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Law School Admissions / October LSAT Fee Waivers
« on: October 02, 2008, 11:00:39 AM »
Does anyone know when schools begin sending fee waivers after the October test? We get our scores around the end of October and I wanted to have all of my apps out by Thanksgiving. Are schools usually pretty dilligent about getting them out within that month, or am I going to have to drop $700? :(

Studying for the LSAT / Possibly teaching a prep course?
« on: September 24, 2008, 11:10:51 PM »
Is anyone else thinking of teaching a prep course after they take in October? Maybe this is some strange version of Stockholm Syndrome, but I've really come to enjoy the nature of this test when there's no pressure to perform well. I love explaining concepts on the test, and I'd probably be a million times better at teaching a course than the instructor I had.

Has anyone else looked into teaching for TM, for example? It says that their minimum score is a 170, but that obviously is by no means sufficient to be hired. What other things do they look for/how high above 170 do you have to score to virtually guarantee that, barring someone being a complete neanderthal with no social skills, you'll be hired?

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Extreme!
« on: September 17, 2008, 02:04:57 PM »
The logic behind this may or may not actually be sound, but I've been trying to take my PTs under the worst kinds of conditions in order prepare myself for the distractions of test day. I figure it might have two possible benefits: 1) it'll make the things like page-turning, coughing, sighs/gasps, erasing, etc. less distracting if I'm used to much worse, 2) everyone says that you should expect a mild drop in your actual score because of test day anxiety, so maybe these conditions will actually account for this drop and the PT scores will more accurately reflect what my actual score will be.

One of the recent PTs was taken on an outdoor table at a Coffee Bean on the corner of a major intersection here in LA. Another was taken in a busy park on a Sunday afternoon while there was a soccer game going on. The rest were taken at the public library near my apartment in the childrens section with a bunch of loud demon spawn running around.

Whether or not this will actually work, it got me thinking...what if you were given the option of taking the LSAT given under harsh conditions and having your test scored compared to others who did the same? There could be tests administered outside in the snow, in the middle of a NASCAR track during a race, inside of a monkey cage at the zoo...the possibilities are endless!

So, if you were given the option, which conditions would you choose as a good balance between maintaining a high score for yourself and something that you think would most adversely affect the other test takers?

Studying for the LSAT / Studying schedule for the upcoming month
« on: September 08, 2008, 02:29:55 PM »
So, when I began my prep in July, my initial diag was a 164. Needless to say, I was fairly happy about my chances for scoring s 170+ by the October test date. However, my prep course also happened to begin at a pretty turbulent time in my life; finding/starting a new job, finding/moving out into a new apartment, discovering what the real world is like, etc. etc. This meant that over the course of the past two months, I have BARELY studied at all outside of simply attending the three prep course meetings per week. My diag scores since the initial 164 have been 158, 166, 162, 162 respectively.

Now that things are a bit more settled with the job/moving situation, I'm left with a month to study and I REALLY want to end up at LEAST with a 168 by test day. My question is this: I'm left with about 14 full PTs and various individual sections from other PTs (maybe 20 total sections); how should I pace my prep over the upcoming 26 days? Most people say it's a bad idea to do a full PT in the two days before the test, so it realistically leaves me with 24 days. Is 5 full PTs during the week with a few individual sections thrown in on weekends going to cause burnout? Or should I be doing even more than that to leave more resting time before the test?

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