February 2012 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:30 pm

emarxnj wrote:
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rufus&miles wrote:I need a 173 to be satisfied. I've been PT-ing from 168 to 175, so it may not happen but I always have June to retake before applying.


Huh, I very much scaled down my expectations relative to my PT range in comparison. I haven't scored below 170 in like 2 months, most tests have been 172-179 (except for one 170). If I hit the bottom of my PT range, personally I'll be satisfied. Maybe it's jsut because everyone says to expect a 3 point drop on your first test or whatever, but I definitely have tempered expectations.



If I recall correctly, you were doing Velocity, right? How much an improvement have you made, and how many weeks did you do? Hitting over 170 consistently is quite good, congrats.


-----Good luck to everyone!


Yep, I did Velocity. I started it middle of November and finished it up in about 6 weeks, so I was done with all the material Dave provides by the New Year, so that was pretty intensive every day a few hours to get it done that fast. My first test done with Velocity was a 164 and my last test was a 175 with a pretty standard increase throughout the ten tests. I figured doing that I would get a really good base understanding of everything then I would take the last few weeks to do drilling and Practice tests. Since then I've probably done a dozen more tests, all 170+ with a peak of 179, and have done a lot of drilling (I bought a lot of stuff from Cambridge LSAT). I think my strategy was pretty good. Going through velocity fast I was able to learn all of the strategies, then I took a lot of time on my own to hammer them home.

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby john1990 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:47 pm

drilling RC today, hopefully getting through at least 5 sections of it, all the level 3 and 4 difficulty from Cambridge today :mrgreen:

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby john1990 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:39 am

took an lsat today and was upset by the results
#65
23/25 lr
20/23 lg
12/27 rc
23/26 lr

78/101=163

normally i get around 20 in rc, and i ave gotten 22-24. yesterday my lowest score was a 19 while taking 4 rc sections. But, this section killed me, i got 1/8 on the final passage on agricultural overproduction.

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby john1990 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:19 pm

so it look like i am the last guy to drop from this thread. My volatility was to high for me to go in with confidence

163
176 :|
164
170
163 :shock:
166 :roll:

I needed a 168 to make this retake worth while, and when i missed it with that final 166 i decided that considering that this would be my 3rd retake in 2 years and i haven't been accepted at any satisfactory schools yet, that it would be better to deffer until i can be certain to score higher. So hopefully my 166 gets me into Fordham/Emory for next year, if not i will have plenty of time to shoot higher next year
~ Rant over ~

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:25 pm

john1990 wrote:so it look like i am the last guy to drop from this thread. My volatility was to high for me to go in with confidence

163
176 :|
164
170
163 :shock:
166 :roll:

I needed a 168 to make this retake worth while, and when i missed it with that final 166 i decided that considering that this would be my 3rd retake in 2 years and i haven't been accepted at any satisfactory schools yet, that it would be better to deffer until i can be certain to score higher. So hopefully my 166 gets me into Fordham/Emory for next year, if not i will have plenty of time to shoot higher next year
~ Rant over ~


Darn one less person in the waiting thread. I feel like no one on TLS is taking it Saturday anymore

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby john1990 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:29 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
john1990 wrote:so it look like i am the last guy to drop from this thread. My volatility was to high for me to go in with confidence

163
176 :|
164
170
163 :shock:
166 :roll:

I needed a 168 to make this retake worth while, and when i missed it with that final 166 i decided that considering that this would be my 3rd retake in 2 years and i haven't been accepted at any satisfactory schools yet, that it would be better to deffer until i can be certain to score higher. So hopefully my 166 gets me into Fordham/Emory for next year, if not i will have plenty of time to shoot higher next year
~ Rant over ~


Darn one less person in the waiting thread. I feel like no one on TLS is taking it Saturday anymore


Sorry Bernaldiaz, it sounds like you are ready though. Good Luck this weekend

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby TIKITEMBO » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:45 am

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby slucas8 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:36 pm

Hey Everyone!

I'm new to posting but I have been reading your posts and TLS posts for years now. I just wanted to get everyone's opinion on my situation. I took the October 2011 LSAT and I don't know if it was the pressure or unexpected answers but I scored about 8 points below my average on the October 2011 LSAT.

So I'm taking the Feb 2012 LSAT and have been averaging around 165/166 but have hit a high of 173. I just wanted to know what I should expect come tomorrow? I hate not being able to know the curve afterwards!

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby TIKITEMBO » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:12 pm

slucas8 wrote:Hey Everyone!

I'm new to posting but I have been reading your posts and TLS posts for years now. I just wanted to get everyone's opinion on my situation. I took the October 2011 LSAT and I don't know if it was the pressure or unexpected answers but I scored about 8 points below my average on the October 2011 LSAT.

So I'm taking the Feb 2012 LSAT and have been averaging around 165/166 but have hit a high of 173. I just wanted to know what I should expect come tomorrow? I hate not being able to know the curve afterwards!


Same thing happened to me yesterday (see above) :) Don't worry about it. Alot of people had problems with it. Go into it tomorrow knowing you've done well in prepping and that even if something completely nutty happens you can't stress about it. Good luck!

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby HellOnHeels » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Good luck tomorrow!

