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Title: TEST DAY - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 04, 2008, 10:52:11 PM
Guess it's time to start forming the class and building the support team.  Who else is in?
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: pinagham on June 05, 2008, 12:18:43 AM
i'll play  :)
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 05, 2008, 04:26:04 AM
june test be hardest ever.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: LSATHell on June 05, 2008, 07:34:41 AM
june test be hardest ever.


That is the truth.

But I'm not going to fret since everyone on LSD scores 170+; so just by posting, we guaranteed ourselves at least a 170.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Richard B. Riddick on June 05, 2008, 07:48:38 AM
Damn the scoring uncertainties, full speed ahead!

I'm in.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: grape on June 05, 2008, 08:01:10 AM
in.  still trying to cram in one practice test per day.  so painful.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: jas142 on June 05, 2008, 08:02:14 AM
I'm in. Scoring low 160s on practice/diagnostics... but with an average of 45-50% on the LG. Working very hard to improve that; I just can't seem to get advanced games.

So what is everyone planning to do the night of the 16th to celebrate? :)
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: broach911 on June 05, 2008, 10:01:18 AM
I'm in as well and in a similar boat. Scoring between 158-161 but my games are at about 40-50 or 38-48 if there are two Advanced Linear Games, and I'm still getting one or 2 wrong in Reading Comp. Desperately trying to improve.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 05, 2008, 10:10:52 AM
I'm in. Scoring low 160s on practice/diagnostics... but with an average of 45-50% on the LG. Working very hard to improve that; I just can't seem to get advanced games.

So what is everyone planning to do the night of the 16th to celebrate? :)

  Since there's about 100% of there being an advanced linear game (LSAT makers seem to love them), I would focus a lot of your remaining games energy on getting them to finally click.  I say that, as I thought I had them down, and then got completely flustered when I took the Sept. 07 test.  I got the new LG Bible, and all the PTs from 19 on, and just did them over and over, until I can pretty much do them in my sleep.  My suggestion is to spend extra time getting all the inferences - if you do that, the questions seem to take no time at all, so it's worth the extra minute or doing that prep.

To celebrate, I'm packing my spouse off for a week in Paris, with me home alone with the kids.  :P
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: BarryLaine on June 05, 2008, 10:13:01 AM
I'm in.  I've been a bit erratic - low scores at 157, 158 high scores at 167 with a lot of 161s and 164s... I'm gonna get consistent this and next week....
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 05, 2008, 10:33:32 AM
And you noobs, get yourselves some avatars.   ;)
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: BarryLaine on June 05, 2008, 11:22:02 AM
What I do the night of the 16th will be determined by how well I think I did on the test... If I think I did well, I'll have just enough scotch to make me feel warm behind the ears.  I feel I did poorly, I'll have just enough to induce a coma.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: jms297 on June 05, 2008, 11:30:37 AM
I'm in. I'm scoring consistently at the lower end of my goal range, which is ~ok~, but I'm getting a bit nervous about the rumored 3-5 point drop that so many people seem to experience on test day.

I'm going to celebrate by NEVER TAKING A PRACTICE LSAT EVER AGAIN*!!!!



*: That is, assuming I don't bomb the test ;)

(ps: Frybread, please forgive me for my avatarlessness)
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: LSATHell on June 05, 2008, 12:00:43 PM

I'm getting a bit nervous about the rumored 3-5 point drop that so many people seem to experience on test day.


I don't understand why anyone should expect a drop on test day.
It is nonsense and you shouldn't pay any attention to it.
If anything, I expect my actual score to be on the higher end of my range, given that most of my mistakes are the result of being lackadaisical.

If it worries you, then you're just setting yourself up for failure.

Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Billy Mays here FOREVER! on June 05, 2008, 12:23:48 PM
Lindermania is going to run wild on this test! Although the last few prep tests i've taken, its like i've forgotten how to any semi advanced game. It pisses me off too, because if i can cut my -8 and -9's in LG down to like -2 -3 or -4 I could get a 175 with the way i've been running on everything else  >:(
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 05, 2008, 12:29:17 PM
 >:( It's crunch time  >:(
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 05, 2008, 12:31:58 PM
june test be hardest ever.

That is the truth.


julie never lie.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Nervous Wreck on June 05, 2008, 02:09:31 PM
I've been stuck at like 167 for a while... Think it's possible to consistently get up to 170+ in the next 10 days?
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 05, 2008, 02:21:20 PM
I've been stuck at like 167 for a while... Think it's possible to consistently get up to 170+ in the next 10 days?

There is an interesting post about calculating where the experimental section is and not completing it so you have time to relax and do well on other sections...

But seriously, it is definatly possible to increase you score depending on how much (or little) practice you have done. If you completed 50 practice tests and both bibles than there isn't much hope.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Richard B. Riddick on June 05, 2008, 02:42:51 PM
I've really hit a plateau at this point.  RC is fine for me.  I miss 3 at the most, but usually 1-2.  I'm working LR at about an 85% clip, with LG's being the ultimate wild card.  I either plow through them or go into a caveman-like trance in which I stare at the game dumbly while drooling all over the pencil. 

My raw scores have leveled out to between 83-87, so I'm generally stuck around 167-170, depending on the scale.

So I'm going to take an exercise analogy and use the next week to change up my study routine and break through this plateau.  I'm weak on Justify the Conclusion and questions that dress formal logic up in pretty wording, so I think spend one night focusing solely on those, and then move to doing advanced games until my eyes bleed, because we all know that if you torture yourself, you must be learning, eh?
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: grape on June 05, 2008, 03:32:10 PM
Riddick I'm kinda in the same boat as you.  As my LG performance goes, my whole test score goes.

If I could just find a way to destroy LG sections with -2 max...I'd feel good taking the test right now.  Some games sections I'll finish with a good 3-4 min to spare, and then on some (like one I took today) I'll sit there like an idiot for 5 minutes figuring out how get the most basic inferences.

ugh.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bt on June 05, 2008, 04:18:10 PM
I'm in.    :P
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: kev199 on June 05, 2008, 04:32:32 PM
Pumped out a 173 on a practice test today and I added an "experimental" (i.e. a random reading section from my Next 10 LSAT book) section.  Stamina seems to have been an issue based on my previous test scores.  I just have to work on getting my logic game times down.  One game can take me five minutes while the next 15.

Fun stuff.  Three pt's before the real deal for me.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Mike295855 on June 05, 2008, 04:37:53 PM
I am in. Have scored a 155, as my highest. Am trying to run up the number.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: redcement on June 05, 2008, 06:33:35 PM
I'm in, my score is steadily going up, and like LSAT Hell, I plan on getting a better score test day, not going down.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Blakkout on June 05, 2008, 06:42:07 PM
I'm in.  Steady improvements the whole way.  155, 153, 153, 158, 157, 159, 162, 162, 169.

