The Official September 2018 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby Asst2theRegManager » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:42 pm

How is everyone doing? Currently going over LR in the Trainer. WHY CAN'T THIS COME NATURALLY?!

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:58 pm

Asst2theRegManager wrote:How is everyone doing? Currently going over LR in the Trainer. WHY CAN'T THIS COME NATURALLY?!


Loved the Trainer. But only the LR part.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby Marialsatprep » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:39 pm

I just started the trainer and I love the LR part but not sure how I am feeling about the logic games.

Would you skip it? And use 7sage or keep going and then do 7sage. I got a -4 on LG cold but it wasn’t timed so I’m sure it was a bit more than 35 mins. They are pretty fun and mostly come easy to me.

Any advice?

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby King of the North » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 pm

I don’t like his approach to games. I did the Manhattan. But I didn’t really understand games until I watched 7Sage video explanations.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby socal389 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:42 am

Powerscore has the best games prep of any book I've seen.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby socal389 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:43 am

On reading comp, check out this blog https://blackacreprep.com/blog/2017/8/1 ... ading-comp. It's about how you should read for argumentative structure, not detail, on RC.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby katiekins » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:15 pm

Hi all! Just checking in, as I've just begun my prep for the Sept 2018 LSAT.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby LyraKay » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:00 pm

Hello all,

I started the LSAT preparation several weeks ago. I did the LSAC official practice test and got a 158. I'm aiming for a mid 160.
LG -7
LR -4
LR -7
RC -7
Anyone living in Seattle WA interested in studying together? I'll be study full time from June- September. My email is iqgnahc@gmail.com

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby jbp15860 » Tue May 01, 2018 2:25 pm

Anyone in Houston want to study over the summer? I'm a teacher, only taking a total of three weeks vacation, and the entire rest of the summer will be full time study.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby goingnutslawschool » Mon May 07, 2018 12:37 am

Is there anyone in the Austin Tx area that would like to study together with two people here? Let us know.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby Hamilton51 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:36 pm

I started studying a week ago! My plan is to do the 4 week LSAT Trainer schedule from May to June to get a foundation, then drill and PT and focus on specific weak points from June to July, and July until September I am enrolled in a testmasters live course and will be PTing more rigorously!

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby mockreinhold » Wed May 23, 2018 4:56 pm

Started studying this week. Diagnostic using PrepTest 72 (June 2014) at 170. My plan as of now is to get through The LSAT Trainer in the next month and then work through the PowerScore Bibles after that, in addition to trying to do as many PrepTests as I can.

A question for those who have done a lot of PrepTests: is there a substantial difference between the earlier tests (e.g. #29-38) and the latest ones (#72-81)? How useful will it be to take the earlier ones?

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby terminator924 » Thu May 24, 2018 3:37 pm

Just started scoring -2 to -4 on lr sections.... There is hope for me after all!!

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby M evanz » Sun May 27, 2018 11:48 am

Checking in:

Currently at a 155 (although would maybe would be hitting 160 by now)

Using LSAT trainer and Manhattan series

Currently going back into LSAT trainer's early LR sections and working on engraving in my head; being able to quickly identify argument flaws.

I think maintaining a critical mindset is going to be my key for high levels of success. It's almost like a "switch" for me, when I get in a "debate" mindset everything seems so clear but then when I wake up in the morning it's like the switch turned off something lol.

Still just began though plenty of time for improvement!

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby RunningtheDistance » Sun May 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Hey guys! New poster and first-time applicant here, does taking the September LSAT give us enough time to receive our scores (which usually takes 3 weeks from what I gather) and then review them before deciding whether or not to apply in time to meet Round I Early Decision deadlines? Round 1 ED deadlines are November 10th for Duke and November 15th for UPenn. Am I in risk of not getting my scores into them on time for ED consideration if I take this September LSAT? How long does it usually take for law schools to receive LSAT scores once someone decides to apply?

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby tarheelgirl19 » Mon May 28, 2018 1:47 pm

Checking in! :)

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby NeverEverGiveUp » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Checking in! Shooting for a 17x this September!

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby Orpheus » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:45 am

RunningtheDistance wrote:Hey guys! New poster and first-time applicant here, does taking the September LSAT give us enough time to receive our scores (which usually takes 3 weeks from what I gather) and then review them before deciding whether or not to apply in time to meet Round I Early Decision deadlines? Round 1 ED deadlines are November 10th for Duke and November 15th for UPenn. Am I in risk of not getting my scores into them on time for ED consideration if I take this September LSAT? How long does it usually take for law schools to receive LSAT scores once someone decides to apply?


Nov LSAT is Nov 17, 2018. You'll def get your Sept LSAT score before ED deadlines but not before November. You could probably submit ED with your Sept LSAT and mark that you're waiting on Nov LSAT scores. Resubmitting is not out of the question.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby Synapse2018 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:29 pm

Marialsatprep wrote:Hi everyone!

Not sure if I’ll be taking the July test but for sure will take the September one.

I got a 155 on a diagnostic.

RC- -7
LG- 4 (but I didn’t time it and I’m sure I went over the 35 mins)
LR- -9/-10

I started using the trainer and then will move on to 7sage.

I have three kids so I get about 2 hours to study at night.


My diagnostic is very similar and I have a 4 month old so studying has been very challenging. Work and child care takes up 16 hours of my day. What I’ve done to improve my score is print out problem sets based on question type instead of practice tests. This is helping isolate the topics and question types I need the most work on. So, I have even started timed sections yet. I want to wait till I can score 175+ untimed before I start to work on speed.

Any advice on this type of approach is appreciated. Thank you

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby lolz1235 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:05 pm

Guys remember to register for the September LSAT. Gotta do that by July or else you done goofed.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby tiffany_1234 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:07 am

Check in!

I am Tiffany :)

I got 167 in June LSAT, and I will retake on Oct 14, 2018. I am working for a 169+ grade in next LSAT, and hopefully my last LSAT as well. I am weak in RC (-3 to -8), just ok in LR (-1 to -4 per section), and good at LG (-0 to -2).

I am now studying full-time, and I am looking for a self-motivated, diligent, and passionate study partner. Hopefully we can give advice to one another and improve together (online)!

Don't hesitate to PM me if you are interested.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby studycrossing » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi guys, we just launched a platform where you can create and find study groups, including for the LSAT. Check it out at www.studycrossing.com, hope it will help.

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby positivelyready » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:25 pm

General LG question: does anyone find it helpful to check over the more challenging questions after finishing a game? Is it a total time suck or worth the extra minute(s)? Also, is it even really possible to check over In/Out games if you can't master the game?

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby Ehurley2 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:21 pm

Got a 154 on the July test :( ..was scoring about 157-158 on practice tests so it was a little lower than I expected. Although, I know I choked on the LG, I misread a rule and made all my diagrams and did some Q's before I realized it and lost like 6 minutes!! Anyway, I'm taking the September test and I finally broke 160! The last three practice tests I've gotten 161, 160, 160..so their is hope! I really need to get faster on my RC, I'm accurate just super slow, I usually only get 3 of the 4 sections done with like 2 minutes left. Any advice on speed in the RC passages would be awesome!!!!

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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group

Postby BrooklynRye221 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:20 pm

At one point do you feel you have established a baseline score? I mean approximately where you tend to end up after most full practice tests? How do you think this score will compare to test-day? My gut is that there is a baseline and that, all things being equal, my score on test day may go up somewhat from my baseline.



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