The Official September 2017 Study Group

Prepare for the LSAT or discuss it with others in this forum.

Are you ready for tomorrow?!?!?!

FUCK YES
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Yeah, kind of
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Ehh, hoping for the best
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Not prepared but screw it
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HAHAHA I'M NOT EVEN TAKING THE LSAT, SUCKS FOR YOU GUYS
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chewinggum » Wed May 10, 2017 3:10 pm

34iplaw wrote:
chewinggum wrote:Is everyone using time constraints when taking every PT?


You aren't taking a PT if you aren't applying strict time constraints. I don't mean to be harsh or dickish, but it's just the reality of it. The LSAT is a far more time constrained test than it's GRE/GMAT brethren.


Just making sure haha.

I think I'm going to try the two sections/night approach someone on here mentioned for the next week or so.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Wed May 10, 2017 3:14 pm

34iplaw wrote:
chewinggum wrote:Is everyone using time constraints when taking every PT?


You aren't taking a PT if you aren't applying strict time constraints. I don't mean to be harsh or dickish, but it's just the reality of it. The LSAT is a far more time constrained test than it's GRE/GMAT brethren.

untimed drilling has its place imo

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Wed May 10, 2017 3:18 pm

This thread has finally become an LSAT prep thread. :')

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Postby twiix » Wed May 10, 2017 3:22 pm

Also, I read registration opens up sometime between the 13th and 16th. Make sure you all get your first choice testing center so there's no excuses come game day.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby twiix » Wed May 10, 2017 3:23 pm

Alexandros wrote:This thread has finally become an LSAT prep thread. :')


Last I checked there isn't a december study group thread yet.. we can always migrate to a new home. (im grouping myself with you and chargers because I'm in denial that I still have to take this pos)

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby 34iplaw » Wed May 10, 2017 3:26 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
34iplaw wrote:
chewinggum wrote:Is everyone using time constraints when taking every PT?


You aren't taking a PT if you aren't applying strict time constraints. I don't mean to be harsh or dickish, but it's just the reality of it. The LSAT is a far more time constrained test than it's GRE/GMAT brethren.

untimed drilling has its place imo


It definitely does. You just aren't taking a PT in that case. You're drilling. Sorry if that seems pedantic. I just don't think someone should do sections 1+2+3+4 untimed and conclude, 'Woah, I got a 178.' I'm not saying they were doing that, but it's just a different part of studying.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Wed May 10, 2017 3:42 pm

PT = 5 section (at least) LSAT you haven't seen before, timed to 35 minutes/section, with bubble sheets, no breaks except one 15 min break after the 3rd section.
Drilling = anything else (broken up PT, section1-> mark -> section2, timed or untimed sections/questions, familiar section, etc.)
Both are useful and should be done, but don't use the latter to calculate a PT average.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Wed May 10, 2017 4:14 pm

So you're telling me that 1 LG section with a -0 is not indicative of my PT score being a 180?????????

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Postby abujabal » Wed May 10, 2017 4:15 pm

So what are people doing for this mix-in a random section for your PT noise? What's the approach re: picking which test to remove and which section to pick to double on?

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Postby dj9i27 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:17 pm

abujabal wrote:So what are people doing for this mix-in a random section for your PT noise? What's the approach re: picking which test to remove and which section to pick to double on?

I take the lowest score most the time and pretty much only use LR or RC sections. Also do them between sections 1-3 that is where your exp will most likely be in 4 months.
no 2 RC, no 2 RC

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Postby ngogirl12 » Wed May 10, 2017 5:54 pm

abujabal wrote:So what are people doing for this mix-in a random section for your PT noise? What's the approach re: picking which test to remove and which section to pick to double on?


So my plan is to add 1 section from a preptest and weave it in different sections for a PT (1-5) i.e. Section 1 is experimental on one PT next PT section 2 etc.

I was initially planning on doing 2 PTs/week (and use the lower 50s as experimental sections) but got told by two different people that it is too much to do for one week. So, now I may have to figure out a new PT schedule :/

I don't plan on practicing the written/essay portion, maybe I'll try and do one right before the test. Is this something people do?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Wed May 10, 2017 6:57 pm

Wifi is finally working again. Hallelujah.

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Postby Rupert Pupkin » Wed May 10, 2017 7:35 pm

Mikey wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:Thanks to all the responses.. Good to hear. Ya i have watched the 7sage LG videos and that helps a ton so I figured the course might help with LR too.
Mikey - did you just do the course alone or also study with some books?

