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Lara,
My story is not a waste of text.

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i answered 4 sample questions LSAC put out, and answered them all correctly.  then, i did bad on a diagnostic.  i studied significantly, and therafter did consistently good.  the more you do practice test, the more you'll know whether your performance is solid, or hit & miss.  with multiple choice exams, you're going to have the lucky winners, and the unlucky losers.  you wanna make sure you're one and not the other.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Tutors how much do they make?
« on: February 22, 2007, 09:30:24 AM »
if you can turn a losing lawsuit into a winning one, you can make even more money.
got any advice on the how part?

enjoy litigation, which involves loving people not easy to love - live hank rearden and the poster below him.  bit time $, and VERY few people are able to do it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Tutors how much do they make?
« on: February 21, 2007, 10:01:02 PM »
if you can turn a losing lawsuit into a winning one, you can make even more money.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best Test Prep.
« on: February 20, 2007, 02:02:08 PM »
i took a weekend course with PR, and then assembled a small library of books and prior exams.  i think that's the way to go.  i'm particularly self disciplined, and not at all a trust baby, so if that's you, then i would especially recommend that approach.  i have since written a book with substantially more details about my approach.

my standard test prep skills have had remarkable results.  i had a roommate who went to law school in Canada.  We took the California bar exam together, and i told him exactly how to study.  He followed my approach, and was the ONLY graduate of a foreign law school to pass that administration of the California Bar exam (Winter 2001).

Getting the word on what your options are through this discussion board is fantastic b/c everyone is different, and there are many study options.  there isn't necessarily a standard approach to the standardized exam.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Family Life and Law School
« on: February 19, 2007, 08:34:32 PM »
good to hear you have a supportive husband.  while i've never been married, some people in my law school said they didn't know how they could get through w/o a supportive spouse. others said they didn't know how they'd get through with a spouse. at any rate, the reality is that a child will probably not be a positive influence on your grades, and on your willingness to work super long hours after law school.  so, i think you need to be at peace with the fact that (as unjust as it may seem) this will in the near term not be a career booster.  longer term, it's a different story.  i know of plenty of attorneys who practiced big-time law at least 10 years after law school.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Tutors how much do they make?
« on: February 19, 2007, 07:15:26 PM »
i've looked into it, and concluded it's a miserable existence.  you don't make much, and you may have to drive somewhere - whatever.  The work is not necessarily steady, so you take up time advertising, finding out how much to charge, etc., etc.  If you're smart enough to tutor, you're smart enough to make more money elsewhere.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: why i'm not into the new RC format
« on: February 16, 2007, 05:38:01 AM »
milton, did you just take the exam?

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Studying for the LSAT / why i'm not into the new RC format
« on: February 15, 2007, 10:44:18 PM »
In a move that appears to slightly diminish the consistency of the LSAT, LSAC is now going to use a slightly different reading comprehension format.  In this format, two passages will appear, and the questions that follow will relate to differences and comparisons between the passages.  The new reading comprehension format can be seen in LSAC's practice test, starting on page 13 here:
http://www.lsac.org/pdfs/2007-2008/SamplePT07webrenumbered.pdf

This new format, while different from prior exams, is not a whole lot different from prior reading comprehension passages that present two viewpoints.  The questions relating to those reading sections are largely the same as the questions in the new reading comprehension question set.

Conceivably, this new format will make the LSAT more predictive of success in the world because much of law involves debates between two parties (defendant/plaintiff; Republican/Democrat, etc., etc.).  LSAC in fact indicates that testing the law school skill of comparing two competing views is a reason for having this new format.  The page with information about the changed format is here:
http://lsac.org/LSAC.asp?url=/lsac/changing-news.asp#LSAT_changes

But, LSAC could've continued testing in that manner with the prior format.  Maybe I'm a purist, but I don't think this change will make this standardized test more "standard", or even significantly better.  Students will have to purchase new study materials, perhaps visit LSAC's website to check out new information about the changes, maybe attend one of LSAC's fora, etc.  Students can't simply recycle 10 year old books with prior exams in them.  Hey, it's another reason to visit this forum & get the scoop!

If you don't mind a little profanity and gratuitous comments, on this board there's been a reasonably good discussion about this here:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,82380.0.html

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I don't disagree with your advice, but I wonder how would you know that guy left during the experimental section? We're all given different tests, and have our experimental sections at different times.

Good luck to all the test takers tomorrow! Just stay calm and try not to pysch yourself out.

I thought the experimental section was the same number, just different section type. For example, everyone's experimental is Section 1, but some have LG while some have LR, etc.

i have encountered people who believe what you say.  i wouldn't count on LSAC following that MO consistently though.

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