Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby DEANBIGBROTHERALMI-T » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:47 am

i really like this method. will try this today.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby kinthenorthwest » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:25 pm

Wow! Sounds like a great idea. I'll try it and post my results.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby mentat » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:27 pm

bump for the next generation

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Pax » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:41 pm

thanks for bumping this up!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby spearnreel » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:41 pm

tag

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby blhblahblah » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:54 am

Indeed, the swift-ottonian method ought to be copyrighted.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby mentat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:08 am

blhblahblah wrote:Indeed, the swift-ottonian method ought to be copyrighted.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Marita » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:13 am

Dudes, this is awesome. Going to be time consuming, but awesome.

I've been planning a Pithypike approach, but because I haven't done all the daunting photocopying and sorting of LG I started today just by going through the first two chapters of LGB and doing some RC to get in the groove. By the way, does anyone have an already organized by topic Pithy-style LG PDF or something? I would do unspeakable things to get my hands on that.

But this is going in my game plan for sure! Genius Otto Swift, genius! Is it bad form to ask people what they ended up getting on the LSAT following these approaches? I'm curious to know, although the trend in Otto's progression is pretty convincing in itself.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Na_Swatch » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:31 am

AI has a message for all of you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDBR2L5 ... re=related

"We talking about Practice! We talking about Practice, Man."

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby rocklos » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:26 am

WOW!! great advice, going to try it for sure.

Thanks.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby cherryalamode » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:22 pm

TAG.


This sounds like amazing advice but I'm just curious about the differences between this method and one where you time yourself (with no buzzer), then decrease down to 35-45 minutes, and finally decrease to a 32-35 minute each section for PTs.

Both methods seem to be really good and I'll be beginning to restudy in April so I'm just curious which would be better...

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby fiathebia » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:44 am

thanks! i will try this.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby makingwaves » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:12 pm

Stanley Otto Swift wrote:
hkfortytwo wrote:by the way, how has your method been progressing? and by that i mean how are your results lately?


Thanks for the compliment.

As for results, untimed, I rarely score below a 179 unless I make a couple stupid blunders or run into a few devilish LR questions. Timed, I've slowly but surely crept up the mountain. 154, 158, 163, 162, 165, 163, 173 (WTF!), 166, 168, 167, 171, 172, 170, 172, 177, 173, 175, 166 (WTF!), 171, 175, 177, 177, 176, 177, 171, 176.

I'm hoping for a 180, but who isn't? :mrgreen:


WOW! I wish I had the time to do whole tests right now! If I did, i'd start this yesterday! :D

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby cherryalamode » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:15 pm

I wonder what happened on that random 166 you have, lol, standing out amongst the far superior scores.

Also, I hope SOS is still on this board because I'd like to ask him how long did he study for? With 26 PT's under his belt it must've been at least a couple of months!

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby theZeigs » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:20 pm

cherryalamode wrote:I wonder what happened on that random 166 you have, lol, standing out amongst the far superior scores.

Also, I hope SOS is still on this board because I'd like to ask him how long did he study for? With 26 PT's under his belt it must've been at least a couple of months!


He's at Harvard now. Better things to do with his time ^^

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Tue May 25, 2010 3:28 am

a shameless bump for an old thread that some may find useful

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby doublefocus4 » Tue May 25, 2010 9:31 am

Stanley Otto Swift wrote:a shameless bump for an old thread that some may find useful



I'll keep bumping it long after you're gone. Definitely one of the most important pieces of advice I've gotten from this board. You rock.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby brickman » Wed May 26, 2010 1:31 pm

i've had this bookmarked forever. Taking in october, here's to a summer of reviewing.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Azmatt » Wed May 26, 2010 6:54 pm

brickman wrote:i've had this bookmarked forever. Taking in october, here's to a summer of reviewing.


Same.

Hell of an idea. Can't wait to try it out.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby thisiswater » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:28 am

Tagging this so I can find it later. It looks like a great, although time-consuming, method.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby TMT90 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:27 pm

Wow thanks to whoever bumped this up! I'm taking the test in October and i'm still trying to figure out which study plan to adopt. A combination of a few most likely, but I think I need to type up EXACTLY what i'm going to do and print it out and tape it up on my wall or something. My diagnostic was around SOS's so i'm feeling hopeful that I can improve as much as he has.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby LawSuccess » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:44 pm

Thanks for this.
I hope my friends and family don't desert me for becoming completely isolated.

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby Anaconda » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:03 pm

Did anyone actually utilize this strategy, and if you did what was your improvement?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby jwaters » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:13 pm

This is interesting, seems like a really good idea. I will probably try it with the PT I'm taking tomorrow.

I'm also interested in whether anyone besides OP tried this...anyone?

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Re: Bridging the gap between timed and untimed practice

Postby rivermaker » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:08 am

pretty sick gonna try it out this weekend




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