The Official June 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:06 am

letslsat wrote:Realistically, how much can one improve in 126 days? :shock: Not sure if I should even register for the June test...

I'm pt-ing 150s and I want to aim for 170+

You can improve a lot if you're willing to put the hard work in. See how you're doing with PTs later on in prep and make the decision from there

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:09 am

Btw when can we register for June??? Can we do it yet? I don't remember how long before I did it last June.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby AvatarMeelo » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:19 am

dj9i27 wrote:
Instrumental wrote:
clueless801 wrote:Officially checking in folks! Wrote the test yesterday, and given that I did not go -0 on LG, super motivated to start studying again in a few weeks. Thinking about purchasing one of those LSAT watches - anyone have experience with this and can testify to how much it helped them?

I found that the mastermind LSAT watch helped immensely with my timing. Especially in RC. For some reason, those color coded 8'45" segments just clicked with me.


i don't think he sells them anymore


There's a version called the Perfect Score Watch that was recommended to me by a girl I met at the test.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Walliums » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:29 am

Mikey wrote:Btw when can we register for June??? Can we do it yet? I don't remember how long before I did it last June.


Yep it's already open. I registered when I switched from February

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:41 am

Walliums wrote:
Mikey wrote:Btw when can we register for June??? Can we do it yet? I don't remember how long before I did it last June.


Yep it's already open. I registered when I switched from February

Alright thanks! I'm a little late then haha

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby letslsat » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:09 pm

Mikey wrote:
letslsat wrote:Realistically, how much can one improve in 126 days? :shock: Not sure if I should even register for the June test...

I'm pt-ing 150s and I want to aim for 170+

You can improve a lot if you're willing to put the hard work in. See how you're doing with PTs later on in prep and make the decision from there


Thanks Mikey!

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:56 pm

this test better not be computerized, I'll postpone to September just to prepare my brains.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:11 pm

dj9i27 wrote:this test better not be computerized, I'll postpone to September just to prepare my brains.

it better not be. if they did that, they would need to announce it at least a year prior to implementing it. anything less, I personally think would not be fair at all

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Saylor1720 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:15 pm

Does anyone know if I can use the same photo as last time to register for the lsat. Or do I need a new one?

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Walliums » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:26 pm

Ok, so right now I am averaging -4/-5 per LR section. There's no common theme other than that these are just difficult questions. What do you guys think will be the best way to start improving?

-Drill (timed/untimed) random types of LR questions of high difficulty
-Timed full LR sections with review
-Untimed full LR sections with review
-Or something else?

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:02 pm

I just want this over with in one sitting. If I get a 167+, I won't retake. I will apply to every school that opens up on Sept 1st and let the Law School Random Admissions Generator work it's magic.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby thewhalefish » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:31 pm

So I've taken some time off from reading the forum because I could literally spend all day just reading random threads...

Anyway, I took Mikey and Walli's advice about RC and stopped trying to memorize everything. Man, it is so much better.
My main problem area with RC is now just reading the passage critically and not trying to go too fast in an effort to save as much time as possible.

LG I've gotten pretty good at thanks to 7sage; LR is getting better as well. My LR issue is thinking too deeply about something and/or changing my answer. So I need to work on that.

I will take a stopwatch PT tonight at the library (PT 30) to see how it goes. It's older, but still should be a good idea of where I am.

Be back later boiiis

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby thewhalefish » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Walliums wrote:Ok, so right now I am averaging -4/-5 per LR section. There's no common theme other than that these are just difficult questions. What do you guys think will be the best way to start improving?

-Drill (timed/untimed) random types of LR questions of high difficulty
-Timed full LR sections with review
-Untimed full LR sections with review
-Or something else?


Personally, what is working best for me is to review exactly why I missed the question and put it into a spreadsheet (think I got that idea from you?). Then I use a formula to find the mode. My main area is going too fast and not reading the stimulus carefully enough, which is probably easier to fix than getting them wrong for other reasons. That's just my take.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:11 pm

So, I've finally finished moving and after 7 months of loneliness with no friends I'm back in a social circle again. my question is how bad would it be to chill for a week (Work doesn't start until the 15th) until the 12 and start drilling heavy on the 4 months date.

I'm asking because I haven't really done anything fun since April

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:34 pm

Mikey wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:this test better not be computerized, I'll postpone to September just to prepare my brains.

it better not be. if they did that, they would need to announce it at least a year prior to implementing it. anything less, I personally think would not be fair at all


Is this a real thing that they are going to switch this year from paper? I hope not. Computerized sucks

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:21 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:this test better not be computerized, I'll postpone to September just to prepare my brains.

it better not be. if they did that, they would need to announce it at least a year prior to implementing it. anything less, I personally think would not be fair at all


Is this a real thing that they are going to switch this year from paper? I hope not. Computerized sucks

There was speculation about it on 7sage a little before the sept LSAT IIRC.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:26 pm

Mikey wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:this test better not be computerized, I'll postpone to September just to prepare my brains.

it better not be. if they did that, they would need to announce it at least a year prior to implementing it. anything less, I personally think would not be fair at all


Is this a real thing that they are going to switch this year from paper? I hope not. Computerized sucks

There was speculation about it on 7sage a little before the sept LSAT IIRC.


