The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:53 am

BillPackets wrote:
smccgrey wrote: douchenozzle

ive never heard that variant on douche b4 this thread but its 180

also i have to fly home tomorrow bc my fiancees best friend is getting married. her flight leaves at like 9 am and mine leaves at like 3. basically im going 2 take a pt at the airport bc i will have no time to do so this weekend


I'm going to an art opening tomorrow with a friend - the first social activity I've scheduled in over a month - and she was like, "Drinks?" Tried to convince myself that I could have just one, but, nope. No way I'm going to have even a sip of a beer before Saturday morning's PT. Just ginger ale for me.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:55 am

sfoglia wrote:
GreenTee wrote:I'd recommend trying to get in bed even earlier than that, if you can. I've been getting up at 6, but I'm in bed by 9:45 - 10. The LSAT requires a lot more mental energy than a regular day in the life. So even if you typically don't need a full 8 hours to function at your best, you might need it for this. Just a thought.


Speaking of more mental energy... Has anyone even bothered to practice the essay? Pretty concerned that by the end of the test I'll just be, like, dumb.


I know we laugh about how irrelevant the essay is, but I'm actually a little bit worried about it. Has anyone ITT even looked at/actually written one in practice? ETA: Should we?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:57 am

West coast checking in. Once my brain wakes up In an hour, I'm going to take PT65, review it, etc. My mother-in-law arrives today for like a 5 day stretch (worst timing everrr), so I want to get done what I can. She's a cool lady, but she compulsively dispenses folksy advice :roll:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:00 am

GreenTee wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
GreenTee wrote:I'd recommend trying to get in bed even earlier than that, if you can. I've been getting up at 6, but I'm in bed by 9:45 - 10. The LSAT requires a lot more mental energy than a regular day in the life. So even if you typically don't need a full 8 hours to function at your best, you might need it for this. Just a thought.


Speaking of more mental energy... Has anyone even bothered to practice the essay? Pretty concerned that by the end of the test I'll just be, like, dumb.


I know we laugh about how irrelevant the essay is, but I'm actually a little bit worried about it. Has anyone ITT even looked at/actually written one in practice? ETA: Should we?

Oh I usually look at it and think about what I would write. I basically write persuasive BS all day at work while half awake, so I'm not too worried personally.

I'd take a look at a few of the prompts at least, maybe sketch out an outline if you're worried. I've written enough standardized tests to know that 35 minutes for an essay = a short fucking essay. I mean you don't want schools to see an unfinished wriTTTing sample, so maybe do one or two timed to see how much you should aim to write.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:04 am

smccgrey wrote:
sfoglia wrote:also generally try to calm down

<3<3<3
180 advice from the wonderful sfogs.

Seriously though. It's all going to be okay.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:04 am

GreenTee wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
GreenTee wrote:I'd recommend trying to get in bed even earlier than that, if you can. I've been getting up at 6, but I'm in bed by 9:45 - 10. The LSAT requires a lot more mental energy than a regular day in the life. So even if you typically don't need a full 8 hours to function at your best, you might need it for this. Just a thought.


Speaking of more mental energy... Has anyone even bothered to practice the essay? Pretty concerned that by the end of the test I'll just be, like, dumb.


I know we laugh about how irrelevant the essay is, but I'm actually a little bit worried about it. Has anyone ITT even looked at/actually written one in practice? ETA: Should we?

one time i was like im gonna do the writing section on this PT. then i got to it, remembered that its not graded, and didnt do it

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:04 am

smccgrey wrote:
sfoglia wrote:also generally try to calm down

<3<3<3
180 advice from the wonderful sfogs.

Seriously though. It's all going to be okay.


When I get anxious during a PT, my brain fully ceases to function. It's horrible. I see that I'm taking too long on an LG and suddenly it's "OMG I just ruined it it's over I fail the PT I'll fail the LSAT I'll fail my life CALM DOWN, SFOGS no I fucking cannot, will not, this is serious, this is only question number 6 but it is 100% the most important thing anyone has ever done in the history of the world Harvard will hate me GAME OVER."

Guys, I'm about to ask a really strange question pertinent to the above: Do you think I will be allowed to bring a quartz crystal with me in my one-gallon baggie? Or will I have to smuggle it in my underwear or something?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:05 am

Hey bill r u gonna do the lg from 42 bout connecting flights @ the airport and bask in it

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:05 am

sfoglia wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
sfoglia wrote:also generally try to calm down

<3<3<3
180 advice from the wonderful sfogs.

Seriously though. It's all going to be okay.


When I get anxious during a PT, my brain fully ceases to function. It's horrible. I see that I'm taking too long on an LG and suddenly it's "OMG I just ruined it it's over I fail the PT I'll fail the LSAT I'll fail my life CALM DOWN, SFOGS no I fucking cannot, will not, this is serious, this is only question number 6 but it is 100% the most important thing anyone has ever done in the history of the world Harvard will hate me GAME OVER."

