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Studying and Exam Taking / torts or contracts mnemonics
« on: April 28, 2008, 03:39:30 AM »
Does any one have any neat ways to memorize the elements to some of the negligence/ duty /defamation tort materials or damages, remedies info in contracts?

songs, chants, cheers whatever.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: God bless all the February LSAT takers
« on: February 06, 2007, 01:31:18 PM »
Thank you Lizette. I am going to keep this.  :) :) I am retaking this test and had been discouraged but now... well faith is the substance. I know you understand.  Shaneika

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Neck Cramps & Fatigue (name of patch)
« on: January 21, 2007, 05:32:11 PM »
MisterManager the name of it is Icy hot medicated patch. You can get it any drug store ie. cvs, walgreens, rite aid.. whatever is close to you. I think the heating pad is a good idea but we cant hold it in place during the test. The icy hot patches stick on.You can even sweat and it will stay with out trouble. Thanks for your suggestion. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 160 or better I need help
« on: January 20, 2007, 07:49:39 PM »
Eye Roller where you been all my life?? !!  ;) :) Thanks so much this is great. Oh and Hank thanks for bringing the puppies as the great Milton suggested. it seems Milton that there is a rainbow at the end of the cloud. I will be reporting to you all a better score in the future.  Shaneika

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Neck Cramps & Fatigue
« on: January 20, 2007, 10:22:42 AM »
i became increasingly tense during the exam. And my back and neck hurt like crap. It took about 3 days to loosen up plus it was cold at our test site. We were all blowing our hands and sniffling by the time break came. I wore my coat the whole time.  Next time I am going to put one of those icy hot patches that stretch on my upper neck and back to keep the heat on it to loosen the joints. I may smell like ben gay but at least I wont hurt.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 160 or better I need help
« on: January 20, 2007, 09:43:08 AM »
Can you give some more details on your study methods?
Answer these questions and I (and others) will try to figure out how to get those problems clicking for you. Ok I am answering as honestly as I can. I don't know anyone who has taken this test and been successful at it, hence the fact there was no one around me to give sound advice. I went to the admissions counselor at the school to see if there was a 3L that could tutor or help me for pay and they wouldnt let me post anything on the schools board. yadda yadda. So I tried to figure it out on my own until I went to the class. I never knew how to even approach the test. So my answers below reflect that. I just gave it my best shot. :-\ hence also for the post here because i am looking for someone smarter than me to tell me how to approach this test

Over the course of the year, how many preptests did you go over?I went over at least 9

When you took preptest after preptest, did you actually go over every single question you got wrong in a preptest before going to the next preptest? The answer  to that is no. I went over only those i got wrong. I dont even know how I got the ones right that I got right.but i went on to the next preptest i guess hoping I would do better next time.
How much time did you spend analyzing each preptest after you took it? 2 hours

How exactly did you go over the questions?  Did you just read the PR solutions and accept their explanations or did you try to prove to yourself that the correct answer was indeed correct and the incorrect answer was indeed incorrect? I actually accepted their answers as correct and I tried to reason why their answers  were correct but I could not figure how they get one answer and I got another. The correct arrival at the reasoning was illusive to me. The explanations the books gave made no sense but they made it look easy so i got discouraged because I felt like if it is so easy to figure out then I must be dumb or something

Did you sit down for hours on end and work out every single question you were not sure about until you understood how to get the credited response? Got too frustrated. I went over the ones I got wrong spending about 10 minutes a piece. Reading and trying to figure out the method. On some, the cr was obvious and I misread but some times I said forget it and skipped it.

Did you go over the problems that you had missed in your previous preptests to make sure you didn't make the same mistakes? There are some areas I am more weak in than others so i concentrated on those areas. ie. complex LG,

Did you try doing preptests without a time limit to see what your raw score would be in that situation? I took everything timed online I did some untimed tests but never scored those .

Is the problem mainly a time issue or do you just get a large number of questions wrong?
I always run out of time on RC and this used to be my best section. The others I just mess up. My strongest section is games. My worst is LR
purple[/color]]I have trouble with questions that ask me to .
find the flaw ,weaken an argument or on which does this argument depend ,or the reasoning is flawed because it fails to consider the possibility that.[/color]In RC: which of these would clearly undermine the conclusion, the word" " in line 36 most closely conveys what in the passage., what can be inferred from the info in the passage. Which one of the following is most analogous to the one introd'in the second sentance of the passage

hope this answers your questions :-\ based on your questions I can already see things I need to change. Thank you

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 160 or better I need help
« on: January 19, 2007, 10:01:37 PM »
Great advice and encouragement LoneWolf  :) :) . I needed that !! I will do as you have said. Thanks

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Studying for the LSAT / 160 or better I need help
« on: January 19, 2007, 09:51:32 PM »
What is the deal here? I studied for a year, sadly enough I took the 12/06 LSAT and got a 143. I even took a course with princeton review and my score was worse after that then then before I went. How are you guys getting 160 and 180's . I cant figure this thing out. I took pretest after pretest. I sat down and tried to go over the questions and types and it is not clicking. I dont want to pay more money because that did not help . Are you all paying for tutoring , naturally smart? Combination. What is it? Please help. I would be happy with a 155. I just need some guidance here. Thanks to all who respond in advance.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Anyone Studying for the LSAT?
« on: July 01, 2006, 08:08:59 PM »
I am studying for the Dec 2006 LSAT. I am a wife and mom of 5. I found my best study time is in the morning about 5:30 or putting them in front of a learning movie ie. we have just started "signing time" kids sign videos which we all love while I study. Also at Kaplan here in Dayton Ohio they offer free practice tests on Wed.for the LSAT. Timing is standard like the actual test . Maybe they offer those in your town too. Hope this helps. Be encouraged. We established people will make great lawyers too and we will be made stronger and better because we have overcome great obstacles . The greater the obstacle the greater the triumph.   

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: December 2006 LSAT
« on: July 01, 2006, 08:01:21 PM »
hi , I am taking the Lsat in DEC. If any one is interested check ut Kaplan for their practice tests. I know here in Dayton Ohio they are offering them free on Wed.

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