The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:12 pm

hey so i noticed every1 ITT is in AT talking about taking the friday (or week) off before work for the lsat. this thot didnt cross my mind. i dont think i would even be able to bc im taking 12 Sept 2014 off 2 go home for a wedding.

basically guys im just wunderin if u think not taking the day off pre-lsat is basically the worst decision i could make

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:15 pm

BillPackets wrote:hey so i noticed every1 ITT is in AT talking about taking the friday (or week) off before work for the lsat. this thot didnt cross my mind. i dont think i would even be able to bc im taking 12 Sept 2014 off 2 go home for a wedding.

basically guys im just wunderin if u think not taking the day off pre-lsat is basically the worst decision i could make


The only worse decision is not taking the day off of the LSAT

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Postby hillz » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:28 pm

BillPackets wrote:hey so i noticed every1 ITT is in AT talking about taking the friday (or week) off before work for the lsat. this thot didnt cross my mind. i dont think i would even be able to bc im taking 12 Sept 2014 off 2 go home for a wedding.

basically guys im just wunderin if u think not taking the day off pre-lsat is basically the worst decision i could make


Nah, you're good, unless you have a really stressful job and can't get away mentally. I'm only taking the afternoon off.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:33 pm

sometimes reading comp isn't fair. just got owned by pt 45.. makes me wonder what will happen on test day if I get a very difficult reading comp.. if I get a very hard LR section though, wont even notice the difference .

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Postby Username123 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:36 pm

BillPackets wrote:im glad some ppl find that humorous. after the kid had done abut 15 probz i asked him how he thought he was doing.

"i've done about 13, and I've probably got about 11 right"

i couldnt really tell anyone at my workplace about it. it wouldnt be funny to non-LSATers


Tell him to retake.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:54 pm

BillPackets wrote:
BJS wrote:The packet I have is organized by difficulty. I think all 3 and 4 difficulties from PTs 1-38. I wish they had one for PTs 39-Present.


i thot they did? either way, how confident do you feel on games? it's worthwhile to do games more than once, esp if you had trouble w them the first time around. there are several games from 1-38 that are pretty tough...the school bus game, snakes n lizards...there are a couple more.


I just looked through my graded folder and I miss on average less than one per game. I understand LG fundamentals at this point, but I find that I really, really suffer whenever I take time off. I will definitely reprint my most difficult games, but I really wish that Cambridge sold a difficulty packet for PTs after 38.

ETA: decided to suck it up and get the packet for all LG in PT 41-50 because I haven't done those PTs. I love how my budget for LSAT prep products basically becomes a blank check in my mind.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Adrian Monk » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:57 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
smccgrey wrote:Just got an email
LSAC Alert
Important Information Regarding Your September 2014 LSAT Registration

Had a panic attack.

It was just info about the test.


just a heads up - they're gonna send that email a couple more times as test day approaches, and then at some point they'll let you know your ticket is available.


have u taken the lsat already? just a q, it says i need a passport size photo, how many do we need, just one right? so we stick it to the admission ticket and we are good? its ok to take water inside the testing room?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:02 pm

Just took PT 59 somewhat hungover. I felt kind of off and I guess it showed:
LG -1 (dumb mistake)
LR1 -3 LR2 -6
RC -3
170

I'm still struggling a little with timing issues. I didn't get to the last question in LR1, so I tried to speed it up in LR2 (tried to hit 15 in 15)... which resulted in some misreading and -6. Before today, I'd been missing 2-4 LR questions total. Maybe I'll just go ahead and stick with my 10 in 10, 20 in 26 plan. Who knows. It's frustrating when you put a lot of work in to only go backward (hums Tame Impala).

Also, I hate RC as the last section. I actually liked the Noguchi passage (we have some of his stuff, so I guess I was kind of familiar), but it's just so hard to crunch through so much at the end.

So... I guess I'm off to do some targeted drilling or whatever.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Adrian Monk wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
smccgrey wrote:Just got an email
LSAC Alert
Important Information Regarding Your September 2014 LSAT Registration

Had a panic attack.

It was just info about the test.


just a heads up - they're gonna send that email a couple more times as test day approaches, and then at some point they'll let you know your ticket is available.


have u taken the lsat already? just a q, it says i need a passport size photo, how many do we need, just one right? so we stick it to the admission ticket and we are good? its ok to take water inside the testing room?


Yeah I took it June. Just one picture will do it; you have to tape or glue it to your admission form.

You can take water into the test room but you're not allowed to consume anything except during the break.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Adrian Monk » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:10 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
Adrian Monk wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
smccgrey wrote:Just got an email
LSAC Alert
Important Information Regarding Your September 2014 LSAT Registration

Had a panic attack.

It was just info about the test.


just a heads up - they're gonna send that email a couple more times as test day approaches, and then at some point they'll let you know your ticket is available.


have u taken the lsat already? just a q, it says i need a passport size photo, how many do we need, just one right? so we stick it to the admission ticket and we are good? its ok to take water inside the testing room?


Yeah I took it June. Just one picture will do it; you have to tape or glue it to your admission form.