At this point I'm in a bit of a pickle.  I'm REALLY getting sick of studying.  With like ten days left I cant' decide if I want to plow through and risk completely burning out or not.

What are you guys doing?
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 05, 2008, 07:07:50 PM
I'm in.  Steady improvements the whole way.  155, 153, 153, 158, 157, 159, 162, 162, 169.

At this point I'm in a bit of a pickle.  I'm REALLY getting sick of studying.  With like ten days left I cant' decide if I want to plow through and risk completely burning out or not.

What are you guys doing?


Plowing through another 10 practice tests this week. ALthough I'm giving myself a two day break before the test
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sevinkimpson on June 05, 2008, 07:40:55 PM
Why are a few people saying that the June test is going to be the hardest ever?
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 05, 2008, 07:48:42 PM
Why are a few people saying that the June test is going to be the hardest ever?

Cause their trying to scare ya
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: jms297 on June 05, 2008, 07:58:27 PM
I'm in.  Steady improvements the whole way.  155, 153, 153, 158, 157, 159, 162, 162, 169.

At this point I'm in a bit of a pickle.  I'm REALLY getting sick of studying.  With like ten days left I cant' decide if I want to plow through and risk completely burning out or not.

What are you guys doing?


I'm also on the verge of burnout and have decided to cut back on the number of practice tests I take- I'll prob do another 4 or 5 instead of the one-a-day schedule I had planned.  If you can keep your energy and motivation up enough to study well then I imagine you should probably go for it and plow through; but for myself I know it will be more valuable to take 4 tests with 100% effort and concentration as opposed to doing one every night when I get home from work around 10:30pm (ah yes, the joys of working in BigLaw!) and I'm falling asleep by the end of the second section and circling random answers just so I can finish the test  :P 

What you decide to do should depend mostly on your own habits and personality-  you should go with whatever will have you walking into the test on Monday the 16th feeling the most prepared, confident, and ready to kick this test's a**.   

Good luck everyone!!!
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: ak362 on June 05, 2008, 08:11:27 PM
Oh, boy.

I've just finished study abroad in the UK (early June), and have been studying for the LSAT during the middle of exams (since February, on-and-off, but more intensely in late March onward). I've been scoring between 164-167, but am hoping to get a slight boost in terms of point rage (maybe 165-168 in the next few tests?)

I've been scoring very well on logic games and reading comprehension -- missing one to three questions in most of my practice tests. Logical reasoning -- haven't been doing so hot; decent enough to score in the 165 range.

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Richard B. Riddick on June 05, 2008, 08:31:15 PM


Plowing through another 10 practice tests this week. ALthough I'm giving myself a two day break before the test

That's pretty close to my plan.  When I'm not working (I'm calling in a lot of favors to make my schedule study-friendly) or working out (never underestimate the effect an 90 minutes in a gym can do for LSAT stress), I'll be in my man-cave with LSAT books and tests piled around me.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: BarryLaine on June 05, 2008, 08:39:35 PM
I'm going to do a test a day with a day off before the 16th.  Trying to get my scores in a consistent range...Anybody else a bit inconsistent?
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: grape on June 05, 2008, 09:58:02 PM
Okay guys.  I am not taking the June LSAT.  I moved it to October instead.  I am averaging -3 in games, but Logical Reasoning is kicking my @$$!!!  I am missing like 6-8 in each section, which is a real bummer.  So I stopped timing myself, and just focused on the questions without diagramming (as they teach you to do in Testmasters/Powerscore) and I got 7 out of 8 correct.  What gives?  What am I doing wrong?  I am targeting a T14, so I have to hit a decent score.  Help!!

I get anywhere from 0 to 2 wrong on my LR sections, and I can tell you that RARELY ever diagram an LR question.  The only time I'll diagram an LR question is if it's a strict sufficient/necessary condition problem.  Otherwise, I never diagram premises or conclusions.  I don't know if this will help, but my thought process when I attack LR is to read the argument or stimulus thoroughly and really personalize the argument.   In other words, if someone were making this statement to me, how would I react to it?  A lot of times I'll be able to anticipate the question and the correct answer choice, without even reading anything other than the stimulus.  Remember that the testmakers aren't trying to trick you.  The correct answer will always be the ONLY correct answer.  If there's anything at all wrong with an answer, it is 100% wrong.  Process of elimination is huge for LR.  Hope this helps a little bit...

In other news, I think I'm starting to get the hang of LG.  LSATHell, your advice on really concentrating on how the game's outcomes are limited at the outset is really golden.  I finished an LG section today with nearly 5 minutes to spare!

I'll be taking one practice test a day from now til Saturday, resting my brain on Sunday, and hopefully going into the test Monday feeling confident.

Good luck studying everyone.  Let's go into the exam with the expectation that we will score higher than our practice ranges :)
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: BarryLaine on June 05, 2008, 10:13:23 PM
Hey, Grape - Can you put up a link to LSATHell's LG advice?  I'd love to see that!  Thanks!
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: grape on June 05, 2008, 10:22:35 PM
Sure, upon review it was actually FatUncle's advice, but LSATHell also contributed. :)   It's in a thread I made earlier.  Here's the link:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4010905.0.html
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sheltron5000 on June 05, 2008, 10:55:19 PM
I get anywhere from 0 to 2 wrong on my LR sections, and I can tell you that RARELY ever diagram an LR question.  The only time I'll diagram an LR question is if it's a strict sufficient/necessary condition problem.  Otherwise, I never diagram premises or conclusions.  I don't know if this will help, but my thought process when I attack LR is to read the argument or stimulus thoroughly and really personalize the argument.   In other words, if someone were making this statement to me, how would I react to it?  A lot of times I'll be able to anticipate the question and the correct answer choice, without even reading anything other than the stimulus.  Remember that the testmakers aren't trying to trick you.  The correct answer will always be the ONLY correct answer.  If there's anything at all wrong with an answer, it is 100% wrong.  Process of elimination is huge for LR.  Hope this helps a little bit...

Absolutely true, I've only been missing 1-2 Qs per section, and most of the time it's because I get myself all stressed out and try to rush through without "personalizing" the questions. I've found this is especially important on the questions that the test makers confuse by using overly complicated grammar/vocabulary.

I'm in for june. But here in Korea, we get to take the test a day early (sunday) at 9 in the morning. I hope you all appreciate having it in the afternoon ;)
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 05, 2008, 11:13:10 PM
I'm going to do a test a day with a day off before the 16th.  Trying to get my scores in a consistent range...Anybody else a bit inconsistent?

