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How to properly Drill

Postby ShotsFired » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:56 am

I'm new to LSAT studying. When I've been reading around I've heard a lot about drilling.

Are people referring to the drills that are in places like the logic games bible, or should one be taking questions from practice tests and grouping them together by type?

Sorry for the novice question, but I'm just trying to get a grasp on things.

P.s. I used the search function. I just think this is so basic of a question I couldn't find anything.

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Re: How to properly Drill

Postby blackmamba8 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:19 am

Drilling refers to either drilling full-length sections or drilling by question type. For example, today I drilled the LG sections from PTs 16 and 57, as well as the RC sections from PTs 24 and 25. There are also packets that divide LR and LG by question type. Say you're struggling with necessary assumption LR questions. You would take out the necessary assumption packet and drill 50 or so of that particular kind of LR question. When I was starting out I drilled all the LR questions from PTs 1-38 by question type. I used the Cambridge packets for this but they no longer sell them. I think Powerscore sells something similar to this and you might be able to find the Cambridge packets on Amazon (they might be pricey though). Some companies recommend against drilling by type in the way I did because on the real thing you have to quickly shift from one type to another, but it was beneficial for me. Good luck!

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Re: How to properly Drill

Postby Blueprint Mithun » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:05 pm

ShotsFired wrote:I'm new to LSAT studying. When I've been reading around I've heard a lot about drilling.

Are people referring to the drills that are in places like the logic games bible, or should one be taking questions from practice tests and grouping them together by type?

Sorry for the novice question, but I'm just trying to get a grasp on things.

P.s. I used the search function. I just think this is so basic of a question I couldn't find anything.


There are different types of drilling, and it really depends on what you're struggling with and need to improve on.

If there is a specific question type or multiple types that you need to improve on, then grouping questions by type and completing a ton of them is great practice. You should make sure to approach this methodically, with a specific strategy that you plan on applying to all of the questions. The goal is to internalize that strategy, and to notice patterns in wrong answer choices.

Drilling by section is also great practice, as you're dealing with a randomized set of questions, just like you will be on the real LSAT. Before I started taking full practice tests, I would drill tons of individual sections, or do 2 or 3 sections in a row, just to familiarize myself with the process. Working through a regular LR section is much different from doing 25 Flaw questions, for example, because you're constantly switching contexts. When you're losing more points in a specific section, then it's probably a good idea to do some supplementary drills of that section, along with going back and carefully reviewing the ones you got wrong.

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Re: How to properly Drill

Postby Ilovemydogxo » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:15 am

Get an electric drill and drill holes into your PTs.



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