The LSAT Saga Continues

So, I ended up with a 166, which was within the range I predicted but, overall, a disappointment. I’m planning a retake in October and I’ve been studying and aiming to take down some of the specific question type weaknesses that hurt me on the June test. It’s kind of crazy to retake a 93rd percentile score but I would really like a 170+ to give me a better shot at some of the top schools. I’ve got the potential to go to Michigan (ranked 7th) and that’d mean much better career prospects, but I’m not going to have a chance with a 166. Even BU and BC would be iffy with my current stats. I just don’t feel comfortable and think I’ve got a chance at the mid to high 170s in October.

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LSAT Recap

So, yesterday was the day that I sat in a classroom with about fifteen other highly nervous individuals to take the Law School Admissions Test.

The test consisted of exactly what the test normally consists of and I’ve got no horror stories to tell. Hopefully, this means that my performance was on par with my average performance in practice and the only surprises I’ll get when I finally get to see my real score will be good ones.

I can’t actually talk about any of the content of the sections, but I think I’m safe with talking about the things that everyone knows, namely the four regular sections and the experimental section in terms of overall difficulty and my expectations regarding the outcome of each on my score.

The Analytical Reasoning sections seemed fairly simple and mostly straightforward and I feel confident that I got 3 or fewer wrong. I’m fairly certain I knew which section was the experimental and which was the real deal, and I hope that I’m right. The experimental section seemed much simpler in some respects while being a bit more deceptive or strangely worded in others.

I really don’t remember the Logical Reasoning sections or any one particular question as being a standout. I’m guessing I got 3-5 wrong on each section, though depending on whether I was on or off I could have aced both.

The Reading Comprehension section came last for me and if you look around the internet you’ll see a fairly sturdy consensus regarding that particular game. That consensus being that it was tough. One section was tougher than others and I’m estimating that I missed somewhere between 5-7.

So, worse case scenario I missed 20 and finished with a raw score of 81 (163-165). A likely other scenario would be that I finished with a raw score of 89 and could have up to a 170-171. I expect my score to be somewhere in between there and that would match fairly closely to my average for my last 20 practice tests (169.5).

So, anyway, I felt the need to do a little analysis aloud here and I’ll work on getting back to our regularly scheduled program over the week.

Oh, one last thing, yes, it feels great to be done.

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I’m still alive

Hey everyone, I’m still alive. I’ve been studying hard for the LSAT since I last left off here and I’ll probably be doing just that until I take the thing on June 6.

In the meantime check out what I’ve done with my site: http://ryanmlong.com

Catch you on the other side of two weeks from this monday!

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Holga HL-N on Digital Nikon D700 — Part Two of the HL-N Test

So, as you can see I went out and did a little more exploring with the Holga HL-N. The impetus was finally getting my Nikon D700 back from the repair shop. As you may notice in each of these shots the vignetting of the Version 2 HL-N on a full frame sensor is much more pronounced than on the crop sensor D300.
Here are a few of the things I’ve learned that might help you get the most out of your copy.

 

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Holga HL-N on Digital Nikon D300

So, this is what happens when you put a Holga lens on a DSLR. Here are a few of my initial impressions.

 

Out of the box you know that this is a Holga quality lens. The lens mount is plastic, it wiggles back and forth on my D300 and the focus is extremely tight. I’m sure that, in time the mount will wear through and break.

 

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