The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hillz » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:41 pm

Yeah, I'm terrified of September since it's my second take but I'm just gonna try to go in as confidently as possible and do what I can. My SO and family really don't understand why I want T-14. I'd love to be in a place where I'm taking Dec. just for a bigger scholarship.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:42 pm

bound wrote:
dasani13 wrote:I'm reviewing PT 62-- these RC questions are so tricky.


Is PT 62 RC the lichenometry one, or w/e it's called?


Because yeah fuck that.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:47 pm

smccgrey wrote:
BJS wrote:
smccgrey wrote:I think deep down we all think there's a chance we might take December. I have a shitgpa to make up for so if I don't absolutely kill it I'll definitely have to retake.


+1

168 is my absolute floor to not retake, and I'll probaby retake anything below a 170. Really scared of doing that and having to delay my apps. I'll also be out of retakes after December.


170 is my floor because my GPA is 3.15... I need to be above 75th wherever I apply to not get auto rejected I think


How did the thread genius like u get a 3.15

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:47 pm

smccgrey wrote:
bound wrote:
dasani13 wrote:I'm reviewing PT 62-- these RC questions are so tricky.


Is PT 62 RC the lichenometry one, or w/e it's called?


Because yeah fuck that.


Yeah, that passage about caries/agriculture was like wtf and the one about medical illustrations was even more wtf

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:51 pm

sfoglia wrote:I just don't want to do another three months of this.


I want this ish over

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby MadwomanintheAttic » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:53 pm

I just want it all to end! This will be my second re-take. My first was Dec. 2012, so I've had a break. My biggest fear is that all my studying and preparation will be not be enough. I want to purge the LSAT from my memory and get on with law school applications and BigLaw life. I'm over stained glass windows and mauve colored toys!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby schmelling » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:58 pm

sfoglia wrote:
flash21 wrote:
sfoglia wrote:Can we start a support group for those of us who might not make September?

My friends and family totally don't get it. They're like, "Just take it! Maybe you'll do better than you think!" :evil:


Take December with me.


I probably will. I just don't want to do another three months of this.



I actually agree with your friends and family for a few reasons.

1) an initial take may help you feel more prepared come december. Your worst case scenario simply becomes your september score remaining your highest, which takes some level of uncertainty out of it.

2) I know people who were PTing in the mid 160s at a similar time in their prep in relation to where we are now, who were able to move their PTs into the mid 170s in the last few weeks and eventually score 170+ on the real thing.

3) You really don't have much to lose in terms of investment of time. since your prep will take you through september anyway, it seems to be worth sitting for september.

4) 2 weeks ago I thought the same thing as you are now, since I had only gone up 3 points since initial diag. I've seen massive improvement since then and am hitting my target now. This is possible for everyone including the people above who achieved it only in the last couple of weeks before testing. Necessity is a hell of a motivator.

5) your friends and family are right, you may actually do better than you expect. You won't know unless you take it.

6) When you are studying in october, you will wish you had at least taken a chance on being finished already instead of committing to another few months of LSAT hell. I know in my case I would regret not trying more than I would regret having to retake due to an unsatisfactory score.

Just my 2 cents. You may operate completely differently in your approach to standardized testing to anything I mentioned above, which would render my points completely invalid. In any case, do what you feel is right and good luck.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:59 pm

smccgrey wrote:
BJS wrote:
smccgrey wrote:I think deep down we all think there's a chance we might take December. I have a shitgpa to make up for so if I don't absolutely kill it I'll definitely have to retake.


+1

168 is my absolute floor to not retake, and I'll probaby retake anything below a 170. Really scared of doing that and having to delay my apps. I'll also be out of retakes after December.


170 is my floor because my GPA is 3.15... I need to be above 75th wherever I apply to not get auto rejected I think


Just be warned, even if you hit your floor, it might be hard to dissuade yourself from a retake if you score more than a couple points below your PT average *speaking from experience*

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:00 pm

BJS wrote:
sfoglia wrote:Can we start a support group for those of us who might not make September?

My friends and family totally don't get it. They're like, "Just take it! Maybe you'll do better than you think!" :evil:


Can you give us diagnostic, cumulative average PT, average score over last 5 PTs, and score needed for target schools?


Aww, thank you all. I just wanted to commiserate with others who feel similarly. You know, misery loves company, pity party, and all.

I definitely won't take in September if I'm not scoring consistently a few points above 170 by then. I'll schedule for December and re-take in February if necessary, apply for the following cycle.

I have 9 or 10 more PTs scheduled for this month, so, maybe. Maybe, maybe. I'm doing well enough writing sections timed, but it doesn't translate.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:01 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:How did the thread genius like u get a 3.15


I was a raging moron for two years. I did not think about the future at all and barely attended class. Didn't fully get my shit together until after I graduated.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:06 pm

schmelling wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
flash21 wrote:
sfoglia wrote:Can we start a support group for those of us who might not make September?

My friends and family totally don't get it. They're like, "Just take it! Maybe you'll do better than you think!" :evil:


Take December with me.


I probably will. I just don't want to do another three months of this.



I actually agree with your friends and family for a few reasons.

1) an initial take may help you feel more prepared come december. Your worst case scenario simply becomes your september score remaining your highest, which takes some level of uncertainty out of it.

2) I know people who were PTing in the mid 160s at a similar time in their prep in relation to where we are now, who were able to move their PTs into the mid 170s in the last few weeks and eventually score 170+ on the real thing.

3) You really don't have much to lose in terms of investment of time. since your prep will take you through september anyway, it seems to be worth sitting for september.

