The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

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5
4%
5+
12
10%
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25
21%
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14
12%
20+
20
17%
25+
9
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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:48 pm

When are you guys starting to wake up earlier in preparation for test day?

I remember last test day I slept about 3-4 hours due to anxiety lol.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby milhouse_vanhouten » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:23 pm

Anybody else planning to take it at Northwestern get this e-mail a few days ago?

You registered to take the LSAT on October 3, 2015 at 16671 - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, you have been reassigned to center 16681 - THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL.

Please log in to your LSAC account and reprint your Admission Ticket.

Do Not Reply to this message, if you have a question or concern please send an email to LSACINFO@lsac.org or call 215.968.1001.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:28 pm

chalky wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:Last few prep tests. Been a struggle to prep as much as i want between working fulltime, gf, and lsat. Results are finally rolling in, as this is my 3rd take and a 170+ is likely the only way I'm going to LS.

PT47:173/171 - First time breaking 170, jumped for joy
PT48:166/168
PT50:159/167 - Distractions while testing plus i haven't scored this low since my first take so i wrote this one off as an anomaly
PT51:170
PT52:170

Trying to find my weak spots and drill them with the cambridge packets currently. Took the full week before Oct 3rd off for some extra prep time. probably do another 5-8 PTs before the test.


Have you or are you taking the most recent PTs? Not to rain on your parade but I've found that the PTs in the 62-71 range are harder than the earlier ones in the 40s and 50s.


I had spaced them out, but i'll probably jump to my newest now that you mention it as time is running out.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:38 pm

flash21 wrote:When are you guys starting to wake up earlier in preparation for test day?

I remember last test day I slept about 3-4 hours due to anxiety lol.


I've transitioned from 8:40 to about 7 already. Next week I'll start waking up at 6:45 probably and the next week 6:30.

Eta: of my -8 on RC, half were in one passage. Bleh. Two were in my last passage (passage 3) which I only had four minutes on. Surprised that I didn't miss more in that one.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:13 pm

how many sections per day are you guys doing when you aren't PT'ing?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:30 pm

flash21 wrote:When are you guys starting to wake up earlier in preparation for test day?

I remember last test day I slept about 3-4 hours due to anxiety lol.

I'm currently working 8-4, after doing 7-3 for years. Getting up at six is habit at this point. Downside is that Saturday is my one day to sleep in. :(

And that I'll be getting a hotel for that night.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:28 pm

feeling uneasy at the idea of sleeping in a hotel the night before. i don't sleep well at a new place and my test center is very far away.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby mist4bison » Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:53 pm

Would love opinions on this...

I have a wedding to go to Saturday. I have to leave at 3:30 to get there on time. I could do a PT in the morning, or focus on my worst RC type--law. Thoughts on whether it would be better to drill RC for 3 hours or take a 4 section test? I'm thinking RC would be better, or maybe 12 RC law passages and 1 LR section? The only thing is that would mean an entire week between PTs, but I don't know if it's worth PTing so soon if I haven't even drilled my weaknesses at that point. Thoughts?

My new priorities for the next week:
1) RC law (I miss wayyy more law RC questions than anything else)
2) LR weaken (according to 7sage, this is my biggest priority from my last 3 PTs)
3) LG grouping (I only miss LG if there's a grouping game, so I figured I should work on that)

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:04 pm

flash21 wrote:how many sections per day are you guys doing when you aren't PT'ing?


3-4ish

on top of drilling afterwards

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Monkey D Luffy » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:20 pm

Do you guys annotate on the RC passages?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby RZ5646 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:54 pm

Monkey D Luffy wrote:Do you guys annotate on the RC passages?


Yep

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby TheProdigal » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:11 pm

Monkey D Luffy wrote:Do you guys annotate on the RC passages?

Keywords and concepts, usually. Rare that I refer back to them, but I find the act of writing it down helps my recall tremendously.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby fips tedora » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:21 pm

mist4bison wrote:Would love opinions on this...

I have a wedding to go to Saturday. I have to leave at 3:30 to get there on time. I could do a PT in the morning, or focus on my worst RC type--law. Thoughts on whether it would be better to drill RC for 3 hours or take a 4 section test? I'm thinking RC would be better, or maybe 12 RC law passages and 1 LR section? The only thing is that would mean an entire week between PTs, but I don't know if it's worth PTing so soon if I haven't even drilled my weaknesses at that point. Thoughts?

My new priorities for the next week:
1) RC law (I miss wayyy more law RC questions than anything else)
2) LR weaken (according to 7sage, this is my biggest priority from my last 3 PTs)
3) LG grouping (I only miss LG if there's a grouping game, so I figured I should work on that)

I have on wedding on saturday too. I did pt 67 today (wtf zones game), and I plan on doing timed sections tomorrow, saturday, and sunday, then getting back to the preptests on monday.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Dexter97 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:25 pm

Just finished PT 67, matched my PT high with a 173! :o I almost ran out of time on the last game about development zones.

I really need to become more consistent on RC. Sometimes I go -2 but other times I go -6

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Dexter97 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:26 pm

fips tedora wrote:
mist4bison wrote:Would love opinions on this...

