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Studying for the LSAT / Oct. 5 Test
« on: October 06, 2013, 03:25:25 PM »
Just wanted to see how it went for everyone... :)


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LSAT horror stories / June 2013 - Ink Stain
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:08:51 PM »
Not much of a horror story, but...

When we were all filling out our scantron with our names and what not, I saw there was a big ink stain covering several answer responses. I alerted the proctor and she asked me if I wanted a different scantron or "just see how it turns out with that one. I'm sure it'll be fine..."

"Just see how it turns out..."?????? And she was serious!

No thank you, I'll take a new scantron, please...

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Law School Applications / Resume - High School
« on: July 27, 2013, 08:45:38 PM »
Hi guys,

I know there has been a few threads regarding this topic, however, none on this question in specific.

My high school is highly ranked and is also a college. I completed several college credits there and LSAC will be reporting them.

I assume this warrants a place on my resume...What do you guys think?

Also, I of course have strong awards, activities and volunteer exp. here - if I do put my HS on my resume, should I also include a bullet referring to this as well?

Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / Thanks!
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:05:45 PM »
Hi guys,

I just wanted to say thank you to all the LSD members who have been gracious enough to share their experience and tips on this board - in particular EarlCat. It was extremely helpful advice and led to me scoring in the top percentile! Hopefully I'll be able to pass along everything I learned to the next LSATers. :)

Again, thank you!


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Studying for the LSAT / Doing better on second half of test...
« on: May 12, 2013, 10:24:14 AM »
Hi guys,

So I have been very consistently scoring around 168-174 for the past few weeks. That is, until yesterday's whopping 161 on PT 54.

The weird thing is that, even though I did my usual warm-up prior to the test, I did far better in the second half than on the first. I got -4 on S3 (LR) and -0 on S4 (LG). Compared to -7 on S1 (LR) and -9 on S2 (RC). I bring it up because this has happened a few times before where I rock the second half and comparatively stink up the first half.

And yes, I used a 5th section that I placed between section 1 and 2 (PT 58 S2 RC) and ended up getting a -3 on it.

Any advice?

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Studying for the LSAT / Stuck at 165
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:13:14 PM »
Hi guys,

So I just picked up my LSAT study from a year and a half ago. (I studied on and off while I was in graduate school and then picked it back up while working a few weeks ago).

I've been pretty stuck in the low-mid 160s for the past few weeks and would appreciate some perspective...

Background Info: I have been studying quite a bit so far - I've gone through all the Kaplan, Princeton Review, PowerScore and LSAC (SuperPrep) prep books a few times. I got to the point where I was consistently getting 177+ in Untimed tests.

Prep Method Now: For the past three weeks now I have been tackling two sections a day under strict timed, loose timed and un-timed conditions. Strict = go until 35 min per section then guess on remaining questions; Loose = after 35 min. are up and you "guessed" on remaining questions, keep going to see how long it takes to finish the section at the same pace; Un-timed = before grading each section, review each question and answer choice, categorizing why a response is 100% correct and why each response is 100% incorrect. For the past three weeks, however, I have not been able to improve much. I am maintaining between a 163-166 Strict Timed score, 170 Loose Timed Score and a 177 Untimed Score.

What has improved has been my time. Before my times were LR: 45 min.; RC: 45 min.; LG: 45 min.; now my times are LR: 40 min.; RC: 42 min.; LG 35 min.. Also note that I started with PT 7 and am planning on going through all published PTs between now and the June test with the most recent closer to June.

Not sure if there is anything you guys recommend? Should I just keep what I'm doing up and eventually progress will show itself or what? I've debated dropping doing each section over again un-timed before checking my work so I could use that time doing more timed practice, but I feel like I could still benefit from the untimed work.

Thanks!

 

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Minority Topics / How minorities work....
« on: July 20, 2011, 05:32:36 PM »
Hi guys,

So I have two different hispanic backgrounds - does this affect how law schools will view the URM?

Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / Strengthen/Weaken LR Help
« on: June 29, 2011, 02:59:44 PM »
Hi guys,

So far I am doing pretty well in the LR section getting about 80-90% accuracy at about 1:45 per question (just started studying, of course I want to get that to 100% accuracy under 1:20).

I am noticing, however, a discrepancy with my Strengthen/Weaken questions. Its taking me twice as long to get through these questions and I am averaging about 30-50% accuracy. Any tips on finding the right answer?

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Studying for the LSAT / RC Question
« on: June 23, 2011, 06:57:54 PM »
Hi everyone,

I have a quick RC question (may also apply to LR questions as well?)

If you make a prediction of the answer, and review the answer choices (say you start on A and move down to E) and you find an answer that is strikingly similar to your prediction early on (A or B) do you just pick it and move on or do you read through the rest of the answer choices? Right now I am reading through the rest of the answer choices however I keep ending up picking my first answer and getting it right.

Unlike the Logic Games, you have to pick the "best" answer, so I feel like I have to read all the answer choices - but if you have a really strong feeling about an answer is it just better to move on? My accuracy in RC is quickly getting better but my time is still pretty slow - any comments?

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Studying for the LSAT / Princeton Review RC is... Questionable
« on: June 20, 2011, 11:58:38 PM »
Hi everyone,

So I recently began studying for the lsat (about 3 weeks ago). I am going for the high 160s - hopefully breaking 170 (note, there is no particular rush, I'm probably going to take this after graduate school - maybe even after some work exp.). I went through the whole princeton review book (minus the practice tests) and am left very disappointed on the RC section. Granted I am still just getting used to what the test looks like and answering the questions, let alone completing it in a reasonable time - but I feel like it is not all that comprehensive. The RC section is about 1/6 of the size of the book while the Arguments and Logic Games sections take up 1/2. I bought the Kaplan book on Reading Comprehension and just in the first two chapters am blown away with the amount of knowledge and methodology they are covering.

Thats my rant. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress.

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