OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:55 pm

thegoodpart wrote:Retaking for my 3rd try! Dec. 155 (10 points lower than my PTing of 165 on recent 10 tests) sooo i retook in Feb. crammed and was way too burned out and got an embarrassing 152. Those of you who worry about doing worse than your previous score, it happens and it feels even worse than your original score, much much worse.

I'm now using all the bibles and aiming for 165. Current PT average is 164 and I got a 167 today! So hopefully I am now on the right track. Hoping by end of Sept. I can PT around 170.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby thegoodpart » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:58 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
thegoodpart wrote:Retaking for my 3rd try! Dec. 155 (10 points lower than my PTing of 165 on recent 10 tests) sooo i retook in Feb. crammed and was way too burned out and got an embarrassing 152. Those of you who worry about doing worse than your previous score, it happens and it feels even worse than your original score, much much worse.

I'm now using all the bibles and aiming for 165. Current PT average is 164 and I got a 167 today! So hopefully I am now on the right track. Hoping by end of Sept. I can PT around 170.

Good luck everyone!

username + icon = omg best ever. :lol:


Thank you, thank you. TLS seems to love my Pirate Michael Bolton.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby clouds101 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:47 am

Last night I dreamed that I got a 164. :cry:

It's just a dream, it's just a dream, it's just a dream. Nobody really gets the score they dream about...right?

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby Ginj » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:06 am

clouds101 wrote:Last night I dreamed that I got a 164. :cry:

It's just a dream, it's just a dream, it's just a dream. Nobody really gets the score they dream about...right?


I dreamt that I would get a 137 in June, and thankfully that didn't happen. Chin up, cloudsy.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:07 am

I can't decide if I belong here or not :( i was so happy with my 168 when i got it in June. Now a combination of TLS/ my own perfectionism has me focused on the fact that i could have done better. I went -0/-1/-2 on lr and rc, but -9 on logic games. I think if I could make my brain understand the more complex games I could break 170. I need to go back to the later chapters of the bible and give them closer attention.

On the other hand, I'm terrified of doing worse.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby clouds101 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:57 am

Ginj wrote:
clouds101 wrote:Last night I dreamed that I got a 164. :cry:

It's just a dream, it's just a dream, it's just a dream. Nobody really gets the score they dream about...right?


I dreamt that I would get a 137 in June, and thankfully that didn't happen. Chin up, cloudsy.


Thanks Ginj. Will do!

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:05 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I can't decide if I belong here or not :( i was so happy with my 168 when i got it in June. Now a combination of TLS/ my own perfectionism has me focused on the fact that i could have done better. I went -0/-1/-2 on lr and rc, but -9 on logic games. I think if I could make my brain understand the more complex games I could break 170. I need to go back to the later chapters of the bible and give them closer attention.

On the other hand, I'm terrified of doing worse.

Ultimately it's up to you, but some things to consider:

- LG is the easiest section to improve on
- The difference between an upper 16X and a 170 is like a 2.9 vs a 3.0 (in terms of how it looks to adcomms)
- If you have a middling GPA, a high LSAT will help you break into the T6. A lower one will probably cut you out of the T6.
- Moar moniez (from schools to you)
- Moar choices (of schools to attend)
- If you were averaging in the 170s before june, there's no reason why you should slip below 169 again if you study before October.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:09 pm

I wasn't PTing above 168 before June... But let me embarrass myself for the sake of good advice and say I did a absolutely shitty job of studying. Princeton review book, about half of the lg bible, 3 PTs. I'm mad at myself for that, but time is super hard to find while working 10 hours on average a day :-/

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:32 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I wasn't PTing above 168 before June... But let me embarrass myself for the sake of good advice and say I did a absolutely shitty job of studying. Princeton review book, about half of the lg bible, 3 PTs. I'm mad at myself for that, but time is super hard to find while working 10 hours on average a day :-/

This is basically what I did (I got a 168 the first time I took the LSAT). Just don't be like me on the retake and get test anxiety and bomb section 1 and you'll be fine. (:<3 LGB ftw!

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:40 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I can't decide if I belong here or not :( i was so happy with my 168 when i got it in June. Now a combination of TLS/ my own perfectionism has me focused on the fact that i could have done better. I went -0/-1/-2 on lr and rc, but -9 on logic games. I think if I could make my brain understand the more complex games I could break 170. I need to go back to the later chapters of the bible and give them closer attention.

On the other hand, I'm terrified of doing worse.


