Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

New poll! How'd we do people??

>177
1
3%
175-176
0
No votes
173-174
4
12%
171-172
10
29%
169-170
2
6%
167-168
2
6%
165-166
1
3%
163-164
4
12%
161-162
2
6%
<160
8
24%
 
Total votes: 34

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maybeman
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Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby maybeman » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:57 pm

Congrats to everybody!!!! Finally out of the way...

Expected release date per LSAC: 3/2
Last February 4th release date: 2/24 (2006)
Last February release date equivalent: 2/27/2016 (23 days waiting)
Killoran's predictions:

Sun, 2/26: 8%
Mon, 2/27: 15%
Tue, 2/28: 22%
Wed, 3/1: 55%

Usually released after 430 PM EST

2/27 UPDATE:

Mon, 2/27: 20% Tue, 2/28: 25% Wed, 3/1: 50% Thu, 3/2: 5%

2/28 UPDATE

Tue, 40%; Wed, 55%; Thu, 5%

Former Grey Day Release Times:

June 2015: 6:11 pm
October 2015: 6:39 pm
December 2015: 4:32 pm
February 2016: 4:33 pm
June 2016: 4:35 pm
September 2016: 4:27 pm
December 2016: 4:29 pm

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby airwrecka » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:03 pm

I voted in the poll but actually have no freaking clue :lol:

JUST SO HAPPY TO BE DONE I COULD SING!

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby maybeman » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:04 pm

airwrecka wrote:I voted in the poll but actually have no freaking clue :lol:

JUST SO HAPPY TO BE DONE I COULD SING!


How do you feel???

woot woot!

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:39 pm

CHECKING IN HI GUYS WE'RE DONE!!!

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby CMac86 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:19 pm

So glad my first one is in the books. I think my test day protocol was spot on. If I do a retake, I'm going to use the same one.

As far as feel goes, I felt great about it. Better than most of the PT's that I have completed. I started to glaze over a bit during my third section (RC-around passage 2), but I felt like I had JY's (7sage) voice in my head when I was doing both of my LG sections. Overall, I felt awake, and that the test went really fast. Far faster than most of the PT's I have completed, even with the writing sample. I think we started at just before 9AM and finished just after 1PM.

That being said, when I have completed PT's and felt great, it means I either did great/above average or really really really bad.

I felt alert mentally until I got home (I went out for lunch with a friend after the test). Once I got home, it felt like my brain shut off. So, I'm taking the rest of today for Xbox/Hulu/Netflix and will do homework tomorrow.

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby etramak » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:26 pm

My third take. First take in June I got couldn't focus on RC and went -9 in that section, -15 overall. Took it again in September without studying much (stupid stupid stupid) and cancelled when I saw lacquer.
Today was by far the best experience. There were hard parts in every section - definitely have taken easier PTs - I even got stuck on number 9 in one of the LR sections. That being said, I finished each section in time, and for each section other than LG I finished early enough to check if I bubbled correctly. So it all went smoothly. I may have made a major mistake on LG without really noticing, something that happens to me every now and then during prep, but usually when a PT goes smoothly I score a 172-176. I don't think I did any worse that -12. Hoping the curve is at least that, praying I didn't misbubble the LG which was kind of chaotic.

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby etramak » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:29 pm

Also have to ask - Is there one particular LSAT author obsessed with bees or are bees a popular interest among lawyers?

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby pyramidenergy888 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:46 pm

Well I would bet that I increased my score by at least one point, from 163 in Dec... by how many points I do not know.

Good job everyone :)

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby nyc56 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:07 pm

Felt great until logic games. Probably one of my best tests ever until that point. Really screwed up. Tripped slightly at the end of a game, wrote a slightly confusing diagram for another, and by the time I hit the next game basically panic set in. First take, but was pretty disappointed in what happened :(, could have been an awesome score if LG went how IT ALWAYS GOES which is -3/-1. I hope to god my score is not in the 150s because of the logic game problems. Was PTing around 165 with some low 170s and a few lower 160s. Disappointed in myself

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby etramak » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:38 pm

Think I have serious paranoia issues. One of the proctors was looking at me weird in between sections and now I've convinced myself LSAC will cancel my score

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby CMac86 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:10 pm

etramak wrote:Also have to ask - Is there one particular LSAT author obsessed with bees or are bees a popular interest among lawyers?


