The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:12 am

HRomanus wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
HRomanus wrote:I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.


+1

It was so easy for me to just panic about Parallel reasoning on Sunday and buy their packets online right away and print them out. All for less than $10, in less than 10 minutes.

Although, to their credit, as business models go, it's kind of brilliant.


It doesn't seem like you need any help. You are testing pretty high.


Getting a higher LSAT is always a good thing (aside from YP), especially for a splitter like smccgrey.


My GPA is below 3.2 and it's probably below 25th everywhere. If I can score near where I'm testing, I'll be such a weird split that I probably don't need to worry about YP. Thank you America, for your love of standardized tests. In Canada it's like having a nation full of Boalts.... and not in a good way.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby valen » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:25 am

smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
HRomanus wrote:I have a serious love/hate relationship with Cambridge right now. They make it far too easy to buy question packets and PTs. What a business model that preys on neurotic, millenial 0Ls.


+1

It was so easy for me to just panic about Parallel reasoning on Sunday and buy their packets online right away and print them out. All for less than $10, in less than 10 minutes.

Although, to their credit, as business models go, it's kind of brilliant.


It doesn't seem like you need any help. You are testing pretty high.


Lol I think that's the point - you might not need it, but they make it soooo easy.

In all seriousness though, I tend to look at parallel reasoning and roll my eyes and go with gut instinct, and that's a terrible strategy.

For me though, I have basically nothing going for me except a potentially high LSAT score, so I might as well buy drilling material.


Can I ask what your GPA is? I'm a potential splitter too. My GPA is just over 3.0 so I'm really relying on the lsat and my work experience to get me t20.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:51 am

valen wrote:Can I ask what your GPA is? I'm a potential splitter too. My GPA is just over 3.0 so I'm really relying on the lsat and my work experience to get me t20.


It's a majestic 3.15.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my idiot freshman self and the provincial drinking age of 18 for a lovely first two years.

There is a strong upward trend, not that anyone in admissions will actually GAF.

I wish I could reach back in time 6 years and slap myself right in the face.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby valen » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:53 am

smccgrey wrote:
valen wrote:Can I ask what your GPA is? I'm a potential splitter too. My GPA is just over 3.0 so I'm really relying on the lsat and my work experience to get me t20.


It's a majestic 3.15.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my idiot freshman self and the provincial drinking age of 18 for a lovely first two years.

There is a strong upward trend, not that anyone in admissions will actually GAF.

I wish I could reach back in time 6 years and slap myself right in the face.


Yep my story is pretty much exactly the same, if I could do it all over again I'd definitely do things differently. What are your top schools?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby chimera » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:06 am

Splitter with burdening sense of stoic regret checking it.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:13 am

valen wrote:Yep my story is pretty much exactly the same, if I could do it all over again I'd definitely do things differently. What are your top schools?


Georgetown, by far, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the likelihood that they'll actually accept me.

NU is in the #2 spot because the culture would probably be a good fit, and again they are very splitter-with-work-experience friendly.

Won't go to LS next year if I don't make it to either of those two, I think. Though with a really strong LSAT, I'll have a decent shot at both. Hence the studying! (and the constant TLS lurking)

chimera wrote:Splitter with burdening sense of stoic regret checking it.


Hahahahaha that captures it.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:27 am

smccgrey wrote:
valen wrote:Yep my story is pretty much exactly the same, if I could do it all over again I'd definitely do things differently. What are your top schools?


Georgetown, by far, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the likelihood that they'll actually accept me.

NU is in the #2 spot because the culture would probably be a good fit, and again they are very splitter-with-work-experience friendly.

Won't go to LS next year if I don't make it to either of those two, I think. Though with a really strong LSAT, I'll have a decent shot at both. Hence the studying! (and the constant TLS lurking)

chimera wrote:Splitter with burdening sense of stoic regret checking it.


Hahahahaha that captures it.



All you need is at least 170. :|

I know you can get it.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:29 am

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
valen wrote:Yep my story is pretty much exactly the same, if I could do it all over again I'd definitely do things differently. What are your top schools?


Georgetown, by far, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the likelihood that they'll actually accept me.

NU is in the #2 spot because the culture would probably be a good fit, and again they are very splitter-with-work-experience friendly.

Won't go to LS next year if I don't make it to either of those two, I think. Though with a really strong LSAT, I'll have a decent shot at both. Hence the studying! (and the constant TLS lurking)

chimera wrote:Splitter with burdening sense of stoic regret checking it.


Hahahahaha that captures it.



All you need is at least 170. :|

I know you can get it.


Thanks LLH! :mrgreen: I hope you're right!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby boris09 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:52 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
valen wrote:Yep my story is pretty much exactly the same, if I could do it all over again I'd definitely do things differently. What are your top schools?


Georgetown, by far, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the likelihood that they'll actually accept me.

NU is in the #2 spot because the culture would probably be a good fit, and again they are very splitter-with-work-experience friendly.

Won't go to LS next year if I don't make it to either of those two, I think. Though with a really strong LSAT, I'll have a decent shot at both. Hence the studying! (and the constant TLS lurking)

chimera wrote:Splitter with burdening sense of stoic regret checking it.


Hahahahaha that captures it.



All you need is at least 170. :|

I know you can get it.


Thanks LLH! :mrgreen: I hope you're right!


