Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby theZeigs » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:50 am

I think Cambridge LSAT lets you print the file three times. Go spend $40 on a printer and $20 on paper/one replacement cartridge, print in "draft" mode FTW.

If they don't let you print it three times, print once to PDF, then print that twice.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Anaconda » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:15 am

theZeigs wrote:I think Cambridge LSAT lets you print the file three times. Go spend $40 on a printer and $20 on paper/one replacement cartridge, print in "draft" mode FTW.

If they don't let you print it three times, print once to PDF, then print that twice.



Ink cartridges aren't going to last you more than a few PTs. You'll be spending A LOT of money on ink either way (I've gone through 7 black cartridges and over 1,500 pages this Summer). It's just easier to print two copies than make photocopies of 35 pages for each PT. It takes like 20 minutes just to make the photocopies!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:18 am

Or just use a professional copying service, I paid like $0,02 per page.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Gemini » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:21 am

Just make one copy!

What's wrong with using one copy and placing your second answer to the left of the answer choices? It's what I do. Just don't take for granted that your first answer is correct. It works for me.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby motiontodismiss » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:14 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Just make one copy!

What's wrong with using one copy and placing your second answer to the left of the answer choices? It's what I do. Just don't take for granted that your first answer is correct. It works for me.


Bias. We don't like to admit that we're wrong.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby DuggS » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:13 am

Do you use a second copy of the PT to review it untimed or do you use only one copy? I see the point of not marking up the LR section and putting your answers on a bubble sheet directly but marking up the RC and LG sections is a must. :roll:

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Anaconda » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:45 am

DuggS wrote:Do you use a second copy of the PT to review it untimed or do you use only one copy? I see the point of not marking up the LR section and putting your answers on a bubble sheet directly but marking up the RC and LG sections is a must. :roll:


Yes, reusing the test won't work.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby mentat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:00 am

LOL

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:35 am

bump

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby GoldenGloves » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:49 am

I began using this technique last September without first timing myself through individual sections. At first, I saw an enormous increase in my scores. As the month progressed, however, I faced burn out & decided to cancel my scheduled October exam. I'm still not sure if it was a result of doing too much at once, or because I was doing it along with five undergrad courses & a part time job.

Either way, I think it's best to start out using this method for individual sections, eventually working up to five sections or more at a time.

It's an excellent idea though, & I wish more people would give it a shot & report back on their progress.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby lakers3peat » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:08 pm

I'll bump this again seeing as it is the strategy I have started to implement. My only issue is familiarity with questions... Having taken testmaster's class and doing the "homework" I exposed myself to way to many questions without reviewing and understanding my mistakes. Now, when I try to do certain practice tests to gauge where I am at, some questions are familiar and my answer choices are biased(sometimes right, sometimes wrong) and the whole timing element is thrown off...

There are certain practice tests I don't remember as many of the questions but overall I'd say of the 62 or 63 practice tests there are I will see and remember at least 1 question from 60/63 =\. It is really frustrating when I am trying to gauge progress and I feel as though the 173 I just got is biased because I remember 4 of the LR questions and can answer them quicker/get to the entire 25 questions in the section. I felt this way before taking the Dec. LSAT and lo and behold, on the actual test I could only get to 22/25 questions on LR and I ran out of time halfway through the last game. The only PT I have left that I think will help me is indeed Dec 2010 and Oct 2010 because I only saw them once/did them once and I didn't really review over them intensely because seeing the answers I got wrong on the actual LSAT was too frustrating for me. I missed the first 2 questions of the Dec 2010 test then when I reviewed over them the answers were so obvious that after looking at my answer sheet to see I got them wrong I just got mad at myself and stopped reviewing lol.

Anyways can't do much about having questions engrained in my head. I just have to hope that the reasoning is there and not just the answer.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 am

bumping this up in case people haven't seen it

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby roranoa » Mon May 23, 2011 2:09 am

tag

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby desiballa21 » Sun May 20, 2012 11:35 pm

Trying this tomorrow!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby PSteel » Mon May 21, 2012 11:44 pm

Oh wow, this strategy is really impressive. I like the blunt-force feel to it. It's not necessarily about picking and choosing what you're weak with. You're instead outright trying to get the entire test down, whether it's reinforcing what you already know to work on the test as a whole, or learning through your mistakes what you need to do instead, so those mistakes won't happen again. I've found that my scores (not using this method at all yet, but will start tomorrow) have been all over the 160's range lately, with no real method to the madness as to why they're doing so. I believe with this type of review, however, I can really start to change that and I'll be able to get this test down. I'm so glad you bumped this again. I'll get back to here after I have the results from a few days of doing this.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby LoveLife89 » Tue May 22, 2012 2:24 pm

Tagged

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby espressocream » Thu May 24, 2012 2:07 pm

Definitely trying this later today.

Though I'm down to 63-65 as the only practice tests I haven't taken yet.

What do you guys think of going back to the first ten preptests book and using those - or has LR changed significantly? I used it for prep last year though...so there's a lot of erasing in my future.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby it'sjustme » Thu May 24, 2012 3:43 pm

I only have seven uncompleted practice tests (55-61) left - would there be any detriment to utilizing this strategy for so few tests and for so little time? Or could it only help?

Edit: Or, at the very worst, have no effect!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby IgosduIkana » Tue May 29, 2012 12:45 am

Thanks so much for sharing, this technique is helping me tremendously

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:12 am

another shameless bump. Good luck young padawans.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Jeffort » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:00 am

Stanley Otto Swift wrote:another shameless bump. Good luck young padawans.


Damn, been a long time since you've been around Otto, welcome back! Geeze, I even remember you from back on LSD in the days when it was hoppin. How things been?

Based on the date of your OP in this thread, you can rightfully stake claim to have had and shared this awesome prep idea and published it here before 7Sage even existed and later nicknamed it "The Blind Review"! Tons of people mistakenly think 7Sage invented this idea.

http://7sage.com/the-blind-review-how-t ... at-part-1/

It's an awesome very important part of prep that is very effective for flushing out issues that need correcting to improve no matter who says it. It's an essential part of phase 3 of prep leading up to test day that is the only real direct path to further improvement.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:36 am

Jeffort wrote:
Stanley Otto Swift wrote:another shameless bump. Good luck young padawans.


Damn, been a long time since you've been around Otto, welcome back! Geeze, I even remember you from back on LSD in the days when it was hoppin. How things been?

Based on the date of your OP in this thread, you can rightfully stake claim to have had and shared this awesome prep idea and published it here before 7Sage even existed and later nicknamed it "The Blind Review"! Tons of people mistakenly think 7Sage invented this idea.

http://7sage.com/the-blind-review-how-t ... at-part-1/

It's an awesome very important part of prep that is very effective for flushing out issues that need correcting to improve no matter who says it. It's an essential part of phase 3 of prep leading up to test day that is the only real direct path to further improvement.


Hey Jeffort,

Life is good. I pop in occasionally to see what's new in the world of LSAT prep, but I rarely post. Hope you're doing well.




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