February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby UTexas » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:47 am

missinglink wrote:I'd advise anyone else to at least take the last day or two off, regardless of your level of preparation.


Studying during the last day or two isn't necessarily a bad idea. Studying to the point of exhaustion and whipping yourself into a panic during that time is what must be avoided. Spending some time reviewing questions previously answered incorrectly is one good way to spend the last day or two. Reworking LG problems is another. For some a break might be best, but I don't believe that's universal.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby risktaker » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:36 am

Got 156 on December. Been PT'ing over 165. Got 165, 166, 169 on last three PT's. Gonna take one more before game day and hope I can hit 164 or above. I would be stoked. My reach is UCLA, but if I make it into USD, I would be happy.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby goosey » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:18 am

taking dec 09 today. it will be my only realistic gauge since its the only one i havent taken!

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby keg411 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:01 pm

UTexas wrote:
missinglink wrote:I'd advise anyone else to at least take the last day or two off, regardless of your level of preparation.


Studying during the last day or two isn't necessarily a bad idea. Studying to the point of exhaustion and whipping yourself into a panic during that time is what must be avoided. Spending some time reviewing questions previously answered incorrectly is one good way to spend the last day or two. Reworking LG problems is another. For some a break might be best, but I don't believe that's universal.


This happened to me in September, where I whipped myself into a panic-filled frenzy and had massive burnout. Lesson learned -- no more taking days off work prior to LSAT because all I did was sit around my house and panic.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby Androo630 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:35 am

Man, I got a 151 in Dec on my retake. I hope I can get close to 160 on this retake...

Good luck to everyone, I hope you all get the score you all worked hard for.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:50 am

TheTopBloke wrote:I took PT 59 the other day, which was Dec 09 LSAT. Yes that LR is difficult. I did very well on the first LR, and the second LR I also bombed (-9). If you want to go over any of these Q's PM me. I'm in the boonies and studying this alone, so any feedback I can get is greatly appreciated.



haha I called the lsac people like three weeks ago to order 59 and the lady on the phone, who admittedly was very sweet, told me that i wouldnt get 59 in time for the february test... idk what she was talking about, damn

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby Close Diamond » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:28 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:I took PT 59 the other day, which was Dec 09 LSAT. Yes that LR is difficult. I did very well on the first LR, and the second LR I also bombed (-9). If you want to go over any of these Q's PM me. I'm in the boonies and studying this alone, so any feedback I can get is greatly appreciated.



haha I called the lsac people like three weeks ago to order 59 and the lady on the phone, who admittedly was very sweet, told me that i wouldnt get 59 in time for the february test... idk what she was talking about, damn

You can purchase and download PT 59 here: --LinkRemoved--.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby dreamscometrue » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:34 pm

Yeah that's also where I purchased some of my PTs. How is everyone's prep going? I just took PT 58 today. Did well on games and reading comp (surprisingly), but screwed up the first section of LR with -4 (actually -5 because I already knew about the bears question haha). The second LR wasn't too bad though. Some of those "resolve the paradox" and "weaken" questions still get to me though. They're like my downfall ughh. Good luck on Saturday everyone! :)

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:12 pm

Close Diamond wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:I took PT 59 the other day, which was Dec 09 LSAT. Yes that LR is difficult. I did very well on the first LR, and the second LR I also bombed (-9). If you want to go over any of these Q's PM me. I'm in the boonies and studying this alone, so any feedback I can get is greatly appreciated.



haha I called the lsac people like three weeks ago to order 59 and the lady on the phone, who admittedly was very sweet, told me that i wouldnt get 59 in time for the february test... idk what she was talking about, damn

You can purchase and download PT 59 here: --LinkRemoved--.



oh :o awesome! thanks! :D

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby TheTopBloke » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:16 pm

I just did PT 56 and totally bombed RC, -17. I'm thinking screw it, I've done enough studying, maybe I should relax and goof off, and get fresh for the real deal. I've never gotten RC -17 before.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby Close Diamond » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:37 pm

TheTopBloke wrote:I just did PT 56 and totally bombed RC, -17. I'm thinking screw it, I've done enough studying, maybe I should relax and goof off, and get fresh for the real deal. I've never gotten RC -17 before.

It may be too late to suggest this, but it may help. I too had been doing very poorly on RC and received some advice: skip the passage with the fewest questions and spend more time on the three others. This way you can be (just about) sure that you'll get 20 or so questions correct. I did PT 56 on Saturday and get a −6 on RC, my best yet.

Good luck and keep your confidence high! Saturday will be a breeze.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby Camron » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:15 am

Close Diamond wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:I just did PT 56 and totally bombed RC, -17. I'm thinking screw it, I've done enough studying, maybe I should relax and goof off, and get fresh for the real deal. I've never gotten RC -17 before.

It may be too late to suggest this, but it may help. I too had been doing very poorly on RC and received some advice: skip the passage with the fewest questions and spend more time on the three others. This way you can be (just about) sure that you'll get 20 or so questions correct. I did PT 56 on Saturday and get a −6 on RC, my best yet.

Good luck and keep your confidence high! Saturday will be a breeze.


This is what I keep forgetting to do. I also just did PT 56, and was doing my regular accuracy in RC (80-90%), until my video proctor called out 5 mins and I was still doing the last question in question 3... Has to skim the last passage and just pick answers pointing to specific parts in the passages. Ended up with -7.

