December 2013 LSAT Study Group

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Otunga » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:47 pm

dasani13 wrote:PT 56 was ruthless.


Despite -9 LR on 70, 56 is my worst LR of all the tests. :o

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby santoki » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:01 pm

Otunga wrote:
dasani13 wrote:PT 56 was ruthless.


Despite -9 LR on 70, 56 is my worst LR of all the tests. :o


PT68 scared the living hell out of me while i prepped for pt70, but little did i know that pt70 would be worse :evil:

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:05 pm

Otunga wrote:
dasani13 wrote:PT 56 was ruthless.


Despite -9 LR on 70, 56 is my worst LR of all the tests. :o


Shit. :(

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:06 pm

This may be a little late, but I just started using Blind Review. For the people who've been using it, quick question: I can totally see how effective it can be with LR, but is it as effective for RC?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby wealtheow » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:10 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:i don't even want to know what its going to feel like waiting for December. I'm stressed out just reading the people waiting for October scores.


seriously, and the wait will probably be longer if the into jan trend continues. dec 2011 was a nightmare, over a goddamn month....i remember it all too well...

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby retaking23 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:14 pm

Officially checking in. Got 166 on October 2013 up from 163 a year before. December will be my third and final time (hopefully) taking the LSAT. I do have one salient piece of advice: Do not underestimate the importance of rest and serenity going in to the test. When I took October, I was operating on supreme anxiety and had not slept for over 30 hours (which stemmed from the anxiety). Two weeks before December 7th, if not earlier, I suggest you all start going to sleep and waking up at adjusted times to mimic test day situation. That way, you will know that anxiety did not affect you negatively.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby santoki » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:20 pm

retaking23 wrote:Officially checking in. Got 166 on October 2013 up from 163 a year before. December will be my third and final time (hopefully) taking the LSAT. I do have one salient piece of advice: Do not underestimate the importance of rest and serenity going in to the test. When I took October, I was operating on supreme anxiety and had not slept for over 30 hours (which stemmed from the anxiety). Two weeks before December 7th, if not earlier, I suggest you all start going to sleep and waking up at adjusted times to mimic test day situation. That way, you will know that anxiety did not affect you negatively.


i can attest to this. i was under maximum anxiety and under little sleep as well. i panicked throughout the exam and did things that i normally wouldnt do like double check LG questions...

i kept thinking about previous sections and let it hinder the present section.

serenity is the key word here.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby wtrc » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:33 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:33 pm

bee wrote:
dasani13 wrote:This may be a little late, but I just started using Blind Review. For the people who've been using it, quick question: I can totally see how effective it can be with LR, but is it as effective for RC?

i used a modified version of BR for RC when i was prepping for oct and ended up with -0 rc. before checking my answers, i would quickly skim through the passage and redo the questions in my head, spending 2-3 minutes on the really tricky ones and trying to spot the textual evidence for the AC i chose. i found it quite helpful.


Seeing as how RC has been my bane twice now, I am definitely going to have to give this a shot.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby jk148706 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:37 pm

Hit 170 on Oct, but REALLY think I can do much better (PTs in the mid 170s). Will be taking in Dec.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby hjkhjk » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:57 pm

Are you all planning to submit your apps in November-December, before the December score comes out?

I am torn between a)submitting my apps and writing a letter to hold their decision or b)submitting everything as soon as the Dec score comes out in January.

I feel as though it will be more advantageous to submit the app early, but my Oct. score will put me in the lower 25th percentile of the applicant range.

Any thoughts/advice?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby samoby » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:58 pm

jk148706 wrote:Hit 170 on Oct, but REALLY think I can do much better (PTs in the mid 170s). Will be taking in Dec.


Same here. Disappointed because I was PTing so much higher!

