June 2014 Retakers

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:11 pm

Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:12 pm

Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Welcome! What is your goal?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:14 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Welcome! What is your goal?


I would say 171+. It's always been that. First take was 168 and the retake a little lower. Haven't looked at anything since December, but I think I might've been exhausted from the 8 straight months of prep I did. I'm going to do a PT and if it sucks, then I'll consider September. But I'd really prefer June because I could shove a higher score in a t14's face for a bigger scholarship.
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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby foamborn » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:42 pm

coldsteady wrote:I'm uncertain whether or not this is a reasonable solution for you, but you could consider moving your prep time to the morning. If you lose motivation at night, you're unlikely to maximize returns on your time/energy investment. Alternatively, you could go to bed when you normally crash, then wake up early and start prepping after breakfast. In short, treat every morning like it's test day. Chances are you will be taking the LSAT in the morning anyway, so it is advantageous to condition your brain to operate at full throttle at that time of day. I work 55-60 hours per week and have two very young children. I always crash after putting the kids to bed, so prepping at night proved inefficient. I moved my prep time to early in the morning on my prep days, and that 8-9 am start on test day was a breeze. That early a.m. alarm sucks, but the prospect of scholarship $$$ is a strong motivator. FWIW, I ended up with a 171. Given that I didn't have a great deal of available free time to prepare, I was pleased with the result.


That's awesome.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dd235 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:57 pm

Just took PT 52:

LR1: -5
LG: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -2

Scaled:169

I didn’t realize everyone else in the forum just took this one... looks like I’m all synced up with you guys!!!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:10 pm

Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:17 pm

jk148706 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt


I mean, I took October. :oops:

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:21 pm

rebexness wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt


I mean, I took October. :oops:


I didn't forget about u rebex :D

Just happy to have O on board

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Otunga » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:56 am

jk148706 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt


Old school 8)

Doing a PT today. Suggestions for which PT for getting back into it? I'm considering Dec's test that I sucked on, but I don't know.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:08 am

Otunga wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt


Old school 8)

Doing a PT today. Suggestions for which PT for getting back into it? I'm considering Dec's test that I sucked on, but I don't know.


I'm saving that one. But nothing wrong with taking it now.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:37 pm

Otunga wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt


Old school 8)

Doing a PT today. Suggestions for which PT for getting back into it? I'm considering Dec's test that I sucked on, but I don't know.


I wouldn't, and here's why-

If you haven't been studying, you are "Wasting" a "nearly" fresh test (presuming you didn't review it after you got your score- which I didn't do in October, knowing I'd be retaking).

Maybe something in the Mid-50s?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:52 pm

dd235 wrote:Just took PT 52:

LR1: -5
LG: -2
LR2: -2
RC: -2

Scaled:169

I didn’t realize everyone else in the forum just took this one... looks like I’m all synced up with you guys!!!


Awesome!! we'll be going over 53 Sunday night :)

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Jack Reagan » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:27 pm

rebexness wrote:
Otunga wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt


Old school 8)

Doing a PT today. Suggestions for which PT for getting back into it? I'm considering Dec's test that I sucked on, but I don't know.


I wouldn't, and here's why-

If you haven't been studying, you are "Wasting" a "nearly" fresh test (presuming you didn't review it after you got your score- which I didn't do in October, knowing I'd be retaking).

Maybe something in the Mid-50s?


Agreed, I would start with 53 since a bunch of people itt are on that one now and you can get some support going forward. Plus I would save the December test so that you can take it the week before walking into June and crush the test that roughed you up a few months ago. Always good to walk into the LSAT brimming with confidence!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:06 am

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:49 am

Otunga wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Added the June retake to my cart...would be the third LSAT.


Wwwooooooooooo welcome Otunga! Like, for real, I'm excited to see somebody from October itt


Old school 8)

Doing a PT today. Suggestions for which PT for getting back into it? I'm considering Dec's test that I sucked on, but I don't know.


O how did the PT go?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby sashafierce » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:43 pm

So I did PT50 last week and PT48 today,here is my breakdown

PT50:
RC -10
LR1 -6
LR2 -6
LG -6

PT48
RC -11
LR1-9
LR2-10
LG -2

LG
I have been drilling LG for the past month and I am seeing alot of improvement, I am taking the 7sage course and that has helped alot so I am confident that I can get to -0 (consistently) by June. The difference in score between PT50 and PT48 is a result of speed. I realized that I had to get faster and so I did some timed sections and drills for a week and was able to improve my score. Also the -2 are questions that I did not even attempt as I skipped those in the interest of time. (I always get -0 when I blind review).
Game plan:DRILL+7sage videos

LR
I only started drilling LR this week so I expect to see some improvement in the upcoming weeks. The good news is that after PT50 my two of my weak areas were MSS and MBT so I completed the 7sage syllabus for those topics and drilled them during my lunch hour at work. For PT48 I had 100% accuracy for those questions. FYI Speed is a major major major issue for me in LR, 75% of my ncorrect answere are questions that I did not attempt due to time.
Game plan: Read 7sage syllabus for weak areas+ Drill

RC
I have not been drilling or focusing on RC at all. I plan to start at the beginning of May.
Game plan: Read LSAT Trainer section on RC+ Read 7sage RC syllabus+Drill

My question is given that 1) I am seeing huge improvements every week and 2) I may get 1 month leave from work in May, do you all think that I should still try to aim for the June exam?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:05 pm

PT 61:

RC: -1
LR 1: -4
LG: -2
LR 2: -4
EXP LG: -1

Raw: 90
Score: 170

That RC score :D :D :D

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:27 pm

rebexness wrote:PT 61:

RC: -1
LR 1: -4
LG: -2
LR 2: -4
EXP LG: -1

Raw: 90
Score: 170

That RC score :D :D :D


That's awesome rebex. Nice work. Gonna peak right when June hits.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:28 pm

jk148706 wrote:
rebexness wrote:PT 61:

RC: -1
LR 1: -4
LG: -2
LR 2: -4
EXP LG: -1

Raw: 90
Score: 170

That RC score :D :D :D


That's awesome rebex. Nice work. Gonna peak right when June hits.


+1 :)

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:29 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Anyone studying today? :)


Just got to the library. It's gonna be a lonnng Saturday night!

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:52 pm

dasani13 wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Anyone studying today? :)


Just got to the library. It's gonna be a lonnng Saturday night!


How long are you staying?

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:05 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
dasani13 wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Anyone studying today? :)


Just got to the library. It's gonna be a lonnng Saturday night!


How long are you staying?


Probably another 2-3 hours.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby dasani13 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:20 am

This is an interesting link:

http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/lr_15-hardest.cfm

70% of the answers to the top 20 hardest LR questions (according to powerscore's research) of all time is (A).


Edit: and (E) was the correct answer 0% of the time. :shock:

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:16 am

dasani13 wrote:This is an interesting link:

http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/lr_15-hardest.cfm

70% of the answers to the top 20 hardest LR questions (according to powerscore's research) of all time is (A).


Edit: and (E) was the correct answer 0% of the time. :shock:


I read that as well..very interesting.

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Re: June 2014 Retakers

Postby rebexness » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:02 pm

PT 63

LR 1: -2
LG: -0
LR 2: -6
RC: -3
EXP LG: -1

Raw: 90
Score: 170

Interestingly- I took this test last august and got a 169- breakdown exactly the same except for 1 additional miss in the first LR section.




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