URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:46 am

smokenmirrors wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
smokenmirrors wrote:Started Powerscore prep course Thurs. Looking to break into 160's before Oct. :)

How's everyone study plans going?


Quite the quiet crowd around here. Studies are going very well. I think I have finally found a way to crack RC. Currently on a PT schedule where I take 2-3 a week. How is the course going?



Will prob pick up after Oct 5th. The class is great, learning how to target LG and RC (my weakest sections) using their methods has been very helpful.

I'm doing the same regarding PT


Good luck with Powerscore. I took their class and actually saw my biggest improvements 6 months after the class. I couldn't keep up with everything they threw at me (work + school + LSAT class), but eventually I increased 15+ points. Their methods are solid.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LegaleZy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:39 am

I'm currently taking an MLSAT course coupled with Velocity videos. I feel like I'm finally understanding the questions and answers instead of just choosing an answer because it feels right and not understanding why. I moved my LSAT from October to Decmber so hopefully the extra prep time really pays off.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby XicaDaSilva » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:26 pm

So what is everyone's application strategy? Blanketing the T-14/targeting schools with your concentration/targeting schools in your region/apply everywhere ya can and matriculate where you get the most scrilla?

My objectives are very specific, so I'm a little nervous about the application cycle and getting into a top program. Cause if I don't, my objectives will most certainly have to change...eek!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby p_monayy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:20 pm

Hi guys. Just checking in now. Broke 165 today on PT61. Gave me hope for Oct after a couple of weeks of LSAT-induced depression.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby d330 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:59 pm

Good luck folks. I took my LSAT last year, remember September well. Spent the month trying to guarantee I kept my score up where i wanted. TLS gave me decent advice along the way. I start at Yale tomorrow, but got into Harvard and some other joints too and wouldn't mind taking a few minutes to give advice out if someone wants to PM me. Anyway - good luck folks.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:20 pm

I'm still struggling with LR. I am down to -0 on LG and -3 on RC, but I'm still getting killed on LR. I can get them when I do them untimed, but when I'm under the gun, I lose my cool. I'm thinking about postponing my retake til December, but I don't wanna hurt my apps any more than they already are going to be with my GPA. Will taking in December hurt me?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mehiguess » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:25 pm

wlee1220 wrote:I'm still struggling with LR. I am down to -0 on LG and -3 on RC, but I'm still getting killed on LR. I can get them when I do them untimed, but when I'm under the gun, I lose my cool. I'm thinking about postponing my retake til December, but I don't wanna hurt my apps any more than they already are going to be with my GPA. Will taking in December hurt me?


I postponed my October registration to December as of yesterday...feels good.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:43 pm

mehiguess wrote:
wlee1220 wrote:I'm still struggling with LR. I am down to -0 on LG and -3 on RC, but I'm still getting killed on LR. I can get them when I do them untimed, but when I'm under the gun, I lose my cool. I'm thinking about postponing my retake til December, but I don't wanna hurt my apps any more than they already are going to be with my GPA. Will taking in December hurt me?


I postponed my October registration to December as of yesterday...feels good.


I want to postpone it...but part of me just wants to get it over with...

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby smokenmirrors » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:08 pm

I want to postpone it...but part of me just wants to get it over with...[/quote]

+1

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby sassybassy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:44 pm

Checking in. I postponed from June to October, but now I am so ready to apply and get it over with. Currently scoring in the 166-170 range.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mojangles » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:43 pm

To all of you taking the LSAT in Oct/Dec crush that biz! And to everyone who is done with the LSAT, now that apps are open for most schools, good luck to us all... crazy to think that the time is already here!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mehiguess » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:49 pm

smokenmirrors wrote:I want to postpone it...but part of me just wants to get it over with...


+1[/quote]


Nooooooooo, there's no excuse to rush one of the biggest decisions of your life. Get to where you need to be then execute. You will certainly appreciate making that decision later on.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby smokenmirrors » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:44 pm

mehiguess wrote:
smokenmirrors wrote:I want to postpone it...but part of me just wants to get it over with...


+1



Nooooooooo, there's no excuse to rush one of the biggest decisions of your life. Get to where you need to be then execute. You will certainly appreciate making that decision later on.[/quote]


true, taking in Oct and again in Dec depending on my score. Should be solid by then. Thanks man

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mono172000 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Anyone know a good amount about fee waivers? I saw a bunch of people on this page were getting waivers to a whole slew of schools, but I had only received one from Michigan. I quickly realized that all of those other schools are sending email waivers and that my email address on LSAC is completely wrong. Any idea if I've missed the boat on those or if they'll come back around sometime now that I've provided my correct address?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:09 pm

XicaDaSilva wrote:So what is everyone's application strategy? Blanketing the T-14/targeting schools with your concentration/targeting schools in your region/apply everywhere ya can and matriculate where you get the most scrilla?

My objectives are very specific, so I'm a little nervous about the application cycle and getting into a top program. Cause if I don't, my objectives will most certainly have to change...eek!


I have a revolving list of 30 schools....every T14 except Yale and a number of T20s/30s. I have started about 10 apps. Depending on my October score I will narrow down, but ultimately I want at least one of H, S or Columbia to be completely satisfied with my cycle results.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:19 pm

wlee1220 wrote:I'm still struggling with LR. I am down to -0 on LG and -3 on RC, but I'm still getting killed on LR. I can get them when I do them untimed, but when I'm under the gun, I lose my cool. I'm thinking about postponing my retake til December, but I don't wanna hurt my apps any more than they already are going to be with my GPA. Will taking in December hurt me?


I think the CR is October and December. You don't want it to come down to December as its the last administration most schools will accept. That will place significant pressure on you. You still have a month to drill LR and clean up your errors. Good luck!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby wlee1220 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:35 pm

I feel like this has been answered somewhere but I can't find it. I took the test Oct 11 and Dec 11. If I take it in Oct 13, will I be eligible for a retake in Dec or will I have to wait?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:44 pm

wlee1220 wrote:I feel like this has been answered somewhere but I can't find it. I took the test Oct 11 and Dec 11. If I take it in Oct 13, will I be eligible for a retake in Dec or will I have to wait?


Your 3 administration limit expires 2 yrs from your initial take, which in this case will be Oct 13. Taking Dec 13 will be outside that timeframe. It appears that you can sit both.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby XicaDaSilva » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:46 pm

AHHHHH...started my application to Chicago! Are you all ready to BEAST this cycle or what?!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby fips tedora » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:42 am

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:47 pm

I just made my LSN profile, and have been practice testing around where I need to for the score I'm hoping for in October... this cycle is starting to feel really foreal real.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mojangles » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:46 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:I just made my LSN profile, and have been practice testing around where I need to for the score I'm hoping for in October... this cycle is starting to feel really foreal real.


made my lsn profile earlier this week too. i def agree with the bolded

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby smokenmirrors » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:50 pm

mojangles wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:I just made my LSN profile, and have been practice testing around where I need to for the score I'm hoping for in October... this cycle is starting to feel really foreal real.


made my lsn profile earlier this week too. i def agree with the bolded


+1

in addition , Just finished up Campos "don't go to LS- unless" I encourage those that have not, to get a copy. Avoid being a "special snowflake"

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DiniMae » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:03 pm

I am also applying this cycle. Good luck everyone!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Nova » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:56 pm

DiniMae wrote:I am also applying this cycle. Good luck everyone!

Have you taken the LSAT yet? Nice work on your GPA.




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