Retaking October Thread

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby balzern » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:10 am

Think we could get this thread to the number of pages the June thread was at - and then change it to the waiting thread again?? haha good times...

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby moxiepostulate » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:13 am

Ending my lurking and signing on with y'all for October. Took June but canceled as soon as I verified which games section was experimental :roll:

I was averaging 170-174 in practice tests, with a few 168's and 176+'s. I took the last few weeks off after the June over-thinking/over-stressing debacle, and scored a 174 on my first "get back in the groove" test yesterday. Made me feel justified in the cancel, because I estimate I scored 167-171 tops, even with the generous curve. Le sigh...

I took most of the prep-tests before June, but I'm not uber concerned because finding zen-mode and regulating my pacing and concentration is primarily what I need to work on, rather than any question type or material. Aside from maybe a few older game type reviews... *cough nightmare cough*

I decided to order the super-prep with 3 February tests I've never seen in addition to printing out minty fresh copies of all the tests I've already taken. Nothing seemed too familiar on my retake yesterday, and it was useful to see the questions I got wrong twice in a row. So, lack of fresh materials aside, I think things are looking rosy for an October retake 8)

I'm also thinking of taking up chi-running to work on my mindset, and hiking/swimming/sailing as much as possible this summer. Boo yeah, stress relief.

Glad to be in the mix with y'all!

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby truffleshuffle » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:41 am

3|ink wrote:
How does one acquire PTs? Is there a website where you can buy/download them?


(cough)Torrents(cough)

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby Albatross » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:58 am

truffleshuffle wrote:
3|ink wrote:
How does one acquire PTs? Is there a website where you can buy/download them?


(cough)Torrents(cough)


I hate to concur, but +1000000000000000.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby beidoun » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:27 am

Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby 3|ink » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:30 am

Albatross wrote:
truffleshuffle wrote:
3|ink wrote:
How does one acquire PTs? Is there a website where you can buy/download them?


(cough)Torrents(cough)


I hate to concur, but +1000000000000000.


Bah. That'd take years.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby am060459 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:34 am

beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?


hell yea. just started yesterday with logical reasoning (Must Be True). plan on studying this month and PTing in September.

good luck.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby lastch2 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:18 pm

beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?


yes! i was so enthused right after i got my june score back, now i'm just a big lsat turd at studying.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby Snoring Meatball » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:24 pm

beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?


Big time, especially because I spent all spring studying and now face spending my August weekends in the library. I'm spending next week at the beach and keep telling myself I'll dive back in when I return. Meh.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby nillumin » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:38 pm

beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?


Yessir. I am digging deep for some motivation.

Just started studying, and like poster above, hopefully will start practice testing by September.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:30 pm

Snoring Meatball wrote:
beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?


Big time, especially because I spent all spring studying and now face spending my August weekends in the library. I'm spending next week at the beach and keep telling myself I'll dive back in when I return. Meh.


Same. I probably won't start studying for at least another couple of weeks realistically.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby 3|ink » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:33 pm

Knockglock wrote:
Snoring Meatball wrote:
beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?


Big time, especially because I spent all spring studying and now face spending my August weekends in the library. I'm spending next week at the beach and keep telling myself I'll dive back in when I return. Meh.


Same. I probably won't start studying for at least another couple of weeks realistically.


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Give me 1,000 contrapositives!

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:34 pm

3|ink wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
Snoring Meatball wrote:
beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?


Big time, especially because I spent all spring studying and now face spending my August weekends in the library. I'm spending next week at the beach and keep telling myself I'll dive back in when I return. Meh.


Same. I probably won't start studying for at least another couple of weeks realistically.


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Give me 1,000 contrapositives!


hahahaha :lol:

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby beidoun » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:11 pm

I feel better now, I am not the only one slacking.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby am060459 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:15 pm

scored a 159 on the june lsat (which is about my average). my highest PT when i was studying for the june lsat was a 161.

started studying for the retake last week. i plan on taking a PT within a week to see how im doing. shooting for a 160+ in october.

kinda sucks cuz i think i peaked around a 159-161.

good luck all

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:41 pm

beidoun wrote:Is anyone else having troubling getting back into LSAT studying mode?

meeeeeeeeeee

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby OklahomasOK » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:09 pm

Started back up again yesterday. Pretty depressing opening my clear gallon bag to get my #2 pencils and analog watch.

Worked an untouched games section from 36 and then today worked an LR and Games from Superprep. My timing is SLOW, but that's relative to me working entire games sections in 25-28 minutes.

I'm not taking nearly as much of a "balls to the wall" approach as I did the first time. I have maybe 20 PT's to do, then I'm winding it down come October 1st. I don't want to get burned out this time. I did notice, whilst working LR, my reading comp was better and I didn't second guess at all. It would be nice to have the sort of refreshed clarity in about two months.

Full PT either tomorrow or Thursday. It's tough to get motivation when I know I have a great shot at getting into one of my top 3 schools even with my piss poor score.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby am060459 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:51 am

studying for about two weeks. done some LR RC and LG practice (this will be third week). taking, or will try to take, a PT this sunday. hoping for at least 160. scored a 159 in june and pt average was around 158.

good luck all.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby Ragged » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:44 am

Retards.... retaking the LSAT.. lol ... errr... I mean, any tips on how to improve RC? :mrgreen:

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby moxiepostulate » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:34 am

I think part of my motivation problem for getting back into studying is that my major flaw in June was over-stressing. I wigged out on the first section and didn't get my groove back until the last few sections.

I've taken two practice tests since and I'm at the upper range of my scores, things are alright. I think I'll start back with one weekly practice test this next week, with just a tidbit of review. But frankly, anything more than that and I'll risk getting too antsy once again. So, instead of studying several times a week I'm doing my best to get out, have fun, even occasionally get laid. It definitely helps...

Managed to snag a new job as a legal assistant for the year, so while I'm not studying at least I'm padding my resume a little and finding out just what the hell I'm getting myself into :P

Good vibes and happy continued studying to all.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby am060459 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:35 pm

im being so nonchalant about the retake even though i should be studying more. i guess its the fact that i only need to score at least 1 point higher. i will start PTing september.

man oh man the difference between a 159 and a 160.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby Knock » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:46 pm

am060459 wrote:im being so nonchalant about the retake even though i should be studying more. i guess its the fact that i only need to score at least 1 point higher. i will start PTing september.

man oh man the difference between a 159 and a 160.


Yeah, I haven't really started PT'ing or studying yet either. I will when I get back from vacation at the end of August.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby am060459 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:18 pm

im taking the june 2007 lsat this sunday to see where im at. hopefully im doing better.

enjoy ur vacation.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby am060459 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:34 am

eh so i took the june 2007 test sunday (4 section test) and scored a 159. at least i didnt go lower.

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Re: Retaking October Thread

Postby JohnnyTrojan08 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:49 am

moxiepostulate wrote:I'm not uber concerned because finding zen-mode and regulating my pacing and concentration is primarily what I need to work on, rather than any question type or material.


Welcome to my world, circa 2007. Hence the name of my blog, hence the post about me moving from 172 to 180. Guys, hate to break it to you, but get your collective rears in gear to change whatever brought you down. :twisted:




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