Ah-yup (as we say in Maine.)  Been ranging between 171 (PT 44) and 161 (PT 47).  Today, PT 49 was 165.  However, I've been consistently trying to take tests in the worst possible circumstances (Starbucks, loud music, friends who drop by to way hello, cell-phone not on silent, etc.) in order to simulate worst case conditions. And really, you all need to prepare for worst case conditions (e.g., my first test, had a drummer-boy who finger-drummed on the desk a foot behind my head for the whole test. That wouldn't have been so bad, except a marching band passed by our windows half-way through.)  You have to be prepared for anything, including canceling. I should have canceled my second test (migraine mid-test) except I was so desperate to show I could do better than the drummer-boy/marching band test.  Make sure you take at least one PT in less than perfect conditions.  If you can, take the remainder of them under harsh circumstances.  You help no one but yourself.
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: juliahula on June 05, 2008, 11:30:45 PM
Im IN!!

Feeling pretty prepared, my PTs have been consistently in the 171-174 range. I have about 4 more PTs that I will be doing over the next week, but I am also in summer school and have a take-home midterm that will be due the 17th  :-\ I am looking at it as a much needed break for my brain (ha)

I think there is a real danger in burning out, so I am  just going to try to keep my confidence up and not forget any of the skills I have learned. I am hoping to peak on test day!

(and I will get an avatar  :P)

Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Nervous Wreck on June 06, 2008, 12:58:42 AM
I'm taking the Dec 2004 LSAT tomorrow... What should I expect--easy, hard?  If I get a high score, should I be legitimately excited?  If I get a bad score, should I not be too hard on myself?
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 06, 2008, 04:54:01 AM
yes.
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: redcement on June 06, 2008, 06:10:32 AM
Didn't Jeffort or someone write that Julie Fern helps write the test?
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: limegreen on June 06, 2008, 06:25:13 AM
I'm in.  I have about 5 tests I planned on taking left, but I'm not sure how many I'll actually take.
Title: Re: T-minus eleven days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: BarryLaine on June 06, 2008, 07:57:50 AM
Sure, upon review it was actually FatUncle's advice, but LSATHell also contributed. :)   It's in a thread I made earlier.  Here's the link:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4010905.0.html


Thanks, Grape (and FatUncle and LSATHell)!  Good advice.  Like you, I think I assume that the games are harder than they are.  When I work them out after the test, things become pretty clear and I think, "why didn't I just do that on the test."
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 06, 2008, 05:51:08 PM
june test be hardest ever.
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Blakkout on June 06, 2008, 09:08:13 PM
Anybody taking any breaks at all in this next week or so?

I'm taking for granted everyone's taking the 15th off.
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: grape on June 06, 2008, 09:30:13 PM
I'll be doing a practice test every day from now until the 14th, and taking the 15th off.

If you think about it, that's really not that much...it's 3-4 hours for taking the PT and reviewing it, and after that I just rest my brain for the entire day and reflect on what I could've done to improve.
Title: Re: T-minus ten days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sevinkimpson on June 06, 2008, 09:42:53 PM
In like Flynn. Because I am bored and am only at PT 30 right now, I am taking 2 a day from now til the 15th, then golfing for sure. I have been doing 2 a days for 3 days now and haven't burned out yet- we'll see. 170-178, but I hear the earlier tests are easier.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 07, 2008, 09:28:32 AM
I'm in.

I'm pretty consistent on LR and RC (-0 to -1 on each), but LG is definitely the wild card.  I'm doing a test every day between now and the real thing (started this marathon 4 days ago), and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, I'm waking up at 9am, having a bowl of Cookie Crisp, listening to music for an hour, and taking the test at 1pm (trying to replicate my exact schedule for the 16th).

I'm also praying for a 24-question LG section that appears last, and that the experimental is LR.

After the test, I'm calling my girlfriend to tell her to pick me up because I'll already be drunk by the time she can make it out the test site.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sevinkimpson on June 07, 2008, 09:31:32 AM
D'ya mean September 1995? I don't think there was an October test that year. And yeah, the last game in particular is a weird process game that I don't think is seen that often anymore.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 07, 2008, 10:19:19 AM
I'm also praying for a 24-question LG section that appears last, and that the experimental is LR.

I've had one LR experimental and one RC.  I'm really, really, REALLY praying for an LG this time.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 07, 2008, 04:09:30 PM
Counting down the days is giving me an ulcer
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: limegreen on June 07, 2008, 04:19:11 PM
I am pretty ready for the LSAT to be over with (this is my third time).  I am going to take a few more tests (M,W,F) but I don't really think I can do much at this point except try and relax.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 07, 2008, 10:31:47 PM
I still want to know why Julie thinks this is going to be the hardest ever
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bt on June 07, 2008, 10:43:50 PM
Julie says that about every test.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 08, 2008, 05:45:06 AM
I still want to know why Julie thinks this is going to be the hardest ever

it just be.  not ask why.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 08, 2008, 05:45:32 AM
Julie says that about every test.

now, now.

julie certainly not say this about feb., 2019.
Title: Re: T-minus NINE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sheltron5000 on June 08, 2008, 05:51:23 AM
of course not february tests are undisclosed. even julie couldn't know if the february 2019 test will be the hardest test ever.
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 08, 2008, 06:48:02 AM
also june 2011.
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 08, 2008, 09:16:43 AM
I hope the test is more difficult. Recently I have been getting about the same # of questions wrong regardless of the score distribution. Therefore hardest tests I usually get a better score.

Julie's been wrong her whole life about the Republicans so I'm hoping it's her turn to be right about something (jk  ;))
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 08, 2008, 09:21:26 AM
I hope the test is more difficult. Recently I have been getting about the same # of questions wrong regardless of the score distribution. Therefore hardest tests I usually get a better score.

Julie's been wrong her whole life about the Republicans so I'm hoping it's her turn to be right about something (jk ;))

hahaha, you such joker.
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: jas142 on June 08, 2008, 02:27:51 PM
does anyone know how long it will take to get our scores? I'm so used to doing a practice and just counting it up after :p
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bt on June 08, 2008, 02:36:07 PM
It seems like LSAC said July 7th. 
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 08, 2008, 02:41:20 PM
It seems like LSAC said July 7th. 

Then they'll probably come out the 3rd.  Check with last year's June release date.
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: econtutorNV on June 08, 2008, 02:53:52 PM
Count me in! I either pull this one out or its UNLV in August!
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 08, 2008, 08:08:36 PM
Let's start making bets on board members based on their practice test scores. This could be bigger than then the derby...
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: limegreen on June 08, 2008, 08:35:47 PM
It seems like LSAC said July 7th. 

Then they'll probably come out the 3rd.  Check with last year's June release date.

Last June I got my score on June 30 (a Saturday) even though the scores were supposed to come out July 2.  The test was earlier last year though, on June 11.  Judging by the past, a lot of times the scores come out the Friday before LSAC says they will, but since that's the 4th this year I'm hoping they come out on Thursday.
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 08, 2008, 08:44:46 PM
It seems like LSAC said July 7th. 

