179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed May 25, 2011 4:49 am

Stanley Otto Swift wrote:Now that I think about it, I did take a few 5 section tests as part of a Testmasters course, but when I prepped on my own I just took the exams as they were.

It really is hard to give specific advice about RC. Do you have a consistent markup strategy that you're applying systematically? My improvement came as I did passage after passage after passage; it just kind of happened as I got better at taking the test. My specific strategy was to use minimal markups and to refer back to the passage as necessary. In general I found excessive notation and diagramming to be a waste of time.

Ohhhh ok I wasn't sure if that's what you meant (about the 5 section tests)

My markup strategy mainly consists of: boxing the main ideas/args, brackets around each supporting idea (with a S1/S2 on the margin), underlining words that seem important. It's definitely been consistently my worst section (a list of all my scores from 29 till 55 can be found here, to make the awfulness of my RC clear lol). It's frustrating that it's also the hardest to improve on...:\ LG has always been the easiest for me, I feel like I got the short end of the LSAT studying stick XD!!

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby wtrc » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:57 am

My question: why did you cancel your first score?

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:09 pm

I canceled because I didn't think I did my best.

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby Stanley Otto Swift » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:09 am

back for a few hours if anyone has any questions

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby LoveLife89 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:04 am

Hey, thanks for taking all of our questions! This truly means a lot.

My question concerns studying and prepping for the test. So far, I've used PT 19-38 for untimed and timed sections and just for learning. I was going to take the LSAT in June, but I don't think I will be ready. Thus, I will be taking it in October. I have every released PT and I didn't want to cram basically. Is there any particular method that I should be using to study since I have a lot of material? I have the powerscore and manhattan LSAT books. Do you think it would be wise for me to study different sections in one week or should I focus on a specific type of LR one week and then do a game section the next week etc..? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Also, I am PTing around 167 but my last pt was a 163. Thanks again!

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby TunnelVision » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:45 am

I'm testing in the mid 160's now, and taking the June. Any tips for the "difficult" assumption questions, especially necessary assumptions? I'm usually good at spotting the assumption on easier questions, but have almost never been able to pre-phrase the assumption for hard questions. Is there something key I should be looking for? And I already know about the negation test. Also, any tips for LR, and especially RC, in terms of timing? I'm too slow. On LR I literally take the full amount of time, and wish I had more. On RC, I almost never finish on time and have to rush through the passages (especially the 4th).

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby Geetar Man » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:25 am

I cant believe this thread is still alive lol

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby Hikikomorist » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:25 am

Not to be a dick (because a 179 is obviously impressive), but how did you manage a 154 diagnostic coming out of Harvard?

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:50 am

Hikikomorist wrote:Not to be a dick (because a 179 is obviously impressive), but how did you manage a 154 diagnostic coming out of Harvard?

Are you saying that a 154 is too low for people smart enough to get into Harvard? You are way overestimating Harvard.

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:11 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:Not to be a dick (because a 179 is obviously impressive), but how did you manage a 154 diagnostic coming out of Harvard?

Are you saying that a 154 is too low for people smart enough to get into Harvard? You are way overestimating Harvard.



True and a lot of people miss games like OP. I think he missed 16-17 questions on games alone he said. A 154 isn't a bad place to start honestly if you're missing a lot of LG that can be easily mastered.

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby Hikikomorist » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:22 am

I'd be willing to put a very small amount of money on OP not being real, though, still. A 25-point jump coupled with aggressive support of Trump and the epitomization of TLS stereotypes about Harvard. It all seems a bit too much in one poster.
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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby TAD » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:52 am

Hikikomorist wrote:I'd be willing to put a very small amount of money on OP not being real, though, still. A 25-point jump coupled with aggressive support of Trump and the epitomization of TLS stereotypes about Harvard. It all seems a bit too much in one poster.


ftfy

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby SixSigma » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:33 am

Hikikomorist wrote:It all seems a bit too much in one poster.

Last post before Hikikomorist Tue Mar 13, 2012

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby WatchClosely » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:51 am

Hikikomorist wrote:Not to be a dick (because a 179 is obviously impressive), but how did you manage a 154 diagnostic coming out of Harvard?


You bumped a 4 year old thread to say this?

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Re: 179 LSAT, 154 diagnostic, taking questions, giving advice...

Postby Hikikomorist » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:26 am

TAD wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:I'd be willing to put a very small amount of money on OP not being real, though, still. A 25-point jump coupled with aggressive support of Trump and the epitomization of TLS stereotypes about Harvard. It all seems a bit too much in one poster.


ftfy

Good catch. Thanks!




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