The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:58 pm

littlewing67 wrote:
Smart, smart. Ok I'm going to switch things up and report back.

I saw you in my school today

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jk I don't fuck with that place anymore

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby AvatarMeelo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:20 pm

Mikey wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:
Smart, smart. Ok I'm going to switch things up and report back.

I saw you in my school today

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jk I don't fuck with that place anymore


Spotted: lilwing67 being studious for a notoriously difficult exam. Will she get the results she wants? xoxo gg.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Anon-e-miss » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:31 pm

CottonHarvest wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:Has anyone found success by switching away from LR orthodoxy (stimulus then question stem) and tried reading the stem before the stimulus? Thoughts for or against it?

A LOT of people read the stem first. I do and it works great. I don't really think one is considered the LR orthodoxy.

Thanks for the input, and thanks to everyone else who shared their thoughts on this topic!

I used to read the stem first when I took my diagnostic and prior to the PS Bible's insistence that I read the stim first. Given the overwhelmingly favorable response that the stem-first camp provided, I might try that out and see if it can take me from the -1-4 per section to -0-2 (where I aspire to be)
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby creed » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:45 pm

A few days ago, I took a beating while drilling Weaken Game type (-14 on 83 questions) and decided that (1) I needed a quality break and (2) at the one month mark, it was a fine time to do so, given that I had just finished linear drilling.

Came back today and drilled 40 strengthen questions, went -1 at an average of 1 minute a question. Feeling *much* better, and I could tell the difference in focus and stamina when reading the questions.

Back to full time LSAT grinding. Grouping games, here I come.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:11 pm

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Csupo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:32 pm

I'm currently fool proofing LG from PTs 1-35. I'm currently on PT 11, but so far it seems like each new game is somewhat unique. At what point (or PT) do the games start seeming like ones I've done before? This is getting a bit frustrating LOL.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby augustyyy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:57 pm

CottonHarvest wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
augustyyy wrote:
CottonHarvest wrote:
Ira Hayes wrote:Am I the only one who thinks 2 months is a lot of time? There is still so much you can learn in that frame.

In two months I went from 169/170 to both of my last two PTs being 179


wow this is amazing progress!! do u mind to share whats ur pace? how often a PT and how much drill a day? :P

After my 170 I did all of the 19-28 book as sections then I started taking PTs every 3-4 days. They have been 176, 173, 179, 179. I don't do anything on the days in between except maybe some games.


:shock: :shock: :shock: Thanks!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby AvatarMeelo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Improvements in speed in RC coupled w/ reduction of accuracy in answering questions. Shoot me now.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby presidentspivey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:13 pm

I've spent the last two days doing laser-focused drilling on In/Out Games and the improvements are obvious. Even I/O games I haven't seen before really fly by. Plan is to do the same with grouping games and some of the more advanced sequencing games for the remainder of the week. At risk of sounding trite, make sure you're using a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Csupo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:41 pm

presidentspivey wrote:I've spent the last two days doing laser-focused drilling on In/Out Games and the improvements are obvious. Even I/O games I haven't seen before really fly by. Plan is to do the same with grouping games and some of the more advanced sequencing games for the remainder of the week. At risk of sounding trite, make sure you're using a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.

Nice, I feel like I should start drilling specific game types too. What book/packet do you use to drill?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby tapenade » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:30 am

PT 23: 84 raw, 170 scaled. I'm not ready to be timed just yet, although I did finish RC with a few minutes to spare.

Feels like progress!
Edit: here's the breakdown

LG: -5
LR: -4
LR: -4
RC: -4

Last PT was 171, hope the trend continues when I do timed drills and full tests next month!

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby caramelizedgod » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:32 am

For those studying full time, whats ur sleep schedule? Does it matter much at this point? Im trying to fix mine but shit keeps happening in life that makes it screwy.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby caramelizedgod » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:33 am

presidentspivey wrote:I've spent the last two days doing laser-focused drilling on In/Out Games and the improvements are obvious. Even I/O games I haven't seen before really fly by. Plan is to do the same with grouping games and some of the more advanced sequencing games for the remainder of the week. At risk of sounding trite, make sure you're using a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.



Ive done the same recently with a couple different lr questions and drilling in this way does really help a lot.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chewinggum » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:56 am

tapenade wrote:PT 23: 84 raw, 170 scaled. I'm not ready to be timed just yet, although I did finish RC with a few minutes to spare.