Guys, I'm about to ask a really strange question pertinent to the above: Do you think I will be allowed to bring a quartz crystal with me in my one-gallon baggie? Or will I have to smuggle it in my underwear or something?


Smuggling quartz crystal in your underwear seems credited

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:11 am

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Baseball if u die I'll start a memorial telethon and send some asshole to UT For free

But in all seriousness that sucks get better


Sorry, but I just found this hilarious. Let's put on a variety show during this telethon and watch the $$ roll in.

Baseball, we love you!!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:11 am

GreenTee wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
GreenTee wrote:I'd recommend trying to get in bed even earlier than that, if you can. I've been getting up at 6, but I'm in bed by 9:45 - 10. The LSAT requires a lot more mental energy than a regular day in the life. So even if you typically don't need a full 8 hours to function at your best, you might need it for this. Just a thought.


Speaking of more mental energy... Has anyone even bothered to practice the essay? Pretty concerned that by the end of the test I'll just be, like, dumb.


I know we laugh about how irrelevant the essay is, but I'm actually a little bit worried about it. Has anyone ITT even looked at/actually written one in practice? ETA: Should we?


Just to ease your anxiety, you may want to read this: http://www.manhattanlsat.com/blog/2009/ ... rite-it-2/
But srsly don't worry. You can shit out a page of blah when you have to.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:12 am

Also, this:

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Smuggling quartz crystal in your underwear seems credited

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:13 am

And don't let this gem go unnoticed guys:

sfoglia wrote:Harvard will hate me GAME OVER

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:14 am

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Smuggling quartz crystal in your underwear seems credited


And everything before this was gold. Goddamn, you guys are the best!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:15 am

BillPackets wrote:one time i was like im gonna do the writing section on this PT. then i got to it, remembered that its not graded, and didnt do it


It's also at the end of the PT, and at that point I have more or less run out of fucks to give.

But I actually think an unfinished, poorly thought out writing sample could hurt. Like as long as it's not incoherent and has some semblance of structure, it's fine, but you don't want to be polishing off your intro and hear the five minute warning.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:16 am

sfoglia wrote:Guys, I'm about to ask a really strange question pertinent to the above: Do you think I will be allowed to bring a quartz crystal with me in my one-gallon baggie? Or will I have to smuggle it in my underwear or something?

fogs sometimes i wonder if u r my fiancee and r an elaborate troll on me. she just bought this like huge crystal thats like a wand and had me hold it up to her third eye. she mentioned something about chakras

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:17 am

sfoglia wrote:OMG I just ruined it it's over I fail the PT I'll fail the LSAT I'll fail my life CALM DOWN, SFOGS no I fucking cannot, will not, this is serious, this is only question number 6 but it is 100% the most important thing anyone has ever done in the history of the world Harvard will hate me GAME OVER.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:30 am

ErgoSum wrote:
sfoglia wrote:OMG I just ruined it it's over I fail the PT I'll fail the LSAT I'll fail my life CALM DOWN, SFOGS no I fucking cannot, will not, this is serious, this is only question number 6 but it is 100% the most important thing anyone has ever done in the history of the world Harvard will hate me GAME OVER.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:30 am

Hand,

Thank you for covering the morning highlights.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:38 am

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Hand,

Thank you for covering the morning highlights.


'tis as much for my benefit as that of y'all, quick recap for those tuning in from PST

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:44 am

BillPackets wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:Bro I'm so fucking pissed about this mono thing. Gah damn. Swear I'm not a vagina guys, but I literally can't get out of bed. It literally feels like i have a huge weight on my chest. I cant even sit up man. Freakin student athlete reduced to a senior citizen. Not to mention I cant even swallow right now cuz my tonsils are likely the size of elephantitis balls, so I got all of 0 minutes of sleep. What a setback. Had a PT scheduled today but thats out the window


Get yourself to a clinic and see if they can give you a corticosteroid to reduce the swelling and suppress your immune reaction. You can't be sick like that right now. LSAT is in sixteen days.

At least sum1 ITTA can give u helpful advice


Shots ffffffired!

We should all say f the lsat and start our own law school. TTTT school for colonel's and BP's who like baseball for underachievers
ps. fogs

Im suckin it up and goin to the library. I feel like absolute ass but at this point I can't afford to miss a day

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:47 am

[complaint] I'm in a really TTT conference call and I think I'm getting a migraine. [/complaint]

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:48 am

smccgrey wrote:[complaint] I'm in a really TTT conference call and I think I'm getting a migraine. [/complaint]


I'm going to the dentist today, for the first time in a few years, not excited

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:49 am

sorry my contributions today are really fucking marginal

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:49 am

Coffee with butter and coconut oil is surprisingly good. Let's see if this translates into pointsss on PT65. <3




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