Is a Study Partner a good idea

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Is a Study Partner a good idea

Postby MarkScott » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:02 pm

Greetings Folks,

From my personal experiences, working with a partner has help me when taking test. But as we all know the LSAT is like no other test. Wondering if it's a good idea to partner up with someone when studying for the LSAT (i.e work on LG on a dry erase, compare PT wrong answers). I feel like it's good to get things broken down from like minds as a supplement to the usual books.

Just want to know thoughts.

Thanks.

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Re: Is a Study Partner a good idea

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:08 pm

If study partners have helped you in the past, a study partner will probably help you with the LSAT.

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Re: Is a Study Partner a good idea

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:20 pm

MarkScott wrote:Greetings Folks,

From my personal experiences, working with a partner has help me when taking test. But as we all know the LSAT is like no other test. Wondering if it's a good idea to partner up with someone when studying for the LSAT (i.e work on LG on a dry erase, compare PT wrong answers). I feel like it's good to get things broken down from like minds as a supplement to the usual books.

Just want to know thoughts.

Thanks.


I think it's actually a great idea and if you can find someone you can work well with then it can really be worth your while -- a couple of specific reasons why --

1) the lsat requires a combination of skills -- most people come in stronger in certain areas and weaker in others -- in addition, most students have blind spots in their prep -- things that, for a variety of reasons, they just don't end up thinking about/studying -- working with a partner, who, presumably, will have different skills and a different viewpoint, can help you notice possible blind spots better, and you can help one another offset various weaknesses.

2) obviously I have a very biased view about this, but I think teaching someone is one of the best ways to study for the test -- trying to put something into words and express yourself forces you to clarify your own understanding, and pretty much everything on the LSAT fits the adage that if you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it well enough -- so, trying to teach the other person something is a great way to gauge whether you truly get that something as well as you think you do/want to.

Good luck and HTH -- Mike

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Re: Is a Study Partner a good idea

Postby Bearlyalive » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:28 pm

It was invaluable for me. That said, my study partner was also someone who I had classes with all through undergrad, so I already knew that we had similar study habits and such. YMMV.

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Re: Is a Study Partner a good idea

Postby Mikey » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:46 pm

It's only a good idea if that person is willing to work hard as well. If they're a slacker then it's clearly not worth it.

On the brighter side, if you can find someone that is willing to put in the time and effort, you can both share reasoning strategies with each other such as explain why you got something wrong and how they came to getting it right, or vice versa.

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Re: Is a Study Partner a good idea

Postby ngogirl12 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:24 pm

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Re: Is a Study Partner a good idea

Postby MarkScott » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:42 pm

Thank You all for the post/advice so far.

With that said, I might as well put this out there: I'm studying for the Sept 2016 Test and I'm in NYC, if anyone is interested.

Thanks one. Thanks all.



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