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LSAT horror stories / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: October 07, 2005, 01:08:37 AM »
I was kind of survival kit guy in June, but only because I had a cough, and I desperately didn't want to be "irritating coughing chick," so I brought a bunch of water, cough drops, tissues, etc.

And, ok, I brought a timer and six or seven pencils 'cause I'm anal retentive, and several layers because I hate being hot or cold when taking tests.

I tried my best not to be the "irritating coughing chick." But I think I coughed big time twice during the test. (spitting out the green mucus.. it was disgusting)

The proctor bitched to someone else for having candy on his desk. I was really scared about taking cough drops throughout the test cause I thought they were gonna take it away (I was sitting in the very front row).but after my big cough, even though she saw me eating my cough drops, she didn't say anything..

I also had a buncha tissue on my lap. 6 pencils, and my almost broken timer..

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Sometimes I buy 1/4 pound of Jelly Bellies and I eat the whole bag.

It's because I am lonely.

yeap thats the way to go

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How did you do on the writing sample?
« on: October 06, 2005, 05:43:28 AM »
I had to choose between a raffle and a pancake breakfast for some community's fundraising event. the prompt was rather silly..

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT--concentration problems
« on: October 06, 2005, 05:41:04 AM »
Hey folks, I have a problem, and I am curious to know if anyone who can relate to this has any suggestions.

First, I have taken 3 diagnostics (158,146,146--the latter two being taken in succession on one afternoon).  I correctly answer 75% of questions (closer to 85% for games) when I work on blocks of 25 outside the context of a test (although I do allow myself only 35 mins).  Inside the context of an exam, I decline in percentage correctly answered with each successive section (regardless of subject matter)--the most drastic decrease occurs in the 2nd section.  Ultimately, I think the fact that my concentration is breaking is what is causing me trouble.  Thus, I am curious to know what remedies some of you have tried (successfully) that has helped your concentration or bolstered your stamina.

Let me also say that my goal is to obtain a score (DEC 05) that will give me a fighting chance at getting into a 3rd tier school.

I recommend trying gingko.

haha ryan, you and your gingkos..

ginseng is really good too~ if you can bear the taste.

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I seriously think there is a post lsat syndrome.. I still cannot sleep for more than 5 hours on top.. with 4 hours being the average. I started having nightmares last night about my score. why can't they grade the scores in like 1 week when every other damn thing in the world seemed to be developing with the wonders of the technology.

SCREWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW this

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yep,I started with maybe getting half the questions right. For all my prep tests (I canceled last dec, had done all of them, went thru them again twomonths before oct.) the most I've missed was two. I went thru the LG bible three times. (twice last yr for the dec. test, and again this yr prior to the two months prep.. for boosting up/reviewing things)

Do an hour game drill every day. If you even miss a question in a game,do them over and over until you can recite the rules and inferences in the game.

I personally re did the games (or any other questions I've missed in other sections) twice: 2 days after the exam, and a week after the exam.

I have a hard time setting up the grouping games. Most of the time i am confused as to which variable to use as the base variable. Any advice on that would be appreciated. Thanks.

You mean the ones with In/out, On sale/Not on sale, with a lot of conditional rules?

Those weremy weakest points too! I think I grouped them all together and did them like 5~10 times over and over again.

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I think I will be the chinese artist with SCAR tattooed on me.. I think I can totally pass for chinese. Korean,Chinese,Japanese..eh no big difference right?

Totally irrelevant, but two encounters I've had the last summer when I was visiting my friend in the bay area.

a) in front of uc berkeley

A guy hitting on me: Oh hey,so where you from, youlive around here?
Me: no, I'm actually living in Korea right now.Just visiting some friends here now
A guy: Wow, which korea are you from?I know about that dude with the nuclear thing. Are you from the North or the South?
me:-_-

b) somewhere else that I don't remember

me: yeah,I'm Korean
the white guy: wow, can you say my name in korean?!

Oh oh, and this was a few years back,

a:Are you chinese?
me: no
a: Oh Oh, then japanese?
me: no
a: (with a really confused look) then what are you?

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yep,I started with maybe getting half the questions right. For all my prep tests (I canceled last dec, had done all of them, went thru them again twomonths before oct.) the most I've missed was two. I went thru the LG bible three times. (twice last yr for the dec. test, and again this yr prior to the two months prep.. for boosting up/reviewing things)

Do an hour game drill every day. If you even miss a question in a game,do them over and over until you can recite the rules and inferences in the game.

I personally re did the games (or any other questions I've missed in other sections) twice: 2 days after the exam, and a week after the exam.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help me determine my potential score
« on: October 03, 2005, 10:46:24 PM »
Also, I'll add, if I get, say, a 165, I'd be disappointed but I'd be alright.  After the T14 schools my top choices are GWU and William & Mary.  My nightmare would be if I couldn't get into either of those, since I'm borderline now, and then I'd have to go to a place I'd be unhappy at.

I think this is the key is the key Dave: TWO more MONTHS of pain and sacrifice for a much better chance to have THREE happy YEARS. I think the more you review your perfomance on this, the more you'll reallize it was  afluke games mistake. I did the same thing to a rule on preptest 42, messed up 4/5 for that game, and didn't have enough time for the last game becaause I wasted so much time on the first game trying to figure out if I missed an inference because none of the answers were clicking, when I misread a rule the whole time. It was the one preptest that was the biggest deviation from my practices. It a once in a dozen kind of thing.

2 unhappy months=3 happy years

yeap. I think it's totally worth investing. plus maybe more merit $$ if these two months can giveyou a few more points than 165 even though you still decide to go to those schools that you've mentioned.

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i think you might as well keep it.  why face this test again?  sure, it might be dissapointing in that the studying didn't pay off as much as you wished.  but then again, you could be underestimating your score.  are you sure that a 167 is the best you possibly could have done?

Yeah, I see your pt. in saying "why face this test again?" But he did not fully utilize the opportunity given to him, even though he had the capability to do so. If this was the dec. test, the story would be different. But it's only oct. and the dec. test (which is still very legitimate for applying this year) is only like 8 +,- a week away isnt it?

I just think that he should fully utilize the given opportunities and potentials.

And by the way dave, I canceled in Dec because I had the same estimates as you. I screwed up a easy sequencing game. it was something like, A comes before B, but I diagrammed it as B-A, which yielded whole different wrong answers for the game. I had similar aspects of questions right/wrong for the other sections. I am glad I canceled.

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