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Studying for the LSAT / Big Fat Genius guide
« on: October 26, 2005, 06:32:37 AM »
I'm taking the February LSAT, and I already worked through the Logic Games Bible. I'm signed up for a class, but it doesn't begin until December. So I took the advice of someone on this board and ordered the Big Fat Genius logic games guide. I was skeptical at first, because the author plays down the value of deductions, but I have gone through half the book now and I highly recommend it. The author has a very efficient way of approaching the games, and it's helped me speed up while acing the section. If only there were something like this for the RC section...

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Studying for the LSAT / June LSAT
« on: October 12, 2005, 08:35:28 AM »
Does anyone know if this is definitely going to have a scored writing sample? Or is that just a rumor? How long would it take for them to score all of those writing samples? I'd imagine it would take a while.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: bare minimum at Georgetown
« on: October 11, 2005, 09:33:28 AM »
GULC is near Capitol Hill, near Union Station. The area is perfectly safe during the day and just a little sketchy in the evening. They offer free shuttles to Union Station at night, so safety really isn't a problem. And the area is really developing nicely. Of course, I wouldn't wander around lost there at 2 a.m. It definitely doesn't have the traditional college campus feel that you get when you're on the Georgetown main campus.

Georgetown is 4 miles from their regular campus, that is true.  But I'm not sure whether it'll matter all that much unless you want to do a joint degree.  And GW is in a nice part of town (not sure if it's historic or not).  Georgetown is on Capital Hill and GW is near Foggy Bottom, so if you look on a DC map you should find them both pretty easily.  Both are nice neighborhoods actually, but since I'd like to work or volunteer at an NGO as much as possible, being near the capital is nice as many I am interested in working with are close to there.  But I wouldn't say GW isn't in a great area, just that someone said earlier that Georgetown is on the edge of the ghetto, which is definitely not the case.  Both neighborhoods are full of things to do I think.

Is that the Law School that is on Capital Hill?  Also, I heard Foggy Bottom was a historical district.  I am only going on what I have heard, I have not been to DC since I was in in 8th grade, don't remember much.  Also, being with the reg. campus gives more of the college feel, which some people enjoy and some would just as soon do without.  Just sayin.  Mainly, please answer my first question.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Break from studying?
« on: October 11, 2005, 07:48:27 AM »
By the way, thanks for suggesting those logic puzzle magazines. I picked up a Penny Press magazine yesterday evening and tried a few puzzles. Same logic as the LSAT, but a lot harder! I was surprised. Whenever I saw those on the newsstands, I figured they were simple. But these have a lot more variables and force you to make many more deductions than even the hardest LSAT logic games.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: bare minimum at Georgetown
« on: October 11, 2005, 05:45:22 AM »
I've just begun looking into all of these programs, so I'm in no way qualified as an authority on this. But I've been thinking about it a lot. GMU might be attractive to a Virginia resident, because it costs quite a bit less. It seems like the academic opportunities are excellent at GULC, GW, and GMU. But the big difference is employability. If you're looking to work at a big law firm, I can't imagine GW or GMU being a better choice than Georgetown, full-time or part-time. If you get good grades in the Georgetown PT program, there's not a big difference in employment opportunities than if you were in the full-time program. That's at least what a part-time student told me, so maybe he's biased. Granted, the PT program will always be on your transcript, even if you transfer to FT, and that might give you a small prestige ding. But still, the Georgetown name on your transcript is a huge benefit.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Self studying
« on: October 10, 2005, 10:02:02 PM »
-Go through "The Big Fat Genius Guide to LSAT Logic Games".

What do people think of this book? I've already gone through the LGB, and I'd love to get another take on the logic games and more practice. But I don't want to get confused with too many different techniques and approaches. Are the LGB and Big Fat Genius Guide similar?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Break from studying?
« on: October 10, 2005, 01:29:27 PM »
Thanks. Do you recommend any specific deductive logic books/workbooks?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: bare minimum at Georgetown
« on: October 10, 2005, 07:12:07 AM »
I'd prefer FT, but I think it's probably a 50/50 shot whether I'd get into that program. I have a much better shot at PT, based on the statistics. If I apply for the FT/PT option, will it be harder to get into the PT program than if I applied for only PT? I'd rather go PT than not go at all.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: bare minimum at Georgetown
« on: October 10, 2005, 06:59:41 AM »
Doesn't GULC have an option allowing you to apply to the FT and PT programs at the same time? Has anyone done this? How does it work? If they really like you, do they give you the option of either? Or do you just get assigned to one of the programs?

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Studying for the LSAT / Break from studying?
« on: October 10, 2005, 06:53:49 AM »
I had decided to take the October LSAT in early September. I studied like crazy, and I raised my diagnostic score from 159 to 169 within the month. But I realized that I probably could raise my score if I waited to take the test, and I can't start school until fall 2007 anyway. So I rescheduled for February and am taking a full-length course starting in early December. I'm wondering if you think I should keep doing practice tests until my class starts in December or if it helps to take a break. I'm worried that if I keep doing a few practice tests a week, I'll run out of them by the time the test is approaching. But I also don't want to lose the skills I gained from practicing in September. I figure there are folks on this board who have postponed their tests, so I'd like to know if you suggest taking a break or practicing for four months straight. Thanks!

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