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Current Law Students / Some general questions. Please help!!
« on: January 12, 2007, 11:10:18 AM »
Hi all. I am entering school this fall and have a few questions that hopefully some of you already enrolled can help me with. I will likely be entering a T1 school on a part-time basis. I am in the midst of finishing my PhD in molecular biology and am going to try to get a job in a firm near my school as technical specialist, or something of the like. My questions are thus: 1) Is it very difficult (or even possible) to get a position on the Law Review as a part-timer? 2) How are part-timers assessed relative to the others in their class- compared just to other PTers? the PTers and full-timers? 3) Assuming I am unable to land a job in the first year, should I take Summer classes to catch up and then enroll as a full time 2L? and 4) This is a big one for me- also assuming I don't land a job, will I be able to take out loans in excess of tuition/living costs to cover other things (such as my car payment, credit cards, etc.)?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Keep fighting the good fight...


"Was about DEGREES and CERTIFICATES, and how they are useless unless you put effort into your classwork!!! "

I remember this one.but I have LR as the experimental section.

I just saw the list. Why did I remember the last passage had 8 questions? I remembered I did 3 questions and randomly chose 5  :-[   
This means that I may have skipped one question somewhere between the first 3 passages. Or I just have done only 2 in the last passage?  ( I slept <6 hours 3 days in a row so I really had bad memory during the test day. )

Can someone helped me out by telling me what are the first 3 questions of the Maize passage?
I remembered I did the MP. Is this the first one?
also "What inference was most supported?".
and "What was the organization of the 2nd and 3rd paragraph?"
Are they 2nd and 3rd questions?

I suspected that I skipped the question in passage 2, "6. What would the author think the center of influence was?Answer: Where one group makes distinct, yet similar artwork for other ethnic groups"

Does the question here have the exact wording? I can only remember another question, "what are the centers of styles ". The two questions have similar answers in the post mortem.

Thank you very much for any help !!

Add me.

Studying for the LSAT / You opinion? PS or TM in NYC ?
« on: September 22, 2005, 09:12:50 AM »
I need decide which to choose:  Powerscore or Testmasters in New York City area. For the sake of $1000, I try to make the best decision. :)

I have read some threads and found basically those two are very similar. But instructors may make a difference. Do you know Testmasters’ Alexandria or Powerscore’s Elana ? What is their style? 

There are only 8 people enrolled in Testmasters class.( From what I have known, there are usually around 50 people in TM class)  Is that a advantage?

Thank you for any information! 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: your advice? THANKS!!!
« on: September 19, 2005, 05:43:18 PM »

Sorry for forgetting to say that I already have a Silence Timer. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well for me. I keep an eye on the timer but just feel I can't go faster without losing accuracy.

Thank you for the information about the course. To ask questions in the class is a good point. I think maybe I need more advice from other people after long self-study.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: your advice? THANKS!!!
« on: September 19, 2005, 05:01:37 PM »
Buy the Silent Timer if you haven't already. It works wonders with your timing. With your situation, if you take a course take a full length one rather than a weekend session.  The weekend sessions are a good review but to bone up your skills either TM or PS full course will work well if you have the extra $$. If you are self-displined and can teach your self, use the Logic Games Bible and Logic Reasoning Bible by Powerscore. They are pretty much the class in a nutshell. If you aren't satisfied with where you are at or lack confidence I'd think about rescheduling but if you do make sure you can nail the Dec test. See how far you get in the next week and a half and if it still doesn't feel right then look at your options. Think positive. What is your target score or schools cause mid 160's isn't too bad at all.

Thanks a lot!
My target score is around 166. But from those recent results I see no hope to achieve it.

When I do those test untimed, I can cut down to 2-3 wrong in LR. But in timed tests, I just feel I am not quick enough to finish with confidence.   

I read LRB and LGB 3 months ago. But I didn't spend much time on them because I thought I
I got the ideas. Maybe I should read them more carefully?

As for the full time TM/PS course, will they explain more questions in detail than LRB/ LGB?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: your advice? THANKS!!!
« on: September 19, 2005, 03:22:56 PM »
Thanks! But won't taking Oct. test waste me another precious test?   ;D

For the LR, I couldn't finish. :( always 3 or 4 left. With 3-4 wrong from those finished ones, I get to the same situation again and again.

Studying for the LSAT / your advice? THANKS!!!
« on: September 19, 2005, 02:55:58 PM »
My scores have been plummeting recently from around 164 to 160. In my most recent test ( June 2004) , I got 4 wrong in LG, 7 wrong in one LR, 6 the other,  9 wrong in RC .
The trend is frustrating and I want to cancel the Oct test.  :(

I have been self studied after I scored 155 in my first self-timed test I figured I could just learn from those books by myself.  Now I feel that self study isn’t effective and seriously consider taking some course instead.

My question is:
I have used all but 3 preptests. Is it still useful to take a course such as Powerscore or Testmaster? 

Your advice is appreciated. Thank a lot!

I see your concerns about B. A better answer would be something like "mainstream political opinions are generally bland and innocuous." But it's the closest fit of all the answers. And it does technically work: negating it would be "bland and innocuous political opinions and analyses are not generally in the mainstream."

One really good trick for assumption questions is to look at a new element introduced in the conclusion. In this problem, the only new element is "bland and innocuous." The assumption must bridge bland and innocuous to the premise. And B is the only one that will do that.

In my opinion, a better answer is "at least some mainstream political opinions are  bland and innocuous"

I don't know why "generally" is used. Some is good enough. This is a necessary assumption .

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