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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:33 pm
by Mint-Berry_Crunch
runnergirl159 wrote:So I've burned myself out...

I was scoring 177, 171, 173, 171, 175 and then my past 2 prep tests were a 168 (Saturday) and 167 (yesterday). I thought the first one was maybe a fluke, but nope. I've been studying 4-8 hours a day, with no days off for about a month now, so I guess this isn't a surprise.

With only 4 days left until the test, does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? I have one prep test (80) left, and was originally planning
to do that on Friday. Not sure if I should just take 4 days completely off, or maybe just write 80 on Saturday instead and take today and tomorrow off.
Thoughts?


Yeah you gotta taper a bit.

I wouldn't take two consecutive days off. Maybe take today to off or just review. PT tomorrow, drill/ review sat, take Sunday off

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:36 pm
by Mint-Berry_Crunch
dj9i27 wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Yeah mccains done. Feel like he's kinda fallen off the wagon a bit

term limits plz

I don't know why him, Feinstein, Clinton or Trump for that matter are doing this still. they've got what, 8 good summers at best to enjoy? I would just chill on a beach or something

Dude right? Like, they done just enjoy what little bit of your life you have left. Cali could use some new blood even if it is just more dems

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:40 pm
by MediocreAtBest
I've been a little slow on LG lately, idk whats going on.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:41 pm
by dm1683
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Yeah mccains done. Feel like he's kinda fallen off the wagon a bit

term limits plz

I don't know why him, Feinstein, Clinton or Trump for that matter are doing this still. they've got what, 8 good summers at best to enjoy? I would just chill on a beach or something

Dude right? Like, they done just enjoy what little bit of your life you have left. Cali could use some new blood even if it is just more dems


I think the bernie wing is actually going to primary feinstein if she decides to run for her 200th term.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:43 pm
by Pozzo
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Yeah mccains done. Feel like he's kinda fallen off the wagon a bit

term limits plz

I don't know why him, Feinstein, Clinton or Trump for that matter are doing this still. they've got what, 8 good summers at best to enjoy? I would just chill on a beach or something

Dude right? Like, they done just enjoy what little bit of your life you have left. Cali could use some new blood even if it is just more dems

Harris seems promising, tbh

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:47 pm
by Mint-Berry_Crunch
Retaking 77 today. Had pretty much my ideal breakdown on this test. Until my LG breakdown. Then I'll do the RC and LG from PTA.
Spending tomorrow reviewing and drilling. PT 79 on Saturday which is a brand new test. Nothing on Sunday cept reading and overwatch. I have a totally unsubstantiated belief that FPS games are helpful for LG.


Getting kinda excited for this.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:56 pm
by dm1683
What are all of our pt averages and ranges? This board has to be just killing it!

Average: 173
Range: 168-179
#: 20

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:07 pm
by Experiment626
Drilling a RC passage with a timer in a bit then have a 2 hour LR session with my tutor before playing some kickball. Doing a full PT of 78 tomorrow to line up with Monday's test. Some drills Saturday and probably a section of each Sunday just to do some light work.

Also identifying what I'm taking with me to warmup. I'm thinking 1 RC passage, 1 LG of the type that gives me the most difficulty, and 10-15 LR questions. Unless it's LG first section is usually my worst if I don't warmup. I've experimented with warming up with LR and it helped on the PT's that had LR first but when RC was first I faltered a bit so trying to jump my brain with a little of each is my hope to not have stupid mistakes in section 1.

Also avoiding going outside as much as possible, literally have almost been hit by 2 cars with drivers not paying attention this week.

I'm slightly apprehensive about Monday since it's my first actual test in 14 years, PTs in prep don't count to me because I think I'll be more anxious on test day than on my PT days, so we'll see. I'm scoring where my original goal was, I'm going for part time and a 165 will give me a good chance at most of the DC schools except Gtown, but now I want to join the 170+ club to make gtown a better possibility since they're the best DC school.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:12 pm
by Neil_Gorsuch
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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:16 pm
by MediocreAtBest
dm1683 wrote:What are all of our pt averages and ranges? This board has to be just killing it!

