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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Nicolena. » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:34 pm

esther0123 wrote:Just submitted apps cause i figured it didn't matter when i submit since they wont even look at them until january. Do I have to notify them myself that I have a pending LSAT, or would they know automatically?




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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:38 pm

Nicolena. wrote:
esther0123 wrote:Just submitted apps cause i figured it didn't matter when i submit since they wont even look at them until january. Do I have to notify them myself that I have a pending LSAT, or would they know automatically?




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Is this definitely the case? Makes sense to apply if it is.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby mellow » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:46 pm

PT 51 (fresh)
LR: -2
LR2: -1
RC: -1
LG: -0
PT5 S1 as LR Exp: -4 :shock:

97/101, 179.

Eek I haven't gotten -4 in a LR section since the October test and 3 out of the 4 were within the first ten questions. Seems like my terrible, terrible habit of second guessing and thinking too deeply on easy questions is returning. (This answer's too obvious to be correct). This is what hurt me on the October test, so I really need to cut it out.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby esther0123 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:55 pm

melodygreenleaf wrote:PT 51 (fresh)
LR: -2
LR2: -1
RC: -1
LG: -0
PT5 S1 as LR Exp: -4 :shock:

97/101, 179.

Eek I haven't gotten -4 in a LR section since the October test and 3 out of the 4 were within the first ten questions. Seems like my terrible, terrible habit of second guessing and thinking too deeply on easy questions is returning. (This answer's too obvious to be correct). This is what hurt me on the October test, so I really need to cut it out.


If you don't mind me asking -- what score are you retaking? your PT scores are beastly!

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:57 pm

esther0123 wrote:
melodygreenleaf wrote:PT 51 (fresh)
LR: -2
LR2: -1
RC: -1
LG: -0
PT5 S1 as LR Exp: -4 :shock:

97/101, 179.

Eek I haven't gotten -4 in a LR section since the October test and 3 out of the 4 were within the first ten questions. Seems like my terrible, terrible habit of second guessing and thinking too deeply on easy questions is returning. (This answer's too obvious to be correct). This is what hurt me on the October test, so I really need to cut it out.


If you don't mind me asking -- what score are you retaking? your PT scores are beastly!


Seriously. They're owning it.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:59 pm

PT52 - fresh

LR 1: -5
LG: -0
LR 2: -1
RC: -0

Score: 176

No clue what happened on that first LR but yeah

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby blackbirdfly » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:04 pm

Today, I've encountered TWO logic games that I just had no idea how to set-up. I have a feeling this shouldn't be happening so late in the studying process. I guess it's me and 7Sage tonight.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby 062914123 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:07 pm

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby blackbirdfly » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:14 pm

bee wrote:
blackbirdfly wrote:Today, I've encountered TWO logic games that I just had no idea how to set-up. I have a feeling this shouldn't be happening so late in the studying process. I guess it's me and 7Sage tonight.

out of curiosity, which ones were they? if they were some random games from like, 1997, i wouldnt worry about it xD


G4 from PT 12 and G4 from PT 38. They are a quite old. Thanks for the reassurance. I need a break from logic games.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby mellow » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:29 pm

Otunga wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
esther0123 wrote:Just submitted apps cause i figured it didn't matter when i submit since they wont even look at them until january. Do I have to notify them myself that I have a pending LSAT, or would they know automatically?
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Is this definitely the case? Makes sense to apply if it is.
I actually don't think all schools wait for the new score. I mean it's automatic that they see you signed up for a new one, but I know some schools definitely contact you to check. I would send a quick email to them just in case if you do end up sending apps now.

esther0123 wrote:If you don't mind me asking -- what score are you retaking? your PT scores are beastly!
172 so my new scores aren't as impressive as they seem haha. I was on a huge upward trend the last week before the October test and 172 was on the lower end of my PT average, so I thought why not, I could do better. (also need as many points as I can to offset my poor GPA).

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:34 pm

melodygreenleaf wrote:
Otunga wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
esther0123 wrote:Just submitted apps cause i figured it didn't matter when i submit since they wont even look at them until january. Do I have to notify them myself that I have a pending LSAT, or would they know automatically?
Automatic
Is this definitely the case? Makes sense to apply if it is.
I actually don't think all schools wait for the new score. I mean it's automatic that they see you signed up for a new one, but I know some schools definitely contact you to check. I would send a quick email to them just in case if you do end up sending apps now.

esther0123 wrote:If you don't mind me asking -- what score are you retaking? your PT scores are beastly!
172 so my new scores aren't as impressive as they seem haha. I was on a huge upward trend the last week before the October test and 172 was on the lower end of my PT average, so I thought why not, I could do better. (also need as many points as I can to offset my poor GPA).