Then they'll probably come out the 3rd.  Check with last year's June release date.

Last June I got my score on June 30 (a Saturday) even though the scores were supposed to come out July 2.  The test was earlier last year though, on June 11.  Judging by the past, a lot of times the scores come out the Friday before LSAC says they will, but since that's the 4th this year I'm hoping they come out on Thursday.

The December scores were supposed to come out after Christmas, and we got them the 22nd.  So maybe they'll want to relax on the holiday weekend and get them out before, not after ;). 
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: boomer on June 08, 2008, 09:24:06 PM
I am in and ready for the 16th to be over!
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 09, 2008, 06:58:35 AM
One week and three hours to go.
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Richard B. Riddick on June 09, 2008, 08:52:57 AM
One week until my normal life can resume.

Here's a little musical selection in honor of the milestone:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVYEVYnuuME

Any Scandinavian metal fans around?
Title: Re: T-minus EIGHT days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Blakkout on June 09, 2008, 09:09:02 AM
It seems like LSAC said July 7th. 

Then they'll probably come out the 3rd.  Check with last year's June release date.

Last June I got my score on June 30 (a Saturday) even though the scores were supposed to come out July 2.  The test was earlier last year though, on June 11.  Judging by the past, a lot of times the scores come out the Friday before LSAC says they will, but since that's the 4th this year I'm hoping they come out on Thursday.

Wow, that'd be awesome.  I never really looked into it that much, but I had jsut kind of assumed that it'd be like a month and a half before we'd hear anything.  Two weeks later though?  I'll take that.
Title: Re: T-minus SEVEN days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: petsoundspop on June 09, 2008, 05:33:18 PM
I'm in for June.  Just got a 166 on PT #32.  I'm super excited because my goal is 165.  I took the December 2007 test cold and did horribly (149) and postponed my applications for the Fall '09 cycle.  I'm excited for the real thing.  Is it just me or does getting a satisfying PT score completely change your outlook for the better?
Title: Re: T-minus SEVEN days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 10, 2008, 07:55:05 AM
I'm in for June.  Just got a 166 on PT #32.  I'm super excited because my goal is 165.  I took the December 2007 test cold and did horribly (149) and postponed my applications for the Fall '09 cycle.  I'm excited for the real thing.  Is it just me or does getting a satisfying PT score completely change your outlook for the better?

PSP, that's great.  It does feel good to have some success, doesn't it?  Are you spending time as well on the more recent tests?  I've found even the wording in the LR to be distinctively different from tests before PT40, and even though I've taken all but June - Dec 07 (taking them this week) I've been studying over and over the language, mostly because I spent so much time on older tests (I've taken every test from 9 on, some 2-3 times.)

Good luck!
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: ak362 on June 10, 2008, 08:39:13 AM
Unless I'm at work, I'm going to hide underneath my desk until it's time to take the LSAT.

I scored a 171 on the December 2006 Preptest. I'm thinking it's an aberration, but I'm going to do a couple more Preptests to see if I can repeat the miracle. Maybe I've finally shaped up my LR skills.
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 10, 2008, 08:43:36 AM
I hope the LSAT has a curve like PT23, best score ever!
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 10, 2008, 08:55:51 AM
Unless I'm at work, I'm going to hide underneath my desk until it's time to take the LSAT.

I scored a 171 on the December 2006 Preptest. I'm thinking it's an aberration, but I'm going to do a couple more Preptests to see if I can repeat the miracle. Maybe I've finally shaped up my LR skills.

Excellent!  I was happy to pull out a mid-160s on that, and even made it through the riddled basins unscathed.  I still can't nail down LR - I'm hoping a perfect games score will compensate somewhat.
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Blakkout on June 10, 2008, 09:40:00 AM

Excellent!  I was happy to pull out a mid-160s on that, and even made it through the riddled basins unscathed.  I still can't nail down LR - I'm hoping a perfect games score will compensate somewhat.

Amen to that.  Why can LG be the largest section?
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 10, 2008, 10:12:11 AM

Excellent!  I was happy to pull out a mid-160s on that, and even made it through the riddled basins unscathed.  I still can't nail down LR - I'm hoping a perfect games score will compensate somewhat.

Amen to that.  Why can LG be the largest section?

I read somewhere in the last year that in studies, LG has the closest correlation to actual legal thinking.  Not yet being a lawyer, I can't speak to that, but it certainly correlates heavily to my previous training as an archaeologist.
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 10, 2008, 10:22:13 AM

Excellent!  I was happy to pull out a mid-160s on that, and even made it through the riddled basins unscathed.  I still can't nail down LR - I'm hoping a perfect games score will compensate somewhat.

Amen to that.  Why can LG be the largest section?

I read somewhere in the last year that in studies, LG has the closest correlation to actual legal thinking.  Not yet being a lawyer, I can't speak to that, but it certainly correlates heavily to my previous training as an archaeologist.

That's just because the people writing the questions for the LSAT love archaeologists. :P

Indians too.  Gee, you'd think I'd get a 180 just from familiarity with the subject matter.  :P
Title: Re: T-minus SEVEN days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: petsoundspop on June 10, 2008, 10:30:13 AM
I'm in for June.  Just got a 166 on PT #32.  I'm super excited because my goal is 165.  I took the December 2007 test cold and did horribly (149) and postponed my applications for the Fall '09 cycle.  I'm excited for the real thing.  Is it just me or does getting a satisfying PT score completely change your outlook for the better?

PSP, that's great.  It does feel good to have some success, doesn't it?  Are you spending time as well on the more recent tests?  I've found even the wording in the LR to be distinctively different from tests before PT40, and even though I've taken all but June - Dec 07 (taking them this week) I've been studying over and over the language, mostly because I spent so much time on older tests (I've taken every test from 9 on, some 2-3 times.)

Good luck!

I've done about 10-11 of the most recent tests (Within the past three-four years) and am taking one test every day up to and including Saturday (from the 2000-2002 era).  I really don't notice that much of a difference in difficulty, although the June 2007 scale is a female dog.  I always use LR for my "experimental" section when taking practice tests because it's my weakest area, comprises the majority of the test, and I guess you can never have too much practice.  But that's 75 LR questions every day.  Ahh!  Can't wait for this to be over.  I just can't wait for that ice cold beer(s) on Monday night.  I haven't had one in so long.  Once this thing is done I'll be doing nothing but drinking beer and re-watching Lost.  How about the rest of you?  Monday night plans?
Title: Re: T-minus SEVEN days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Laura Roslin on June 10, 2008, 10:49:07 AM
I've done about 10-11 of the most recent tests (Within the past three-four years) and am taking one test every day up to and including Saturday (from the 2000-2002 era).  I really don't notice that much of a difference in difficulty, although the June 2007 scale is a female dog.  I always use LR for my "experimental" section when taking practice tests because it's my weakest area, comprises the majority of the test, and I guess you can never have too much practice.  But that's 75 LR questions every day.  Ahh!  Can't wait for this to be over.  I just can't wait for that ice cold beer(s) on Monday night.  I haven't had one in so long.  Once this thing is done I'll be doing nothing but drinking beer and re-watching Lost.  How about the rest of you?  Monday night plans?

