The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

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Postby shayneg12 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:06 pm

Ginj --- Right here with you!

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Postby Broncsfan » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:32 pm

I'm with you too!

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Ginj » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:41 pm

My new best friends! Have you guys started studying yet? What's your schedule like (or what will it be like)?

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Postby avacado » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:04 pm

just registered last night!

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby nickm100 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:22 pm

I am taking it in February, too.

I am re-taking and I studied for my first exam by going through the Bibles and doing about 35 timed Pts.

I think my problem was that I didn't understand the questions and was too hung up on the Bibles' methods. I've begun studying this time around by breakingdown every LR stimulus, their answers and the reasons, both logically and technically, for being incorrect, and studying what causes some Q to be more difficult than others for me.

I plan to review the Bibles, continue doing this with the PTs older than 42 and then come Dec.-Jan I will take Pts 42- most recent timed.

How far back do you think PTs are relevant to the moderns tests?

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Ginj » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:25 pm

nickm100 wrote:I am taking it in February, too.

I am re-taking and I studied for my first exam by going through the Bibles and doing about 35 timed Pts.

I think my problem was that I didn't understand the questions and was too hung up on the Bibles' methods. I've begun studying this time around by breakingdown every LR stimulus, their answers and the reasons, both logically and technically, for being incorrect, and studying what causes some Q to be more difficult than others for me.

I plan to review the Bibles, continue doing this with the PTs older than 42 and then come Dec.-Jan I will take Pts 42- most recent timed.

How far back do you think PTs are relevant to the moderns tests?


From my constant TLS stalking, I've understood that all PT's have some form of relevance. 56 and up are the most difficult. I'm planning on taking all of them.

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby nphsbuckeye » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:42 pm

jeremydc wrote:I am also using the Powerscore bible trilogy.

How's the RC Bible working for ya? I really haven't studied for the RC besides reading and taking practice exams.

I'm going to take the February and June LSATs. Originally I thought I would take the December and apply immediately afterward, but I want a greater score. So, I'll sacrifice a year and go from there (plus, some more work experience and what not in the meantime).

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Broncsfan » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:45 pm

I'm using this schedule: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/4- ... -plan.html

I figure 4 months is a good amount of time. Yeah, i'm doing the same thing nphs.

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Postby nphsbuckeye » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:51 pm

Broncsfan wrote:I'm using this schedule: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/4- ... -plan.html

I figure 4 months is a good amount of time. Yeah, i'm doing the same thing nphs.

Ultimately, I want to be an entrepreneur, so where I go wouldn't matter per se. However, giving myself from the end of the summer to June - almost a year! - should give me a better chance to get the highest score and go to a better score and meet better people. I'm not doing too great right now, but I believe I have a high ceiling, as I'm making quite a few silly mistakes that will hopefully disappear with time. Practice, practice, practice.

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby motiontodismiss » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:12 am

Joining the club. Thought I'd take the December test, but gave myself some more breathing room. 3 tests/week nonstop for 10 weeks is just insane.

Diag 155, March 2010, Goal 175, DNR @170.

Did the Powerscore trilogy, working on PrepTests along with an online course. I think I'll try the AtlasLSAT trilogy in addition to the PS stuff. Something about the PS LR techniques doesn't sit well with me (maybe they take long so it gets tossed out the window when I actually do PTs).

Did PTs 7-11, 13-15, 24-30, 32, and 33. Now moving on to 34-62 (Oct 2010), December 2010, and SuperPrep A, B and C. Two a week until a week before the test, then December 2010 the week of.

I've been at this for 2 months already btw.

Fall 2012 candidate/applicant.

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Postby Ginj » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:46 am

motiontodismiss wrote:Joining the club. Thought I'd take the December test, but gave myself some more breathing room. 3 tests/week nonstop for 10 weeks is just insane.

Diag 155, March 2010, Goal 175, DNR @170.

Did the Powerscore trilogy, working on PrepTests along with an online course. I think I'll try the AtlasLSAT trilogy in addition to the PS stuff. Something about the PS LR techniques doesn't sit well with me (maybe they take long so it gets tossed out the window when I actually do PTs).

Did PTs 7-11, 13-15, 24-30, 32, and 33. Now moving on to 34-62 (Oct 2010), December 2010, and SuperPrep A, B and C. Two a week until a week before the test, then December 2010 the week of.

I've been at this for 2 months already btw.

Fall 2012 candidate/applicant.


I admire your enthusiasm. Was it the LR diagrams that did it for you? I'm just now working my way through the LRB and am successfully confusing myself with all these letters flying around.

How much have you improved over the course of two months? I started with a 156, so we're in the same boat, really.

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Postby motiontodismiss » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:02 am

Ginj wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:Joining the club. Thought I'd take the December test, but gave myself some more breathing room. 3 tests/week nonstop for 10 weeks is just insane.

Diag 155, March 2010, Goal 175, DNR @170.

Did the Powerscore trilogy, working on PrepTests along with an online course. I think I'll try the AtlasLSAT trilogy in addition to the PS stuff. Something about the PS LR techniques doesn't sit well with me (maybe they take long so it gets tossed out the window when I actually do PTs).

Did PTs 7-11, 13-15, 24-30, 32, and 33. Now moving on to 34-62 (Oct 2010), December 2010, and SuperPrep A, B and C. Two a week until a week before the test, then December 2010 the week of.

I've been at this for 2 months already btw.

Fall 2012 candidate/applicant.


I admire your enthusiasm. Was it the LR diagrams that did it for you? I'm just now working my way through the LRB and am successfully confusing myself with all these letters flying around.