I just did the course alone. The only LSAT books I have are one of the Cambridge LR packets (PT21-40) and superprep 2, no others. I thought 7sage was incredibly helpful for LR, and for RC it took more time to improve on but I kind of adjusted to my own RC style from things that I did learn from various 7sage mentors. They have some good resources on 7sage though and do live online sessions for the different sections which is also a plus if you're into that.


Okay, great. Thanks for your input. Thats what i was thinking. just based off how good the LG videos are I thought LR could be extremely helpful.Which package did you get or do you think is worthit?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby TedBuckland » Wed May 10, 2017 7:39 pm

ngogirl12 wrote:
abujabal wrote:So what are people doing for this mix-in a random section for your PT noise? What's the approach re: picking which test to remove and which section to pick to double on?


So my plan is to add 1 section from a preptest and weave it in different sections for a PT (1-5) i.e. Section 1 is experimental on one PT next PT section 2 etc.

I was initially planning on doing 2 PTs/week (and use the lower 50s as experimental sections) but got told by two different people that it is too much to do for one week. So, now I may have to figure out a new PT schedule :/

I don't plan on practicing the written/essay portion, maybe I'll try and do one right before the test. Is this something people do?


Yeah don't waste your time prepping for the essay. I think I did 3 or 4 before I took my first test and I wish I wouldn't have spent even that much. You'll have plenty of time to write on the test. I ended up doodling (drawing football plays) on the scratch paper for the last 15 or 20 minutes

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Wed May 10, 2017 7:42 pm

Alexandros wrote:Wifi is finally working again. Hallelujah.


Damn, you were outta commission there for a while.... DisConNEctED frOm tHE INteR WeBz

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Wed May 10, 2017 7:42 pm

TedBuckland wrote:
ngogirl12 wrote:
abujabal wrote:So what are people doing for this mix-in a random section for your PT noise? What's the approach re: picking which test to remove and which section to pick to double on?


So my plan is to add 1 section from a preptest and weave it in different sections for a PT (1-5) i.e. Section 1 is experimental on one PT next PT section 2 etc.

I was initially planning on doing 2 PTs/week (and use the lower 50s as experimental sections) but got told by two different people that it is too much to do for one week. So, now I may have to figure out a new PT schedule :/

I don't plan on practicing the written/essay portion, maybe I'll try and do one right before the test. Is this something people do?


Yeah don't waste your time prepping for the essay. I think I did 3 or 4 before I took my first test and I wish I wouldn't have spent even that much. You'll have plenty of time to write on the test. I ended up doodling (drawing football plays) on the scratch paper for the last 15 or 20 minutes

+1

I just did one the night before. Even that was only really useful in that it reduced unknowns.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Wed May 10, 2017 7:44 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Wifi is finally working again. Hallelujah.


Damn, you were outta commission there for a while.... DisConNEctED frOm tHE INteR WeBz

:lol:
'Twas very unpleasant.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby ngogirl12 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:51 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:Thanks to all the responses.. Good to hear. Ya i have watched the 7sage LG videos and that helps a ton so I figured the course might help with LR too.
Mikey - did you just do the course alone or also study with some books?

I just did the course alone. The only LSAT books I have are one of the Cambridge LR packets (PT21-40) and superprep 2, no others. I thought 7sage was incredibly helpful for LR, and for RC it took more time to improve on but I kind of adjusted to my own RC style from things that I did learn from various 7sage mentors. They have some good resources on 7sage though and do live online sessions for the different sections which is also a plus if you're into that.


Okay, great. Thanks for your input. Thats what i was thinking. just based off how good the LG videos are I thought LR could be extremely helpful.Which package did you get or do you think is worthit?


I have Ultimate+ which I highly recommend. I usually drill the Cambridge pdfs after the respective lesson. It includes PT explanations from 36+, LR explanations from 17+, and RC explanations from 1+. I only revert to the explanations after writing my own, but the curriculum is SO helpful. I also recommend repeating the quizzes and drills until you get a perfect score on all of them.

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Postby littlelibertine » Wed May 10, 2017 8:04 pm

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Wed May 10, 2017 8:12 pm

ngogirl12 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:Thanks to all the responses.. Good to hear. Ya i have watched the 7sage LG videos and that helps a ton so I figured the course might help with LR too.
Mikey - did you just do the course alone or also study with some books?

