Are you ready for total DOMINATION?!! (Feb. 2011)

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:28 am

8675309 wrote:So... when they say undisclosed, does that mean we just get the score and the percentile? Or do they give us our raw score and a conversion chart too?

Score only

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby 8675309 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:35 pm

LSpleaseee wrote:
8675309 wrote:So... when they say undisclosed, does that mean we just get the score and the percentile? Or do they give us our raw score and a conversion chart too?

Score only


Damn. I knew it was undisclosed, but didn't know it was that bad.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby duckz » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:06 pm

bailed on feb lsat and rescheduled for oct, oh well around $400 down the drain for setting up a non published test center but I have been out and about lately with no time to study.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby DarkPhantom » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:19 pm

So i've been studying my friends' bibles but they aren't the recent...I was somehow tempted to get the 2009/2008 editions - any real advantage in doing so?

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:23 pm

DarkPhantom wrote:So i've been studying my friends' bibles but they aren't the recent...I was somehow tempted to get the 2009/2008 editions - any real advantage in doing so?

Not really. If you plan on taking most of the recent tests as PT's then the more recent bibles will ruin some games for you (aka you'll see them before you take the PT's). I don't think anything about their strategy has changed that much. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby DarkPhantom » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:29 pm

Great, so i'll avoid the newer ones than. I have the last few PTs ready which will be taken during the weeks prior to Feb 12...

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:29 pm

DarkPhantom wrote:Great, so i'll avoid the newer ones than. I have the last few PTs ready which will be taken during the weeks prior to Feb 12...

Me too. Good luck! :D

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby 8675309 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:14 pm

Yeah, I'm using the games bible right now and it seems to help. It's an older version too. I also just ordered the workbook for that and the LR. Here's to hoping those drills beat me up enough :)

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:50 pm

Just did a timed LG section and got through all 4 games with -2. I know this isn't a huge deal for some of you guys but it is for me. Looks like SOME of my work has paid off. So happy right now.

It was PT 45. I know the 40's have easier games so I'm taking it with a grain of salt but I'm still very happyyyy.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby acadec » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:49 am

Nice! -2 on LG is really good for anyone, imo.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:35 am

acadec wrote:Nice! -2 on LG is really good for anyone, imo.

Yeah, I usually don't make it through all 4 games so it was pretty amazing for me. I did another section and got -0. Crossing my fingers for these not to be an anomaly. :?

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby vissidarte27 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:30 pm

Did anyone else experience a large drop in score when going from some of the earlier PTs (like 38) to some of the later ones (like 52)?

I've been scoring between 168 and 173, but I did PT 52 today and it kicked my butt. After the first two sections alone, I was -13 for a 167. (I'm working now, or else I'd finish and give a final score.)

Is that normal? I actually ran out of time on LG and had to guess on two questions (in addition to missing more than I've ever missed on previous tests), which has never happened to me before, and LR kicked my butt even though I finished the section thinking I'd miss 3 at the most (I missed 7). It feels sneakier than the earlier tests and I can't quite figure out why.

Have any of you experienced this yet? My score will go back up, right? Here I was thinking that I was going to kick the LSAT's ass and get the 170 I need without too many problems, and now I'm kind of worried about it.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:38 pm

I haven't personally experienced this but I've heard it from a lot of people. Many people experience drops in their score when going from the earlier tests to the ones in the 50's. LR changed because they started asking more of certain questions and less of others (I can't remember which types at the moment but I'll try to look it up for you). Games get kind of tricky again (after the easy 40's) and RC gets a bit more difficult also, I believe.

ETA: Yes, your score will go back up. You still have a whole month left!

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Kabuo » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:33 pm

The deadline is coming up fast, so I decided to take a full PT today to see where I stand. Took PT 42 and went -0 LG, -2 LR1, -3 RC, -1 LR2. 95 raw, 175 scaled. This is about the cutoff I had set to determine whether or not I'd retake, so I just registered and am now officially in.

I'm glad I'm acing games again, but the 40s are rumored to be easy. Somewhat concerned about the RC, but hopefully it will come back to me before test day.