With my newfound discovery, and adoration, for Sherlock, I sincerely hope you get into your #1 school and receive the LSAT score you've been testing at or higher simply based on your avatar

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:01 pm

boris09 wrote:With my newfound discovery, and adoration, for Sherlock, I sincerely hope you get into your #1 school and receive the LSAT score you've been testing at or higher simply based on your avatar


Hahaha I knew Irene would be a good choice. Thank you :D

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby diiggidy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:13 pm

PT 55:

LR (-2)
RC (-4)
LR (-1)
LG (-2)

Scaled (-9) : 170

I'm pretty happy with this score (tied for my highest PT score) after a 164 and 165. I took two weeks off from PTs to focus on drilling, and it looks like it paid off for me. Both LR sections felt really good, and I think my drilling for strengthen/weaken and flaw questions really paid off. RC felt really difficult, but I somehow pulled off -4; I suppose I got a little lucky. LG was very easy until the last game (bus stops), where I picked up both my wrong answers. I think I was starting to figure the game out right before I ran out of time though. From here, I think i'll continue drilling LG and RC, but unsure what to do about LR. What's the general advice for LR when you're missing 1-3 per section, with no real pattern for missed questions?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:49 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
valen wrote:Yep my story is pretty much exactly the same, if I could do it all over again I'd definitely do things differently. What are your top schools?


Georgetown, by far, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the likelihood that they'll actually accept me.

NU is in the #2 spot because the culture would probably be a good fit, and again they are very splitter-with-work-experience friendly.

Won't go to LS next year if I don't make it to either of those two, I think. Though with a really strong LSAT, I'll have a decent shot at both. Hence the studying! (and the constant TLS lurking)

chimera wrote:Splitter with burdening sense of stoic regret checking it.


Hahahahaha that captures it.



All you need is at least 170. :|

I know you can get it.


Thanks LLH! :mrgreen: I hope you're right!



I am. I know you can. You got this. Hopefully I can as well.

P.S. Splitter love! :)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby boris09 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:18 pm

I think that one of the best feelings that one can get from the LSAT is definitely when you get an amazing inference in the beginning of a game that helps you solve all the questions in under five minutes


...okay i guess getting a -0 on RC too..(seriously can't wait for this one)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby mmorrell94 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:08 pm

guysguysguysguysguys!!!!!

Just took Test C from Superprep and got a 172! This is one of the best feelings I've had in a long, long time, especially since my last PT was a 163. There were absolutely a few lucky (but educated) guesses in there, and I'm sure this is the upper end of my potential right now, but it's still great to know all of my work is paying off. I've really been getting discouraged

I got 1 to 3 wrong on the LRs and RC, but went an astounding -6 on LG :evil:. Those games just seemed weird to me. Maybe it's because the test is newer and I haven't exposed myself to any games past test 45. I don't know.

Anyway, this is just such a great confidence booster for me. I know I'm not an unintelligent person and I do very well in school, so it's been incredibly frustrating up until now to not see any progress. eeeeee :lol:

And I apologize for the rant, but none of my friends understand/care about this and I want to share my excitement with someone

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:10 pm

mmorrell94 wrote:none of my friends understand/care about this and I want to share my excitement with someone


This is probably why all of us are here.

Congrats on the 172!!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby valen » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:52 pm

smccgrey wrote:
mmorrell94 wrote:none of my friends understand/care about this and I want to share my excitement with someone


This is probably why all of us are here.

Congrats on the 172!!

Yep, pretty much. I love TLS for this reason.

And congrats on the score! :)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:53 pm

PT 50

LR-0
LR-0
LG-0
RC-2

=180! :)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:54 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:PT 50

LR-0
LR-0
LG-0
RC-2

=180! :)


:D Nice!

LLH are you shooting for over a 175?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:55 pm

Louis1127 wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:PT 50

LR-0
LR-0
LG-0
RC-2

=180! :)


:D Nice!


If I could only accomplish this on a test day! :(

Yes, I am…that's why I'm here. :(

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:57 pm

That was weird, I edited my post to ask if you were shooting for above a 175, and after I posted the edit, you commented about how you are really hoping for above a 175.

Something freaky's going on LLH.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:59 pm

Louis1127 wrote:That was weird, I edited my post to ask if you were shooting for above a 175, and after I posted the edit, you commented about how you are really hoping for above a 175.

Something freaky's going on LLH.


Hahah you saw that?

I edited my post after I read that :shock:

Its like we were reading each others minds :mrgreen:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:01 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:That was weird, I edited my post to ask if you were shooting for above a 175, and after I posted the edit, you commented about how you are really hoping for above a 175.

Something freaky's going on LLH.


Hahah you saw that?

I edited my post after I read that :shock:

Its like we were reading each others minds :mrgreen:


If only I could read your mind on September 27 lol.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Louis1127 wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:That was weird, I edited my post to ask if you were shooting for above a 175, and after I posted the edit, you commented about how you are really hoping for above a 175.

Something freaky's going on LLH.


Hahah you saw that?

I edited my post after I read that :shock:

Its like we were reading each others minds :mrgreen:


If only I could read your mind on September 27 lol.


That mind still needs work :wink:

How is your prep coming along?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Toby Ziegler » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:PT 50

LR-0
LR-0
LG-0
RC-2

=180! :)


Congrats!!
Are you a retaker? What are the materials you've been using?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby boris09 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:03 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:PT 50

LR-0
LR-0
LG-0
RC-2

=180! :)


Beautiful.




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