I know you guys can keep a secret

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espressocream
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I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby espressocream » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:45 pm

...and I've decided I'm not telling any friends or family that I'm retaking for a third time.
It definitely adds more pressure when everyone asks you almost daily "how's studying for the LSAT going?"

For me that was a lot of pressure to perform. Third time around I'm not telling anyone and privately studying and panicking on TLS.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Friends and family are great, but when they tell you they don't feel sorry for you and your 85th percentile score - they mean well, but I know I can do better and I'm not going to settle.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby dresden doll » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:46 pm

Good luck, dude.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby ben4847 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:46 pm

Here's betting you get more stress from us than from your family.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:47 pm

I agree. While some people will obviously know because I carry my study materials pretty much everywhere, I'm not going to advertise it nearly as much.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby PaulKriske » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:49 pm

how's studying for the lsat going?

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby espressocream » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:54 pm

ben4847 wrote:Here's betting you get more stress from us than from your family.


Stress from my family was self-imposed. I just want to make them proud.

Stress from you guys is constructive.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby powder » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:20 am

Sounds like a good plan. It's easier when people don't know and you surprise them with success.

Strangely, no one has asked me how studying is going. I can't decide if that means they don't care or if they're assuming I'm going to do well. Probably a little of both. I guess this is what TLS is for, commiserating with people who are just as obsessed with this stuff as we are.
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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby Reverso » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:53 am

I'm in the same boat dude, but June was my first test. So far I've just been telling people I got a 168. When they ask what it means, I don't even mention the percentile and say it's just not good enough for me and my goals. If your friends and family can't understand that and be supportive, just don't go into anymore detail about it and change the subject. I don't think keeping them completely in the dark about your retake would be the best idea though. If you're stressed about prep or getting anxious as the test gets closer, or just busy studying all the time, they're probably going to want to know why. Just a thought. Either way, good luck!

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby soj » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:28 am

I'm rooting for you, espresso.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby haus » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:27 am

NoodleyOne wrote:I agree. While some people will obviously know because I carry my study materials pretty much everywhere, I'm not going to advertise it nearly as much.

Perhaps you can utilize camouflage, insert a practice exam inside a graphic novel, use a dust jacket from architectural book to cover up the powerscore book you are using.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby espressocream » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:49 pm

soj wrote:I'm rooting for you, espresso.


thanks soj <3

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:48 pm

I know what you mean. I'm with my wife's family for the
Holidays an they're congratulating me on the "99% score!"
And then I'm like, thanks but I'm retaking, and their eyes goes wide like "WTF?"

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby mattviphky » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:13 pm

good luck!

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby vpintz » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:17 pm

soj wrote:I'm rooting for you, espresso.

+1!

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby TheThriller » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:54 pm

Lets rock Oct! I know you're gonna kick Lsat butt and snag a GULC acceptance! I knew the moment you won "never have I ever" on chat that you were a champion!

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby Clearly » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:25 pm

vpintz wrote:
soj wrote:I'm rooting for you, espresso.

+1!

+2

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby Honey_Badger » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:51 pm

Good girl, espresso! We are all going to be back at this insanity soon!

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby chem! » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:55 pm

Honey_Badger wrote:Good girl, espresso! We are all going to be back at this insanity soon!


+1

I am not discussing it with anybody either.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby Honey_Badger » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:11 pm

chem! wrote:
Honey_Badger wrote:Good girl, espresso! We are all going to be back at this insanity soon!


+1

I am not discussing it with anybody either.

Missed you, chem! :)
PM how you did--my score will make you feel better, trust me... :oops:

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:14 pm

I wish my PS were like the title of this topic.

:(

And I agree with everything you said in your post.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby Alorain » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:53 pm

I'm retaking in October too espresso. I also will be keeping it under wraps from my friends and family.

You got this girl!

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby espressocream » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:39 am

MillerTheThriller wrote:Lets rock Oct! I know you're gonna kick Lsat butt and snag a GULC acceptance! I knew the moment you won "never have I ever" on chat that you were a champion!


You're going to bring this up all the time now aren't you?

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby espressocream » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:41 am

I love you all.

It's not insanity, considering that we'll get different results come October :)
If we get the same scores...then yeah we're fucked.

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby Ded Precedent » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:43 am

Good luck espresso!

<3

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Re: I know you guys can keep a secret

Postby sjwest » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:19 am

espressocream wrote:
MillerTheThriller wrote:Lets rock Oct! I know you're gonna kick Lsat butt and snag a GULC acceptance! I knew the moment you won "never have I ever" on chat that you were a champion!


You're going to bring this up all the time now aren't you?

:lol:

You got this espresso.

Do we have our October retakers thread yet? I miss you guys.




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