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I believe LSAC is de-emphasizing the games and putting more focus on RC and LR.
I feel the same way, which is great for me because RC is my strongest and LR has always hovered in the middle as far as my strengths are concerned. I'm actually kind of angry because in Oct 08, I got a very doable LG section and did excellent in RC, but my worst ever (including PTs) in LR. Had I performed as usual in LR, I would've hit at least 166 or 167. This time around, LG was not nearly as easy and I although I think I did OK in RC, I don't feel like I knocked it out of the park - which was the case last time.

I'm sort of hoping that my ambivalence this time around will predict a better score than my previous optimism. I know, I know; the poster presumes, without providing justification, that the opposite of one expectation leading to a poor score is indicative of a better score. Or whatever.

Smiley: I personally don't remember, but I think actually discussing answers like A's and B's will get you in hot water with the LSAC so I've been avoiding it....although I have my fingers crossed for a lot of D's in my class times game since that's what I guessed.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: December 08, 2009, 03:03:28 AM »
This past Saturday's exam was The LSAT: Recession Style. It was filled with a large chunk of older people who had trouble following simple directions and had to ask questions such as "Wait, so we fill in our name where it says 'name'?" I sat behind "We're all in this together" woman who was very sweet and thought she could send 160+ vibes in my direction by dramatically waiving her hands.

I was "Trust me, I'm a retaker" girl. It was like being the seasoned war veteran in a room full of new recruits. I also had many pencils, just in case the first five broke.

My test went LG, LR, LG, RC, LR. I am fairly certain the LG section with the class schedule is the real one.

I'm not sure how I feel about the test! This was a retake for me. I took one in October 2008 and felt pretty confident about how I performed to end up with a 159 (I performed poorly on my LR - worse than I had ever performed on any LR section.) This time around it's a bit foggy. I felt it was more difficult and LG is by far my weakest section. On the flip side, my usual strategy of "do three games and pick off questions in the fourth" was successful; my only concern is whether or not I got every question on those three games correct, so, fingers crossed.

RC, my strongest, wasn't bad until the sculpture passage. Spending time on that made me rush through the last one and I fear I made some careless answers on the section I use to cushion the blow of LG. I suppose, all in all, I'd rather be rushed on my best section than my worse, and hopefully that strength got me through the time constraint without too much damage.

I can never predict LR, but it didn't feel any harder than most other LR sections. I actually thought the final LR section was very manageable.

Thankfully, on practice tests where I've had ambiguous or negative feelings about my score, I've performed very well. My first 170+ score I thought I had failed. So I'm not canceling. I'm letting the chips fall where they may and submitting my applications before Christmas. I know my score will get me into /a/ law school and right now it's all about hitting more competitive schools and finding scholarship money. Best of luck to the rest of you!

p.s. I'm surprised this thread took so long to pop up.

I finally managed to pump out a bit of a PS. I'd be interested in having others read it. I'm willing to PM, or if it'd be easier to just post it here. Give me a shout if you're interested, I'd be very grateful!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Stories from the 9/4 exam?
« on: October 06, 2008, 02:33:38 PM »
I single bubble. I feel like I'll forget if I don't (and, like the previous post, it feels unnatural not to.) The biggest downside, though, is that going back and forth each question occasionally almost resulted in me bubbling in the wrong section, luckily I caught myself and time to quickly check each section.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I hate my life
« on: October 05, 2008, 03:23:20 PM »
yeah, i ignored the bus game all-together and put all B's because I ran out of time haha. but the other ones were easy so maybe heaven will shine upon me and let that bus game have a lot of B's credited.
I answered the first question in that game and put A's for the rest, though I judging by what folks have been saying, none of those were A's :( Oh well, fingers crossed that I did good enough on the other games.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I feel so defeated!!
« on: October 04, 2008, 05:01:21 PM »
I'm not sure about everyone else, but how I think I did on the LSAT rarely ever predicts how I actually performed, because I almost always come out with this cautious optimism; however, the time I felt I performed the worst (on a PT) I ended up scoring a 171 - my highest. So, I suppose if it were me, I'd wait. I'm actually concerned that I feel semi-confident (thanks to the girls I drove with being so panicky afterwards) about my performance.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So how did we do?
« on: October 04, 2008, 03:28:31 PM »
Now I have the sudden worry that I mis-bubbled somewhere.....this is going to be a long three weeks
Three weeks to imagine every single possible thing that could go wrong, joy.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So how did we do?
« on: October 04, 2008, 02:11:03 PM »
I'm thinking about the stem was something, maybe a process, that was similar to the way the author combined American idioms along with some sort of Chinese talk story thing, or maybe not and I may have all sections mixed together.

I had it narrowed down to the a piece of wood cotton is weaved with a special technique (B I think) and two pieces of different cotton are woven together so it can sell at a lower price. I picked the last one despite the "lower price" not making me feel too well.
I think I picked the other one (special technique), but that was one of the questions I was really iffy on (not many questions stick out in my mind, but that one gave me enough trouble.)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 2008 Stories
« on: October 04, 2008, 02:05:53 PM »
Did anyone else feel so anxious? How does everyone feel about their performance now?
I was anxious, but in a way that I was able to positively channel into my test taking. Still, it's definitely different on test day than in the library, that's for sure. I was very fortunate, though, and there were only about 24-30 people in my room, two people to a wide table.

My only complaint is that I definitely missed my digital watch. Mickey Mouse's clock-hands didn't really cut it...

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