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

maxmartin
Posts: 383
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby maxmartin » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:44 pm

Thanks for confirming :lol:
lsacqueen wrote:FWIW, I just went through this forum for the curve predictions on the last 4 lsats, and they each speculated a curve that was at least 1 less than the actual. So here's to hoping for a -13 :)

User avatar
TIKITEMBO
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:07 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby TIKITEMBO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:50 pm

beebela wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:Could someone tell me how many questions were on this test? I went through quite a few pages in the beginning and couldn't find it.

Please don't call RC fail on me.

100 - 25 for both LR, 23 LG, and 27 RC.



Thanks.

Seriously, I need some guidance on this. Do you think 2 points difference on an LSAT means much when we're talking from 155-157 range for admissions committee members? I am considering canceling my score...I might have received a point or two more, but I might have also bombed this hard. Thinking of just canceling and writing to all the schools explaining an extenuating circumstance that affected my study time.

PLEASE ADVISE :(

User avatar
fatpeopleavenger
Posts: 211
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:32 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:57 pm

Went with her taking the bio internship. Key word was renown professor. Sure she could always do internships in the future, but chance of doing one with a renown professor is rather rare. It would look good on her resume. Plus she can always do EC activities beginning in her sophomore year.

User avatar
zapcaz
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:21 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby zapcaz » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:59 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:
beebela wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:Could someone tell me how many questions were on this test? I went through quite a few pages in the beginning and couldn't find it.

Please don't call RC fail on me.

100 - 25 for both LR, 23 LG, and 27 RC.



Thanks.

Seriously, I need some guidance on this. Do you think 2 points difference on an LSAT means much when we're talking from 155-157 range for admissions committee members? I am considering canceling my score...I might have received a point or two more, but I might have also bombed this hard. Thinking of just canceling and writing to all the schools explaining an extenuating circumstance that affected my study time.

PLEASE ADVISE :(


Don't cancel. You already paid the money and suffered through the torture of that test...see it through! Most schools look at your higher score or some combination of both, and if you do have to retake the test you can write a much more convincing explanation at that time discussing the reasons for your first score and what you did to improve it. They will see the results of your labor at that time instead of just having to take your word for it (if you cancelled this score).

Take a deep breath and relax...

User avatar
BuckinghamB
Posts: 457
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:37 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby BuckinghamB » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:01 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:
beebela wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:Could someone tell me how many questions were on this test? I went through quite a few pages in the beginning and couldn't find it.

Please don't call RC fail on me.

100 - 25 for both LR, 23 LG, and 27 RC.



Thanks.

Seriously, I need some guidance on this. Do you think 2 points difference on an LSAT means much when we're talking from 155-157 range for admissions committee members? I am considering canceling my score...I might have received a point or two more, but I might have also bombed this hard. Thinking of just canceling and writing to all the schools explaining an extenuating circumstance that affected my study time.

PLEASE ADVISE :(

Assuming this is your second LSAT, it probably doesn't make much of a difference...I think the only schools that truly do factor in the average score are YHS and MAYBE a couple other top schools (though the latter might even be a stretch). If you just have some amorphous reason to believe that it was THAT bad, I would consider not cancelling, because usually it's not as bad (or good) as you think. However, if there is a concrete reason to think you truly bombed it (i.e. not finishing a bunch of questions or something), then you might want to go ahead and fax in that form. If you decide to do this though, be quick about it...only two days left.

User avatar
TIKITEMBO
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:07 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby TIKITEMBO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:34 pm

Sorry, I should have mentioned this was a third attempt. So, unfortunately/fortunately no more attempts for two years. I guessed about 8 questions on LG.Those guesses mind you were on the first and third game (ran out of time on 3rd). So, that doesn't even cover the cats game which I was worried about and I can't remember how difficult the long short commercials thing was. I was counting on RC to be my weak section, not games and I had to guess a whole passage (paleontologist) because I ran out of time (guessed the same answer on all of these hoping I could get a point or two).

