DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby almostthereee » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:41 pm

PT 61, decided today was a good day to revisit Oct 9. I literally had flashes of when I was in the classroom... I looked at the answers but I never matched them up to the questions. So to me, this was a new test and it did feel like one since I didn't remember most of it and when I did, I didn't know which one was the correct answer anyways.

RC - 7 :|
LR1 - 3
LG - 8 :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: FDSLKFSDLKFDJKLSFSLJSFL
LR2 - 2

81 scaled. Dunno what this converts to since LSAC is not loading my pdfs all of a sudden..

I guess I feel okay about this... both LR's went up compared to test day. RC went down by 2 (shows you my inconsistency...) and LG actually went up by 3 even though it's a shitty score. On test day, I forgot to start my timer and it completely threw me off so that's why I bombed. I have no excuse today though. I missed 4 on the nursing game which makes me believe I made an incorrect inference since I was blazing through that game and was very confident about my answers.

This test is pretty consistent with how I'm doing. LR is now my most consistent section. LG and RC are a hit or miss.

Gonna review this tomorrow at work.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby 2014 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:58 pm

PT 58 - 93 Raw, 172 Scaled
-1 LR
-3 RC
-1 LG
-3 LR

I am really happy with the first LR section which I thought was harder than the last. -3 on RC is right at my average, and I'm hoping for -1 or -2 on test day, but would be content with -3. It has been a very long time since I -0'd LG and it is starting to piss me off. I seriously get -1 every single time obviously for a stupid mistake, and it is simply leaving points on the table that doesn't have to happen. -3 on the last LR is a little disappointing, though one of them I would have missed even if I had all the time in the world.

What kind of sucks is that each of those sections individually I would not be disappointed or surprised with at all, yet together, I'm not happy with the 172. I need to step it up...

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby jwmalone87 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:05 am

Just took PT 58 as well, and...BROKE INTO THE 170s FOR THE FIRST TIME!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I'm not sure if it's because this one had an exceptionally easy games section or what (felt that way), but dammit I don't really care.

LR -4
RC -2
LG -3
LR -2

Scaled score: 170

I've previously been fluctuating anywhere from 163 to 168. Kinda wish I could take this December test tomorrow while my confidence is still high.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby 2014 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:48 am

jwmalone87 wrote:Just took PT 58 as well, and...BROKE INTO THE 170s FOR THE FIRST TIME!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I'm not sure if it's because this one had an exceptionally easy games section or what (felt that way), but dammit I don't really care.

LR -4
RC -2
LG -3
LR -2

Scaled score: 170

I've previously been fluctuating anywhere from 163 to 168. Kinda wish I could take this December test tomorrow while my confidence is still high.

Take my first and 3rd sections, your 2nd and 4th, and we have us a pretty good score :P

Congrats hitting 170 for the first time though, it is a huge step especially for your confidence. It can be easy to think that it is an insurmountable barrier until you hit it, but once you do, you should strive to stay there!

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Pleasye » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:28 am

I've decided not to take the December test and postpone till February. I just don't feel ready and do not want a repeat of October. Good luck everyone! <3

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Nonok » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:31 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:With a little over a week left until the test, I have started to seriously reassess my law school plans. I have not been able to meet my LSAT goals after months of studying. It fracking sucks, but it's time to plan realistically.

What are your goals? Don't give up!

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby akili » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:55 pm

PT 57
LG -1 :D F YOU MAUVE DINOSAURS!
LR -1
LR -1
RC -3 :?

Raw 95
Scaled 175 (I could score TEN POINTS lower and still be friggin' ecstatic!)

Hell yes. I think I might have even gone higher, but I was very distracted during RC and just wanted to get it over with. It felt very very good to score so high on recent tests too. My plan is to take 58-60 (and maybe a 40-something) by the end of this weekend and spend all of next week just drilling games and practicing on my weak spots. I'm taking PT60 on Saturday morning to "simulate test situations." I need to get on a better sleep schedule too.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby yezzir » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:06 pm

Got a 175 today! I recently tweaked my RC strategy and it has definitely helped. A lot of people don't recommend the RC Bible but it is very useful imo; I agree that it is not worth the 60 bucks but I skimmed it at Borders in one sitting and it has helped me push toward those last 2-3 crucial points.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Nonok » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:21 pm

akili wrote:PT 57
LG -1 :D F YOU MAUVE DINOSAURS!
LR -1
LR -1
RC -3 :?

Raw 95
Scaled 175 (I could score TEN POINTS lower and still be friggin' ecstatic!)

Hell yes. I think I might have even gone higher, but I was very distracted during RC and just wanted to get it over with. It felt very very good to score so high on recent tests too. My plan is to take 58-60 (and maybe a 40-something) by the end of this weekend and spend all of next week just drilling games and practicing on my weak spots. I'm taking PT60 on Saturday morning to "simulate test situations." I need to get on a better sleep schedule too.

