JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:27 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:One of the worst parts of studying for this test is everyone asking you: So, when are you finally going to take the LSAT? Most people just don't get it. They don't understand the legal job market or what a degree from a T-14 would do for one's entire career. I get tired of people asking me. They just pile on more stress. They are essentially thinking and saying, "Why don't you just take it already and attend the local TTT. Wow, you will be lawyer! What difference does it make where you go to school?" I just look at them and nod my head.


+1. Folks are wondering why I am delaying the test for as long as I have. They don't get how much it can make or break a future. 5 more months of not having a life.


are you gunning for HYS or something? you really would only need a 165 or so, assuming decent GPA as a URM to get scholly money from T14


I am gunning for YHSC. I have a 3.7. As a URM, I am thinking I need about a 168ish to have a decent shot at those schools. I don't think Columbia likes URM's too much. It seems that way anyways.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby mindarmed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:29 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:One of the worst parts of studying for this test is everyone asking you: So, when are you finally going to take the LSAT? Most people just don't get it. They don't understand the legal job market or what a degree from a T-14 would do for one's entire career. I get tired of people asking me. They just pile on more stress. They are essentially thinking and saying, "Why don't you just take it already and attend the local TTT. Wow, you will be lawyer! What difference does it make where you go to school?" I just look at them and nod my head.


+1. Folks are wondering why I am delaying the test for as long as I have. They don't get how much it can make or break a future. 5 more months of not having a life.


are you gunning for HYS or something? you really would only need a 165 or so, assuming decent GPA as a URM to get scholly money from T14


I am gunning for YHSC. I have a 3.7. As a URM, I am thinking I need about a 168ish to have a decent shot at those schools. I don't think Columbia likes URM's too much. It seems that way anyways.


yeah 168 isnt too bad, proper study and youll do fine bro

ETA: time to drill RC while people are pregaming in my house and keep focus, that -4 on the June '12 test will haunt me forever

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby bizzybone1313 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:33 pm

For those of you who are seeking some reading material to supplement your LSAT prep, I highly recommend the biography written by Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs. This book is real, real good. I read this 550+ page book like in a week. I couldn't put it down.

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Postby mindarmed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:34 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:For those of you who are seeking some reading material to supplement your LSAT prep, I highly recommend the biography written by Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs. This book is real, real good. I read this 550+ page book like in a week. I couldn't put it down.


second that! i got it for xmas last year it was incredible

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Postby shieldofachilles » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:04 pm

im thinking about changing my test center from pace to wagner...anyone in ny recommend going that route or should i stick with pace?

i dont know if i want to deal with the craziness at pace (its been closed for a couple weeks already so its definitely going to be busy) and heard that wagner has good desks/quite.

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Postby mindarmed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:13 pm

shieldofachilles wrote:im thinking about changing my test center from pace to wagner...anyone in ny recommend going that route or should i stick with pace?

i dont know if i want to deal with the craziness at pace (its been closed for a couple weeks already so its definitely going to be busy) and heard that wagner has good desks/quite.


i tested at wagner in '12 and did well. big desks, extremely credited, i know some good bars if you're down to take shots after/get smashed

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby CFprez » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:16 pm

rebexness wrote:
CFprez wrote: I am finishing up my undergrad so my GPA should be 3.0-3.2 ish. (my freshman grades sucked) but i have been getting 4.0's the last 3 semesters. That being said my RC and LR scores were really encouraging. I also like seeing other people's motivations for going to law school, so thanks.

I also like the idea of a quest. Realistically if I can conquer the LG section then.... Georgetown here I come?


Get the LSAT, and you can go for UVA/NU as well.



Actually UVA is probably my top reach school, Charlottesville looks awesome.