I just did the course alone. The only LSAT books I have are one of the Cambridge LR packets (PT21-40) and superprep 2, no others. I thought 7sage was incredibly helpful for LR, and for RC it took more time to improve on but I kind of adjusted to my own RC style from things that I did learn from various 7sage mentors. They have some good resources on 7sage though and do live online sessions for the different sections which is also a plus if you're into that.


Okay, great. Thanks for your input. Thats what i was thinking. just based off how good the LG videos are I thought LR could be extremely helpful.Which package did you get or do you think is worthit?


I have Ultimate+ which I highly recommend. I usually drill the Cambridge pdfs after the respective lesson. It includes PT explanations from 36+, LR explanations from 17+, and RC explanations from 1+. I only revert to the explanations after writing my own, but the curriculum is SO helpful. I also recommend repeating the quizzes and drills until you get a perfect score on all of them.


Ooo okay, thanks for your input. How many hours does it take to finish the core-course?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby ngogirl12 » Wed May 10, 2017 8:28 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
ngogirl12 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:Thanks to all the responses.. Good to hear. Ya i have watched the 7sage LG videos and that helps a ton so I figured the course might help with LR too.
Mikey - did you just do the course alone or also study with some books?

I just did the course alone. The only LSAT books I have are one of the Cambridge LR packets (PT21-40) and superprep 2, no others. I thought 7sage was incredibly helpful for LR, and for RC it took more time to improve on but I kind of adjusted to my own RC style from things that I did learn from various 7sage mentors. They have some good resources on 7sage though and do live online sessions for the different sections which is also a plus if you're into that.


Okay, great. Thanks for your input. Thats what i was thinking. just based off how good the LG videos are I thought LR could be extremely helpful.Which package did you get or do you think is worthit?


I have Ultimate+ which I highly recommend. I usually drill the Cambridge pdfs after the respective lesson. It includes PT explanations from 36+, LR explanations from 17+, and RC explanations from 1+. I only revert to the explanations after writing my own, but the curriculum is SO helpful. I also recommend repeating the quizzes and drills until you get a perfect score on all of them.


Ooo okay, thanks for your input. How many hours does it take to finish the core-course?


No problem! Well my first time around it took me a few months (6), but it was my first interaction with LSAT material and I was going about it REALLY slowly. This time I plan on doing the same in around 1 month. It takes most people 1-2 months. I'm also doing RC on my own and not following the 7sage lessons, I plan on using Trainer for RC and Manhattan RC. My goal is to get all this done this month.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby ngogirl12 » Wed May 10, 2017 8:28 pm

littlelibertine wrote:
ngogirl12 wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:Thanks to all the responses.. Good to hear. Ya i have watched the 7sage LG videos and that helps a ton so I figured the course might help with LR too.
Mikey - did you just do the course alone or also study with some books?

I just did the course alone. The only LSAT books I have are one of the Cambridge LR packets (PT21-40) and superprep 2, no others. I thought 7sage was incredibly helpful for LR, and for RC it took more time to improve on but I kind of adjusted to my own RC style from things that I did learn from various 7sage mentors. They have some good resources on 7sage though and do live online sessions for the different sections which is also a plus if you're into that.


Okay, great. Thanks for your input. Thats what i was thinking. just based off how good the LG videos are I thought LR could be extremely helpful.Which package did you get or do you think is worthit?


I have Ultimate+ which I highly recommend. I usually drill the Cambridge pdfs after the respective lesson. It includes PT explanations from 36+, LR explanations from 17+, and RC explanations from 1+. I only revert to the explanations after writing my own, but the curriculum is SO helpful. I also recommend repeating the quizzes and drills until you get a perfect score on all of them.


God bless the Cambridge pdfs.


Seriously! They are like a gold mine!!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Wed May 10, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm still 13 months out from LSAT eligibility :mrgreen: June 2018 study group anyone? I'll be done with 1L and ready to focus

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Postby Alexandros » Wed May 10, 2017 8:59 pm

chargers21 wrote:I'm still 13 months out from LSAT eligibility :mrgreen: June 2018 study group anyone? I'll be done with 1L and ready to focus

Down.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Wed May 10, 2017 9:03 pm

The thread that shall not be named is the WORST. Jeeeeesus.



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