February 2014 Waiters

How will you celebrate - slash - wallow in despair after score release? (select all that apply)

I shall drink a great many alcohols!
30
25%
I'm going to finally SLEEP.
14
11%
I'm going to get sexed something crazy.
14
11%
No time for celebration -- MUST STRESS OVER APPLICASHUNS!
9
7%
I'll console myself with logic games.
4
3%
Eat. So much.
13
11%
Celebratory/Numb-the-Pain shopping!
10
8%
Finally stop avoiding my family and their constant questions!
13
11%
Cracker Barrel. (this one's basically here just so I can select it.)
15
12%
 
Total votes: 122

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PattyCake
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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby PattyCake » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:43 pm

Trey is Wilson wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Trey is Wilson wrote:I didn't find the circle game to be that hard. I thought the test was reasonable.


It was more like "woah, hold up. ...OKAY, I got this." (Then I ran out of time.)


ya just had to take a second to figure out how to translate my diagram to a linear answer, if that makes sense.

I fortunately was able to get to all the problems in that section.


Agreed, that's how I did it.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby PattyCake » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:48 pm

Ok so here's something I'm freaking out about. I'm already accepted with a nice scholarship to a couple of schools I'll be very happy at, but haven't heard from my dream school. If by some horrible chance I do worse than my first test, can a school rescind my acceptance or scholarship offer? That's the only reason I could possibly have to cancel, but if there's a chance I'll lose either I want to cancel now.
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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby RobertGolddust » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:49 pm

IS there a chance they flipped the LR sections? I'm almost 100 percent sure the third section was experimental because I recall the theme of questions mentioned on this forum were the same ones I had for 1 and 5. Could just be disillusion though.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby hawkeye10 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:51 pm

PattyCake wrote:Ok so here's something I'm freaking out about. I'm already accepted with a nice scholarship to a couple of schools I'll be very happy at, but haven't heard from my dream school. If by some horrible chance I do worse than my first test, can a school rescind my acceptance or scholarship offer? That's the only reason I could possibly have to cancel, but if there's a chance I'll lose either I want to cancel now.


they only count the highest, so no they won't

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby haus » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:53 pm

PattyCake wrote:Ok so here's something I'm freaking out about. I'm already accepted with a nice scholarship to a couple of schools I'll be very happy at, but haven't heard from my dream school. If by some horrible chance I do worse than my first test, can that school rescind my acceptance or scholarship offer? That's the only reason I could possibly have to cancel, but if there's a chance I'll lose either I want to cancel now.

Given the current drop in applicants most schools are facing, if you have already been accepted, I suspect you have litte to fear. It is not like the school would need to report a lower score for the USNWR ranking.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby bmv505 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:55 pm

I didn't find the circle game to be that hard. I diagrammed it and then I put a 1 next to the 8. Now, I did panic a little when I read it, and quickly turned to the last one. I got back to circles on pace, probably had 8ish minutes left.

Something that I noticed with some of the games is that the ones that I read through and panic are usually the ones I can beat. I finished LG with at least 1:30 left feeling confident. (note: I sometimes pick the hardest question on a logic game and I guess my letter of the day. I found that strategy to really make a difference with not only my scoring on games but my confidence and stress, especially early on in the sections. I guessed 1 on the second and fourth, answered all on the 1st and 3rd, probably saved 2-3 minutes)
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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby PattyCake » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:56 pm

haus wrote:
PattyCake wrote:Ok so here's something I'm freaking out about. I'm already accepted with a nice scholarship to a couple of schools I'll be very happy at, but haven't heard from my dream school. If by some horrible chance I do worse than my first test, can that school rescind my acceptance or scholarship offer? That's the only reason I could possibly have to cancel, but if there's a chance I'll lose either I want to cancel now.

Given the current drop in applicants most schools are facing, if you have already been accepted, I suspect you have litte to fear. It is not like the school would need to report a lower score for the USNWR ranking.


Awesome. I guess the die is cast.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby generalmead » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:00 pm

was this the games kind/order? (Sorry trying to distinguish between my two games sections in my memory.) :

1) schools going to concerts
2) gardening, housekeeping, etc.
3) cities and months
4) diplomats at table

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:08 pm

generalmead wrote:was this the games kind/order? (Sorry trying to distinguish between my two games sections in my memory.) :


No but close.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby HanShotFirst » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:22 pm

bmv505 wrote:I didn't find the circle game to be that hard. I diagrammed it and then I put a 1 next to the 8. Now, I did panic a little when I read it, and quickly turned to the last one. I got to circles on pace, probably had fish minutes left.

