We should all pitch in to buy Andrew something really nice for Christmas so maybe he'll get the search button fixed for us. Unfortunately, the google search on the home page doesn't work real well. Best way I know to search is just go manually, or if you know who posted something you want to find, go to their profile and browse their posts.
Jeffort,No hard feelings here. I understand the need to keep the information here untainted.There's too much at stake.I'm definitely not planning to take the Dec LSAT. I'm looking at next June at earliest.I learned a hard lesson in the perils of under-preparation as an undergrad - I have a 2.6GPA to prove it. If I do this, I'm going to do it right, and try to put at least 200 - 300hours of prep time in.Thanks for the heads up on the authenticity of prep materials. The Powerscore books seem to get mentioned here a lot. Do they use real exam questions?Since you've been teaching for many years, maybe I'll take you up on your offer to answer questions. I'm most confident in my ability to do well on the Logic Games section, becauseI've been doing software development for many years. So I essentially solve logic puzzles for a living. I know the Logic Games on the LSAT are a very specific kind of logic puzzle,but what I'm saying is that I feel like I probably have the aptitude to do well there with enough practice. What I'm not confident about is the Reading Comprehension section - I read like a 5th grader:-)Well, maybe an 8th grader. In your experience, is it possible to make significant improvementthere? I know it depends on the individual, but can you give me an approximate range of what you've seen as far as "number of questions improved by".What about Logical Reasoning? I think I'll be alright there, but it seems like a cross betweenreading comprehension and logic, so I'm not so confident. What do you typically see there as far as number of questions improved by?While we're at it, I might as well ask the same question about Logic Games. What kind of improvementdo you typically see there? I'm not looking for a money back guarantee - just a ballpark idea of whatkind of improvement people see. Maybe I should start a new thread in the admissions forum asking this question.btw, anyone have any advice on how to search this forum. Has anyone had luck using google and providing the site name? I'm going to try that right now and report back.I'll try "lsat shill ptoomey site: lawschooladmissions.com"Just busting chops Jeffort - hope to hear back from you.Thanks for all the info.
Some of the basics: DO NOT study and practice with non authentic LSAT materials that did not appear on a previously administered LSAT. I looked at the Atlas site and they offer many 'fake' LSAT questions/logic games that were not produced and administered by LSAC and therefore are not REAL LSAT materials. The lengthy development, pre-testing, and various other quality control procedures that are based on and controlled by a ton of complex psychometric factors LSAC employs for every question that appears on an administered test in order to ensure they administer a consistent standardized test every administration cannot be duplicated by others. To say it simply, Friends don't let friends practice with fake LSAT materials.There are about 60 or so authentic previously administered LSAT tests available for students to use for preparation, so there is no shortage of real materials to use and therefore no need to resort to using synthetic materials. Get more authentic LSAT test questions and study, practice and review with those and if you are going to self study rather than hire a tutor or take a class from a quality prep provider, make sure to get quality prep books that only use real LSAT questions. The Nova press book does not qualify as a quality LSAT self study resource and most of the LSAT prep books you can find on the shelf at book stores are terrible in terms of properly preparing you for the exam.
Anyway, good luck with your prep (unless you're really me, in which case I'm just saying that to myself)!
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