I also got really demoralised after doing PT 56. I took a two day break from LSAT studying and absolutely bombed the LR and LG section of this PT. Really stupid mistakes and I had to end up guessing on the majority of the fourth LG. This is the first 5X PT that I scored below a 160 and is making me a bit concerned. I really enjoyed how easy the LG games got in starting the 4X series but recently the LR is nitpicking and the LG (I did the LG of PT 57, dinos....) seem to be moving more away from the straight linear or simple grouping games.

My goal for the next two days is to do PT 57 (today), do Kaplan Mastery on Assumptions/Parallel/Strengthen/Weaken/Flaw/Inferences and then treat PT 58 as what I should be capable of dong on the test day.

Does anyone also know if my analog watch with timer functionality (I have a Tissot PRC200) is allowed in the lsat? I have prepped with this watch exclusively and I finally picked up a cheaper watch on the weekend but it is definately not working out too well.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:45 am

I found cambridgelsat.com and picked up the difficult games booklet. I've been doing games out of there and it seems to help. I'm sick, I actually enjoy the logic games. As long as I stay current, I should do just fine. I think in their PT56 5 section test they had dinos in the 'experimental' section. On that section I had -3. I had gone through LG bible from Powerscore previously and that helped tremendously. They're just games. Games are fun! :P

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby jjleague » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:43 am

I am just about done. Only 58 left to take and not sure if I will. The last 6-7 PT's my average has dropped because of the change in LR. I went from about a 6-8 to consistently missing 10 each section. The change in format has really hammered me since I do well on games and RC. So if I screw up a game or mis-read something on RC it has a much larger effect on my score. I have gone from scoring a consistent 160 to a consistent 157 which has frustrated me to no end.

I am beginning to think the LSAC has targeted me specifically...

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby dreamscometrue » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:35 pm

Good luck on Saturday everyone!!! Let's kick some LSAT booty on this test.
P.S. I found an inspiring video online. :lol: Hope you like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9zpbPaV56s

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:03 am

just made me remember that if i go to harvard off waitlist to never tell anyone

oh and wish i had an elliptical in my dorm room ha

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby risktaker » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:39 am

Lets do this! I am ready! Got 156 on Dec test, but hoping for a 165+ on this test. Been PT'ing in 165-170 range in last 4 tests. Root for me guys. I will be rooting for all of you.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby Close Diamond » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:43 am

risktaker wrote:Lets do this! I am ready! Got 156 on Dec test, but hoping for a 165+ on this test. Been PT'ing in 165-170 range in last 4 tests. Root for me guys. I will be rooting for all of you.

Risktaker, you got this! But I'll root for you anyway.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby dreamscometrue » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:23 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:just made me remember that if i go to harvard off waitlist to never tell anyone

oh and wish i had an elliptical in my dorm room ha


lol....and realize that a 35+ point increase on the LSAT is indeed possible hehe :P

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:38 pm

I have taken like a million of these things and looking back at my tests see that for some reason 55 i bombed and i still dont think if i did it again i could do it on the test

i got all LG right on 56 and 58 (dont have 57) and am about to do 59

did anyone feel like LG 55 was a fluke or should I be concerned?

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby jks289 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:39 pm

goosey wrote:taking dec 09 today. it will be my only realistic gauge since its the only one i havent taken!


I did it last night. And I ended up doing awesome, but instead of making me happy, it made me angry that I didn't just take the Decemeber test. That curve was CRAZY.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby Close Diamond » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:05 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:I have taken like a million of these things and looking back at my tests see that for some reason 55 i bombed and i still dont think if i did it again i could do it on the test

i got all LG right on 56 and 58 (dont have 57) and am about to do 59

did anyone feel like LG 55 was a fluke or should I be concerned?

I sure hope that 55 LG was a fluke. It kicked my butt compared to any other LG after PT 40-something.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:45 pm

Close Diamond wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:I have taken like a million of these things and looking back at my tests see that for some reason 55 i bombed and i still dont think if i did it again i could do it on the test

i got all LG right on 56 and 58 (dont have 57) and am about to do 59

did anyone feel like LG 55 was a fluke or should I be concerned?

I sure hope that 55 LG was a fluke. It kicked my butt compared to any other LG after PT 40-something.


ok good then we agree to boycott lsat if they give us a similar LG and demand our money back ha

Excited/nervous anxiety all over the place right now. I've got a super consistent PT score right now but who knows what I do on test day. I'm doing the RC section on 59 tomorrow morning (35 minutes for 6 dollars? It's as bad as airport internet) and then relaxing all day.


Anyways, question: Does anyone want to explain to me what people mean with they say the new LR sections? I've taken almost all of them and I didn't notice anything... Just out of curiousity. I'm not particularly worried about it, since it didnt seem to affect how I scored.

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby iahtt » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:35 am

Super random but has RC gotten harder recently? I would be getting -1 or even perfects on RC in the old tests but I'm missing around 3-6 now on the most recent ones. And I didn't really realize this until recently when I started taking the latest tests :(

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Re: February 2010 LSAT - 50 days and counting.

Postby goosey » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:20 am

RC has gotten harder--the questions on dec 09 seemed weird to me.

In happy news I never knew that I didn't take the sept 07 test so I did it today and got a 166 despite not finishing games and getting -8 on games alone.

Did -0 on LR1 (first time evr on a modern lsat, feeling pretty damn good)
-2 on LR2 and -5 on RC(typical)

If I cud just get lucky with the test on sat, ill be sitting pretty at a 170. Come on lsacccc

Plan for tomm: lots of games and do sept 09 (I took the real thing) early in the day, then relax, watch a movie, take some tylenol pm at 6 pm and sleep for 12 hrs.




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