I have a wedding to go to Saturday. I have to leave at 3:30 to get there on time. I could do a PT in the morning, or focus on my worst RC type--law. Thoughts on whether it would be better to drill RC for 3 hours or take a 4 section test? I'm thinking RC would be better, or maybe 12 RC law passages and 1 LR section? The only thing is that would mean an entire week between PTs, but I don't know if it's worth PTing so soon if I haven't even drilled my weaknesses at that point. Thoughts?

My new priorities for the next week:
1) RC law (I miss wayyy more law RC questions than anything else)
2) LR weaken (according to 7sage, this is my biggest priority from my last 3 PTs)
3) LG grouping (I only miss LG if there's a grouping game, so I figured I should work on that)

I have on wedding on saturday too. I did pt 67 today (wtf zones game), and I plan on doing timed sections tomorrow, saturday, and sunday, then getting back to the preptests on monday.


Glad someone else was WTFing at the same moment about that game :lol:

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby appind » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:06 pm

Dexter97 wrote:
fips tedora wrote:
mist4bison wrote:Would love opinions on this...

I have a wedding to go to Saturday. I have to leave at 3:30 to get there on time. I could do a PT in the morning, or focus on my worst RC type--law. Thoughts on whether it would be better to drill RC for 3 hours or take a 4 section test? I'm thinking RC would be better, or maybe 12 RC law passages and 1 LR section? The only thing is that would mean an entire week between PTs, but I don't know if it's worth PTing so soon if I haven't even drilled my weaknesses at that point. Thoughts?

My new priorities for the next week:
1) RC law (I miss wayyy more law RC questions than anything else)
2) LR weaken (according to 7sage, this is my biggest priority from my last 3 PTs)
3) LG grouping (I only miss LG if there's a grouping game, so I figured I should work on that)

I have on wedding on saturday too. I did pt 67 today (wtf zones game), and I plan on doing timed sections tomorrow, saturday, and sunday, then getting back to the preptests on monday.


Glad someone else was WTFing at the same moment about that game :lol:


did 67 LG just a few days ago. it wasn't my first time doing it and still barely finished the section.

started zones at 23:47 min and finished at 33:53 min mark. there were a few questions in zones iirc that needed brute force.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:20 pm

So I just looked on my LSAC account, it says the published test date sign up for December deadline is 10/23 but my emailed score for October won't arrive until 10/28. I'm gonna be real pissed if I can't sign up for december without having to pay a extra $90 late fee, which you have to pay if you sign up for Dec. between the 23rd of October and Nov. 5th. The LSAC is really trying to screw us with this bullshit

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby fips tedora » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:25 pm

appind wrote:
Dexter97 wrote:
fips tedora wrote:
mist4bison wrote:Would love opinions on this...

I have a wedding to go to Saturday. I have to leave at 3:30 to get there on time. I could do a PT in the morning, or focus on my worst RC type--law. Thoughts on whether it would be better to drill RC for 3 hours or take a 4 section test? I'm thinking RC would be better, or maybe 12 RC law passages and 1 LR section? The only thing is that would mean an entire week between PTs, but I don't know if it's worth PTing so soon if I haven't even drilled my weaknesses at that point. Thoughts?

My new priorities for the next week:
1) RC law (I miss wayyy more law RC questions than anything else)
2) LR weaken (according to 7sage, this is my biggest priority from my last 3 PTs)
3) LG grouping (I only miss LG if there's a grouping game, so I figured I should work on that)

I have on wedding on saturday too. I did pt 67 today (wtf zones game), and I plan on doing timed sections tomorrow, saturday, and sunday, then getting back to the preptests on monday.


Glad someone else was WTFing at the same moment about that game :lol:


did 67 LG just a few days ago. it wasn't my first time doing it and still barely finished the section.

started zones at 23:47 min and finished at 33:53 min mark. there were a few questions in zones iirc that needed brute force.

I knew that something earth shattering was coming in the section, considering that I breezed the first three games...

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:44 pm

PoopNpants wrote:So I just looked on my LSAC account, it says the published test date sign up for December deadline is 10/23 but my emailed score for October won't arrive until 10/28. I'm gonna be real pissed if I can't sign up for december without having to pay a extra $90 late fee, which you have to pay if you sign up for Dec. between the 23rd of October and Nov. 5th. The LSAC is really trying to screw us with this bullshit

yeah most likely scores will come out around 10/25-10/27ish...not that it really helps your question.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby PoopNpants » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:07 pm

nlee10 wrote:
PoopNpants wrote:So I just looked on my LSAC account, it says the published test date sign up for December deadline is 10/23 but my emailed score for October won't arrive until 10/28. I'm gonna be real pissed if I can't sign up for december without having to pay a extra $90 late fee, which you have to pay if you sign up for Dec. between the 23rd of October and Nov. 5th. The LSAC is really trying to screw us with this bullshit

yeah most likely scores will come out around 10/25-10/27ish...not that it really helps your question.



Yup. I'm sure they purposely have the deadline set for this occurrence too. whatever bitching about it won't do anything. I'll most likely try to see how I feel about how I did in 2 weeks and sign up if I didn't think I absolutely killed it. Worst case scenario I waste $175 but I'd have a score I'd be happy with.




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