I'll also be taking the test next week.  I previously took October 2007 but cancelled my score.  (I have no regrets whatsoever about cancelling. I had been sick all that week, and then the night before the test, the folks next door decided to hold a loud party until 5 in the morning...)  That said, I refuse to cancel this time, even if a herd of buffalo stampedes through the test room during LG. ;)

I'm really looking forward to Monday night, too.  I think I may relax by watching one of the original Indiana Jones movies.  I've never seen the original trilogy, but I just saw the new one and liked it.   (This is heresy, I know.  I've also never seen the original Star Wars movies.  Maybe I'll save those to watch after the bar exam.)

Good luck studying, everyone.  In under a week, this will finally be over.  :)
Title: Re: T-minus SEVEN days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 10, 2008, 11:03:51 AM
I'm in for June.  Just got a 166 on PT #32.  I'm super excited because my goal is 165.  I took the December 2007 test cold and did horribly (149) and postponed my applications for the Fall '09 cycle.  I'm excited for the real thing.  Is it just me or does getting a satisfying PT score completely change your outlook for the better?

PSP, that's great.  It does feel good to have some success, doesn't it?  Are you spending time as well on the more recent tests?  I've found even the wording in the LR to be distinctively different from tests before PT40, and even though I've taken all but June - Dec 07 (taking them this week) I've been studying over and over the language, mostly because I spent so much time on older tests (I've taken every test from 9 on, some 2-3 times.)

Good luck!

I've done about 10-11 of the most recent tests (Within the past three-four years) and am taking one test every day up to and including Saturday (from the 2000-2002 era).  I really don't notice that much of a difference in difficulty, although the June 2007 scale is a female dog.  I always use LR for my "experimental" section when taking practice tests because it's my weakest area, comprises the majority of the test, and I guess you can never have too much practice.  But that's 75 LR questions every day.  Ahh!  Can't wait for this to be over.  I just can't wait for that ice cold beer(s) on Monday night.  I haven't had one in so long.  Once this thing is done I'll be doing nothing but drinking beer and re-watching Lost.  How about the rest of you?  Monday night plans?

I'm finished up with lost and have to agree with the beer. After that I'll probibily just start at the LSAC website until my score is posted.
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: juliahula on June 10, 2008, 12:15:55 PM
^ that is going to me to some extent.

I will be getting stupidly drunk (among other things) Monday night and killing off the braincells I have been working so hard to save up for the last few weeks. Catching up on crappy tv (Dexter  ;)) and zoning out for a few days. Then I have to get my ass back in gear preparing for a ton of school-related stuff (doing a semester abroad in the fall), writing my PS and making sure my recommenders praise me profusely.


Im sure I won't know what to do with myself when Preptests are not eating up huge chunks of my day  :P
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bloomlaw on June 10, 2008, 05:07:55 PM
Just wantecd to say good luck to all  you guys on saturday. Hard work pays off, unless you hardly work.
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 11, 2008, 04:39:34 AM
but then it not hard work, is it?
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 11, 2008, 07:19:18 AM
Julie find Flaw in Reasoning!

And on Super-Hard June test even!
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: dsetterl on June 11, 2008, 07:39:19 AM
I am not taking the test, but I just wanted to say good luck!
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: alexjudka on June 11, 2008, 07:50:49 AM
Im in for Monday...Aiming for the mid 160's, seem to be around there +/- a few with my practice scores. Getting a bit anxious for the test now, hopefully that goes away as the test comes! Cant wait for Monday night to be finished.

Good luck for everyone else!
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 11, 2008, 09:03:00 AM
Julie find Flaw in Reasoning!

And on Super-Hard June test even!

julie try.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: MrDiggler on June 11, 2008, 12:20:32 PM
june test be hardest ever. know i do.
Title: Re: T-minus SIX days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bloomlaw on June 11, 2008, 04:32:06 PM
but then it not hard work, is it?

No, Julie, that is incorrect. You can work hard for 2 hours in preparation for the LSAT, but you hardly worked.
june test be hardest ever. know i do.

Julie gets her strange dialect by removing small indicator words from her speech, not switching the subject/verb order. You went Yoda on us.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: eslite119 on June 11, 2008, 04:51:52 PM
I have a dilemma and would greatly appreciate any feedbacks or wisdom.

I'm registered to take the exam on Monday, but after today's prep test result I'm hesitating.  I've taken two weeks off from work to study vigoroously, and I have up to this point.  Took timed prep test and here are my recent result:

Monday 9th: Test 32 - 177 Test 34 - 171
Tuesday 10th: Test 40 - 170
Wednesday 11th (Today): Test 48 - 159!!!

I supplemented additional section for experimental part of the exam and all my prep test were timed.  However, I see a downward trend and I'm a little afraid to take the test at this point.  Part of me wants to get it over with it, but I think postponing the exam wouldn't be a bad idea (or is it?).

For those of you that said RC is your strongest and only get couple questions wrong, I envy you. ;D

Do you think I should postpone? 
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 11, 2008, 04:53:14 PM
but then it not hard work, is it?

No, Julie, that is incorrect. You can work hard for 2 hours in preparation for the LSAT, but you hardly worked.

sorry.  hard work require certain quantity, as well as intensity.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 11, 2008, 04:53:57 PM
june test be hardest ever. know i do.

Julie gets her strange dialect by removing small indicator words from her speech, not switching the subject/verb order. You went Yoda on us.

you very perceptive.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 11, 2008, 04:54:26 PM
I have a dilemma and would greatly appreciate any feedbacks or wisdom.

I'm registered to take the exam on Monday, but after today's prep test result I'm hesitating. I've taken two weeks off from work to study vigoroously, and I have up to this point. Took timed prep test and here are my recent result:

Monday 9th: Test 32 - 177 Test 34 - 171
Tuesday 10th: Test 40 - 170
Wednesday 11th (Today): Test 48 - 159!!!

I supplemented additional section for experimental part of the exam and all my prep test were timed. However, I see a downward trend and I'm a little afraid to take the test at this point. Part of me wants to get it over with it, but I think postponing the exam wouldn't be a bad idea (or is it?).

