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If you are not approved for an application fee waiver should you bother applying?

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Studying for the LSAT / Prohibited nonelectronic devices
« on: June 05, 2011, 12:46:22 PM »
I just noticed that books and papers are listed under this section, but i have heard that it is advisable to bring in some reading material ie (magazine, newspaper...) in order to pass the time before the test begins.  Is this in fact permitted?

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Studying for the LSAT / The first reading comprehension passage
« on: June 02, 2011, 08:53:27 PM »
I commonly tackle the passages with the most questions first, and the least questions last.  The first passage has only 5 questions so i normally skip this one and complete the last 3 passages, returning to only skim over the first passage.
However, i have noticed that when i go back to complete the skipped passage once the test is over that i think it is an easier passage. 
Has anyone else noticed that the first passage tends to have lighter material?  in todays prep test i started with the first passage and completed it in just 5 minutes (5 questions included).  I have also thought when returning to the first passage, with only moments left in the section, that i can fly through it. although that could be because the last minutes are winding down and im locked in.

So what are you feelings on the difficulty of the first passage and whether it should be completed (first) by test takers who commonly cannot complete the section without rushing.

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Before you begin a preptest is tells you the order that the sections will be presented in, (and they dont even make you figure it out through some sort of logic game ;D).  My question is; when you take the real lsat does it tell you the order of the sections on the test?

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With the June LSAT approaching i am trying to wrap up and studying and i want to know how many preptests i should take before the test, and how many should i take a day?  I know this is probably personal preference to an extent and what i feel i can do, but others opinions are appreciated. 
Backround- i read the powerscore bibles twice over and compiled a 15 page review sheet which i review, so i dont think there is much more i can do there.
I have already completed about 16 preptests, 5 of which i did twice over, a month after i first took them.
With 21 days to go i have 20 tests i havent taken, and i can retake preptests already completed by buying replicate prepbooks (all the test ive taken so far are from the 3 books)
So i am thinking of taking 2 a day, one new test followed by an old test.  I have been aiming to do 3 sections, take a 10 minute break, do 2 sections (begining an old test), take a 10 minute break, and then doing 3 more sections (thus completing the second old preptest).  I have done this 2 of the last days, although today i took an hour long break before the 6th section  :-[  the other day i simply did 4 sections and quite after a test haha.
So any thought comments?  Im still scoring between 161-165 everytime, but i really feal like i could score a 170, if i cut and paste section scores together i have the capability, it just hasnt come together  :(
Anyway i guess im basically asking how much is too much and if im using the right methods to study

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Studying for the LSAT / how long are the breaks between sections
« on: May 12, 2011, 11:16:19 PM »
How long is the break between the 3rd and 4th sections?  Also, do you get any kind of break between sections?  I have just been turning the page and restarting the timer to simulate real test day conditions.

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Studying for the LSAT / the unscored section
« on: May 11, 2011, 12:55:22 PM »
Is there anyway to determine which one of the sections is not scored?

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Studying for the LSAT / Help with the Logic reading section (17/27)
« on: April 10, 2011, 03:19:08 PM »
I normally score around 20-22 for the 3 other sections, but for the logic reading section i have to slow down in order to answer the questions correctly and then end up not being able to complete more than 3 of the passages. 
The test i took last is a perfect example: I finished 3 passages and scored a 16/21 and then had to guess on a passage and got just 1/6 for a combined 17/27
I already read the LR powerscore bible and will be rereading it soon, but does anyone have some advice on how they spead up through the LR section?
I have until the June LSAT to study

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Law School Applications / A-E graded class changed to pass/fail (s/u)
« on: March 12, 2011, 02:49:32 PM »
I am taking a class right now that is graded on an A-E scale where an E is a failing mark.  However, we are allowed to change this to a pass/fail mark if we want to before a certain date.  In this case i would get a grade of a "s" for pass. 
How would this affect my UGPA?  Would the "S" be considered at all? 
I have a B in the class and i dont want it to stick to my UGPA or hurt my class rank. 

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Law School Applications / When should i apply for fall 2012?
« on: February 24, 2011, 09:10:36 PM »
The main obstacle here is my upward sloping UGPA.  right now it is a 3.19 and it will probably be a 3.30 after the spring assuming i get another 3.9+ GPA this semester (i got all A's on the first wave of tests.)  However, if i wait until after fall 2011 semester to end, near new years 2012, and get another 3.9 GPA my UGPA will go up to 3.38 (this is likely)
I am registered for June LSAT and will be ready by then (already scoring near 160 on preptests) but i could take it again in October.
So when should i apply?  Is a .05-.08 increase in UGPA worth waiting until late December?
Im a junior and an accounting major if that is relevant

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