The Official December 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:28 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:02 pm

littlewing67 wrote:PT 3
LG -0 (BR -0)
LR -1 (BR -1)
RC -? (BR -?)
EXP LR -2 (BR-1)
LR -4 (BR -2)
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171 (BR ???)

*Will update with RC scores and BR score, just too lazy to review RC right now
*I want to break into mid/high 170s before Dec.

If you think about it, there are only 2 months left before Dec. :oops:


I know. I'm getting nervous.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:21 pm

King of the North wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:PT 3
LG -0 (BR -0)
LR -1 (BR -1)
RC -? (BR -?)
EXP LR -2 (BR-1)
LR -4 (BR -2)
------------------------
171 (BR ???)

*Will update with RC scores and BR score, just too lazy to review RC right now
*I want to break into mid/high 170s before Dec.

If you think about it, there are only 2 months left before Dec. :oops:


I know. I'm getting nervous.


I literally just planned out what tests I'm doing each Saturday at the exact same time, exact same clothes, etc. to prepare myself... This weekend will be the first full PT I've done since the June test. I've only been drilling sections and BRing them to not get rusty while working on my application stuff and recover from getting seriously injured...

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:28 pm

MercW07 wrote:
greatspirit wrote:How many hours a week is everyone devoting to studying?


Starting today, 35-40.


Please share your weekly breakdown of how you achieve those 35-40 hours. Seems hard when there's only 168 hours in a week and one's working for at least 50 of them.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 pm

greatspirit wrote:
MercW07 wrote:
greatspirit wrote:How many hours a week is everyone devoting to studying?


Starting today, 35-40.


Please share your weekly breakdown of how you achieve those 35-40 hours. Seems hard when there's only 168 hours in a week and one's working for at least 50 of them.


I mean they could be working part time, taking a gap year, and living with mom and dad. That would allow them to do 35-40 hours. I did about 25-30 hours per week between March and June while working full time, sports, and social life.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:40 pm

Experiment626 wrote:
greatspirit wrote:
MercW07 wrote:
greatspirit wrote:How many hours a week is everyone devoting to studying?


Starting today, 35-40.


Please share your weekly breakdown of how you achieve those 35-40 hours. Seems hard when there's only 168 hours in a week and one's working for at least 50 of them.


I mean they could be working part time, taking a gap year, and living with mom and dad. That would allow them to do 35-40 hours. I did about 25-30 hours per week between March and June while working full time, sports, and social life.


Yeah last Friday I quit my job to study full time. Doing 40 hours a week would be impossible with a full time job imo. When I was working full time I did about 20-25 hours a week, and that wasn't too bad.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:59 pm

MercW07 wrote:
Experiment626 wrote:
greatspirit wrote:
MercW07 wrote:
greatspirit wrote:How many hours a week is everyone devoting to studying?


Starting today, 35-40.


Please share your weekly breakdown of how you achieve those 35-40 hours. Seems hard when there's only 168 hours in a week and one's working for at least 50 of them.


I mean they could be working part time, taking a gap year, and living with mom and dad. That would allow them to do 35-40 hours. I did about 25-30 hours per week between March and June while working full time, sports, and social life.


Yeah last Friday I quit my job to study full time. Doing 40 hours a week would be impossible with a full time job imo. When I was working full time I did about 20-25 hours a week, and that wasn't too bad.


Glad to hear I'm not being lazy then haha! The best I can ever see myself doing is 20 hours a week anyway.

Unless of course I sacrifice my social life on the weekends, which honestly I really need to start acclimating myself to (would lead to success on LSAT...and law school).

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:02 pm

My aim is to study 4 hours each weekday. After I get off my 8-5 job. On Saturdays, I will take a PT at 8:30 each week to simulate the testing environment, after which I will take a two hour break then BR my test. Sundays I also want to spend at least 8 hours studying. Honestly, I want to take 2 PTs a week. I'll have to make that practical somehow though.

I'm so stressed out about not perfecting LG. I just spent a couple hours yesterday reviewing conditional logic. One simple game was giving me an immense amount of trouble.

The good news is, for those who are familiar, I knocked out the really hard grouping game about CDs on sale/not on sale. I got a perfect score on it timed, the first time through, although it did take me 14 minutes, so that made me feel a bit confident and like I am making improvements.

Anyone ever feel like they aren't using an appropriate amount of time on studying each section? :|

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:26 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:00 pm

littlewing67 wrote:
I also am a complete control freak. I eat the same lunch/breakfast/dinner and use the same timer, pencils, etc. I want it to be as close as possible to test day.




