Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

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Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:42 pm

I was planning to take the Oct test that just passed, but last night I could not fall asleep at all. After debating it for 5 minutes and attempted to do some L.R/games questions, I found myself zoning out and had difficulty in concentrating or make the "instant" inferences in games, so I decided to not show, which is also motivated by the fact this would have been my 3rd try in the 2 year period. I was taking a prep course from Aug till end of September.

I am currently planning to take the Dec test, and planning to get some sleeping pills for the Dec test just incase. In any case I was wondering few things

1) Was the no-show a good decision? Or should I have manned up to the Oct test because I was taking a prep course and I might "forget" some information

2) My current plan is take Oct off, and start off reviewing again in Nov for the Dec test.

Some extra information, my previous official scores were high 150/low 160, and I have pretty much used every single prep test besides obviously this test and 2 super prep. My current prep test range is high 160s-low 170s (169-171~, I had couple of 168 and couple of mid 170s (pretty consistent in -4LR combined~/-4RC~/odd sloppy mistakes in games (~3), I found some of the questions I am getting wrong is just different "intuitions", if that makes sense? As that, I feel like if I thought/analyzed the stim/passage in "that way" instead of my "way" I could have gotten those last L.R/RC Qs right, but I feel like I switched the "intuition" I would have gotten some of the questions I got right to be wrong) What should be my strategy in studying?

Ideally I would score 173~, median for HYS.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby jshaffer740 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:55 pm

You may have made the right decision given it's your last shot. But I definitely would not take the entire month of October off if you want HYS / 173+.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby lsatkid007 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:05 pm

Yo I couldn't sleep all last night also. I must have looked at the clock 3 times every hour.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:58 pm

jshaffer740 wrote:You may have made the right decision given it's your last shot. But I definitely would not take the entire month of October off if you want HYS / 173+.


The issue with this is I literally have nothing to do, I have used all almost all of the questions as previously stated.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:16 am

ill bump for more responses.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby midwest17 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:53 pm

jimmierock wrote:
jshaffer740 wrote:You may have made the right decision given it's your last shot. But I definitely would not take the entire month of October off if you want HYS / 173+.


The issue with this is I literally have nothing to do, I have used all almost all of the questions as previously stated.


Spend October drilling all the questions you've already done. They'll still help.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:08 pm

I dont see a point in drilling because my mistakes are not in a specific "stim/section", hows writing a prep test every saturday starting at 9am till Dec? and review on Sunday or Monday.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby midwest17 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:21 pm

jimmierock wrote:I dont see a point in drilling because my mistakes are not in a specific "stim/section", hows writing a prep test every saturday starting at 9am till Dec? and review on Sunday or Monday.


I didn't mean drilling in the sense of working on a specific type of question; just do a lot of questions. Retaking prep tests is good when you have time. Otherwise take sections or parts of sections.

When you're reviewing, don't settle for saying "well, if I analyzed it in a different way, I would get the right answer." You need to understand why your way of looking at the question was wrong.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby jmjm » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:28 pm

Does an 'absent' not count toward 3 tries in 2 years unlike a 'cancel'?

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby drawstring » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:29 pm

jmjm wrote:Does an 'absent' not count toward 3 tries in 2 years unlike a 'cancel'?


I thought it did count toward a try.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:27 pm

Absence does not count, according to LSAC's official text and TLS.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:33 pm

jimmierock wrote:
jshaffer740 wrote:You may have made the right decision given it's your last shot. But I definitely would not take the entire month of October off if you want HYS / 173+.


The issue with this is I literally have nothing to do, I have used all almost all of the questions as previously stated.

That's perfectly okay. I've found it can actually be useful to redo questions. If enough time has elapsed since you last did the questions, they'll feel completely fresh, and if enough time hasn't passed, then seeing them again will really solidify everything.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:47 am

jaylawyer09 wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:
jimmierock wrote:
jshaffer740 wrote:You may have made the right decision given it's your last shot. But I definitely would not take the entire month of October off if you want HYS / 173+.


The issue with this is I literally have nothing to do, I have used all almost all of the questions as previously stated.

That's perfectly okay. I've found it can actually be useful to redo questions. If enough time has elapsed since you last did the questions, they'll feel completely fresh, and if enough time hasn't passed, then seeing them again will really solidify everything.


retaking questions also gives you confidence

it reinforces the inferences/ strategies you should be doing

Definitely.

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Re: Did I make the right decision/what to do from here?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:37 pm

Alright, thanks TLS. No time for SLACK, gonna hit up prep tests a week or two from now. I will start with the ones I have already done and save the newest matter closer to Dec




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