The Official December 2015 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby kylemolodets » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:20 pm

schocolate wrote:
SirArthurDayne wrote:45 days till the December LSAT!


Oh God.


+1

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby shineoncrazydiamond » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:38 pm

SirArthurDayne wrote:
GamecocksDT wrote:Hey guys, any tips on RC? I'm averaging -10 timed, -4 untimed. I haven't gotten any books for RC, but I'm considering Manhattan's.

I think timing is my biggest issue.


Most people here will recommend Manhattan. I concur.


+1

And yeah, 45 days :shock:

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby bigv » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:19 pm

There are very few things on this planet I hate more than RC

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby AfrocentricAsian » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:46 pm

I swear the song I was last listening to starts playing in my mind when I really need to concentrate. When I notice it,it starts blaring..fuuuccckkk...

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby Shasta McNasty » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:17 pm

bigv wrote:There are very few things on this planet I hate more than RC



Every time I come to a passage on English literature on a PT, I really have to force myself just to get through it let alone fully comprehend every word and point made

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby mintme » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:28 pm

Finally hitting -5 on LR sections! I still have a lot of work to do, but that's much better than the -10 to -12 I started with. I'll take it. I've noticed it's much easier for me to quickly eliminate 2-3 answer choices.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby bigv » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:48 pm

With RC, it's just a game of focus for me. I'm able to go -0 on the toughest passages, but sometimes my mind wanders and I completely bomb a relatively easy passage.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:25 pm

pleadthafif wrote:I struggle with finishing RC on time so I think I'm going to go all-in on Spreeder in the month or so and try to increase my reading speed.


tried this. it didn't help. Reducing subvocalization also seems to reduce comprehension.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:32 pm

Anyone concerned about test day drop or if the scores they are getting on PTs are real?

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

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appind wrote:Anyone concerned about test day drop or if the scores they are getting on PTs are real?


One of my friends told me that his PT average was 165 going into the test but in test day he scored a 160. Right now my last 7 PT range is 160-163 with one 164 so I am definitely nervous about a drop.

The best advice I read about score drops is from the Trainer; basically he says that all the practice we do is building habits that will become (hopefully) instinct on Test day. At the end of the day I think we shouldn't worry too much about it as long as you know you gave yourself the best shot to get the best score possible. Going in with the mindset might negatively effect performance.

I'm taking my PTs in test conditions (5 sec with a fifteen break after the third). I want to go into the December test like it's just another morning PT for me.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:14 pm

beantheshadow wrote:
appind wrote:Anyone concerned about test day drop or if the scores they are getting on PTs are real?


One of my friends told me that his PT average was 165 going into the test but in test day he scored a 160. Right now my last 7 PT range is 160-163 with one 164 so I am definitely nervous about a drop.

The best advice I read about score drops is from the Trainer; basically he says that all the practice we do is building habits that will become (hopefully) instinct on Test day. At the end of the day I think we shouldn't worry too much about it as long as you know you gave yourself the best shot to get the best score possible. Going in with the mindset might negatively effect performance.

I'm taking my PTs in test conditions (5 sec with a fifteen break after the third). I want to go into the December test like it's just another morning PT for me.


it'd be a good idea to have October Waiters to enter their expected and real score and section breakdowns in a spreadsheet, eg a google form if someone knows how to set it up, to estimate the drop for pt 76.

i think there was something of that form for the June waiters.

last time i took the test for real it was much lower than pt average and not sure I believe the pt scores.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby Sean_33 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:20 pm

appind wrote:it'd be a good idea to have October Waiters to enter their expected and real score and section breakdowns in a spreadsheet, eg a google form if someone knows how to set it up, to estimate the drop for pt 76.

i think there was something of that form for the June waiters.

last time i took the test for real it was much lower than pt average and not sure I believe the pt scores.


What do think accounts for this drop in score? How significant of a drop is to be expected?

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby Monkey D Luffy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:18 pm

When's the deadline to sign up for the December LSAT?

:)

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby FSUHopeful » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:45 pm

165 On 62.. Br ing now.. then onto LG practice.. man I suck at those.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby PrayFor170 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:45 pm

I hate RC!!!!!! Now I can go -0 on other sections but still miss 6 in RC.

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby Shakawkaw » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:24 pm

biggestlawman wrote:
Shakawkaw wrote:
nlee10 wrote:
Shakawkaw wrote:
How are you kittens doing?

you alive


NLEEEEEEE. Sorry, didn't mean to *ghost* you guys. :mrgreen:

Hey, flying baby!

Well, Shak... I think a lot of people do what you are doing, and its a smart move. You gotta master this craft before you put up a show. Smart!


What are you up to? I'm surprised to still see you around these parts!

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby seashell.economy » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:16 am

Doing a big, fat chunk of my prep book today.
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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby Shasta McNasty » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:12 pm

any norcal folks in here?

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Re: The Official December 2015 Study Group

Postby mintme » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:53 pm

OP, can we have a new poll?




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