Uh oh.. I hope its wrong. I imagine that they would give a lengthy announcement saying they are considering or doing the shift within a yr or by this date. I know with CPA examinations they are undergoing changes in April 2017 but they announced that like 2 + yrs ago IIRC.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby O.J. » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:33 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:this test better not be computerized, I'll postpone to September just to prepare my brains.

it better not be. if they did that, they would need to announce it at least a year prior to implementing it. anything less, I personally think would not be fair at all


Is this a real thing that they are going to switch this year from paper? I hope not. Computerized sucks

There was speculation about it on 7sage a little before the sept LSAT IIRC.


Uh oh.. I hope its wrong. I imagine that they would give a lengthy announcement saying they are considering or doing the shift within a yr or by this date. I know with CPA examinations they are undergoing changes in April 2017 but they announced that like 2 + yrs ago IIRC.



Well they certainly wouldn't do it in June. I think we're ok. Stuff like this takes a massive roll out with plenty of warning. I would be stunned if they dropped the bomb for June.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby blackmamba8 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:33 pm

Switching to computerized tests without giving a lengthy warning would be pretty shitty of LSAC. That would drastically change the way a lot of people (well at least me) take the test. I mark the hell out of my tests. I wouldn't mind a scenario where we still have test booklets but input the answers onto a tablet or something, but switching to completely computerized exams would be awful.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby blackmamba8 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:35 pm

dj9i27 wrote:So, I've finally finished moving and after 7 months of loneliness with no friends I'm back in a social circle again. my question is how bad would it be to chill for a week (Work doesn't start until the 15th) until the 12 and start drilling heavy on the 4 months date.

I'm asking because I haven't really done anything fun since April

I wouldn't do it personally because I'm currently in the "holy shit the LSAT feels like it's so soon" mindset , but if you think a week off to chill with friends and such will help you buckle down and get in the zone afterwards then I say go for it.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:36 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:So, I've finally finished moving and after 7 months of loneliness with no friends I'm back in a social circle again. my question is how bad would it be to chill for a week (Work doesn't start until the 15th) until the 12 and start drilling heavy on the 4 months date.

I'm asking because I haven't really done anything fun since April

I wouldn't do it personally because I'm currently in the "holy shit the LSAT feels like it's so soon" mindset , but if you think a week off to chill with friends and such will help you buckle down and get in the zone afterwards then I say go for it.


i think I need to chill, I haven't had a break from this shit since may. and I'm already gone.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby blackmamba8 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:So, I've finally finished moving and after 7 months of loneliness with no friends I'm back in a social circle again. my question is how bad would it be to chill for a week (Work doesn't start until the 15th) until the 12 and start drilling heavy on the 4 months date.

I'm asking because I haven't really done anything fun since April

I wouldn't do it personally because I'm currently in the "holy shit the LSAT feels like it's so soon" mindset , but if you think a week off to chill with friends and such will help you buckle down and get in the zone afterwards then I say go for it.


i think I need to chill, I haven't had a break from this shit since may. and I'm already gone.

In that case hell yeah take the break haha. The four months you'll have left when you get back is still more than most people spend studying for it total, and you've already been at it for way longer than that.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:53 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:So, I've finally finished moving and after 7 months of loneliness with no friends I'm back in a social circle again. my question is how bad would it be to chill for a week (Work doesn't start until the 15th) until the 12 and start drilling heavy on the 4 months date.

I'm asking because I haven't really done anything fun since April

I wouldn't do it personally because I'm currently in the "holy shit the LSAT feels like it's so soon" mindset , but if you think a week off to chill with friends and such will help you buckle down and get in the zone afterwards then I say go for it.


i think I need to chill, I haven't had a break from this shit since may. and I'm already gone.


Then definitely chill or even better just when you wake up in the am put in like an hour or 2 and then have fun the rest of the day and then next week get serious

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:54 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:So, I've finally finished moving and after 7 months of loneliness with no friends I'm back in a social circle again. my question is how bad would it be to chill for a week (Work doesn't start until the 15th) until the 12 and start drilling heavy on the 4 months date.

I'm asking because I haven't really done anything fun since April

I wouldn't do it personally because I'm currently in the "holy shit the LSAT feels like it's so soon" mindset , but if you think a week off to chill with friends and such will help you buckle down and get in the zone afterwards then I say go for it.


i think I need to chill, I haven't had a break from this shit since may. and I'm already gone.

In that case hell yeah take the break haha. The four months you'll have left when you get back is still more than most people spend studying for it total, and you've already been at it for way longer than that.


by the time June comes around I think it'll be 11 months

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:56 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:So, I've finally finished moving and after 7 months of loneliness with no friends I'm back in a social circle again. my question is how bad would it be to chill for a week (Work doesn't start until the 15th) until the 12 and start drilling heavy on the 4 months date.

I'm asking because I haven't really done anything fun since April

I wouldn't do it personally because I'm currently in the "holy shit the LSAT feels like it's so soon" mindset , but if you think a week off to chill with friends and such will help you buckle down and get in the zone afterwards then I say go for it.


i think I need to chill, I haven't had a break from this shit since may. and I'm already gone.

In that case hell yeah take the break haha. The four months you'll have left when you get back is still more than most people spend studying for it total, and you've already been at it for way longer than that.


by the time June comes around I think it'll be 11 months


From about Christmas time to New Years day I went on a 10 day bender and it was the best thing I could have done and then got serious again before classes started up and really having to study. You need the break. Quality over quantity. I think you want to minimize the length of not doing anything as much as you can, but if you feel this way take a couple days off. its better to do that now then in another month.



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