How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

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How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby testmachine45 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:15 pm

Been scoring 165-174 on untimed practice tests. Took my first timed diagnostic today with Testmasters and scored a diasterous 150. WTF?

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:17 pm

What do you expect? I'm sure most people can score 170+ untimed.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby hijodehombre » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:36 pm

Panicking and running out of time are not the same thing. Are you sure it's not that you simply ran out of time?

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby flyingpanda » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:38 pm

testmachine45 wrote:Been scoring 165-174 on untimed practice tests. Took my first timed diagnostic today with Testmasters and scored a diasterous 150. WTF?


Basically, you need to start taking ONLY timed practice tests.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby IAFG » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:40 pm

if you're prone to panic, use an audible 5 minute warning on PTs.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby 4102011 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:41 pm

flyingpanda wrote:
testmachine45 wrote:Been scoring 165-174 on untimed practice tests. Took my first timed diagnostic today with Testmasters and scored a diasterous 150. WTF?


Basically, you need to start taking ONLY timed practice tests.


+1

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby northwood » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:42 pm

take timed prep tests from here until test day.
I think you should konw if you are panicking or not during a test.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby kwhiteside » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:03 pm

I can promise you that any pressure you feel from taking timed tests now will be multiplied exponentially on the actual test day. If you're concerned you should practice some stress reduction techniques for the day of (both before and during the test).

The anxiety I felt during the June test significantly affected my performance.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby mountaintime » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:07 pm

untimed PTs are a waste of your time and a waste of precious PTs

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby testmachine45 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:11 pm

what about 'drills' like testmaters drills where they basically give you 100 of each type of question? is that worthwhile?

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby testmachine45 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:05 pm

also, i was walking around my apartment with the lsat diag i took today, and could answer every question instantaneously and they were right. on the actual test i got them wrong. does this mean i am panicking?

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby testmachine45 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:06 pm

like seriously, it took 2 seconds to get the answers. when i was taking the test i got them wrong. i am clearly capable enough to understand and do well on these quetsions..even with the time. something is screwing me up.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby sundance95 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:13 pm

Take a 2 day break, resume studying, stop taking untimed tests, ????, profit.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby Grizz » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:17 pm

lulz at untimed PTs correlating timed PTs.


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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:28 pm

testmachine45 wrote:like seriously, it took 2 seconds to get the answers. when i was taking the test i got them wrong. i am clearly capable enough to understand and do well on these quetsions..even with the time. something is screwing me up.


Troll.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby testmachine45 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:53 pm

no, this is real

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby Patriot1208 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:01 am

how do you know if you are panicking?

Definition of Panic: "an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety"

You would know because, well, it would overwhelm you.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby fragged » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:17 am

If you are good at games, and on test day you totally bomb games, you panicked.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby hijodehombre » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:01 am

If Friday's dinner ends up on the RC section of your test booklet, you panicked.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby kazu » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:02 am

hijodehombre wrote:If Friday's dinner ends up on the RC section of your test booklet, you panicked.

:lol: :lol: :|

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby northwood » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:05 am

or you ate bad fish......

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby slax » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:47 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21577&p=3243765#p3243765
:?:


:roll: :?

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby artichoke » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:55 pm

I don't really get the point of doing untimed practice tests, it is probably more helpful just to work on individual problems and look over the explanations RIGHT after you do them, rather than waiting until the end of some long test.

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Re: How do you know if you are panicking during the LSAT?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:06 pm

IAFG wrote:if you're prone to panic, use an audible 5 minute warning on PTs.


Can't retake 1L




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