For those of you that said RC is your strongest and only get couple questions wrong, I envy you. ;D

Do you think I should postpone?

how about wisecracks.  need any those?
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: *devo* on June 11, 2008, 05:08:32 PM
Sorry, but I don't have any suggestions for you to get out of your "slump," though I have a hunch that it is all mental.  I think you should relax and take the test.  You definitely need to boost your confidence between now and then though.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: wiseowl on June 11, 2008, 05:15:40 PM
Test 48 had a wicked scale.  At the time I took it a few weeks ago it was my highest raw score - and my next to lowest scale score.  I wouldn't worry about it too much.  Take a day off, do tests Friday and Saturday, relax Sunday, and then do your best on Monday.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 11, 2008, 06:53:42 PM
I have a dilemma and would greatly appreciate any feedbacks or wisdom.

I'm registered to take the exam on Monday, but after today's prep test result I'm hesitating.  I've taken two weeks off from work to study vigoroously, and I have up to this point.  Took timed prep test and here are my recent result:

Monday 9th: Test 32 - 177 Test 34 - 171
Tuesday 10th: Test 40 - 170
Wednesday 11th (Today): Test 48 - 159!!!

I supplemented additional section for experimental part of the exam and all my prep test were timed.  However, I see a downward trend and I'm a little afraid to take the test at this point.  Part of me wants to get it over with it, but I think postponing the exam wouldn't be a bad idea (or is it?).

For those of you that said RC is your strongest and only get couple questions wrong, I envy you. ;D

Do you think I should postpone? 

A number of people (myself included) argue that there was a distinct change in the test about ten tests ago - it got more nuanced, the RC questions were closer to LR MBTs than general reading comp questions, the LRs became longer and had significantly more principle, flaw and justify questions - more tricky conditional reasoning, too.  The LGs became easier, but they began to add more strict sequencing (with funny rules) and advanced linear games.  If you have not taken all the tests from June 2005 until Dec 2007 with some success, I would in fact agree that you should postpone until October, and spend a lot of time going over those particular tests. 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.  I've sat for two of those ten tests, and despite having a PT average in the upper 160s-low 170s from all the tests from PT10 on, both times I scored 10 points below on test day.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bloomlaw on June 11, 2008, 08:02:53 PM
but then it not hard work, is it?

No, Julie, that is incorrect. You can work hard for 2 hours in preparation for the LSAT, but you hardly worked.

sorry.  hard work require certain quantity, as well as intensity.

Julie, that's a weak argument and you know it. Hard has multiple definitions in that usage, but it can mean the quantity or the quality. Don't trap the word in a corner with one strict definition.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Peacock on June 12, 2008, 12:07:44 AM
I'm in too... clock's ticking. I got a very high score on the last one (171) but I'm taking it again for fun and to hopefully use it to get off UCLA's wait list. Teaching the LSAT was my prep, but I have 4 days left to get the timing down... unfortunately graduation is this weekend, so my relatives will make sure and take up as much of my time as possible.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: pinagham on June 12, 2008, 01:17:56 AM
I'm in too... clock's ticking. I got a very high score on the last one (171) but I'm taking it again for fun and to hopefully use it to get off UCLA's wait list. Teaching the LSAT was my prep, but I have 4 days left to get the timing down... unfortunately graduation is this weekend, so my relatives will make sure and take up as much of my time as possible.

fun?

i'll be attending ucla graduation festivities instead of studying too.  so really only two more days for prep.  i believe in miracles, so everything should be great.
Title: Re: T-minus FIVE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 12, 2008, 03:42:40 AM
but then it not hard work, is it?

No, Julie, that is incorrect. You can work hard for 2 hours in preparation for the LSAT, but you hardly worked.

sorry. hard work require certain quantity, as well as intensity.

Julie, that's a weak argument and you know it. Hard has multiple definitions in that usage, but it can mean the quantity or the quality. Don't trap the word in a corner with one strict definition.

good luck on finding that 10-hour work week.
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: eslite119 on June 12, 2008, 08:56:17 AM
Thanks to wiseowl, devo, and frybread.  I analyzed PT48 with other tests and saw some big difference.  One is that it has a harsh scale.  Two is just as what frybread said; more principle and flaw questions.  PT48 had 10 flaw questions.  LG did get easier, but this doesn't help me since I rarely miss any on LG.  RC tends to be more lengthier with specifics (the ones focusing on petty details) questions that takes a lot of time.  Thank God that I'm at least very strong with comparative passages.

If what you said is true Frybread, then perhaps postponing til October isn't a bad idea.  It's just that it's going to be a long four months.  Will take two more recent prep tests before the exam to make my final decision.

Again thanks to those responded and good luck to rest of you!
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: MrDiggler on June 12, 2008, 09:30:16 AM
october test be hardest ever, after june test
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 12, 2008, 10:56:31 AM
Apparently, taking a day off can really help.

Earlier this week, I scored a 178 and then a 179.  My next two tests (during which I felt utterly sick of the LSAT and found it hard to focus) I scored a 173 and then a 174, due to poor performance on LR (which I usually ace).  I decided to go a day without taking a test, and I scored a 180 the next day.

The revised plan, then, is to take June '07 today (no way I'm saving that God-awful curve for last), October '07 tomorrow, December '07 on Saturday, and to take Sunday off.
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Blakkout on June 12, 2008, 03:02:47 PM
165 on PT 51 today.  Bombed RC despite feeling pretty good while taking it.  Although 165 was my original goal, getting 167's and 169's on PT's in the last week or so has spoiled this.  Hopefully I'll be on an upswing by Monday.  I'm leaning towards taking one more PT on Saturday.
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: wiseowl on June 12, 2008, 03:06:26 PM
yea i took 50 today and it sucked.  saving these new tests for last was maybe a bad call...i know that scalewise and percentile wise i'm maybe just as good getting 165-170 as i was getting 170-172 on PTs in the 20s and 30s, but it's hard convincing myself of that.  i have dramatically improved my games strategy by starting on the older, harder games (yesterday on 49 i finished the games with 12 min to spare and got 100%)

i feel like it's a crapshoot - i never seem to make the same mistakes twice.  just gotta hope for a good scale on monday, and i would love to see an experimental reading comprehension.  two games sections or three LR would bust me.
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Blakkout on June 12, 2008, 03:46:18 PM
Damn... I'm hoping for an experimental LG section, which has only occured ONCE out of my 13 PT's so far.  LG is my best section and barely takes a toll on my endurence.  My personal law of averages says I may just get lucky on Monday.
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: PSUtom on June 12, 2008, 04:18:13 PM
Blah. I took PT 42 today and got a 159. I completely tanked the end of the last LR section, as well as not doing nearly as well on the LG section as I've done in the past week.

