The Official February 2011 Waiting Thread

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:31 pm

Man I can't wait until we find out the curve.

OH WAIT

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby vissidarte27 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:35 pm

Yeah...

The upside of that is that, if I do as crappily as I anticipate, I can be like "Whatever, it was probably some crazy -8 curve" and possibly convince myself that it wasn't my fault.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby delusional » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:21 pm

Ah the good old days... December seems so long ago, waitaitaitaitaiting... My prayers are with you. May you all receive your dream scores, and never ever ever ever have to open the LSAT section of TLS again!

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby EvanC » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:08 pm

Thinking I got a 164 or 165. Roll call on June LSAT?

I'm preparing in a combination of the ways I prepared for this and December. For December I did about 5 or 6 PTs and worked through a little over half of the LG Bible and some of the LR Bible. For this one I didn't do much actual LSAT prep but played a ton of Sudoku to work on my conditional ideas. This made my LG performance average about 6 points higher in practice - no joke. I also started reading some dense literature.

For June, I'm reading Foucault, Derrida, etc non-stop, working my way through all the Powerscore Bibles and maybe the LG Bible twice. I have about 20-30 PTs left and I want to work through all of them and I'm going to be playing Sudoku through all my CRMJ classes :D

I'm pumped and I want a 175+... My individual sections have been high enough alone to earn it but I have to get that consistency on every section and this is the only way for me to do it. Yup.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby Revolver066 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:22 pm

Woo, another waiting thread to wallow in! At least I'll know what day the scores will come out. I reallllly think I did worse than my lest LSAT, but for some reason I feel like going down with the ship

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:35 pm

EvanC wrote:For June, I'm reading Foucault, Derrida, etc non-stop . . .


French theorists are not good LSAT practice. Granted, I might be biased by my hatred of French theorists, but here is a passage from Derrida (from a randomly chosen book on a randomly chosen page):

Deliberately impenetrable hack wrote:We already have a foreboding that phonocentrism merges with the historical determination of the meaning of being in general as presence, with all the subdeterminations which depend on this general form and which organize within it their system and their historical sequence (presence of the thing to the sight as eidos, presence as substance/essence/existence, temporal presence at point of the now or of the moment, the self-presence of the cogito, consciousness, subjectivity, the co-presence of the other and of the self, intersubjectivity as the intentional phenomenon of the ego, and so forth). Logocentrism would thus support the determination of the being of the entity as presence. To the extent that such a logocentrism is not totally absent from Heidegger's thought, perhaps it still holds that thought within the epoch of onto-theology, within the philosophy of presence, that is to say within philosophy itself. This would perhaps mean that one does not leave the epoch whose closure one can outline. The movements of belonging or not belonging to the epoch are too subtle, the illusions in that regard are too easy, for us to make a definite judgement.


I don't think the LSAT has ever sounded like that.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby EvanC » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:10 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:
EvanC wrote:For June, I'm reading Foucault, Derrida, etc non-stop . . .


French theorists are not good LSAT practice. Granted, I might be biased by my hatred of French theorists, but here is a passage from Derrida (from a randomly chosen book on a randomly chosen page):

Deliberately impenetrable hack wrote:We already have a foreboding that phonocentrism merges with the historical determination of the meaning of being in general as presence, with all the subdeterminations which depend on this general form and which organize within it their system and their historical sequence (presence of the thing to the sight as eidos, presence as substance/essence/existence, temporal presence at point of the now or of the moment, the self-presence of the cogito, consciousness, subjectivity, the co-presence of the other and of the self, intersubjectivity as the intentional phenomenon of the ego, and so forth). Logocentrism would thus support the determination of the being of the entity as presence. To the extent that such a logocentrism is not totally absent from Heidegger's thought, perhaps it still holds that thought within the epoch of onto-theology, within the philosophy of presence, that is to say within philosophy itself. This would perhaps mean that one does not leave the epoch whose closure one can outline. The movements of belonging or not belonging to the epoch are too subtle, the illusions in that regard are too easy, for us to make a definite judgement.


I don't think the LSAT has ever sounded like that.
I'm forcing myself to read literature which I find completely uninteresting so as to improve my reading comprehension. If I can work through that type of work and comprehend it fully, then 60 line passages shouldn't be a problem at all.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby Pitcher » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:14 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:
EvanC wrote:For June, I'm reading Foucault, Derrida, etc non-stop . . .


