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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Focus Strategy
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:51:17 PM »
Great. Thanks. Oh, I am taking the test in December, by the way. On a side note, is the LR finder you created going to be able to pull up tests 7 - 18? 

Take a look at this website. http://www.supermemo.com/   It's a lot of information, but I've used it for years.  Additionally, I've created a comprehensive schedule using the PowerScore method, if you're interested. 

Thanks for the website, I will definitely take a look at it. I am interested in the comprehensive schedule you have created PM me with it or post, however you prefer.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Focus Strategy
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:43:16 PM »
Breathe in.  Breathe out.



No kidding. I don't know why I get all worked up about timing. I usually finish with 2-3 minuted left anyway, but I am not digesting the questions!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Focus Strategy
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:39:56 PM »
Don't go into panic mode when under timed conditions and let the strategy / logical analysis that has been working fly out the window and end up in fly by the seat of your pants mode getting chased by the clock.

No speed reading / skimming.  Slow yourself down and relax to speed up and be more accurate.
Read the stimulus carefully and make sure you understand what is presented before rushing into the answer choices, etc.

That is exactly what I did...Should I practice answering individual questions in 1min 45sec? Would that help or hurt?

At this point you should be doing full sections / tests and focusing more on the whole thing than just individual questions piecemeal to get the timing balance in place for full test format. Plus after the fact review time of your mistakes / questions / concepts that went wrong.

Great. Thanks. Oh, I am taking the test in December, by the way. On a side note, is the LR finder you created going to be able to pull up tests 7 - 18? 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Focus Strategy
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:29:51 PM »
Don't go into panic mode when under timed conditions and let the strategy / logical analysis that has been working fly out the window and end up in fly by the seat of your pants mode getting chased by the clock.

No speed reading / skimming.  Slow yourself down and relax to speed up and be more accurate.
Read the stimulus carefully and make sure you understand what is presented before rushing into the answer choices, etc.

That is exactly what I did...Should I practice answering individual questions in 1min 45sec? Would that help or hurt?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Focus Strategy
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:27:27 PM »
Umm, when I take an untimed test, I get a 178-180, and I venture to guess anyone with hopes of doing "well" would also score in that range.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's the timed element that makes the test hard.

One thing I did, using the powerscore method, was to create flash cards with about 300 question stems and drill them repeatedly.  I have not mistakenly categorized a question in weeks.

Good suggestion about the flash cards. The test I took was June 1994 and I think some of the question stems for LR are different. I take untimed tests to get myself familiar with the questions and to spot patterns within the test. The untimed practice helps me process the question types and strategies. I figured I need to be sure I knew what I was answering before I worried about timing myself. I do feel I have a firm grasp on the question types and such, now I am moving into timing myself.

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Studying for the LSAT / Focus Strategy
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:12:43 PM »
When I take an untimed test, I can score in the 170's. When I take them timed, I score significantly lower. I feel that my problem is that I loose focus under timed constraints. When I read the questions, I am not digesting the information and picking apart the argument. Are there any strategies out there to curb this discrepency between timed and untimed tests, specifically, how to maintain my focus on the question at hand and not the time it takes to answer them? Do I just need more practice? 

Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: NO LSAT!!
« on: September 19, 2007, 10:36:07 AM »
Nope.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep Test 9 Section 3 Game #3
« on: September 14, 2007, 02:46:00 PM »
Thanks Trump. It's funny, because I can stare at a game for hours and not figure it out. If I put it down and then come back to it later in the day, I can zip right through it! I finally figured that game out. The older games are harder...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Undergrad studying for the LSAT taking questions
« on: September 14, 2007, 02:13:36 PM »
How can you be the change you want in the world?

www.zeitgeistmovie.com

Watch it...

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General Off-Topic Board / www.zeitgeistmovie.com
« on: September 14, 2007, 11:30:45 AM »
Please watch this movie, it will seriously piss you off and force you to question reality and the current state of our governmental affairs. You have to watch it on your computer and it is about 2 hours long. Let it download for a couple of minutes before you press play. Let me know what you think.

www.zeitgeistmovie.com

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