The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BJS » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:32 pm

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BJS wrote:The worst part is that I'm salaried, so I don't even have the consolation of making more money from the extra hours. Unfortunately, my schedule is just that full - I actually don't really take a lunch break. This is our busiest month of the year. My boss told me last night at a meeting - "We just need to make it through September." Yea, I hear ya boss.

I spend a lot of my time driving (I drive 2000+ business miles per month), but I can't spend any of that actually "studying" for the LSAT. Aside from work productivity - calls, texts, quick emails, etc - I spend my time in the car listening to audiobooks (just finished the entire Game of Thrones series), SCOTUS orals, and brainstorm my personal statement. Before I got sick, I was staying up until midnight and 1am. But I can't afford to be sick during the LSAT and I have a tendency to let sicknesses linger on, especially with the stress and hours of work inhibiting my natural recovery.


Oh my gosh. I don't know if I would be able to push through. That sounds insane! Someone should make an LSAT-on-tape study guide.


The job is from hell (and because it's nonprofit the pay sucks). I feel like it's amazing preparation for BigLaw...although in BigLaw I'll be advancing my career, getting paid well, and doing something I enjoy. I think of these two years as my time in the wilderness. Something I'll look on with stern, world-weary appreciation in my memoirs. :wink:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:46 pm

Since we're doing work rants...

I have a coworker who cannot stay silent for more than 5 minutes. It's just his personality I guess. He sits across from me, and I'm always either on the phone or trying to write content, so you can imagine that Chatty McChatterson's babbling is not particularly conducive to productivity.

Of course I keep my headphones in at all times, but that doesn't help. He'll interrupt me for inane shit like "have you seen this TV show? Do you have netflix?"

Anyway, I basically snapped today and sent a strongly worded email to my boss demanding an office. He's been saying that he'll 'move me soon' since like November of last year, so I didn't feel bad.


Anyway I'm home now with a huge headache and I'm HANGRY. Probably will do LG later.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:19 pm

BJS wrote:The job is from hell (and because it's nonprofit the pay sucks). I feel like it's amazing preparation for BigLaw...although in BigLaw I'll be advancing my career, getting paid well, and doing something I enjoy. I think of these two years as my time in the wilderness. Something I'll look on with stern, world-weary appreciation in my memoirs. :wink:


Nonprofits. Oh, nonprofits. I would never.

smccgrey wrote:Since we're doing work rants...

I have a coworker who cannot stay silent for more than 5 minutes. It's just his personality I guess. He sits across from me, and I'm always either on the phone or trying to write content, so you can imagine that Chatty McChatterson's babbling is not particularly conducive to productivity.

Of course I keep my headphones in at all times, but that doesn't help. He'll interrupt me for inane shit like "have you seen this TV show? Do you have netflix?"

Anyway, I basically snapped today and sent a strongly worded email to my boss demanding an office. He's been saying that he'll 'move me soon' since like November of last year, so I didn't feel bad.


Anyway I'm home now with a huge headache and I'm HANGRY. Probably will do LG later.


Funny you mention, because we just had a few women transfer over to our office, and all. they. do. is. chat. There's a particularly vocal man who works a few desks down from me, and they and he chat all day long. Like, I'm really glad for you that you're having so much fun at work, but you need to shut up so that the rest of us can get our work done.

I keep thinking that clearly they just haven't realized that this is the place where good things go to die, and that eventually they will catch on and be as gloomy, depressed, and silent as the rest of us.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:32 pm

My chatty coworker is going through a divorce and likes to share details of his custody battle with "that bitch."

My answer is always like "uh ok."

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:36 pm

sfoglia wrote:I keep thinking that clearly they just haven't realized that this is the place where good things go to die, and that eventually they will catch on and be as gloomy, depressed, and silent as the rest of us.


