The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

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Postby JJDancer » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:31 am

missvik218 wrote:Here is what I'm thinking for this week ...

Tonight - I will go over all incorrect answers (from 56 and 57), and rework all of the LG that gave me any trouble.
Tomorrow - I'll probably skim back over my LR Bible and do a few timed sections from PTs I haven't taken (most are in the 30s).
Wednesday - Own PT 50 (I get what you're saying Tanicius, but I think I want to go into the exam on a high note with a PT score I'm comfortable with ... even if it's just to trick myself into feeling confident, at this point that may be just as important for my score as anything else)
Thursday - Review PT 50, maybe another run through of LG Bible (review rare game types, and numerical distribution) and LR Bible with a timed section of each
Friday - Mani/Pedi maybe a LG section, LSAT game day prep, early to bed!
Saturday - 170+!!!!


I totally understand how you feel.
Today: Do some science/comparative RCs..and old LGs that took me a while. (getting rusty and RCs have gotten tricky on me .. -6 or something ungodly on PT 57 (but -3 on LR saved me!)
Tomorrow: More rc/lg but winding down...Mail my bf good luck cupcakes for the LSAT.
Wed: PT 52
Friday: fly home, buy a watch, walk on the beach, quality time w the parents, go over PT 52 and do an lr section plus 2 passages and 2 games. EARLY TO BED.
Saturday: 170+ (Hopefully 173 and ABOOOOOVE!)

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Postby BigJiggaJ87 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:17 am

Today: PT 55 (I sat for this last Oct so I'm hoping for a huge confidence boost) & Review
Wed: PT 54 & Review
Friday: 18 holes & a massage

Tues & Thurs: Individual sections of LR and CR

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Postby BigJiggaJ87 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:17 am

What are you guys eating for breakfast on Sat?

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Postby Kiersten1985 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:20 am

BigJiggaJ87 wrote:What are you guys eating for breakfast on Sat?


Also - what are people bring for snacks? Any retakers have advice for this?

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Postby missvik218 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:22 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:
BigJiggaJ87 wrote:What are you guys eating for breakfast on Sat?


Also - what are people bring for snacks? Any retakers have advice for this?

Breakfast = Fried egg sandwich and some orange juice, still debating the 5 hour energy.

Snack = I haven't really thought about it yet ... maybe some trail mix or something.

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Postby WhiskeyGuy » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:24 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:
BigJiggaJ87 wrote:What are you guys eating for breakfast on Sat?


Also - what are people bring for snacks? Any retakers have advice for this?


Haven't taken the test yet (Dec.) but I recommend carbs and protein. Balance bars are good in this regard.

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Postby brose002 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:26 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:
BigJiggaJ87 wrote:What are you guys eating for breakfast on Sat?


Also - what are people bring for snacks? Any retakers have advice for this?

Breakfast: I am eating oatmeal with blueberries, a banana, and wheat toast. I will also have a glass of cranberry juice to accompany this.

Test Break: I am taking two power bars and a gatorade.

I am also debating whether or not to take a 5 hour energy before the test. Does anyone have any advice for/against this?

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Postby BigJiggaJ87 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:31 am

missvik218 wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
BigJiggaJ87 wrote:What are you guys eating for breakfast on Sat?


Also - what are people bring for snacks? Any retakers have advice for this?

Breakfast = Fried egg sandwich and some orange juice, still debating the 5 hour energy.

Snack = I haven't really thought about it yet ... maybe some trail mix or something.


I strongly urge you to stay away from the 5 hour energy unless you take that on a regular basis but the rest looks great.

I brought a couple of CLIF bars but I don't think I was too hungry. It must have been the jacked up adrenaline.

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Postby missvik218 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:31 am

brose002 wrote:Breakfast: I am eating oatmeal with blueberries, a banana, and wheat toast. I will also have a glass of cranberry juice to accompany this.

Test Break: I am taking two power bars and a gatorade.

I am also debating whether or not to take a 5 hour energy before the test. Does anyone have any advice for/against this?

For some people it makes them jittery, you will already be hyped up and filled with nerves because it's the REAL DEAL, do you really want to add to that with a caffeine kick? Conversely, it could help to wake you up, have you been taking a good deal of morning exams? Are you a normal coffee drinker? I can't decide if I want one either ... I'm sort of leaning against, I did something similar and out of the ordinary in February and it backfired.

