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Greetings everyone:

I took the June 2004 LSAT and I don't care to mention my pathetic grade, however, what I wanted was to be evaluated as to what specficially I am lacking in.  The suggestions I have received are as follows:

1) I should take the test in December so that I have more time for more practice tests, reviewing every aspect of my strength and weakness.


2) READ THE NY TIMES every single day, focusing on the editorials and Sunday book review. 

Since I started doing this, I have noticed that when I first started reading the NY Times, I struggled to understand what I was reading. So now that I am on Straterra, a GREAT MEDICATION for ADD, I am improving in my reading comprehension abilities.  By practicing to read an analytical and prestigous newspaper, I am training my mind to read and think in a manner similar to what the LSAT test makers are looking for.  This is why I have struggled with the LSAT, but I have renewed determination here.

For alot of people, it is the technical structure of the exam. For me, I just had a hard time grasping the "language" of the exam. I don't know if this helps anyone, but it sure helps me so I thought I'd share it.

Is anyone else taking it in December?

Regards,
Rebecca E.



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Studying for the LSAT / PR, KAPLAN, PS, TESTMASTERS ETC...
« on: July 15, 2004, 03:00:09 PM »
Hi everyone: 

I am one of those that is re-taking the LSAT on Oct 2nd.  I did way too poorly to even mention it, but I have a 3.50 UGPA at a local college in New Jersey, and would be considered intelligent by most ( I think...).  Anyways, I shelled out thus far, close to $1,500 for the Power Score test, some Kaplan books, and anything that promised to be from a legit. source of lsac.  I called up a friend of mine who is in Florida State med. school, already having got a J.D, M.A, and Phd. from Columbia.  I told him of my LSAT troubles, and all of the time, effort and money I have so far spent on taking the LSAT. Samuel used to be a professor at John Jay College of Criminal justice where I used to go, and he knows me well. He gave me the following advice, which I am now doing and going to do until I get to Oct 2nd.:

Just keep taking old LSAT exams, purchased DIRECTLY from LSAC, and keep reviewing the answers and explanations. This is the best way to learn.  I only got my test books in the mail a few days ago, and this is how I plan on studying till the real test. 

The reason why I am posting this, is b/c the explanations that LSAC has in their test books, are written very well and very easy to understand. I almost wish I knew this $1,500 dollars earlier, but experience always teaches me best.

I hope this helps at least one person, if not, at least I get a chance to vent...

Good luck everyone!

Regards,
Rebecca
cutenshort27@yahoo.com

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Studying for the LSAT / I TOOK THE POWERSCORE COURSE TWICE THIS YEAR!
« on: June 28, 2004, 02:28:17 PM »
Hi everyone:

I took the PowerScore course this year, twice over. Here are my thoughts/experience and I hope it can help someone.

Dispite having went to every class, went through almost every lesson, spent hours reading the lesson / homework explanations, I decided to stop the whole course and JUST do practice tests.  I did only 3 practice tests prior to June 14th and I kicked myself in the ass for not having JUST DONE PRACTICE TESTS with explanations over and over again, until I dropped!!!  The whole course includes ALOT of repitions.  The classes literally put me to sleep, b/c it was not up to my speed nor tailored for my level.  What I mean by this, is that I am a "reader", better than a "listener".  There are two types learners: those who learn better by reading and when it comes to listening it just goes in one ear and out the other, and those who dislike reading, but retain what they hear.  I am the type of learner that does best by reading.  Once I got wind of this, I started just doing the practice tests and going over EVERY SINGLE WRONG ANSWER with the explanation.

June 14th rolled around quicker than expected. I thought I did pretty well, but we will see next Tuesday July 6th. So my advice to you all who are about to take out your or your parent's plastic cards and shell out $1,100...first do 15 practice tests and review it all. Then if you score too low, reconsider the course.

Hope this helps...
Regards,
Rebecca E.
Brooklyn, NY

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Studying for the LSAT / thanks for everyone's support!!!!
« on: June 14, 2004, 09:23:33 PM »
Hi everyone: I just wanna give a big shout-out and a hug, to all of you who are making this process alot easier to deal with, and for sharing information.

Hope I can do the same back!

Rebecca
(see you in October?)... ??? :o :(

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Studying for the LSAT / Good Luck tomorrow!!!!
« on: June 13, 2004, 09:15:53 PM »
Just want to wish all of you a tight, relaxed sleep. See you in the AM...don't forget the notes AND anti-depressants...!!! :-\

-Rebecca

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Studying for the LSAT / MONDAY, JUNE 14TH-ME AND MY SILENT TIMER!!
« on: June 12, 2004, 10:31:04 AM »
Hi everyone:

anyone else out there taking the LSAT in Queens College, NY, this coming Monday, June 14th?

I'm studying my as* off, trying to look for some anti-depressants to quiet the inner storm... :o

Regards,
Rebecca
cutenshort27@yahoo.com

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