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Studying for the LSAT / 3 Weeks Long Enough to Get Through LR Bible
« on: August 19, 2004, 01:15:07 PM »
I need help on LR.  I want to buy the LR Bible BUT I am taking the Oct LSAT and wonder if I won't be able to get through the whole book. By the time I get the book, I'll have roughly 3 weeks left to study it.  I work full time. I usually average about 2-3 hours per night studying during the week and more on the weekend maybe about 16 hours total.  Do you think it's doable?  Should I just keep taking preptests?  Thx!

Law School Admissions / LSAC lists multiple UG schools
« on: August 10, 2004, 09:00:05 AM »
I have attended more than one UG college.  Does LSAC show this on your report?  I was thinking about talking about it in my PS.

I took a preptest untimed last week and got a 180 so I know it's not the material but when I take the test timed the highest I seem to get is a 153.  How can I speed things up w/o sacrificing accuracy?  Any suggestions? 

Studying for the LSAT / Master the LSAT, Cracking the LSAT???
« on: August 05, 2004, 10:23:37 AM »
Which one is the best for LR and RC strategies? Master the LSAT, Cracking the LSAT or Kaplan 180 or some other book?  I bought LG Bible from Amazon, still waiting to receive it.  I like the way Kaplan gives wrong answer types for some of the LR questions but looking for a supplement.  Help! I'm trying to do 1-2 tests per week and go over why I got what I got wrong but I need something in addition to that.

Studying for the LSAT / Assumption Questions
« on: August 05, 2004, 07:37:48 AM »
Does anyone have any tips for how to spot wrong answers on assumption questions?  I know one way is to notice a difference in terms between the evidence and conclusion.  Are there any others?

(I'm specifically referring to Question #11 from a previously unreleased Feb LSAT, 1996.  I'm still trying to figure out why the answer is A.)

Studying for the LSAT / Is LG Bible that good?
« on: July 22, 2004, 03:41:43 PM »
The LG Bible is only 200 or so pages.  What makes it so effective? Is it worth $44?

Studying for the LSAT / Good Advice
« on: July 21, 2004, 03:16:00 PM »
Below is some advice that I saw in another post.  I definitely think this approach will work for me.  But, I recently completed Kaplan and I had a great deal of exposure to tests 1-7 and especially 9-14.  I am considering purchasing them anyway.  Would doing this be a waste since I already covered a good portion of the material via Kaplan's Lesson Book and Big Orange Book?  If nothing else, please read the advice.  Maybe it will be helpful to someone else as well.  :)

Here's the advice I got: get twenty to twenty-five of the LSAT practice tests, and put yourself on the following schedule: Study 2 hours daily, 6 days a week. What you study each day should follow this pattern:
Day 1: Take a practice exam
Day 2: Study the wrong answers (try to figure out why your answer was wrong, and why the right one was right)
Day 3: Study the right answers (try to figure out why the answer was right, and categorize the questions. After 7 to 9 tests, you'll begin to see a pattern of question types)
Day 4: Practice Logic Games, either through PowerScore's Logic Games Bible or any other Logic Games book.
Day 5: repeat pattern with Practice Test

For practice tests 1 through 11, use the usual time of 35 minutes per section. Test 12 do untimed. Then do tests 13-15 with 35 minute sections, 16-18 with 34 minute sections, 19-21 with 33 minute sections, etc. until you're down to 30 minute sections (this is to help you get used to test center distractions and interruptions - or proctors who short your time.)

Tests 1 through 11 predict nothing. But the average of tests 12 through 25 is supposed to accurately predict your actual LSAT score (give or take 3 points, the standard of error).

Also, PowerScore is supposedly coming out with a Logical Reasoning book this fall, you might want to get it.

Studying for the LSAT / Preptests and made up Questions?
« on: July 19, 2004, 03:41:54 PM »
I plan on buying most of the official preptests released by LSAC.  However, I am considering using some other resources that use made up questions just for the purpose of drilling myself.  When I take timed tests it will only be with the official pretests though. I don't want to run out of things to practice on and I get the impression that I will if I only use preptests.  Your thoughts on this approach?

Studying for the LSAT / Kent Law (IIT)
« on: July 16, 2004, 01:24:05 PM »
Does anyone know what's needed to be accepted to Kent Law (IIT)? 

Studying for the LSAT / Best Books to Get
« on: July 14, 2004, 08:04:51 PM »
Ok, I know that this has probably been posted already but I have to ask.  I'd like opinions on what the best books are to buy.  I've heard LG Bible.  Does that use games from actual tests? If so, which ones?  I'm going to buy almost all of the available prep tests.  My biggest problem is Logic Games (of course).  I need help breaking those down.  Someone suggested taking a test, then writing out why you got it wrong and why the right answer is right.  I saw that this method began to help me with my LR score.  But by the time I figured this out it was time for the June test.  I should have postponed it.  Anyway, long story short, any help on what books to get would be greatly appreciated.  Also, I heard that the LG Bible overly categorizes the games.  Has anyone else heard or experienced this?

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