Something that I noticed with some of the games is that the ones that I read through and panic are usually the ones I can beat. I finished LG with at least 1:30 left feeling confident. (note: I sometimes pick the hardest question on a logic game and I guess my letter of the day. I found that strategy to really make a difference with not only my scoring on games but my confidence and stress, especially early on in the sections. I guessed 1 on the second and fourth, answered all on the 1st and 3rd, probably saved 2-3 minutes)


This. Once I figured out how to diagram it I was gravy. I could even tell on a few local questions that at least two of the responses were designed to trick you into misinterpreting the diagram.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby schoollaw » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:31 pm

I'm trying to figure out which section was experimental. To those with 2 LR, did you have a question about ivy?

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby HanShotFirst » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:32 pm

schoollaw wrote:I'm trying to figure out which section was experimental. To those with 2 LR, did you have a question about ivy?


The ones with teddy bears and shrimp farming were real. The first one was experimental.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby Geometricconfusion » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:34 pm

I felt that RC was by far the hardest, I am fine with my performance on the other 3. RC is what is worrying me :(

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:18 pm

Geometricconfusion wrote:I felt that RC was by far the hardest, I am fine with my performance on the other 3. RC is what is worrying me :(


My RC was first and it took a good 10 minutes to shake off the nerves. Apart from being affected by that, RC wasn't too bad except the science passage. Maybe I'm in the minority with that view.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby HanShotFirst » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:20 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Geometricconfusion wrote:I felt that RC was by far the hardest, I am fine with my performance on the other 3. RC is what is worrying me :(


My RC was first and it took a good 10 minutes to shake off the nerves. Apart from being affected by that, RC wasn't too bad except the science passage. Maybe I'm in the minority with that view.


I felt the same way. I would always miss at least 2 on the science passages in prep tests.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby random number » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:21 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Geometricconfusion wrote:I felt that RC was by far the hardest, I am fine with my performance on the other 3. RC is what is worrying me :(


My RC was first and it took a good 10 minutes to shake off the nerves.


I definitely agree with the slow start (I didn't have RC first though). I took Friday off and it took me a couple seconds to remember how to approach an LSAT question.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby jphiggo » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:28 pm

Hopefully this isn't the case, but if I have to take the Hellsat again, I'm going to practice next time with 10 or 12 people hacking their lungs out, tapping their feet, and a test proctor ripping pages out of a notebook so that I can simulate, more appropriately, real testing conditions. These people... sheesh

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby etshin » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:28 pm

RC LR RC LR LG

Was the 3rd RC experimental? someone please reply and help me out!! 3rd one had Beethoven

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby xylocarp » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:32 pm

jphiggo wrote:Hopefully this isn't the case, but if I have to take the Hellsat again, I'm going to practice next time with 10 or 12 people hacking their lungs out, tapping their feet, and a test proctor ripping pages out of a notebook so that I can simulate, more appropriately, real testing conditions. These people... sheesh

The 7Sage app actually has this feature

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby bryanjbay12 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:32 pm

etshin wrote:RC LR RC LR LG

Was the 3rd RC experimental? someone please reply and help me out!! 3rd one had Beethoven


Yes

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby jphiggo » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:38 pm

xylocarp wrote:
jphiggo wrote:Hopefully this isn't the case, but if I have to take the Hellsat again, I'm going to practice next time with 10 or 12 people hacking their lungs out, tapping their feet, and a test proctor ripping pages out of a notebook so that I can simulate, more appropriately, real testing conditions. These people... sheesh

The 7Sage app actually has this feature


Yeah, I used that app exclusively while PT'ing. I should have turned the distraction setting much higher! It actually wasn't too bad once I got used to each one, did kind of throw my start off a bit though. I'd say that this as a factor was very minimal, the test being ridiculous in certain areas is more likely the culprit to any issues I had.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:44 pm

Best of luck everyone! :mrgreen:

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:45 pm

bryanjbay12 wrote:
etshin wrote:RC LR RC LR LG

Was the 3rd RC experimental? someone please reply and help me out!! 3rd one had Beethoven


Yes


I really really liked that passage; like I read that kinda stuff in my free time.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby orangemochafrapp » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:08 pm

The experimental RC was so strange it made it pretty obvious. I debated putting my head down for that section.

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Re: February 2014 Waiters

Postby ElliotNessquire » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:24 pm

I don't mean to ask a dumb question, but I thought I read that the lsat wasn't curved? I'm a first time test taker, so advanced apologies for being a noob on the subject!




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