The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:17 am

smccgrey wrote:
sfoglia wrote:Can we talk about this? I read something very important yesterday that I would like to share with the class.

SCIENCE SAYS YOUR BRAIN ISN'T FULLY AWAKE UNTIL TWO HOURS AFTER YOU'VE WOKEN. You have the cognitive ability of a drunk person when you first wake up, they say (the scientists). This has been true forever since the dawn of time of the age of man, amen.


Yeah I'm going to start adjusting my sleep cycle so that I'll be waking up naturally around 5 or 6 on exam day. SHOULD BE FUN.

I just want to have time to cook a nice healthy breakfast, go have morning coffee with the husband, do a few warm up LGs and actually be awake for the exam.



Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:18 am

chimera wrote:Gonna finish pt 60 today, review, then drill grouping and miscellaneous games till my eyes bleed.


I actually like the misc games. I think they are easier than reg ones once you get the diagram that works 4 u

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:20 am

i was very grateful that i got a job just after i moved--not really for the normal reasons one gets a job e.g. money--but because it made me have a reason to get up at 6 or 6:30, which without such pressure, it would have been hard for me to get into that routine, which is so necessary for the 8 30 am go time

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:21 am

bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY

That sounds badass.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:22 am

smccgrey wrote:
bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY

That sounds badass.



Honestly, I wasn't nervous at all. I guess insane amounts of prep can do that to you.

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Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:24 am

smccgrey wrote:No, but not apologizing profusely for leaving probably would be.


grey as ive said b4 i have a friend who is starting an MLS program at mcgill. she texted me the other day and said that canada is so much better than the US that she never wants to go back to the US. idk y any1 would say this sort of thing. tbh i think she is going to either 1) marry a canadian for citizenship purposes, or 2) renounce her American citizenship to become canadian.

ive never been to canada so obvs i cant speak to the quality of life in either country, but can you? im assumig youve spent time in the US. is canada like >>>>>>>>>>>>>> US?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:26 am

bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY


ive been thinking about getting up on saturdays and leaving at the time im going to leave for the test and driving around for awhile and going home and testing. i feel like getting up at the time i normally would (for the test) and then not simulating test morning is slightly misleading to my psyche. also my test center is like a half hour away so yeah that kinda sux

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby bound » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:28 am

BillPackets wrote:
bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY


ive been thinking about getting up on saturdays and leaving at the time im going to leave for the test and driving around for awhile and going home and testing. i feel like getting up at the time i normally would (for the test) and then not simulating test morning is slightly misleading to my psyche. also my test center is like a half hour away so yeah that kinda sux



Yeah I would highly recommend that actually. Get up, eat, shower, go get a coffee...do whatever you're going to actually do on the morning of test day. Even if you're just going to PT in a starbucks or the library or something...it really does help. You don't want to be stressed the morning of the real thing. You want it to feel like just another PT.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:30 am

bound wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY


ive been thinking about getting up on saturdays and leaving at the time im going to leave for the test and driving around for awhile and going home and testing. i feel like getting up at the time i normally would (for the test) and then not simulating test morning is slightly misleading to my psyche. also my test center is like a half hour away so yeah that kinda sux



Yeah I would highly recommend that actually. Get up, eat, shower, go get a coffee...do whatever you're going to actually do on the morning of test day. Even if you're just going to PT in a starbucks or the library or something...it really does help. You don't want to be stressed the morning of the real thing. You want it to feel like just another PT.


ok gotcha will start driving around for a half hour on saturday mornings pre PT. also will start zapping my brain w my new brain stimulator en route to test

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:31 am

Yeah and Montreal especially is fucking awesome. But as job opportunities go, it's less exciting. I'll probably come back after I'm burnt out and try to get a cushy Gov. job working like 9:30 to 4.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:32 am

BillPackets wrote:
bound wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY


ive been thinking about getting up on saturdays and leaving at the time im going to leave for the test and driving around for awhile and going home and testing. i feel like getting up at the time i normally would (for the test) and then not simulating test morning is slightly misleading to my psyche. also my test center is like a half hour away so yeah that kinda sux



Yeah I would highly recommend that actually. Get up, eat, shower, go get a coffee...do whatever you're going to actually do on the morning of test day. Even if you're just going to PT in a starbucks or the library or something...it really does help. You don't want to be stressed the morning of the real thing. You want it to feel like just another PT.


ok gotcha will start driving around for a half hour on saturday mornings pre PT. also will start zapping my brain w my new brain stimulator en route to test


Nbd @ 6am drives

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:32 am

BillPackets wrote:i was very grateful that i got a job just after i moved--not really for the normal reasons one gets a job e.g. money--but because it made me have a reason to get up at 6 or 6:30, which without such pressure, it would have been hard for me to get into that routine, which is so necessary for the 8 30 am go time


I am absolutely miserable at my job. I've gotten promotions recently that put me in almost untenable position unless I work 70+ hours a week, which I just can't do while studying for the LSAT (which is more important for my life success). It's so frustrating. I got a (marginal) raise and it looks phenomenal on my resume, but I don't know how I can keep it up. Every day I consider when is the best time to resign - after the LSAT, after I get my scores back, after I apply, after I get accepted to an acceptable school, after I get scholarship info, after I commit?