Also btw that Steve Jobs bio looks interesting. I actually heard sometime there is a correlation between high incomes and people who read biography/history.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby shieldofachilles » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:29 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
shieldofachilles wrote:im thinking about changing my test center from pace to wagner...anyone in ny recommend going that route or should i stick with pace?

i dont know if i want to deal with the craziness at pace (its been closed for a couple weeks already so its definitely going to be busy) and heard that wagner has good desks/quite.


i tested at wagner in '12 and did well. big desks, extremely credited, i know some good bars if you're down to take shots after/get smashed


alright so im changing...and im definitely down for shots afterwards...either im gonna need to drink because i walked out feeling like the test kicked my ass bc lsac decided to introduce a new type of 3D relative sequencing rainbow colored dinosaur grouping game or a sense of goliath-iness that the test was slain.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby mindarmed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:46 pm

shieldofachilles wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:
shieldofachilles wrote:im thinking about changing my test center from pace to wagner...anyone in ny recommend going that route or should i stick with pace?

i dont know if i want to deal with the craziness at pace (its been closed for a couple weeks already so its definitely going to be busy) and heard that wagner has good desks/quite.


i tested at wagner in '12 and did well. big desks, extremely credited, i know some good bars if you're down to take shots after/get smashed


alright so im changing...and im definitely down for shots afterwards...either im gonna need to drink because i walked out feeling like the test kicked my ass bc lsac decided to introduce a new type of 3D relative sequencing rainbow colored dinosaur grouping game or a sense of goliath-iness that the test was slain.


we will TOAST to 180s, brother.

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Postby shieldofachilles » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:54 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
shieldofachilles wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:
shieldofachilles wrote:im thinking about changing my test center from pace to wagner...anyone in ny recommend going that route or should i stick with pace?

i dont know if i want to deal with the craziness at pace (its been closed for a couple weeks already so its definitely going to be busy) and heard that wagner has good desks/quite.


i tested at wagner in '12 and did well. big desks, extremely credited, i know some good bars if you're down to take shots after/get smashed


alright so im changing...and im definitely down for shots afterwards...either im gonna need to drink because i walked out feeling like the test kicked my ass bc lsac decided to introduce a new type of 3D relative sequencing rainbow colored dinosaur grouping game or a sense of goliath-iness that the test was slain.


we will TOAST to 180s, brother.


god i hope you're right...i took a pt today and was extremely disappointed. after a month of book work/drilling...not much improvement from my cold and ive done sooooo much work on this fukin test. then again i havent been doing a lot of timed shit so thats probably the issue. walked away from my desk today after the pt and was miserable...still pretty pissed but i guess its more incentive to study. t10 or bust/180 or bust right.

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Postby Daily_Double » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:50 am

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby redecember » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:56 am

Do you guys actually print out the Cambridge PDFs when drilling?

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Postby crazyrobin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:56 am

Daily_Double wrote:Has anyone else found themselves speaking, thinking even, in the form of an argument similar to those in LR? A friend of mine who is taking the LSAT in February pointed it out to me, and I corrected her, which was probably a bad idea, on an unrelated note I am currently at home, alone, posting on an anonymous Internet forum and watching spartacus... My use of if-then statements, contapositives, claims/conclusions, and devils's advocate/alternative explations, has increased significantly, to the point where a stranger asked me if I was studying for February's LSAT, which she is planning on taking, so I can't help but wonder, am I either going insane, (if insanity is sufficient for a 180, then by all means, I hope a room in the psych ward is reserved for me) or is everyone else who is planning on scoring highly parralleling my thoughts and/or language?


No you are not alone....
I corrected my mom on the phone and literally told her that her statement was flawed.....
If I ever type "unless" on this forum, I diagram it in my mind so I make sure I type it the right way. I am addicted to this exam and I can't help loving it more.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby crazyrobin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:57 am

redecember wrote:Do you guys actually print out the Cambridge PDFs when drilling?

Yes please don't tell me you drill it on your computer.....

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:00 am

Daily_Double wrote:Has anyone else found themselves speaking, thinking even, in the form of an argument similar to those in LR? A friend of mine who is taking the LSAT in February pointed it out to me, and I corrected her, which was probably a bad idea, on an unrelated note I am currently at home, alone, posting on an anonymous Internet forum and watching spartacus... My use of if-then statements, contapositives, claims/conclusions, and devils's advocate/alternative explations, has increased significantly, to the point where a stranger asked me if I was studying for February's LSAT, which she is planning on taking, so I can't help but wonder, am I either going insane, (if insanity is sufficient for a 180, then by all means, I hope a room in the psych ward is reserved for me) or is everyone else who is planning on scoring highly parralleling my thoughts and/or language?


