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  • Some people seem to be having difficulties with a passcode - no clue why. Try this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86532471990?pwd=S0RMRDFWMk1BNGk5VnluTzFjWHVZUT09
  • I'd do very, very few. The test is coming up soon, and you realistically won't get much out of PTs. Why do we do PTs? Well, timed practice is part of it, but a big part is the diagnostic function it serves; you can get a sense of how you'll perform…
  • @LSAT_Athlete said: @RaphaelP can you elaborate on the wrong answer journal? Thanks! Sorry, missed this! Big thing is to log every missed question in a word document (screenshot of the question, explanation of right answer, explanation of ea…
  • Lots of great comments above, but here's what I'd add: 1) Like others have said, keep foolproofing. This should be a daily activity because LG is the most vulnerable to attrition. I'd try to do at least a little bit every single day. 2) Reviewing …
  • Every test since the 50s has one. They inaugurated them in the 50s (I think around PT June '07) and since then every test has had one. So a good rule of thumb: 0s-40s no, 50s onward yes. Your real test will have one!
  • No, it's not an exact science. Sometimes you can split and should. Other times you can split and shouldn't. Technically speaking, every single game "can" be split, since that just means carving it into two worlds. But here are the questions I ask my…
  • Yes - PTs don't inherently help you improve. Instead, they're really just a thermometer, telling you where you are at a particular point in time. The only improvement really comes from you doing the questions again after in a review-based setting (w…
  • So glad this question got asked! My answer is do not! What is the purpose of a full length PT? We do this as a diagnostic function - to assess how we're doing and if we're improving. Well, that's not terribly helpful right before your real test. You…
  • It indirectly strengthens it. So, what's our argument? Don't move the asbestos (conclusion); why? because moving it will disturb it and hurt people (premise). OK. So we need to support this by building up our assumptions. What are we assuming? We'r…
  • Agreed with the other comments about not printing...practice under game-day conditions which, for the modern LSAT, is on the computer! But to answer the question more directly: the way to avoid just memorizing is to add time intervals. What I tell …
  • I think this is a very interesting question. Certainly if you have additional time (and are a high scorer) this changes the role of BR a bit for you (i.e., it's not like you didn't get to a question and are using BR to attempt it for the first time)…
  • I think it can be quite helpful! As the previous comment said, there's a bit of a higher barrier to entry since you might need to reread an entire passage to do a question, but that's also somewhat of a feature and not a bug; it forces you to redo o…
  • @smil33zz said: I have not received an e-mail pertaining to the class ie.: zoom link, schedule. Was it already sent out? or It's yet to be sent? Thanks You should have just gotten it!
  • Here's a recording! https://www.dropbox.com/s/295n1bj5uei4ill/Building Better Boards - Tips for LG.mp4?dl=0
  • @hokageee said: hi! i'm assuming 9pm est/6pm pst? Exactly!
  • Not positive I know what you mean by "scenarios" - do you mean splitting/sub gameboards? If so, I think the key question is less "do I need the split" and moreso "will it save me time and make this net-easier." Some things I'd ask to answer that big…
  • Agreed with the prior comment that sub gameboards aren't inherently "better" - they're just a tool in your LG toolbox. Some games are easier with sub gameboards; some games are the same or even harder. However, my advice here would be for you to at …
  • We're actually hosting a webinar that will cover foolproofing soon! https://7sage.com/discussion/#/discussion/32757/webinar-building-better-boards-tips-for-lg If you want to chat with us separately, you can reach out here - https://calendly.com/7sa…
  • We're actually hosting a webinar on this precise topic soon! https://7sage.com/discussion/#/discussion/32757/webinar-building-better-boards-tips-for-lg If you want to chat with us separately, you can reach out here - https://calendly.com/7sage-cons…
  • @nesshakk said: When is the first/last day of the session? I edited the post to specify!
  • I'd say the most underrated thing is just getting faster on the 1-2 star questions. 30 seconds saved on an easy question is 30 extra seconds on a medium or hard one. People put a lot of pressure on themselves to crack hard questions more quickly, wh…
    in Any LR Tips? Comment by RaphaelP July 14
  • -6/-5 is good for someone who is starting out - nice work! A few thoughts - 1) What's your Blind Review score? If you're at least a -3 on LR untimed, then the issue probably has to do more with timing. In that case, I'd be building a timing strateg…
  • A few thoughts - 1) Learning flaws is less an exercise in rote memorization but more about knowing how to apply them. No LSAT question will say "List 5 flaws" but will ask you to recognize it when it's there. So, as a result, I'd focus your studyin…
  • Nice job! That's a great score. And 4 points is just a few questions - that certainly puts you within striking distance of your goal score. I'd advise you to do the following - (1) Ask yourself whether your issue is timing or fundamentals. Blind R…
  • The argument is that computers can't replace teachers. Why? Because teachers do something indispensable. What is that indispensable thing? They teach the grasp of general concepts. But the argument sort of just stops there. Remember, when weakening…
  • Tough question! I'd say C and D are very, very similar, but D is a bit more general. Usually, the more "general" and broad/provable choice (especially if it encompasses others) will be right for these MSS questions. Both of these choices seem to sa…
  • @"marianaalbq211-1-1" said: Which one of these groups is most well-focused on Logic Games vs. other sections? I feel like that's my 'weak spot', so definitely would need more support here. We're going to all cover the same material (although…
  • @DistractedbyTikTok said: Will we go over assigned problems in this class? Generally, the way we structure classes will be to have a lesson for about half of the time, do practice problems together for about half of the time, and then leave …
  • @LSATchronicles said: Do you recommend these classes for those of us that have not finished the core curriculum? Great question! While we'd always suggest doing the Core Curriculum first, it's not a prerequisite. If you understand the basics…
  • Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself! I'm Raphael, one of the teachers - I specialize in timing and how to crack those tough logic game set-ups. If anyone has questions about the classes, let me know!