February 2014 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:06 pm

Miracle wrote:I still don't know if i will be taking the test at all. We are all snowed in here. No one can move. :shock:


That has to be the worst feeling. Based on what happened last December, however, LSAC seems to be pretty reasonable and prompt in making accommodations for delayed tests.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:07 pm

zhenders wrote:62 :)


Rough LG or just bad overall? I should have specified that LG in a test context is my main focus.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:10 pm

I just felt that 62 was overall quite difficult; it had two games -- as I recall -- that were both VERY difficult. No one game was super-hard, but as a whole, it was compositionally 5-skulls.

Miracle, hmmm... As I recall, 61 was tough for me too -- in fact, I struggled from 58-63.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:13 pm

random number wrote:
Miracle wrote:I still don't know if i will be taking the test at all. We are all snowed in here. No one can move. :shock:


That has to be the worst feeling. Based on what happened last December, however, LSAC seems to be pretty reasonable and prompt in making accommodations for delayed tests.


Yeah it is… its stressful as it is… i want to know. I called the school today…he redirected my call to this one lady, but then she never picked up.

The streets are not plowed. We already have over a foot of snow…it keeps on coming down… :shock:

What will happen? :|

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:14 pm

zhenders wrote:I just felt that 62 was overall quite difficult; it had two games -- as I recall -- that were both VERY difficult. No one game was super-hard, but as a whole, it was compositionally 5-skulls.

Miracle, hmmm... As I recall, 61 was tough for me too -- in fact, I struggled from 58-63.


Are you saying test 58 was somewhat difficult?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby McAvoy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:45 pm

Whoever posted those VelocityLSAT videos a few pages back -- thank you. Great refresher stuff you can watch at work, and they guy is really entertaining.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:59 pm

Miracle wrote:
zhenders wrote:I just felt that 62 was overall quite difficult; it had two games -- as I recall -- that were both VERY difficult. No one game was super-hard, but as a whole, it was compositionally 5-skulls.

Miracle, hmmm... As I recall, 61 was tough for me too -- in fact, I struggled from 58-63.


Are you saying test 58 was somewhat difficult?
Miracle wrote:
zhenders wrote:I just felt that 62 was overall quite difficult; it had two games -- as I recall -- that were both VERY difficult. No one game was super-hard, but as a whole, it was compositionally 5-skulls.

Miracle, hmmm... As I recall, 61 was tough for me too -- in fact, I struggled from 58-63.


Are you saying test 58 was somewhat difficult?
Miracle wrote:
zhenders wrote:I just felt that 62 was overall quite difficult; it had two games -- as I recall -- that were both VERY difficult. No one game was super-hard, but as a whole, it was compositionally 5-skulls.

Miracle, hmmm... As I recall, 61 was tough for me too -- in fact, I struggled from 58-63.


Are you saying test 58 was somewhat difficult?



For me, yes :)

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:20 pm

why so many quotes zhenders? :lol:

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:21 pm

lol I was trying to figure that out too. Accidental, I assure you :) :)

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby ballsoharduniversity » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:34 pm

Took PT 71 over the weekend and hit 170, but took PT 66 today and got trucked. Why did 66 feel so much harder than 71?!

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:42 pm

sanibella wrote:Not sure what to do. Took 71 two days ago, got 172 (-4 LR, -6 LG, -2RC) Today I took PT 69 and got my lowest PT score ever- 168 and my worst RC score of -5. I went -6 LR and -3 LG. How should I be studying the next couple of days? Focus on RC or LG? I never studies RC before because I never went lower then -2.


I would suggest LG, because they have the best effort to reward ratio and you should be able to lock them down in a day or so. If you have historically been good with RC, you may just be in need of a mental break from it.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:59 pm

^What I'm doing the next two days

Thursday:

PT 71 with everyone else (RC will be my 5th experimental)
Afternoon- 2 RC sections and reviewing past LR questions (67 68 69 70 71)

Friday:
4 LR (12 questions in 12 minutes)
Games rest of the day (They don't burn me out)

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby alecks » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:08 pm

Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:16 pm

alecks wrote:Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.



I think that everyone is scared of that to some degree. How consistent have your PTs been?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby McAvoy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:30 pm

I thought the consensus was that the average first (real) test score tends to drop 2-4 points from the peak practice test average. That's about what my experience was the first time around (and is why I'm taking again). I haven't given this go around as much effort, honestly, because I think it's fair to estimate that a good score in the bank and cooler nerves will make the PT average more accurate.

