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« on: August 19, 2005, 08:07:51 PM »
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Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2005, 08:40:25 PM »
my list

1 preptest per day, every day, except sunday.

strictly timed for timed tests

completely untimed for untimed tests

take as much time as needed to review each test

on sunday, review the tests that have been done during that week

lsatrules

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2005, 08:43:55 PM »
7 Logic Games per day???? Whoah.  I'm doing 3 p/day & am barely managing that.

1-How do you decide what logic games to do?
2-Are you doing fairly well on the logic games? Do you find that you're spending a lot of time going over your answers afterwards? I am.
3-What are you doing after Nov 3?

my current work pace per day:

25 Logical Reasoning problems
7 Logic Games
4 Reading Comprehension passages

by November 3:

I will have finished 1800 Logical Reasoning problems (that's all of them)
519 Games, all the Games done 3 times over
all Reading Comprehension passages done twice

What's yours?

LSATgirl

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2005, 08:50:21 PM »
Big underdog,
I'm also taking the LSAT in December. Currently, I'm doing 1 LR section a day, 2 games and sometimes an RC passage. I'm also going over the LRB and LGB at the same time.

Do you consider this a realistic game plan? Also, I'm not timing myself right now.

my current work pace per day:

25 Logical Reasoning problems
7 Logic Games
4 Reading Comprehension passages

by November 3:

I will have finished 1800 Logical Reasoning problems (that's all of them)
519 Games, all the Games done 3 times over
all Reading Comprehension passages done twice

What's yours?

BAFF213

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2005, 08:51:25 PM »
that's f-ing insane...         but smart. actually, be careful not to burn out -- that's a really tough schedule. are you currently employed? (i hope not)

my current work pace per day:

25 Logical Reasoning problems
7 Logic Games
4 Reading Comprehension passages

by November 3:

I will have finished 1800 Logical Reasoning problems (that's all of them)
519 Games, all the Games done 3 times over
all Reading Comprehension passages done twice

What's yours?

LSATgirl

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2005, 08:56:02 PM »
I find that I'm getting better w/games by practicing but I don't see that happening for LR. Do you have any tips or anything?

Also, do you work big underdog?
The only two other things I have going on in my life are work (15-20 hrs p/week) and I exercise about 2 hours a day 5-6 days p/week.

Other than that, I still find it so difficult to do 7 games a day like you. It takes me time to go over the games.

Yeah, it becomes tiresome.  I'm actually on game #6 for tonight.  After this one, I'll do one more.

Don't worry, lsatrules.  When I was first starting, I could barely finish one game.  Once you get experienced with the games, it becomes much easier.   In the beginning, I slaved away through all the games from the first 30 preptests, section by section.  Sometimes I literally felt like I was dying (not that I know how that feels like), but I climbed that mountain - and now I'm able to do any game, really.  There are about 173 games total from every preptest, so I'm going through all the released games at the moment, then I'll go through the unreleased (made avaliable to me by TestMasters).  Hang in there, it'll come.  I'm hoping to do every single one at least three times over again (I've seen the hardest ones already).  My belief is you need a perfect or near perfect games score if you want a 170 or higher.

Atlas429

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2005, 08:57:24 PM »
50 pushups and 2 dozen raw eggs in the morning.

Strangely enough, my logical reasoning skills have yet to improve.

LSATgirl

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2005, 09:04:28 PM »
Thanks- I'm going over the LRB for the second time.
This test takes a lot of arduous work. I really hope I'll have it down by December 3.

Thanks again! :)

When you read an argument, make sure you always:

1.  identify the premises
2.  identify the subsidiary conclusion(s), if any
3.  identify the main conclusion
4.  analyze the relationship between the premises and the main conclusion; does the main conclusion follow from the premises?  if not, it's a flawed argument.  make a mental note of why it doesn't follow.  if it does follow, make a note of that too - because for method of reasoning questions, you want to have a familiarity with the different types of methods used to construct arguments.
5.  identify any causal relationships, if any.  if there are causal relationships, ask yourself if it's a valid causal relationship.
6.  diagram, if diagrammable and draw inferences
7.  try to identify as many assumptions as you can
8.  keep a separate set of notes of what your weaknesses are, and work on them.


I exercise at the gym three times a week in the morning too.  What will eventually happen to you, lsatgirl, is that you'll build a matrix or mental database of different ways to approach games, after you build the experience of practicing many of them.  Once you have this matrix, games become easier.  Your growth in this area is exponential, not incremental.

Atlas429

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2005, 09:09:12 PM »
Hey, it worked for the guy in your avatar.

Re: The nerds list: what do you do for LSAT prep everyday?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2005, 10:03:59 PM »
Since you are obviously scoring pretty high, why not take the Lsat in Oct?  Won't it dammage your admission chances to take it in Dec?  I ask because I am considering taking the Dec instead of Oct b/c I don't think I'll be ready in time, but am worried that it'll hurt my admission chances.