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
4
4%
160-163
12
11%
164-167
26
23%
167-169
18
16%
170
13
11%
171-172
12
11%
172-174
9
8%
175
8
7%
176-179
5
4%
180
7
6%
 
Total votes: 114

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:31 pm

I'm super excited to be fucking done with this test

it puts a smile on my face to know I'm done come Saturday evening (watch me get a fucking 120 now that I said this)

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby LieutenantElmo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:35 pm

Mikey wrote:I'm super excited to be fucking done with this test

it puts a smile on my face to know I'm done come Saturday evening (watch me get a fucking 120 now that I said this)


I am with you: I will transcend to another world come 2:00pm on Saturday, with the assistance of boilermakers and $1 shots at the local watering hole

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby vikingrunner » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:45 pm

I just caught myself reading a LR stimulus out loud in a British documentarian voice. I need to stop.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby saffles » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:50 pm

Mikey wrote:I never finished fallout 4 in trash at that haha


It’s so goooooood >.<
And thanks for the input. I’ll just try to chillout after Thursday.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby saffles » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:51 pm

somethingElse wrote:ya I always did like one section of each the day before my takes and then chilled

last PT two days before


*taking notes*

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby saffles » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:02 am

AvatarMeelo wrote:ok last one from me for the night: finished reviewing and i made a lot a lot of stupid mistakes - moreso for LR bc I think the RC was a lot of bs. Tips on preventing stupid mistakes? Like there are 2/3 questions I can read over and over again and just not understand and I'm more than okay with losing the points on them. What pisses me off though is the 3/4 questions where I might've had the right thinking or approach and what not, but somehow overlook the right AC and try to justify a wrong AC.

I'm drilling LR tomorrow I think b/c this is kind of where it seems there are points to be had. I managed to get it down to -4/-4 in drilling yesterday, so hoping I can bring it down to -2/-2.

I'm just hoping I can keep my head straight for Saturday, a relatively moderate RC with moderate questions, and games where I don't freeze up. that's it. That's all I want. pls.


Mmm I feel ya. I literally just started going -3 on LR sections from -10 and I think it’s because I’ve been telling myself “You've literally gotten more than 1,000 questions wrong. You’re best buddies with wrong answers so you should be able to tell by now what isn’t the correct answer.” And so I’m always wary of my instinctual answer choice on questions I’m more likely to get wrong (NA, flaw, weaken, and strengthen) and I just try to think back to all the correct answer explanations and use that logic to figure out the actual right answer. It works a majority of the time. I think that being aware of what I’m wrong in has really helped me foresee errors and correct them before I can even make them.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 am

Mikey wrote:I'm super excited to be fucking done with this test

it puts a smile on my face to know I'm done come Saturday evening (watch me get a fucking 120 now that I said this)

Lucky you :(

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby damask_rain » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:52 am

I wish I could get together a whole group of Saturday test takers to go out and celebrate cause only y'all can feel my plight and happiness.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby damask_rain » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:53 am

PhiladelphiaCollins wrote:POLL IDEA: would you rather have 4 Eileen Gray-esque passages or 4 virus/work piece games in a row?


Can I get 2 and 2? LOL

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby PhiladelphiaCollins » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:20 am

damask_rain wrote:
PhiladelphiaCollins wrote:POLL IDEA: would you rather have 4 Eileen Gray-esque passages or 4 virus/work piece games in a row?


Can I get 2 and 2? LOL


NOPE. This is the 8th layer of hell.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:45 am

What's the writing section like? Completely forgot about it LOL

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:10 am

PrezRand wrote:What's the writing section like? Completely forgot about it LOL


Typically a "project" with a decision that has two sides. You are supposed to pick a side and explain your reasoning behind your decision!

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:11 am

Barry grandpapy wrote:
Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:Can't wait for the waiter's thread 8)


Margs on the house again !?


I'm such an inattentive poster now that I have no OP role.

But hell yes!!!


As long as we celebrate in good fashion!

