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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby nedzilla » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:09 pm

i got a -11 on RC too. ruined my score. bah. GL!

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby chuffedtobits » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:18 pm

Got a 176, lost all my points on the RC. Not to make excuses, but I just think the RC on this test was exceptionally difficult. Perhaps the most in a decade.

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby RCinDNA » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:11 pm

Hilariously, in a depressing sort of way, I got the exact same number wrong in RC on the test: -11.

Let me guess: Had trouble with the comparative reading and ran out of time on the last passage?

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:17 pm

More than half the questions I missed were on RC, which was also my final section. Go June!

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby pcwcecac » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:20 pm

170 is well within your reach. RC...just do a lot of them. You're right there!

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby hooma » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:30 pm

Obviously you know what to focus on, just don't totally neglect LR and LG so you don't fall out of practice.

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby Alan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:52 pm

ME TOO! Gah IDK what to do.

167:

-12rc
-4lr
-2ar

fml!!!!!

We are in the EXACT SAME boat.

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby john1990 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:05 pm

i got a 166 and had a -8 RC and a -8LR out of no where :roll:
anyway i got my RC to -4 quickly after reading the Manhattan RC guide

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby dba415 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:49 am

same deal I thought the reading was EXTREMELY hard this time around. I studied reading the least for my first time around, but this time it's going to be my main focus.

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby bjlee85 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:31 am

LG (EX), LR (-4), LG (-1), BREAK, RC (-11), LR (-10).

The RC threw me off so much, right before section 5 too. I got a 161, the last 4 PT's I did (59-62), I scored 168,167,169,168, respectively. Feeling really depressed, but I will retake in June. One more year before Law School I guess.

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby dkb17xzx » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:50 am

JamMasterJ posted this retake guide with an emphasis on RC. See if it works for you:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 6&t=173647

Best of luck.

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby iMisto » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:43 am

I definitely didn't study for RC the way I studied for LR/LG..

Should I switch my date from Feb. to June? Or is a month enough time to reach 170+?

God help me!

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby pcwcecac » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:47 am

Schedule a diag a day or two before the test date change deadline. See how you feel then. Switch if you don't feel comfortable.

And even if you decide not to switch and later lose confidence, there is very little harm if you just not show up on test date and register for June. You are gonna get that 170 for sure!

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby iMisto » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:25 am

pcwcecac wrote:Schedule a diag a day or two before the test date change deadline. See how you feel then. Switch if you don't feel comfortable.

And even if you decide not to switch and later lose confidence, there is very little harm if you just not show up on test date and register for June. You are gonna get that 170 for sure!


Are you sure an absentee on my LSAC report will be overlooked? I'm nervous about having too many test scores and/or absentee/cancelations. Is the conventional wisdom right, it doesn't matter as long as you hit 170+?

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby bob-loblaw » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:29 am

It might also help to always include an extra RC as your 5th section in PTs, just to squeeze in as much RC practice as possible.

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby pcwcecac » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:46 am

iMisto wrote:
pcwcecac wrote:Schedule a diag a day or two before the test date change deadline. See how you feel then. Switch if you don't feel comfortable.

And even if you decide not to switch and later lose confidence, there is very little harm if you just not show up on test date and register for June. You are gonna get that 170 for sure!


Are you sure an absentee on my LSAC report will be overlooked? I'm nervous about having too many test scores and/or absentee/cancelations. Is the conventional wisdom right, it doesn't matter as long as you hit 170+?


So if you change your test date by the deadline, Law Schools will not know that you had scheduled for an earlier test. I do not have proof that being absent on test date is 100% harmless. But my tutor did that a couple of times and still ended up in Columbia with a 175. Call LSAC to double check.

My impression is that they don't care, unless you've already done this many times

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby pcwcecac » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:54 am

bob-loblaw wrote:It might also help to always include an extra RC as your 5th section in PTs, just to squeeze in as much RC practice as possible.


+1.

I will also add that if you run out of RC sections to practice, feel free to recycle. I still find myself searching for main points of view and counter arguments the second time reading through a passage. It's all good exercise.

My RC did not improve all that much, considering how many I've done for practice. Over the course of 4 months, I went from -13 to about -5 average. I got -7 on this particular RC section. But like I said earlier, you only needed a few more points.

You're right there man

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Re: 167 with a -11 on RC this Dec. Help!

Postby superbloom » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:57 am

Yup

I got -5 LR, -0 LG, -8 LR, -11 RC

Usually I get -5 or so on the RC, ran out of time probably like everyone else. Got the first 11 right and then not much else.




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