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Studying for the LSAT / Need December LSAT Test
« on: December 30, 2004, 12:38:21 AM »
To anyone who has received the pdf file of the December LSAT could you please forward the file to

I'm preparing to take the June test in da afternoon =), I can't wake up early...

Thanks a bunch.

Law School Admissions / Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« on: August 22, 2004, 06:31:05 PM »
Okay this *&^% is really starting to piss me off.  The amount of adware and spyware that's on the net is freaking ridiculous.  Last nite, when I was removing some program, I noticed I had some BS program called PGate Basic installed on my system.  I never installed this on my computer.  Anyways, I tried to uninstall the *&^% and it took me to some internet website that's suppose to remove it.  I knew this was BS from the beginning, so I didn't use that crap. 

It turns out that PGate Basic is such a female dog to remove, the usual Spybot couldn't remove it from my system.  So, I had to personally delete all the registry entries myself.  Then, upon rebooting, I found out that PGate Basic "reinstalls" itself onto your computer after every reboot.  I decided to search the net on how to remove this POS and learned that I had to remove the entries first then delete the associated .exe files.  But, the fun lies in determining which of the live processes are responsible for the reinstallation.  If your computer is like mine, it probably has about 30 processes running, half of which I do not really know what they're for.  So, using judgement and trial & error, I removed the suspect processes, this took another hour.  Btw, I'm really apprehensive about spyware b/c I never know which ones are keyloggers.

All in all, it took me about 3 hours to remove this crap from my computer.  Now, I finally decided to employ a personal firewall.  I hope you all realize the internet is full of this stuff and protect yourself from it, learn from my mistake!

If you haven't already, d/l these:

Studying for the LSAT / MoOoOoOo.
« on: August 11, 2004, 12:13:39 PM »
I love bovine.

Studying for the LSAT / More Detailed LR Explanations!!
« on: July 31, 2004, 07:25:37 PM »
First of all, this board is great.  I would just like to suggest that when people explain the posted LR questions to not only state the right answer but give explanations on why the other choices are wrong.  Sometimes, the most important thing is knowing why the other choices are wrong.

I believe this way, we'll be able to spot the tricks that LSAC often use.  If everyone started to do this, it'll be beneficial to everyone and we will all achieve a better score.

Studying for the LSAT / LSAC delivery time!!
« on: July 22, 2004, 09:13:49 AM »
Hey, this question is for anyone who has ordered stuff from LSAC.  My order to buy the Next 10 LSAT book was processed on June 14th, and to this day I still haven't received the book.  The delivery estimate says to wait about four to six weeks, well it's almost six weeks now.  Does LSAC adhere to their delivery estimates or are they notoriously famous for late deliveries?

Although premature, I haven't even written my LSATs yet..., but I was thinking about sending a cartoon PS to my reach schools, like HYS.  I know people do this for their undergrad personal statements, what do you people think about using a cartoon for law school?  Good, bad, or krazy?

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT book list.
« on: July 17, 2004, 10:29:13 AM »
I've seen this topic way too many times, and I've bought and/or read most of the LSAT books out there.  Here's a list of what I believe is the most cost-effective study package for the LSAT.

First of all, most Kaplan & PR books can be found in your city's libraries, so check first before buying them.  The following is a list of must have books.

Book List
Powerscore LG Bible
Powerscore Games Setup
Powerscore LR Bible (not available yet)
10 Actual, 10 More, and Next 10
PrepTests 39 to 42

I did not include Master the LSAT in my list b/c I found the book to be too basic.  I didn't find anything that was really helpful except the LR diagramming technique, which I ONLY ever use for parallel reasoning questions.  Paying $30 for a whole book for just a few pages feels like a waste to me.  I found the Kaplan and PR books to be more helpful than most people give them credit for, so definitely skim through them if you get the chance.  The LSAC Tripleprep and Superprep kinda sux, the explanations are really weak and do not explain very well.  You're better off by just doing the questions and think really hard on why you got the answers wrong or just check with this board.  By far, all the Powerscore books are better written than the competition and more helpful; you MUST buy them all.   

My biggest regrets are buying the Master the LSAT book, a PR book, and Superprep from LSAC; I wasted about $100 =(.  For an independent student, that is a lot of money.

Law School Admissions / Course load?
« on: July 14, 2004, 11:27:49 AM »
Does not taking a full course load reflect badly on an applicant?  I took a full load first year, did horribly, so I took an 80% load (4 out of 5 courses per semester) for about three years, and finally took a full load again in my last year.  Yep, I took five years to complete my undergrad; I'm super smart :P!  In my last year, I did manage to get all A's, but I'm wondering if one year is sufficient to show LS that I can maintain my academic excellence even with a full course load?

When I did my job interviews, my interviewors always asked why I didn't take a full load, and I always had to make up BS.  Does law schools have the same perspective towards the issue?  Mainly, that--let's say--a 3.6 from a student who has not taken a full load each year is considered inferior to a similar student (maybe with a 3.5) but has taken a full load each year?  Any info on this would be helpful, thx.

Studying for the LSAT / How do I disarm a timer?
« on: July 10, 2004, 12:50:54 PM »
For those of your who've done it, how do you do it?  Which one is the speaker cable?  Is there a site that teaches you how to do it on the web?

Nevermind, I just figured it out.  For those of you who might be interested in making your timer silent.  This is how you might be able to do it.  My radioshack timer had a round metal plate on the inside back panel.  It's probably used to complete the circuit/signal or whatever (I'm not an engineer).  Just rip it out and you got yourself a silent timer that only costs $15 w/o having to wait for it in the mail or pay S/H.

Law School Admissions / LSDAS GPA System Question.
« on: July 08, 2004, 12:38:35 PM »
My school uses a 4 point grading scale from A to F.  The problem I am having is that I do not know whether my school uses a "4 passing grades scale" or a "3 passing grades scale".  In a 4 passing grades scale, a D is considered a pass, and in a 3 passing grades scale a C is lowest grade for passing.  My school is kinda weird, a grade of D is considered a FAIL if it is a course required in your program or a prerequiste of any kind, but it is considered a PASS if the course is an elective.

So does my school employ the 3 passing grades system or the 4 passing grades one?  I want to know b/c this would definitely affect my LSDAS GPA.

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