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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Studying for the LSAT / Here is my probelm
« on: February 28, 2009, 07:49:24 PM »
I took the LSAT during my senior year of UG. Literally walked into the test room and took the LSAT. (no prep) Made a 145. I wasn't serious about the test at all. I didn't really know at the time if I wanted to go to ls. Well 6 years later I've changed my mind. I recently purchased the powerscore bibles and have gain a ton of knowledge I didn't have my first go around. I plan to take the LSAT in October. I plan to take 20-30 pt after the bibles, and maybe take the powerscore virtual course in May.

Is it possible for me to ge to 160s before October? I'm sure anything is possible but with the prep I'm planning is it really possible for me to get between a 160-165?

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Where should I go next fall? / 40hr work week and part time?
« on: February 15, 2009, 03:34:07 PM »
Does anyone have experience with working a 40 hour work week and going to LS part time?
The way I see it if you would have to take 9 to 12 hours per semester, this would be 6-9pm at least 4 days at week.
Is it possibly to get all your reading in? I know you have the weekend but getting in all the required reading during the week must be tough.

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Financial Aid / Credit Scores for Grad Plus and Private loans
« on: July 28, 2008, 08:12:03 PM »
From what I'm reading your credit score for a Grad Plus loan doesn't have to be stellar. But what about private loans? I had a friend who took all private loans out for ls and he didn't have much credit history before school. Is there a particular score that you need?

Mine is in the low 700s with a couple of bureaus but only in the mid to upper 600s in another.

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Studying for the LSAT / TestMaster Online Course
« on: July 21, 2008, 11:04:49 PM »
Anyone taken the testmaster online course? Worth the money?

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General Board / Georgia State
« on: July 20, 2008, 10:43:19 AM »
Any GA State LS out there that know how possible or know anyone that has transferred in after there first year at another school?

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