4) 2 weeks ago I thought the same thing as you are now, since I had only gone up 3 points since initial diag. I've seen massive improvement since then and am hitting my target now. This is possible for everyone including the people above who achieved it only in the last couple of weeks before testing. Necessity is a hell of a motivator.

5) your friends and family are right, you may actually do better than you expect. You won't know unless you take it.

6) When you are studying in october, you will wish you had at least taken a chance on being finished already instead of committing to another few months of LSAT hell. I know in my case I would regret not trying more than I would regret having to retake due to an unsatisfactory score.

Just my 2 cents. You may operate completely differently in your approach to standardized testing to anything I mentioned above, which would render my points completely invalid. In any case, do what you feel is right and good luck.


I know I would feel so much more discouraged seeing a poor score in print than I would forgoing. It's for my own peace of mind, more than anything. But, I hope your 2 and 4 are true for me, too! That would be so nice.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:06 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:How did the thread genius like u get a 3.15


I was a raging moron for two years. I did not think about the future at all and barely attended class. Didn't fully get my shit together until after I graduated.


Well it's safe to say we've all been there

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:06 pm

hereisonehand wrote:Just be warned, even if you hit your floor, it might be hard to dissuade yourself from a retake if you score more than a couple points below your PT average *speaking from experience*

Yeah believe you! Knowing where I'm at now, I'll probably WANT to retake anything under 175.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:07 pm

sfoglia wrote:
BJS wrote:
sfoglia wrote:Can we start a support group for those of us who might not make September?

My friends and family totally don't get it. They're like, "Just take it! Maybe you'll do better than you think!" :evil:


Can you give us diagnostic, cumulative average PT, average score over last 5 PTs, and score needed for target schools?


Aww, thank you all. I just wanted to commiserate with others who feel similarly. You know, misery loves company, pity party, and all.

I definitely won't take in September if I'm not scoring consistently a few points above 170 by then. I'll schedule for December and re-take in February if necessary, apply for the following cycle.

I have 9 or 10 more PTs scheduled for this month, so, maybe. Maybe, maybe. I'm doing well enough writing sections timed, but it doesn't translate.


Is this your first take? If so, it might be worth it to give it a shot if your practice scores are in the ball park, especially if you are open to retaking / postponing till next year in case your score sucks

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:08 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Well it's safe to say we've all been there

If I can get in, I will be the hardest working little 1L gunner there ever was because I know exactly how fucking stupid it is to not give 100% effort.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby schmelling » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:08 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:How did the thread genius like u get a 3.15


I was a raging moron for two years. I did not think about the future at all and barely attended class. Didn't fully get my shit together until after I graduated.


Can relate. had a sub-3 average for my first two years that I was able to turn into a 3.25ish. Still crap for top schools. Which is why I study 30-40-50 hours a week to earn a number that becomes completely irrelevant the second I matriculate.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:12 pm

BillPackets wrote:
sfoglia wrote:I just don't want to do another three months of this.


I want this ish over


MadwomanintheAttic wrote:I just want it all to end! This will be my second re-take. My first was Dec. 2012, so I've had a break. My biggest fear is that all my studying and preparation will be not be enough. I want to purge the LSAT from my memory and get on with law school applications and BigLaw life. I'm over stained glass windows and mauve colored toys!


It needs to be done. I cannot properly express in words how much the LSAT need be done the fuck on September the 27th, at 12pm.

(Still so obsessed with your name, Madwoman!)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:14 pm

I don't want to work tomorrow. Can't I just stay home and study all month?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:14 pm

smccgrey wrote:I don't want to work tomorrow. Can't I just stay home and study all month?


Oh Jesus please.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:16 pm

sfoglia wrote:It needs to be done. I cannot properly express in words how much the LSAT need be done the fuck on September the 27th, at 12pm.


Agreed. Tho I might miss LGs bc i like doing them. Just not the other two sections.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:17 pm

smccgrey wrote:I don't want to work tomorrow. Can't I just stay home and study all month?


Cosign

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:18 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:How did the thread genius like u get a 3.15


I was a raging moron for two years. I did not think about the future at all and barely attended class. Didn't fully get my shit together until after I graduated.


Well it's safe to say we've all been there


I slept through the oral portion of my Spanish final my first semester. I kept trying to tell the professor that my poor performance was so unlike me, but she was just like, "NO." Turns out I had Mono. Definitely didn't get that one from staying in with my books all night, though...

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:19 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:It needs to be done. I cannot properly express in words how much the LSAT need be done the fuck on September the 27th, at 12pm.


Agreed. Tho I might miss LGs bc i like doing them. Just not the other two sections.


Honestly I will miss the consistency in my life. I know I can sit down and complete a LG in under 8:45 and feel accomplished. I know I must finish a PT in 190 minutes. But writing a personal statement and completing the rest of the applications aren't structured like that, and I'm worried I'll let the distractions start to creep in. No lie, I have been more productive since July - particularly August - than I've ever been in my life. It feels amazing.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:23 pm

Once the LSAT is over I'll have no justification for my lack of a social life

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:24 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:How did the thread genius like u get a 3.15


I was a raging moron for two years. I did not think about the future at all and barely attended class. Didn't fully get my shit together until after I graduated.


Well it's safe to say we've all been there


I slept through the oral portion of my Spanish final my first semester. I kept trying to tell the professor that my poor performance was so unlike me, but she was just like, "NO." Turns out I had Mono. Definitely didn't get that one from staying in with my books all night, though...


This is just really impressive more than anything

Edit: when I was clerking for the state senate during my internship and stamping bills I fell asleep right next to the lt governor and majority leader during a long session




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