So, here's what I'm thinking went down:

LR1: -4 (felt pretty solid)
LG: -14 (-8 guesses/-6 others)
RC: -11 (-6 guesses/-5 others)
LR2: -8 (-3 guesses/-5 others) as it was a little harder.

So, that is -37 total. God, between the 17 questions I guessed on (has not happened on any of my recent PT's which where solidly 160-165 :evil: ) let's say 1/4 I got correct so that's MAYBE a -33. If I'm lucky. A raw score of 67 has been a point or two higher in some years, but I could have received a worse or better score on any of these by a point or two.


And here's the kicker, I told most schools that I applied to that I felt strongly that I would do better in Feb. I feel like sending updates explaining my extenuating circumstances and canceling my score now looks like I'm actually being genuine rather than receiving this score and then saying "oh yeah well you know, some bad stuff happened".

maxmartin
Posts: 383
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby maxmartin » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:04 pm

Are you sure about the number of questions you guessed? Do you guys have a system to remember that?? After the test, my brain is just a blur, I could't remember anything.

TIKITEMBO wrote:Sorry, I should have mentioned this was a third attempt. So, unfortunately/fortunately no more attempts for two years. I guessed about 8 questions on LG.Those guesses mind you were on the first and third game (ran out of time on 3rd). So, that doesn't even cover the cats game which I was worried about and I can't remember how difficult the long short commercials thing was. I was counting on RC to be my weak section, not games and I had to guess a whole passage (paleontologist) because I ran out of time (guessed the same answer on all of these hoping I could get a point or two).

So, here's what I'm thinking went down:

LR1: -4 (felt pretty solid)
LG: -14 (-8 guesses/-6 others)
RC: -11 (-6 guesses/-5 others)
LR2: -8 (-3 guesses/-5 others) as it was a little harder.

So, that is -37 total. God, between the 17 questions I guessed on (has not happened on any of my recent PT's which where solidly 160-165 :evil: ) let's say 1/4 I got correct so that's MAYBE a -33. If I'm lucky. A raw score of 67 has been a point or two higher in some years, but I could have received a worse or better score on any of these by a point or two.


And here's the kicker, I told most schools that I applied to that I felt strongly that I would do better in Feb. I feel like sending updates explaining my extenuating circumstances and canceling my score now looks like I'm actually being genuine rather than receiving this score and then saying "oh yeah well you know, some bad stuff happened".

User avatar
beebela
Posts: 98
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby beebela » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:06 pm

Personally, I don't think I could ever cancel because I would always wonder what my score would've been and it'd drive me crazy. Idk if that's just me though. I'd probably advise you to wait it out, and you can always explain to the schools later why you didn't do as well as you thought/were hoping you would on the Feb test if that turns out to be the case. The only thing that makes me hesitate with that though is the amount of questions you guessed on...

edit: on your PTs were you guessing on questions like that too (even if not to the same extent)?

User avatar
TIKITEMBO
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:07 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby TIKITEMBO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:17 pm

That's the crapiest part. I was never guessing that many. More like 5 or 6 AT MOST over the whole thing. I'm usually with you on the side of just really wanting to know my score, but on this...I just feel like it's not worth it unfortunately. I never had this 8 guesses on LG and it's been awhile since I haven't been able to at least get to the 3rd or 4th question on the last passage. LR maybe 1 not finished. Gah...

User avatar
Jsa725
Posts: 2003
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Jsa725 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:35 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
RodionRaskolnikov
Posts: 228
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:52 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby RodionRaskolnikov » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:03 am

rcthebigred1 wrote:First time poster...etc,

I just want to say that the martian question didn't even make sense to me. I'm generally pretty good on LR (-0 to -3 per section in my prep), but I looked at that question for about 4-5 minutes total and couldn't do anything with it.

Congratulations to those who thought they got the correct answer. I wanted to rip the page out of the booklet.

All in all I felt like the games were moderately difficult, LR1 and RC were also moderate (I went LG-LR-RC-RC-LR), and LR2 was above average difficulty. I would guess the "curve" will be between -11 and -13.

I generally tested between 171 - 177, and right now I would believe you if you told me that I got anything from a 164 - 178. I really thought I would leave a little more confident in how I did.