Average: 173
Range: 168-179
#: 20


I haven't really been keeping close track and my range is prob like 167-176 because I make stupid mistakes but I think my average is around 172. Would definitely like to hit the higher end of my range though and I feel good about being able to do that.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:21 pm
by dm1683
Neil_Gorsuch wrote:
dm1683 wrote:What are all of our pt averages and ranges? This board has to be just killing it!

Average: 173
Range: 168-179
#: 20


For my last 20:

Average: 178
Range: 173 - 180.


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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:31 pm
by calmike
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
calmike wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
calmike wrote:Does "Virtually All" = Most?

I thought it "Virtually All" meant "All" LOL

Yeah you can't infer all bc they kinda imply that there some that are not in the group


When I first saw "Virtually All", i thought it meant something like "Basically all".

What does virtually mean lol


You're not wrong with "basically all". I'd think virtually all means "almost all".


Thank you. It makes a lot of sense now. Hopefully I see this in the LSAT and remember your words


Think of it this way, if I say "virtually all sea turtles live in the ocean" and you say "that's not true, I just saw one in the aquarium", I am not forced to revise my statement, bc it allows for exceptions.


If I say "all sea turtles live in the ocean" and you say "that's not true, I just saw one in the aquarium" then my statement is false.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:40 pm
by zkyggi
dm1683 wrote:What are all of our pt averages and ranges? This board has to be just killing it!

Average: 173
Range: 168-179
#: 20


174.8 (175?)
171-179
20-PT

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:45 pm
by Future Ex-Engineer
Pozzo wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:We need to get 30 pages in by test day



Let's go fam

I'm not taking with y'all but I will gladly contribute to the shit posting!


wanna pull some help from the Sept thread? I see tons of old regulars posting there that definitely aren't taking the Sept test

Everyone in that thread is taking/retaking, your sources are false. Fake news.

Some old-timers are taking in September and not even posting there yet. Checking in for Sept, on the June page. Sup fam?


Wait pozz, wtf are you retaking? Don't you have a 174?

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:47 pm
by Mikey
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Pozzo wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:We need to get 30 pages in by test day



Let's go fam

I'm not taking with y'all but I will gladly contribute to the shit posting!


wanna pull some help from the Sept thread? I see tons of old regulars posting there that definitely aren't taking the Sept test

Everyone in that thread is taking/retaking, your sources are false. Fake news.

Some old-timers are taking in September and not even posting there yet. Checking in for Sept, on the June page. Sup fam?


Wait pozz, wtf are you retaking? Don't you have a 174?

he has decided to give me his 174 because he is such a nice person, and therefore will be retaking to get a 177+.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:48 pm
by Pozzo
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Pozzo wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:We need to get 30 pages in by test day



Let's go fam

I'm not taking with y'all but I will gladly contribute to the shit posting!


wanna pull some help from the Sept thread? I see tons of old regulars posting there that definitely aren't taking the Sept test

Everyone in that thread is taking/retaking, your sources are false. Fake news.

Some old-timers are taking in September and not even posting there yet. Checking in for Sept, on the June page. Sup fam?


Wait pozz, wtf are you retaking? Don't you have a 174?


Just trying to catch up with this Gorsuch character.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:48 pm
by Pozzo
Mikey wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Pozzo wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:We need to get 30 pages in by test day



Let's go fam

I'm not taking with y'all but I will gladly contribute to the shit posting!


wanna pull some help from the Sept thread? I see tons of old regulars posting there that definitely aren't taking the Sept test

Everyone in that thread is taking/retaking, your sources are false. Fake news.

Some old-timers are taking in September and not even posting there yet. Checking in for Sept, on the June page. Sup fam?


Wait pozz, wtf are you retaking? Don't you have a 174?

he has decided to give me his 174 because he is such a nice person, and therefore will be retaking to get a 177+.


ily bae

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:48 pm
by Platopus
dm1683 wrote:What are all of our pt averages and ranges? This board has to be just killing it!

