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 RZ5646 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:21 pm

So this is where everyone is hanging out now

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Procyon » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:31 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote: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.


Thank you very much! I was testing at the same level before under performing severely on test day. Making LG a reliable firewall would go a long way in helping me cope with my anxiety. I have almost exactly three months left (Asia test) so I feel hopeful!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby JackelJ » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:37 pm

santoki wrote:i love TT so far. it has such positive energy.

and you know what confucius say: "positivity breeds positivity"!

+1

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Oskosh » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:42 pm

I am having trouble with reading comprehension because of how difficult (in my opinion) it is to balance time. I am going to begin adopting the "time bank" that Manhattan proposes - each passages takes eight minutes, and you have 3 additional minutes in the bank - but was wondering what those who were successful with RC have been doing?

How long do you take to read the passage? Answer the questions? Do you write on the passage?

This is my biggest area of concern. On the last test I took (Dec 2014), I missed 9 questions on the RC. If I can reduce that to -4 or -3, I think I can be in the 170 range.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:28 pm

JackelJ wrote:
santoki wrote:i love TT so far. it has such positive energy.

and you know what confucius say: "positivity breeds positivity"!

+1


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am glad to find myself in sober company. Although it is extremely difficult, in the interest of TT, I promise to give up my favorite Mr. Green. I say good bye to shitpoasting with a heavy heart! Oh tears! BRB! Tears!

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Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:42 pm

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Sherlock1122 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:32 am

Checking in! Canceled my Feb score. Planning on starting my study schedule this week so that I can snag that 173 in June.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby nlee10 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:24 am

I took today off and will prob continue to do so in the future (Sundays). I should be done drilling the Cambridge LR packet (Level 1-3) this week and will start drilling timed full sections!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby JackelJ » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:06 am

nlee10 wrote:I took today off and will prob continue to do so in the future (Sundays). I should be done drilling the Cambridge LR packet (Level 1-3) this week and will start drilling timed full sections!

Yay! I'm going to try to catch up to you. Ive got some work to do if I want to be done the level 1-3 LR packets this week.

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Postby NL2424 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:47 am

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:52 am

Joining in here. Maybe this thread will motivate me in ways the other one hasn't.

Second re-take. +3 on the previous, expecting a needed push off some waitlists.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby msp8 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:10 am

Checking in.

So I've been consistently inconsistent in my days-dedicated-to-LSAT, and I just got back from a weekend of skiing. That was my last days off of LSAT from now til week-of.

Still super concerned about taking the test abroad, right after a close friend's wedding. But ah well.

I have a fair bit of Cambridge packets to go through. Right now I'm going through the Trainer. So I figure: Trainer + packets, with a few PTs while I go. I'm interspersing PTs I've seen before w/ new ones just because I'd like to save some fresh PTs for the last stretch, while still maximizing my exposure to good habits.

Ideally I'll approach June LSAT having done ~40 PTs twice each, the remainder done once, and save 5-7 PTs in case I need to retake in the fall.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:46 am

zacboro wrote:So... Is mylsn.info the site everyone uses? And what is the usual range you all enter? Like if I wanna look up for a 169 I put in 168-170 ...

I personally don't do higher LSAT's than my target search number because I don't want to inflate my chances, but most people do a three number range like that.
I prefer to do a bigger gpa range and tiny/no LSAT range.
Be cognizant of medians when making your range. For instance, it's appropriate to do a large range if you wanna search a 177. You could be justified in doing 174-180 because a 177 is above all medians & so is that range.

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Smallville » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:04 am

msp8 wrote:So I've been consistently inconsistent in my days-dedicated-to-LSAT, and I just got back from a weekend of skiing. That was my last days off of LSAT from now til week-of.