I'll do you one better.

I'm leaving LR studying for last because I've gone -0-2 on LR since my diagnostic. Reason? I've been a policy debater since 9th grade and am currently writing my MA thesis on formal logic and value theory.

I've been speaking in those terms for a long time. It's... sad lol

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Postby crazyrobin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:01 am

Wrap up with my last 5 simple ordering games.

PT30-S1-G4 (4:35) -0
PT15-S4-G3 (4:33) -0
PT17-S1-G1 (5:21) -0
PT15-S4-G1 (5:52) -0
PT27-S2-G1 (4:23) -0

now move on to LR drilling

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby redecember » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:02 am

crazyrobin wrote:
redecember wrote:Do you guys actually print out the Cambridge PDFs when drilling?

Yes please don't tell me you drill it on your computer.....


LOL no, just making sure. I just ordered the bundles thinking I would be receiving hard copies. hahah time to start printing :p

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby crazyrobin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:03 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
I'll do you one better.

I'm leaving LR studying for last because I've gone -0-2 on LR since my diagnostic. Reason? I've been a policy debater since 9th grade and am currently writing my MA thesis on formal logic and value theory.

I've been speaking in those terms for a long time. It's... sad lol

:mrgreen: sounds fun!!!!

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:06 am

crazyrobin wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
I'll do you one better.

I'm leaving LR studying for last because I've gone -0-2 on LR since my diagnostic. Reason? I've been a policy debater since 9th grade and am currently writing my MA thesis on formal logic and value theory.

I've been speaking in those terms for a long time. It's... sad lol

:mrgreen: sounds fun!!!!


Tell that to people who get MAF during arguments because I won't simply engage in normal argumentation (aka: full of fallacies, misplaced emotion, and hearsay). lol

Now if I could only master LG. Oy.

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Postby Daily_Double » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:31 am

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Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:50 am

redecember wrote:Do you guys actually print out the Cambridge PDFs when drilling?


I do. I find the process of crossing out eliminated answers and making notes helpful, and it also better simulates test day.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby FrankOcean » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:27 am

Alright. I hate myself. Told myself I would start first thing after Christmas.

Officially starting to study tomorrow.

I have a 4.026 from Cornell and published research, so all I really need here is a dominating LSAT score.

Yet I'm not studying.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby mindarmed » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:08 pm

FrankOcean wrote:Alright. I hate myself. Told myself I would start first thing after Christmas.

Officially starting to study tomorrow.

I have a 4.026 from Cornell and published research, so all I really need here is a dominating LSAT score.

Yet I'm not studying.


Cornell gives A+?

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby BlaqBella » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:23 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:One of the worst parts of studying for this test is everyone asking you: So, when are you finally going to take the LSAT? Most people just don't get it. They don't understand the legal job market or what a degree from a T-14 would do for one's entire career. I get tired of people asking me. They just pile on more stress. They are essentially thinking and saying, "Why don't you just take it already and attend the local TTT. Wow, you will be lawyer! What difference does it make where you go to school?" I just look at them and nod my head.


+1. Folks are wondering why I am delaying the test for as long as I have. They don't get how much it can make or break a future. 5 more months of not having a life.


are you gunning for HYS or something? you really would only need a 165 or so, assuming decent GPA as a URM to get scholly money from T14


I'm gunning for HYS and C. I'm studying with the mindset of needing a 180 despite being a URM. :wink:

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby BlaqBella » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:26 pm

Today's focus is on LG and RC. Some reading for both sections followed by practice sets. Though games are my strongest sections there is always room for perfection/learning new approaches, etc..

Hope everyone has a productive weekend despite there being distractions (ProBowl, anyone? :oops: ).




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