February 2012 Waiting Thread (NEW POLL!!!1!)

How do you think you scored?

Below a 160
42
24%
161-162
11
6%
163-164
18
10%
165-166
15
9%
167-168
16
9%
169-170
10
6%
171-172
22
13%
173-174
14
8%
175-176
6
3%
177+
19
11%
 
Total votes: 173

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby hotspur » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:35 pm

barrotmartin wrote:whoa. what do I do now that it's over?


Drink

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:35 pm

barrotmartin wrote:whoa. what do I do now that it's over?


Hahah exactly I had that feeling like I do when i walk out of finals in the spring. Liberating, but confusing.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Clearly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:36 pm

shempskidd wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:
You'll be alright.

Circling the same letter doesn't really maximize your chances though... Each game has a random 1/5 chance


I just mean it's better to guess all of the same answer as it's more likely than if you randomly guess A, B, C, D, E. Powerscore outlined the usefulness in this strategy better than I can :D



I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


If your reasoning resembles the stimulus for a flawed logicical reasoning question, I can't see interpreting it as valid for use on the LSAT lol jk

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby hockeymonster » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:37 pm

hockeymonster wrote:Please tell me those who didn't have 3 LR's, is the "baby can only understand 2 words at a time" and "pesticide X" are in the experimental LR?


This was section 3 for me. It had 26 questions.

LR-LG-LR(26)-LR(27)-RC



Additional confirmation?

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:37 pm

Anyone overhear anything ridiculous said by the woefully uninformed?

My favorite was this thirty something who said, "I really have no interest in practice. I just want the degree"

Oh boy, he's going to have great job prospects.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:38 pm

Does anyone remember some of the games from the experimental section? Isstill can't remember which one was which. I bombed one and did well on the other.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby TIKITEMBO » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:38 pm

I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


Definitely. And that's what I followed. Also, if you have a few in a row that you don't have time to answer, it's better to guess all of the same letter than for example to guess A,B,C.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby shempskidd » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:39 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
shempskidd wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:
You'll be alright.

Circling the same letter doesn't really maximize your chances though... Each game has a random 1/5 chance


I just mean it's better to guess all of the same answer as it's more likely than if you randomly guess A, B, C, D, E. Powerscore outlined the usefulness in this strategy better than I can :D



I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


If your reasoning resembles the stimulus for a flawed logicical reasoning question, I can't see interpreting it as valid for use on the LSAT lol jk

Sadly, I feel that is true after writing this exam.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Clearly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:39 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Anyone overhear anything ridiculous said by the woefully uninformed?

My favorite was this thirty something who said, "I really have no interest in practice. I just want the degree"

Oh boy, he's going to have great job prospects.


One chick showed up 20 min after check in, had to borrow a pencil, then fell asleep not 2 minutes after she put her pencil down from the writing sample, which by the way was like 8 minutes in

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby hockeymonster » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:40 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:
I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


Definitely. And that's what I followed. Also, if you have a few in a row that you don't have time to answer, it's better to guess all of the same letter than for example to guess A,B,C.


I've heard different opinions. I think D is the most common AC for harder questions and E is actually the most common throughout the history of the LSAT.

ICBW

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby shempskidd » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:40 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Anyone overhear anything ridiculous said by the woefully uninformed?

My favorite was this thirty something who said, "I really have no interest in practice. I just want the degree"

Oh boy, he's going to have great job prospects.


You'd think that would be a godsend in the over saturated US lawyer market.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby TIKITEMBO » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:44 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Anyone overhear anything ridiculous said by the woefully uninformed?

My favorite was this thirty something who said, "I really have no interest in practice. I just want the degree"

Oh boy, he's going to have great job prospects.



The woman running the exam mentioned that in October we she had seen over 500 test takers at this center where there were only 65 this time around.

Two guys near me immediately high-fived and one said, "Better curve!"

8)

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby barrotmartin » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:45 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
barrotmartin wrote:whoa. what do I do now that it's over?