Kinda disappointing after getting a 167 and a 166 in the past few days.
Title: Re: T-minus FOUR days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: pinagham on June 12, 2008, 11:54:10 PM
Damn... I'm hoping for an experimental LG section, which has only occured ONCE out of my 13 PT's so far.  LG is my best section and barely takes a toll on my endurence.  My personal law of averages says I may just get lucky on Monday.

i hope you're super lucky.
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 13, 2008, 07:27:50 AM
God forbid the curve is like last year's... I missed one more question than on my previous test and scored a full FIVE points lower on the scaled score.
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 13, 2008, 08:52:51 AM
There's always October  ;)
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bt on June 13, 2008, 02:08:51 PM
I took the last preptest (#53) today and scored a 174.  Aiming for a 173+ on test day, hoping that -3 points on test day thing isn't necessarily true. 
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 13, 2008, 03:36:26 PM
There's always October  ;)

Hear hear!
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Laura Roslin on June 13, 2008, 04:18:07 PM
I took the last preptest (#53) today and scored a 174.  Aiming for a 173+ on test day, hoping that -3 points on test day thing isn't necessarily true. 
how about the -6 thing -9 thing and +10 thing?

As test day approaches, I begin to like the +10 theory more and more.   ;)

I also took PT53 today.  I managed to bubble the last two answers on the same line on the first LR section, which cost me two raw points and 3 scaled.  If I count the questions I misbubbled as wrong, I scored a 175; if I count them as being correct, it was a 178. 

Obviously both are great scores and I'd be thrilled to earn a 175 on the real thing.  And it is good to know that I at least knew how to get the LR questions right.  Still, if I misbubble again on Monday, I will be really annoyed with myself. 

So, whatever else happens, don't misbubble!   :)
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: mbw on June 13, 2008, 04:24:56 PM
I took the last preptest (#53) today and scored a 174.  Aiming for a 173+ on test day, hoping that -3 points on test day thing isn't necessarily true. 
how about the -6 thing -9 thing and +10 thing?

As test day approaches, I begin to like the +10 theory more and more.   ;)

I also took PT53 today.  I managed to bubble the last two answers on the same line on the first LR section, which cost me two raw points and 3 scaled.  If I count the questions I misbubbled as wrong, I scored a 175; if I count them as being correct, it was a 178. 

Obviously both are great scores and I'd be thrilled to earn a 175 on the real thing.  And it is good to know that I at least knew how to get the LR questions right.  Still, if I misbubble again on Monday, I will be really annoyed with myself. 

So, whatever else happens, don't misbubble!   :)

I badly misbubbled one LR section during the Sept 07 test.  It was so bad, I began to refer to myself as Miss Bubble.   :-\

I believe the fact that I barely ever used bubble sheets during PTs accounted for that disaster.  I've always used bubble sheets since then.
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: juliahula on June 13, 2008, 04:36:10 PM
I took the last preptest (#53) today and scored a 174.  Aiming for a 173+ on test day, hoping that -3 points on test day thing isn't necessarily true. 

I just got the same score. Heres to the power of positive thinking!
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: middlepath on June 13, 2008, 04:40:45 PM
I blinked.  Changed the test date to October.  I need more prepping.  Thanks, Jeffort, by the way for your reply to my thread.  I was foolish enough to think I could do this without the LSAC SuperPrep.  I confess: I started working on the LSAT around 3 weeks ago.  I was a fool to think I could do this without the Bibles or other prep materials.

I am humbled. LSAT is badass.

Best wishes to those taking it head on.

Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: USC2009 on June 13, 2008, 04:44:16 PM
Just took a diagnostic, went up to a 172 (been averaging around 167-8).  I managed to get my RC section down better by slowing down on each passage and devoting a lot of time to each question.

Here's hoping I can repeat on monday, and here's to a weekend of friends, family, and sleep!
Title: Re: T-minus THREE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: bt on June 14, 2008, 08:05:22 AM
I took the last preptest (#53) today and scored a 174.  Aiming for a 173+ on test day, hoping that -3 points on test day thing isn't necessarily true. 

I just got the same score. Heres to the power of positive thinking!

Yay!  Positive thinking...that RC section was killer, maybe because I'm not used to doing it at the very end of the test but my attention span was shot.  Good thing was, even though I didn't score quite as high as I'd have liked (wanted to finish the PTs with a 176+), I was literally freaking out on RC the whole time and I ended up only missing 3 on that section (usually miss ~2) so if I freak out on test day, I will be far less inclined to want to cancel now.

To those that have finished their last PT, what are you doing until test day?  I'm definitely going over the questions from that last test, but after that what? 
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: limegreen on June 14, 2008, 09:36:20 AM
I'm taking my last practice today and that's probably it.  If I'm cutting it close with timing for games, then I may do an extra games section later today.  Otherwise, I'm not going to think about it and just relax and rest because I've felt kind of sick for a couple of days.
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: ak362 on June 14, 2008, 09:48:55 AM
I'm coming out of a nasty cold (mid-Summer?) that's kept me from practicing often these past few days. I'll do some studying between today and tomorrow, then sit down and enjoy a few rounds of FIFA '08 in between.

To me, resting the body to be well for test day > any gain in marginal utility that studying would give me during that time.
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Richard B. Riddick on June 14, 2008, 11:02:53 AM
I'm pumped and ready to go.  I'll spend today drilling on setting up games and go over some basic LR principles.

I just want to rock this test and be done with it,
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: kev199 on June 14, 2008, 03:02:09 PM
Scored a 173 on third preptest in the Superprep book.  I feel pretty comfortable with the Reading and Logical Reasoning.  Those logic games ate me up on all three prep tests.    I need to spend some time today and tomorrow practicing game set-ups.  If I get the games done on time (instead of the 10-15 min some games are taking me), I'll be in good shape.
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Eastern09 on June 14, 2008, 08:16:37 PM
Hey everyone, I have read these boards for a long time, yet rarely posted.  I'm taking the LSAT Monday here in Kentucky!  I don't compare to most of you guys, but I'm not trying to get into the Ivy League either.  I am realistically hoping for a 160+, because that would allow me to be accepted into all of my targets.  Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: violaboy on June 14, 2008, 09:14:50 PM
New to the boards, but this seems like a fun place to be.  I'm taking the LSAT on Monday too.  I've been hovering in the lower to mid 170s on my practices, so hopefully I'll score that or better on Monday!
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sheltron5000 on June 14, 2008, 11:24:45 PM
Just Finished!! (http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com/forum/images/smilies/beer2.gif) Good Luck everyone! ;D

Julie was right... hardest test ever  ;)
Title: Re: T-minus TWO days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Nervous Wreck on June 15, 2008, 12:01:52 AM
Just Finished!! (http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com/forum/images/smilies/beer2.gif) Good Luck everyone! ;D

Julie was right... hardest test ever  ;)

I see you're in Seoul... So you really took it?  People take it like a day earlier?  Why aren't all the questions leaked?
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sheltron5000 on June 15, 2008, 12:22:43 AM
Yup!  :D I'm done with it!

I think they use a different exam. They don't disclose the ones used outside of the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: relieved2229 on June 15, 2008, 12:43:27 AM
Yup!  :D I'm done with it!

I think they use a different exam. They don't disclose the ones used outside of the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.



