The Official June 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:16 pm

Amerision wrote:Feel pretty bad, took PT 41 today. Did well overall but I couldn't finish the LGs which hasn't happened in a long time. Oh well, back to drilling.


Frustrating thing I'm dealing with now. Couldn't get to the last 3 questions on my most recent practice. An extra 2 minutes and I would've had an extra 2 points on my score.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:00 pm

A RC passage a day keeps the 160s at bay.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:10 pm

I need to stop being lazy and start hazing these pts

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:17 pm

PrezRand wrote:I need to stop being lazy and start hazing these pts

ur frat af brah.
my first pt is the 12th so I've got some time.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:20 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:I need to stop being lazy and start hazing these pts

ur frat af brah.
my first pt is the 12th so I've got some time.

I'm supposed to have finished drilling the RC sections in pt 13-28 and have timed each section in 29-51 by the end of Feb

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Postby dj9i27 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:23 pm

PrezRand wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:I need to stop being lazy and start hazing these pts

ur frat af brah.
my first pt is the 12th so I've got some time.

I'm supposed to have finished drilling the RC sections in pt 13-28 and have timed each section in 29-51 by the end of Feb

I positioned my heavy drilling to the exact 4 month period where I finish particular QT drilling with minimal timed the 1st month then moved into timed month 2 and 3&4 are pretty much pts.
Pt 7-41 are all drilling whereas 42+ is timed and PTs. super prep too, I need to order those.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:32 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:I need to stop being lazy and start hazing these pts

ur frat af brah.
my first pt is the 12th so I've got some time.

I'm supposed to have finished drilling the RC sections in pt 13-28 and have timed each section in 29-51 by the end of Feb

I positioned my heavy drilling to the exact 4 month period where I finish particular QT drilling with minimal timed the 1st month then moved into timed month 2 and 3&4 are pretty much pts.
Pt 7-41 are all drilling whereas 42+ is timed and PTs. super prep too, I need to order those.

I think I'm gonna shotgun and meditate before I start drilling from now on

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:51 pm

PrezRand wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:I need to stop being lazy and start hazing these pts

ur frat af brah.
my first pt is the 12th so I've got some time.

I'm supposed to have finished drilling the RC sections in pt 13-28 and have timed each section in 29-51 by the end of Feb

I positioned my heavy drilling to the exact 4 month period where I finish particular QT drilling with minimal timed the 1st month then moved into timed month 2 and 3&4 are pretty much pts.
Pt 7-41 are all drilling whereas 42+ is timed and PTs. super prep too, I need to order those.

I think I'm gonna shotgun and meditate before I start drilling from now on

bold move cotton, let's see how this plays out.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:I need to stop being lazy and start hazing these pts

ur frat af brah.
my first pt is the 12th so I've got some time.

I'm supposed to have finished drilling the RC sections in pt 13-28 and have timed each section in 29-51 by the end of Feb

I positioned my heavy drilling to the exact 4 month period where I finish particular QT drilling with minimal timed the 1st month then moved into timed month 2 and 3&4 are pretty much pts.
Pt 7-41 are all drilling whereas 42+ is timed and PTs. super prep too, I need to order those.

I think I'm gonna shotgun and meditate before I start drilling from now on

bold move cotton, let's see how this plays out.


Lmao! Im curious to see how this plays out too

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Algernon » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:17 pm

Hello everyone! Gonna join y'all on this lovely journey.
Lsat noob here. Decided to take the plunge and start studying for this thing.

If I am self studying, does it matter what test I use to get a diagnostic score? I don't want to waste one of the pretests that I bought for a diagnostic score, but I also want to know where I am struggling on the test.

I bought the PowerScore LG+LR books + 4 "10 actual lsat test" books.

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Postby dj9i27 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:20 pm

Algernon wrote:Hello everyone! Gonna join y'all on this lovely journey.
Lsat noob here. Decided to take the plunge and start studying for this thing.

If I am self studying, does it matter what test I use to get a diagnostic score? I don't want to waste one of the pretests that I bought for a diagnostic score, but I also want to know where I am struggling on the test.

I bought the PowerScore LG+LR books + 4 "10 actual lsat test" books.

technically it doesn't matter what you use for a diagnostic (personally I'd hold off until a month of studying) but I would use the superprep series because they have detailed explanations of right and wrong answers. veer clear of the 72-80 as you'll want those for established pts.

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Postby dj9i27 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:23 pm

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:28 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Lmao! Im curious to see how this plays out too

How is your studying going mang?


Good just trying to keep on it with school and everything. Going to do another 2 hrs tonight and then crush hard tomorrow sat sun. Now Im on a good schedule and routine so next week ill be able to probably get a lot more done.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Platopus » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:49 pm

Algernon wrote:Hello everyone! Gonna join y'all on this lovely journey.
Lsat noob here. Decided to take the plunge and start studying for this thing.

If I am self studying, does it matter what test I use to get a diagnostic score? I don't want to waste one of the pretests that I bought for a diagnostic score, but I also want to know where I am struggling on the test.

I bought the PowerScore LG+LR books + 4 "10 actual lsat test" books.


