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Law School Admissions / LSAT scores
« on: October 29, 2010, 07:32:00 PM »
Well, it's official/unofficial.  For those who elected to receive their LSAT scores via email, it should be there sometime today.  My scores (LSAT #2) came in, and I am happy with the six point improvement.  Let's hope the schools I applied for believe in me.  Good luck everyone.  Please keep it coming with where you end up being accepted!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / October 2010 SCORES ARE OUT
« on: October 29, 2010, 07:19:58 PM »
Check your emails!!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: SUGGESTIONS FOR LSAT TEST PREP
« on: October 26, 2010, 08:19:21 AM »
I really liked the Powerscore books.  I also used this person's LSAT study guide as a pacing method: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/

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Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: October 26, 2010, 08:15:49 AM »
Cooley has started accepting applicants as well.

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My undergrad gpa was a 2.75, and the first try with the LSAT was a 146.  I'm still waiting on my second LSAT scores from the October 2010 exam, and Cooley had already sent me an acceptance letter.  I am happy to say at least I have been accepted into one law school. 

Good luck to everyone as they complete the application process as well.

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I'm game for being part of a virtual support group for the LSAT.  Of course it would be nice to have a face-face study group/support group as well, but no one responded to that inquiry. 

I've been studying off-on for the LSAT since May.  I've had some issues focusing, but as time has progressed, I know I can't slack off anymore!  Good luck studying all and I look forward to hearing from fellow LSAT October 2010 takers!

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Well, you just posted your message a few days ago, so don't expect everyone to come marching to answer your question.  You also get some smart mouths who post mesasges to be total jerks.

There are quite a few posts already about many of your questions.  These remain active on the first page -

Check out a few of these posts for information about studying and preparing for the LSAT:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4012881.0.html
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4012980.msg5151450.html#msg5151450

I hope these help.  Continue to ignore posts by those idiots.  While unfortunately you may run into them in law school one day, at least you may have an idea what type of person they are.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 165 LSAT- retake?
« on: July 29, 2008, 07:47:18 PM »
Law schools just don't take the UGPA and LSAT score into consideration.  They also consider letters, your personal statement, and any experience/interest in law. 

My suggestion - unless you have the time and the energy to invest in another round of studying as you have for the first time, don't do it.  Your LSAT score of 165 sounds like a dream to me. 

Good luck if you decide to retake the October exam. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to go from a 147 to a 169
« on: July 29, 2008, 07:45:23 PM »
Wish I found this advice column before the June exam.  I may have done better. 

Funny story really.  When I took the exam, I felt FINE.  I thought I did well, or definately around the low 160s.  NOT even close.  I think partially my nerves got to me, and in the end, I was not as prepared as I told myself.

I will definitely take these suggestions in consideration as I prepare for the LSAT again (February 2009, here I come!).

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PREPARATION CLASSES: WORTH THE BUCKS$$$?
« on: July 29, 2008, 07:30:45 PM »
I can only tell you about my experience with KAPLAN.  I don't know too much about the other areas, but have heard from reading this blog that Testmasters has been highly recommended in the past.

This was the first time I was taking a prep course.  I was worried I would not have time to prepare for the LSAT.  It turns out I wasted my time and money on the KAPLAN course.  The course I took met from February-early June, with taking the actual LSAT in June. 

While I scored a little higher than my diagnostic, it is still lower than the score I had envisioned myself earning. 

The "benefit" of the KAPLAN class was it gave me access to any and all exams offered up until June 2007 and a score explanation of each with a breakdown explanation using KAPLAN language.  And books, tons of books to practice on actual LSAT questions.  It is also good for people who like to learn the "basics" and like to learn slowly. 

The drawback is significant.  While I put lots of time and money into the program, in the end, it did not help me.  The highest I scored, even when following the methods (and still NOT getting the LGs), was 154.  I scored lower than that on the actual test.  The classroom itself was too slow and not much emphasis on logic game organization was provided.  This really ruined my score.

So I have changed my methods.  I don't plan to take the October test, as I am expecting a baby.  I am postponing applying to law school for a year so my husband and I can raise our child together.  But I do plan to start preparing for the February exam, and plan to use the practice tests from Kaplan, and using the Logic Games/Logic Reasoning Bibles, as I have been reading from many posts about these two as valuable score improvers.

That being said, I will say while Kaplan was good for the above mentioned items, in the end, it was not worth my time, money, or effort.  I plan to self study for the next LSAT, as I feel I can pace myself better and go faster on my own than with Kaplan. 

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