You won't do worse. Like you, I was stoked about the 166 I scored the first time. Then I put forth two months of quality effort, like you are about to, and got got the score I needed. Most people here would kill for those rc and lr skills. Go crush games.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby Bittner1989 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:57 am

Retaking a 160 I got in June after improving a wonderful 4 points from Kaplan....turns out that's within their "Higher Score Guarantee."

Regardless, on one hand I'm happy knowing that I'll definitely go to law school, but I want to do better. I need to improve to a 168 to be able to get into Fordham, USC, UWashington, and possibly UCLA.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby Quan292 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:39 am

I'm getting so pissed right now I have been doing the LR sections of the practice test I did before my June exam and I keep getting lower scores than before. And this is after I read the whole LR bible. This just makes no damn sense!

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby gavinstevens » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:11 pm

I took my first PT since June today and got a 168, a 1 point improvement on my earlier high score. I'm encouraged by this, especially since 7 of my 14 errors came in RC - usually a strong section for me.

Next week will consist of intensive review of my test, LR and LG drills, Manhattan RC review, and another PT next Friday.

Hope everyone else is improving as we ease back into PT'ing.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:35 pm

I'm in. This week starts lg bible review.

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Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:09 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I'm in. This week starts lg bible review.


Yippikae

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Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:28 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:I'm in. This week starts lg bible review.


Yippikae


Damn straight, UM, damn straight. Let's do this thing.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:23 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I'm in. This week starts lg bible review.

Whoooooo!!! 17X or bust <3

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby Dr. Filth » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:32 pm

I got a 165 in June after some week reviewing, but I just dropped some money on LR+LG Bible and a bunch of practice tests. Hopefully I can get it up to a 17x. I just started on Monday, and my first three practice tests were 167, 171, and 172. I'm hoping I didn't wait too long to start studying again, but the summer semester was killing me.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby clouds101 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:55 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:I got a 165 in June after some week reviewing, but I just dropped some money on LR+LG Bible and a bunch of practice tests. Hopefully I can get it up to a 17x. I just started on Monday, and my first three practice tests were 167, 171, and 172. I'm hoping I didn't wait too long to start studying again, but the summer semester was killing me.


That's a nice way to kickstart your LSAT prep :)

I tried doing an 8 section test on Monday but I totally failed at it. I had to finish the 2nd test the next day. I'm hoping it's normal to struggle with 2 tests back to back when first starting out. Might try the 8 section test later...

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby Dr. Filth » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:16 pm

clouds101 wrote:I tried doing an 8 section test on Monday but I totally failed at it. I had to finish the 2nd test the next day. I'm hoping it's normal to struggle with 2 tests back to back when first starting out. Might try the 8 section test later...

I'm with you on this. I tried to do a 8 section test and graded out 5 points lower on the second one. I'm hoping, for the next couple of weeks until school starts, to put 5 hours a day in studying.

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby nmd2810 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:50 pm

Retaking a complete disaster/cancel from June (bombed RC and LR1). Just took my first PT since then (Superprep A) after running some drills over the last couple of weeks and landed at my previous average...mid 160's. I guess I'm kinda satisfied with that score, but I would like to push to high 160's over the next 2 months. Good luck to everyone else ITT!! :D

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby clouds101 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:49 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:
clouds101 wrote:I tried doing an 8 section test on Monday but I totally failed at it. I had to finish the 2nd test the next day. I'm hoping it's normal to struggle with 2 tests back to back when first starting out. Might try the 8 section test later...

I'm with you on this. I tried to do a 8 section test and graded out 5 points lower on the second one. I'm hoping, for the next couple of weeks until school starts, to put 5 hours a day in studying.


Thanks for empathizing with me. Gargghhh, another frustrating day with the LSAT.

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Postby cany » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:18 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I'm in. This week starts lg bible review.


Me too!!! Lets do it!!!

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby bayreuth » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:30 pm

Thinking of retaking June 169. Embarrassingly I had to leave to use the bathroom in the middle of AR section, and this threw me off my game obviously. It seems the consensus here is a few more points can really improve scholarship potential, which is my highest priority. (GPA 3.59) After taking a few months off do people find it is tremendous work to get back to where you were? Thanks!

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Re: OCTOBER 2011 RETAKERS THREAD

Postby zozin » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:57 pm

FML! I login to LSAC's website tonight to register for the Oct. test and ALL the test centers within 20 miles are full, including the one where I took the June test. Do they open more seats or am I SOL?




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