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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby chizzy » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:21 pm

action90 wrote:
chizzy wrote:my 3rd and last retake. anyone else in the same boat as i am? don't know how to feel about it.


Same boat. I'm sort of indifferent cause my last score was pretty solid. Actually hoping that the fact that I've been way less stressed about it will help me on test day.


yeah. i think taking it twice helps relieve the stress a bit. are you waiting to apply till you get your scores?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby action90 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:44 pm

chizzy wrote:
action90 wrote:
chizzy wrote:my 3rd and last retake. anyone else in the same boat as i am? don't know how to feel about it.


Same boat. I'm sort of indifferent cause my last score was pretty solid. Actually hoping that the fact that I've been way less stressed about it will help me on test day.


yeah. i think taking it twice helps relieve the stress a bit. are you waiting to apply till you get your scores?


I'll fill out apps before I get my December score as it wont significantly change the schools I'd be applying to (add 1 or 2 if anything), just hopefully improve my chances at my current list of schools. You?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby magickware » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:13 am

One week left for y'all.

Best of luck.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby blackbirdfly » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:18 am

I know they say to take it easy the week of the test, but I'm going to need to put in 6 hours a day until at least Thursday if I'm serious about taking the December LSAT. I've been so busy over the past two weeks I haven't had time to properly stress out about it! I'm going to take my final PT on Wednesday and in the meantime I'm doing timed drills as if there is no tomorrow.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby koalacity » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:54 am

bee wrote:bllllegggh. pted after sticking to drilling lg over the last 3 days due to thanksgiving, and i really could feel that i hadn't touched lr/rc in a while.

pt 66 breakdown:

lr1: -0
lr2: -2
rc: -0
lg: -0
exp 52 lr1: -1

raw: 98/100, scaled: 179 (retake)

i last saw this test about 3 months ago so i didnt remember much of it, but i almost shat myself when i saw that, the first time i'd taken it, i'd only gotten -1 on lr2, and that i'd gotten both q's i got wrong today correct before. yikes :shock: exp score isnt very encouraging either. i guess this is a sign from the universe that i should probably stop slacking on lr.

btw whoever was saying that lr2 is a lot more difficult than lr1 on 66, ITA. the first time i took this test i scored much worse on lr1, but that must have been a freak accident, because lr2 is a hugeeeee pain in the ass :evil:

bee, quit panicking! If one were to read your post with the actual scores redacted, you'd think you'd scored like a 160 on that PT, not a 179 (yes, I know it's a retake-even so). You're going to kill it on Saturday-just keep yourself calm and focused, and you'll be fine.

Also, everyone's different, but this is what I did for the week prior to October:
Saturday: Visited test center (couldn't take it at the test center because the rooms were locked and it was super creepy inside the building), took PT 62 (178), worked out.
Sunday: Reviewed 68, watched 7Sage LG videos, very minimal LG drilling (like a game or two), worked out.
Monday: Took PT 69 (only got a 173), reviewed it, and worked out.
Tuesday: No LSAT whatsoever, worked out.
Wednesday: No LSAT whatsoever, worked out.
Thursday: Took off work, took PT 61 (175), reviewed some of it (never ended up reviewing the LRs-oops), and got a massage.
Friday: Took off work. Watched the 7Sage videos for PT 61 LG mid-day (intended to do this in the morning, but it ended up being later in the day than I had hoped) and worked out.

Most of all, I focused on destressing and taking good care of myself the week leading up to the test. Unlike some people who recommend getting less sleep than normal two nights before the test (with the idea being that you'll be tired enough to fall asleep easily the night before the test), I focused on trying to get at least 7.5 (preferably 8+) hours of sleep every night the week before the test, because I knew I might have trouble sleeping the night before the test due to nerves (which ended up being the case-I'm prone to insomnia anyway). I am VERY glad I structured my sleep this way, because I feel like getting sufficient sleep the week prior significantly lessened the impact of insufficient sleep the night before (though I probably still got around 6 hours), and I think I would've had even more trouble sleeping if I had been sleep-deprived from the previous night (because then the pressure to get enough sleep that night would've been even worse than it already was). I also worked out a lot to lower my stress level/boost brain function, and ate lots of healthy (but not novel) food.

The morning of the test, I woke up, did some yoga/worked out for about 30 minutes, showered, and ate breakfast. I had intended to do 2-3 games as warmup before I left my house, but ran short on time, so I brought them with me to do in my car if I had extra time after I parked. I ended up only doing like half a game before I got too worried I wasn't going to get to the test center (like a 10 minute walk from where I parked) in time to pee before the test started. Moral of the story? Even if some little things don't go right on test day, it's not the end of the world.

Also, I practiced mindfulness (while studying, at the gym, at work-wherever) in the weeks leading up to the test. I know it might sound like some weird hippie nonsense, but seriously, I think it really helped me not become distracted or panicked during the test itself. Being mindful gave me the discipline to stay focused on exactly what I was doing on the test right at that moment, and not on the proctors walking around or the people tapping their pencils or noises in the hallway or thoughts like "ZOMG I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO DIAGRAM THIS GAME AND I'LL NEVER GET INTO LAWL SCHOOL NOW."

Anyway, sorry for the rambling. If you have questions, please feel free to ask!

