The Official December 2015 Study Group

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:12 am

Just working through some introductory and grammar lessons from 7Sage.

Taking the June 2007 as a diagnostic tonight; wish me luck.... :?

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby TexasENG » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:32 am

Looks like I'm currently planning on a retake in December. Can't make the Oct test unfortunately due to life events. I took in June using Powerscore bibles and PTs.

My goal for Dec, is a +2 or higher from my current score and I think I mostly need to focus on LR. I know for studying I need to tighten up my habits on reviewing my answers so that I can better focus on the specific question types I'm missing.

Does anyone have a recommendation for LR materials? I think I'm going to pick up the Cambridge LR packet for drilling, but not sure what else I should look into.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby FSUHopeful » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:11 pm

Cambridge and Powerscore LR bible.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby FSUHopeful » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:47 pm

Anyone done LawschoolI's "Mastermind" Study group? I'd like to hear thoughts on it.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:00 pm

154 diagnostic on the June test :shock: .

Luckily, most of the "wrong" questions were due to running out of time versus picking the wrong answer.

This weekend, I will be employ 7sage's "blind review" method for every question and report back with a blind review score.

After that, I will review every question thoroughly.

My goal is to squeeze as much value as possible out the modern PTs as they are both a limited resource and arguable the most valuable of all test prep.

Excited to hear how everyone else is doing!

149 Days!

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby adpitan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:56 pm

FSUHopeful wrote:Anyone done LawschoolI's "Mastermind" Study group? I'd like to hear thoughts on it.


No, but I did see the email about it. I'm curious as well

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby FSUHopeful » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:22 pm

YupSports wrote:154 diagnostic on the June test :shock: .

Luckily, most of the "wrong" questions were due to running out of time versus picking the wrong answer.

This weekend, I will be employ 7sage's "blind review" method for every question and report back with a blind review score.

After that, I will review every question thoroughly.

My goal is to squeeze as much value as possible out the modern PTs as they are both a limited resource and arguable the most valuable of all test prep.

Excited to hear how everyone else is doing!

149 Days!


Nice! 153 here.. Want to get at least 160. I use Powetscores LG and LR bibles. I'm going by LawschoolIs 6 month schedule. On week nine now.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby viviana7211 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:28 pm

Looking at your diagnostic scores scares me to take mine tomorrow. Are you guys taking the diagnostic test with no prep whatsoever? I have not picked up an LSAT book. I bought them and I start next week. I will do the June 2007 diagnostic tomorrow. I don't think my score will be that good but I wont let that discourage me! lol

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby FSUHopeful » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:37 pm

viviana7211 wrote:Looking at your diagnostic scores scares me to take mine tomorrow. Are you guys taking the diagnostic test with no prep whatsoever? I have not picked up an LSAT book. I bought them and I start next week. I will do the June 2007 diagnostic tomorrow. I don't think my score will be that good but I wont let that discourage me! lol


I've taken it once, and got a 153. My first diagnostic was a 147.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby beantheshadow » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:27 pm

Hello everyone, just checking in! My first Diag was 152, and my last two PTS were 157. I went through all the bibles and now Im going to start drilling by question type. Are you guys going to start PTing any time soon. Maybe we could all take the same PT and review together weekly! Just keep me posted!

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby georgie2006 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:16 am

Are most of you applying this cycle (class of 2019) or next cycle (class of 2020)?

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:15 am

georgie2006 wrote:Are most of you applying this cycle (class of 2019) or next cycle (class of 2020)?



I am applying this cycle. I am filling out applications now, and having the scores sent immediately after the test scores are released.

On a so/so note - I was very very ill all weekend and didn't get a chance to review my not-so-good diagnostic.

Will keep everyone updated!

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:03 pm

So, after blind review (explanation here:http://7sage.com/the-blind-review-how-to-correctly-prep-for-lsat-part-1/) my test score came out to a 167.

Will now be watching explanations on anything I wasn't 100% about.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby FSUHopeful » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:28 pm

YupSports wrote:So, after blind review (explanation here:http://7sage.com/the-blind-review-how-to-correctly-prep-for-lsat-part-1/) my test score came out to a 167.