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Postby forza » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:33 am

HUGE breakthrough last night.

PT 51

LR1: -3 (22/25; 33 minutes)
RC: -1 (27/28; 35 minutes)
LR2: -2 (23/25; 33 minutes)
LG: -1 (21/22; 34 minutes)

Raw: 93
Scaled: 174


Nice. Was this test particularly easy or something? I only managed a 168 on PT 50...

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Postby missvik218 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:33 am

BigJiggaJ87 wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
BigJiggaJ87 wrote:What are you guys eating for breakfast on Sat?


Also - what are people bring for snacks? Any retakers have advice for this?

Breakfast = Fried egg sandwich and some orange juice, still debating the 5 hour energy.

Snack = I haven't really thought about it yet ... maybe some trail mix or something.


I strongly urge you to stay away from the 5 hour energy unless you take that on a regular basis but the rest looks great.

I brought a couple of CLIF bars but I don't think I was too hungry. It must have been the jacked up adrenaline.

Yeah, I brought a small bag of peanuts the last time and was FINE. I doubt I'll really eat anything, I never do when I PT and my last sections are usually my best. I think a little hunger in my belly or that empty feeling gives me an extra edge.

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Postby brose002 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:36 am

missvik218 wrote:
brose002 wrote:Breakfast: I am eating oatmeal with blueberries, a banana, and wheat toast. I will also have a glass of cranberry juice to accompany this.

Test Break: I am taking two power bars and a gatorade.

I am also debating whether or not to take a 5 hour energy before the test. Does anyone have any advice for/against this?

For some people it makes them jittery, you will already be hyped up and filled with nerves because it's the REAL DEAL, do you really want to add to that with a caffeine kick? Conversely, it could help to wake you up, have you been taking a good deal of morning exams? Are you a normal coffee drinker? I can't decide if I want one either ... I'm sort of leaning against, I did something similar and out of the ordinary in February and it backfired.


I am not a coffee drinker, and I have taken many morning exams. I do notice, however, that they tend to be my worst tests. I usually do pretty poor on the first section due to my brain not being fully awake. I plan on doing several questions before the test in order to wake my brain up, but I do not know if the 5 hour energy would boost this. You make a good point, in saying that my nerves should help to make me aware on test day, but I still do not know if the energy would help. I am leaning against taking it, but I am still intrigued by the idea.

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Postby ruleser » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:51 am

Some responses to stuff above:

Missvick: my advice is don't be Al Gore. When Al Gore ran for President, he started trying too hard, wasn't himself, chose Lieberman (someone fairly conservative) as his runningmate, kept changing personalities - it wasn't until after he lost that he just became himself again and did what he is capable of - and then was winning Oscars, saving the planet, etc.

My jumbled point being, relax - you are capable of doing well. Don't let the run up/anxiety blow you crazy. Pretend for a day the test has passed. Get rid of all your thoughts of, "Should I this? I should that." Just sit down realizing you can do the test and do it.

The newer LR's are somewhat different than the old LR's, but not really harder or anything (I find them easier) - it just takes a few days to adjust fully. So just keep doing them. Even go back and repeat sections you just did.

Essentially, smack yourself in the face and say, "Snap out of it - it's not that difficult" and kick ass.

Caffeine/5-hour power: I've been avoiding all of that for weeks. I've taken the test. There's enough adrenaline, energy rush/crash going on as is. I want to stay calm, not get amped. But whatever works for you - if you've never done this and haven't been practicing with it, I'd advise against though.

Final week plan: Drilled RC over the weekend, feel pretty decent about it again. Will probably get back to doing some PT's, maybe for 1 more day drill RC. Taking Thurs and Fri off of work. Will PT both mornings at test time. Mainly just working to keep all little "Oh yeah's" in my mind so they are fresh on test day.
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Postby NancyBotwin » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:29 pm

Feeling better after my little panic.