That's an awesome job. You've demolished the test already, and with a retake boost, you'll really own it.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Nicolena. » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:04 am

bee wrote:
bbkk wrote:
bee wrote: im planning on 3/week, so i have 6 left. on my off days, i'm drilling games (aiming for 16 per off day, but lol at me being that productive)


Sounds like a good plan, bee. I need to do that too.

let's be study buddies for the last two weeks! we can keep each other on track :D


Which games are you drilling? Do you have a schedule?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby 062914123 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:38 am

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby OVOXO » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:33 pm

PT69, completely fresh, 9:15 start time, Kaplan proctor w/distractions

LR1 −3
LR2 −0
RC −5
LG-0
LRX48 − 2

92/100

173

Right at my PT avg. LR1 seemed harder than LR2. Games were a breeze if you made the crucial inferences in game 3 and read the 2 rules correctly in game 4, but RC seemed harder, but that may have been nerves with the dress rehearsal/totally fresh new PT, etc. I’ll be redoing these games and drilling RC extensively over the next 2 weeks. A disheartening number of my misses were right-to-wrong answer switches which are just pissoffs.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby dosto » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:09 pm

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:18 pm

I wrote out my timing process for the test in order to internalize that more, since I think I lacked some organization in that area leading into Oct. It looks like the following:

For LG, do the first two games within 15 minutes, but if not, then no more than 17 minutes. For LR, go for 15 in 15 minutes or less, but if not, then no more than 17 minutes. For RC, do the first passages within 15 minutes, but if not, then no more than 17 minutes.

It's interesting that my timing strategies are uniform. LR is probably the section with the most leeway, since you can manage LR even if you take over 17 for the first 15 (it just can leave you rushing if there are a lot of difficult questions towards the end), but for LG and RC, you really need that systematic efficiency or else you're rushing through the last few questions almost guaranteed. And if you're not, odds are you missed some questions mainly due to rushing.

Does everybody else do something along these lines?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Fianna13 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:49 pm

dosto wrote:Haven't been here in a week and I don't know what worries me more: that my lack of productivity is no longer shared, or that the poll is still up.


I basically do the same thing. Although for LR I find you can slow down from 16-22 ish and rush the last 3 or 4. To me the last 3 or 4 aren't really more difficult, they are simply denser (most parallel or long principle questions are here). But the reasoning is quite simple.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby 062914123 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:04 pm

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:05 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:PT52 - fresh

LR 1: -5
LG: -0
LR 2: -1
RC: -0

Score: 176

No clue what happened on that first LR but yeah


To piggy back on this, I'm noticing my first sections always have a couple more wrong than everywhere else. Not sure how to remedy that.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:15 pm

40s LR almost never fails to deflate my confidence. I drilled 48 LR and scored -9, the same -9 I got in Oct. It's ridiculous that I'm still prone to these awful scores. I've even seen 48 LR before, and got the same -6 on LR2 as before. At least on 71, we should expect to get the 1-20s-esque LR, which I'm good with again after having drilled much of it, or the more modern LR of the 60s.

Anybody else fucking detest 40s LR? Most of my terrible LR scores are disproportionately found here, with one terrible score (-10) on 56 and the other one unfortunately in Oct. I fairly quickly got why the wrong answers were wrong and the right answer's right - I just think the logic in the 40s isn't as clear-cut and so it's difficult to interpret the argument's right at first.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby 062914123 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:15 pm

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby retaking23 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:33 pm

PT 62

170

RC: -4
LR:-1
LG: -7
LR: -2

LG was so depressing here. The notorious stained glass game was here but I spent 9 minutes on the first game alone. This is my worst LG probably since diagnostic. Also, dental caries is a bitch.

I don't even want to get into my three LR misses (all stupid stupid stupid misreads on inference questions) since I had a good amount of time left on both LRs.

Also, this was a retake from a few months ago (172 then). Off to take PT 63 to make up for this miserable performance.




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