The test you take for a diagnostic doesn't really matter, but I wouldn't do any of the really early tests (1-20) as the sections have changed, albeit marginally, nor would I take anything from 60-80, because you'll want to take those fresh leading up to the test. Something between 40-60 would be a good test for a diagnostic. Also, don't put too much stock in the questions/sections you get wrong on the diagnostic. I would suspect that LG will be your biggest weakness at first (as it is with most people), but eventually it will become your biggest asset (hopefully). Once you have a month or two of solid studying + drilling, then you'll really be able to identify weaknesses and start to hone your skills.

I would also see about getting your hands on the rest of the tests. It seems like overkill, but having more material to drill with is certainly valuable. The LG Bible is great material to get going on LG, so put effort into learning the basics, but don't be too dogmatic in your set-up, as some of the stuff in the LG bible is redundant/awkward. Definitely check out 7sage on youtube, its pure gold. I found the LR Bible helpful too, but it's a bit dry. I find the Manhattan LR is a great supplement to the LR Bible; between the two you should get a solid foundation.

Work on building a foundation in the first couple months and spend the months leading up to the test taking PT's and really honing your abilities. Glad we are on this journey together, let's crush this thing!

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:53 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Lmao! Im curious to see how this plays out too

How is your studying going mang?


Good just trying to keep on it with school and everything. Going to do another 2 hrs tonight and then crush hard tomorrow sat sun. Now Im on a good schedule and routine so next week ill be able to probably get a lot more done.

likewise, after work I just feel like I'm grinding at it. Friday through Sunday is when I'm at my best and absorb information the most. I still try to do at least and hour and a half a day tho.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Platopus » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:21 am

dj9i27 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Lmao! Im curious to see how this plays out too

How is your studying going mang?


Good just trying to keep on it with school and everything. Going to do another 2 hrs tonight and then crush hard tomorrow sat sun. Now Im on a good schedule and routine so next week ill be able to probably get a lot more done.

likewise, after work I just feel like I'm grinding at it. Friday through Sunday is when I'm at my best and absorb information the most. I still try to do at least and hour and a half a day tho.


Ditto. It's frustrating to know that I'm almost certainly under-utilizing my time on week nights, since I'm no where near mentally fresh. I have a 10-12 minute commute to work (it's a blessing and a curse), so I'm usually off work and at the library within 30 minutes. Going from reading "work emails" where everything is reduced to its most basic and blunt point, to reading dense LSAT passages is brutal.

That said, I'm becoming a regular with my local barista :wink:

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:35 am

Platopus wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Lmao! Im curious to see how this plays out too

How is your studying going mang?


Good just trying to keep on it with school and everything. Going to do another 2 hrs tonight and then crush hard tomorrow sat sun. Now Im on a good schedule and routine so next week ill be able to probably get a lot more done.

likewise, after work I just feel like I'm grinding at it. Friday through Sunday is when I'm at my best and absorb information the most. I still try to do at least and hour and a half a day tho.


Ditto. It's frustrating to know that I'm almost certainly under-utilizing my time on week nights, since I'm no where near mentally fresh. I have a 10-12 minute commute to work (it's a blessing and a curse), so I'm usually off work and at the library within 30 minutes. Going from reading "work emails" where everything is reduced to its most basic and blunt point, to reading dense LSAT passages is brutal.

That said, I'm becoming a regular with my local barista :wink:

it takes me about the same time but I do walk to work, which is nice when it doesn't rain in the afternoon :/ i need my me time after work for 2 hours, go get blood going and me feeling mentally fresh. the days I go straight to studying I'm on autopilot. I think so long as you are consistently doing something, you make progress.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby blackmamba8 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:33 am

Rand I saw your post in the Sep waiters thread about Future's new album, so I took a break from studying to check it out and now I'm too hype to get back to studying :lol:

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Postby Rupert Pupkin » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:56 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:Rand I saw your post in the Sep waiters thread about Future's new album, so I took a break from studying to check it out and now I'm too hype to get back to studying :lol:


Lol this happened to me last night. I like "Mask off" a lot. Super chill vibes

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dm1683 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:21 pm

Pure Sequencing is by far the easiest LG type I've encountered so far. Hardest was definitely the Grouping/Linear Combo games I did last week. Went -0 on them but took like 20 minutes per game. I've heard that speed is the last thing to come in terms of LG improvement - I'd better have heard right...

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Postby Mikey » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:06 am

dm1683 wrote: I've heard that speed is the last thing to come in terms of LG improvement - I'd better have heard right...

It is, focus on accuracy and proper diagramming before speed. Speed will come on its own.

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Postby Rupert Pupkin » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:45 pm

Mikey wrote:
dm1683 wrote: I've heard that speed is the last thing to come in terms of LG improvement - I'd better have heard right...

It is, focus on accuracy and proper diagramming before speed. Speed will come on its own.


Speed for LG will just happen all of sudden. Focus on accuracy and diagramming first like Mikey said.

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Postby Mikey » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:20 pm

LG > LR > writing sample > death > RC

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby dm1683 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:59 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
dm1683 wrote: I've heard that speed is the last thing to come in terms of LG improvement - I'd better have heard right...

It is, focus on accuracy and proper diagramming before speed. Speed will come on its own.


Speed for LG will just happen all of sudden. Focus on accuracy and diagramming first like Mikey said.


Good news. First full, untimed LG section today, went -1 but took like an hour LOL. It just takes me a while to do the hypotheticals.

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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Postby Platopus » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:08 pm

Totally surprised myself today, went -0 on my first legitimately timed LR section today. Definitely a huge motivator to keep up the studying.



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