The Official December 2017 Study Group

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

Sub 160
3
4%
160-163
5
7%
164-167
15
21%
167-169
13
18%
170
9
13%
171-172
8
11%
172-174
6
8%
175
5
7%
176-179
3
4%
180
4
6%
 
Total votes: 71

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littlewing67
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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 am

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:28 am

Back on the roll

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby GnarMarBinx » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:15 am

Update: So excited! I'm drilling the sections from PT 65 today throughout the day and I just got my first perfect LR section from a section I have never seen before! I finished with approximately 4 mins on the clock, went back to one question I was unsure about and looked at it for a couple minutes and changed it from a wrong answer to a right one with about 2 mins left at that point. Hope this means I'm making good progress on full tests as well (sometimes the stress of full tests steals a bit of my focus I think). Anyway, good luck to all of you with your PTs and drills today and I hope you all kill it!

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:25 am

wanted to do a double PT today [PT -- 15 min break -- PT] but I'm not sure which PTs to use. Thinking of maybe using 79 first (retake that I want to do again before dec.) and then 2nd test being a completely fresh one BUT I want to join in on 7sage's PT 82 sessions starting Monday so idk if I should throw in 82 which isn't totally fresh since I took the sept test but I don't know any of the answers.

edit: just thought about it, don't really want to waste half of my Friday doing an 8 section PT LOLOLOL never mind that sounds terrible when I think about it, esp on a Friday. nvm, just 1 PT then

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:48 am

Experiment626 wrote:
Rupert Pupkin wrote:And, If you are buying a new watch, i def recommend the PErfect Score watch.


I test under RA which doesn't work with that watch. Regular watch with a twist dial is just as good, cheaper, and faster to reset than popping the knob out and twisting the dial. Granted you could forget to twist the dial like you forget to reset the watch, but I just put a check at the top of the first page of each section confirming I did twist the dial.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005J ... UTF8&psc=1


Ah Okay, gotcha. You did say that earlier to me.. I forgot. Yeah that watch should be fine then! no worries

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:56 am

littlewing67 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
greatspirit wrote:What’s y’all’s favorite section?

Currently, LG is mine. It’s the one I have the most “fun” with.

The writing sample


LMAO this is the correct answer


Hahaha Mikey. I honestly do love it. Despite poor performances in the past, when i get to the writing section im like fuck ya just crushed the LSAT now i get to write an awesome essay lmao. HILLTOP ROAD for the OGs

But yeah, i love LG too. I wouldnt be opposed to keep up with it after the exam just because they are fun to do time to time.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby PhiladelphiaCollins » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:00 pm

Mikey wrote:wanted to do a double PT today [PT -- 15 min break -- PT] but I'm not sure which PTs to use. Thinking of maybe using 79 first (retake that I want to do again before dec.) and then 2nd test being a completely fresh one BUT I want to join in on 7sage's PT 82 sessions starting Monday so idk if I should throw in 82 which isn't totally fresh since I took the sept test but I don't know any of the answers.

edit: just thought about it, don't really want to waste half of my Friday doing an 8 section PT LOLOLOL never mind that sounds terrible when I think about it, esp on a Friday. nvm, just 1 PT then


I've thought about doing that, but honestly, 5+ hours of PT seems like some sort of torture that I couldn't endure

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:22 pm

Went -9 on an LR section today....brb checking when the next GRE will be administered.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby etramak » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:29 pm

PT82 early tomorrow morning. Will know by the afternoon if I'm actually taking the December LSAT

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:45 pm

etramak wrote:PT82 early tomorrow morning. Will know by the afternoon if I'm actually taking the December LSAT


Good luck!! This thread needs as many members as possible

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:46 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:10 pm

littlewing67 wrote:HELLO PEOPLE
JUST TOOK FEBRUARY 1997
THIS IS A BRAND NEW TEST IVE NEVER SEEN
HARD ASS PATTERN GAME

ENDED UP SCORING A 173!!!!!!!!!

Highest I've scored on a brand new never before seen test that I've done in these past few months!!!!!!!

Thought I bombed because I had to leave one LG question blank due to time and LR had some tricky questions. RC felt so much easier I think I'm making strides with RC 8) :mrgreen:

It also is an older test so might not be as applicable but it's still new material!!!

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


THERE YA GO!!!

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby barcafan202 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:12 pm

saffles wrote:
barcafan202 wrote:Turns out I mis-scored PT 73 in my haste, I got a 167!! My best ever. If anyone is losing confidence just keep going, in 3 months of studying I only began making gains these past 2 weeks once I got a hang of timing.

RC: -4
LR 1: -3
LG: -4
LR 2: -5

That Marcusian-advertising passage was frustrating. Could be nearing 170 if not for it


How did you get a hang of timing?


When I was doing timed drills before full PT's, I set my timer to 32 minutes instead of 35. Once I got used to that, I set it to 30 minutes. It seems overwhelming at first but it's actually helped me to think of those last 5 minutes as "extra" because it forced me to get everything done within a shorter time and spend the remaining time returning to questions I circled, bubbling in answers, etc.

