Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:32 pm

Ahhh, a blast from the past. I was so young, so innocent, so bad at LG.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby UCantHandleTheTruth » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:17 pm

Do you mind sharing where you plan on going to school?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:48 pm

Over how long of a time period have you been using this method? And how often have you been taking tests?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:37 pm

UCantHandleTheTruth wrote:Do you mind sharing where you plan on going to school?



Accepted at one of YHS. Still considering my options.
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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:38 pm

msbeautifulbasham wrote:Over how long of a time period have you been using this method? And how often have you been taking tests?


I'm not sure if this is for me but I've been done with the LSAT since last December.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:53 pm

Stanley Otto Swift wrote:
msbeautifulbasham wrote:Over how long of a time period have you been using this method? And how often have you been taking tests?


I'm not sure if this is for me but I've been done with the LSAT since last December.


sorry if I wasn't clear. Yes, this question is for you. How long did you do this method? ie. weeks, months, etc. And how often did you do it?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:45 am

msbeautifulbasham wrote:
Stanley Otto Swift wrote:
msbeautifulbasham wrote:Over how long of a time period have you been using this method? And how often have you been taking tests?


I'm not sure if this is for me but I've been done with the LSAT since last December.


sorry if I wasn't clear. Yes, this question is for you. How long did you do this method? ie. weeks, months, etc. And how often did you do it?


Months. I usually went through 3 or 4 tests per week. Towards the end, when my scores were consistently 175+, I concentrated on strictly timed practice, though I still went over all of my incorrect answers and any questions that I wasn't 100% sure about. In addition, I ALWAYS went through every LG after the fact because I struggled so much with them in the beginning and because they are so beatable.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby IHaveDietMoxie » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:21 am

Thanks for this post I'm going to do this.

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Postby Stephanie13 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:22 am

IHaveDietMoxie wrote:Thanks for this post I'm going to do this.


+1

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby idiothek » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:22 am

thanks OP! i've seen A LOT of improvement lately. i think it's due to your method unless i'm confusing correlation with causation OR there's some other third factor (such as my general exposure to the test and this board) that is affecting my score as well!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby custom_concern » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:42 am

this is perhaps the single best piece of advice i've ever come across re LSAT prep. thanks OP.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Olive » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:18 am

I've tried this approach on several individual sections and a few PTs and I find it very helpful. Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby The Absurdist » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:36 pm

bumping a great thread

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Blindsided » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:47 pm

I just started studying two weeks ago and finished the Lrb and have done a few lr sections to test myself. I have been doing it just like this. Timed, I've been finishing the sections at like 34-35 minutes and missing around 9. When I go back untimed I've been getting minus 0-1.

Thanks for posting this, I was getting really discouraged and thinking I was too dumb to even bother studying for the lsat because I keep scoring so crappy in a timed environment. You have given me hope that my speed and accuracy might increase together.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Shaggier1 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:18 am

Complete an entire test (or section) strictly timed. DO NOT CHECK THE ANSWERS. Then go back through the test slowly, carefully, and untimed. Don't just think "oh yeah, I remember I nailed this one, so I don't need to check it." Check everything. Work the problems you didn't have time for. Find ALL your mistakes and correct them. Your goal is to end up with 100% perfection, spend as long as you need until you think you scored a 180. Then check your answers. See how well you did both timed and untimed. If there are still wrong answers, figure out exactly why you missed them (twice) and what you need to change to avoid missing those kinds of things again.


This seems like a fantastic approach. I have only one concern. At the end of every PT, I am extremely anxious to see my score. Was this not an issue for you, OP?

Was it really that easy to just wait another 3-4 hours for your score when you have the answers right there?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:26 am

Shaggier1 wrote:
This seems like a fantastic approach. I have only one concern. At the end of every PT, I am extremely anxious to see my score. Was this not an issue for you, OP?

Was it really that easy to just wait another 3-4 hours for your score when you have the answers right there?


wasn't an issue for me, especially after I got used to it

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby SportsFanatic » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:29 am

OP - not sure if this was answered before. But did you begin with test #7 and work your way up from there?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby tigress81 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:44 pm

Great thread, I'm going to try this TODAY.

For the record - currently testing at 162-164

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby mudbug25 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:01 pm

Wow, what an idea.

I'm gonna try this asap.

btw, thanks to whoever bumped a year old thread for us 2009 test takers...

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby tigress81 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:33 pm

wow. I tried this on two tests yesterday. Gave it some thought and some sleep.

Took a timed practice test in quiet setting today...170. That's up 7 points from my average. Dang!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Gloriaha » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:53 am

Devilishly clever.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby jduffey » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:05 am

I actually tried this a week or so ago before finding this post and I felt like I was wasting my time. Glad I found it.

I think realizing you actually know the material when you take your time instills confidence. Then it's all about timing after that!

Thanks SOS!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby jslom958 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:40 am

As I near the end of the second month of the Pithypike strategy, I now have a much better idea of how to best approach PTs to truly reap the benefits of each and every test.

Is anyone else using a Pithypike + SOS supermethod?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby MixedGirl2009 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:57 pm

If you don't check your answers prior to taking the untimed test during round 2, how do you know your former score to compare? I just went back quickly to check answers and to get a rough idea of my score without marking or looking at the questions themselves, hope I can still try this out!!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby ensign85 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:26 pm

MixedGirl2009 wrote:If you don't check your answers prior to taking the untimed test during round 2, how do you know your former score to compare?


make copies of each exam?




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