June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

You step into Ollivander's on Diagon Alley and see an array of wands before you. Which do you pick?

Whichever wand gets me my big law placement.
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22%
I borrow Dumbledore's wand, in all of its sagacity, pursuing a life dedicated to servicing muggles and wizards alike.
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8%
I don't choose the wand, the wand chooses me.
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58%
I don't like wands, I'm a muggle (lurker).
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11%
 
Total votes: 36

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:38 am

Procyon wrote:I am happy to report a 179 on PT34. I'm especially pleased with this result because I had to power through a mild hangover.

I'm still not entirely comfortable with LG. I thought I took a beating on this test's games but my brute force methods held the line at -2.


Congrats on the great score! LG is definitely the easiest to improve and handle, you should get it to a consistent -0 by test day for sure. If you got a 179 with a -2 in LG and a hangover, you're sure to get a 180 on test day.

JackelJ wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:I'm not retaking but I took the LSAT 2 times, it's definitely much easier the second time guys. Good luck everybody.

Thanks PNJ! What makes it easier the second time (other than more studying)? Nerves easier to handle? More familiar with the testing conditions?


You're definitely more comfortable since you've done it before, especially if the testing center is the same place. You're ideally more aware of your weaknesses, especially during test day. So if you choked during RC and lost valuable time, you can start to work on that. Re-taking lets you know where to focus your efforts beyond which section to study.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby nlee10 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:51 am

PeanutsNJam wrote:
JackelJ wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:I'm not retaking but I took the LSAT 2 times, it's definitely much easier the second time guys. Good luck everybody.

Thanks PNJ! What makes it easier the second time (other than more studying)? Nerves easier to handle? More familiar with the testing conditions?


You're definitely more comfortable since you've done it before, especially if the testing center is the same place. You're ideally more aware of your weaknesses, especially during test day. So if you choked during RC and lost valuable time, you can start to work on that. Re-taking lets you know where to focus your efforts beyond which section to study.

That's great to hear! My first section in FEB ended up being my exp but I remember worrying about it during the second section.

ETA: I caught a little cold the week of the test which may or may not have affected me. :roll:

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby JackelJ » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:02 pm

I haven't taken a test at my June test center yet, but I'm taking it at my UG which I am at every day. Should I look into finding a way into the law school and taking a PT there to help myself become more comfortable there? Has anyone done this? And how should I go about doing it? There's typically a security person at the front desk in the lobby so I'm not sure if I can just waltz in.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby jbrantley » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:02 pm

Checking in. Getting serious today with studying.

Got a 163 on Feb LSAT. Will be happy with anything around 170. My Goliath here is LGs.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:07 pm

jbrantley wrote:Checking in. Getting serious today with studying.
Got a 163 on Feb LSAT. Will be happy with anything around 170. My Goliath here is LGs.

Welcome!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:50 pm

I'm so pleased TT has garnered such a positive response!

Please keep the shitpoasts (looking at you, BLM) to a minimum. This is my first time OPing a study thread and I want to do a good job and please the deer gods. 8)

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:14 pm

Sup Zac. Goodluck on your PT (June 2007 is killer) and retake!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:18 pm

Hey GT went 166-177 why can't your zacboro

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby JackelJ » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:37 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:Hey GT went 166-177 why can't your zacboro

GT also said he did 8 PTs a weekend, if I recall correctly. But that score...
*goes to put 8 PTs per weekend on calendar*

Good luck on June 2007 zac!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:38 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:Hey GT went 166-177 why can't your zacboro

My retake will obviously be a 178 then.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:42 pm

Also, a bit of off-topic gossip for people who were here in the summer/September/October:
I may visit the one and only Colonel_Funkadunk on my cross country drive in a month. Texted him yesterday and I have the (mr.) green light. :mrgreen:

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby bob311 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:54 pm

Hey my friends. Will be retaking for a 3rd (and final) time in June. Already have a 164 but was practice testing 168-171 before December. The reading comp killed me, as I thought it was much harder than previous reading comp (I thought much much harder).

I am coming here looking for advice about LR. For the past 5 months, I have not been able to get over the proverbial hump. I am seemingly perpetually stuck at -2 to -5 per section. The distribution tends to be random, i.e. sometimes a few in the first 10, sometimes all in the last 6. It is fairly random. Also, the question types tend to be fairly random as well. More of tendency to get incorrect flaw questions, but I spend soooo much time on them. Just when I finished really focusing on 3-4 types I was getting incorrect, next section I take I get 4 wrong of completely different types I didn't get wrong before.

Basically I am looking for help to get over this hump. I have gone through the LR bible (didn't help), and now the Manhattan LR. I have done every cambridge packet, drilled each question type into the ground. Yet I am still stuck, timed or untimed. I do the double blind review thing and I usually can fix 1 or 2 mistakes, but it is always after the fact. Any tips or tricks are recommended, as well as psych help to help break this 5 month mental block.

Help. For this 3rd retest, I rather get a 175+ but it does not seem possible unless I can tame these LR sections. Thanks.

Edit: also I will take advice on how to deal with having seen every LSAT question at least once. With regards to tests 45-now, I've seen each question 3+ times. I have been studying for a year now.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Blueprint Ben » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:30 pm

zacboro wrote:
Rigo wrote:Sup Zac. Goodluck on your PT (June 2007 is killer) and retake!


Thanks Rigo, and break time is over, so I'll check back in around 2:30 ish. and I know, I almost didn't choose June 2007 because of that but with the materials I have on hand it was either June 2007 or a PT in the 20s... So I just said F it and went with June 2007.

PeanutsNJam wrote:Hey GT went 166-177 why can't your zacboro


Hey maybe I can, that would be awesome. But I think one of my main problems in Feb was that my goal was so high, and I set unrealistic expectations. This time I'm just taking it as it comes. I'll be fine with lower level T14 range, with my GPA a 169 doesn't have that bad of outlook on acceptance/scholarship. Obviously I'll embrace whatever height my score can reach, just not obsessing this time around.


The only unrealistic expectation is to expect a 181. :lol: But seriously, put in the right amount of work, and you can get there zac. Don't let up the second time around; bite the bullet and push even harder.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Shakawkaw » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:58 pm

So proud, Zacbro! :)

And, BP Ben, thank you for your unsolicited approval of TT. ;)

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:32 pm

Wow good job Zac. I forget my June 2007 score but it was very disappointing. Glad to see you fared way better. Means you have solid skills.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:37 pm

zacboro wrote:Thanks Rigo! There were some factors that definitely contributed to score inflation, but overall I'm still pleased. Have you started studying again yet?

Eh not really. I need to figure out exactly when I'll be able to take the LSAT again before I burn through the precious untapped materials I have left.

Can't take June for travel/work reasons, unfortunately.

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