February 2014 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:50 pm

zhenders wrote:The photo is a little sad :-P it's a pretty small breakfast altogether. But -- croissant french toast is one of the hardest breakfasts to beat on the planet.


Who are you having breakfast with? I see two glasses of juice. Unless, both of them are for you lol

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:21 pm

Began scoring a section with the wrong answer key and was -5 within the first six questions. Cried a little, found the right key, and ended up going -3 (LR1).

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:22 pm

I want to be this kind of person when I grow up.

http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/whats_t ... octor.html

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:31 pm

I hate when I look at the wrong answer key

Final three game sections for me tonight (59 60 61) Then drilling RC all day

Waking up at 5:00a tomorrow to study before the game

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby BankruptMe » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:56 pm

Took a break. Decided to clean my house.

Still being productive

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:04 pm

BankruptMe wrote:Took a break. Decided to clean my house.

Still being productive


Procrastinating for LSAT studying has made me so much more productive overall :?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:00 pm

Is anyone else who has improved several points over the past few weeks especially nervous that test day won't go so well? I imagine those who've been scoring well for several months are much more confident (naturally).

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:02 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:Is anyone else who has improved several points over the past few weeks especially nervous that test day won't go so well? I imagine those who've been scoring well for several months are much more confident (naturally).


Yes. Very much so.

I plan to take 68 tomorrow, 71 Tuesday, 70 Thursday. I'm hoping these are more consistent scores.

What is everyone doing Friday? Drills?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:03 pm

zhenders wrote:I want to be this kind of person when I grow up.

http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/whats_t ... octor.html


I feel like people from the south have such compassion.

Am I wrong in saying this.... :|

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:12 pm

Just finished 61

RC: -4 (this is my worst RC in several weeks and really scares me. I did make a couple of silly mistakes, but it was early in the test so I should have been attentive)
LR: -2 (a couple of tricky questions)
LG: -0 (yippie! - Hopefully I can start doing this with consistency)
LR: -1 (missed #26, a really brutal parallel reasoning question)

-7 for a scaled score of 174. Not quite in Zhenders' territory, but I am certainly happy with it.
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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:14 pm

Went to do games again and I have a massive headache probably from burn out

Deciding if I should take today off and then start tomorrow

Review past LR questions might not be a bad idea

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:17 pm

random number wrote:Just finished 61

RC: -4 (this is my worst RC in several weeks and really scares me. I did make a couple of silly mistakes, but it was early in the test so I should have been attentive)
LR: -2 (a couple of tricky questions)
LG: -0 (yippie! - Hopefully I can start doing this with consistency)
LR: -1 (missed #26, a really brutal parallel reasoning question)

-7 for a scaled score of 174. Not quite in Zhenders' territory, but I am certainly happy with it.


Out of curiosity, how much time do you have left in each section? Luckily, I've gotten to the stage where I can finish each section in the 35 minutes (and still score well) but still wondering where high scorers are at for timing.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:18 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:Went to do games again and I have a massive headache probably from burn out

Deciding if I should take today off and then start tomorrow

Review past LR questions might not be a bad idea


I don't have a headache but my brain does 'feel' different (well oiled?) from eating a good breakfast, for once.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:42 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Out of curiosity, how much time do you have left in each section? Luckily, I've gotten to the stage where I can finish each section in the 35 minutes (and still score well) but still wondering where high scorers are at for timing.


It really varies, but these are the general ranges.
RC: 4-11 minutes (8 on average)
LR: 3-12 minutes (9 on average)
LG: 0-2 minutes (I can usually finish 3 games in 6-7 minutes apiece, but then the 4th game takes me close to 15. This is now the only section on which I ever run out of time.)

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:44 pm

Nicolena. wrote:
zhenders wrote:I want to be this kind of person when I grow up.

http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/whats_t ... octor.html


I feel like people from the south have such compassion.

