February LSAT 10 days left!

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February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:11 am

Is anyone else taking this test?? lol
It doesnt seem like many do. That makes sense, but I'm getting ridic nervous right now.

Where are you on PTs. Is anyone doing more than one a day? Im still on 46, will my PT scores on 46 and the ones before then be similar to the 50s which have the comparative passages?

Did anyone whose already there find that they changed drastically?



I don't think I understand fully what 'gunner' means, but from what I can tell it's something like someone who way overprepares?, I dont care if I am one right now, who knows if I'm over or underprepared, Im sooo nervous!!

anyone feeling the same way right now? just to make sure im not crazy lol

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby T14_Scholly » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:17 am

Most people who undergo intensive preparation for the LSAT are not very nervous ten days before the test. It's likely that if you're nervous, you have not prepared adequately and should now "kick it into high gear," so to speak. Studies show that if those who are nervous take two practice tests per day, up to and including the day before the test, they will on average score higher than those who were nervous but took a break from practicing in an attempt to quell their anxiety.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby sophia.olive » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:24 am

flame?

they get a little harder... though the comparative sections are easy.
gunner refers to people in law school, generally. i was nervous when i took the test and it was still fine, dont let it inhibit you. go to testing sight before the exam.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:26 am

sophia.olive wrote:flame?

they get a little harder... though the comparative sections are easy.
gunner refers to people in law school, generally. i was nervous when i took the test and it was still fine, dont let it inhibit you. go to testing sight before the exam.


no is studied a lot, i just get nervous before tests, im doing well too im just nervous

so you were nervous when you took it but you did as well on it as on your PTs? It didn't hinder your performance in any way? I'm going to take the day off before the exam good idea?

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:28 am

and p.s.

"flame"?

so that means you think im absurd right? great, lol. just breeding confidence right now :P

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:32 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
sophia.olive wrote:flame?

they get a little harder... though the comparative sections are easy.
gunner refers to people in law school, generally. i was nervous when i took the test and it was still fine, dont let it inhibit you. go to testing sight before the exam.


no is studied a lot, i just get nervous before tests, im doing well too im just nervous

so you were nervous when you took it but you did as well on it as on your PTs? It didn't hinder your performance in any way? I'm going to take the day off before the exam good idea?


I'm also taking the February test, but it's a retake for me. I wasn't nervous when I originally took the test, but I never really get nervous before tests. I planned to take the day off before the test, but couldn't resist doing a few logic games and reasoning sections.

I plan on taking 1-2 tests per day until the day before the test, and blazing through the Logic Games Bible when it's delivered on Wednesday (my friend lost my original copy :evil: ).

OP, taking the real thing is just like taking a practice test. You'll be fine. Good luck!

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:39 am

I feel as though I'm one of the few folks taking the LSAT for the first time for the 2011 cycle in February. I was planning to wait but then decided at the last minute that, after 6 months of casual studying, the time had come. Let's hope it was a good decision :-)

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby Sashicola » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:08 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:I feel as though I'm one of the few folks taking the LSAT for the first time for the 2011 cycle in February. I was planning to wait but then decided at the last minute that, after 6 months of casual studying, the time had come. Let's hope it was a good decision :-)



Im taking it for the first time too. I registered twice before but put it off because i felt that i hadnt prepared enough. I am concerned because this test is non-disclosed but whateves, I'm just gonna do it and get it over with

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby jocelyne » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:59 am

I am very very scared.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby Shadicar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:07 am

Relax. You'll be fine. Make sure to have fun. You might gain a few points by studying but if you're a nervous wreck on February 6th, you'll lose more than a few.

:D

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:09 am

jocelyne wrote:I am very very scared.


Don't be. It's just a test. If you comfortable taking practice tests, this will be the same thing.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby jocelyne » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:51 am

I am still scared. How are you guys spending the last 10 days?

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby 7ED » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:03 am

FIrst time taker too!

Im planning to spend it the same way i've spent the last month and a half. A practice test every 2 days, wake up at 6 and sleep at 10 every day to get used to the schedule. I think consistency is important.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby Intraining » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:36 am

The next 10 days are going to drag. As time gets smaller the only thing we can do is study more.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby keg411 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:33 pm

Another re-taker. Not scared, but still want to get my scores up just a bit more. The LR on December was probably the hardest I've evern seen (took December as a PT), and I want to be prepared for something like that come February. I've been doing most of my work on LR and even that threw me for a loop.

However, I'm extremely happy that I finally figured out how to do "in/out" or "grouping" LG's which scared the living daylights out of my during the September test and I'm "getting" deductions on those games far more than I did before (really on all of the games).

Overall, though, Feb. seems a lot more relaxed than any of the other test times, which is a big help.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby evergirl23 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:04 pm

I am retaking December. I have been really concentrating on my LR weaknesses, going through Kaplan Mastery and re-reading the LRB.

I agree that the February administration seems to generate less anxiety for people, though maybe this is just because fewer people are taking it. For me personally, I have been accepted already to a few schools I would be fine to attend, so that really helps take the pressure off.

My study plans till the 6th include PT 58 (I was thrilled when I realized I hadn't taken it yet) and re-examining all my errors on the Dec test, as well as probably a couple other PTs and doing more concentrated LR work.

Good luck to everyone taking!

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby TheTopBloke » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:30 am

7ED wrote:FIrst time taker too!

Im planning to spend it the same way i've spent the last month and a half. A practice test every 2 days, wake up at 6 and sleep at 10 every day to get used to the schedule. I think consistency is important.


LOL! I hope that works because I'm doing the exact same thing! Feels good. Feels right. I'm not nervous, ready to have some fun! Happy with my PT scores too!

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby groundupceo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:05 pm

I will be taking the LSATS on the 6th as well. I having this sense that I am cramming at the last minute. I will start doing practice test tonight and every other night for that matter. In your opinion how many hours should I study a day if i am scoring in the 50's on the PT. Thank you.

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:24 pm

groundupceo wrote:I will be taking the LSATS on the 6th as well. I having this sense that I am cramming at the last minute. I will start doing practice test tonight and every other night for that matter. In your opinion how many hours should I study a day if i am scoring in the 50's on the PT. Thank you.


If you feel like you're cramming and you're still scoring in the 50s. Realisticallty you should probably wait and take it in June. Making into the 160s is so important. But if you feel like this is as far as you're going to get. Focus on really gettting the LGs and make sure you'll get them all right on the real test, because that section is the most masterable.


p.s. I really didnt like pretest 45, did fine, not as well as usualy, but it sucked

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Re: February LSAT 10 days left!

Postby groundupceo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:42 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
groundupceo wrote:I will be taking the LSATS on the 6th as well. I having this sense that I am cramming at the last minute. I will start doing practice test tonight and every other night for that matter. In your opinion how many hours should I study a day if i am scoring in the 50's on the PT. Thank you.


If you feel like you're cramming and you're still scoring in the 50s. Realisticallty you should probably wait and take it in June. Making into the 160s is so important. But if you feel like this is as far as you're going to get. Focus on really gettting the LGs and make sure you'll get them all right on the real test, because that section is the most masterable.


p.s. I really didnt like pretest 45, did fine, not as well as usualy, but it sucked



Thank you for that advice. I' am in the Military and I am station to deploy shortly so taking the test in June is not really a option but I get the point you making. I' am working on the LG's as we speak.




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