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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do I know when I should diagram in LR?
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:41:39 AM »
The only clue I can think of is know your poison. After a certain number of diagnostics you should be able to recognize which type of LR questions are giving you problems, as they all fall into some category that's discussed at length on forums and in prep books.

For example I have only gone through 2 1/2 tests and already know parallel reasoning gives me problems, so if I were to diagram (a strategy I have not employed at length yet) I would probably choose to diagram as soon as I recognized it was a parallel question. Beyond that, I guess my advice would be to spend that extra time. Currently I can get through LR sections with at least 3 minutes remaining, which doesn't sound like a lot but it is certainly a cushion to spend even a minute longer on two-three tougher problems.

If you have almost no time leftover then I guess that's not an option...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do I know when I should diagram in LR?
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:23:59 PM »
Ah, same post both here and on TLS, must be desperate for an answer!

Unfortunately I don't have one for you. I agree with the advice given on TLS, diagram when it helps you. After reading a question of the diagram seems really obvious to you and you can jot it down quickly before even looking at answer choices, do that. Then compare it to the answer choices as you read.

Likewise, if you decide not to diagram the question right away, but after reading the answer choices you are still supremely confused, skip the question and finish the section (to make sure you have time to answer the easy points), then with the time leftover diagram the tough question.

Hope that helps a bit.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do I still have a chance to get into a law school?
« on: March 18, 2012, 12:53:34 AM »
I don't think a top 50 law school is as hard as you think, especially with a 165 lsat and a good personal statement. A top 25 school might be tough with a 3.0, but some of them are still definitely worth a shot and might favor a very strong lsat over gpa.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Lsat- Testmasters?
« on: March 16, 2012, 02:50:33 PM »
I am also studying for the June LSATs and have ordered to of testmasters Powerscore Bibles on Amazon (the ones on Games and Logical Reasoning).
I feel that a commitment to studying on my own will be sufficient to get a good LSAT score, but if I am not scoring in the mid 170's by May I will probably take a weekend course of theirs.

I will let you know how I like the books! I hear they're the best.

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