Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - BarryLaine

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 10
21
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 2 Days)
« on: October 02, 2008, 04:32:29 PM »
Did quite well on pt 54.  My last practice test...EVER.  Killed everything except the last RC passage on group cohesiveness, that one was a bit tough.  I re-read it afterward and got the point of it - the passage wasn't as tough as I thought it was, but the questions were.  Any thoughts on pt 54 anyone?


22
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 2 Days)
« on: October 02, 2008, 08:37:35 AM »
Thales & Nevdash.  Can't you two see....that you're in love with each other?  Get a room already!


23
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 3 Days)
« on: October 01, 2008, 07:05:20 PM »
Wow - I F'd up that quote section pretty badly...my post starts with "I like your system."

Don't worry, I know what you meant. I "like" your "system", too

Wow...I think we may have had a fundamental misunderstanding back during the "Tino posts"...

Also, regarding your post on how the test has changed - your right about RC and LR.  I'm sure hundreds of LSDers will correct me if I'm wrong in very polite ways, but, I think LR is a bit different in that the stimuli have gotten longer and there seems to be a couple of tough questions thrown in a bit earlier than in the past.  My LR scores are holding, so it's not drastic, but yesterday I took PT 53 - and I've been using PT 46 for the 5th sections of my final four PT's - I blew through the LR in PT 46 in five minutes and got 26/26 correct... whereas in my last few PTs I don't have too much time left over to go over more than one, maybe two questions...

Any thoughts, people?

DISCLAIMER: the above referenced "5 minutes" was obviously exaggerated to make a point...

24
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 3 Days)
« on: October 01, 2008, 06:46:58 PM »
Wow - I F'd up that quote section pretty badly...my post starts with "I like your system."

25
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 3 Days)
« on: October 01, 2008, 06:43:06 PM »
I stopped because my brain is fried after three sections (I did PT 51 this morning, so I've basically have been LSATing since noon). Anyway, so far I'm -1, -3, -3... I usually don't miss any on games and I missed a couple easy ones, mostly because I'm a little tired and am having trouble concentrating.

Anyway, I'll be saving the RC section for tomorrow morning. How are you studying RC, the bible or something else?

I've been going through the RCB - avoiding passages that are on upcoming PTs....although my last PT will be tomorrow.  I've been trying to come up with a way of marking the passage that works for me and gives me a roadmap of the passage that I can follow.  Usually, if I'm missing a lot, it's because I've made so many markings that they're useless.  Generally, I've been pretty good on RC, but a couple of times I blew up with -8 or worse, which can put me in the mid 160s, when my normal -4 or less keeps me north of 170...

How's your RC since the RCB came into your life?  Are you consistent?  
[/quote]

I got my first RC perfect last night!

The way I attacked RC before was to read the passage quickly, not skimming, so I would have more time on the questions. I'm pretty good at reading and comprehending in general so this often worked out ok. However, LSAT questions often don't test your comprehension but very specific memory about nit-picky details. Because of that my scores were wildly inconsistent on RC depending on the questions in the passages. Also, if I had to go back and re-read (without a road map) this would take a lot of time and hurt my performance in other sections. So, after reading RCB I have developed a good marking system and unexpectedly I have been performing better because by slowing down to mark I understand and remember more.

I am kind of the opposite of you, I naturally don't mark anything in the passage instead of wanting to mark too much. When I first started marking I did it too much and ran into the same problem, but I realized that if I focused on the most important markings (Examples, Definitions, View Points, Lists, Cause and Effects) than underlining important words was unnecessary most of the time, because you'll have a good idea where that info is by your other markings. Anyway, that's what I do... I circle VERY important words and box in view points while bracketing the side of the text to point to the other things I mentioned. It has worked out very well so far, my best performances are from using that system!
[/quote]




I like your system - it keeps most stuff in brackets on the side and only important words and viewpoints marked up in the passage - I'm gonna give that a wirl!

I started off just reading the passages and answering the questions as well - on earlier PTs that's all I needed to do...now it's a bit different.  You have to refer back and fact test many questions...

BTW, I took PT 52 a couple of days ago and did well on it (173)...I hope I can swing that (or higher!) on Saturday... 

BTW part 2 - do you feel like your "cheating on PTs" when you've already done one of the passages in the PT in the RCB and now your getting a second pass on it?  One of my tests was like that...but I felt alright because I did well on the other three passages as well.

26
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 3 Days)
« on: October 01, 2008, 05:58:15 PM »
I'm wondering how Tim Mitchell did on pt 52... which is stupid because I've got RC to study...

I stopped because my brain is fried after three sections (I did PT 51 this morning, so I've basically have been LSATing since noon). Anyway, so far I'm -1, -3, -3... I usually don't miss any on games and I missed a couple easy ones, mostly because I'm a little tired and am having trouble concentrating.

Anyway, I'll be saving the RC section for tomorrow morning. How are you studying RC, the bible or something else?

I've been going through the RCB - avoiding passages that are on upcoming PTs....although my last PT will be tomorrow.  I've been trying to come up with a way of marking the passage that works for me and gives me a roadmap of the passage that I can follow.  Usually, if I'm missing a lot, it's because I've made so many markings that they're useless.  Generally, I've been pretty good on RC, but a couple of times I blew up with -8 or worse, which can put me in the mid 160s, when my normal -4 or less keeps me north of 170...

How's your RC since the RCB came into your life?  Are you consistent?  

27
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 3 Days)
« on: October 01, 2008, 05:02:08 PM »
I'm wondering how Tim Mitchell did on pt 52... which is stupid because I've got RC to study...

28
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 3 Days)
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:17:33 PM »
That "177" was a Tim Mitchell quote BTW.  Not my own.

29
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 3 Days)
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:16:17 PM »
I just got a 177 on PT 51... WOOOOOOOT!

That's awesome, TM!  Bring some of that on Saturday... I'm off to work on RC.

30
Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT thread (T-Minus 5 Days)
« on: September 29, 2008, 05:53:25 PM »
Perhaps he crazy-glued his hand to his shirt...although Freddie Mercury seems to have crazy-glued his hand to his man-parts.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 10