Average: 173
Range: 168-179
#: 20


Pretty much the exact same as this.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:26 pm
by calmike
Just took PT 79.

I bombed RC and this test. Haha.

PT 79
LR1: -5
RC: -9
LR2: -4
LG: 0

Score= 165

Sooo Disappointing. I scored a 170 on my last test.
I will take PT 80 on Saturday morning.

I had heard that the virus game was tough so I knew it was coming but I was glad that I was able to get all my questions rights.

I had a really hard time understanding the RC passages. This was probably the hardest RC section I have taken.

I reviewed the LR mistakes and noticed that 3/5 of the LR1 mistakes, I had switched my answer. I need to follow my guts more.
For RC, I just need to take my time and FOCUS. I need to make sure to find the answer that matches the passages.


If I score a 165 on actual test date, I will be happy. With a 165 though, I would retake again in September but I would probably take 2-3 practice tests leading up to the test date.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:35 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
dm1683 wrote:What are all of our pt averages and ranges? This board has to be just killing it!

Average: 173
Range: 168-179
#: 20


Mean/Median: 170.2/170
Range: 166-176
For my last 10. Pretty sure both the 176 and 2 166 are flukes so removing those I get an average of 170.6 so virtually the same.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:36 pm
by calmike
On my 15 PT's:

My average is 170.1
Range is 162-176.

Average for last 5 is a 167.
Last 10 is 170.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:37 pm
by Experiment626
Neil_Gorsuch wrote:
dm1683 wrote:What are all of our pt averages and ranges? This board has to be just killing it!

Average: 173
Range: 168-179
#: 20


For my last 20:

Average: 178
Range: 173 - 180.

Also, since there seem to be a good number of DC people in this thread, it may be a fun idea to explore the idea a post-test bar meetup.


I'm either taking a bottle of wine on in my living room or going somewhere on 17th St to ensure I'm in stumbling distance from my condo.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:42 pm
by calmike
dm1683 wrote:
Amerision wrote:
Walliums wrote:What are you guys doing to prevent burnout this week? Today I did some drills in the morning and then went to work. Later in the morning I took a 35 min section of four really hard reading comp questions and did awesome (-1 on 29 questions ya boii) and then I did more work/meetings. Towards the end of the work day I did two LR sections and didn't do very good (-4 on both). Feel really defeated but I also felt afterwards like I was just wiped out from the day. Ugh

Maybe I will do some logic games tonight because I actually enjoy those.


Honestly, I'm kind of chillin'. I've been studying for six months, I think I know my stuff. I'm doing 3 LG sections a day (from 1-40) and I'll take PT 80 later this week, but other than that... I think I'm done.


that's your idea of chillin' huh?

Anyway I did PT 78 today. Decently hard RC and harder LR, especially the second section, where there were three LR questions that were worded super weirdly. Also, screw the sumerians and their clay tablets and tokens.

LR1: -1
LG: -1
LR2: -4
RC: -3

171

Tough curve. Was hoping for 175+ in order to boost my confidence but sadly LR wouldn't let me get that.
Wondering if I should do PTs 79 and 80 Wed-Fri or Thurs-Sat.


Good job on PT 78.

Did you end up taking PT 79 yesterday or Today?

I took PT 79 this morning and I will take PT 80 on Sat. Hopefully I dont burn out for Monday.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:44 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
Now if we take post 166 disaster of a couple of weeks ago my range is 171-176 with an average of 173. Wish I had more data points for this period of time but I just "feel" fundamentally different since then, like I actually understand this test and am only missing stuff due to stupid shit/temporary loss of focus. Besides PTs I've done tons of timed sections and these are all -0 to -2 for LR, -1 to -3 RC and -0 to -2 LG. Even worse case combination of these I'm in the 170s. Before this point there were many questions that I legitimately did not understand.

Pretty confident my actual test will fall somewhere between 169-174.

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:03 pm
by saf18hornet
Last 5: 167-173 strong upward trend
Last Previous: 158-169
Diagnostic: 148
Making progress!