June 2017 Waiters Thread- Grayday! -9 curve. GL all

Prepare for the LSAT or discuss it with others in this forum.

What did you get? (Presumptive release day poll. Revolting enabled)

177+
7
5%
175+
6
4%
173+
21
15%
170+
25
18%
167+
27
19%
165+
16
11%
163+
14
10%
160+
8
6%
159 -
16
11%
 
Total votes: 140

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby it's allgood » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:54 am

King of the North wrote:
it's allgood wrote:
King of the North wrote:Not to hijack this thread but it seems like you guys are willing to talk about anything with anyone lol, so I'm going to take advantage of that and ask a question or two.

Is applying in Dec. fine? Because I've been studying for a month and Dec. is when I plan on taking the test. That's not going to be "late" or a hindrance on my chance to get into schools/scholarships will it? Assuming, obviously, that my numbers and application check out fine.


Why not take in September? There is still over two months for prep. What was your baseline PT score? How are you studying? And how often?


My PT was a 153. I've only studied for a month, month and a half, but the last few weeks have been a little rough. I've been fasting in observance of Ramadan, which makes it hard to focus and also limits the time I can study for numerous reasons. On average I study 3 hours a day, and more on the weekends. I haven't studied in 3 or 4 days because of workplace events. But Ramadan ends this Saturday and I can go back to studying full-time. However, I'm going on vacation from June 30 - July 4, and from July 15 - 22, so that's even more time I'm missing out on. I began with LR in the Trainer and have just started working on Manhattan LG.

All that is to say, I don't see how that gives me enough time to prepare for September. I mean, can I not send in my application BEFORE I take the test and then have them just waiting for my score? What's the difference between me doing that and another person telling the school to wait on their updated score after retaking in December?


You may wish to consider starting with LG and mastering those and then going to LR. I found that sequence really helpful. All of the time I put in up front to mastering LG really helped on the June test.

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby it's allgood » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:59 am

Walliums wrote:Does anyone else feel a little depressed? It's not quite the word that I want to use but since taking the test I have had no motivation really to do anything and work is a drag (very slow right now). For the last few months I had been breathing the LSAT, confidence a bit rattled at the administration, and now I'm just... I don't know? In a fog I guess?

Might be some others dealing with it or might be just me. FWIW my spouse has been away for the last month-ish and comes back tomorrow ( :!: ) , so that is possibly a major contributor.


I felt exhausted and took a few days to catch up on sleep. I have a dissertation to work on, so it definitely keeps me occupied and I enjoy working on it! Perhaps find something that you enjoy learning and take that up for a bit. But I am sure having your spouse back will help you feel better!!!

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby LesPaul1995 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:42 am

I backed out of plans because I told someone I was "in grieving" because of the LSAT.

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Alexandros » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:51 am

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby King of the North » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:10 am

it's allgood wrote:
King of the North wrote:
it's allgood wrote:
King of the North wrote:Not to hijack this thread but it seems like you guys are willing to talk about anything with anyone lol, so I'm going to take advantage of that and ask a question or two.

Is applying in Dec. fine? Because I've been studying for a month and Dec. is when I plan on taking the test. That's not going to be "late" or a hindrance on my chance to get into schools/scholarships will it? Assuming, obviously, that my numbers and application check out fine.


Why not take in September? There is still over two months for prep. What was your baseline PT score? How are you studying? And how often?


My PT was a 153. I've only studied for a month, month and a half, but the last few weeks have been a little rough. I've been fasting in observance of Ramadan, which makes it hard to focus and also limits the time I can study for numerous reasons. On average I study 3 hours a day, and more on the weekends. I haven't studied in 3 or 4 days because of workplace events. But Ramadan ends this Saturday and I can go back to studying full-time. However, I'm going on vacation from June 30 - July 4, and from July 15 - 22, so that's even more time I'm missing out on. I began with LR in the Trainer and have just started working on Manhattan LG.

All that is to say, I don't see how that gives me enough time to prepare for September. I mean, can I not send in my application BEFORE I take the test and then have them just waiting for my score? What's the difference between me doing that and another person telling the school to wait on their updated score after retaking in December?


You may wish to consider starting with LG and mastering those and then going to LR. I found that sequence really helpful. All of the time I put in up front to mastering LG really helped on the June test.


Well considering I've already finished the LR sections in the Trainer, I feel like I'm at a pretty good spot and can now focus on learning LG while drilling LR. Whenever I do the Cambridge sets, i miss no more than 2 on any of the category 1 sections, about the same for category 2. Category 3 and 4 are where I really mess up, so I think more practice, more review of the questions and maybe a little more review of the general principles will have me in a good spot on LR.

