-11 Curve, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

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Poll ended at Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:19 am

180-178
10
7%
177-175
15
11%
174-172
18
13%
171-169
21
15%
168-166
23
17%
165-160
27
20%
159-155
13
9%
154-150
7
5%
<150
4
3%
 
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby icechicken » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:09 am

saf18hornet wrote:Even if your goals are Yale or bust, there is no reason to cancel a score.


Agreed, with one exception. I would only consider cancelling if some bona-fide disaster - forgetting to bubble in answers for an entire section, getting sick and having to leave midway through the test, etc., caused me to miss a dozen questions or more. If I were 100% certain that some kind of problem like that is going to tank my score into the 140s, I would cancel, because it'll make the inevitable addendum about whatever happened more believable and because the sitting is now thoroughly useless as a diagnostic tool.

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Lalalsat96 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:25 am

Impressionist wrote:I remember reading somewhere that someone who closely follows LSATs said that there was evidence that they switched the LR experimental location between versions of the 3 LR test. IIRC he said it would be a first.

I think it's worth noting that across multiple sites people seem to agree that one of the 25q sections was super easy and the other pretty tough. However they are split on whether section 1 or 3 was easy. Given how standardized LR is i think it is more likely that they swapped the sections than the community being split down the middle and pretty far apart about the difficulty of the sections.

At least I hope so since if there is only 1 version I could be in trouble.


I had 2 26q LR sections and one 1 25 q LR Ssection though .... now im paranoid if i bubbled wrong

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby sabraph » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:36 pm

saf18hornet wrote:
tiffany_1234 wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:I had a single RC section as my 5th section. The first 2 passages were okay but I took too long on the first passage. Then when that 3rd passage (judges candor), showed up I hated all of it. I didn't like any of the AC and sunk allllll my remaining time into it. I didn't even try to read the last passage, just did the fee questions on specific line and word references then penciled in guesses. I'm gonna guess I got the same score as June.

I had 3 RC, the 1st one seemed very difficult (25Q). The other two not so bad.

LG seemed fine to me, but one question tripped me off. I would guess that folks will worse on this LG than they are expecting.

I have exactly the same feelings as you, and I believe I have the same sections as you too. I think the 1st (25Q) and 3rd(26) LR is of median difficulty, and the 2nd one is relatively easy. But LG is kinda weird for me, maybe they are too short, and I worry about this part the most, while people are all saying that LG this time is very easy.
Can I know your score range of your last exam? Because I am thinking whether to cancel the score this time.


There is no way I am cancelling, because I have never seen a valid argument for it anywhere. I expect a 164 to 168 on this exam, but if I got lucky on some guesses it could be 170+. Even if you have a 170 on record, get a 160 on this one, and then retake in December, that's certainly no reason to cancel thus score. Even if your goals are Yale or bust, there is no reason to cancel a score.


I had a cancel for June but that was because I had a panic attack in the middle of the reading comp section. I think there are legitimate reasons to cancel however I definitely don't think you should make that decision based on how you feel afterwards. Hang in there! 20 more days!

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby saf18hornet » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:49 pm

icechicken wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:Even if your goals are Yale or bust, there is no reason to cancel a score.


Agreed, with one exception. I would only consider cancelling if some bona-fide disaster - forgetting to bubble in answers for an entire section, getting sick and having to leave midway through the test, etc., caused me to miss a dozen questions or more. If I were 100% certain that some kind of problem like that is going to tank my score into the 140s, I would cancel, because it'll make the inevitable addendum about whatever happened more believable and because the sitting is now thoroughly useless as a diagnostic tool.


An addendum for a cancel is the same as an addendum for, my score is 140 because I had a panic attack / misbubbled / shat myself during section 2. None are valid reasons to cancel.

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby icechicken » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:14 pm

saf18hornet wrote:An addendum for a cancel is the same as an addendum for, my score is 140 because I had a panic attack / misbubbled / shat myself during section 2. None are valid reasons to cancel.


If you cancel, there's no chance of someone thinking that your explanation is post-hoc damage control. Heck, if you just cancel once and then get your target score on the 2nd take, you probably don't need an addendum at all -- the cancellation speaks for itself. Even if there's a only small possibility of a 140 hurting one's application it'd be nice not to have to worry, at all, about the optics of it during the emotionally-taxing process of retaking the LSAT and then writing a bunch of applications.

Meanwhile, there are no downsides I can think of to cancelling iff one is confident they scored terribly. Which ones are you concerned about?