If it's your first time and your worried about keeping up with your PTs, I'd try to get out of that mindset; it's not going to help.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:30 pm

alecks wrote:Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.


You keep on freaking out…if you continue like this you will psyche yourself out.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby alecks » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:40 pm

alecks wrote:Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.


This is my third time taking the LSAT. I wasn't ready the first two times and once was a cancel. My last five tests have been 168, 164, 166, 166, 168 (which is the range I want to score in, save that 164)

There was that drop at 164 bc I bombed a LG section and the spent the rest of the test freaking out. I've been scoring in the range I want for the past 7 tests I've taken (ideally would like a 167 or above though)

I'm hoping I can clear my head before Friday, and not put so much pressure on myself, bc the nerves will wreck me... sorry I'm so whiny!!

edit: I quoted myself! :|

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby 90convoy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:45 pm

alecks wrote:
alecks wrote:Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.


This is my third time taking the LSAT. I wasn't ready the first two times and once was a cancel. My last five tests have been 168, 164, 166, 166, 168 (which is the range I want to score in, save that 164)

There was that drop at 164 bc I bombed a LG section and the spent the rest of the test freaking out. I've been scoring in the range I want for the past 7 tests I've taken (ideally would like a 167 or above though)

I'm hoping I can clear my head before Friday, and not put so much pressure on myself, bc the nerves will wreck me... sorry I'm so whiny!!

edit: I quoted myself! :|


Did you underperform ur PT average before?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:50 pm

alecks wrote:
alecks wrote:Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.


This is my third time taking the LSAT. I wasn't ready the first two times and once was a cancel. My last five tests have been 168, 164, 166, 166, 168 (which is the range I want to score in, save that 164)

There was that drop at 164 bc I bombed a LG section and the spent the rest of the test freaking out. I've been scoring in the range I want for the past 7 tests I've taken (ideally would like a 167 or above though)

I'm hoping I can clear my head before Friday, and not put so much pressure on myself, bc the nerves will wreck me... sorry I'm so whiny!!

edit: I quoted myself! :|


That's pretty consistent. The added focus you will feel on gameday will only help your score, provided that you don't keep on freaking yourself out.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby alecks » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:51 pm

90convoy wrote:
alecks wrote:
alecks wrote:Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.


This is my third time taking the LSAT. I wasn't ready the first two times and once was a cancel. My last five tests have been 168, 164, 166, 166, 168 (which is the range I want to score in, save that 164)

There was that drop at 164 bc I bombed a LG section and the spent the rest of the test freaking out. I've been scoring in the range I want for the past 7 tests I've taken (ideally would like a 167 or above though)

I'm hoping I can clear my head before Friday, and not put so much pressure on myself, bc the nerves will wreck me... sorry I'm so whiny!!

edit: I quoted myself! :|


Did you underperform ur PT average before?


under performed. but I also took like, 5 tests and barely knew what I was doing anyway so it's hard to say. I took December even though I didn't feel ready as a practice and canceled in the hopes of helping my nerves now...

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:55 pm

Not to get all zen-ish, but we all must internalize the reality that stress about underperformance leads to underperformance. Do your best to relax and let go of the stress -- ironically it's the only way to avoid a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby ChuggaChuggaChooChoo » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:59 pm

random number wrote:
alecks wrote:
alecks wrote:Am I the only one very nervous of getting a lower score on the test than my PT average? I've literally been paralyzed in fear since Monday. Ugh.


This is my third time taking the LSAT. I wasn't ready the first two times and once was a cancel. My last five tests have been 168, 164, 166, 166, 168 (which is the range I want to score in, save that 164)

There was that drop at 164 bc I bombed a LG section and the spent the rest of the test freaking out. I've been scoring in the range I want for the past 7 tests I've taken (ideally would like a 167 or above though)

I'm hoping I can clear my head before Friday, and not put so much pressure on myself, bc the nerves will wreck me... sorry I'm so whiny!!

edit: I quoted myself! :|


That's pretty consistent. The added focus you will feel on gameday will only help your score, provided that you don't keep on freaking yourself out.


I feel this too...the added focus and knowing that you know what you are doing is going to be invaluable on test day

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:17 pm

PT 59 had a curve of -14?

How did everyone find these games to be?




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