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Studying for the LSAT / question in LRB
« on: August 12, 2004, 08:57:51 AM »
For those who have the LRB, do you think there's an error on pg 156 (ch 6) question #9?  I think LC should be negated on the first line of their conditional statement.  Just wondering if they have a typo or if my reasoning is wrong.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help!! I need an advice~!!
« on: August 12, 2004, 06:55:55 AM »
Um...assuming you are applying for Cdn law schools, I think based on your GPAs, if you do manage to get really high 150s, (of course low 160s is the better guarantee), your chance of getting into schools like York/Western is pretty good (may be have a chance at UT too based on other factors).  Some ppl may take prep course from 2 different companies if the first one doesn't help them improve much, by then, if your scores still does't improve much, then I'm not sure what else you could do. Oh, one other way is to get private tutoring, letting the instructor target at your weaknesses, though, if you claim that you need improvement in all areas, then taking the full-length course (eg testmasters/powerscore, which are recomm highly by some ppl) may be better options.

good luck

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: how many people per PS class?
« on: August 11, 2004, 07:09:31 AM »
In their materials, it says you can retake the full length course for $275 and they'll give you new books too.  There is no limit to the number of times that you decide to retake their course...but I guess if it doesn't work on the 2nd try, who would bother taking it the 3rd time with them.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: how many people per PS class?
« on: August 10, 2004, 12:10:00 PM »
On the first day, there were 14 ppl in my class.  Then on the 2nd day, there were only 10 ppl left. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Differences between full and weekend PS
« on: August 03, 2004, 01:21:17 PM »
I did a bit of research on this topic earlier, and here is what I found.  In terms of materials, I believe you'll get one book in the weekend course (around 600 pages..more or less cuz I forgot about the exact number)...whereas in the full-length course you'll get 6-7 (can't remem exact # again) books...which adds to approx 3000 pages (give or take).  As for other differences, I don't feel they'll just speed up things to cover what's in a full-length course into a weekend course...u won't believe it even if they tell you so..that's impossible.  Cuz in their 80 hour course, about 16 hours is devoted to taking practice tests, but for the remaining hours, those are all devoted for lectures..which is almost 4 times as much time as for a weekend course.  Well, at first I thought either they give you less eg in class or they teach you less techniques/give you not as much explanations.  When I called to find out which of these two or both may have caused the difference in time for the two courses, their rep told me is a combo of both.  Hope this info helps.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post-Kaplan Powerscore
« on: July 08, 2004, 07:47:16 PM »
Thx for the info.  Just curious, I'm in a very difficult position right now, deciding on what to do.  I need real help for LR and RC, not games since I missed only 1 on the June LSAT. If you were in my position, would you take a full length course, a weekend course, or just buy the LRB alone and combine it with a weekend course and have one hour of private tutoring on RC?

Hope someone could help me out. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: October Re-takers, unite!
« on: July 08, 2004, 02:22:43 PM »
My friends have been telling me that I was wrong for thinking about saving money by not taking a course in the first place, since law school is probably XXXtimes more expensive.  But I thought this sort of test should be alright as long as you put into the time, just like you don't need a tutor for every test that you take in school.  I guess I'm wrong, these tests do have tricks to them, some ppl get it easily, others may have to learn them from these companies.  I'm just thinking will a weekend course suffice?  

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Powerscore VS TM
« on: July 08, 2004, 02:17:05 PM »
I'm in the same boat, defnitely need to master LR since there's 2 of those on the test.  When I looked at the syllabus, comparing both of them, it seems that both of them puts most time in LR and relatively less in RC.  But I'll definitely go with the one that covers the majority of time on LR, if there is one.  If someone know this, pls help.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: October Re-takers, unite!
« on: July 08, 2004, 02:06:41 PM »
Count me in too.  Just wondering how many of you took a prep course for the LSAT before the June exam or how many are now thinking of taking a course?  Personally, I thought self-studying was sufficient, but I guess my was studying the wrong way despite the amount of time that I have put in for prepping.  So I guess I'll spend sth this time to see if those courses are really effective.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post-Kaplan Powerscore
« on: July 08, 2004, 01:57:36 PM »
Then for the materials that's taught in the weekend course, is the materials just as comprehensive as just a study prep guide that's on the market.  I think since there's about a 40 hours difference between the full length and the weekend course (omitting the time taking mock tests and reviewing them, and the asking questions/taking up homework time), either PS teaches a lot of technqiues but goes through 1-2 examples instead of maybe 10 which they may use in a full length course, or the alternative is to teach fewer methods/technqiues but illustrating them with just as many examples as are used in the full length course.  Which do you think seem more like the case with the weekend course?  Also, since you felt PS doesn't delve into their techniques/tricks due to the limit of time, was there still something that they taught that's not covered in those regular prep guides that you see on the market?

Hope you can help me answer the above questions.  Good luck with your prep.

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