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Law School Admissions / Re: Tillman
« on: April 26, 2004, 04:17:17 PM »
Hmm... well if I remember correctly. Junior's Miami Hurricanes played some team this year.  Junior made a vicious hit on someone's knees, injuring that player, and I think getting a flag.  So after the game, reporters ask if Junior feels remorse for taking that guy out like that.  Junior responded in the following fashion
" @#!* no I ain't sorry.  This is f-ing war.  WAR.  Kill or be killed.  I did to them what they would have done to me.  @#!* them.  I don't give a @#!* about their U.  It's all about this U.  I am a f-ing soldier man.  A f-ing soldier.  This is a f-ing war.  @#!*."

Kellen later did apologize.

His Dad was reasonably classy. Too bad he didn't pass that along to his son.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What was your initial score on LSAT?
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:47:52 PM »
I was great at reading comprehension and decent at games and reasoning when I went in. You are a bit better than I was at games. If you are missing that few in reasoning then I don't see why you would need any class. I was missing about 7 per section on reasoning, and I did feel I got value from learning the approaches. Because I had been studying a while on my own I didn't adopt everything from the class, but it did make sense and I picked up some stuff *I* thought was valuable.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 1L Dumps on NYU class
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:37:11 PM »
Atticus missed the point that regardless of whether her complaint was legit, she handled herself quite poorly.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What was your initial score on LSAT?
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:34:07 PM »
Yeah, there was more to the class than I expected so I was happy I sat in.

Word of advice: I felt that having prepped on my own made a difference as I had a bit of an understanding of what was troubling me. The class really focused on games and reasoning, so I would say that anyone considering taking a class should know what their areas of need are.

Law School Admissions / Re: Trojan Virus on LSAC site
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:26:25 PM »
Were you anywhere in particular on the site? Or just generally surfing?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Logical Reasoning
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:23:03 PM »
If you really want to improve on LR, someone adviced me to read Introduction to Logic by Copi. 

I read parts of this book. It did help somewhat, but you have to wade through a lot of extraneous crap. It made me think that philosophy majors must have a big advantage on the test.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What was your initial score on LSAT?
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:21:27 PM »
155. Studied on my own and moved up to a 163. Took a Powerscore weekender, then studied more, and ended at 171.

You must take many, many tests!

There would be two benefits to knowing:

1. If you knew for sure during the test, you could relax for 30 minutes.

2. If you blow a section early on, you may find out later it is the experimental section. If you didn't know the experimental, you might cancel needlessly.

There's probably more benefits, but I can't think of them at the moment.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Weekend Test Prep Course Worth Anything?
« on: April 22, 2004, 02:13:38 PM »
longhaul, were you having problems with a particular section, or were you just needing to improve overall?

i'm thinking about a powerscore being offered in may.

Thanks for any advice!

Thanks for asking. My main area of need was logical reasoning, and I needed some improvement on games as well. I was quite good at reading comp, and fortunately the class did not spend a lot of time on that.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Weekend Test Prep Course Worth Anything?
« on: April 22, 2004, 07:23:00 AM »
Longhaul- specifically, how much did the weekend Powerscore course help you?  How much did it raise your score, etc.  Thanks.

I started around 155 but I studied on my own for about 2 months. I took about 10-12 tests, and moved up to 163-164. I felt like that was a respectable score, but a friend who had taken the course convinced me to give it a shot. I figured that, given the cost of law school, another $400 might be worth it. As I said before, the class was informative, and I did a fair amount of the homework and took four more tests before the real thing.

By the way, I did see some questions in the class material that I had done before, but I didn't find it too distracting because it enabled me to sit back and listen to what the teacher was saying (and I still had to do the question to remember it, of course).

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