I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

jblev2
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I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby jblev2 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:37 pm

Did I rush and make errors or was I just that on the ball? Any psychics who know the answers I chose and the correct answers to Dec 11 Lsat?

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby ren2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:42 pm

Well, do you typically finish early?

I will say, speaking for myself at least, I always spend at least 30 min on LR because I sacrifice accuracy if I don't.

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby 3|ink » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:56 pm

You're either one of the smartest men alive or you panicked and picked answers without thinking. You don't want to know the odds between the two.

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby kkklick » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:05 pm

In personal experience, even PT's I did 3 times, I never finished earlier than 27 minutes. The last LR was easier than the first, I finished in about 30 minutes, but I don't see how you did it in 20 expect at least a mistake or 2 from rushing. Or maybe you were so pumped you were almost done you just ripped it up.

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby Eyetalian » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:24 pm

I honestly don't mean to pile on, but in my experience, it is bad news to finish with much more than 7-8 minutes left. I can recall several practice sessions when I finished with 10+ minutes feeling confident only to find out later that I had missed several questions. Same thing happened to me on the October RC.

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby Chimica » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:44 pm

I finished both LR in 25 minutes..kinda.. I left at least 2 questions blank and others with question marks. I have a hard time thinking while panicking so I want just a few questions to worry about near the end.

I use every single second of the next 10 minutes figuring out those last questions.

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:47 pm

ren2011 wrote:Well, do you typically finish early?
That's what she said? Sorry, really bored at work.

OP, if you felt good at the end of the 20 minutes, I'd try to trust that instinct. Sometimes the LR sections just feel so easy. Certain wordings/topics make for easier sections.

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby HowdyYall » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:48 pm

dont entertain this guy, he's a troll, check out his other threads

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:59 pm

It all depends on how you personally are affected by adrenaline and nerves. For me, it just makes me super focused. But if you were really nervous or jumpy, it may have negatively affected your concentration.

I finished the Oct. exam far faster than any prep test I'd taken. I never had any trouble with time on RC or LR, but on the big day I finished with 10 (RC), 15 (LR) and 10 (LR) minutes to spare, which was crazy fast, even for me. I finished both LG sections (I had the exp. LG) comfortably on time, which was also faster than my norm. Ended up with a 171, 3 points higher than my PT average.

So no, finishing abnormally early is not necessarily the kiss of death. It totally depends on the person.

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Re: I finished the lsat LR in 20 minutes, is that good or bad

Postby iWayneState » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Unfortunately, I had a bad experience with this in October. I still finished early this last test but not 10 minutes before.




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