I thought the same thing! Seeing the bees reference after doing PT's 73, 75, 77, and 80 (I forget which one of those had the bees passage) made me think I was doing a repeat section during the first paragraph!

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:38 pm

nyc56 wrote:Felt great until logic games. Probably one of my best tests ever until that point. Really screwed up. Tripped slightly at the end of a game, wrote a slightly confusing diagram for another, and by the time I hit the next game basically panic set in. First take, but was pretty disappointed in what happened :(, could have been an awesome score if LG went how IT ALWAYS GOES which is -3/-1. I hope to god my score is not in the 150s because of the logic game problems. Was PTing around 165 with some low 170s and a few lower 160s. Disappointed in myself


I felt the same way - LG was my last section, and taking an extra long time on the first question threw me off. Was feeling pretty good about the test up to that point (thought that LR and RC were pretty manageable). Fingers crossed that the curve is kind! (It's my first take too, but I was really hoping to not have to retake...)

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby etramak » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:43 pm

CMac86 wrote:
etramak wrote:Also have to ask - Is there one particular LSAT author obsessed with bees or are bees a popular interest among lawyers?


I thought the same thing! Seeing the bees reference after doing PT's 73, 75, 77, and 80 (I forget which one of those had the bees passage) made me think I was doing a repeat section during the first paragraph!

I saw it and I was like "oh a sequel!"

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby airwrecka » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:02 pm

CMac86 wrote:
etramak wrote:Also have to ask - Is there one particular LSAT author obsessed with bees or are bees a popular interest among lawyers?


I thought the same thing! Seeing the bees reference after doing PT's 73, 75, 77, and 80 (I forget which one of those had the bees passage) made me think I was doing a repeat section during the first paragraph!


I also thought the passage was repeat during the first paragraph!

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby airwrecka » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:13 am

maybeman wrote:
airwrecka wrote:I voted in the poll but actually have no freaking clue :lol:

JUST SO HAPPY TO BE DONE I COULD SING!


How do you feel???

woot woot!


I feel really good! Thank you for your encouragement prior to the test--it certainly helped! :D

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby nyc56 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:55 pm

chrysippusofsoli wrote:
nyc56 wrote:Felt great until logic games. Probably one of my best tests ever until that point. Really screwed up. Tripped slightly at the end of a game, wrote a slightly confusing diagram for another, and by the time I hit the next game basically panic set in. First take, but was pretty disappointed in what happened :(, could have been an awesome score if LG went how IT ALWAYS GOES which is -3/-1. I hope to god my score is not in the 150s because of the logic game problems. Was PTing around 165 with some low 170s and a few lower 160s. Disappointed in myself


I felt the same way - LG was my last section, and taking an extra long time on the first question threw me off. Was feeling pretty good about the test up to that point (thought that LR and RC were pretty manageable). Fingers crossed that the curve is kind! (It's my first take too, but I was really hoping to not have to retake...)


I'm so glad someone else also feels this way, misery loves company. Though I still hope you got a high score! Killoran says a -14 scale, but we'll never actually know. I was looking at the December 2010 scale (102 questions) and it is massive. -30 for a 160, -22 for 165. Though it probably won't be quite that large, it is at least giving me some hope. With how well LR and RC went I can't imagine I went more than (-3) per section LR and maybe -6 RC. So that's 12 total + a massive disaster on LG lol, maybe -10 (but hopefully less). So I may be at a mid 160, but unfortunately, it's pure speculation.

I feel like I really missed an opportunity to get a high score with the screw up in games.

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby clueless801 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:25 pm

Does anyone have any idea what I can do now? I didn't realize how much time I spent studying til the day after the test...

