AntiHuman wrote:Passed. Funny story is I initially used the wrong file and applicant number. I went in my wallet and pulled out the badge that has applicant and file number. I plugged the numbers in and it said i didn't pass...but I used the July 2013 badge haha. Luckily my friend looked at the back of the card randomly and told me.
Couple things that might give hope to others:
1. took SAT 3 times, ACT 3 times, LSAT 3 times and MPRE twice. 22 years old. Bottom of the class. Never was a good test taker.
2. My July 2013 scores: 55,55,55,80,55,55,50,55, mbe was 110.
3. Main difference between July and February: Issue SPOTTING!!! This is probably the most important. You all can pass in JUly if you use the facts to draw the issues and have a general checklist of the issues memorized. If you spot most of the issues, I dunno how you can get below 65. If graders are reading these quickly, you must spot the issues...its one of the first things they look at. Also, use the exact facts from the question(word for word) in your analysis.
Everyone has different opinions on this, but feel free to message me and I can further discuss what I did differently.
Cannot agree with #3 more. Don't be creative with the issues. Ever since I read Getting to Maybe
over the summer before law school, I kept trying to be creative with the issues. Nope, turns out it's a relatively simple process (not necessarily easy, of course).
Check for issues, not just "spot" issues. All you need is a finite list of testable issues
to check against the facts. You can think of essays as closed universes like PTs, with rules in your head. While PTs test your A, essays test your I. Once you plant the issue seeds, RAC can sprout from there.
fl0w, I'm probably going to ask you about your experiences with your tutor at some point.