Hey, young people:

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ETA: Sorry -- to explain: My old firm had this mentorship program, and I was always forced asked to participate because I was one of the few women around. But yeah, based on the hours I worked, the stack of Seamless receipts by my desk, and how I would literally fall asleep sitting up, I think that was the only message I was able to convey.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby vracovino » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:37 pm

Quick Q regarding grouping games...

Do you guys create a logic chain like 7Sage? Or just generally keep note of all the inferences and how they relate mentally?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:38 pm

vracovino wrote:Quick Q regarding grouping games...

Do you guys create a logic chain like 7Sage? Or just generally keep note of all the inferences and how they relate mentally?

option B for me.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:39 pm

vracovino wrote:Quick Q regarding grouping games...

Do you guys create a logic chain like 7Sage? Or just generally keep note of all the inferences and how they relate mentally?

make the chain. if its heavy on conditional logic

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby vracovino » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:40 pm

smccgrey wrote:
vracovino wrote:Quick Q regarding grouping games...

Do you guys create a logic chain like 7Sage? Or just generally keep note of all the inferences and how they relate mentally?

option B for me.


smccgrey wrote:
vracovino wrote:Quick Q regarding grouping games...

Do you guys create a logic chain like 7Sage? Or just generally keep note of all the inferences and how they relate mentally?

option B for me.


Alright. I'm messing around with both today. I usually create some hideous combination of the two and it gets really confusing.

Today is one of the worst LSAT days in a while..it's like..I just forgot how 2 lg or something.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:45 pm

vracovino wrote:Today is one of the worst LSAT days in a while..it's like..I just forgot how 2 lg or something.

Pretty sure that happens to everyone at some point. Your brain has had enough and wants nothing to do with this LG BS.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:46 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
sfoglia wrote:I keep thinking that clearly they just haven't realized that this is the place where good things go to die, and that eventually they will catch on and be as gloomy, depressed, and silent as the rest of us.


Hey, young people:

URALLFUCKED.jpg

ETA: Sorry -- to explain: My old firm had this mentorship program, and I was always forced asked to participate because I was one of the few women around. But yeah, based on the hours I worked, the stack of Seamless receipts by my desk, and how I would literally fall asleep sitting up, I think that was the only message I was able to convey.

It's true though.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby unodostres » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:47 pm

vracovino wrote:Quick Q regarding grouping games...

Do you guys create a logic chain like 7Sage? Or just generally keep note of all the inferences and how they relate mentally?


chain helps unless you get some type of weird chain that has like a and b -> c / a -> b or c

so its like yea in the latter case i mentally note

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby vracovino » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:47 pm

smccgrey wrote:
vracovino wrote:Today is one of the worst LSAT days in a while..it's like..I just forgot how 2 lg or something.

Pretty sure that happens to everyone at some point. Your brain has had enough and wants nothing to do with this LG BS.


Probably. My dreams consisted of me placing variables in order last night.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:47 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
sfoglia wrote:I keep thinking that clearly they just haven't realized that this is the place where good things go to die, and that eventually they will catch on and be as gloomy, depressed, and silent as the rest of us.


Hey, young people:

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ETA: Sorry -- to explain: My old firm had this mentorship program, and I was always forced asked to participate because I was one of the few women around. But yeah, based on the hours I worked, the stack of Seamless receipts by my desk, and how I would literally fall asleep sitting up, I think that was the only message I was able to convey.



You're up 4 gif queen

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:54 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
sfoglia wrote:I keep thinking that clearly they just haven't realized that this is the place where good things go to die, and that eventually they will catch on and be as gloomy, depressed, and silent as the rest of us.


Hey, young people:

YOU'REALLFUCKED.GIF

ETA: Sorry -- to explain: My old firm had this mentorship program, and I was always forced asked to participate because I was one of the few women around. But yeah, based on the hours I worked, the stack of Seamless receipts by my desk, and how I would literally fall asleep sitting up, I think that was the only message I was able to convey.