:oops:
Struggle is real... I took a PT (by section n not too restricted as people were moving out of my house and had to stop and help) havent finished BR yet bc im a bad... Hoping to get through the LG and RC quickly tn and maybe get another chapter or 2 of MRC

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Postby NL2424 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:24 am

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:30 am

The Confession and Plan of BLM
I have been spending an hour on studying for LSAT every other day or so for the last couple months. Before that, I either did not study or studied couple hours a week since my June attempt which fetched me a mediocre 164. LG was my weakest section.
Post 164, my work, which has been on and off, has comprised of fiddling with some games, and recently, starting to read the Trainer.
Plan:
The Trainer + PTs 51-60 as practice (As suggested by the Trainer)
MLSAT LG, LR and RC
Cambridge Packets for LG, LR and RC (That covers PTs 1-40)
8 section PTs from 41-50, Super Prep and 61-74

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby JackelJ » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:38 am

zacboro wrote:So... Is mylsn.info the site everyone uses? And what is the usual range you all enter? Like if I wanna look up for a 169 I put in 168-170 ...

I usually do a GPA range a little below what mine is since its close to a few medians and I don't want to be optimistic. I like to use the ranged LSAT option shown here:

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:44 am

JackelJ wrote:
zacboro wrote:So... Is mylsn.info the site everyone uses? And what is the usual range you all enter? Like if I wanna look up for a 169 I put in 168-170 ...

I usually do a GPA range a little below what mine is since its close to a few medians and I don't want to be optimistic. I like to use the ranged LSAT option shown here:

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Not bad, Jackal! Not bad at all!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:45 am

Think its Sbux time for me!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:48 am

biggestlawman wrote:
JackelJ wrote:
zacboro wrote:So... Is mylsn.info the site everyone uses? And what is the usual range you all enter? Like if I wanna look up for a 169 I put in 168-170 ...

I usually do a GPA range a little below what mine is since its close to a few medians and I don't want to be optimistic. I like to use the ranged LSAT option shown here:

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Not bad, Jackal! Not bad at all!


Those employment %s towards the bottom are.....IFFY!!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:29 am

biggestlawman wrote:Think its Sbux time for me!

Work got rid of free coffee (we now have to pay 50 cents per cup wtf) so I've been bringing diet Dr. Pepper instead.
It's not the same. :(

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby cheesy145 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:36 am

Hey been studying for June retake and was doing really good on PTs til my yesterday one where I got a 163. Feeling frustrated since my goal is 170. I'm hoping its just a small setback because I don't want to take in September but I'm not gonna take in June unless I'm feeling confident

We'll see in the next few weeks I guess

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Rigo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:54 am

grantb134 wrote:I don't want to take in September

Well you won't have to because there's no September test this year. :mrgreen:

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby biggestlawman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:32 pm

Rigo wrote:
biggestlawman wrote:Think its Sbux time for me!

Work got rid of free coffee (we now have to pay 50 cents per cup wtf) so I've been bringing diet Dr. Pepper instead.
It's not the same. :(


No free coffee at work sucks. Sbux is starting to suck too though!

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Re: June 2015 Re-Takers Study Thread

Postby Shakawkaw » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:37 pm

biggestlawman wrote:
Rigo wrote:
biggestlawman wrote:Think its Sbux time for me!

Work got rid of free coffee (we now have to pay 50 cents per cup wtf) so I've been bringing diet Dr. Pepper instead.
It's not the same. :(


No free coffee at work sucks. Sbux is starting to suck too though!


Rigo, when did you get an office job? I always thought you were just starting the adventure placement in the summer.

grantb134 wrote:Hey been studying for June retake and was doing really good on PTs til my yesterday one where I got a 163. Feeling frustrated since my goal is 170. I'm hoping its just a small setback because I don't want to take in September but I'm not gonna take in June unless I'm feeling confident

We'll see in the next few weeks I guess


Sorry about the setback Grantb - which PT did you take? As long as you're logging your weak spots and drilling tf out of those, you should be in good shape for June! Definitely agree with you on holding off on taking it until you feel 180% ready. 8)




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