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby cooldude57 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:18 pm

slucas8 wrote:Hey Everyone!

I'm new to posting but I have been reading your posts and TLS posts for years now. I just wanted to get everyone's opinion on my situation. I took the October 2011 LSAT and I don't know if it was the pressure or unexpected answers but I scored about 8 points below my average on the October 2011 LSAT.

So I'm taking the Feb 2012 LSAT and have been averaging around 165/166 but have hit a high of 173. I just wanted to know what I should expect come tomorrow? I hate not being able to know the curve afterwards!



I'll second that, and if you've scored a 173 and it came from a pretty recent test, PT 55s and up, I think that is a good indicator of where you're at, 8 points is quite a jump from your average and could be because of test day jitters.

You also mention the aspect of "unexpected" answers but keep in mind, the test will be like any other LSAT you have taken in terms of what the questions will be asking you do, so you have to go in their and pick those things out from what might seem to be something completely new and different, which it isn't.

Unless the Feb LSAT is a blackhole of answers that nobody ever gets to actually see again and are actually different....... but I'm sure they aren't!

Kick ass tomorrow!

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby zapcaz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:23 pm

I also had an unusually low test score on my October LSAT and will be retaking tomorrow! Good luck to everyone! If you have snow coming (like me in Western CO) drive safe!

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:42 pm

Fuck guys d-day is here. Let's hope the LSAC was feeling charitable when they made this test. See you on the other side

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby afnaidel » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:59 am

Well, going to bed early for the big day. Good luck, everyone!

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby willwash » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:25 am

Hello my friends!

I just got off the boat yesterday. I was on the POS ENTERPRISE for the past month. Another reason I had decided to postpone (Much of my prep would have had to have been on the boat, and as it turns out we were WAAAAAAY too busy for me to have put in the kind of PTing I had been doing previously). Thus my decision to postpone turns out to have been a rock solid one.

Lots of new faces around here since I last posted. Bernaldiaz, where you been bro? You and I practically started this thread, then you disappeared!

Just wanted to wish you all good luck on the big day. You've all put in 172+ level effort, and you deserve nothing but the best. May the test have mercy on your souls (I'll be getting mine in December!)

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby Skunky Bumps » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:04 am

Haven't been here since about page 3, but good luck everyone. You all deserve some coffee after the test, because coffee is for closers.

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby chem! » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:51 pm

Hope you all kicked the LSAT's ass today.

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby FinallyGoing » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:32 pm

rocked it. it felt like an "easy" test.

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby Eichörnchen » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:33 pm

Well I hope that went well. I need to know the experimental to know if I should be happy or freaked.

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:34 pm

FinallyGoing wrote:rocked it. it felt like an "easy" test.


Wouldn't say it was easy, i thought a couple sections were kind of tough, one was medium, and one was really easy

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:35 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:Well I hope that went well. I need to know the experimental to know if I should be happy or freaked.


I am 99% sure I know what my experimental.

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby FinallyGoing » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:37 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Well I hope that went well. I need to know the experimental to know if I should be happy or freaked.


I am 99% sure I know what my experimental.

Me too.. are we able to discuss this openly or no? I mean I know we can't talk about individual ?'s...

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:38 pm

FinallyGoing wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Well I hope that went well. I need to know the experimental to know if I should be happy or freaked.


I am 99% sure I know what my experimental.

Me too.. are we able to discuss this openly or no? I mean I know we can't talk about individual ?'s...


I'm pretty sure we can speak in generalities. i remember for December there was one thread that said "LG-RC-LR-LR-LG" or something like that, where the people mentioned what order they had. Also, I wouldn't mind getting a short ban right now so I'm not on here obsessively checking and dissecting for the next three weeks haha

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby FinallyGoing » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:41 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
FinallyGoing wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Well I hope that went well. I need to know the experimental to know if I should be happy or freaked.


I am 99% sure I know what my experimental.

Me too.. are we able to discuss this openly or no? I mean I know we can't talk about individual ?'s...


I'm pretty sure we can speak in generalities. i remember for December there was one thread that said "LG-RC-LR-LR-LG" or something like that, where the people mentioned what order they had. Also, I wouldn't mind getting a short ban right now so I'm not on here obsessively checking and dissecting for the next three weeks haha

Well if it's all good I had LR-LG-LR-LR-RC and my 2nd LR seemed a bit curious...

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Re: February 2012 LSAT Study Group

Postby Skunky Bumps » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:42 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
FinallyGoing wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Well I hope that went well. I need to know the experimental to know if I should be happy or freaked.


I am 99% sure I know what my experimental.

Me too.. are we able to discuss this openly or no? I mean I know we can't talk about individual ?'s...


I'm pretty sure we can speak in generalities. i remember for December there was one thread that said "LG-RC-LR-LR-LG" or something like that, where the people mentioned what order they had. Also, I wouldn't mind getting a short ban right now so I'm not on here obsessively checking and dissecting for the next three weeks haha


If that's the case, mine was LG-LR-LG-RC-LR. I'm a little uncomfortable right now. Did anyone else get 100 total questions rather than the usual 101? The questions for each were 23-25-23-27-25, counting my answer sheet. I checked a few times, but I just wanna make sure I didn't misbubble.




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