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Studying for the LSAT / Published Score Release Date vs. Actual Date
« on: June 26, 2006, 11:08:43 PM »
Someone in another thread posted the official LSAT score report email for the Saturday October 01 2005 test.  It was dated Friday October 21 2005.  I wonder what the published release date for that administration was.

I read somewhere that LSAC intentionally emails scores on Fridays to give people time to get over their scores on the weekend.  That way they deal with fewer calls made by distraught people who blubber about their scores without filing any substantive grievance.  Any truth to this?

The published score release date for the Monday June 12 06 test is Monday July 3 06.  Maybe we'll get the email on Friday June 30 06?  June 12 to June 30 would be a quicker turnaround time than Oct 01 to Oct 21........................... ............................. . GOD I WANT MY SCORE AND I DON'T AT THE SAME TIME.

Studying for the LSAT / Old Post Mortems?
« on: June 13, 2006, 11:41:09 PM »
Anyone have a link to comprehensive post mortem threads for December 2005 like the incredibly detailed one paigeroo has helped put together?  I'd like to see how accurate it was, but I can't find it using search.

Anyone know what the problem might be?  Bandits waylaying mail trucks to change their responses before they get to LSAC?  Come on.  Why not after the cancellation deadline has passed, at least?

Anyway this test sucked.  I was averaging a 177 on my last 10 practice tests, and I just got my ass handed to me.  What a waste of five months.

Studying for the LSAT / Model Writing Samples?
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:06:30 PM »
I read a writing sample prompt for the first time today.  It was the traditional format that requires you to advocate one of two equally attractive alternatives.  It seems a bit silly because the alternatives are seem to be deliberately equivalent.  To support one over the other, it seems like you have two alternatives:

1.) Exaggerate the obvious benefits of the alternative you are supporting and ignore analgous benefits in the other alternative
2.) Make up fantasy reasons/extrapolate from the facts to show how/why the alternative you are supporting is superior

Both of the above seem to be fairly stupid, so I have to assume I'm missing something.  Are there sample responses published by LSAC or a reputable test prep company?  I'd be interested to see what a halfway decent sample looks like.

Studying for the LSAT / Bringing Preptest to Test Center?
« on: May 27, 2006, 09:39:32 PM »
Is there any reason why bringing an old preptest into the test center wouldn't be allowed?  I'd like to work through some LR problems or games or something AT the test center ON the day of the test to warm up right there.  Nailbiting and thumb twiddling while people are getting fingerprinted doesn't sound like fun.

Studying for the LSAT / 1ST 180 ON PRACTICE!!!
« on: May 26, 2006, 05:39:26 PM »
I'm more excited than I should be!  YES!  It was preptest 39, December '02.  I hope this isn't a notoriously easy one, not that I'll let that get me down even if it is.

Haha, I just realized my title cockily implies that this is the first of many.  I do hope so, but I don't mean to be an ass.   ::)

I usually fail to recognize that listing the templates/possibilities will be useful and never do it.  Do you think it's helpful?  What's a good tipoff that listing all the possibilities will help?

Studying for the LSAT / Stray Marks On Answer Sheet
« on: May 09, 2006, 02:02:57 PM »
Do you think any proctors would get upset if you were erasing stray marks on your answer sheet immediately before turning it in and/or after a time is called for a section?  I like to flag questions on the answer sheet instead of in the test booklet so that I can quickly see which questions I need to go back to, but I can get out of this habit if proctors might have a problem with it.  Any rules you've read about this beyond the "MAKE NO STRAY MARKS" warning right above the answer spaces on the answer sheet?

Studying for the LSAT / Which Principle Justifies Reasoning: LR Q
« on: May 07, 2006, 01:28:39 AM »
PrepTest 31 (Jun '00), LR2, Section 3, #26

Why is B a better answer than C?  Is it because the principle in B justifies a part of the argument on which the rest of the argument depends?  And the principle in C justifies a later part of the argument?

Studying for the LSAT / Maximizing Benefits From Redoing Games
« on: May 05, 2006, 03:27:52 PM »
I'm thinking about redoing all of the logic games I missed 3 or more questions on.  I'm not sure what the best way to go about redoing the games is.  Do you think it's better to go over the game after scoring it the first time around, and then set it aside for a while and redo it?  Or would it be better NOT to review it immediately after doing it so that when you do go back and redo it, you don't remember what parts you did wrong?  (In the second case, you'd review relevant parts of the LGB instead of reviewing the game).

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