French theorists are not good LSAT practice. Granted, I might be biased by my hatred of French theorists, but here is a passage from Derrida (from a randomly chosen book on a randomly chosen page):

Deliberately impenetrable hack wrote:We already have a foreboding that phonocentrism merges with the historical determination of the meaning of being in general as presence, with all the subdeterminations which depend on this general form and which organize within it their system and their historical sequence (presence of the thing to the sight as eidos, presence as substance/essence/existence, temporal presence at point of the now or of the moment, the self-presence of the cogito, consciousness, subjectivity, the co-presence of the other and of the self, intersubjectivity as the intentional phenomenon of the ego, and so forth). Logocentrism would thus support the determination of the being of the entity as presence. To the extent that such a logocentrism is not totally absent from Heidegger's thought, perhaps it still holds that thought within the epoch of onto-theology, within the philosophy of presence, that is to say within philosophy itself. This would perhaps mean that one does not leave the epoch whose closure one can outline. The movements of belonging or not belonging to the epoch are too subtle, the illusions in that regard are too easy, for us to make a definite judgement.


I don't think the LSAT has ever sounded like that.


Lets not give the good folks at LSAC any ideas:
It can be inferred from the passage that:
A. Logocentrism does not support the determination the being as the entity as presence.
B French theorists do not believe that all the subdeterminations depend on a general form.
etc..

If this was the first question in LR I would not feel optimistic about the section.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby lsapplicant07 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:25 pm

tag

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby SnoDog » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:28 pm

Not exactly sure how I did either. I was aiming for a flat 160 (I'm not the brightest like some here), but think I landed somewhere around the 155 area. :mrgreen:

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby jcw0003 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:30 pm

I had LR, RC, LR, LR, LG. Which one was the experimental for me?

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby EvanC » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:32 pm

2nd LR

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby stilles » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:35 pm

EvanC wrote:2nd LR


FML.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby lausseuns » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:38 pm

Was averaging about 176 on pts with occassional higher scores.... think i dumped a few more than usual on LG not because it was hard but just because it was time consuming and i had to guess on 2 at the end.... if the people on here are any indication, a lot of people found at least one section SLIGHTLY more difficult but it was overall straightforward with that one twist in the comparative RC... probably a -11 curve but who knows. Think I did about a 172 or 173.

LR, RC, LG (exp), LR, LG

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby m3taphysician » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:40 pm

EvanC wrote:
thsmthcrmnl wrote:
EvanC wrote:For June, I'm reading Foucault, Derrida, etc non-stop . . .


French theorists are not good LSAT practice. Granted, I might be biased by my hatred of French theorists, but here is a passage from Derrida (from a randomly chosen book on a randomly chosen page):

Deliberately impenetrable hack wrote:We already have a foreboding that phonocentrism merges with the historical determination of the meaning of being in general as presence, with all the subdeterminations which depend on this general form and which organize within it their system and their historical sequence (presence of the thing to the sight as eidos, presence as substance/essence/existence, temporal presence at point of the now or of the moment, the self-presence of the cogito, consciousness, subjectivity, the co-presence of the other and of the self, intersubjectivity as the intentional phenomenon of the ego, and so forth). Logocentrism would thus support the determination of the being of the entity as presence. To the extent that such a logocentrism is not totally absent from Heidegger's thought, perhaps it still holds that thought within the epoch of onto-theology, within the philosophy of presence, that is to say within philosophy itself. This would perhaps mean that one does not leave the epoch whose closure one can outline. The movements of belonging or not belonging to the epoch are too subtle, the illusions in that regard are too easy, for us to make a definite judgement.


I don't think the LSAT has ever sounded like that.
I'm forcing myself to read literature which I find completely uninteresting so as to improve my reading comprehension. If I can work through that type of work and comprehend it fully, then 60 line passages shouldn't be a problem at all.


As a philosophy major who reads guys like Derrida, Fichte and Hegel all the time, I can assure you this will not help you.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby oakinwind » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:40 pm

I felt so nervous that I can't concentrate on the RC. It is hard for me.
so really can't guess my score. Hope the curve will be lenient, say -12

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:41 pm

lsapplicant07 wrote:tag


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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby feralinfant » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:15 am

Pitcher wrote:
thsmthcrmnl wrote:
EvanC wrote:For June, I'm reading Foucault, Derrida, etc non-stop . . .