PT55 last night:
-2 LR1 (woot)
-3 RC (woot! missed 0 on chinese talk-stories!)
-3 LR2 (normal)
-0 LG (normal)

Raw: 82
Scaled: 171

By the way, wicked curve on that one. Seriously, -9 is a 170?? Ouch. But still, feeling pretty groovy with only 5 days left! Bring it on!

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Postby frontside5 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:04 pm

brose002 wrote:
I am also debating whether or not to take a 5 hour energy before the test. Does anyone have any advice for/against this?


DO NOT do this without trying it first with a PT and realistic conditions (e.g no bathroom breaks except at the break).

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Postby 02082010 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:13 pm

So I went over PT56 today (took it Saturday and scored 172, missed 9 questions) and realized that 6 of the questions were just stupid mistakes (some due to fatigue) that I made and there were 3 I would have genuinely gotten incorrect which would have netted me a 179.

I know it's not important to play the shoulda-coulda-woulda game but does anyone have any advice on how to stay vigilant during the entire exam w/o succumbing to fatigue?

When I sat for the exam last Oct I felt adrenaline pumping through me the entire time and I think that's what helped me score above my previous PT average, but I just don't want to drop 6 or 7 scaled points because of stupid mistakes. Feel free to PM me any advice if you don't feel like posting here. Thanks! and good luck everyone!

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Postby Doxide » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:22 pm

Anyone have any last minute advice for the newer RC sections? Anything I can do to get that -7 average up to at least a -4 average would boost my chances at a 170. All my other sections are -2 averages at this point. Anyone?

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Postby lawduder » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:53 pm

So while reviewing PT55 I came across one of my incorrect answers, section 1 #22 and read it over and over wondering why the answer was E. After about 10 minutes of staring at the page, I realized that psychological and physiological were not the same word. Deer in headlights, brb.

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Postby NancyBotwin » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:32 pm

lawduder wrote:So while reviewing PT55 I came across one of my incorrect answers, section 1 #22 and read it over and over wondering why the answer was E. After about 10 minutes of staring at the page, I realized that psychological and physiological were not the same word. Deer in headlights, brb.


Yeah - just did that one last night and ALMOST go tripped up by that. Noticed it just as I was about to move on to the next one.

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Postby missvik218 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:45 pm

ruleser wrote:My jumbled point being, relax - you are capable of doing well. Don't let the run up/anxiety blow you crazy. Pretend for a day the test has passed. Get rid of all your thoughts of, "Should I this? I should that." Just sit down realizing you can do the test and do it.

Thank you, you're right ... I need to find a way to relax and concentrate without getting anxious and crazy. I'm definitely not drinking the 5 hour energy.

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Postby JJDancer » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:47 pm

missvik218 wrote:
ruleser wrote:My jumbled point being, relax - you are capable of doing well. Don't let the run up/anxiety blow you crazy. Pretend for a day the test has passed. Get rid of all your thoughts of, "Should I this? I should that." Just sit down realizing you can do the test and do it.

Thank you, you're right ... I need to find a way to relax and concentrate without getting anxious and crazy. I'm definitely not drinking the 5 hour energy.


Neither will I. I basically just tried a splash of it in OJ once but I've never been into that stuff. I've made it this far.. Me > LSAT > 5 hr energy lol

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Postby nyyankees » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:27 pm

i love the 5 hour power. I may be the only one, but i feel like it gives me a boost. I feel more engaged with the text. I also feel like this is my gateway drug to speed.

it might make for a good story though, studying for the LSAT i picked up a speed habit...

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Postby hypermeganet » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:31 pm

PT50: 163
PT51: 164
PT52: 166
PT53: 169

Why can't I be more consistent like you guys?

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Postby missvik218 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:59 am

hypermeganet wrote:PT50: 163
PT51: 164
PT52: 166
PT53: 169

Why can't I be more consistent like you guys?

At least you're getting better with each test!

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Postby hypermeganet » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:02 am

missvik218 wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:PT50: 163
PT51: 164
PT52: 166
PT53: 169

Why can't I be more consistent like you guys?

At least you're getting better with each test!


Hah, we'll we'll see if that trend continues! My RC is not getting any better (but not worse, either). Really it's just been me trying to get better at LR that's accounted for my increases. I got a -5 in RC on all 4 of those exams but I took LR from -5/section to -3/section.




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