The Official September 2017 Study Group

Are you ready for tomorrow?!?!?!

FUCK YES
19
43%
Yeah, kind of
8
18%
Ehh, hoping for the best
6
14%
Not prepared but screw it
3
7%
HAHAHA I'M NOT EVEN TAKING THE LSAT, SUCKS FOR YOU GUYS
8
18%
 
Total votes: 44

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby abujabal » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:03 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:
abujabal wrote:As much as I'm afraid of the answer to this question...

I've not hit my goal score as yet. The test is a little over a month away. Goal is a 173 and I've peaked at 171, and seem to have trouble sliding out of the 166-169 range and into 170+ consistently.

At what point do I hit the delay button?


Same boat. But I might take sept and dec now that there's no limit. Well see... just keep making them gains


Same and not yet. A Month is plenty of time to make some serious gains, but the stress is getting real for me too


Dude I was feeling too stressed I've been doing 6 days a week and Sundays I spend on essays. So today I said screw it and I'm on the beach :) but back on the grind tomorrow


Awesome! Yeah next weekend I have a mini-vacay for a long-weekend so it should alleviate my feeling of being burnt out and Ill come back on monday hungrier than ever.

Can't wait lol


One of my roommates is also studying for a test and getting burnt out, so we're taking the 19th off at the least, and I'm travelling to see friends next weekend, so hopefully that'll be a good reset!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby clueless801 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:19 pm

nbd tomorrow is six weeks til the test and i teared up a little bc im so tired from working and studying and working and studying.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby clueless801 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:20 pm

twiix wrote:I'd recommend getting used to a regular watch far in advance of the real test. It's a big change if you're used to the easy to read 180/MM face.

I'd also recommend something like this watch : https://www.amazon.com/Casio-MRW200H-7E ... ting+bezel

It's cheap, and the bezel easily rotates. Just put the marker on the bezel when your time starts, and it's easy enough to track 35 minutes. You could likely even use a sharpie and make colors on the bezel to show your 10/5/0 minute marks.


I got the watch!! And I really like it!! Not that it's gotten any use lately but I like it!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby RSolano » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:05 pm

Just got the book for tests 42-51 and got a 172 on 42. Average on the newer ones has been 167 so definitely feeling like they're not representative, especially LG. Have to be careful about using them but mixing in ones from the 70s and saving some new ones for the last couple weeks. Just a heads up!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:18 am

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:49 am

littlewing67 wrote:
abujabal wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:
abujabal wrote:As much as I'm afraid of the answer to this question...

I've not hit my goal score as yet. The test is a little over a month away. Goal is a 173 and I've peaked at 171, and seem to have trouble sliding out of the 166-169 range and into 170+ consistently.

At what point do I hit the delay button?


Same boat. But I might take sept and dec now that there's no limit. Well see... just keep making them gains


Same and not yet. A Month is plenty of time to make some serious gains, but the stress is getting real for me too


Dude I was feeling too stressed I've been doing 6 days a week and Sundays I spend on essays. So today I said screw it and I'm on the beach :) but back on the grind tomorrow


Awesome! Yeah next weekend I have a mini-vacay for a long-weekend so it should alleviate my feeling of being burnt out and Ill come back on monday hungrier than ever.

Can't wait lol


One of my roommates is also studying for a test and getting burnt out, so we're taking the 19th off at the least, and I'm travelling to see friends next weekend, so hopefully that'll be a good reset!


Jealous of you guys! Breaks are good though cause burn out is tooooo real )':


Yup! Its just like over-training at the gym. If you dont take rest days here or there, not only will you burn out, but your performance will decrease literally until you rest up some.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:34 pm

Has any more info came out regarding watches for Sept?

More specifically, has LSAC specifically mentioned that although the Perfect Score Watch is considered an Analog watch it is banned anyway?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby rideagain » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:29 pm

Been re-hitting the books to prep for september (3rd retake). Have gone -0 on my last 4 LR sections, but they're sections I've done before. I don't remember the questions, but still, redo's. I choose to believe I'm just really good at LR now haha

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:32 pm

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Barry grandpapy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:13 pm

The lack of new polls is
LOW
ENERGY

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:26 pm

Barry grandpapy wrote:The lack of new polls is
LOW
ENERGY

I got u

ideas?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Barry grandpapy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:32 pm

Mikey wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:The lack of new polls is
LOW
ENERGY

I got u

ideas?


After a couple margs I'll be full of ideas.

Ideas inbound in approx. ~2 hours

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:15 pm

Barry grandpapy wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:The lack of new polls is
LOW
ENERGY

I got u

ideas?


After a couple margs I'll be full of ideas.

Ideas inbound in approx. ~2 hours

How many margs is other barry going to have?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby abujabal » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:34 pm

Well there's a case for testing condition simulation and I just proved it.