I've also only been at this for a month, so I'm not sure if I'm being too hard on myself or what.

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Jack_Kelly » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:17 am

Only about a week out to unrealistically wondering if scores might be out yet!

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Walliums » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:34 am

Alexandros wrote:
Mikey wrote:
MediocreAtBest wrote:I'm so tired of being in limbo, I don't think I've ever been this anxious about anything. I felt most confident immediately after the test, so I'm trying to bring those feelings to the forefront because this self doubt makes it so much worse haha.

Oh, you don't know what being LSAT anxious is until you've met the beloved sweettort. <3

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Amirite or amirite

Poor Tort. <3


What happened with tort??

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby MercW07 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:37 am

fwiw I took the June 2016 test and got my score back on June 28th, so with any luck you guys only have about 1 more week of waiting!!

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby chargers21 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:40 am

Walliums wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
Mikey wrote:
MediocreAtBest wrote:I'm so tired of being in limbo, I don't think I've ever been this anxious about anything. I felt most confident immediately after the test, so I'm trying to bring those feelings to the forefront because this self doubt makes it so much worse haha.

Oh, you don't know what being LSAT anxious is until you've met the beloved sweettort. <3

Alexandros wrote:

Amirite or amirite

Poor Tort. <3


What happened with tort??

The rubber band ball rolled back into the shadows from whence he came

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby principalagent » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:41 am

MercW07 wrote:fwiw I took the June 2016 test and got my score back on June 28th, so with any luck you guys only have about 1 more week of waiting!!


Last year's test was also a week earlier but I'm not one to lose hope!

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:47 am

Are we ten days out?

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby MercW07 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:04 pm

principalagent wrote:
MercW07 wrote:fwiw I took the June 2016 test and got my score back on June 28th, so with any luck you guys only have about 1 more week of waiting!!


Last year's test was also a week earlier but I'm not one to lose hope!


Ahh, I didn't even realize that. My apologies for getting anyones hopes up

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Alexandros » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:07 pm

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Walliums » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:55 pm

chargers21 wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Poor Tort. <3


What happened with tort??

The rubber band ball rolled back into the shadows from whence he came


But really, did he stress too much about the test/applying?

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby chargers21 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:01 pm

Walliums wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Poor Tort. <3


What happened with tort??

The rubber band ball rolled back into the shadows from whence he came


But really, did he stress too much about the test/applying?

He was a stressed guy, but he killed the test, killed his app, and got a fully to the school of his dreams. Then he left us after months of grade A shitpoasting without any real warning

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby tuna_wasabi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:27 pm

Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Amerision » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:44 pm

lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


Mine is written and is on the third-ish draft. Not in love with it, but it's a safe topic which I think will be okay if I get a good LSAT.
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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby rowdy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:47 pm

lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


I have about 6 drafts on different topics and I don't like any of them.

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Experiment626 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:25 pm

lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


Doing idea generation tonight..

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby NavyNuke » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:56 pm

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby heyduchess » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:07 pm

NavyNuke wrote:
lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


I have. How short is too short? Mine ended not much over 550 words. I'm pretty happy with it, but a little worried about length.


I've narrowed mine down to three topics and I'm letting my law school friends vote now.

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby chargers21 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:38 pm

NavyNuke wrote:
lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


I have. How short is too short? Mine ended not much over 550 words. I'm pretty happy with it, but a little worried about length.

I would generally say never go past the last line on the second page, and that's about it. I put this limit mostly because a few schools have a 2 page limit and it would suck to have written a 10 page masterpiece and not be able to use it. IIRC Texas and Berkeley both had 2 page limits

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby LesPaul1995 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:55 pm

heyduchess wrote:
NavyNuke wrote:
lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


I have. How short is too short? Mine ended not much over 550 words. I'm pretty happy with it, but a little worried about length.


I've narrowed mine down to three topics and I'm letting my law school friends vote now.


I would write about the topic you enjoy most - worked for me. I scrapped 3 drafts and I finally said I'm going to write about the one I enjoy most and it was the best.

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby DorkothyParker » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:25 pm

lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


I have a framework using my first marathon (at the age of 34) as a backdrop to my little story of personal (and professional) growth. I want to make sure I portray some necessary information without parroting my resume. It'll take some work. For now I am focusing on stressing out over nothing.

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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s

Postby Platopus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:40 pm

rowdy wrote:
lynn.wibi wrote:Has anyone started thinking/writing their PS?


I have about 6 drafts on different topics and I don't like any of them.


This is about where I'm at with things.



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