The Despondency Thread

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The Despondency Thread

Postby Joeshan520 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:51 am

I've decided to start a thread where discouraged LSAT studiers can post what awful things the LSAT made them want to do or see. For example, after studying LSAT dreadfully for 5 1/2 hours today seeing some kid wipe out on a scooter in downtown Chicago was hilarious.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Cerebro » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:05 am

Joeshan520 wrote:I've decided to start a thread where discouraged LSAT studiers can post what awful things the LSAT made them want to do or see. For example, after studying LSAT dreadfully for 5 1/2 hours today seeing some kid wipe out on a scooter in downtown Chicago was hilarious.


Sounds like a good idea for a thread. Where is it?

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:09 am

Why did you laugh at me, bro?

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby esther0123 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:11 am

well, while I was depressed over another 160, I watched this youtube clip and realized that there was something worthwhile other than LSAT to live for -- HUMOR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCiY1y3uJ3o

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby 05062014 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:58 am

I just took a legit hour long hot shower with my forehead against the wall and eyes closed. I forced myself to mentally remember and figure out each of my LR mistakes. That failed and I inevitably started thinking of reasons why LSAC Q-makers were wrong and why I was right. Then I dozed off. Here I am two hours and a swimming pool of hot water used later. Good night

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Triveal » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:06 am

I went on a 40 mile bike ride with my friends and then played starcraft and watched a couple movies.

I'm so good at studying.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Cerebro » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:55 pm

I've been prepping all summer, and all I've got to show for it is a box of stubby pencils.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby VUSisterRayVU » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:30 pm

I get drunk and run to the Everglades and then curse loudly because it's not the run there that sucks but the run back at 1AM

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Joeshan520 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:13 am

Soup recipe books and dinosaurs make me want to cringe after studying for this horrendous test.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Nova » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:19 am

IDK if cats really do get ample exercise from frequent stretching. I like to think they do.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby 05062014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:29 am

Cerebro wrote:I've been prepping all summer, and all I've got to show for it is a box of stubby pencils.


I know we cant use mechanical pencils on the real test, but the amount of pencils I went through, and the exponentially more pencils I had left without erasers made me switch back to mechanical pencils. I could not take that shit.

On the real thing, I plan to have a set of 18 or 24 pencils needle-sharp ready to go, and I will practice getting acclimated to them for maybe the last 1 or 2 PT's before the real thing.

Not worth it at all to make my room look like a lumber/tire yard.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Cerebro » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:12 am

abdistotle wrote:
Cerebro wrote:I've been prepping all summer, and all I've got to show for it is a box of stubby pencils.

On the real thing, I plan to have a set of 18 or 24 pencils needle-sharp ready to go, and I will practice getting acclimated to them for maybe the last 1 or 2 PT's before the real thing.


Have you decided which kind of pencils you're going with? For practice tests, I've been using the Dixons, but I've been thinking about Ticonderogas for the test in October. Even though they're made by the same company, the Dixon (non-Ticonderoga) label is clearly an inferior pencil. More than half of the ones I've used so far have the lead off-center in the wooden shaft; most of the Ticonderogas that I've seen don't have this problem. This results in sub-optimal performance in the Dixons, which causes the lead to be partially obstructed on one side, requiring more sharpening. If I decide to stick with the Dixons, I'm going to carefully inspect the ones I take to the test to make sure the lead is centered in the shaft.

Thoughts?

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby 05062014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:50 am

Pack of 18 pre sharpened ticonderoga pencils. They are of higher quality than the un sharpened ticonderogas. Compare yourself at your local staples. Those pencils have a smooth shave each time u sharpen them even after their initial use. Its like they use their best material on pencils they sell sharpened .. so they don't need to deal with the bs of their mass produced unsharpened pencils. Man talkin about pencils makes me want to go get another pack of 18 so I can practice with the one I already have.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Triveal » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:52 am

only on TLS will people compare pencil brands

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby specialsnowflake » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:18 am

Nova wrote:IDK if cats really do get ample exercise from frequent stretching. I like to think they do.


:lol: this made me chuckle

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby facile princeps » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:42 am

abdistotle wrote:
Cerebro wrote:I've been prepping all summer, and all I've got to show for it is a box of stubby pencils.


I know we cant use mechanical pencils on the real test, but the amount of pencils I went through, and the exponentially more pencils I had left without erasers made me switch back to mechanical pencils. I could not take that shit.

On the real thing, I plan to have a set of 18 or 24 pencils needle-sharp ready to go, and I will practice getting acclimated to them for maybe the last 1 or 2 PT's before the real thing.

Not worth it at all to make my room look like a lumber/tire yard.

Dude, how do you go through so many pencils? Do you end up breaking them out of frustration or something?

Shit, i did a lot of PTs (about 40, some more than once) and i used like 3 pencils the whole time (took the same 3 with me on test day along with a .50c eraser). I actually have a couple of them still. If you're burning through too many pencils, you're doing something wrong different. 18 or 24 pencils for test day? That's overkill, man :lol: .

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby flippacious » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:00 am

I've been through a ton of pencils (ticonderoga, the good stuff). I have a really shitty pencil sharpener that eats half a pencil each time I try to sharpen it. It also takes a really long time and often, just as I'm getting close to a nice sharp pencil, breaks the point off and gets jammed. It's actually one of the most frustrating parts of my prep. That's what I get for choosing the $0.99 sharpener at Staples.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby 05062014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:07 pm

flippacious wrote:I've been through a ton of pencils (ticonderoga, the good stuff). I have a really shitty pencil sharpener that eats half a pencil each time I try to sharpen it. It also takes a really long time and often, just as I'm getting close to a nice sharp pencil, breaks the point off and gets jammed. It's actually one of the most frustrating parts of my prep. That's what I get for choosing the $0.99 sharpener at Staples.


Same. I use a separate large eraser and I still spend so much time dealing with sharpening. Mechanical pencils are godsend. To the poster who said only on tls would we compare pencils...screw pencils I'm just trying to make the best of a Shitty situation

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Cerebro » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:57 pm

abdistotle wrote:Mechanical pencils are godsend.


Sure, but the rubber pencil illusion works better with traditional pencils.

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby specialsnowflake » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:58 pm

Cerebro wrote:
abdistotle wrote:Mechanical pencils are godsend.


Sure, but the rubber pencil illusion works better with traditional pencils.


TCR

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby 05062014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:04 pm

I must respectfully disagree. My staples mechanical pencil is dancing better than any Ticonderoga could

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby Joeshan520 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:26 pm

abdistotle wrote:I must respectfully disagree. My staples mechanical pencil is dancing better than any Ticonderoga could


+1

Ticonderoga sucks, the led dulls very quickly. Any suggestions?

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby 05062014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:35 pm

ticonderoga presharpened pencils dude. And a lot of them. Its the only way lol. I just found a pack of 30 online and my eyes lit up. They are completely different from the regular unsharpened ticonderogas. I could not believe it until i put them side to side.

http://www.soap.com/p/dixon-ticonderoga ... agpspn=pla

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby soj » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:17 pm

Joeshan520 wrote:
abdistotle wrote:I must respectfully disagree. My staples mechanical pencil is dancing better than any Ticonderoga could


+1

Ticonderoga sucks, the led dulls very quickly. Any suggestions?

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Re: The Despondency Thread

Postby 05062014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:27 pm

soj wrote:Mirado


Their erasers suck. Your avatar is mind-boggling though




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