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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Cancellees unite
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:25:11 PM »
lack of sleep due to nerves prior to the exam.  2.5 hours of sleep!

i'm realizing now my brain couldn't function under those conditions with the amount of REM sleep I had.

lack of brain functioning led to more imploding nerves during the exam.

it was a gray matter mess.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: my experience
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:10:39 PM »
My average on PTs is the same as you.  But I totally bombed this test.  My best section was the first one, and now I find out that it was experimental.  I'd make a damn good labrat.  

Here's my awesome experience, if heart palpitations are awesome:,77009.msg1797525.html#msg1797525

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Cancellees unite
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:04:49 PM »
I thought Z could only go into the 6th spot.

Z had to be a rock song so 5 had to be new.  So there was a split option on 5 and 7 of V/X.  I think. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Anyone Know What Februrary Tests Are Like?
« on: December 02, 2006, 09:53:23 PM »
I have to retake in Feb...

I don't know if not being able to receive my detailed score report will torture me forever...

Or if I do well, it may in fact be a blessing.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: my experience
« on: December 02, 2006, 09:43:28 PM »
Is canceling not an option for you?

I'm going to cancel my score on Monday, but I'm still hoping to get accepted this cycle.  If I must go to a lower ranked school because of it, so be it.  I'm determined to make law review wherever I am, which should qualify me as a good transfer applicant.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Cancellees unite
« on: December 02, 2006, 09:22:54 PM »
The last question in the 3rd game screwed me timewise...I couldn't understand by what it meant by 2 spaces preceding and preceded by the time I figured it out, I only had 4 minutes to setup the last linear game.  After I got the perfect setup, BAM! one minute left.  Finished the first list question and then had to guess for the rest.

totally feel you on the being conflicted thing. i'm not going to cancel because i don't feel i bombed it and that seems like the only justifiable reason to cancel for anyone with the new policy.

By 'new policy' do you mean the LSAC recommendation to take the highest of your LSAT scores?

If I had the same test format as you, does that mean we had the same experimental?

Because the only section I know I did well on was the first one(LR) - I finished with a couple seconds to spare and felt pretty confident I got all of them right.  You can read my thread explaining what happened from there.

BTW, I'm canceling...

I only slept for 2.5 hours before the exam...just couldn't fall asleep.

I found this test pretty easy compared to most of the recent LSATs I've taken as practice tests.

BUT...I got caught in a downward spiral of negative thinking after the first section [the only section I aced, or even finished].  I wasn't used to taking the test in rapid succession of sections, and couldn't concentrate during the start of the next section. This triggered me into a terrible testing mode that I've never experienced before.  I knew of all the positive mantras to keep yourself confident, but they just didn't seem to allow me to refocus and if they did, it was way too late by then.  I hit wall after wall and everything I had read, didn't register.  I had to re-read question after question and was still unable to pick an answer confidently, something I was able to do during practice exams.  My average during practice has been in the 160s, but combined with a new environment and this inability to pick myself up, I absolutely know I had performed a lot worse than any test I have taken, including my diagnostic.  By the time was up for each of the next 4 sections, I wasn't able to get to at least the last 5 questions.  Sooo, I know I MUST cancel this test...

My GPA from a top-15 undergrad school is incredibly low, making this test my only saving grace...

I can't wait another year and apply next cycle, that is not an option I am willing to consider.  This leaves me with the Feb. '07 administration as the sole opportunity for giving me any chance to get into ANY law school. 


I know at least some law schools accept the Feb. LSAT, and was wondering if I would have any chance of getting into them.  Can anyone direct me to people who have submitted only their Feb. LSAT and still got into schools for the immediate coming cycle?  Have any of you done so?  My GPA is a 2.6.  What score would I need to be able to get into a tier-2 law school?  Also, what schools are known not to widely discriminate against a Feb. LSAT. 

I am aware that competition at this point is extremely high, because most schools have rolling admission and have already secured many of the available admission slots. 

I just want to know if I have any realistic chance for this cycle, or are my dreams for '07 pretty much crushed...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: February Anyone?
« on: December 02, 2006, 01:31:12 PM »

His section might not have been an experimental; there are multiple forms that have different experimentals, all in different sections.

However, I might have had the same Test Form as you did.  This was my test's organization:

(1)  LR - 26?
(2)  RC - 28?
(3)  LR - 25?
(4)  LG - 22?
(5)  LR - 25? [i think]

Do you know which LR was the experimental?  Because my first LR was my best section...

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