Oh - I'm doing the job of two and a half people and I have the same goal expectations as everyone else doing their one job? Bitch, please.

Absolutely miserable. At least it's good preparation for BigLaw. My boss told me the other week that their model for employees is to work them hard until we burn out or are promoted. Of course, in BigLaw I'll be well-compensated, be in an industry I like, be working in my career field, and won't have more important things to be working on.

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Postby BJS » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:33 am

Everytime I get flack from my boss or clients, I deal with it while thinking to myself: "Yea, bitches, in one year I'll be at a slick-ass law school while you're stuck in this shithole living your miserable, dead-end lives."

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Toby Ziegler » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:35 am

My testing center is 3 blocks away at my UG. I think I will wake up at 5:45, eat breakfast and hot chocolate :), and do a logic game and a few LR questions. I will walk to my testing center to get my body fully awake, yet calm.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:36 am

bound wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY


ive been thinking about getting up on saturdays and leaving at the time im going to leave for the test and driving around for awhile and going home and testing. i feel like getting up at the time i normally would (for the test) and then not simulating test morning is slightly misleading to my psyche. also my test center is like a half hour away so yeah that kinda sux



Yeah I would highly recommend that actually. Get up, eat, shower, go get a coffee...do whatever you're going to actually do on the morning of test day. Even if you're just going to PT in a starbucks or the library or something...it really does help. You don't want to be stressed the morning of the real thing. You want it to feel like just another PT.


Bound - it sounds like you performed really well in December '13. Why are you retaking?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Toby Ziegler » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:38 am

GreenTee wrote:
bound wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
bound wrote:Before I took December 13', I started waking up at 5:30am everyday for 3 weeks prior to the test. I walked, ate a nice breakfast, did a little prep, and headed over to the test feeling like a million bucks. Everyone else looked like they just rolled out of bed. I honestly attribute my performance last time to making those minor adjustments. Andddddd the fact that I somehow perform really well under pressure. BUT BESIDES THAT IT WAS THE WAKING UP EARLY


ive been thinking about getting up on saturdays and leaving at the time im going to leave for the test and driving around for awhile and going home and testing. i feel like getting up at the time i normally would (for the test) and then not simulating test morning is slightly misleading to my psyche. also my test center is like a half hour away so yeah that kinda sux



Yeah I would highly recommend that actually. Get up, eat, shower, go get a coffee...do whatever you're going to actually do on the morning of test day. Even if you're just going to PT in a starbucks or the library or something...it really does help. You don't want to be stressed the morning of the real thing. You want it to feel like just another PT.


Bound - it sounds like you performed really well in December '13. Why are you retaking?

Because she's a BO$$

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:39 am

smccgrey wrote:Yeah and Montreal especially is fucking awesome. But as job opportunities go, it's less exciting. I'll probably come back after I'm burnt out and try to get a cushy Gov. job working like 9:30 to 4.


i have a cushy govt job thats 8-4 right now but like u could say it doesnt pay well

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:40 am

Toby Ziegler wrote: get my body fully awake, yet calm.


toby will be transcending the mind-body connection pre LSAT

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Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:42 am

smccgrey wrote:Yeah and Montreal especially is fucking awesome. But as job opportunities go, it's less exciting. I'll probably come back after I'm burnt out and try to get a cushy Gov. job working like 9:30 to 4.


also grey r u going to 2 have a celebration today when u hit 1000 posts? should we have a little sept thread online get together? maybe we can all skype or do a tinychat and see how the first 1K posts felt

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Postby GreenTee » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:46 am

I seriously don't understand how you guys post so much.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:50 am

BillPackets wrote:
Toby Ziegler wrote: get my body fully awake, yet calm.


toby will be transcending the mind-body connection pre LSAT

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:51 am

GreenTee wrote:I seriously don't understand how you guys post so much.


i cant as much on the weekends/after work bc my SO is like "gtfo(ff) TLS" but while im at work its like basically really easy to pop over to my tls tab and see whats going on

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:52 am

BJS wrote:I am absolutely miserable at my job.

I had a job like this once. It wasn't the hours so much as being promoted beyond my abilities at the time and the stress was horrible. Apparently I deal with stress by napping, and I was just sleepy ALL THE TIME. Quitting after 5 months was the best decision I made, even though I didn't have another job lined up at all.

BILL The first 1000 were pretty good. The next 1000 will probably be better. I will probably make 1000 posts in the waiters thread alone.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:54 am

Toby Ziegler wrote:My testing center is 3 blocks away at my UG. I think I will wake up at 5:45, eat breakfast and hot chocolate :), and do a logic game and a few LR questions. I will walk to my testing center to get my body fully awake, yet calm.

I want to show up an hour early and sit cross legged on top of a desk meditating. Just to creep out some KJDs.

If they stare too long I'll just yell "180 IS A STATE OF MIND!!!!"

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:55 am

smccgrey wrote:
BJS wrote:I am absolutely miserable at my job.

I had a job like this once. It wasn't the hours so much as being promoted beyond my abilities at the time and the stress was horrible. Apparently I deal with stress by napping, and I was just sleepy ALL THE TIME. Quitting after 5 months was the best decision I made, even though I didn't have another job lined up at all.


im a big fan of job/anything quitting at any time. avoid the sunk costs




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