June Retakers Study Group

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DaydreamNation
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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby DaydreamNation » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:16 pm

MediocreAtBest wrote:
DaydreamNation wrote:Thanks for the update! Apps open 9/1 I presume? So no read as to why they're so ahead of the game with us besides "for those who want to get started early" as stated in the follow up email?


She basically said they wanted to get a head start on this upcoming cycle and start talking to students right away. I guess it does make it seem a little more personal this way, or maybe I'm just falling prey to the sales pitch lol.

If the end result of the sales pitch is a hefty scholarship despite my garbage GPA then I will fall headfirst lol

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby heyduchess » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:23 pm

MediocreAtBest wrote:
Ntp73821 wrote:
Did she give you a fee waiver??


We didn't talk about it! I better get one! haha.


You can ask for a fee waiver. They sent an email about it before the LSAT. You just email them and say you're emailing about a fee waiver.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:52 pm

Sent out emails for my LORs, thought I'd be shit out of luck since I was a bad student and out of school for 3 years. Two professors emailed me back instantly, willing to help. Wow.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby pupper » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:19 pm

QueenBAYder wrote:
Walliums wrote:


So, I just set up a Slack team, http://juneretakers.slack.com, and sent an invite to juneretakers@gmail.com. If you all are down to use it, I can transfer ownership to the gmail account and we can send out invites to people who want to join.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby QueenBAYder » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:21 pm

pupper wrote:
QueenBAYder wrote:
Walliums wrote:


So, I just set up a Slack team, http://juneretakers.slack.com, and sent an invite to juneretakers@gmail.com. If you all are down to use it, I can transfer ownership to the gmail account and we can send out invites to people who want to join.

Sounds great, thanks pupper! I can give you admin rights to the Gmail account too.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby solidarity4ever » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:52 pm

pupper wrote:
QueenBAYder wrote:
Walliums wrote:


So, I just set up a Slack team, http://juneretakers.slack.com, and sent an invite to juneretakers@gmail.com. If you all are down to use it, I can transfer ownership to the gmail account and we can send out invites to people who want to join.


Hi! Thanks for doing this. I've used Slack before and think it'll be useful in this context so I'd love to join in.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby QueenBAYder » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:18 am

solidarity4ever wrote:
pupper wrote:
QueenBAYder wrote:
Walliums wrote:


So, I just set up a Slack team, http://juneretakers.slack.com, and sent an invite to juneretakers@gmail.com. If you all are down to use it, I can transfer ownership to the gmail account and we can send out invites to people who want to join.


Hi! Thanks for doing this. I've used Slack before and think it'll be useful in this context so I'd love to join in.

Awesome, just email juneretakers@gmail.com and I'll send you an invitation

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:39 pm

Kaplan wants 3 references, and they made it clear that they will be getting in touch with them. It's pretty standard protocol for jobs, but it's kinda annoying and I don't know how useful it is for employers. I mean, you're gonna contact 3 people that I select and expect to learn something about me? Unless one of them decides to go rogue and trash me for whatever reason, I don't see it being a particularly fruitful use of time or resources.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby Saylor1720 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:41 pm

Did my first two timed sections of my retake prep today:

PT30 LR1: -3
PT29 LG: -1 (dumb mistake)

Nice to know I haven't skipped a beat. Small sample size obviously.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby Walliums » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:01 pm

MediocreAtBest wrote:Sent out emails for my LORs, thought I'd be shit out of luck since I was a bad student and out of school for 3 years. Two professors emailed me back instantly, willing to help. Wow.


I missed this yesterday, that's awesome!
I'm still not on the LOR wagon yet.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby dm1683 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:13 pm

Walliums wrote:
MediocreAtBest wrote:Sent out emails for my LORs, thought I'd be shit out of luck since I was a bad student and out of school for 3 years. Two professors emailed me back instantly, willing to help. Wow.


I missed this yesterday, that's awesome!
I'm still not on the LOR wagon yet.

Well if you want apps in early you better get on it girl!!!
Profs are great with LORs. It's part of their job, remember?

Just emailed my second LOR request today.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby Walliums » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:50 pm

Hi everyone! For those of you interested in getting a study partner, I've created another survey for you to fill out.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby Saylor1720 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Took PT62 today. My last 2 takes I did my prep tests in a quiet study room. Took today's in a starbucks.

RC: -4
LR: -2
LG: -2
LR: -3

Score: 173

My highest score ever. Albeit I have seen these questions at one time or another, but still happy with this performance.
I will be blind reviewing my mistakes tomorrow evening. I plug my answer sheet into 7sage to see which ones I got wrong, then re-do them without looking at the answer. I found the original way of circling the difficult Q's didn't work for me as I was always over confident, and wouldn't circle the proper questions.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:49 am

Saylor1720 wrote:Took PT62 today. My last 2 takes I did my prep tests in a quiet study room. Took today's in a starbucks.

RC: -4
LR: -2
LG: -2
LR: -3

Score: 173

My highest score ever. Albeit I have seen these questions at one time or another, but still happy with this performance.
I will be blind reviewing my mistakes tomorrow evening. I plug my answer sheet into 7sage to see which ones I got wrong, then re-do them without looking at the answer. I found the original way of circling the difficult Q's didn't work for me as I was always over confident, and wouldn't circle the proper questions.

This is how I did BR and it seemed to work pretty well for me.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:55 am

Saylor1720 wrote:Took PT62 today. My last 2 takes I did my prep tests in a quiet study room. Took today's in a starbucks.