Here's to hoping for a -14.


I think it's going to be -11. What martian question are you talking about? I had three LR sections and I still don't know which one was experimental because no one seems to remember any of the questions specifically. The first one I thought I did the worst on since I only had like 2 minutes to look over it after bubbling the answers. The second one was easier since I had like 4 minutes extra and the last one was a bit more difficult but easiest since I finished 5 minutes early and checked the two or so questions I had trouble with and changed the answers to the ones I thought were the correct ones.

But what martian question are you talking about? (We're allowed to talk about it right?)

User avatar
anteater1
Posts: 610
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:37 am

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby anteater1 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:33 am

RodionRaskolnikov posting about questions may result in a ban but if you PM I can provide a description and the correct answer.

User avatar
bernaldiaz
Posts: 1686
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:51 am

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:33 am

Something about an asteroid that is a certain age old that is on mars but shouldn't be able to be on Mars, then they asked us to find an explanation for the apparent contradiction. I remember it was one of the ones I circled and came back to, but didn't think it was too bad.

User avatar
bernaldiaz
Posts: 1686
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:51 am

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:34 am

anteater1 wrote:RodionRaskolnikov posting about questions may result in a ban but if you PM I can provide a description and the correct answer.


Haha you can't PM either. Read the post on what we can and can't say, we just can't talk about answers. It's alright to talk about the generalities of a question.

User avatar
TIKITEMBO
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:07 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:43 am

Pick your target score... Dec 11 was -28 160, then really mull over each section, if you aren't even close..... Well you know what to do

I feel your pain

And.....

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh the suspense... It's only been 4 days!



Thanks everyone for the advice. Gotta make the decision here. Have a good night all.

User avatar
Jsa725
Posts: 2003
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Jsa725 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:49 am

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

FinallyGoing
Posts: 249
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:52 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby FinallyGoing » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:06 am

Jsa725 wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:
Pick your target score... Dec 11 was -28 160, then really mull over each section, if you aren't even close..... Well you know what to do

I feel your pain

And.....

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh the suspense... It's only been 4 days!



Thanks everyone for the advice. Gotta make the decision here. Have a good night all.


FYI: http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/1067/55651.png


Just me or is that slightly off?

yesman2380
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:02 am

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby yesman2380 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:30 am

(first time poster, long time follower)

am i the only one who is going crazy over waiting for the score to be released? and it's only been a few days... ahhhh!!! :x

incidentally, is there anyone else who took the non-saturday asia test who would like to discuss feelings?

Ronburgandy2468
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:49 am

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Ronburgandy2468 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:39 am

I don't think this thread is going to break 100pages by the time we get our scores back lol.

051RU5
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:49 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby 051RU5 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:27 am

most def. should have worked. What good is the internship if you won't even be in school come fall since you can't afford it? I wrote some more about it, but got straight to the point and finished it all on the first page. I treated it as a strengthen or weaken question, just on a grander scale.[/quote]

uh oh. what about student loans?[/quote]

Or QE infinity?

maxmartin
Posts: 383
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby maxmartin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:10 pm

way much less people are taking Feb exam :)
Ronburgandy2468 wrote:I don't think this thread is going to break 100pages by the time we get our scores back lol.

User avatar
Jsa725
Posts: 2003
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Jsa725 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:42 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
seancris
Posts: 676
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:10 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby seancris » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:45 pm

Jsa725 wrote:Less people would certainly help the curve :D


Err... no. Curve is set before the test date.

User avatar
Jsa725
Posts: 2003
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby Jsa725 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:51 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

maxmartin
Posts: 383
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Re: February 2012 Waiting Thread

Postby maxmartin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:19 pm

that is what I thought, but there are quite a few people here saying LSAC sometimes will adjust the curve depends how people perform on that test.

Just FYI, most people probably already knew, the average LSAT score of Feb is the lowest in a given year

seancris wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:Less people would certainly help the curve :D


Err... no. Curve is set before the test date.




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 34iplaw, BobBoblaw, Greenteachurro, Instrumental, malysh, theboringest and 12 guests