You can take water into the test room but you're not allowed to consume anything except during the break.


hey thanks!, did u take anything besides water to ur test? like a protein bar or soemthing?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:14 pm

Adrian Monk wrote:
hey thanks!, did u take anything besides water to ur test? like a protein bar or soemthing?


- banana
- couple of granola bars
- bunch of pencils (1 per section, so you won't need the next item)
- pencil sharpener
- eraser
- tissues
- painkillers

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:17 pm

BJS wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:One of my friends just tweeted "philosophy is blowing my mind. If M=P and S=M, somehow, S=P?" ohhhhh mannn i wanted to drop some formal logic on his ass. LSAT is taking over my damn life.

I actually dreamt about it yesterday. It was weird. I dreamt that I had the test the day before i was supposed to take it. So I stayed up all night making sure I got everything right. Then, when I finally finished, it was 10 oclock in the morning and I was late for the real test anyway. haha wtf


I sent my friend the logic game from PT25 G3 - the one about people playing ether tennis or golf. He missed five out of the six questions and we got into a thirty minute argument about it. He couldn't understand how K must be better than O in tennis if P played tennis, but K could be worse than O in tennis if P played golf. He was thinking about it in common sense rather than formal logic. He kept equating it to Payton Manning being better than Aaron Rodgers if Tony Romo is in the NFC, but somehow Manning being worse Rodgers if Romo joined an AFC team.


I gave a friend the LR "cats love to nap, yet they are physically fit" paradox question. She chose 3/5 wrong before I finally just explained it to her.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:19 pm

Arguing about a logic game question? Isn't that like totally cut and dry?

I can understand arguing over a couple LR or RC questions that seem like the credited response is just unbelievably shitty, and even those are very, very rare, but a logic game question? Wtf?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:20 pm

smccgrey wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
Adrian Monk wrote:
hey thanks!, did u take anything besides water to ur test? like a protein bar or soemthing?


- banana
- couple of granola bars
- bunch of pencils (1 per section, so you won't need the next item)
- pencil sharpener
- eraser
- tissues
- painkillers


Is there any limit to what sort of pills you can take? Like what if I suddenly start to feel puketacular, could I have pepto? Are these questions answered somewhere?


http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:20 pm

smccgrey wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
Adrian Monk wrote:
hey thanks!, did u take anything besides water to ur test? like a protein bar or soemthing?


- banana
- couple of granola bars
- bunch of pencils (1 per section, so you won't need the next item)
- pencil sharpener
- eraser
- tissues
- painkillers


Is there any limit to what sort of pills you can take? Like what if I suddenly start to feel puketacular, could I have pepto? Are these questions answered somewhere?


I'm pretty sure Xanax without a doctors prescription is a no go

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hillz » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:21 pm

smccgrey wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
Adrian Monk wrote:
hey thanks!, did u take anything besides water to ur test? like a protein bar or soemthing?


- banana
- couple of granola bars
- bunch of pencils (1 per section, so you won't need the next item)
- pencil sharpener
- eraser
- tissues
- painkillers


Is there any limit to what sort of pills you can take? Like what if I suddenly start to feel puketacular, could I have pepto? Are these questions answered somewhere?


Items Allowed in the Test Room
Test takers may bring into the test room only a clear plastic ziplock bag, maximum size one gallon (3.79 liter), which must be stored under the chair and may be accessed only during the break. The sealed ziplock bag may contain only the following items: valid ID; wallet; keys; analog (nondigital) wristwatch; medical or feminine hygiene products (including diabetic testing supplies); #2 or HB wooden pencils, a highlighter, erasers (no erasers with sleeves), pencil sharpener (no mechanical pencils); tissues; and beverage in plastic container or juice box (20 oz./591 ml maximum size) and snack for break only. No aluminum cans permitted. All items must fit in the ziplock bag such that the bag can be sealed.

Items Allowed on the Desktop
Test takers may only have tissues, their ID, wooden pencils, erasers, a pencil sharpener, a highlighter, and an analog (nondigital) wristwatch. No electronic devices are permitted. Neither are timers of any kind except analog wristwatches.

Items Prohibited at the Test Center
You may not bring into the testing center or use any of the following:
electronic timers of any kind
electronic cigarettes
digital watches, alarm watches, beeping watches, calculator watches
cell phones, pay phones, beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs)
personal computers
calculators
photographic or recording devices
listening devices
headsets, iPods, or other media players
books, dictionaries, papers of any kind
rulers
mechanical pencils
ink pens
briefcases, handbags, backpacks of any kind
earplugs
hats/hoods (except religious apparel) may not be worn on the head
weapons or firearms
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hillz » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:21 pm

I definitely recommend bringing a protein bar or something to give you a boost during the break.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:24 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Uschoolqb10 wrote:
BillPackets wrote:im glad some ppl find that humorous. after the kid had done abut 15 probz i asked him how he thought he was doing.

"i've done about 13, and I've probably got about 11 right"

i couldnt really tell anyone at my workplace about it. it wouldnt be funny to non-LSATers


Tell him to retake.

180


wuz thinkin the same thing

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:25 pm

hahahahahahaha no mechanical pencils wtf?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:26 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:hahahahahahaha no mechanical pencils wtf?


they make clicking noises, which is annoying, and it might send the guy next to you off into a homicidal rage



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