RC: -4
LR: -2
LG: -2
LR: -3

Score: 173

My highest score ever. Albeit I have seen these questions at one time or another, but still happy with this performance.
I will be blind reviewing my mistakes tomorrow evening. I plug my answer sheet into 7sage to see which ones I got wrong, then re-do them without looking at the answer. I found the original way of circling the difficult Q's didn't work for me as I was always over confident, and wouldn't circle the proper questions.


Wouldn't reviewing the questions after you know you got them wrong defeat the purpose of blind review? I may be wrong here, but I was always under the impression that you blind review a test after you take it and before you actually grade in order to objectively review every question, not just the ones you know you got wrong.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:15 pm

MercW07 wrote:
Wouldn't reviewing the questions after you know you got them wrong defeat the purpose of blind review? I may be wrong here, but I was always under the impression that you blind review a test after you take it and before you actually grade in order to objectively review every question, not just the ones you know you got wrong.


For me, at least, I didn't find that traditional method of BR to be very effective. I'd grade the test then go back and review every question that wasn't super easy, whether I got it right or wrong. That worked better for me personally.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby DaydreamNation » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:20 pm

So after I do a LG section I've been trying to go back within an hour or so and watch the 7sage explanations to see why I missed what I missed, and any key inferences I didn't make. But my problem is that, even so soon after I took the section, I can't recreate my thought process--aka how I got to the answer I did. I'll stare at the problem and my work and just have no idea, so I don't know often whether I got a key inference or just got lucky.

Any advice??

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:09 pm

DaydreamNation wrote:So after I do a LG section I've been trying to go back within an hour or so and watch the 7sage explanations to see why I missed what I missed, and any key inferences I didn't make. But my problem is that, even so soon after I took the section, I can't recreate my thought process--aka how I got to the answer I did. I'll stare at the problem and my work and just have no idea, so I don't know often whether I got a key inference or just got lucky.

Any advice??


How many do you usually miss? If it's not too many, maybe doing the problem over could help. Sometimes it's definitely hard to recreate your thought process especially when you're flying through a timed section, but unless you're going -10, maybe diagram the questions over again.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:11 pm

Also, who here is going to the law school forum in DC on the 22nd? I know Jimmy is going, anyone else?

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby DaydreamNation » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:18 pm

MediocreAtBest wrote:
DaydreamNation wrote:How many do you usually miss? If it's not too many, maybe doing the problem over could help. Sometimes it's definitely hard to recreate your thought process especially when you're flying through a timed section, but unless you're going -10, maybe diagram the questions over again.
I frequently have timing issues, but even when that happens I'm not going -10 or anything that bad. I'd have to go back and look but avg is probably around -5. I dunno. I think I just need to keep slogging through the sections.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby solidarity4ever » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:54 pm

MediocreAtBest wrote:Also, who here is going to the law school forum in DC on the 22nd? I know Jimmy is going, anyone else?


I'm registered and planning to go.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby solidarity4ever » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:26 pm

I got the Trainer in the mail at the beginning of the week and have been working through it. Yesterday I did Lesson 5 on flaws and thought the Matching Flaw/Double-Dip Drill at the end was pretty hard. Does anyone know which drill I'm talking about, and if you do, did you find it challenging? I'm usually pretty good at parallel flaw questions so this kind of threw me for a loop. I'm thinking this drill was harder than the average parallel flaw question since we were matching arguments with more tenuous similarities, but I'm not sure--maybe I'm not as proficient with parallel reasoning as I thought.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby Saylor1720 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:55 pm

MercW07 wrote:
Saylor1720 wrote:
Wouldn't reviewing the questions after you know you got them wrong defeat the purpose of blind review? I may be wrong here, but I was always under the impression that you blind review a test after you take it and before you actually grade in order to objectively review every question, not just the ones you know you got wrong.


I can elaborate. I go back and redo the question after I know it's wrong. I look at a few things: Did I get it right the second time through?

Why did I pick my answer the original time?

Why didn't I pick the correct answer?

What could've I done to get it right?

It has its pros and cons and isn't for everyone. I just prefer to do it this way so that I get the most out of my review time and don't waste time on questions I've gotten correct. I zero on on the mistakes.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MercW07 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:21 pm

Saylor1720 wrote:
MercW07 wrote:
Saylor1720 wrote:
Wouldn't reviewing the questions after you know you got them wrong defeat the purpose of blind review? I may be wrong here, but I was always under the impression that you blind review a test after you take it and before you actually grade in order to objectively review every question, not just the ones you know you got wrong.


I can elaborate. I go back and redo the question after I know it's wrong. I look at a few things: Did I get it right the second time through?

Why did I pick my answer the original time?

Why didn't I pick the correct answer?

What could've I done to get it right?

It has its pros and cons and isn't for everyone. I just prefer to do it this way so that I get the most out of my review time and don't waste time on questions I've gotten correct. I zero on on the mistakes.


This is understandable and makes a lot of sense. One of my big concerns with BR is that Im going to waste many hours BRing questions that are extremely easy, and your method takes care of that problem.

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Re: June Retakers Study Group

Postby MediocreAtBest » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:35 pm

Has anyone else gotten PMs from users with 0 posts asking about details of the June test? It has happened to me twice and feels mad sketchy, but I'd also be surprised if LSAC was making fake TLS accounts to try to lure us into sharing info about the test.




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