I got 175 on PT57 too with -3 on RC!!!! LG -0 though! Gratz us~

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby akili » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:37 pm

Nonok wrote:
akili wrote:PT 57
LG -1 :D F YOU MAUVE DINOSAURS!
LR -1
LR -1
RC -3 :?

Raw 95
Scaled 175 (I could score TEN POINTS lower and still be friggin' ecstatic!)

Hell yes. I think I might have even gone higher, but I was very distracted during RC and just wanted to get it over with. It felt very very good to score so high on recent tests too. My plan is to take 58-60 (and maybe a 40-something) by the end of this weekend and spend all of next week just drilling games and practicing on my weak spots. I'm taking PT60 on Saturday morning to "simulate test situations." I need to get on a better sleep schedule too.

I got 175 on PT57 too with -3 on RC!!!! LG -0 though! Gratz us~


December Domination, right!? :D

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby jwmalone87 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:24 pm

akili wrote:PT 57
LG -1 :D F YOU MAUVE DINOSAURS!
LR -1
LR -1
RC -3 :?

Raw 95
Scaled 175 (I could score TEN POINTS lower and still be friggin' ecstatic!)

Hell yes. I think I might have even gone higher, but I was very distracted during RC and just wanted to get it over with. It felt very very good to score so high on recent tests too. My plan is to take 58-60 (and maybe a 40-something) by the end of this weekend and spend all of next week just drilling games and practicing on my weak spots. I'm taking PT60 on Saturday morning to "simulate test situations." I need to get on a better sleep schedule too.


Dood, only getting one wrong on LG, considering the dinosaur game, is very admirable. Looks like you're good to go, man.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kpuc » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:49 am

All-time high! PT 41.

LR 1: -1
Exp RC (PT 30): -1
LG: -0
LR 2: -2
RC: -0

Raw: 98
Score: 179

I think my LG drilling is paying off. I can usually finish the first game in 4-5 minutes, and spend at most 9 minutes on the others. Gives me a couple of minutes to spare in the end.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby vttran9 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:50 am

What is everyone's schedule like for next week?

I am taking 2 PT's tomorrow, one on Saturday at the test center and one on Sunday. I am not sure what to do for the final week.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kpuc » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:36 am

vttran9 wrote:What is everyone's schedule like for next week?

I am taking 2 PT's tomorrow, one on Saturday at the test center and one on Sunday. I am not sure what to do for the final week.


I'm on a re-take, so I'm taking it easier this time around. Plus, I only have 2 PTs left anyway.

Gonna finish my Cambridge LG by Type book, doing about 6-8 games a day. Gonna go over every LG from PTs 52-59. Gonna do a few LRs and RCs (outside of my PTs) to stay sharp.

During the last week before the LSAT, I wouldn't do more than 3 PTs. I think 2 is ideal, with consistent drilling on your weakest section.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby ack » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:36 am

just switched from digital countdown timer to cheap analog wristwatch. today's lsat scores... 171, 172... down from last week's 173, 178. i'm screwed.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby aesis » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:42 am

ack wrote:just switched from digital countdown timer to cheap analog wristwatch. today's lsat scores... 171, 172... down from last week's 173, 178. i'm screwed.


You're fine, don't worry about it. You have an internal clock -- stick to it and refer to your watch every 2 pages / passage / game.

Today's PT report:
PT 59
LG #35 exp 23/23
LG 22/23
LR1 25/26
LR2 23/25
RC 26/27
96 --> 178

Two more PTs to go!

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby FishOil » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:53 am

I also revisited the Oct. 9 test today, felt like new. Damn Lightfoot screwed me again :| lol

LR1 -2
RC -3
LR2 -0 (Woot, clean sections are always nice!)
G -4 BOO!

Scaled 172. A little disappointing seeing that I have already taken this test at a 170. Also my previous three PTs have been 179, 174, 174. O well, I would still be happy with a two point improvement NEXT weekend Oh Me Gosh.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby AshtonB » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:24 am

Just curious as to how many people are drilling PTs they've previously worked on. I'm getting perfect/near-perfect scores on some sections, but that's because the correct answers are still somewhere in the recesses of my memory. Not very indicative of how well I'm going to do on a brand new exam, unfortunately.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby androstan » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:38 pm

PT56 (Dec. 2008):

AR: -6 (ouch, I had to guess on the last 4, I just can't go fast enough. The other two I read my diagram backwards :/)
LR: -1
LR: -2
RC: -1

90 correct, 171. Again, I'll take it! I really need to be in top form on AR for test day if I'm going to get up to 172/3. That's above GULC's 75th, which is basically my only chance there.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby lisavj » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:54 pm

PrepTest C

LG -4 (stupid last problem, totally freaked out and couldn't get it)
LR1 -1
LR2 -5 (this is troubling)
RC -2

raw 89, scaled 172

...and another one tomorrow. For today I'm going to go over what I got wrong (and why), and then finish reading through the LRB.

