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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: SA on August 26, 2003, 03:44:11 AM

Title: SA
Post by: SA on August 26, 2003, 03:44:11 AM
I've got a 3.97 from a state school and am doing lousy on the LSAT...averaging 160 on a really good day....

How do i get out of this rut and break 170 on the october exam? i was working with a tutor who had a very strange approach, email me for details, and now i'm quite discouraged because i've spent so much time and money on it already and am at a standstill with my progress.

i appreciate any advice.

Title: Re: SA
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 26, 2003, 07:21:34 AM
First of all you should not be flustered about getting a 160, many haven't done this at all, lt alone on a good day. Secondly, you should look into a few itensive quick courses (Kaplan online) or read up on Cracking the LSAT (if you haven't already begun this ofcourse), mark your progress by looking over EVERYTHING you missed on the diagnotic exams and make sure you know why you missed them FOR SURE! Lastly, relax and make sure you drink plenty of water bring a silent timepiece, and get plenty of rest.  I reccomend that you do not study the last day prior to the exam day so that you can take in all that you crammed for. Hope this helps otherwise if you knew all of this just reply back and I will go into more intensive strategies. GOOD LUCK  ;D
Title: Re: SA
Post by: on August 26, 2003, 08:33:29 AM
more intensive strategies would be highly appreciated. i have read the books and understand the theory, but when it comes to doing the exams, i dont know what happens, i think i'm applying the strategies, but perhaps i'm using the wrong ones and/or applying them wrong.

thanks for your help, i'll ck again soon for your response.
Title: Re: SA
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 26, 2003, 03:31:15 PM
I tell you what you want more intensive strategies, I will email them to you. Keep them to yourself because the information is quite valuable, you don't want to go around giving these strategies away and making more competition for yourself, do you?  :) ;) I will conveniently send them to the address in which you posted as your name

Keep me posted on this forum by simply replying to these statements, let me know if any/all of them offered you ANY sort of assistance.  GOOD LUCK! I'm sending the email now.
Title: Re: SA
Post by: on August 27, 2003, 03:59:28 PM
Could you e-mail me those intense strategies you have?
Title: Re: SA
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 27, 2003, 06:48:16 PM
Sure no problem but much like I said to the other person you need to keep it secretly, ok? I will only hand out these strategies to a handfull of people before I feel MY competition has grown to much  ;) I will email them to you, the only other stipulation that I have is that you tell me how much if/at all, you felt they helped you.
Title: Re: SA
Post by: Calibound on August 28, 2003, 06:09:00 AM
Ivy_Hopeful, I know you don't want more competition, but could you e-mail me those intense strategies.
I'm also looking for helpful hints and strategies to conquer the A.R. section of the LSAT if anyone has any suggestions.

Thanks :D,
Title: Re: SA
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 28, 2003, 03:25:40 PM
I respect your honesty and I will therefore answer both of your questions and/or concerns
first off I will email the strategies to your address
Secondly, these strategies focus on all points of LSAT including the AR section so it's a toofer  ;) Let me know if it helps ya 'cause I am only giving them out to one more person
Title: Re: SA
Post by: fliime on August 29, 2003, 03:16:02 PM
Ivy hopeful

I hope you are able to email me those tips of yours as I sure need it for the LR section.

I also will reply with a response in regards to if any improvement is seen.

Title: Re: SA
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 29, 2003, 04:38:01 PM
Becasue I am in such a generous mood and becasue I heard good news regarding my LSAT prep course I will email you these tips but just like I told everyone else one you already know (reply back to let me know how or if they helped) and second, make sure to keep these tips to yourself, deal? Deal I will send them out immediately as you said how sorely you need them, I'll here from you later then
Title: Re: SA
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 30, 2003, 09:06:24 PM
A general message concerning the strategies that I have given out.  I wished to allow 6 people to take advantage of this generous offer, and 6 easily asked for them.  I am now seeting the record straight for anyone else interested. I was giving these strategies away to a limited number of people.  I just wanted to let everyone know that I will no longer be handing the strategies out (I was overwhelmed by the turnout of people who wanted them). However if you still have questions regarding these particular strategies or have any other questions or concerns feel free to post a reply to this message. I am not big cruel, it's just I started school recently and I will not have enough time (as I previously had) to be able to email these intensive strategies to everyone interested it was on first come first serve basis. I aplogoze to anyone who wanted them and can't get them.  These strategies of mine are rather general (although intensive indeed).  A side note to those who did get a copy, use them wisely study hard, and get plenty of rest. I hope to hear your success stories after you ace that test. And if they didn't help at all then that's okay (I hope that this is obvious but I hope you are uising these in onjunction with a course or other studying habits) just reply back and let e know the turnout. Just to settle my curiosity.  Lastly I wish to thank anyone and everyone who has assisted me in anyway whether by simply communicating with me or by answering one or many of my inquisitive questions.  Have fun good luck on LSAT evryone and I wish you all a bright and successful future in all that you do.  :)  ;) ;D
Title: Re: SA
Post by: richard on September 01, 2003, 07:12:59 AM
After reading tons of prep books, I think the key to success on the LSAT is reading the questions slowly. I agree with the authors of the Princeton Review book thats it better to answer only twenty questions then to rush to answer 25. I am not sure if studying every day 3 hours a day for 3 months will dramatically improve your score.
Title: Re: SA
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on September 01, 2003, 08:53:48 AM
I do remember comming across that line in the Princeton review book "it is much better to take your time and answer 20 of them right than to rush through and answer 25, getting only half right." This is definitely true, because you want to get the maximum score possible, not the most points  in the least time.  ;D