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 Rupert Pupkin » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:49 pm

Been sick the last couple days.. been really trying to rest up yest and today. Today im feeling better and hopefully back to normal tomorrow. Despite being sick, I got some quality hours in yest evening after I slept all day haha.. finished the RC portion of the trainer and some drilling. Going to keep it up and hopefully get through the LR in the trainer again and some MH on weak points. Was going to take a PT yest or today but pushed it back till thursday when im healthy again.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:23 pm

Rupert Pupkin wrote:Been sick the last couple days.. been really trying to rest up yest and today. Today im feeling better and hopefully back to normal tomorrow. Despite being sick, I got some quality hours in yest evening after I slept all day haha.. finished the RC portion of the trainer and some drilling. Going to keep it up and hopefully get through the LR in the trainer again and some MH on weak points. Was going to take a PT yest or today but pushed it back till thursday when im healthy again.


Hope you get well soon.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:12 pm

King of the North wrote:
Rupert Pupkin wrote:Been sick the last couple days.. been really trying to rest up yest and today. Today im feeling better and hopefully back to normal tomorrow. Despite being sick, I got some quality hours in yest evening after I slept all day haha.. finished the RC portion of the trainer and some drilling. Going to keep it up and hopefully get through the LR in the trainer again and some MH on weak points. Was going to take a PT yest or today but pushed it back till thursday when im healthy again.


Hope you get well soon.


Thanks! Im feeling much better today.. I honestly rather get sick now than the week of. Irma threw me off just two weeks before the test so about a month out getting a little cold isnt too big of deal. Just trying to get some drilling in to keep up. I guess the few extra days of drilling and review should be better anyway come PT on Thursday

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:39 pm

Rupert Pupkin wrote:
King of the North wrote:
Rupert Pupkin wrote:Been sick the last couple days.. been really trying to rest up yest and today. Today im feeling better and hopefully back to normal tomorrow. Despite being sick, I got some quality hours in yest evening after I slept all day haha.. finished the RC portion of the trainer and some drilling. Going to keep it up and hopefully get through the LR in the trainer again and some MH on weak points. Was going to take a PT yest or today but pushed it back till thursday when im healthy again.


Hope you get well soon.


Thanks! Im feeling much better today.. I honestly rather get sick now than the week of. Irma threw me off just two weeks before the test so about a month out getting a little cold isnt too big of deal. Just trying to get some drilling in to keep up. I guess the few extra days of drilling and review should be better anyway come PT on Thursday


Can’t catch a break, can ya. But you’re right. Better to be sick a month out than right before or the day of the test.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:49 pm

For those of you who have tested before: I’m starting to use the 7Sage app for background noises/distractions/proctor purposes. What’s a good setting to use? It scales from 1-10. 10 seemed really obnoxious when I used it yesterday but I got through just fine anyway. Thanks for the help.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby dietcoked » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:40 pm

Scored a 169 on PT 40 over the weekend and then a 177 on PT 33 today?? :?:

Also binge watched Stranger Things S2 contributing to a lack of sleep over the weekend so maybe that’s it?? Did any of you guys see it? I’m unhealthily obsessed with this cast.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:21 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby 239840 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:14 pm

Anyone else who's hoping to matriculate somewhere next fall already signed up for February just in case? I'm hoping I won't have to take it then. My initial plan was to take it in September with December as my back-up option, but some stuff came up and I had to cancel taking it in September.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby GnarMarBinx » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 pm

Experiment626 wrote:
MercW07 wrote:Anyone looking for some logic practice should check out PT63 Section 3 Question 22. Not the most difficult LSAT question Ive seen, but logically its a beast.


It's wordy, which makes it more unwieldy than it actually is, I'll give you that.


I remember that question. Took me way too long to figure out, even after the test on BR. The exemplary record part threw me for a whirl for a bit.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Eleven » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:27 am

Experiment626 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:
I’ve heard of people having to wake up at 4AM test day, and that’s quiet unfortunate. Thank god I only have to wake up at 6:00/6:30 to be able to do morning drills and check in and all that jazz. I’m a ~15 drive from my test center, if that.

im about 30 mins from our TC, maybe less if i speed and no traffic. so around 6 to 6:30 for me as well.

do you get there super early though? your area of the room was all filled up i think by the time i got there.. i hate that long ass line at our TC, its dreadful.. GOSH NY KIDS, WHY DO SO MANY OF Y'ALL WANT TO BE LAWYERS


I've been getting up at 6 on Saturdays to mimic test day. I plan on getting there by 7:15 to have an hour to warm up, eat breakfast sandwich and bio real quick, then check in.

