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testmasters is ok, def better than kaplan.  kaplan is scripted and horrible.  i think private tutoring is best if you can get it but it can be more expensive.  two companies i had good experiences w/- get prepped and expert lsat but i think they are regional (upstate ny, niagara falls area for expert lsat and get prepped has tutors in other places too i think).  expert lsat wasn't expensive and the tutors had taught for other test prep companies; get prepped was a little more expensive but it was helfpul too.  (i've taken the test twice and over prepared both times, the first time w/ testmasters & get prepped tutoring, the 2nd time w/ expert lsat & i def thought the tutoring & 2nd time was most helpful)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT ADVANCED (160+) prep course?
« on: June 13, 2008, 06:46:53 PM »
nu does have an exclusive contract w/ kaplan.  i heard they are hard core exlcusive, no one allowed to even post flyers on the campus!  and i think kaplan sucks!!! 

if you have that high a score, i think a class is goign to be a waste of time.  private tutoring is probably best.  kaplan offers some private tutoring, but its expensive and they suck.  get prepped has tutors & i heard they are pretty good; and i went w/ a course and private tutors for Expert LSAT but they are a regional company (upstate ny area) so i don't know if that would help.  but stay away from kaplan!

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I am hoping my focus and adrenaline will give me an extra few points!

i think so, but it could def go the other way if you let test anxiety get the better of you!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMasters v. Powerscore v. Kaplan
« on: June 13, 2008, 06:42:38 PM »
I originally signed up for Kaplan but it keeps getting negative press on these boards so I'm looking at going to a TM or PS class. Here is the issue though: neither of them are available in my city and I'd have an hour drive to get to either. Are the additional instructional materials and hours worth it? Is there anybody there that will tell me Kaplan is worth it? I can tell you right now I'm leaning towards PS b/c I already have the LGB and the course is just plain cheeper.  ;D Let me know what you think.

i really really hated kaplan.  i took them for sat's and my score actually went down! and then for lsat i went to this free thing they had on campus and they kinda sucked.  i looked at some testmasters stuff and it seemed ok, but they had a lot of emphasis on stuff i thought was silly and not helpful, like putting labels on questions.  i took expertlsat and i thought they were super helpful, but they are only in certain areas (buffalo, rochester, niagara falls) so that may not help everyone b/c they aren't as national as some of these other companies.  they were less expensive though.  but definitely, whatever you do, don't take kaplan!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Liz's Ultimate Guide to LSAT LINKS
« on: June 13, 2008, 06:39:56 PM »
Can I add a regional test prep company that I used when i took my lsats?  Its called Expert LSAT, there website iswww.expertlsat.com.  It was like 1/2 the price of Kaplan and the person who taught my class had taught for kaplan and Get Prepped and they gave us teaching references and stuff.  the class was really helpful for me, and i also had a private tutor through them to go over some stuff i needed extra help with. i actually improved my score, and the way they explained the logic games made so much sense. they are only in buffalo and rochester, and i think niagara falls but if its ok i'd like other people in those areas to know about them.  There aren't that many companies in Buffalo and I really didn't want to pay for Kaplan so i was really glad to have found them. 

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U of California - Hastings / Re: Class of 2008
« on: August 02, 2005, 03:01:43 PM »
when i called the tower office last week i was told there was a waiting list for 1 bedrooms, but thus far only one person was on it, so if i put my name down (and sent in a non-refundable $300 check) I would be the next person and very likely get a place...
I think I have decided not to because I'm scared of the neighborhood, plus scared to sign a school year lease without seeing the place (which I can't do before I sign because I'm not coming out until Aug 12)
So I'm subletting until Sept. 1 when hopefully I'll have found a place and signed a lease (advice on doing this greatly appreciated)  :)

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U of California - Hastings / Re: Class of 2008
« on: July 28, 2005, 11:16:44 AM »
I just got in off the waitlist for Hastings yesterday (yay)
My questions- who is living in the tower? I am so torn, I don't want to live in it if it is as bad as everyone seems to imply, but I do want to live with lots of other law students...
So, who's been to see it? What is it really like? How many of you are living there? Those who aren't, where are you living??

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Wait List / Re: In off USC WL
« on: August 09, 2005, 09:08:03 PM »
Thanks :)
I'm excited and happy to be going to my 2nd choice school but I'm still definitely going to keep hoping for my first :)
I'm sure they'll drop whatever they're doing to investigate, especially since anonymous allegations have so much credibility. I'm sure Hastings would never suspect that you have ulterior motives, since nobody has ever tried to get their competition disqualified from anything. And since USC's admissions office is so helpful and so forthcoming with information, I'm sure they'll be very happy to tell the Hastings admissions process what's going on with their wait list. Besides, the poster is doing something really evil by remaining on a waitlist after accepting admission somewhere else. Nobody has ever done that, and the schools frown upon it. That's why none of them even maintain waitlists.

Seriously, I hope that made you feel better. It sucks being waitlisted. But it's because the schools can get away with stringing people along, not because someone else got admitted off the waitlist and is remaining on another waitlist. It's because USC won't know how many people it needs to admit off the waitlist until UCLA closes its waitlist, and USC needs to keep a lengthy waitlist just in case. It's not the poster's fault that USC and Hastings are so indecisive.




This is what you wrote.
I think you should make up your mind.
otherwise it is not fair to others who are still waiting for
admission for Hastings and USC.

I will report to Hastings about a  person from NY
admitted recently still goes after USC.

They might rescind your admission.

 Re: UC Hastings Off Waiting List!!!!
Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 01:44:24 PM    

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Thanks   
Hastings was a top choice for me from the begining, and I had just about given up hope when they called...And at least it was in time for to me pack up and move too... I was afraid
:)

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Wait List / Re: In off USC WL
« on: August 08, 2005, 12:43:38 PM »
I say don't give up hope yet!! I'm not... and there's still a few weeks left... plus, there was some action on the UCLA wait list which means people could be coming out of USC... and theres always people who will drop out in the next few weeks...

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Acceptances / Re: UC Hastings Off Waiting List!!!!
« on: August 02, 2005, 02:56:35 PM »
I am searcing online for places and I made a list of those that look nice, but I'm not sure about the neighborhood/area.  Theres one on Market St (by 10th and Market by the civic center sort of); one on Fillmore St.; One sort of by Geary and 3rd; one on Sutter in Nob Hill  and another on Gough by Geary.  Anyone have any opinions on those streets? 

the apartment complexes I'm looking in (the ones on those streets) are Cathedral Hill Apartments, Avalon by the Bay, Avalon at Nob Hill, Golden Gateway Center, Fillmore Center and Archstone Plaza.  Anyone know those apartments/looked at them/lived in them/looking at them?

I really want to live by other students in a nice safe place.  I'm also going to be looking not in complexes, but I think I have to wait a little closer to the day I arrive to do that because most people I've emailed have said that  apartments will be rented by the date I'm coming (Aug 12)

Any advice? Anyone found great vacant apartments at cheap prices (i can dream right)  :)

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