I support this.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:06 pm

Sorry if the gif was somewhat dark. I'm just pretty gloomy today after PT65. I went -9 again on LR combined, -2 on LG, and -3 on RC for 170. Thankful for the curve.

I thought the games were pretty easy; I just made two stupid mistakes that I'm really mad about. RC was kind of rough, and I missed all my questions on the passage about crops for lack of time/I just hate agricultural science. And it seems like my LR is just not budging. I want to feel hopeful and positive or whatever, but I'm just so tired and stressed and tireddddddddd. I want more time to prepare but I also just want this to be over!!

Also, congrats on 1000+ posts, Colonel! I missed that a few pages ago.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:20 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:Sorry if the gif was somewhat dark. I'm just pretty gloomy today after PT65. I went -9 again on LR combined, -2 on LG, and -3 on RC for 170. Thankful for the curve.

I thought the games were pretty easy; I just made two stupid mistakes that I'm really mad about. RC was kind of rough, and I missed all my questions on the passage about crops for lack of time/I just hate agricultural science. And it seems like my LR is just not budging. I want to feel hopeful and positive or whatever, but I'm just so tired and stressed and tireddddddddd. I want more time to prepare but I also just want this to be over!!

Also, congrats on 1000+ posts, Colonel! I missed that a few pages ago.


What was your miss allocation between the two LRs? -4/-5, -0/-9?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Also Idfk kno how u ppl mentally note games that r heavy on conditional logic like u just don't write all the rules down or what

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:42 pm

BillPackets wrote:What was your miss allocation between the two LRs? -4/-5, -0/-9?

-5/-4
Ugh, 5 were just dumb/misreads, 4 I had narrowed down the the last two and chose unwisely. This time they're mostly Flaws questions, with one NA, MSS, Role, Point of Issue thrown in.

My experimental section was 1st and LR, and I went -0 in that. So maybe fatigue is playing some kind of role. Idk. :(

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:45 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:Also, congrats on 1000+ posts, Colonel! I missed that a few pages ago.


Well thanks

Yea I post 2 much

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:51 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
hetookmetoamovie wrote:Also, congrats on 1000+ posts, Colonel! I missed that a few pages ago.


Well thanks

Yea I post 2 much


Keep it coming! Social lives are overrated.

I dunno. I post a lot on this sports forum (I'm a soccer nut), and the hot button issue today is whether or not our mascot should be allowed to be on the field during the game. So as dorky as things may get in here, it could always be worse.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby vracovino » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:53 pm

BillPackets wrote:Also Idfk kno how u ppl mentally note games that r heavy on conditional logic like u just don't write all the rules down or what


You right down the rules but don't chain them. Idk, its easier to immediately see the individual rules and how they impact the game sometimes when its not all muddled in one big chain, at least for me. Its probably what ever you are used to is just the most natural, I guess.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:02 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
hetookmetoamovie wrote:Also, congrats on 1000+ posts, Colonel! I missed that a few pages ago.


Well thanks

Yea I post 2 much


Keep it coming! Social lives are overrated.

I dunno. I post a lot on this sports forum (I'm a soccer nut), and the hot button issue today is whether or not our mascot should be allowed to be on the field during the game. So as dorky as things may get in here, it could always be worse.


They should def be allowed on the field and if you posted otherwise you are not a true fan

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:07 pm

Since this thread has been pretty on topic today...


Here's a shirtless Putin on a horse that came up on my Facebook feed

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:13 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
BillPackets wrote:What was your miss allocation between the two LRs? -4/-5, -0/-9?

-5/-4
Ugh, 5 were just dumb/misreads, 4 I had narrowed down the the last two and chose unwisely. This time they're mostly Flaws questions, with one NA, MSS, Role, Point of Issue thrown in.

My experimental section was 1st and LR, and I went -0 in that. So maybe fatigue is playing some kind of role. Idk. :(


How many do u typically miss on LR?




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