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby chizzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:01 pm

bee wrote:hey guys

oct 2013:

lg -7
lr1 -0
lr2 -4
rc -0

score: 170

severely underperformed, retaking in dec. pt average leading up to oct was 175.5, but i bombed lg hardcore and got distracted during lr 2. you'll be seeing a lot of me ;)



how did you get -0 on lr? that is my weakest section and i have tried almost everything to improve :(

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby samoby » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:02 pm

I am so determined to get 175+ on the December test. I choked on Logical Reasoning and I'm so irritated with myself for it. We've got this, retakers!

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:02 pm

bee wrote:
dasani13 wrote:This may be a little late, but I just started using Blind Review. For the people who've been using it, quick question: I can totally see how effective it can be with LR, but is it as effective for RC?

i used a modified version of BR for RC when i was prepping for oct and ended up with -0 rc. before checking my answers, i would quickly skim through the passage and redo the questions in my head, spending 2-3 minutes on the really tricky ones and trying to spot the textual evidence for the AC i chose. i found it quite helpful.


Thank you very much. I'll be trying this tomorrow.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby chizzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:02 pm

oh and im checking in for december. just ordered lsat trainer. can anyone attest to their method?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Chriz » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:06 pm

I got a 168 in October but I was PTing in the 170-171 range. Any chance with just the LSAT trainer and some more PTs I can get into the 170s?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby 062914123 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:10 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby samoby » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:13 pm

bee wrote:
chizzy wrote:
bee wrote:hey guys

oct 2013:

lg -7
lr1 -0
lr2 -4
rc -0

score: 170

severely underperformed, retaking in dec. pt average leading up to oct was 175.5, but i bombed lg hardcore and got distracted during lr 2. you'll be seeing a lot of me ;)



how did you get -0 on lr? that is my weakest section and i have tried almost everything to improve :(

honestly, it was a function of familiarity. the more i pt'd, the better at lr i got. my oct score was definitely in the low range of my lr scores, i usually go -0 to -2 combined lr on pts.

samoby wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Hit 170 on Oct, but REALLY think I can do much better (PTs in the mid 170s). Will be taking in Dec.


Same here. Disappointed because I was PTing so much higher!


yep, same situation. i am so disappointed in myself. my last 3 pts before oct were all 180s, and i just KNEW coming out of oct that i hadn't done even close to my best :(


Straight 180s? That's amazing. I knew something was off coming out of the test, too. You'll kill it in December, though, and do that on the real thing!
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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby paglababa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:14 pm

Bee i'm in the same situation. I got a combined -8 on LR (-5 on LR1). I've never PTed so low so Idk what happened for Oct.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby chizzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:14 pm

i feel like december tests are usually much easier. especially the logic games.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby chizzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:16 pm

bee wrote:
chizzy wrote:
bee wrote:hey guys

oct 2013:

lg -7
lr1 -0
lr2 -4
rc -0

score: 170

severely underperformed, retaking in dec. pt average leading up to oct was 175.5, but i bombed lg hardcore and got distracted during lr 2. you'll be seeing a lot of me ;)



how did you get -0 on lr? that is my weakest section and i have tried almost everything to improve :(

honestly, it was a function of familiarity. the more i pt'd, the better at lr i got. my oct score was definitely in the low range of my lr scores, i usually go -0 to -2 combined lr on pts.

Thanks!

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby paglababa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:20 pm

bee wrote:
samoby wrote:Straight 180s? That's rough. I'm sorry. :( You'll kill it in December, though!

lol yep. what people say about a 5 point drop on test day is really true. 175 pt avg - 5 = my october score. hopefully ill be able to avoid the extreme anxiety the second time around.

paglababa wrote:Bee i'm in the same situation. I got a combined -8 on LR (-5 on LR1). I've never PTed so low so Idk what happened for Oct.


yeah :( just gotta nut up and keep moving.


I don't know where your misses came, but I think it was nerves for me because LR1 was pretty close to the beginning of the test for me. Especially after I thought I bombed LG (-2). RC was section 5 for me and I managed to pull off a miraculous -0.

I'm not sure what to prep now since I don't think I have any issues with any particular sections. I'm thinking just PT until Dec.




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