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I signed up for their free diagnostic after scoring much lower in June than I had been practicing. I think the reason is I needed more practice under proctored conditions.

what I'm wondering is if the free practice tests are real LSAC tests or made up questions?

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How can I tell the difference? Do subsidiary conclusions always have a standard "thus" or "therefore" clause  and premises do not?

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Studying for the LSAT / PT 41 Raw score to conversion
« on: April 10, 2008, 10:41:01 PM »
Does anyone know what a raw score of 88 converts to? Thanks

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Studying for the LSAT / LR Question Difficulty Ranking
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:10:14 PM »
Is there a website or something that tells you the difficulty of a particular question from 1-5 sort of similar to the 3 provided by Official LSAT superprep or are those the only ones?

I ask because I want to get familiar with what a 5 (most difficult) question looks like to avoid falling into traps that most likely won't be there on a 1 or 2 question type.

I can tell what types of questions seem harder b/c they take me longer to do and there are usually 2 or even more answer choices that both seem right. However, they could be easy questions that I simply am bad at.

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Studying for the LSAT / Testmasters Jay Stull
« on: July 23, 2007, 10:32:32 PM »
Location: New York City
Time: Starting August 11th

The website has this info:

Jay Stull
A.B. Bowdoin College
J.D. Stanford University*
LSAT Score: 173
LSAT Percentile: 99th


Has anyone taken him before, and if so any insights?

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Law School Applications / College courses taken at high school
« on: June 29, 2005, 08:21:23 PM »
Should I send transcript from University of Albany to LSAD which gave me credit for classes taken at a high school and not at the college itself? Do you think they'll give me credit since I got A's for 2 classes taken.

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Studying for the LSAT / Testmasters in NYC?
« on: April 03, 2005, 12:17:14 AM »
I heard that Testmasters is only good in California because all the best teachers are there. How is it at New York City? Any feedback from anyone who has taken it in the big apple?

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Law School Applications / How accurate is this of admissions?
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:35:46 PM »
Ok lets see:

So the law school starts off by giving you an index number based mainly on the GPA and the LSATs and then forms three piles:

1) The Automatic Accept Pile: Applicants in this pile are virtually assured of being admitted to the school. While the committee will look at the rest of the applicants' files, only unusual circumstances will cause an applicant to be rejected (i.e., conviction of murder, cheating on the LSAT, etc.)

2) The Automatic Reject Pile: Applicants in this pile are immediately rejected from the school. Unfortunately, the committee will not even look at the rest of the file.

3) The Middle Pile: Applicants in this pile can be either accepted to or rejected from the school, based on their indices plus everything else in the file. The academic index for each applicant is high enough to qualify the applicant for admission, but not high enough to guarantee acceptance. Thus, the admissions committee looks at everything else in the applicants' files. As to other criteria, a 1990 survey of law school admissions officers (DeLoggio, Loretta. 1992. DeLoggio Achievement Program) asked that they rank various criteria (other than LSAT and GPA) on a scale of 1-7. The criteria are discussed below in order of importance, based on the averaged answers to the 1990 survey. Remember, these are ranked based on the average response, so law schools will differ in their respective ranking of the criteria.

How accurate is this ranking of importance for admission?

1. Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
2. Grade Point Average (GPA)
3. Personal Statement
4. Letters of Recommendation
5. Undergraduate Institution
6. Grade Trends
7. Major and Difficulty of Courses
8. Work Experience and/or Graduate Degrees
9. Writing Skill (from personal statement and Lsat writing sample)
10. Extracurricular Activities

Another question, do the top law schools care about extracurriculars? I feel that there would be so many people with high GPA and Lsats applying to these top schools that something such as leadership qualities could be the X factor. Please correct any of my misconceptions. Thanks.  







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Studying for the LSAT / When to start studying for Lsats
« on: March 27, 2005, 05:11:58 PM »
So when should I start studying for the Lsats. The logical answer would be as soon as possible, but I dont want to spend a ton of money on a prep program 2 years before I actually take the test. How should the regiment be? Any suggestions, any tips, any programs I should use? I heard from an old SAT tutor that the big named prep courses are not as good as the smaller prep places.

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Pre-Law in high school / Undergraduate Question. NEED HELP Please
« on: March 26, 2005, 08:37:11 PM »
I know I'm a big young to be on this site, heck I haven't even begun undergraduate yet, but I just have a question and I dont know where else to turn. I don't usually put my faith on a forum but people on this site seem very informative and intelligent so I thought I'd take a chance. Ok so here's the situation:
I dont have the best grades because of a rocky fresh and soph year but I got accepted into a few schools. I've limited my list to

CUNY City college Honors college
Vassar College
New York University
Fordham University
Binghamton (very unlikely)

The top three choices are the most likely schools I would be attending. I would like to go to a good law school and I was wondering whether or not an undergraduate school say such as city college would hinder my chances. The reason I would like to go there though is because it'll give me a full ride plus money and other incentives such as a laptop. All my friends tell me not to jeopardize my education by going there, but I keep thinking that it isn't like I'm turning down HYPS.

So would a law school look down on me if I went to city college even if it is a honors program which is selective, or should I opt to take out loans from say Vassar or NYU? I'm wondering if a top law school would automatically reject my application just because of the undergraduate school I went to. I'm determined to work very hard in college but it would be depressing if my best would not be good enough because of the school I go to.

Sorry if this post is long but could someone please help me out of this dire situation?

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