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:23 am

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:27 am

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:52 am

littlewing67 wrote:TODAY IS MY LAST DAY IN THE LIBRARY!!! Going to do PT 72 (retake) because I scored a 166 originally maybe 2 months ago? So why not. All I have left after are a few pages of the flaw and nec assumption Cambridge packets I might just do tomorrow and that is all folks!!! I’m excited :mrgreen:

all I gotta do is review an LR and RC from pt76 today and that's it for me!!

super excited too! not even nervous just feeling happy that this is most likely going to be it for me! :mrgreen:

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby urmlaw17 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:12 am

Taking PT 81 Today and reviewing tomorrow and then I'll be done. Retaking a 168 so I hope I score at least a 170. Honestly I didn't study much this time around but hopefully my lack of pressure allows me to score higher

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby LieutenantElmo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:23 am

littlewing67 wrote:TODAY IS MY LAST DAY IN THE LIBRARY!!! Going to do PT 72 (retake) because I scored a 166 originally maybe 2 months ago? So why not. All I have left after are a few pages of the flaw and nec assumption Cambridge packets I might just do tomorrow and that is all folks!!! I’m excited :mrgreen:


Sounds like you are not properly preparing for judgement day...

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:24 am

how long does it take you guys to read an RC passage, on average?

usually about 3 mins for me

e: it used to take me almost 4 mins to read an RC passage a very long time ago. through tons of practice I got it down to 3 mins, sometimes like 2:40 or so. this might still be slow for some of you but I'm fucking proud AF that I've gotten to this timing point, even if I still suck ass at RC :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Zero Hedge » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:30 am

Mikey wrote:how long does it take you guys to read an RC passage, on average?

usually about 3 mins for me


Yeah I'm right around there as well. I think it benefits you to go slower b/c you can usually answer all question that are about the passage as a whole without having to revert back to the passage in most cases. I also think it helps you in remembering the location of details for all detail-oriented question quicker.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby JamesBlahDeBlah » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:39 pm

Mikey wrote:how long does it take you guys to read an RC passage, on average?

usually about 3 mins for me



I think I'm around 3/4 per. I've tried speeding up but that usually ends with me having to go back to the passage more during the questions. The only thing I've added to my strategy since September is putting marks next to any line that gives me clues to the authors true feelings on the topic.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby 239840 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:33 pm

Probably a pretty stupid question, and maybe it's been answered somewhere, but what does a test-day LSAT look like? Will it say PT "X" on the front or just be blank? Is it pretty similar to an individual preptest? Is there any indication of the ordering of sections anywhere in the first several pages? Or does the order of sections just kind of get revealed to you randomly as the test goes on?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby AvatarMeelo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:36 pm

239840 wrote:Probably a pretty stupid question, and maybe it's been answered somewhere, but what does a test-day LSAT look like? Will it say PT "X" on the front or just be blank? Is it pretty similar to an individual preptest? Is there any indication of the ordering of sections anywhere in the first several pages? Or does the order of sections just kind of get revealed to you randomly as the test goes on?


Wow, I'm blanking on what it does say but I can definitely tell you it does not sat PrepTest X or whatever. I don't think it's blank and I'm almost positive there's a box with a serial number that aligns with whatever score sheet the computer program will use. There's no indication of the ordering of the sections - though the pages are thin enough that you can probably guess what's coming up next.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby AvatarMeelo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:40 pm

239840 wrote:
AvatarMeelo wrote:ok last one from me for the night: finished reviewing and i made a lot a lot of stupid mistakes - moreso for LR bc I think the RC was a lot of bs. Tips on preventing stupid mistakes? Like there are 2/3 questions I can read over and over again and just not understand and I'm more than okay with losing the points on them. What pisses me off though is the 3/4 questions where I might've had the right thinking or approach and what not, but somehow overlook the right AC and try to justify a wrong AC.

I'm drilling LR tomorrow I think b/c this is kind of where it seems there are points to be had. I managed to get it down to -4/-4 in drilling yesterday, so hoping I can bring it down to -2/-2.

I'm just hoping I can keep my head straight for Saturday, a relatively moderate RC with moderate questions, and games where I don't freeze up. that's it. That's all I want. pls.


Mike Kim gives some good advice on this I think: namely, never answer LR questions in a vacuum. If you ignore the other ACs and focus solely on one, you may convince yourself it's right, but there may be a better answer (granted, it seems like it's mostly in the last 5-10 questions where they have a couple plausible-seeming answers). And there are two ways to the right answer choice: you can get there by eliminating the wrong answers, and by identifying the right one.


Yeah see that's where I make stupid mistakes because I see a word that doesn't click for me in my head and then I end up eliminating it without giving it a second shot. I'm reviewing my incorrect answers for the last few PTS right now, probs gonna review some chapters in the Manhattan book because I noticed I'm starting ot blank on Weaken and NA questions, and then drill a bit more.

Taking PT79 was a terrible idea.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:51 pm

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