Am I wrong in saying this.... :|



Unfortunately, in part yes. Everyone is individual, of course -- but by and large, white folks in the south have compassion for white folks. Loads of it. So much, in fact, that they rarely have compassion for anyone else.

Southern culture is very communities-based, which is awesome; this fosters compassion, I think. But also insularity :-/

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:46 pm

random number wrote:Just finished 61

RC: -4 (this is my worst RC in several weeks and really scares me. I did make a couple of silly mistakes, but it was early in the test so I should have been attentive)
LR: -2 (a couple of tricky questions)
LG: -0 (yippie! - Hopefully I can start doing this with consistency)
LR: -1 (missed #26, a really brutal parallel reasoning question)

-7 for a scaled score of 174. Not quite in Zhenders' territory, but I am certainly happy with it.



Killer job man! And this is TOTALLY my territory lol I don't know what you're talking about. Especially on PT61, which I found to be HARD (174 on it, if I remember). Keep it up.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:49 pm

zhenders wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
zhenders wrote:I want to be this kind of person when I grow up.

http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/whats_t ... octor.html


I feel like people from the south have such compassion.

Am I wrong in saying this.... :|



Unfortunately, in part yes. Everyone is individual, of course -- but by and large, white folks in the south have compassion for white folks. Loads of it. So much, in fact, that they rarely have compassion for anyone else.

Southern culture is very communities-based, which is awesome; this fosters compassion, I think. But also insularity :-/


They don't have compassion for non white people.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:56 pm

I live in NC and love it

The south has:
Awesome BBQ
Southern bells who act proper (Not the stuck up tri-state girl)
Nice people
Warm weather and sun dresses year round (Our winters are in the 50's and December this year was mostly 65-70's)
College sports in general are seen as superior to professional
Lots and Lots of tradition


I'm from PA and I would never go back unless I got into UPenn

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby BankruptMe » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:13 pm

Miracle wrote:
zhenders wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
zhenders wrote:I want to be this kind of person when I grow up.

http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/whats_t ... octor.html


I feel like people from the south have such compassion.

Am I wrong in saying this.... :|



Unfortunately, in part yes. Everyone is individual, of course -- but by and large, white folks in the south have compassion for white folks. Loads of it. So much, in fact, that they rarely have compassion for anyone else.

Southern culture is very communities-based, which is awesome; this fosters compassion, I think. But also insularity :-/


They don't have compassion for non white people.


THIS I can verify.

Headache developing in the back of my head....looked it up on line. Tension. ugh

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:15 pm

^ I feel you

The front of my head starts to throb as soon as I start to read anything

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:25 pm

BankruptMe wrote:
Miracle wrote:
They don't have compassion for non white people.


THIS I can verify.

Headache developing in the back of my head....looked it up on line. Tension. ugh


Yep. This is exactly what I was getting at.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby alecks » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:28 pm

I just got a 163 on 70. I double clutched during the LG section and went -7, was running out of time and didn't answer most of the questions like I should have.

I'm having an existential crisis now.

Wondering if I take the rest of the day off and come back to this tomorrow, in the interest of maybe I'm having burnout???

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:34 pm

alecks wrote:I just got a 163 on 70. I double clutched during the LG section and went -7, was running out of time and didn't answer most of the questions like I should have.

I'm having an existential crisis now.

Wondering if I take the rest of the day off and come back to this tomorrow, in the interest of maybe I'm having burnout???


I would take the rest of the day off - It doesn't sound like reviewing the test will do you much good. If you feel like you have to do something, just look at the LG section and try to do it untimed. I find that doing so gives me the confidence that I can do the work.

If you don't mind me asking, did you miss most of the questions on one game, or were they pretty evenly distributed throughout the section?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:35 pm

I still say you ought to review today -- at least LR and RC. After you review, take the rest of the day off :-/ reviewing immediately after is super important -- if you review after you've forgotten your thought processes on each question, it's not nearly as useful.




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