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Hotguy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:40 am

Very nice post ^

Going to visit the test center right now.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby mhaas » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:57 am

First PT in a month:

PT 36
Raw: 92
Scaled: 172
LR1: -1
RC: -5
LR2: -1
LG: -2

After taking a nice break from the LSAT, I was pretty happy with my performance this morning. LG was a bit rusty, but I game 3 in this section was pretty nasty. I've dropped all annotation when going through RC and it has helped a great deal. I think I am going to take and review PT 67 at some point this week if anyone wants to join me.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:16 pm

Did 45 and 46 RC last night and they were the first fresh RC sections I did since Oct. It almost felt weird initially doing the first fresh passage in a while (on 46), and I had to re-read the opening paragraph. But it felt normal again by the time I got to the 2nd passage. -4 on 46 and -2 on 45, which is in line with the -3 I was averaging going into Oct. Does anybody else think the 4th passage in 46 (3 misses there and rushed) about the prevention of harm principle is a bit on the difficult side? I've heard people say the hippocratic oath passage is tough in 45, though I thought it was straightforward with 1 difficult question (the organization question).

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:24 pm

mhaas wrote:First PT in a month:

PT 36
Raw: 92
Scaled: 172
LR1: -1
RC: -5
LR2: -1
LG: -2

After taking a nice break from the LSAT, I was pretty happy with my performance this morning. LG was a bit rusty, but I game 3 in this section was pretty nasty. I've dropped all annotation when going through RC and it has helped a great deal. I think I am going to take and review PT 67 at some point this week if anyone wants to join me.


A month? Damn! That's some courage.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby mhaas » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:53 pm

Otunga wrote:
mhaas wrote:First PT in a month:

PT 36
Raw: 92
Scaled: 172
LR1: -1
RC: -5
LR2: -1
LG: -2

After taking a nice break from the LSAT, I was pretty happy with my performance this morning. LG was a bit rusty, but I game 3 in this section was pretty nasty. I've dropped all annotation when going through RC and it has helped a great deal. I think I am going to take and review PT 67 at some point this week if anyone wants to join me.


A month? Damn! That's some courage serious slacking.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Bobzilla » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:04 pm

mhaas wrote:
Otunga wrote:
mhaas wrote:First PT in a month:

PT 36
Raw: 92
Scaled: 172
LR1: -1
RC: -5
LR2: -1
LG: -2

After taking a nice break from the LSAT, I was pretty happy with my performance this morning. LG was a bit rusty, but I game 3 in this section was pretty nasty. I've dropped all annotation when going through RC and it has helped a great deal. I think I am going to take and review PT 67 at some point this week if anyone wants to join me.


A month? Damn! That's some courage serious slacking.


I went a month after October, really needed things to settle. Got a 173, 5 points higher than my PT average. But I'll agree, had I had the extra time to blast through the Trainer more exhaustively, I probably would be on a better track.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby retaking23 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:49 pm

I'm taking my 15th PT today (and will probably take two more for a grand total of 17 by Thursday). Granted, all but two of these are retakes.

I'm curious, how many PTs have you guys taken for this exam? Does anyone else still hate the prospect of PTing?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby agglomeration » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:00 pm

Could someone diagram 14 from PT 70 S4 (the second LR with 26 questions)

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:03 pm

retaking23 wrote:I'm taking my 15th PT today (and will probably take two more for a grand total of 17 by Thursday). Granted, all but two of these are retakes.

I'm curious, how many PTs have you guys taken for this exam? Does anyone else still hate the prospect of PTing?


I've taken 7 - all retakes.

I might take 70 for the third time as my last PT. Anybody else considering that?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby mellow » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:08 pm

retaking23 wrote:I'm taking my 15th PT today (and will probably take two more for a grand total of 17 by Thursday). Granted, all but two of these are retakes.

I'm curious, how many PTs have you guys taken for this exam? Does anyone else still hate the prospect of PTing?

Taking my 19th today (4 fresh) and have 2.5 more (2 retake, 1 fresh, 1 India).

I don't like it, but I actually much prefer PT to drilling because it forces me to stay focused on my studying. (except LG. but I think LGs are fun so).

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

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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 Thorcogan » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:38 pm

dosto wrote:
melodygreenleaf wrote:
retaking23 wrote:I'm taking my 15th PT today (and will probably take two more for a grand total of 17 by Thursday). Granted, all but two of these are retakes.

I'm curious, how many PTs have you guys taken for this exam? Does anyone else still hate the prospect of PTing?

Taking my 19th today (4 fresh) and have 2.5 more (2 retake, 1 fresh, 1 India).

I don't like it, but I actually much prefer PT to drilling because it forces me to stay focused on my studying. (except LG. but I think LGs are fun so).


I feel the same way. Plus my PT retakes have been done with 25 minute sections, which means they only take just over an hour and a half. Coupled with the fact I feel no pressure on them (except 70 retake), they've been really casual this time around.


Other than LG I can't even fathom completing a section in 25 minutes. Most of the time I finish LR with 2-4 minutes to spare, but RC is always right down to the wire. 25 min is madness, props to you

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby OVOXO » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:38 pm

games from 68 were brutal (well, last two)

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Hotguy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:34 pm

First time i did game 3 for pt68 it striked me as unusual. Game 4 was hard for being so open ended though.




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