It's just as bad in DC.


My schedule:
I wake up at 4:45 every day and work out for 10-20 minutes. Coffee made and ready do do my daily PT section by 5:20. At 6, I go upstairs and wake up my kids and start getting them ready for school. Do the daily 8-5 grinddd. Then come home and try to get to bed by 10 PM.
In the three weeks before the test, I'll start doing a 4-section timed PT once a week.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:55 am

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:02 am

littlewing67 wrote:
Eleven wrote:My schedule:
I wake up at 4:45 every day and work out for 10-20 minutes. Coffee made and ready do do my daily PT section by 5:20. At 6, I go upstairs and wake up my kids and start getting them ready for school. Do the daily 8-5 grinddd. Then come home and try to get to bed by 10 PM.
In the three weeks before the test, I'll start doing a 4-section timed PT once a week.


Wow. I respect it. Takes a lot to wake up to study AND workout. I have no excuse now for why I can't go to the gym :lol:


I'm counting my 2x a week Physical Therapy appointments as gym time since it's basically an entire lower body workout...

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:30 pm

Pretty sure Ive reached the point in my studies where taking full PTs is no longer beneficial. A better than average PT at this point only confirms that I am capable of a score I already knew I was capable of, and a bad score does nothing but leave me feeling unnecessarily defeated. Ive taken enough PTs to know the areas Im good at, and the areas I need help in so I think from here on out Im going to take only 1 or 2 PTs a week just to keep my stamina, and instead focus more on drilling problem areas.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:32 pm

PT 80

166

LR: -1/-3
RC: -7
LG: -6 (LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that's embarrassing)

whatever

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:37 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:43 pm

littlewing67 wrote:
Mikey wrote:PT 80

166

LR: -1/-3
RC: -7
LG: -6 (LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that's embarrassing)

whatever


Isn’t that the test with the buildings LG? So understandable tbh

it is, but i ran out of time on it and also struggled a bit with coming up with a game board for one of the other games, but eventually realized what i had to do

i haven't gotten pounded by an LG section like that in MONTHSSSS

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby littlewing67 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:21 pm

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:47 pm

After much back & forth with forum members over the past few months...I finally hunkered down and bought the 7sage Ultimate + - this December 2017 attempt is just my first LSAT attempt for the Fall 2018 cycle, so I will have plenty of time to squeeze Ultimate + of every additional test point it can give me.

Just posting this here so people can make me feel good about my exorbitant purchase. Seems to be the general favorite among TLS versus other courses/private tutors.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby greatspirit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:09 pm

Yeah...video explainations for every test from 37-81.

This will be the best $750 I've spent in my life.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:25 pm

greatspirit wrote:Yeah...video explainations for every test from 37-81.

This will be the best $750 I've spent in my life.

7sage?

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:31 pm

greatspirit wrote:Yeah...video explainations for every test from 37-81.

This will be the best $750 I've spent in my life.


This was a huge selling point for me. I think the course is great as well, and have recommended it to several people. Enjoy and take your time with it!

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby 239840 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Do you guys often diagram out inference questions in LR?? I just drilled a couple for which it seemed very helpful to see the logic used in the stimulus in formal logic.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:24 pm

239840 wrote:Do you guys often diagram out inference questions in LR?? I just drilled a couple for which it seemed very helpful to see the logic used in the stimulus in formal logic.

if there's a lot of conditional language then yeah i may diagram it out, but for the most part I don't if it's just a normal inference Q without may mosts, some, all, only, etc

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Experiment626 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:45 pm

239840 wrote:Do you guys often diagram out inference questions in LR?? I just drilled a couple for which it seemed very helpful to see the logic used in the stimulus in formal logic.


Sometimes. Especially if there's formal logic or a lot to keep track of I'll diagram and group things.

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Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:19 pm

Mikey wrote:
239840 wrote:Do you guys often diagram out inference questions in LR?? I just drilled a couple for which it seemed very helpful to see the logic used in the stimulus in formal logic.

if there's a lot of conditional language then yeah i may diagram it out, but for the most part I don't if it's just a normal inference Q without may mosts, some, all, only, etc


Same. Some questions answers are definitely more clear if you diagram it out, but due to time constraints i only do it on tough questions with lots of formal logic. Or a parallel quest its often effective.



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