French theorists are not good LSAT practice. Granted, I might be biased by my hatred of French theorists, but here is a passage from Derrida (from a randomly chosen book on a randomly chosen page):

Deliberately impenetrable hack wrote:We already have a foreboding that phonocentrism merges with the historical determination of the meaning of being in general as presence, with all the subdeterminations which depend on this general form and which organize within it their system and their historical sequence (presence of the thing to the sight as eidos, presence as substance/essence/existence, temporal presence at point of the now or of the moment, the self-presence of the cogito, consciousness, subjectivity, the co-presence of the other and of the self, intersubjectivity as the intentional phenomenon of the ego, and so forth). Logocentrism would thus support the determination of the being of the entity as presence. To the extent that such a logocentrism is not totally absent from Heidegger's thought, perhaps it still holds that thought within the epoch of onto-theology, within the philosophy of presence, that is to say within philosophy itself. This would perhaps mean that one does not leave the epoch whose closure one can outline. The movements of belonging or not belonging to the epoch are too subtle, the illusions in that regard are too easy, for us to make a definite judgement.


I don't think the LSAT has ever sounded like that.


Lets not give the good folks at LSAC any ideas:
It can be inferred from the passage that:
A. Logocentrism does not support the determination the being as the entity as presence.
B French theorists do not believe that all the subdeterminations depend on a general form.
etc..

If this was the first question in LR I would not feel optimistic about the section.


This is funny. Also if you're actually in a position to read something like Derrida and follow it, your problem isn't really reading comprehension. In other words, you more than have the chops to read the passages on the LSAT, you just need to practice the different types of questions, especially the weirdly ambiguous ones. Not trying to discourage you from reading Derrida, but if you find it agonizing it seems masochistic at best.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby Tainted_Praise » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:19 am

I'm still bitter about UNESCO.... Those mother fuckers. Why would they do that to me? RC was supposed to be my CLUTCH.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby applepiecrust » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:21 am

So I'm on planes and airports between March 4 to March 5 (flying from DC to New Delhi), pretty much the entire time. Hoping that's when scores will be released so I will be forced to abstain from neurotically checking what is likely to be a lacklustre score.

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby vissidarte27 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:27 am

I'll be in Charlottesville visiting my girlfriend from March 4-13. I've told her to hijack my phone/internets until the 7th so that I don't obsess about it and ruin out time together by being all "LSAT OMG."

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby applepiecrust » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:29 am

vissidarte27 wrote:I'll be in Charlottesville visiting my girlfriend from March 4-13. I've told her to hijack my phone/internets until the 7th so that I don't obsess about it and ruin out time together by being all "LSAT OMG."


good plan. Maybe I should just not take my laptop to my parents' place when I'm there for spring break (for the same time as you are in Charlottesville). Surely I shouldn't be wasting a week-long trip to India obsessing over the LSAT that doesn't really matter?

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby lausseuns » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:31 am

applepiecrust wrote:
vissidarte27 wrote:I'll be in Charlottesville visiting my girlfriend from March 4-13. I've told her to hijack my phone/internets until the 7th so that I don't obsess about it and ruin out time together by being all "LSAT OMG."


good plan. Maybe I should just not take my laptop to my parents' place when I'm there for spring break (for the same time as you are in Charlottesville). Surely I shouldn't be wasting a week-long trip to India obsessing over the LSAT that doesn't really matter?



Last time LSAC stated a March 7th (like this test) release date it was released on March 4th

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby applepiecrust » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:33 am

lausseuns wrote:
applepiecrust wrote:
vissidarte27 wrote:I'll be in Charlottesville visiting my girlfriend from March 4-13. I've told her to hijack my phone/internets until the 7th so that I don't obsess about it and ruin out time together by being all "LSAT OMG."


good plan. Maybe I should just not take my laptop to my parents' place when I'm there for spring break (for the same time as you are in Charlottesville). Surely I shouldn't be wasting a week-long trip to India obsessing over the LSAT that doesn't really matter?



Last time LSAC stated a March 7th (like this test) release date it was released on March 4th


Which is why I am counting on the score being released as I fly somewhere over the atlantic. One can hope.

(And no European layovers this time, because I KNOW I would shell out those 5 euros to check my email).

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Re: February 2011 Waiting Thread

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:36 am

The comparative reading passages sucked. Not happy about that. At least LR and LG were bearable. Sometimes I wish the LSAT would drop logic games and replace it with a section dedicated to comparative reading passages while keeping the old RC format in another.




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