Will now be watching explanations on anything I wasn't 100% about.

Wow great score! Im applying for this cycle, and haven't PTed yet. Just drilling with LawSchoolI's schedule and the Bibles.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:20 am

FSUHopeful wrote:
YupSports wrote:So, after blind review (explanation here:http://7sage.com/the-blind-review-how-to-correctly-prep-for-lsat-part-1/) my test score came out to a 167.

Will now be watching explanations on anything I wasn't 100% about.

Wow great score! Im applying for this cycle, and haven't PTed yet. Just drilling with LawSchoolI's schedule and the Bibles.


Thank you for the compliments!

From the schedule provided by 7Sage, it looks like I won't be PT'ing for a few weeks after this.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:30 pm

Welcome to the thread, Binghamton!

So, this weekend was not as productive as I had liked. I simply adjusted my study schedule a bit, so I will still be following the same "roadmap".

With that being said, I reviewed any answer I wasn't 100% about (from my first PT) and turned over the logic in my head until the solution made sense.

As far as studying, I am using:

1) A schedule provided by 7Sage as I take the online course.
2) While not taking PTs, I employ the Pomodoro Technique, as it helps me stay focused. (http://pomodorotechnique.com/). There are many Google Chrome extensions to help you implement this.
3) I am also using the "Don't Break The Chain" (http://lifehacker.com/5886128/how-seinf ... on-problem) to keep the study schedule consistent.

I found all of these recommendations in a "Doing Well In Law School" thread - I will do my best to locate it at some point.

How is everyone's prep going?

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:55 pm

Drilled Main Point and Main Conclusion questions for 2.5 hours tonight.

Back at it tomorrow!

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby TexasENG » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:52 am

Anyone got a good way to get back into studying? I took in June, and haven't done anything other than reviewing my test when it was released since. I'm struggling with where to begin again :?

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby FSUHopeful » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:39 pm

Ive been around 85-90% on my LR drilling, but the harder Method of Reasoning questions kicked my ass today..

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:25 pm

FSUHopeful wrote:Ive been around 85-90% on my LR drilling, but the harder Method of Reasoning questions kicked my ass today..


Do you have any recommendations for the "Most Strongly Supported" questions? I am just starting them and struggling pretty badly.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:26 pm

TexasENG wrote:Anyone got a good way to get back into studying? I took in June, and haven't done anything other than reviewing my test when it was released since. I'm struggling with where to begin again :?


What materials did you use when prepping last time; perhaps the few of us in this thread can recommend some alternate choices?

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby YupSports » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:28 pm

Went over Most Strongly Supported questions for about 2 hours today. They are giving me some trouble!

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby teacups » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:15 pm

I just finished the LR Bible! I will start PTing just the LR for a couple of weeks. So, all I have left to start studying/"learn" is LG since I've already read and finished the RC Bible and Manhattan version, and I just finished LR.

Does anyone know any good methods of memorizing all of the different LR rules? I'm thinking of writing all of the various rules in a spreadsheet, but I don't know if I have time for all of that.

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Re: Dec LSAT Study Group

Postby LawA818 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:17 pm

YupSports wrote:Welcome to the thread, Binghamton!

So, this weekend was not as productive as I had liked. I simply adjusted my study schedule a bit, so I will still be following the same "roadmap".

With that being said, I reviewed any answer I wasn't 100% about (from my first PT) and turned over the logic in my head until the solution made sense.

As far as studying, I am using:

1) A schedule provided by 7Sage as I take the online course.
2) While not taking PTs, I employ the Pomodoro Technique, as it helps me stay focused. (http://pomodorotechnique.com/). There are many Google Chrome extensions to help you implement this.
3) I am also using the "Don't Break The Chain" (http://lifehacker.com/5886128/how-seinf ... on-problem) to keep the study schedule consistent.

I found all of these recommendations in a "Doing Well In Law School" thread - I will do my best to locate it at some point.

How is everyone's prep going?



What's the pomodoro technique, in a nutshell.




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