The Official December 2017 Study Group

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

We all want a 180. What's the lowest score you'll take?

Sub 160
5
4%
160-163
12
10%
164-167
26
23%
167-169
18
16%
170
13
11%
171-172
12
10%
172-174
9
8%
175
8
7%
176-179
5
4%
180
7
6%
 
Total votes: 115

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:23 pm

Mikey wrote:
MercW07 wrote:
Mikey wrote:oh man, I got slaughtered by PT 67 today. didn't score it, but I can just feel it


Got slaughtered by 72 this morning. It was so bad that about half way through the test I threw in the towel. Graded what I did finish hoping that my fears were unwarranted and yeah I did terribly. I just want this whole thing to be over with at this point!

I found LG to be pretty tough on 67, and took it as the third section and I feel like I got so annoyed and didn't have a clear head for 4th section LR :(


I know the feeling all too well. I need to find some motivation for this test in the coming weeks or Im going to have a big problem come test day.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby PhiladelphiaCollins » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:31 pm

Did PT 71 yesterday AM, ugh felt like a nightmare. LR seemed difficult, I spent way too much time on G3 and didn't finish G4 which was pretty easy and made a bubbling error in RC which I didn't catch till the 5 minute warning so I had to scrambled to fix it (and then ran out of time). Ended up with a 166 but God, that was a rough go. That was the first early morning test I've taken so far, so hopefully it was just me getting into the groove than anything else.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:42 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby urmlaw17 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:04 pm

just completed PT 70 by doing the sections timed at different days.

Scored a 171.

LR1 -1
LG -2 (Ran out of time! Im rusty)
RC- -4 (I hate RC. Hopefully on test day I go -2)
LR 2 -3 (Would have been -1 but I ran out of time)

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby barcafan202 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:31 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:38 pm

barcafan202 wrote:I swear there is an LR question about dinosaurs or fossils, or dinosaur fossils, on every PT I take...I get deja vu every time


Sunscreen/Cancer...

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby GnarMarBinx » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:49 pm

Experiment626 wrote:
barcafan202 wrote:I swear there is an LR question about dinosaurs or fossils, or dinosaur fossils, on every PT I take...I get deja vu every time


Sunscreen/Cancer...


They have way overused sunscreen and cancer. Sometimes it's to the point where I can basically guess what the flaw is just from knowing the topic... "Maybe the people who wear the sunscreen go in the sun more, and THAT'S why they have an equal cancer rate to those who don't wear suncreen??" WHO WOULDV'E KNOWN??

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby chewinggum » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:50 pm

I’ve gotten my Sept score on my last two PT’s :|

Not sure where to go from here lol

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby peege » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:01 pm

Any tips for sufficient assumption questions??

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:35 pm

peege wrote:Any tips for sufficient assumption questions??


some tips that always help me:
1.right answer choices will typically sound strong, it depends on the kind of SA question it is though
2. always have the mindset of "if PREMISE then CONCLUSION", just connect the 2 things and also keep in mind that the right answer could be the contrapositive of the P --> C
3. some of the more tougher ones may not follow the P --> C thing, if it doesn't then you want to pick an AC that connects that kind of provides and additional premise that bridges the premise and conclusion

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby barcafan202 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:41 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:51 pm

Changed to Feb. good luck everyone. I’ll be around still.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby lemon_lyman » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:03 am

PT 77

LG: -0
LR1: -4
LR2: -1
RC: -5

Overall: 171

The reading comprehension is actually really difficult. This might be stupid, but anyone else have trouble with main point questions? I noticed that I often get stuck between two answer choices that sound really similar and more often than not, I choose the wrong one. What do you guys do when you run into situations like that? How do you evaluate the wrong answer?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:53 am

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby socalisgood » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:09 am

I'm studying for a retake and unfortunately have already burned through PTs 45-81 studying for September. I'm consistently getting -0 in LG, -1 to -3 in RC, and -1 to -4 (total) in LR. I'm looking to improve LR so I can consistently go -1 per section.
At this point, is my time better spent drilling or taking full time PTs? I feel very stuck. I have a LR by type drill book for PTs 1-38, but I don't want to expose myself to these problems if I'm going to be taking full PTs, especially since i've already exhausted PTs 45-82. What should be my study plan?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:57 am

littlewing67 wrote:Morning y’all. Reminder that today is the last day to change your LSAT to a different date Incase anyone was thinking of doing so.

so I guess this is it, there's no going back. if I don't get a higher score I'm going to fucking scream yo, seriously.

**hi my name is Mikey's anxiety and he knows his shit BUT I WON'T LET IT HAPPEN**

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:22 am

socalisgood wrote:I'm studying for a retake and unfortunately have already burned through PTs 45-81 studying for September. I'm consistently getting -0 in LG, -1 to -3 in RC, and -1 to -4 (total) in LR. I'm looking to improve LR so I can consistently go -1 per section.
At this point, is my time better spent drilling or taking full time PTs? I feel very stuck. I have a LR by type drill book for PTs 1-38, but I don't want to expose myself to these problems if I'm going to be taking full PTs, especially since i've already exhausted PTs 45-82. What should be my study plan?


If you consistently get a particular question type wrong, id suggest q-type drilling with your drill book. Otherwise I would just do sections and PTs with proper review.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:34 am

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby barcafan202 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:51 am

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:57 am

littlewing67 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:Morning y’all. Reminder that today is the last day to change your LSAT to a different date Incase anyone was thinking of doing so.

so I guess this is it, there's no going back. if I don't get a higher score I'm going to fucking scream yo, seriously.

**hi my name is Mikey's anxiety and he knows his shit BUT I WON'T LET IT HAPPEN**


Lol I'm over it at this point - I'm hoping I do better but w/e man. About to go somewhere and transfer if worst comes to worst lol

I'm applying no matter what I get too. I don't give a shit at this point as well..

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby urmlaw17 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:08 pm

I'm scoring -3,-4 on my timed LR sections. How do I review LR sections?

What I'm doing now is reviewing the wrong questions and going over unsure questions that I got right

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:25 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:I'm scoring -3,-4 on my timed LR sections. How do I review LR sections?

What I'm doing now is reviewing the wrong questions and going over unsure questions that I got right


Sounds like a BR to me. I'm at the same point but most of the questions I miss are hard flaw/weaken questions so I'm doing some extra focus on that. Have you checked to see if there's a trend in the question types?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby peege » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:45 pm

What do you do if you don't miss a certain question type in LR? It seems that what I miss more corresponds with the difficulty of the question? Do I just keep drilling?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:02 pm

peege wrote:What do you do if you don't miss a certain question type in LR? It seems that what I miss more corresponds with the difficulty of the question? Do I just keep drilling?


Are you trending along the last 5ish tests? It might be something you can't see within the data from one test.

If it truly is random hard questions, I'm not sure I have any advice for that. I'd probably look at it, try to understand why I got it wrong and see if I could identify some sort of system to noticing I'm encountering another question that could give me the same issue in the future

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:05 pm

Am I the only one who blocks certain schools from emailing them?? I got so tired of receiving multiple emails a day from some schools (Im sure you guys can guess the schools Im referring to) that I just had to.



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