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thought it was pretty tough, esp. my RC section; might as well been reading Greek!

Time crunch was the worst part for me.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Sorry - Another Cancel Thread
« on: June 12, 2009, 12:29:09 PM »
It depends.  I don't know about American schools, but almost all Canadian Law Schools look primarily at you highest LSAT mark.  Thus, there is no real gain from canceling.

"The conclusion above requires what assumption?"


Sorry , I couldn't help myself.  There are other reasons to consider canceling your score other than whether or not your target school averages/takes the highest score.

I canceled mine today and am relieved to have done so. Even though I've prepped for some time and would love to know how I scored, I'm looking forward to the September test; just another opportunity!


Studying for the LSAT / Re: So, how does everyone think they did?
« on: June 09, 2009, 12:59:19 PM »
This is my first post. Yay!

To the poster above who was inquiring about re-takes: I think the first scenario looks better. It just doesn't seem to me like a 4th test is warranted. I'd suggest taking the last one in Sept and getting apps in early. Or maybe just wait until next June. Waiting sucks, but trust me- it's worth it.

As for me, I for some reason didn't find the games particularly difficult. ...which is odd, because it started out being my weakest section. And I mean WEAK. I was getting like 13 right. Then as I improved in games over time, RC became my worst section. I wonder if anyone else experienced that.

I feel like I only missed two or three max in games and probably the same in each of the LRs, but RC is such a wild card for me now- especially with that old hag Cather and her sorry excuse for novel-writing: "Uhh... I don't suck at novels. It's just that... well, see I prefer to actually not call it a novel. It's a 'NARRATIVE'." ...RIIIGHT. How convenient. Let's just make up a whole new genre to account for your suckiness at novel-writing. Pfff. 

Anyway, I'm really, really hoping for some pie-in-the-sky score, like a 167 or 170. I feel like I have a very good shot at 163-165. But then again, you never know. But I *think* I did well, considering I was the only person smiling after the exam, and everyone else looked like they'd just been cavity-searched.

surely instead of cavity searched, you could've said 'catherized?'

Studying for the LSAT / Re: experimental
« on: June 08, 2009, 09:42:32 PM »
The Experimental was definitely in my first and it was definitely an RC. I thought the graded one (second one) was much easier. The fractal problem was a piece of cake in my book. The first RC, on the other hand, was seriously thick. I didn't finish 5 of the problems on that one. Good thing the second one was graded!

P.S. I think the experimental section in general is a bunch of crap. 

exact same with mine.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: experimental
« on: June 08, 2009, 08:07:46 PM »
so i think the experimental being in the first 3 sections is wrong this year.

my friend had 2 games. i had 1. the game we both had was not the one he had in the first 3 sections.

I only had one game also, first section.  I was thinking experimental was the first RC? My 2nd RC seemd easier for sure.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Options?
« on: June 08, 2009, 08:02:11 PM »
Did it really @#!* you that much?

Anyway, I think there's a procedure to contest this...

just somewhat at most.  It did affect my timing in that I was saving my last game (the hardest IMO for the last 5 min, was gonna take some time to do some 'educated' guesses).  I suspect more than a few others were in the same boat judging from the outcry. I don't think LSAC would be moved to do that much although I'm sure they'll get some complaints, including mine.

Studying for the LSAT / Options?
« on: June 08, 2009, 05:00:53 PM »

during the test today, the proctors forgot to announce the 5 minute warning for the first section of the test, which happened to be the games section.  Instead they realized they erred and then announced a hasty one minute warning which lasted a good 40 seconds. Needless to say, it really screwed up some testtaker's plans for the last 5 minutes! :o

I realize that to err is human; I don't expect perfection from folks, and I know that ultimately it's my responsisbility to know when time is up or close to it.

I just would like to know if anyone else has had something similar happen and what the LSAC did about it?  I think they should grant us a retest at the very this expecting too much?


Studying for the LSAT / Re: So, how does everyone think they did?
« on: June 08, 2009, 04:45:39 PM »
In what time zone are you? I have a friend that I want to congratulate when she's done, but I am not sure if she should be done yet or not... Thanks!

afternoon test....probably ends at 5p for whatever time zone your bud is.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So, how does everyone think they did?
« on: June 08, 2009, 04:29:02 PM »
Feel good about most sections, got through them all, execept games, had to guess the big d on 9 of them.  Games 1st section, what a bummer, just hoping to get about 15/23 on that section and I could be good, hoping for the best, was looking to get 157+  :-\

think I'm in the same boat as you.  Felt good about most of it except games.....the section started out good but went downhill quick for me, not to mention the proctors really screwed up.  They didn't announce the 5 min warning, realized they hadn't and then announced a hasty one minute warning which only lasted about 40 seconds.  As a result of this and some hard parts I guessed on about 10.   :-[  I was hoping for about the same score.....158 or so but doubt I got there considering the rest.  Probably looking to cancel at this point and buckle down for Sept.  Good thing is, I got a feel for it and know what to expect.

Anyone know if there's a chance LSAC would grant a retest based on the mishandling proctors?  They felt a little more like proctocologists?   ;D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: test date change
« on: June 07, 2009, 10:58:08 AM »
Wow that stinks!

Thanks for the notice.

you're welcome...and it does stink for sure. I'll be taking it whether or not I feel I'm ready.  But I'm not sure I'll ever feel ready.   ;D

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