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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So who are the <150 LSAT takers anyway?
« on: October 21, 2005, 09:00:33 AM »
I'm probably in the high 150/low 160 range (if I'm lucky). There are a couple of reasons that I don't post:

a) When you're in my range it's a tad intimidating to read all the posts like 'If I get a 168 I'll kill myself.' I guess I wonder what a lowly 150er can offer to all you high achievers.
b) I'm in my 30s, have a decent job in enviornmental planning, and don't feel like it's the end of the world if I don't get a high enough score. Therefore I'm not having a baby about the results coming out today or monday or next week for that matter.
c) Following on from (b) I guess a part of me did the LSAT for the heck of it while the other part is just realistic in terms of where my standardized testing abilities lie (I'm from Ireland and had never even seen a standardized test before the LSAT). Again, not sure what I can offer a board like this except maybe a bit more life experience.
d) I stumbled upon LSD the week of the LSAT. It seems like everyone knows everyone at this point so I probably don't want to be coming out of left field with posts.

That said, good luck everyone!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: My way to improve RC?
« on: October 14, 2005, 01:23:45 PM »
Let me start by saying RC is my best section. Rarely get more than 1 or 2 wrong. Probably helps that I work in publishing and am used to trying to find the bones of a document.

Anyway, what really helps me is not to read the passage in absolute detail. I read the first sentence in a paragraph, scan the rest (kind of like taking a mental photo of key words), and then move on to the next paragraph. As I do this I draw a roadmap of key words and ideas beside the paragraph. My theory is that once I get to the questions, I'm going to read pertinent parts of the passage in more detail anyway. My little map points me to the appropriate part of the text and saves time.

Another thing is not to be duped by short passages. Short ones can be killers. Don't automatically jump to them.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading comp prep
« on: October 06, 2005, 02:00:15 PM »
In addition, learn to map out the passage properly. I nearly always ace RC and having a decent synopsis of the passage saves loads of time. You can always go back and read in more detail as questions demand.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: October 06, 2005, 10:14:45 AM »
I wore a nicotine patch. Highly recommend it. A girl in front of me was offering her friends some uppers. I was tempted to ask for one! One girl kept starting the sections before we were told to. Just made me wonder about her decision to pursue law. I mean, if she has no ethics for the LSAT, what hope is there?

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More info on Brooklyn for Wicked--The problem re materials delivery wasn't theirs as far as I could tell. I think either delivery service went to wrong building or LSAC screwed up delivery. Proctors seemed a bit clueless. There was only one who seemed to know what she was doing. Maybe in December they'll be better after having us as guinea pigs. Everyone was just pissed about the wait. In all it just seemed like the registration process was really inefficient. They could have done everyone in half the time if they'd divided and conquered. Not sure if that's the case everywhere but it sure was at brooklyn college.

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Personal Statement / Re: Not sure if I should include in PS
« on: October 05, 2005, 02:00:46 PM »
Believe me, I wouldn't be. I think that's why I waited so long to get the process going, because I wanted to get over the event itself. I think I'd rather be seen as 'law student who was a victim' as opposed to 'victim who wants to work through it by going to law school.' Hope that makes sense.

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Personal Statement / Not sure if I should include in PS
« on: October 05, 2005, 01:51:37 PM »
I was a victim of a violent crime in 1998. After two trials the perp got 12 years. Although this was a huge part of my decision to pursue law school, I'm wondering if it's a bit gory for the PS. I don't know how I can avoid it, but I don't want to seem like I'm looking for sympathy. I was really inspired by the experience and the judicial process (good and bad aspects) and am still in intermittent contact with the judge on my case. I'd actually consider him to be a mentor of sorts. What's the fine line?

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That would be great. Thanks. I think I tossed mine.

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For some reason their contact info on the web site seems to pertain only to products or technical difficulties.

I took the LSAT in Brooklyn College on Saturday. We didn't begin until 11.00 am because LSAC screwed up delivering the materials. To be honest, didn't affect me too much except that I was starving by the time we got out at 4.00 pm, but a lot of people were really pissed. And I don't blame them. Figured if they got enough complaints they wouldn't do it again.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How was your test center?
« on: October 02, 2005, 06:57:41 PM »
I took it at Brooklyn College. The test materials hadn't arrived and we all sat around until they did. Didn't actually start the test until 11.00 am. It sucked. Proctors seemed pretty clueless about procedures and everyone was pissed off about the long wait. Oh, and pretty hungry by the end of it too.

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