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby sabraph » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:21 pm

icechicken wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:An addendum for a cancel is the same as an addendum for, my score is 140 because I had a panic attack / misbubbled / shat myself during section 2. None are valid reasons to cancel.


If you cancel, there's no chance of someone thinking that your explanation is post-hoc damage control. Heck, if you just cancel once and then get your target score on the 2nd take, you probably don't need an addendum at all -- the cancellation speaks for itself. Even if there's a only small possibility of a 140 hurting one's application it'd be nice not to have to worry, at all, about the optics of it during the emotionally-taxing process of retaking the LSAT and then writing a bunch of applications.

Meanwhile, there are no downsides I can think of to cancelling iff one is confident they scored terribly. Which ones are you concerned about?


Yes to all of this ^. Generally applicants don't (and I won't) write an addendum for a single cancel. An addendum and a cancel are two completely different things. I would much prefer a cancel and a 170 than a 140 and a 170.

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Barry grandpapy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:33 pm

Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby appind » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:45 pm

sabraph wrote:
icechicken wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:An addendum for a cancel is the same as an addendum for, my score is 140 because I had a panic attack / misbubbled / shat myself during section 2. None are valid reasons to cancel.


If you cancel, there's no chance of someone thinking that your explanation is post-hoc damage control. Heck, if you just cancel once and then get your target score on the 2nd take, you probably don't need an addendum at all -- the cancellation speaks for itself. Even if there's a only small possibility of a 140 hurting one's application it'd be nice not to have to worry, at all, about the optics of it during the emotionally-taxing process of retaking the LSAT and then writing a bunch of applications.

Meanwhile, there are no downsides I can think of to cancelling iff one is confident they scored terribly. Which ones are you concerned about?


Yes to all of this ^. Generally applicants don't (and I won't) write an addendum for a single cancel. An addendum and a cancel are two completely different things. I would much prefer a cancel and a 170 than a 140 and a 170.


+1 imo a cancel is typically better than a low score as it shows self-awareness unless you are unsure how bad/good you did.

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby sev » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:04 pm

Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion

'twas a plurality. I'd say we need a runoff*.

*not a serious poll suggestion.

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby sodomojo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:23 pm

appind wrote:
sabraph wrote:
icechicken wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:An addendum for a cancel is the same as an addendum for, my score is 140 because I had a panic attack / misbubbled / shat myself during section 2. None are valid reasons to cancel.


If you cancel, there's no chance of someone thinking that your explanation is post-hoc damage control. Heck, if you just cancel once and then get your target score on the 2nd take, you probably don't need an addendum at all -- the cancellation speaks for itself. Even if there's a only small possibility of a 140 hurting one's application it'd be nice not to have to worry, at all, about the optics of it during the emotionally-taxing process of retaking the LSAT and then writing a bunch of applications.

Meanwhile, there are no downsides I can think of to cancelling iff one is confident they scored terribly. Which ones are you concerned about?


Yes to all of this ^. Generally applicants don't (and I won't) write an addendum for a single cancel. An addendum and a cancel are two completely different things. I would much prefer a cancel and a 170 than a 140 and a 170.


+1 imo a cancel is typically better than a low score as it shows self-awareness unless you are unsure how bad/good you did.

Aren't y'all overthinking it a little bit?

I mean yeah, technically speaking, you're probably right.

But what are the odds an admission decision comes down to between solely your 140/170 and another dude's cancel/170?

I suppose 140 is a little extreme, but I imagine the point is valid if there's a minute chance you did well and then end up with say a 150 or 160.

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby 181plz » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00 pm

Checking in over here..

This was my 4th take. I've been wondering if I have the energy for a 5th one if I still don't make it. With that being said, I felt better about this test than any other one

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Walliums » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:29 pm

Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion


I was gonna suggest favorite halloween candy, but since it's still september, maybe your guilty pleasure "basic" fall item (e.g. Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagel, caramel apple on a stick)

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby chewinggum » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:52 pm

Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion


I was gonna suggest favorite halloween candy, but since it's still september, maybe your guilty pleasure "basic" fall item (e.g. Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagel, caramel apple on a stick)

I second this!

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby wmbuff » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:14 pm

chewinggum wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion


I was gonna suggest favorite halloween candy, but since it's still september, maybe your guilty pleasure "basic" fall item (e.g. Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagel, caramel apple on a stick)

I second this!


Oktoberfest beer....
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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Barry grandpapy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:27 pm

wmbuff wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion


I was gonna suggest favorite halloween candy, but since it's still september, maybe your guilty pleasure "basic" fall item (e.g. Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagel, caramel apple on a stick)

I second this!


