June 2014 Retakers

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Mon May 05, 2014 8:21 pm

We updated our PT schedule last night after reviewing PT 63. Here it is in case anyone would like to join us for any of the reviews:

Image

User avatar
dd235
Posts: 210
Joined: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:33 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dd235 » Mon May 05, 2014 8:33 pm

I’ll be using the 180 watch!

I just took PT 58 today. Scored a 173 and it bummed me out... I am so thrilled to be at the point where I am bummed about a 173. I never thought that I would get to the point where a score like that would be disappointing.

I am also convinced that timing on RC is my bane. I really need to focus and work on improving this. My accuracy has gotten really good lately, but I just take too long answering the questions. Ugh!!!

rebexness
Posts: 4163
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:24 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Mon May 05, 2014 8:35 pm

dd235 wrote:I’ll be using the 180 watch!

I just took PT 58 today. Scored a 173 and it bummed me out... I am so thrilled to be at the point where I am bummed about a 173. I never thought that I would get to the point where a score like that would be disappointing.



I made an "ugh" face at my 173 on Sunday. I mean, I've gotten ONE score above that so far. I had to give myself a wee reality check.

User avatar
alexrodriguez
Posts: 841
Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 4:59 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby alexrodriguez » Mon May 05, 2014 8:48 pm

hey,

I'd be interested in reviewing pt 65 with you all

how can I sit in on the discussion?

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Mon May 05, 2014 8:52 pm

louierodriguez wrote:hey,

I'd be interested in reviewing pt 65 with you all

how can I sit in on the discussion?


We review it on Skype or the manhattan room around 9:30pm EST. Just send one of us a PM around the 20th and we'll add you to our Skype group chat or the manhattan room.

Learn_Live_Hope
Posts: 1016
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:33 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Mon May 05, 2014 9:13 pm

...
Last edited by Learn_Live_Hope on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Mon May 05, 2014 9:15 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
dasani13 wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:hey,

I'd be interested in reviewing pt 65 with you all

how can I sit in on the discussion?


We review it on Skype or the manhattan room around 9:30pm EST. Just send one of us a PM around the 20th and we'll add you to our Skype group chat or the manhattan room.


You didn't invite me for review last night….not nice! :(


I didn't know you were gonna take and review 63 with us, sorry!!

User avatar
180kickflip
Posts: 377
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:45 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby 180kickflip » Mon May 05, 2014 9:31 pm

Just finished PT52

LR1 -2
LG -2
LR2 -0
RC -7

89 Raw , scaled 170
My first 170 AND my first perfect section :D

I definitely got lucky on a few of the questions, but this is still really motivating. I'm probably going to fall back on PTs for a little while and try to focus on RC. This is the third straight PT where my RC timing was bad and my overall score suffered for it =/

This outcome on the real thing (from luck or skill) would be a dream come true for me

NotHermione
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:51 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby NotHermione » Tue May 06, 2014 1:04 am

Just took PT 62

RC: -4
LR1: -1
LG: -1
LR2: -3

Raw: 93/102 -- Scaled: 174

This is my second 174 in the last 1.5 weeks so I'm pretty pumped - both times just 1 question away from my 175 goal. However, I had one 168 and one 169 between those two so I'm working to normalize for the next month.

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Tue May 06, 2014 8:35 pm

180kickflip wrote:Just finished PT52

LR1 -2
LG -2
LR2 -0
RC -7

89 Raw , scaled 170
My first 170 AND my first perfect section :D

I definitely got lucky on a few of the questions, but this is still really motivating. I'm probably going to fall back on PTs for a little while and try to focus on RC. This is the third straight PT where my RC timing was bad and my overall score suffered for it =/

This outcome on the real thing (from luck or skill) would be a dream come true for me


NotHermione wrote:Just took PT 62

RC: -4
LR1: -1
LG: -1
LR2: -3

Raw: 93/102 -- Scaled: 174

This is my second 174 in the last 1.5 weeks so I'm pretty pumped - both times just 1 question away from my 175 goal. However, I had one 168 and one 169 between those two so I'm working to normalize for the next month.


Nice job!!!

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Tue May 06, 2014 8:37 pm

What's everyone's caffeine situation? I think I'm starting to rely on it to study so I'll probably have to ask my bf to take the day off and bring me some during the break on test day. That should be allowed, right?

Learn_Live_Hope
Posts: 1016
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:33 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue May 06, 2014 8:44 pm

dasani13 wrote:What's everyone's caffeine situation? I think I'm starting to rely on it to study so I'll probably have to ask my bf to take the day off and bring me some during the break on test day. That should be allowed, right?


i done drink coffee so i don't have that problem :wink:

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Tue May 06, 2014 8:46 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
dasani13 wrote:What's everyone's caffeine situation? I think I'm starting to rely on it to study so I'll probably have to ask my bf to take the day off and bring me some during the break on test day. That should be allowed, right?


i done drink coffee so i don't have that problem :wink:


lol I NEVER used to drink coffee until the LSAT

Learn_Live_Hope
Posts: 1016
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:33 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue May 06, 2014 8:47 pm

dasani13 wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
dasani13 wrote:What's everyone's caffeine situation? I think I'm starting to rely on it to study so I'll probably have to ask my bf to take the day off and bring me some during the break on test day. That should be allowed, right?


i done drink coffee so i don't have that problem :wink:


lol I NEVER used to drink coffee until the LSAT


what made you try?