PT 67

RC: -6
LGExperimental: -1
LR1: -1
BREAK
LG: -4
LR2: -4

Total: 166

So I'm confident in saying that this is what I'll get if everything goes wrong on the big day. First, had some major stress in the AM about testing location (first time I wasn't taking it in my house) and roommate issues that resulted in me starting only at 11:45, even though I was planning on starting at 10. My breakfast energy surge, resultantly, totally missed the start of the test. I also was rattled, and so it took me 12 questions on RC to really get my head in the game. Unsurprisingly, 5/6 incorrect Qs were in the first 12 questions.

I definitely hit my stride before the break, and then got totally walloped by the break itself. I had packed a Lara Bar to try and help bridge the energy gap for the last bit of the test, but I had already eaten half of it at the start of the test to get an energy surge for RC. That, plus getting slightly flustered for no good reason on the first game led to me panicking and totally losing my tempo. Interestingly, I did not find the zoning game all that hard once I figured out WTF it was asking. The last LR I KNOW was all due to energy issues, because there were multiple questions I had to reread to figure out WTF they were asking and how it related to the ACs. That, plus a -10 curve, led to this shitbox of a performance.

Altogether don't feel too horrible given everything though. I'm choosing to focus on the fact that I managed a -1 on LR when my head was in it, and a -4 when it was the last section of the test and I was totally zonked. Improvements to come are:

- Doing a warmup
- Better timing simulation/energy timing for the break
- Drilling RC because -6 WTF
- Buying some damn dried fruit

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Lxwind » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:16 pm

Just got a 177 on PT 52, my highest so far. I know it is not one of the most recent PTs, so probably not as difficult..Still feeling encouraged. :D

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Barry grandpapy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:09 am

I have so many poll ideas rn

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Lalalsat96 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:14 am

I know this sounds silly but i think im really good at logic games. However i never go -0 on a section so clearly i have room for improvement. How do you clear up those tiny mistakes in LG ? I do blind review and will understand why i got it wrong but sometimes i feel like unless i do scenarios for each game i wont get each question right.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Barry grandpapy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:02 pm

Too many margs, ow.

I'm getting a puppy today!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby twiix » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:57 pm

Barry grandpapy wrote:I have so many poll ideas rn


yet you posted none of them. what a disappontment.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Gluteus » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:08 pm

Some drilling results for strengthen/weaken questions. Skewed towards easier questions, but this is mostly drilling to re-establish familiarity after over a year of not looking at the LSAT.

Strengthen
Difficulty 1 questions 19/22 (86.36%)
Difficulty 2 questions 13/13 (100%)
Difficulty 3 questions 7/7 (100%)
Difficulty 4 questions 3/5 (60%)


Weaken
Difficulty 1 questions 21/21 (100%)
Difficulty 2 questions 11/11 (100%)
Difficulty 3 questions 3/3 (100%)
Difficulty 4 questions 4/4 (100%)



Overall timed drilling results to date for (necessary/sufficient/flaw/strengthen/weaken Q's)
Difficulty 1 99/105 = 94.28%
Difficulty 2 66/66 = 100% (Very happy about this)
Difficulty 3 42/48 = 87.5%
Difficulty 4 27/37 = 72.9%
Overall 234/256 = 91.4%

I'm feeling pretty good about this. I've historically been strong on most of the non-assumption family questions as well. My goal minimum accuracy by the time I write the LSAT is 95% for difficulty 1, 95% for difficulty 2, 90% for difficulty 3, and 80% for difficulty 4.

If I stick remotely to schedule, by the time I will have written the LSAT I will have drilled in total 2000~ LR questions.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Barry grandpapy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:33 pm

twiix wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:I have so many poll ideas rn


yet you posted none of them. what a disappontment.


I really dropped the ball here. I won't ever let you guys down again.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:16 pm

Barry grandpapy wrote:
twiix wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:I have so many poll ideas rn


yet you posted none of them. what a disappontment.


I really dropped the ball here. I won't ever let you guys down again.

this is why we cant have nice things

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby calmike » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:01 pm

I need help.

I took a LR section this morning. I timed myself with 35 minutes. I circled my unsure answers. I have not checked the answers yet.

What should I do to optimally review this section? I am trying to score -0 in future LR sections. my average is -4, -5 per LR section.

Thanks!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Lxwind » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:10 pm

calmike wrote:I need help.

I took a LR section this morning. I timed myself with 35 minutes. I circled my unsure answers. I have not checked the answers yet.

What should I do to optimally review this section? I am trying to score -0 in future LR sections. my average is -4, -5 per LR section.

Thanks!


This may help: https://7sage.com/the-blind-review-how- ... at-part-1/

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby digitality » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:30 pm

backslid a bit on a PT today, and it wasn't even that recent (PT 59, 168 BR 170). I'm moving across several states next week, starting my grad program the week after. do i delay?

also, what do i do tomorrow? i had been drilling timed sections for the past few days and had been lights out. i'm starting to feel like i'm really good at drilling sections or by problem type but it isn't translating to my PTs. so for tomorrow i'm almost inclined to take a crack at another PT just to see if i can get back into the 170s and boost my confidence going into the last 5 weeks. is that a bad idea? (obviously i could poop the bed again, then my headspace is totally effed up)




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