Also it's just a relieving effect when you take so many drills at 30 min, you end up feeling much more confident during the 35 minute sections of the PT's. For me this confidence translates to a better score but idk if this approach would help everybody. It's like using ankle weights when you run and taking them off for the real race

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby notharveyspecter » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:48 pm

Hey everyone! This is my second go at the test, I took it September 2017 and it's taken me a little while to get motivated to study for December... I scored a 163 in September and was scoring consistently 167/168 on pts, so a bit disappointing but still hopeful I can boost my score this go around. When looking at my sept LSAT score sheet I realized that about 75% of my mistakes came in the last 5 questions- aka I need to get faster to mitigate guessing at the end of the sections. Does anyone have any study tips or exercises to improve your speed without sacrificing accuracy (especially considering the short amount of time until Dec 2)? I'm hoping I can bump up my score a bit if I can at least give each answer a fair try.

(side note: I apologize if this type of question has already been answered, I haven't been lurking as much on this thread as the sept one)

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:42 pm

notharveyspecter wrote:Hey everyone! This is my second go at the test, I took it September 2017 and it's taken me a little while to get motivated to study for December... I scored a 163 in September and was scoring consistently 167/168 on pts, so a bit disappointing but still hopeful I can boost my score this go around. When looking at my sept LSAT score sheet I realized that about 75% of my mistakes came in the last 5 questions- aka I need to get faster to mitigate guessing at the end of the sections. Does anyone have any study tips or exercises to improve your speed without sacrificing accuracy (especially considering the short amount of time until Dec 2)? I'm hoping I can bump up my score a bit if I can at least give each answer a fair try.

(side note: I apologize if this type of question has already been answered, I haven't been lurking as much on this thread as the sept one)


Drill LR sections and set guideposts for yourself. Like first 12 in 10 or 10 in 10 or 15 in 15 (whatever your goal is). And first few times itll def feel rushed, but eventually youll adapt. The more practice you do the faster you will be able to apply the fundamentals.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:42 pm

MercW07 wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:HELLO PEOPLE
JUST TOOK FEBRUARY 1997
THIS IS A BRAND NEW TEST IVE NEVER SEEN
HARD ASS PATTERN GAME

ENDED UP SCORING A 173!!!!!!!!!

Highest I've scored on a brand new never before seen test that I've done in these past few months!!!!!!!

Thought I bombed because I had to leave one LG question blank due to time and LR had some tricky questions. RC felt so much easier I think I'm making strides with RC 8) :mrgreen:

It also is an older test so might not be as applicable but it's still new material!!!

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


THERE YA GO!!!



Thats awesome!! Great work!

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby lemon_lyman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:53 pm

Does anyone have any tips to improve RC with about three weeks left?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:08 pm

lemon_lyman wrote:Does anyone have any tips to improve RC with about three weeks left?


Pretty much everyone in this thread hates RC. A search may be your best bet if you're looking for RC help.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:38 pm

MercW07 wrote:
lemon_lyman wrote:Does anyone have any tips to improve RC with about three weeks left?


Pretty much everyone in this thread hates RC. A search may be your best bet if you're looking for RC help.


Haha touche Merc touche ;

I heard this from a 7sage podcast from a 177 scorer and I think its helping, but you basically do a passage untimed and in a word doc write out a summary of each paragraph, the structure of the passage, the main point, the purpose, the authors opinion and tone.

This takes a while and gets annoying, but I feel like if you do one of those every day when you are doing a section you automatically are used to thinking about each of those areas which is like pre-phasing all of the answers to questions for you. I am not suggesting that you do that upfront on all passages, but it just is the "long-way" and thus doing it this way helps train your brain to think a certain way. I am slowly getting more consistent in RC scoring sub-5.

Also, dont underestimate how much reading denser-than-LSAT material helps you. I start and end everyday reading the economist and/or a book. This also helps indirectly with comprehension in LR especially stamina wise.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby somethingElse » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:57 pm

yeah read shit that is significantly more dense than the LSAT, also make sure you are crossing off every wrong answer on every question for a legit reason "oh that one is wrong because the passage doesn't say shit about chai lattes" "that is wrong because the passage literally says that pretty little liars is amazing"

i love the king of comedy

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:16 am

somethingElse wrote:yeah read shit that is significantly more dense than the LSAT, also make sure you are crossing off every wrong answer on every question for a legit reason "oh that one is wrong because the passage doesn't say shit about chai lattes" "that is wrong because the passage literally says that pretty little liars is amazing"

i love the king of comedy


Exactly 8)

It is great! The actual motivator behind my name change (this is jagerbom btw) was Entourage though!

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby kiklavan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:36 am

MercW07 wrote:
lemon_lyman wrote:Does anyone have any tips to improve RC with about three weeks left?


Pretty much everyone in this thread hates RC. A search may be your best bet if you're looking for RC help.


I went from missing about 5-8 to missing 1-4. The only advice I can give you is keep doing them. Make them your experimentals, literally do a section or two every day and then review like you've never reviewed before. It's torture, yes, but it works. Stop listening to people who say you can't improve RC. Those are usually the people who lack the stamina to keep doing these miserable ass RC sections. Also, don't give yourself more than 8:45 for each passage. If the time is up, bubble in & move on to the next passage. Let it go. Worked for me.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:58 am

lemon_lyman wrote:Does anyone have any tips to improve RC with about three weeks left?


How do you currently approach it?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:59 am

Alright Study Buddies.

About to attack PT78 today... GL to anyone else doing full PTs and stuff this morning to simulate test day time and stuff...

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:21 am

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