For the posters above wondering about whether a drop is normal when going from the 30s to the 50s, it happened to me. When I first got to the 50s, the LR started kicking my ass (-6 overall compared to a usual -3), and RC became my worst section. I think it was just being unused to the comparative reading, because as I took a few, I ended up getting back to -1s and -0s. I guess what I'm trying to say is that yes, it's harder, but it's the same basic stuff and you get used to it after awhile.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby motiontodismiss » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:33 pm

I'm about one bad PT score away from ditching the LSAT altogether. Last one was a 156. Ugh.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby risktaker » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:45 pm

Only taking two PTs before this test, the October 2010 PT and December 2010 PT. Just took October 2010 PT today and scored a 161. Did well on all sections besides RC, on which I got a -13. RC sucks! I am going to start reading more and doing back to back to back RC sections before I do the Dec 2010 PT. I am shooting for 165 or higher on Feb test. I just need to improve RC and I can hit that score. Won't post here till I take Dec 2010 PT. Good luck to all.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:55 pm

motiontodismiss wrote:I'm about one bad PT score away from ditching the LSAT altogether. Last one was a 156. Ugh.

Don't give up! (but possibly postpone) Where are your weaknesses? What are you doing to study?

risktaker wrote:Only taking two PTs before this test, the October 2010 PT and December 2010 PT. Just took October 2010 PT today and scored a 161. Did well on all sections besides RC, on which I got a -13. RC sucks! I am going to start reading more and doing back to back to back RC sections before I do the Dec 2010 PT. I am shooting for 165 or higher on Feb test. I just need to improve RC and I can hit that score. Won't post here till I take Dec 2010 PT. Good luck to all.

Why are you only taking 2 PT's?

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby risktaker » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:04 pm

I have exhausted all other LSAT material in preparation for the previous tests I took. I have already taken the LSAT 3 times. This will be my 4th time and I feel as ready as I will ever be. No point in taking tests I have already seen 3 times before. Oct and Dec are only tests I have not seen.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby 99.9luft » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:07 pm

risktaker wrote:I have exhausted all other LSAT material in preparation for the previous tests I took. I have already taken the LSAT 3 times. This will be my 4th time and I feel as ready as I will ever be. No point in taking tests I have already seen 3 times before. Oct and Dec are only tests I have not seen.


not necessarily true. After a month or two, you are likely to forget the questions. I'm in similar shoes, and drilling certain skills is mandatory as a practice method, regardless of how many times you've done a particular PT.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:09 pm

Hm, I would take PT's that I had seen before just for the practice and to maintain the rhythm of taking the tests. I'm retaking and I'm going to take a lot of the 50's PT's over again. I think it will still be beneficial because I was scoring in the 150's and low 160's when I took them. If I'm still scoring that low there is still more to learn and more to practice. (This is just my personal opinion and I realize you didn't ask for my advice!)

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby motiontodismiss » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:47 pm

LSpleaseee wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:I'm about one bad PT score away from ditching the LSAT altogether. Last one was a 156. Ugh.

Don't give up! (but possibly postpone) Where are your weaknesses? What are you doing to study?



Dunno, I'm taking preptests and redoing the questions I got wrong, but I guess my weakness would be when I have a bad day my score just goes to shit. PT46 was a 164 so I was feeling okay about it, but that 156 a week ago sent me into a weeklong depression, given that I've been at this thing for 4 months.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:42 am

motiontodismiss wrote:Dunno, I'm taking preptests and redoing the questions I got wrong, but I guess my weakness would be when I have a bad day my score just goes to shit. PT46 was a 164 so I was feeling okay about it, but that 156 a week ago sent me into a weeklong depression, given that I've been at this thing for 4 months.

Well take it from someone who is NOT good at the LSAT (155 in October). It does get better but it takes a lot of repetition and time to finally get things to click.

What section(s) are your weaknesses in?

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby motiontodismiss » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:04 am

LSpleaseee wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:Dunno, I'm taking preptests and redoing the questions I got wrong, but I guess my weakness would be when I have a bad day my score just goes to shit. PT46 was a 164 so I was feeling okay about it, but that 156 a week ago sent me into a weeklong depression, given that I've been at this thing for 4 months.

Well take it from someone who is NOT good at the LSAT (155 in October). It does get better but it takes a lot of repetition and time to finally get things to click.

What section(s) are your weaknesses in?


From weakest to strongest, Reading comp>>LR>>LG. I'm trying to read IHT and The Economist to increase my reading speed but it's not working. Oh well, maybe it'll have some effect on the GMAT.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:15 am

motiontodismiss wrote:From weakest to strongest, Reading comp>>LR>>LG. I'm trying to read IHT and The Economist to increase my reading speed but it's not working. Oh well, maybe it'll have some effect on the GMAT.

I know it's hard to improve RC, but LR is definitely something that you can improve on. It's the one that benefits the most from practice practice practice IMO. But good luck with whatever you decide to do! <3

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby acadec » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:10 pm

Last night I dreamed that I was getting my score February back. I opened the envelope (everyone was mailed their score, for some reason) and saw that I'd gotten a 180. I was ecstatic, but then Anne Hathaway pushed me in a pool and I woke up.




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