Hahah exactly I had that feeling like I do when i walk out of finals in the spring. Liberating, but confusing.


first world problems are killer 8) drink is right probably.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby hockeymonster » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:46 pm

100 questions total, sorry for spamming posts.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Clearly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:47 pm

I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


Which of the following in an assumption required by the argument

(x)
(b)If one has no clue, he knows history
(c)Historical tendency is sufficient to predict future outcome
(x)
(e)D is chosen most often by those without clues

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Clearly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


Which of the following in an assumption required by the argument

(x)
(b)If one has no clue, he knows history
(c)Historical tendency is sufficient to predict future outcome
(x)
(e)D is chosen most often by those without clues


Kidding aside, if your totally lost and have to guess...take 2 seconds and cross off anything that says always, never, etc...then guess...it's worth the second it takes

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:50 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Anyone overhear anything ridiculous said by the woefully uninformed?

My favorite was this thirty something who said, "I really have no interest in practice. I just want the degree"

Oh boy, he's going to have great job prospects.



The woman running the exam mentioned that in October we she had seen over 500 test takers at this center where there were only 65 this time around.

Two guys near me immediately high-fived and one said, "Better curve!"

8)


:lol:

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Clearly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:51 pm

fatpeopleavenger wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Anyone overhear anything ridiculous said by the woefully uninformed?

My favorite was this thirty something who said, "I really have no interest in practice. I just want the degree"

Oh boy, he's going to have great job prospects.



The woman running the exam mentioned that in October we she had seen over 500 test takers at this center where there were only 65 this time around.

Two guys near me immediately high-fived and one said, "Better curve!"

8)
Lmao

:lol:

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby abyrne527 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:51 pm

This may sound like a strange question, but has anyone ever heard of LSAC repeating February exams. I took the test today in Egypt, and while reading your comments about the RC I realized I had none of your passages. I did a search for the passages I did have and the Feb. 2010 forum came up, and they had the same logic games and LR questions also. I don't know if this was a mistake or LSAC didn't feel like mailing fresh exams here. This is the weirdest thing ever!

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby noleknight16 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:53 pm

Someone in my test read the first 2 questions, said "I can't do this" and walked out.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby hockeymonster » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:55 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


Which of the following in an assumption required by the argument

(x)
(b)If one has no clue, he knows history
(c)Historical tendency is sufficient to predict future outcome
(x)
(e)D is chosen most often by those without clues


Kidding aside, if your totally lost and have to guess...take 2 seconds and cross off anything that says always, never, etc...then guess...it's worth the second it takes


Yeah that works for assumption based and inference questions... choose the weaker language. But what about games and RC? I guess you're SOL

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby shempskidd » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:56 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:I think that is for questions you have absolutely no idea how to answer. As answer "D" has historically been more of a correct option than any of the other questions, for every question you have no clues, the advice is to choose D.


Which of the following in an assumption required by the argument

(x)
(b)If one has no clue, he knows history
(c)Historical tendency is sufficient to predict future outcome
(x)
(e)D is chosen most often by those without clues


LOL, C.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby hockeymonster » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:56 pm

noleknight16 wrote:Someone in my test read the first 2 questions, said "I can't do this" and walked out.



LOL

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby shempskidd » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:57 pm

:) To be fair, I think the rule about choosing "D" was also if you were running out of time.

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Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:58 pm

Hey, sorry, I read through the first 3 pages of this thread, but I still am wondering....


I had the LR-LG-RC-LR-RC exam.

I am wondering which RC was the real one and which was the fake.

I had a worse time with the second RC. I am hoping that was the trial section because I had to guess on about the last 7, which amounts to a whole passage worth of questions.

Also, just to chime in on the testing conditions.... There were three people total and the two proctors spoke throughout the first 10 minutes of the first section in that "loud whisper" which actually makes it worse than just talking.... Pissed me off. In addition to that, on the second LR section they announced "you now have less than 5 minutes to complete the section." WTF!!! How much time is left!? Who knew? The test takers didn't...

Anyway, could someone chime in on which RC they think was the trial...? I can't remember which section had which passages...




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