6.24.2017

Ethan is fostering pups.

Took PT 74 today, beginning at 11am. Threw in PT64.1, LR, as an experimental test section, partly to simulate real testing conditions and partly as a warm-up.

Waited until around 6:30pm to BR w/ Kurt before I graded.

Dudes.

176.

My highest score (considerably higher than the 170 I got a few weeks back) on a full-length PT.

Dudes. So much progress in just a couple of weeks holy shit.

I hit 175+.

Now to just do that consistently LOL.

I think I got an especially high score on this test because RC was kind of catered to my background (as much as I could ever really expect it to be). Legal theory, philosophy of science/free will, Arts, Mexican American civil rights. No hard sciences.

This studying is paying off. I know I’ll probably not score this high on the next PT. But holy shit. This studying is paying off. This is a good place to be roughly 80 days out from test day.

Will write up an overview of the test tomorrow. And I’ve got a Let’s Do BR in the works. 176. It happened. (Would’ve been a 177 if I included the one question from RC for which I ran out of time and took about a minute overtime answering). :/. Still made a couple of silly mistakes. There is a shitload of work to do, boys and girls.

lf;jifdieioobeoieoigoihgoijegohiefiohfeohi;aew, you know? I’m good.

6.23.2017

i listen to martha my dear approximately four and a half times a day.

Perfect score on 63.2, LG. Pretty easy section–finished with a couple minutes to spare. Went back and did the last passage of 63.4, RC, that I didn’t get to yesterday. Took it untimed and in no rush for a clean -0.

Score breakdown PT63:

63.1 (LR): -1

63.2 (LG): -0

63.3 (LR): -3

63.4 (RC): -7 (-1*)

-11 (-5) overall

170 (175)

Not counting the LR BR in my (BR) score cuz it wasn’t done solo. If I did count it, I come out to a 180, and equating myself w/ that number feels hella disingenuous.

Attempting PT 74 tomorrow.

*damn you, Kate Chopin!

 

6.22.2017

2 x 35 min sections this afternoon. 63.3 (LR) and 63.4 (RC). BR w/ Kurt per usual. Still no Tara.

-3 in LR, which is meh. Coupled with my -1 from yesterday, it’s not too bad of an overall LR score, but it’s not where I want to be. Missed an easy weaken question early on. Feelsbadman. Kurt went -0.

RC was a shit show. I only got through the first 3 passages. With that said, only went -1 on the first 21 questions. The speed will come–just gotta keep telling myself the speed will come.

Notes for future reference:

  • Be more confident in RC.
    • You are smart. Your first intuition is usually correct (w/r/t RC)
    • . And you are probably just as likely to get a question right (or wrong) after 30 seconds as you are after 3 minutes
      • Read all the answer choices, but be ok with being unsure. Be confident.
  • Drill Sufficient Assumption
  • Drill Parallel Reasoning
  • Keep drilling weakening

 

6.21.2017

Just finished BRing 63.1, LR, w/ Kurt. Tara was a no-show oh noooooo. Her loss.

Went -1.

The only question I missed was #21, a parallel reasoning question. It was definitely the most difficult question of the section, but in my defense Kurt called when I was still in the middle of the question (once I realized it was PR, I skipped it and moved on; came back once I finished the rest of the q’s) and probably had about two minutes left. Had my phone on airplane mode like usual, but my laptop started ringing, haHAA. SUCKWS RFOR KIRK

Not saying I would’ve gotten the correct AC, but not saying I wouldn’t’ve, either. I can get better at PR.

Overall, a easy-medium section.

Feels good to do things well.

Tomorrow 63.3 & 4. (No need to BR logic games, lol).

 

6.19.2017

Spent all of my time after work playing Has Been Heroes. It’s more addicting than BotW, and I think I like it too much.

This means no studying happened.

I don’t want to give myself over to video games. I don’t want that to be my life. And yet just last night I spent all my free time playing video games? A disconnect. Perhaps a lack of autonomy, fleshbag. An indication, a gentle reminder from the universe, that you are still a human being, and struggle.

The anxiety hit me when I was trying to sleep. Why was my brain stimulated electric unstopping mechanical FUCK? I know the answer.

And now the next day at work (writing this on the 20th) I’m a bit sluggish bit slow bit tired thinking why did I choose to play four hours of Has Been Heroes instead of study for an hour and play three hours of HBH? Am I still shook from Saturday’s mishap w/r/t PT72? Don’t I still dream about law school? How bad, really, do I want this?

Shh.

It’s okay. Learn from your experience. Let the past be your teacher.

It’s okay to wear a fish in your hair.