How much have you improved over the course of two months? I started with a 156, so we're in the same boat, really.


I really have no idea. I don't think I've improved that much- those untimed tests, while I unofficially kept myself to an hour/section, really ended up slowing me down and working against me on timed tests. I haven't taken a standard test until now and I'm taking a 30 minute test tonight, we'll see how it goes, I'm scoring mid 160's on 45 minute tests and before I moved down, 168-174 untimed (started study at 160-165 untimed). I'm hoping to get a 160 (on this time trial). 31 PrepTests at 5 minutes short should bring me up to 170, right?

I think the biggest thing was probably time. The Primary Objectives kind of went out the window when I was on my timed trials (although on the last PrepTest I scored my own personal record on LR: a -6 in 45 minutes). Too bad I got fucked on the RC (-10).

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Ginj » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:09 am

motiontodismiss wrote: I really have no idea. I don't think I've improved that much- those untimed tests, while I unofficially kept myself to an hour/section, really ended up slowing me down and working against me on timed tests. I haven't taken a standard test until now and I'm taking a 30 minute test tonight, we'll see how it goes, I'm scoring mid 160's on 45 minute tests and before I moved down, 168-174 untimed. I'm hoping to get a 160 (on this time trial). 31 PrepTests at 5 minutes short should bring me up to 170, right?


I hear it's a good method that will come in handy on test day. I'll eventually start doing that, too. I really need to slim down my LG timed sections. My brain likes to take its sweet little time on every question.

And I think that, judging by those scores (albeit untimed), you're showing a pretty big improvement. Congrats! You give me hope. :)

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby evolute » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:05 pm

Ginj wrote:Ooooo lookie what I found.

Time to reenergize this crap thread. I'm testing in February 2011 to apply for the Fall 2011 cycle. Anybody else with me? Huh? Anybody??


I'm taking the February 2011 LSAT.. approximately 4 months to go!!!

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby nphsbuckeye » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:36 pm

Is it me, or does February seem to be right around the corner?

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby motiontodismiss » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:09 pm

nphsbuckeye wrote:Is it me, or does February seem to be right around the corner?


It is right around the corner.

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Ginj » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:13 pm

motiontodismiss wrote:
nphsbuckeye wrote:Is it me, or does February seem to be right around the corner?


It is right around the corner.


Kind of scary, but I scored substantially better on my PT this morning after three weeks of studying, so I'm feeling optimistic. :D

Are you guys applying this cycle or next cycle?

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby groberts » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:30 pm

Count me in for the Feb 11 test/Fall 2012 cycle. It may be early, but Feb gives me breathing room to retake in June and begin apps in the fall. Since I work now and am busy with kids, four-five months to study is ideal, since I can't put in a lot of time every day.

I've gone through the LG and LG Bibles and am working through those PTs. Will tackle RC in Nov. and start on modern full PTs in Dec/Jan.

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Ginj » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:05 pm

groberts wrote:Count me in for the Feb 11 test/Fall 2012 cycle. It may be early, but Feb gives me breathing room to retake in June and begin apps in the fall. Since I work now and am busy with kids, four-five months to study is ideal, since I can't put in a lot of time every day.

I've gone through the LG and LG Bibles and am working through those PTs. Will tackle RC in Nov. and start on modern full PTs in Dec/Jan.


What are your diagnostic and ideal scores, groberts?

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby groberts » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:25 pm

Ginj wrote:
groberts wrote:Count me in for the Feb 11 test/Fall 2012 cycle. It may be early, but Feb gives me breathing room to retake in June and begin apps in the fall. Since I work now and am busy with kids, four-five months to study is ideal, since I can't put in a lot of time every day.

I've gone through the LG and LG Bibles and am working through those PTs. Will tackle RC in Nov. and start on modern full PTs in Dec/Jan.


What are your diagnostic and ideal scores, groberts?


Diagnostic was 165, ideal is 170+. I'm afraid my ceiling is rather low, as with other standardized tests. In fact, I need to find tips that specifically address that, because my biggest problem is not missing questions in which there is room for improvement, but in missing questions I know I would never have gotten, even when reviewing the right answer and why it's right.

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby motiontodismiss » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:19 am

Ginj wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:
nphsbuckeye wrote:Is it me, or does February seem to be right around the corner?


It is right around the corner.


Kind of scary, but I scored substantially better on my PT this morning after three weeks of studying, so I'm feeling optimistic. :D

Are you guys applying this cycle or next cycle?


Next cycle. And I'm still scoring in the 150's. That's even more scary. Oh well, 28 PTs to go, so hopefully by the time I get to PT62, I'll be much better prepared.

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby lennonist » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:21 am

Joining the club!

After my Oct fiasco, retaking in Feb (hence applying next year).
Got a 174 (-9 wrong) last week on the June 01 PT. Taking a week to go over strategies. Then PT every other day until Feb.

Have yet to break 175 on a PT.

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby butter33 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:51 pm

i'm in for feb.

i just did my first test and got 162 - i want to get at least 170. do you think i can get it by feb? how many points can you realistically improve your score? i live on the other side of the world and i have holidays until the feb lsat, so i'm going to do as many preptests as i can.

possible?

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Re: The Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby motiontodismiss » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:25 am

I got up to 166/165 before I burned out in a blaze and took like 3 days off of studying for the LSAT. I'm officially afraid for my PT scores. It'll probably be in the lower 160s. Sigh.

This sucks. I've lost all motivation, now that I have some belief in my head about a viable option B.




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