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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: 1st LSAT score: 143. Want to improve to 160's.
« on: July 23, 2011, 09:27:43 AM »
Work on practicing the test rather than just taking exams.  I have so many students that just try to jam on timed exams and neglect to actually figure out waht the issue is. Do not focus on time until four weeks prior to the exam.  Take the time to figure out where you went wrong on the test.

I would imagine with your score you do not have a firm understanding of necessary and sufficient.  Many students think that they do but do not firmly understand the concepts when they are illustrated in a purposefully difficult fashion.

Even though I am the founder of the website in my handle I would seriously suggest it to anyone trying to master logic games that do not have the budget for large test prep companies.  I discourage books as the game setups are not revealed to you in real time.   Games are best learned either live or on video.  Live is very expensive but perhaps the most effective depending on the teacher.  Videos are effective if one is seld motivated.

Tom

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT question
« on: July 22, 2011, 07:41:57 PM »
IF you are told that A and C are played consecutively then all that you now is that A and C must be next to one another.  You do not know the variable that occurs first.  As such you can have AC or CA.

When you are told a variable is immediately after another variable then you have a consecutive ordering.  i.e. a is played immediately after C = CA

Tom

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help with the Logic reading section (17/27)
« on: April 25, 2011, 04:52:16 PM »
In my experience slowing down when reading the passage is a much more productive than a quick read.  You must retain the information before you can answer the questions.  You want to see the passage like a seleton.  Meaning that you want the purpose of each paragraph to be identified.  I agree that a bunch of lines through the text is not helpful.  Spend more time reading and understanding the passage, then proceed to the questions.  This is very much akin to the logic games.

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help with the Logic reading section (17/27)
« on: April 25, 2011, 04:49:35 PM »
In my experience slowing down when reading the passage is a much more productive than a quick read.  You must retain the information before you can answer the questions.  You want to see the passage like a seleton.  Meaning that you want the purpose of each paragraph to be identified.  I agree that a bunch of lines through the text is not helpful.  Spend more time reading and understanding the passage, then proceed to the questions.  This is very much akin to the logic games.

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: First LSAT practice test
« on: April 25, 2011, 04:44:41 PM »
I agree with Jimmy on this one.  The purpose of the initial test is to show your weaknesses.

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##### Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Felony and attending law school
« on: March 20, 2005, 11:08:57 PM »
I was really concerned about getting in a top 15 law school and everything worked out for me.

I was accepted to UT and NYU.  I am leaning on UT due to the cost.  However I know I will be leaving Texas to find a job.  Next big fear is being eligible for the bar.

arc87

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: Getting good test prep instructors - is it really that important?
« on: February 27, 2005, 10:09:15 AM »
All this stuff about needing the best instructor is crap.  Fact is the concepts are not that big of a deal.  People that have scored in the 170s can explain things to the student.  Everyone seems to think that if the instructor makes the difference.  I never hear about how much people are willing to study.

Any course offered has a basic lesson plan.  Instructors have the time to go over the material and present it to the students.  It is your job as a student to learn the material.  If you don't put in the time then you will never get good at this test no matter how 'good' your instructor is.

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##### Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Recovery from Addiction... Is this approproate to mention in a statement???
« on: February 03, 2005, 04:24:02 PM »
PS is supposed to be about the poositives, DO NOT MENTION ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

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##### Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ UT
« on: February 03, 2005, 04:22:19 PM »
Proble with UT is that I cannot practice law in Texas because I am on probation.  State Bar says you must be five years out of probation in oreder to be eligible.  I am wondering whether it is better to go to NYU if I will practice law in New York, or is it better to graduate from UT and go to CAli or NY.

I think I will stay with UT, it was my goal, it is reached.

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##### Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ UT
« on: February 03, 2005, 02:48:02 PM »
Got my accpetance to UT as well.  Pretty cool.  However, I'm torn on which school to go to if I get an accept to NYU.

UT is SOOOO cheap.

So I really don't know.

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