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Tue May 06, 2014 8:49 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
dasani13 wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
dasani13 wrote:What's everyone's caffeine situation? I think I'm starting to rely on it to study so I'll probably have to ask my bf to take the day off and bring me some during the break on test day. That should be allowed, right?


i done drink coffee so i don't have that problem :wink:


lol I NEVER used to drink coffee until the LSAT


what made you try?


When I started studying late.. I don't drink it that much though, maybe like 2-3 times/week.

rebexness
Posts: 4163
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:24 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Tue May 06, 2014 9:00 pm

RedBull before PTing. (Usually about 45 min before- will probably push back to 1-1.5 hrs before on test day.

Learn_Live_Hope
Posts: 1016
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:33 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue May 06, 2014 9:27 pm

When I started studying late.. I don't drink it that much though, maybe like 2-3 times/week.[/quote


does it really help?

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Tue May 06, 2014 9:42 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
When I started studying late.. I don't drink it that much though, maybe like 2-3 times/week.[/quote


does it really help?


It really helps me. I'm not the kind to take any kind of med or vitamins, I hate even taking Tylenol for headaches, so I was hesitant at first. But it really helps me concentrate.

User avatar
jk148706
Posts: 2499
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 11:14 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Wed May 07, 2014 12:06 am

.
Last edited by jk148706 on Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
SonlenNightfall
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby SonlenNightfall » Wed May 07, 2014 12:14 am

Checking in. 173 last June.
After applying and getting disappointing scholarship offers, I have realized how debt adverse I am. I want the highest score possible for scholarships and a possible NU ED. Good luck to everyone else as well!

User avatar
dd235
Posts: 210
Joined: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:33 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dd235 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:53 am

dasani13 wrote:What's everyone's caffeine situation? I think I'm starting to rely on it to study so I'll probably have to ask my bf to take the day off and bring me some during the break on test day. That should be allowed, right?


I drink it every morning but don’t plan on drinking any during the break. Do you normally do that when you take PTs?

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Wed May 07, 2014 4:31 am

dd235 wrote:
dasani13 wrote:What's everyone's caffeine situation? I think I'm starting to rely on it to study so I'll probably have to ask my bf to take the day off and bring me some during the break on test day. That should be allowed, right?


I drink it every morning but don’t plan on drinking any during the break. Do you normally do that when you take PTs?


I drink before and on the break. I guess I need to lose the habit!

User avatar
theramblingfool
Posts: 336
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:34 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby theramblingfool » Wed May 07, 2014 10:41 am

Hey guys, just checking in.

Took the December LSAT and utterly underperformed. My PTs the last month of studying were all between 173 and 178 but I got a 167 on the real thing. My cold diagnostic was a 168, so needless to say, I wasn't very happy.

The day of the LSAT, I woke up abruptly ill (fever and bad congestion) but after drugging up on DayQuil, I didn't feel like it affected me *that much*. It must have had some effect, but I still don't (entirely) attribute my lower score to it.

LG -2 (typically -1 or -2, so that was normal)
LR1 -2 (typically -0 or -1, so not a huge outlier)
RC -8 (typically -5 or -6, my worst section, but I had been improving before the test)
LR2 -4 (I have *never* on a single PT missed more than 2 on a LR section, this upset me)

I noticed that I got MUCH worse on the second half of the test, so perhaps being sick just sapped the mental stamina out of me. I don't know...

Either way, I have a free take and I knew I could do better so here I am. This time around, I haven't even been PTing. I'm so paranoid about RC that I've most just been drilling that. I'm going to add back LG again here soon (it's such an easy skill to lose) and probably next week start doing 2 PTs a week.

If anyone has any specific suggestions on RC, though, I'd be happy to hear them!

User avatar
dasani13
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Wed May 07, 2014 5:07 pm

theramblingfool wrote:Hey guys, just checking in.

Took the December LSAT and utterly underperformed. My PTs the last month of studying were all between 173 and 178 but I got a 167 on the real thing. My cold diagnostic was a 168, so needless to say, I wasn't very happy.

The day of the LSAT, I woke up abruptly ill (fever and bad congestion) but after drugging up on DayQuil, I didn't feel like it affected me *that much*. It must have had some effect, but I still don't (entirely) attribute my lower score to it.

LG -2 (typically -1 or -2, so that was normal)
LR1 -2 (typically -0 or -1, so not a huge outlier)
RC -8 (typically -5 or -6, my worst section, but I had been improving before the test)
LR2 -4 (I have *never* on a single PT missed more than 2 on a LR section, this upset me)

I noticed that I got MUCH worse on the second half of the test, so perhaps being sick just sapped the mental stamina out of me. I don't know...

Either way, I have a free take and I knew I could do better so here I am. This time around, I haven't even been PTing. I'm so paranoid about RC that I've most just been drilling that. I'm going to add back LG again here soon (it's such an easy skill to lose) and probably next week start doing 2 PTs a week.

If anyone has any specific suggestions on RC, though, I'd be happy to hear them!


Welcome :) I'm on the same boat as you in regards to RC. Any and all suggestions welcome!

User avatar
SpiritofFire
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:48 am

Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby SpiritofFire » Wed May 07, 2014 6:03 pm

@theramblingfool

You're not alone... I scored more than 10 Points below my average. If that happens again ill have to beat myself.

Make or break, do or die in T minus 33 days!

On a happier note I scored 174 on PT69. Only if I could convert that to an official score...




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Pozzo, Yahoo [Bot] and 6 guests