Feels like progress!
Edit: here's the breakdown

LG: -5
LR: -4
LR: -4
RC: -4

Last PT was 171, hope the trend continues when I do timed drills and full tests next month!

Are you going through the sections untimed or are you timing to see how long it takes you to get through?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby tapenade » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:28 am

chewinggum wrote:
tapenade wrote:PT 23: 84 raw, 170 scaled. I'm not ready to be timed just yet, although I did finish RC with a few minutes to spare.

Feels like progress!
Edit: here's the breakdown

LG: -5
LR: -4
LR: -4
RC: -4

Last PT was 171, hope the trend continues when I do timed drills and full tests next month!

Are you going through the sections untimed or are you timing to see how long it takes you to get through?


A bit of both. Sometimes I'll have to finish a section in between teaching classes, other times I'll run a stopwatch without looking at the timer. I'm hoping to start timing each drill/full test starting next month.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby HesusChrist » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:50 am

For those who have written an administration - What is the physical form of the test? Similar to the single PT books you can buy on amazon? I don't want to show up and be thrown off because I was accustomed printed PTs.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:06 am

HesusChrist wrote:For those who have written an administration - What is the physical form of the test? Similar to the single PT books you can buy on amazon? I don't want to show up and be thrown off because I was accustomed printed PTs.

Yeah, just like the PTs you buy from them.

Front and back pages, logic games have the large space with 2 pages per game (both pages visible at the same time, not front and back), RC is 2 pages per passage (not front and back, both pages visible just to be clear). That's about it I think.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:34 am

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:55 am

Mikey wrote:
HesusChrist wrote:For those who have written an administration - What is the physical form of the test? Similar to the single PT books you can buy on amazon? I don't want to show up and be thrown off because I was accustomed printed PTs.

Yeah, just like the PTs you buy from them.

Front and back pages, logic games have the large space with 2 pages per game (both pages visible at the same time, not front and back), RC is 2 pages per passage (not front and back, both pages visible just to be clear). That's about it I think.


yeah its a surprisingly better setup than printed PTs

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby augustyyy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:15 am

Retakers, any of you experiencing a hard time to re-focus after a long break? I find myself not as pumped up as I used to, like not even started but burnt out already

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby DowsingForAJD » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:27 am

Mikey wrote:
HesusChrist wrote:For those who have written an administration - What is the physical form of the test? Similar to the single PT books you can buy on amazon? I don't want to show up and be thrown off because I was accustomed printed PTs.

Yeah, just like the PTs you buy from them.

Front and back pages, logic games have the large space with 2 pages per game (both pages visible at the same time, not front and back), RC is 2 pages per passage (not front and back, both pages visible just to be clear). That's about it I think.


They also pass out the answer sheet separately from the book, which was a relief to me because I had a hell of a time pulling out those non-perforated scantrons from the individual PTs. Probably not a big deal to anyone else but it was huge to me lol.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:03 pm

DowsingForAJD wrote:
Mikey wrote:
HesusChrist wrote:For those who have written an administration - What is the physical form of the test? Similar to the single PT books you can buy on amazon? I don't want to show up and be thrown off because I was accustomed printed PTs.

Yeah, just like the PTs you buy from them.

Front and back pages, logic games have the large space with 2 pages per game (both pages visible at the same time, not front and back), RC is 2 pages per passage (not front and back, both pages visible just to be clear). That's about it I think.


They also pass out the answer sheet separately from the book, which was a relief to me because I had a hell of a time pulling out those non-perforated scantrons from the individual PTs. Probably not a big deal to anyone else but it was huge to me lol.

Tearing the little sticker that holds the booklet closed is still nerveracking af :mrgreen:

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:12 pm

chargers21 wrote:Tearing the little sticker that holds the booklet closed is still nerveracking af :mrgreen:

it really is, haha.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:23 pm

Mikey wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Tearing the little sticker that holds the booklet closed is still nerveracking af :mrgreen:

it really is, haha.


Haha never thought of that, but it is true

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby CottonHarvest » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:52 pm

PT 62:
RC -2
LR1 -0
LG -2
LR2 -1
-5 178

I can't believe I went -2 on LG. It's always -0 and kept me from my first 180.



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