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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Experimental section
« on: August 13, 2009, 09:21:49 PM »

Is there anyway to tell which section this is within the first 10 questions. I believe I could add 2 to 3 points on the test if I could take a 30 minute break.


Studying for the LSAT / PowerScore Virtual Course
« on: August 13, 2009, 07:30:11 PM »
Just finished the first week of the powerscore class virtual class. The instructor is very good and expert at putting things in Layman's terms. Although if you've read the Powerscore bibles its just basically a mini review of all three books. One thing I believe they would add is some how administering the practice test in class.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Not much progress
« on: July 12, 2009, 10:03:37 AM »
After reading the books and taking the practice tests, are you going back to check your incorrect answers? Try to keep all of the questions you get wrong, and take the time to look them over. Hopefully you'll find patterns which expose areas you have difficulty with, more specific than the different section types. After identifying these problems, re-read the areas of your texts where they're covered.

Practice, practice, practice!

I'm working through 10 actual lsat right now, taking section by section. I actually got -9 on the games section recently, i'm pleased with this for now. Timing is an issue for me also, especially in the LR. I'm only planning to try three games anyway. Although I do hope by September I can finish all 4. Again my goal is only a 155, but thats like scoring a 175 for some people.

Studying for the LSAT / Not much progress
« on: July 10, 2009, 02:34:54 PM »
I took the (real) LSAT in 2003 and scored a 145. This was with no prep no study.
This past year I've decided to take it again. I took a pt after reading the lr/lg/rc bibles and scored 145 again.
I read them again and just scored a 147. My plan is to take the ps virtual course in August and take the LSAT in September. my goal is to get to a 155, i'm hoping (actually counting on) the virtual course to get me over the hump.
Any advise? Or is any in the same situation?

i'm struggling with the games (obviously) and I seem to be up and down on LR. RC is probably my wild card, although RC seems tougher than when I took the test in 2003.

As many people would recommend, call the local Kaplan center and ask about the instructor. Ideally, you can talk to instructor personally ahead of time and ask some questions. If you find the instructor informative and helpful, then you're likely to find the class more helpful and be able to make a better informed decision.

Thanks for the advise. I don't want to beat a dead horse on here, but with the prices of either of these classes (thats, lets be honest may or may not help you) I want make the right call. The negatives I've read about Kaplan is the minimal score for the instructors on the LSAT and weaker logic games strategies. I don't know what the score an individual receives has to do the manner in which they teach the subject. Obviously the thought is if you do not score above a 165 how are going to teach anyone to excel above that score. But it you score a 175 does that mean you can teach someone to score the same? maybe/maybe not.

If both were $300 each, I would simplify the arguement and take both.

Originally I planned to take the powerscore virtual course because powerscore, testmasters, or Kaplan offered no classroom courses in my area. Recently Kaplan has offered a classroom course near my area. I signed up for the class. A lot of folks on this board and many others do not feel Kaplan is as benefical as Powerscore. I have read the PowerScore Bibles twice and like their approach and have taken the sample virtual course on Powerscore's site.
I feel that I'm better suited for the classroom has opposed to taking a online course. Does anyone have any thoughts on which course I should take.

In Kaplan's defense a friend of a friend got a 13 point jump using the Kaplan classroom course.


Thanks for the reply. How many hours are you currently taking? How was the first year going part time?

I'll probably end up going private so in-state won't matter. My employer has a tuition assistance program that will help with some of the expense.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: First Practice Test
« on: May 16, 2009, 02:34:33 PM »
I've read the Powerscore bibles. Although need to go back through them again. I've also purchased Superprep.
Kaplan classroom course is being offered in my area. If Powerscore's class was offered in my area I would go that route b/c I do like the bibles. Powerscores virtual course seems to have good reviews, but I retain information better by attending class.

Studying for the LSAT / First Practice Test
« on: May 16, 2009, 01:14:27 PM »
I took my first practive test this morning. Completely timed only taking 5 minute breaks between the sections. I scored a 146. The logic games section killed me, I missed about 16 questions and was completely lost on 3 of the games (obviously) I read the logic reasoning, logic games, and the reading comp bibles before actually taking my first first PT. My goal is 155, and I plan to take the LSAT in September.

To say the least I'm disappointed with my score but feel that I can improve the logic games sections greatly. I really don't see my score on the reading comp. improving much. I plan to take the Kaplan classroom course in Augusta. Any advise at this point?

I'm married with a three year old. My job is pretty flexible and would probably allow me to transfer.
I plan to continue working to support my family however I may take a step back to relieve some stress.
If I took anywhere from 9 to 12 hours and worked 40 hours per week when do I get my studing in? After class at night? On the weekend? I'm guess both.

Just wondering if anyone knew someone who juggled both.

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