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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #720 on: June 29, 2006, 06:34:37 PM »
Hey sweetie- I sent you a PM.  I too scored extremely low on the LSAT but had a good GPA. I was DEVASTATED! Try the book Best 117 Law Schools   by Eric Owens and The Staff of the Princeton Review.  You can take review courses or maybe even gwet a tutor.  Lots of tops scorers do it to get money for books-  You could even go on a LS campus and look at the board in the student center to see if there's anyone available.  I knew one guy in NY who did it for about $20-$30/hour.  Official tutors run you about $100.

I sent you some schools in your PM.  You still have a lot of options!  You could retake if you want to, don't feel pressured.
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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #721 on: June 29, 2006, 06:35:52 PM »
I agree with Miss Celie Blues. You should definately consider re-taking the test. Any improvement is worth it.
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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #722 on: June 29, 2006, 06:42:14 PM »
Nova's Master the Lsat and LSAC Superprep are both great.  I've also heard lots of good things about the Logic Games Bible.  Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions.  Another great person to PM is Vera (SunFunLiving) who has an excellent lsat study plan.  She made significant gains from the 140s.  And of course there's lots of info on the LSAT board.

You can find out where you fit in terms of scales on the lsac website.  Law school numbers is also helpful in determining where people with similar numbers got in.
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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #723 on: June 29, 2006, 06:43:51 PM »
I have three years working experience that might help. I worked as a paralegal for a year and two years as an underwriting analyst for Aetna. I hope that helps. I'm going to reconsider takign it again, but I'm looking at Widner as of now. I'm in southern NJ and thats the best bet right now. I have better marks than some of the people who went there according to Lawschoolnumbers.com
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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #724 on: June 29, 2006, 06:50:34 PM »
what were you getting on your practice exams and where do/did you want to go?

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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #725 on: June 29, 2006, 06:50:44 PM »
Moni, you found the Nova book to be good with games?  That's a weakness of mine, reminds me too much of math.

Also, bkoroma, what materials did you use to study?
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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #726 on: June 29, 2006, 06:55:53 PM »
I have three years working experience that might help. I worked as a paralegal for a year and two years as an underwriting analyst for Aetna. I hope that helps. I'm going to reconsider takign it again, but I'm looking at Widner as of now. I'm in southern NJ and thats the best bet right now. I have better marks than some of the people who went there according to Lawschoolnumbers.com

Your work experience is great.  Sure reconsider taking it again after you prepare- give it all u can and then some!  Perhaps study w/ tutor.  Definitely go get that book I mentioned, it put my mind @ ease.  And remember the test is just that - a test. Most ppl say the LSAT isn't  a good predictor of anything except of how well you do on the LSAT!  I just don't want you to get discouraged.  If you retake and get a score less than what you wanted, write an addendum to your application.    

EDIT: you should really just stick to actual LSAT tests.  10 Actual Offical LSAT preptests  and 10 More Actual Offical LSAT preptests
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Re: Very dissapointed today
« Reply #727 on: June 29, 2006, 06:59:15 PM »
Moni, you found the Nova book to be good with games?  That's a weakness of mine, reminds me too much of math.

Also, bkoroma, what materials did you use to study?

I thought Nova was great with games.  It was pretty much all I used to learn them, other than practice in Superprep.  Nova really sets things out like a class, teaching smaller parts of a concept, then you practice it, then it introduces the full concept with practice.
I also bought Kaplan 180, but didn't think it was that great at all at teaching anything, so I just went through it for practice.
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good lsat score
« Reply #728 on: June 29, 2006, 07:07:32 PM »
curious ...for those of you admitted to say schools in the top 50 (top 14 perferabley but trying to be realistic) what is considered a good score for a minority...keep it real please no b.s. i'm wondering if i should bother applying to some schools with my score....
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Re: good lsat score
« Reply #729 on: June 29, 2006, 07:11:38 PM »
What's your GPA?