The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

0+
5
4%
5+
12
10%
10+
25
21%
15+
14
12%
20+
20
17%
25+
9
7%
30+
3
2%
35+
33
27%
 
Total votes: 121

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:22 am

theugg wrote:lol @ everyone's target score being over 176

What is a target score though honestly? Everybody's target score is gonna be higher than their "this is what I'd realistically be cool with" score, I'd think. At least that's how it is for me.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby bigv » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:03 am

I've seen a number of people post that they're already PTing in the 170's. 176+ is probably attainable if you're there with 2 months left.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:03 am

MrBalloons wrote:
theugg wrote:lol @ everyone's target score being over 176

What is a target score though honestly? Everybody's target score is gonna be higher than their "this is what I'd realistically be cool with" score, I'd think. At least that's how it is for me.


Yeah, and realistically only a fraction of those people will actually achieve those scores. People don't check the top box because they know they're guaranteed top scores; they do it because they'd feel bad about checking anything lower. Not that there aren't some very smart people ITT who will get 176+, but that's how it goes. Human nature.

In other news, I'm 40 pages into my research paper and my mind is exhausted. If presented with a logic game right now, I'd probably go into shock and die. So my LSAT prep hiatus will probably continue until the end of the week, when I'll Get Serious and really start studying hard.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:42 am

Never be afraid to ask. I was getting waivers upon request from mid-T14s a week or two before apps closed this current cycle.

Only got shot down by NYU, Berkeley (no surprise), and Chicago.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:40 am

This thread was pretty useful (for triggering "other people got waivers to SchoolX, why didn't I?")

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... p?t=234905

And taken from my sent folder with minor alterations:

Good [morning/afternoon] or Dear [Dean/Director/AdComm]:
I was wondering if [LAW SCHOOL] offered merit application fee waivers, and if I qualified for one. I will be applying with:

LSAT: 1XX
GPA: X.XX
LSAC#: LXXXXXXXX

Best Regards,
TheProdigal

This got me waivers to Penn on down (excepting B) with a 16X LSAT.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Zel » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:58 pm

Alright, so my score are going up even though LG (my weakest section) isn't improving ...lol.

PTJ07 161 (LG-7) (cold, no experimental)
PT64 166 (LG -7)
PT40* 167 (LG -4) (broken up in half)
PT65 168 (LG -7).

Most of my gains are coming from LR, interestingly enough. I clearly need to get to -0 LG because I'm leaving a lot of points on the table by not getting to/rushing on the last game. Last month I exclusively drilled linear games, and am switching to grouping drills this month (I'm thinking my sub optimal strategies on grouping are really slowing me down), so hopefully by Sept. I can start averaging -2.

I really feel it's going to go either (nerves, 164ish), (3 games, 168ish), or (4 games, 172ish), on the day. Meh. Just gotta hope for the best.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:25 pm

MrBalloons wrote:
theugg wrote:lol @ everyone's target score being over 176

What is a target score though honestly? Everybody's target score is gonna be higher than their "this is what I'd realistically be cool with" score, I'd think. At least that's how it is for me.


Totally agree here. I don't think I put 176+ (think I put went with the 174+ choice), But I'd definitely be cool with a score less than that. That being said, still full steam ahead for the highest score that I can get for sure[/quote]

I'd be happy with anything 168 or above tbh but might as well aim for that 180 yolo

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:37 pm

I've got a 167 from June in the bag that I had with very little drilling and like 5 PTs. So I think pushing into the 170s is an attainable goal for me. It better be, because 3.6x and 167 puts me on the outside looking in at T14.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby MrBalloons » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:38 pm

I just realized I misgraded yesterday and actually went -3 on the non-LG stuff and not -4. Which puts me up to a 171.

It's like finding lost money.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby AnMzungu » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:46 pm

One thing that really helped me when studying for the LSAT was buying a wall calendar and writing down the time that I studied at the end of each day. I'm sure that plenty of you don't require shame as a motivator, but for me having how much I worked (or didn't) right in front of me at the end of the week really helped me to buckle down.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby kbrizz » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:40 pm

AnMzungu wrote:One thing that really helped me when studying for the LSAT was buying a wall calendar and writing down the time that I studied at the end of each day. I'm sure that plenty of you don't require shame as a motivator, but for me having how much I worked (or didn't) right in front of me at the end of the week really helped me to buckle down.



I love this idea. Also a good way to visualize progress on PTs!

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby npt2901 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:43 pm

AnMzungu wrote:One thing that really helped me when studying for the LSAT was buying a wall calendar and writing down the time that I studied at the end of each day. I'm sure that plenty of you don't require shame as a motivator, but for me having how much I worked (or didn't) right in front of me at the end of the week really helped me to buckle down.



This method>>>> the person who is logging their study timetable on their own thread on TLS

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:16 pm

npt2901 wrote:
AnMzungu wrote:One thing that really helped me when studying for the LSAT was buying a wall calendar and writing down the time that I studied at the end of each day. I'm sure that plenty of you don't require shame as a motivator, but for me having how much I worked (or didn't) right in front of me at the end of the week really helped me to buckle down.



This method>>>> the person who is logging their study timetable on their own thread on TLS


That's a good idea. I have strep throat right now and I feel guilty as hell I can't study well at all

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:23 pm

chicharon wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:
npt2901 wrote:
AnMzungu wrote:One thing that really helped me when studying for the LSAT was buying a wall calendar and writing down the time that I studied at the end of each day. I'm sure that plenty of you don't require shame as a motivator, but for me having how much I worked (or didn't) right in front of me at the end of the week really helped me to buckle down.



This method>>>> the person who is logging their study timetable on their own thread on TLS


That's a good idea. I have strep throat right now and I feel guilty as hell I can't study well at all


Same boat. Have bronchitis, moving to a new apartment, and have back to back to back deadlines at work


NO EXCUSES IN THE STUDY THREAD, ONLY RESULTS

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:11 pm

chicharon wrote:
RZ5646 wrote:
chicharon wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:
npt2901 wrote:
AnMzungu wrote:One thing that really helped me when studying for the LSAT was buying a wall calendar and writing down the time that I studied at the end of each day. I'm sure that plenty of you don't require shame as a motivator, but for me having how much I worked (or didn't) right in front of me at the end of the week really helped me to buckle down.



This method>>>> the person who is logging their study timetable on their own thread on TLS


That's a good idea. I have strep throat right now and I feel guilty as hell I can't study well at all


Same boat. Have bronchitis, moving to a new apartment, and have back to back to back deadlines at work


NO EXCUSES IN THE STUDY THREAD, ONLY RESULTS


Says full-time student who doesn't have to support anyone but himself


I'm kidding. I'm actually probably the laziest person ITT.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby ltowns1 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:19 pm

To drill one more logic game or not...that is the question

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:39 pm

Due to stupid studying habits early on in my LSAT study journey, I took PT 39 for 3rd (yes) time today. I don't have any fresh tests left besides the one in the latest SuperPrep.

Scored a 174 but not banking on much as far as having a reliable PT range.




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