The Official December 2014 Study Group

User avatar
Colonel_funkadunk
Posts: 2791
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:03 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:23 pm

mist4bison wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Applying with the December LSAT isn't as bad as it's been historically. Ppl were still getting $$$ of waitlists in April May last year (not the norm but just saying its not throwing out of contention). At some point the market will correct (we've already seen that the medians didn't take as big of a hit this year as the 2 years before) and apps will start to go back up as ppl see medians changing etc. Who knows if it will be this cycle or next or the one after, but applying to an earlier cycle is better if the score is completive.

I'll go back to the sept thread now


I encourage you to come here as often as you desire to back up my positions. :wink:

Mist: I don't think January is considered late anymore. There is way less pressure to get things out by Thanksgiving. I've heard different blogs throw around getting everything in by MLK Jr. Day. Sure, the earlier the better is best. But the "apply by" date has definitely slid into the New Year based on what I've read.
I plan on applying the first full week of January.

Applicant and Application Volume Graph by Month:
http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... ear-volume


I've just always lived by the belief that "early is on time, on time is late." :P I also haven't read anything about the LSAT since last Jan/Feb, so i guess my knowledge isn't exactly up to date.


If you can get it in early w a score u want then you're winning for sure. Just saying that's not required but it is def helpful

User avatar
illmaticjones
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:21 am

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby illmaticjones » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Just checking in, First PT tomorrow Morning :? hoping for mid to high 160's

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:26 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
nlee10
Posts: 3016
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:00 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:28 pm

.
Last edited by nlee10 on Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
RobertGolddust
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:09 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:33 pm

Did six games at work today. All I can say is it feels good to tear up the slopes again.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:36 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
RobertGolddust
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:09 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby RobertGolddust » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:47 pm

There's snow already somewhere?
I vaguely remember a game with ski lodges. Or maybe my haunted mind is creating false memories of LG games.


When I see a game, I imagine i'm skiing.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:00 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ilikebaseball
Posts: 4103
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:04 am

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Love it when the games sections come. Guys, as daunting as they look, they eventually get fun. 7sage.7sage.7sage.7fuckingsage.

Its like sudoku with words. I used to be shittay at games. My diag was like below 150. But my 2nd PT (bout 15 days later) was 159. I gained OVER NINE fucking points just by drilling and drilling and 7saging games every one of those days. I got perfect in 15 days. You guys could be perfect in the games by the end of the first week in october. Then, they become fun.

Trust me. If you're not getting 0's on the games routinely, you arent LSATing right. I haven't missed a problem in LG in literally months. (this would constitute a humble brag if I didn't subtly hint at how bad I am at RC) Please. If you're struggling with games, there is still plenty of time. Please, for your own sake, devote the next two weeks to them. It will pay huge dividends.

splittingheadache
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:57 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby splittingheadache » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:06 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Love it when the games sections come. Guys, as daunting as they look, they eventually get fun. 7sage.7sage.7sage.7fuckingsage.

Its like sudoku with words. I used to be shittay at games. My diag was like below 150. But my 2nd PT (bout 15 days later) was 159. I gained OVER NINE fucking points just by drilling and drilling and 7saging games every one of those days. I got perfect in 15 days. You guys could be perfect in the games by the end of the first week in october. Then, they become fun.

Trust me. If you're not getting 0's on the games routinely, you arent LSATing right. I haven't missed a problem in LG in literally months. (this would constitute a humble brag if I didn't subtly hint at how bad I am at RC) Please. If you're struggling with games, there is still plenty of time. Please, for your own sake, devote the next two weeks to them. It will pay huge dividends.


Word. Nice work!

User avatar
MEAhrnsbrak
Posts: 269
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:06 am

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby MEAhrnsbrak » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:28 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Love it when the games sections come. Guys, as daunting as they look, they eventually get fun. 7sage.7sage.7sage.7fuckingsage.

Its like sudoku with words. I used to be shittay at games. My diag was like below 150. But my 2nd PT (bout 15 days later) was 159. I gained OVER NINE fucking points just by drilling and drilling and 7saging games every one of those days. I got perfect in 15 days. You guys could be perfect in the games by the end of the first week in october. Then, they become fun.

Trust me. If you're not getting 0's on the games routinely, you arent LSATing right. I haven't missed a problem in LG in literally months. (this would constitute a humble brag if I didn't subtly hint at how bad I am at RC) Please. If you're struggling with games, there is still plenty of time. Please, for your own sake, devote the next two weeks to them. It will pay huge dividends.


+1 on this! Games can be learned and 7sage is a great asset in helping you get there. Definitely take advantage of 7sage!

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

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:31 pm

Dirigo wrote:
RobertGolddust wrote:
There's snow already somewhere?
I vaguely remember a game with ski lodges. Or maybe my haunted mind is creating false memories of LG games.


When I see a game, I imagine i'm skiing.

I totally misread that and the metaphor went right over my head. Reading Comp fail.


I didn't know you were taking the December one. I was under the assumption you plan on sitting for September.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:37 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:46 pm

...
Last edited by Learn_Live_Hope on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:52 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
nlee10
Posts: 3016
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:00 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:53 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Diringo,

Are you applying this cycle?

That's my current plan.
If sitting out would be more beneficial and I have to move somewhere warmer for 1.5 years and get involved in a nonprofit I've always wanted to work for, then I suppose it wouldn't be the worst thing.


California welcomes you.

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

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:00 pm

...
Last edited by Learn_Live_Hope on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:04 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:15 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:16 pm

..
Last edited by Learn_Live_Hope on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:33 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
nlee10
Posts: 3016
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:00 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:20 pm

.
Last edited by nlee10 on Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:26 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
peetesLA
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:27 am

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby peetesLA » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:42 pm

Dirigo wrote:
nlee10 wrote:
peetesLA wrote:
Do you know how law schools consider GPA? I'm going to have two full years at the school I'm graduating from with a GPA of 3.96, but the previous two years of credits are spread over about 8 years of time at 6 different schools when I was in my 20s, floundering and doing drugs, etc. The GPA from that era is probably closer to 3.0 or even lower. What will they consider my GPA to be under those circumstances?


By default, they will include all grades earned until your bachelors degree was awarded. So unfortunately grades from your 20's will be included. You can submit an addendum to LSAC to forgive the bad gpa, but you better have a really compelling reason. I don't know anything about the success rate of gpa addendums so good luck with that.


Nlee is right. Everything before you get your bachelor's degree is part of your GPA. People are often shocked when that course they failed in high school that they took for community college credit comes back to bite them.
A GPA around 3.5 (estimating) isn't awful, but it does suck given your success in the last two years of school. That's just the way LSAC works unfortunately.

I would be cautious about submitting an addendum detailing drug use, etc. Addendums are generally only given any weight when they talk about circumstances outside one's control. A sudden death in the family, battling cancer, etc. There are some cases where addendums can actually hurt your chances if not properly done. I am no expert though, so I would ask your question here.

You're definitely stuck with a sub 3.96 LSAC GPA though. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


It's ok - that's what I figured. All the more reason to master the games and dominate this test.

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11948
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: The Official December 2014 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:47 pm

:mrgreen:
Last edited by Rigo on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 34iplaw, Hi-So - ArshavinFan, sethnoorzad, Walliums, Yahoo [Bot] and 15 guests