This 100%

I'm doing the same every Friday and Saturday until test day. Same food, same clothes, etc.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:29 am

When's Sept grey day?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:53 pm

just did PT 78 since I'm joining 7sage tomorrow for a review call

this was a retake for me but whatevs, I do think my RC drilling last week really helped either way. score is inflated of course since this was a retake but eh whatever

173

LR: -2/-2
LG: -2
RC: -2

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:27 pm

165 on Monday, 157 on Wednesday, 163 today. Nothing like being consistent :roll:

With that being said, even upon BR, Wednesdays PT seemed much harder than most. Im assuming it was just a case of a test that played into my weaknesses, but it was frustrating none the less. Ive made pretty strong improvements in the last couple months, but I really feel like my lack of consistency is holding me back. I really though my 165 was a progressive step towards 170 especially because nearly all of my wrong answers came from a disastrous and uncharacteristic RC section, then I got shot back down to earth on Wednesday with a 157.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:54 pm

Took PT 61, got a 156 again. Got the same score on PT 60 last week. *sigh*

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:10 pm

Taking a test Tuesday. Posting this here to hold myself accountable.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:11 pm

greatspirit wrote:Taking a test Tuesday. Posting this here to hold myself accountable.

quoting so you don't get away with not doing a test in case you delete your post

:mrgreen:

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:05 pm

Mikey wrote:
greatspirit wrote:Taking a test Tuesday. Posting this here to hold myself accountable.

quoting so you don't get away with not doing a test in case you delete your post

:mrgreen:


HOLD MY FEET TO THE FIRE SIR/MADAM

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby GnarMarBinx » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:17 pm

Focusing mainly on drilling right now while doing the odd PT. I sorta burnt myself out with all the PTs before September, so I think I am going to just get up to around 2 per week in the month of November, and one per week this month. Focusing more on my weak points (RC, LG and parallel questions) and drilling them for now. Hopefully these drills and fundamentals I am working on now will show when I start PTing twice as often next month. Also, I'm working on school applications right now so don't have as much time on my hands as I will next month. Hoping we will all slay that December test. September felt hard for me, but I'm not sure if it was just anxiety. Either way, gotta get that score up.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:31 am

GnarMarBinx wrote:Focusing mainly on drilling right now while doing the odd PT. I sorta burnt myself out with all the PTs before September, so I think I am going to just get up to around 2 per week in the month of November, and one per week this month. Focusing more on my weak points (RC, LG and parallel questions) and drilling them for now. Hopefully these drills and fundamentals I am working on now will show when I start PTing twice as often next month. Also, I'm working on school applications right now so don't have as much time on my hands as I will next month. Hoping we will all slay that December test. September felt hard for me, but I'm not sure if it was just anxiety. Either way, gotta get that score up.


How many did you do per week that burnt you out?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby saffles » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:02 pm

I know BR isn't the hugest deal (when compared to how I might actually perform on testday) but I finally broke 160 and I feel better tackling LR question types! Gonna take a full BR in one sitting some time this week. Cross my fingers I break 170 :o (and 160 timed... :? )

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby kiklavan » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:56 pm

I really really really hope we don't get a weird game.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby GnarMarBinx » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:56 pm

MercW07 wrote:
GnarMarBinx wrote:Focusing mainly on drilling right now while doing the odd PT. I sorta burnt myself out with all the PTs before September, so I think I am going to just get up to around 2 per week in the month of November, and one per week this month. Focusing more on my weak points (RC, LG and parallel questions) and drilling them for now. Hopefully these drills and fundamentals I am working on now will show when I start PTing twice as often next month. Also, I'm working on school applications right now so don't have as much time on my hands as I will next month. Hoping we will all slay that December test. September felt hard for me, but I'm not sure if it was just anxiety. Either way, gotta get that score up.


How many did you do per week that burnt you out?


I was doing one every other day, trying to review it the same day, and drilling on the in-between days. It was a bit too much considering how stressful the tests are. I know some people do that and more, but for me, it tired me out and my scores actually started dropping in LR about the week before the test. LR felt tough for me on test day, too, so it may have been a bit of burnout (but I also do need to work a bit on consistency in LR so who knows).

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:07 pm

GnarMarBinx wrote:
MercW07 wrote:
GnarMarBinx wrote:Focusing mainly on drilling right now while doing the odd PT. I sorta burnt myself out with all the PTs before September, so I think I am going to just get up to around 2 per week in the month of November, and one per week this month. Focusing more on my weak points (RC, LG and parallel questions) and drilling them for now. Hopefully these drills and fundamentals I am working on now will show when I start PTing twice as often next month. Also, I'm working on school applications right now so don't have as much time on my hands as I will next month. Hoping we will all slay that December test. September felt hard for me, but I'm not sure if it was just anxiety. Either way, gotta get that score up.


How many did you do per week that burnt you out?


I was doing one every other day, trying to review it the same day, and drilling on the in-between days. It was a bit too much considering how stressful the tests are. I know some people do that and more, but for me, it tired me out and my scores actually started dropping in LR about the week before the test. LR felt tough for me on test day, too, so it may have been a bit of burnout (but I also do need to work a bit on consistency in LR so who knows).


Im currently doing PTs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so ill have to careful moving forward. Everything is going fine for me now, but it seems like I may be putting myself in a position to burn out

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby unamis99 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:07 pm

How should I prep for this LSAT? How does anybody have any experience with the TestMaster or PowerScore online courses?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:44 am

Is it true that those Mastermind countdown wrist watches have been banned?




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