, it's the best prepbook for LG imo. I used to watch 7sage videos heavily and have done basically every game out there at least 2-3x at this point, and alot more even more than that. The guy from 7sage JY is like a logic games genius the way he explains games makes them seem so simple I can't praise it enough.


So you would have no opinion on the Manhattan LG book then? I'm trying to decide if I should go through powerscore's book again or buy Manhattan's or do both.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby McJimJam » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:08 pm

So I totally forgot Cambridge ordered their passages by difficulty. Felt really great yesterday going -0 on almost every passage I drilled and was super frustrated today wondering why I couldn't pull off the same scores.

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Postby appind » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:57 pm

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On the first test, my RC was something like -7. On the second, it was -2 I believe. Maybe -1.

Have you tried the Manhattan book? I hadn't been taken RC very seriously but when I read that book, I started to seriously evaluate what I was doing and pay attention to my mistakes. Honestly, a lot of my problem before was that I wasn't being rigorous enough in my thinking about the passage and the important details and I wasn't doing a great job thinking about exactly why the right answer was right and the wrong answer was wrong.


i read manhattan book also and somehow it didn't help much. i do try to be rigorous in reading the passage, but if i take too long, i don't have enough time for questions, and if i read the passage fast, the questions take too long. i usually end up marking 6-9 question for review so i don't feel very confident on at least those many questions and almost always have some questions on each passage that i feel i didn't get right. about 2/3 of my misses on each rc section come from the ones that i marked and the rest 1/3 that are unmarked.

do you high scorers on rc also feel shaky when going through passages and not confident on many questions? even if you end up choosing an answer and moving on when not sure, do you feel you may have completely misread the passage and so you keep going back to the passage often and wasting more time in the process?

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Postby beantheshadow » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:03 am

I felt like a little kid on Christmas waiting for PT 76 to arrive! Lolololol I was disappointed everytime I checked the mail. Well I just went out to take out the trash and the delivery person had tucked it between the bush and the wall, wtf? Lol

Do you guys think I should cut out all the pages and scan it into my computer, has anyone done that? Does it look weird when it re-prints? Lol

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:45 am

this thread is kind of insane. any time i see a pt score from someone its 172+ basically lol

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Postby ltowns1 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:00 am

flash21 wrote:this thread is kind of insane. any time i see a pt score from someone its 172+ basically lol



I thought I was the only one who noticed!

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ltowns1 wrote:
flash21 wrote:this thread is kind of insane. any time i see a pt score from someone its 172+ basically lol



I thought I was the only one who noticed!


It's because we're (I'm) psycho perfectionists that are unhappy with an october 170

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby McJimJam » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:26 am

slizerd wrote:
ltowns1 wrote:
flash21 wrote:this thread is kind of insane. any time i see a pt score from someone its 172+ basically lol



I thought I was the only one who noticed!


It's because we're (I'm) psycho perfectionists that are unhappy with an october 170

Yeah TLS really makes 170 feel like an average score lol. Met up with an old friend who is planning on law too and she chewed me out when she heard me moping about my 170.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby slizerd » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:48 am

McJimJam wrote:
slizerd wrote:
ltowns1 wrote:
flash21 wrote:this thread is kind of insane. any time i see a pt score from someone its 172+ basically lol



I thought I was the only one who noticed!


It's because we're (I'm) psycho perfectionists that are unhappy with an october 170

Yeah TLS really makes 170 feel like an average score lol. Met up with an old friend who is planning on law too and she chewed me out when she heard me moping about my 170.


Ha same thing happened to me. When people who don't understand LSAT scores ask what percentile it is and I say it's 97th, I get looked at like I'm mentally ill. But a TLS 97 is really a 50

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby dellara » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:50 am

BACK IN THE GROOVE YA'LL

I TOLD U I WOULD DO WELL YAS

PT59
LG: -1 / -1 (STUPID ASS SUBSTITUTION QUESTION)
LR: -4 / -1
LR: -2 / -1
RC -5 / -4

171 / 176


Highest score on a BR so far so I'm really happy cuz I was worried that my BR scores weren't much higher from my real score aka no room for improvement

WOOHOO WE GOT THIS GUYS. I went from a 162 / 164 (IDK DONT ASK) on my last test to 171 / 176 on this one so do not get discouraged by weird ass test scores

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby dellara » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:00 am

Also went -1 in my EXP which was LR S3 from P53 so WOOHOO




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