On an aside - I bought a book from Borders and realized after I was partway through the first test that someone had bought it before me, made very light marks in it and returned it. Couldn't really take it back after *I* had written in it, but at the same time it totally threw me off, b/c I would second guess myself based on the other person's answers (even though I eventually realized they were generally wrong, and finally was smart enough to go through and look for the stupid marks before taking a PT and erase 'em...)

edit: I'm not re-doing any tests...of course I haven't *done* all the tests. I tend to instead focus on which problems I got wrong and more importantly WHY I got them wrong so I can identify my weakest areas and drill those.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby 2014 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:01 pm

PT 59 - 95 Raw, 177 scaled

-3 LG ( :oops: )
-1 LR ( :D )
-0 LR ( :D :D)
-2 RC ( :D :D :D)

I ran out of time on LG and missed 3 on the last game. Totally inexplicable, and had I -0'd that as I wanted, this is a 180 test. However, THRILLED with the result. I -0'd Noguchi, and -2ing overall on RC is better than my average and I would be so happy with that on Dec. 11. I am feeling extremely confident with LR thanks to the prep class and corresponding homework, and it clearly paid off on this one.

Next up is PT 60, which I got a 168 on 2 days before October and didn't bother to review because I was too pissed off, meaning it is still a fresh PT for me. I really hope I can keep it up, I feel soooo much better about this test than October's despite only really prepping for 3-4 weeks for this one.

And I can't take PT 61 and consider it valid at all :( I was too involved with debating the tough LRs on here and I almost assuredly remember all of their answers. Oh well...

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby ack » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:31 pm

aesis wrote:
ack wrote:just switched from digital countdown timer to cheap analog wristwatch. today's lsat scores... 171, 172... down from last week's 173, 178. i'm screwed.


You're fine, don't worry about it. You have an internal clock -- stick to it and refer to your watch every 2 pages / passage / game.

Today's PT report:
PT 59
LG #35 exp 23/23
LG 22/23
LR1 25/26
LR2 23/25
RC 26/27
96 --> 178

Two more PTs to go!


It's not the general timing, it's the timing of the last few minutes of the test, where seconds count, and I need to know if I've got time to change an answer, or if i've got 2 or 3 or 2.5 minutes left to finish another 4 questions in RC. With the analog watch I can only tell the time left with a +/- 1 or 2 minutes accuracy.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby lakers3peat » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:37 pm

Just took PT 36..

Raw score 86 = 167.


I'd be pretty happy getting that...


I'm more surprised that LSAT blog has PrepTest 36 (December 2001), Game 3 - Window and aisle seats on a bus (Advanced Linear) on the list of top 10 hardest games... it took me 7 minutes to do this game.. I had a harder time with Game 1, deciding which fruits can be part of the fruit stand =\ Grouping games suck hard man.

Also the fucking UPS guy had to blow my doorbell for a good minute and a half before I decided to pause my timer, run down stairs, sign for the package and get my copy of October 2010 LSAT... I was mad at the time until I realized what I had just received! Also my score could only have been better given that I spent a minute wondering, should I answer or keep or working? stop timer or keep going?


Either way, I NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAVE TIME ON THESE DAMN GROUPING GAMES!!!!!!!! /rant off

Hope you are all sleeping well cause I am NOT ha :)

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby lakers3peat » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:44 pm

AshtonB wrote:Just curious as to how many people are drilling PTs they've previously worked on. I'm getting perfect/near-perfect scores on some sections, but that's because the correct answers are still somewhere in the recesses of my memory. Not very indicative of how well I'm going to do on a brand new exam, unfortunately.



I'm basically in your position. I'm taking 'new' practice tests but I took a prep course that bundles everything into specific question types so on almost every practice test, I see a question that I remember doing in class/for homework. When it is just a familiar question, I don't trip out about biasing my result because I still have to do go through the logical thought process. But sometimes, if its a question that we discussed in class for like 30 minutes, I usually know the answer without even thinking about it and that definitely does bias your score cause not only are you getting 1 more question right, you have 1-3 minutes of your time to better consider other questions on the test. I wouldn't trip out too hard about it though...The scores you are getting on practice tests right now mean literally nothing. It's what happens on game day that you should concern yourself with. On an another note, I JUST got my copy for October 2010, if you didn't already take October, I recommend hitting up cambridgelsat and buying it online in text format(it might be too late to order + deliver). And also, I might consider taking a few minutes off of your timer when practice testing because if you are indeed remember questions, you are going to trick yourself into thinking that you are finishing well ahead of time and on the actual test day, you might see a whole plethora of new questions you aren't familiar with then freak out and panick when you are 15 questions in at the same rate you were practice testing 19 questions in. Just my .02.




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