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Studying for the LSAT / Looking for a tutor
« on: April 23, 2006, 11:45:55 PM »
I have checked out TM, PS and Blueprint for tutors here in Northern, CA. Anyone know of any private tutors around here? The companies noted above come to the Berkley area but I am a little bit more south east from them and the LA area is too far. Would appreciate any tips for a good tutor.

Studying for the LSAT / PS, addendum and URM questions
« on: March 14, 2006, 07:14:38 PM »
I posted this on another board and did not get many responses, hoping I can get more answers here:

1. As I understand it, one must write a PS when applying to Law School.However, I have been reading about people putting in Addendums. When and/or what circumstance would require one to do write Addendum?

2. As far as stating about URM status, does one place that in the PS, Addendum or is that a different animal in light of the PS?

3.Does one submit the addendum the same time as the PS or at some time later after submission?

4. If I am of Asian/Pacific Islander decent would I be considered a URM here in California? I looked up in LSAC's FAQ's and they said that Asians are considered URMS but, someone mentioned that in California Asians are not considered URM's. Any truth to this? Can anyone confirm?

Studying for the LSAT / I think I am doomed!
« on: February 18, 2006, 06:19:16 PM »
I am begining to think that I must not be cut out to pass the LSAT thereby not having the opportunity to go to law school. Here's my gig: took the LSAT June 05 and scored a miserable 133! Took a course from one of those test prep places and my diags never passed the 140s. So I purchased the bibles (logical reasoning, games) and am a quarter way through both of them. Prior to reading these books I decided to take an untimed test to see if I had at least grasped anything and I got a 143.
Just last night I took a timed test and scored a miserable 134 (again). I am totally out of my mind! I can't be that dumb what is up? I have been studying daily since the 1st of February. So my plan of action now is to go through each chapter of both books again and try to devote a day for each chapter until the June 06 LSAT. Short of trying to memorize each and every chapter I fear that I will not be able to reach my goal of 156 or higher on the LSAT.
Encouraging comments and suggestions are appreciated. Rude and heartless comments will not be tolerated.

I took the LSAT last June and got a low score so, I decided to retake the LSAT in Feb 06. In preparation for the Feb LSAT I decided to take a Testmasters full length course.

Here's my observation: Testmasters is not for you if your LSAT score was in the 145 and below range. I think that if your diagnostic scores for the LSAT comes in at 150 then you are a prime candidate for Testmasters. This course moves really fast and you MUST understand the concepts they are teaching you. The explanations in the test prep materials are very brief they do not break it down step by step for you. I am still lost in the games no matter how much I referred to the explanations.

There is an inordinate amount of homework (and if you are like me, it will be tough working full time and taking the Testmasters course) to do and frankly if you do not get what they taught you there is no reason to keep doing the homework wrong. There is the opportunity to call their help line but it is open from 10 -1 PST. I am at work at that time so I can't utlize the help line. Best bet is save your $1250.

Interestingly there is a person in Yahoo groups that has alot to say about prep courses, to see what I am talking about go to and go to their LSAT group and pay attention to the poster called "thisispmiller". Although he is writing a book to teach LSAT strategies he makes sense when he says there are alot of people wasting their $1200+ on prep courses. You'll see what I mean after you read them.

I have seen consistently in this board and another Law School Discussion board that in order to do well or much better than your previous score (read: increase your score more than 10+ points) you might want to do the following:

1. Go get from LSAC the LSAT Superprep book - I got it from Amazon for
about $18.00. Be prepared to spend at least two weeks reading and
applying the concepts this book is teaching you.

2. Get the Powerscore Logic Games Bible - I got it from for $35 New
and that includes shipping. Spend at least 3 weeks reading and applying
concepts AND do prep games and learn them inside out. Check to see if
your diagramming is accurate and see why or how you missed an answer.

3. Get the Powerscore Logical Reasoning Bible - didn't have it.
Powerscore wanted $49.99 plus shipping so I got from for
$41.99 plus $6 shipping. spend as much time as you can with this book
and do prep tests.

4. Practice, practice, practice. Review, review, review. After that understand
why and how you got an answer wrong.

Taking a prep course will not be your "miracle" unless you work very hard at it and fully understand the concepts they are trying to teach you. I am sure there are others that had a low score and gained a valuable increase in their LSAT score by taking the Testmasters prep course but like I said earlier, this is my take on this. I am by no means bitter about this I just wish that I had purchased the books noted above and worked on those prior to taking the LSAT. Now I know better and will work harder for the June 06 LSAT.

I hope I was able to help someone with this post.

Studying for the LSAT / Suggestions and experiences with silent timers
« on: January 12, 2006, 05:31:16 PM »
Any recommendations to buy, avoid or whatever on silent timers?

Thinking ahead, I want to gather ideas for my personal statement. Any suggestions?

Studying for the LSAT / 5 min warning during LSAT
« on: January 12, 2006, 04:07:06 PM »
I am having a disagreement with my Testmasters instructor, he took the June 2005 LSAT in Northern California and I happend to be in the same location as he. Anyway, he claims that during the LSAT test they did not give a 5 min warning before the end of each section. I told him that I recalled the proctors giving us a 5 min warning because I marked answers to the items I had yet to complete.  Those of you who took the LSAT, did you get a 5 min warning?

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