October 2012 Retakers

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby gaud » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:04 pm

Good luck guys

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Br3v » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:04 pm

flem wrote:I'm postponing until December. I want to be 100% confident I won't score below a 170, because I am not taking this fucker again. My work schedule has been crazy so I haven't been able to prep/PT as much as I'd like to be able to since I'm working 50-60 hour weeks. Still having minor trouble with games, usually the really high end, unusual ones or due to stupid mistakes. Time to keep drilling.


Are you going to wait untill next cycle then?

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby espressocream » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:05 pm

99.9luft wrote:
espressocream wrote:Need advice.

What do you guys think of doing an untimed PT almost daily through August?
I'm not afraid of burn out since I won't be in school and I only work part time. These will also be untimed, and so I won't be too stressed out.
It'd be a solid 3-4 hours of studying/review.


my 2 cents:

I don't recommend this. You need to be used to the pace of timed exams. The only thing i'd do untimed is the SOS method (after doing a section timed, do it untimed without checking the answers).


I really want to get in as many PTs as possible. - should I do them timed then? Timing I don't have a problem with; accuracy - yes.
Ugh I need a new plan.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Br3v » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:09 pm

haha. come on guys. 60 days till D Day, we got this. Negativity leads to negative results.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:10 pm

espressocream wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
espressocream wrote:Need advice.

What do you guys think of doing an untimed PT almost daily through August?
I'm not afraid of burn out since I won't be in school and I only work part time. These will also be untimed, and so I won't be too stressed out.
It'd be a solid 3-4 hours of studying/review.


my 2 cents:

I don't recommend this. You need to be used to the pace of timed exams. The only thing i'd do untimed is the SOS method (after doing a section timed, do it untimed without checking the answers).


I really want to get in as many PTs as possible. - should I do them timed then? Timing I don't have a problem with; accuracy - yes.
Ugh I need a new plan.


Concentrate on quality and not quantity. You can take all PTs ever published and still get a sucky score. Yes, do them timed. Accuracy should come after drilling timed sections. After drilling, go into PT mode (5 section tests).

*edited for grammar.
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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby espressocream » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:11 pm

Wormfather wrote:
For more advice from a 158 scorer visit any of my prep sites: UnderScore, ChokeMasters, Viscocity, or Kaplan.



Lol'd so hard. Got a 158 June '11, I know how it feels.

I'm just freaking out about my current plan. I'm flying through the Kaplan Mastery packets and it doesn't feel like enough.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:13 pm

Br3v wrote:haha. come on guys. 60 days till D Day, we got this. Negativity leads to negative results.


+1

60 days is plenty for us, retakers. Let's own this b****

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby flem » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:22 pm

Br3v wrote:
flem wrote:I'm postponing until December. I want to be 100% confident I won't score below a 170, because I am not taking this fucker again. My work schedule has been crazy so I haven't been able to prep/PT as much as I'd like to be able to since I'm working 50-60 hour weeks. Still having minor trouble with games, usually the really high end, unusual ones or due to stupid mistakes. Time to keep drilling.


Are you going to wait untill next cycle then?


Maybe, but I'm gonna throw apps in anyway. Hoping less applications gives me a better shot, plus higher scores are always in demand. We'll see, sucks I can't ED though.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby DaRascal » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:49 pm

Wormfather wrote:
Br3v wrote:Not a fan of untimed anything tbh


For more advice from a 158 scorer visit any of my prep sites: UnderScore, ChokeMasters, Viscocity, or Kaplan.



That made me laugh. :mrgreen:


So what's everyone's dream school? I would do anything short of a violent crime for Columbia, Chicago, or NYU.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Psib337 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:04 pm

DaRascal wrote:
So what's everyone's dream school? I would do anything short of a violent crime for Columbia, Chicago, or NYU.


For me Columbia and NYU are my favorites if I had to pick one over the other I'd pick Columbia just because I like that part of NYC better. I'm applying to 18 schools, on some level I'm OK with going to all of them...even though my life as far as getting a job goes would be easier at some than at others but I feel like I could make them all work.

Speaking of schools, does anyone know when LSN's will change their application cycle to 2012-2013 or when more threads about people applying this cycle will start showing up? I know I'm getting ahead of myself since obviously I have to retake everything again but I'm just excited to apply places and hear back...or maybe I'm just ready to come home and not break out LSAT books.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Taking pt 40 sometime between wednesday and Friday. Anyone else want to take it and review sometime this weekend? Probably Saturday or Sinday.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby flem » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:07 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Taking pt 40 sometime between wednesday and Friday. Anyone else want to take it and review sometime this weekend? Probably Saturday or Sinday.


I'll do it if you'll review Sunday.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:11 pm

flem wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Taking pt 40 sometime between wednesday and Friday. Anyone else want to take it and review sometime this weekend? Probably Saturday or Sinday.


I'll do it if you'll review Sunday.


same here

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby specialsnowflake » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:21 pm

i'm in for the pt 40

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Alright Sunday review orgy. Pt 40... Don't fuck up y'all. Tentatively want to set it for 5pm?

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:29 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Alright Sunday review orgy. Pt 40... Don't fuck up y'all. Tentatively want to set it for 5pm?


timezone?

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby flem » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:35 pm

99.9luft wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Alright Sunday review orgy. Pt 40... Don't fuck up y'all. Tentatively want to set it for 5pm?


timezone?


East coast. Sorry, west coast.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:40 pm

5pm Eastern/2pm Pacific works.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Pocahontas » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:49 pm

Count me in on the pt 40 review as well.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Pocahontas » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:53 pm

FYI, my RC performance is improving. "VAMPS" was exactly what I needed to stay focused. I felt so simple for needing such a basic thing like that to keep me on track, but hey, its working!

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:07 pm

Sorry EST.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby espressocream » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:40 pm

In as well for PT 40.

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Br3v » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:33 pm

wait whats VAMPS?

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Pocahontas » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:40 pm

anteater1 wrote:When I was having trouble with RC a friend told me to repeat "VAMPS" before each section as an acronym for Viewpoints, Authors tone, Main Points (for each paragraph) and Summary.


Again, I may be simple for needing it, lol, but my RC game is on the rise. :D

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Re: October 2012 Retakers

Postby Br3v » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Pocahontas wrote:
anteater1 wrote:When I was having trouble with RC a friend told me to repeat "VAMPS" before each section as an acronym for Viewpoints, Authors tone, Main Points (for each paragraph) and Summary.


Again, I may be simple for needing it, lol, but my RC game is on the rise. :D


haha no not simple, I may try it out!




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