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby dlutfy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:43 pm

clueless801 wrote:Does anyone have any idea what I can do now? I didn't realize how much time I spent studying til the day after the test...


Check this forum. Go on /r/lsat, /r/lawschooladmissions, /r/lawschool. Go on mylsn. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:28 pm

nyc56 wrote:
chrysippusofsoli wrote:
nyc56 wrote:Felt great until logic games. Probably one of my best tests ever until that point. Really screwed up. Tripped slightly at the end of a game, wrote a slightly confusing diagram for another, and by the time I hit the next game basically panic set in. First take, but was pretty disappointed in what happened :(, could have been an awesome score if LG went how IT ALWAYS GOES which is -3/-1. I hope to god my score is not in the 150s because of the logic game problems. Was PTing around 165 with some low 170s and a few lower 160s. Disappointed in myself


I felt the same way - LG was my last section, and taking an extra long time on the first question threw me off. Was feeling pretty good about the test up to that point (thought that LR and RC were pretty manageable). Fingers crossed that the curve is kind! (It's my first take too, but I was really hoping to not have to retake...)


I'm so glad someone else also feels this way, misery loves company. Though I still hope you got a high score! Killoran says a -14 scale, but we'll never actually know. I was looking at the December 2010 scale (102 questions) and it is massive. -30 for a 160, -22 for 165. Though it probably won't be quite that large, it is at least giving me some hope. With how well LR and RC went I can't imagine I went more than (-3) per section LR and maybe -6 RC. So that's 12 total + a massive disaster on LG lol, maybe -10 (but hopefully less). So I may be at a mid 160, but unfortunately, it's pure speculation.

I feel like I really missed an opportunity to get a high score with the screw up in games.


Thanks - I hope you got a high score too! I feel the same way about the missed opportunity. About a week before the test, I realized that I was slipping up quite a bit on newer LR questions, and coupled with how difficult I found the lacquer passage on PT 79 to be, I decided to devote my last week or so to improving accuracy on LR and RC. Didn't expect LG to come back and bite me!

It's going to be a long wait till the end of the month... On a positive note, I'm quite glad to be done with my first take!

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:33 pm

clueless801 wrote:Does anyone have any idea what I can do now? I didn't realize how much time I spent studying til the day after the test...


Might be helpful to just focus 100% on whatever else you have to do in your life right now - e.g. if you're in school, focus on your classes; if you're working, focus on your work. Hopefully this will make the next month fly by a little more quickly. I'll certainly be trying to do this and not think too much about the possibility of having to retake, my potential score, options, etc.

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby maybeman » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:01 pm

dlutfy wrote:
Check this forum. Go on /r/lsat, /r/lawschooladmissions, /r/lawschool. Go on mylsn. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby etramak » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:21 pm

Did you guys get a blue blank piece of scrap paper along with the normal scrap paper during the writing prompt? I know this seems like a silly question but I received a seemingly blank piece of blue paper along with my writing sample. It wasn't collected after the test and I threw it in the garbage outside. Im just hoping it was in fact blank and I didn't throw out something important
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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby CMac86 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:27 pm

clueless801 wrote:Does anyone have any idea what I can do now? I didn't realize how much time I spent studying til the day after the test...


I think the others nailed it. Get back to whatever you enjoy doing the most or activities that you put on the back burner while studying.

I'm shifting some time back to working out more frequently, reading books for fun, and since classes started back on the 30th-doing what I can to get the highest GPA possible. I have also spent time on here, reddit, and 7sage.

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby clueless801 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:19 pm

Thanks everyone for the responses - I guess I should have mentioned that it wasn't a serious post but I hope you're all taking the time to relax. As for me, I'm making plans with some people I haven't seen in a long time before getting back to studying in a few days. No time to waste and taking this exam and coming out alive makes me excited for the retake.

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Re: Feb 2017 Waiter's Thread!!!

Postby AMcJV12 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:46 pm

Checking in! Let's go, boys and girls.

Save von Frisch and the bees : (




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