I just took it. Did you have an extra LR section? My test went LR, LR, AR, RC, LR
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: sheltron5000 on June 15, 2008, 05:46:02 AM
I did , mine went LR RC LR LR AR. Games at the end sucked :(
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 15, 2008, 10:03:29 AM
Today's my day of rest.  I'm going to grill for my girlfriend's dad for Father's Day, get my materials ready and put them in the car, go to my mindless job (Delivery Boy) for five hours, come home, get a massage, and fall asleep by 11:30.

I'll wake up between 8:00 and 9:00, eat ONE bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, do ONE logic game that I've already done and know is easy, listen to ONE episode of Andrew Brody's "LSAT Logic in Everyday Life" podcast, and read ONE chapter of Klein's Primary Colors, to get my mind working for each of the three sections.

I'll drive to the test site while listening to my LSAT playlist (including such hits as "Don't Stop Believing," "Eye of the Tiger," and "I Want to Conquer the World").  I'll drink an EAS nutrition shake.

I'll walk into the building.

I'll f-ing do it.
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 15, 2008, 10:08:52 AM
Today's my day of rest.  I'm going to grill for my girlfriend's dad for Father's Day, get my materials ready and put them in the car, go to my mindless job (Delivery Boy) for five hours, come home, get a massage, and fall asleep by 11:30.

I'll wake up between 8:00 and 9:00, eat ONE bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, do ONE logic game that I've already done and know is easy, listen to ONE episode of Andrew Brody's "LSAT Logic in Everyday Life" podcast, and read ONE chapter of Klein's Primary Colors, to get my mind working for each of the three sections.

I'll drive to the test site while listening to my LSAT playlist (including such hits as "Don't Stop Believing," "Eye of the Tiger," and "I Want to Conquer the World").  I'll drink an EAS nutrition shake.

I'll walk into the building.

I'll f-ing do it.

That is a regiment I should emulate
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 15, 2008, 10:15:30 AM
Today's my day of rest.  I'm going to grill for my girlfriend's dad for Father's Day, get my materials ready and put them in the car, go to my mindless job (Delivery Boy) for five hours, come home, get a massage, and fall asleep by 11:30.

I'll wake up between 8:00 and 9:00, eat ONE bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, do ONE logic game that I've already done and know is easy, listen to ONE episode of Andrew Brody's "LSAT Logic in Everyday Life" podcast, and read ONE chapter of Klein's Primary Colors, to get my mind working for each of the three sections.

I'll drive to the test site while listening to my LSAT playlist (including such hits as "Don't Stop Believing," "Eye of the Tiger," and "I Want to Conquer the World").  I'll drink an EAS nutrition shake.

I'll walk into the building.

I'll f-ing do it.

That is a regiment I should emulate

Gah, I've been RickRoll'd!

Actually, your 'tar kind of looks like Rick...
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: meggo on June 15, 2008, 11:19:49 AM
Enjoy Primary Colors. Just did a paper on it coincidentally enough....
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 15, 2008, 11:56:46 AM
Today's my day of rest.  I'm going to grill for my girlfriend's dad for Father's Day, get my materials ready and put them in the car, go to my mindless job (Delivery Boy) for five hours, come home, get a massage, and fall asleep by 11:30.

I'll wake up between 8:00 and 9:00, eat ONE bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, do ONE logic game that I've already done and know is easy, listen to ONE episode of Andrew Brody's "LSAT Logic in Everyday Life" podcast, and read ONE chapter of Klein's Primary Colors, to get my mind working for each of the three sections.

I'll drive to the test site while listening to my LSAT playlist (including such hits as "Don't Stop Believing," "Eye of the Tiger," and "I Want to Conquer the World").  I'll drink an EAS nutrition shake.

I'll walk into the building.

I'll f-ing do it.

That is a regiment I should emulate

Gah, I've been RickRoll'd!

Actually, your 'tar kind of looks like Rick...

I'm Rick Astley's illegitimate son.
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: TimMitchell on June 15, 2008, 05:19:57 PM
Good night and good luck boys and girls
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: 1bizzy1 on June 15, 2008, 07:13:45 PM
So...I am NOT in for Monday.  Changed my test date.  Feel like a new woman.  I had regressed score-wise since I last took tons of practice tests, so...decided to wait till September.  Whew! 
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: non parata est on June 15, 2008, 08:06:19 PM
Enjoy Primary Colors. Just did a paper on it coincidentally enough....

I'm about halfway through, and I actually like it a lot.  I was actually about two or three chapters in before I learned that Klein (who I respect deeply) was the real author.  It's definitely not a quick read, or even much of a page-turner, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.
Title: Re: T-minus ONE days - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: meggo on June 15, 2008, 09:11:28 PM
yeah I agree. I prefer the book infinitely more to the movie. I know a lot of people think it's an analysis of the Clinton campaign but the further you look, the more it really isn't (this idea was essentially what my paper was about). Klein actually deals with some interesting issues about politics and campaigning.

Well, I'm IN for tomorrow. I was on the verge of shifting to October but after succumbing to peer pressure and scoring my highest to date on my PT today (mid 170s) I'm going to go for it. If I screw up badly on LG, I'll know to cancel since that area is my strength and bombing it would screw over my score. Hopefully it's upwards from here! Good luck to everyone else writing tomorrow! See you on the other side
Title: Re: TEST DAY - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: juliahula on June 16, 2008, 08:41:23 AM
good luck everyone!!!!

I know we are all going to OWN this test. just don't fool yourself into thinking otherwise

:D
Title: Re: TEST DAY - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 17, 2008, 06:47:05 AM
Just Finished!! (http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com/forum/images/smilies/beer2.gif) Good Luck everyone! ;D

Julie was right... hardest test ever ;)

you astute american.
Title: Re: TEST DAY - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 17, 2008, 06:47:58 AM
Today's my day of rest. I'm going to grill for my girlfriend's dad for Father's Day, get my materials ready and put them in the car, go to my mindless job (Delivery Boy) for five hours, come home, get a massage, and fall asleep by 11:30.

I'll wake up between 8:00 and 9:00, eat ONE bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, do ONE logic game that I've already done and know is easy, listen to ONE episode of Andrew Brody's "LSAT Logic in Everyday Life" podcast, and read ONE chapter of Klein's Primary Colors, to get my mind working for each of the three sections.

I'll drive to the test site while listening to my LSAT playlist (including such hits as "Don't Stop Believing," "Eye of the Tiger," and "I Want to Conquer the World"). I'll drink an EAS nutrition shake.

I'll walk into the building.

I'll f-ing do it.

That is a regiment I should emulate

at ease, private.
Title: Re: TEST DAY - so who is in for the June LSAT?
Post by: Julie Fern on June 17, 2008, 06:49:31 AM
There's always October ;)

october test be hardest ever.