Oktoberfest beer....


I'm thinking:
Oktoberfest
pumpkin spice
candy apples
that girl scout popcorn
cinnamon apple cider
candy apples
peanut brittle
campfire smores

ahh, fu$# I'm at a loss. I'm open to suggestions/revisions of this list :P

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Walliums » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:08 pm

Barry grandpapy wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion


I was gonna suggest favorite halloween candy, but since it's still september, maybe your guilty pleasure "basic" fall item (e.g. Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagel, caramel apple on a stick)

I second this!


Oktoberfest beer....


I'm thinking:
Oktoberfest beer
pumpkin spice
candy apples
that girl scout popcorn
cinnamon apple cider
pecan pie
peanut brittle
campfire smores

ahh, fu$# I'm at a loss. I'm open to suggestions/revisions of this list :P


Swapped out one of the duplicate candy apples for pecan pie

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby april_ludgate » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:25 pm

Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion


I was gonna suggest favorite halloween candy, but since it's still september, maybe your guilty pleasure "basic" fall item (e.g. Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagel, caramel apple on a stick)

I second this!


Oktoberfest beer....


I'm thinking:
Oktoberfest beer
pumpkin spice
candy apples
that girl scout popcorn
cinnamon apple cider
pecan pie
peanut brittle
campfire smores

ahh, fu$# I'm at a loss. I'm open to suggestions/revisions of this list :P


Swapped out one of the duplicate candy apples for pecan pie


halloween/halloween stuff maybe?

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Barry grandpapy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:11 am

april_ludgate wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
Walliums wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:Looks like we have a winner. I'll change the poll to the next poll suggestion


I was gonna suggest favorite halloween candy, but since it's still september, maybe your guilty pleasure "basic" fall item (e.g. Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagel, caramel apple on a stick)

I second this!


Oktoberfest beer....


I'm thinking:
Oktoberfest beer
pumpkin spice
candy apples
that girl scout popcorn
cinnamon apple cider
pecan pie
peanut brittle
campfire smores

ahh, fu$# I'm at a loss. I'm open to suggestions/revisions of this list :P


Swapped out one of the duplicate candy apples for pecan pie


halloween/halloween stuff maybe?


drunk update

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby wmbuff » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:25 am

Well, I had my first disappointing score dream. Probably had something to do with my wife, cat, and dog conspiring to twist me into a pretzel while I slept.
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby saf18hornet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:39 am

sodomojo wrote:
appind wrote:
sabraph wrote:
icechicken wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:An addendum for a cancel is the same as an addendum for, my score is 140 because I had a panic attack / misbubbled / shat myself during section 2. None are valid reasons to cancel.


If you cancel, there's no chance of someone thinking that your explanation is post-hoc damage control. Heck, if you just cancel once and then get your target score on the 2nd take, you probably don't need an addendum at all -- the cancellation speaks for itself. Even if there's a only small possibility of a 140 hurting one's application it'd be nice not to have to worry, at all, about the optics of it during the emotionally-taxing process of retaking the LSAT and then writing a bunch of applications.

Meanwhile, there are no downsides I can think of to cancelling iff one is confident they scored terribly. Which ones are you concerned about?


Yes to all of this ^. Generally applicants don't (and I won't) write an addendum for a single cancel. An addendum and a cancel are two completely different things. I would much prefer a cancel and a 170 than a 140 and a 170.


+1 imo a cancel is typically better than a low score as it shows self-awareness unless you are unsure how bad/good you did.

Aren't y'all overthinking it a little bit?

I mean yeah, technically speaking, you're probably right.

But what are the odds an admission decision comes down to between solely your 140/170 and another dude's cancel/170?

I suppose 140 is a little extreme, but I imagine the point is valid if there's a minute chance you did well and then end up with say a 150 or 160.


This is what I'm saying as the OP. Admissions officers on this site and elsewhere in their publishing's have said they treat them no differently. Cancel or low score.

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Mikey » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:20 am

Pumpkin spice is overrated



:roll:

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Ntp73821 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:50 am

Mikey wrote:Pumpkin spice is overrated



:roll:


Mikey. Take it back. :shock:
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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Mikey » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:03 am

Ntp73821 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Pumpkin spice is overrated



:roll:


Mikey. Take it back. :shock:

no :oops:

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby OldSpeedoGuy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:37 am

Mikey wrote:Pumpkin spice is overrated



:roll:


Fall is overrated

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Re: Dive-bombing for Judges, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby wmbuff » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:38 am

OldSpeedoGuy wrote:Fall is overrated


I bet you have air conditioning.
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