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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What dd you score on your first practice?
« on: October 15, 2005, 07:26:30 PM »
149!!!! yeah!!!!!!

my last practice was a 166....

yeah, self study!!!

Law School Admissions / Re: what do law schools want on resumes?
« on: October 08, 2005, 11:07:58 AM »
this is a solid question!

i am also in your situation-- applying after eight years of teaching-- i dont really have any answers here but i am going to focus on my work experience, my MA...

here are two questions:

if i have five years as a vol. firefighter/medic in my town-- is that solid material as a "volunteer" or merely "hobby"

should i list some UG things i did (student council executive) so they have a fair basis to compare me to others coming straight from UG?


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Princeton Review Ruined ME~!!!!
« on: October 08, 2005, 11:02:15 AM »
i am actually thinking of switching careers from education to law (after 8 years on the job) ... i remember using princeton review books for my SAT ... i thought they were okay... so, i bought the PR books for the LSAT ... they left me pretty well confused... i think they did a pretty poor job explaining the LR section-- too quick into explaining the diff. types of LR questions and not enough time talking about them globally-- anyways; i am a very good test taker and my first prep test was something like a 149 !!   i think i got 10/25 LR questions correct in both sections, aced games and missed 5 in RC... clearly, i was missing something.

Being an old-timer i dont have time to take a review class so i surveyed the other prep books... i found the Nova book to be especially helpful at getting to the crux of the LR problems ... they went heavily into formal logic (which i had not done since 9th grade) and attacking the problems correctly...  Since then, i have scored an average of 165 on the prep tests, missing only 3-4 LR per section.. i would say a jump from 10/25 correct with PR to 21-22/25 correct is a big jump-- which i credit the other book.

I found the PR books to be a bit "gimmicky"... (i also found this with the SAT books)... i would recommend the other to anyone who is not able to take a course...

just my $ .02

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Possible New LR question for Oct lsat?
« on: October 05, 2005, 09:09:57 PM »
i had that question...

and i had the LR experimental.

I have lived on LI -- two towns away from Hofstra-- my whole life...  I will see if I can describe the "vibe" for you...

Firstly-- it is nothing like Brooklyn or NYC in looks, charm, or anything.  Hofstra is a very nice campus in the middle of a fairly commercial suburban area.  It borders the city of Hempstead, which is a bit of a rough neighborhood..., the Nassau Coleseum [hard to spell...] (a sports arena)... and... that's about it... There are some bars that get very hot when school is in session if you're into that sort of thing ( i am not ) ... I would say that it is nearly impossible to survive at the campus without a car.  You are not going to get remotely close to the "sex in the city charm" that you or someone else describe.. Hofstra is it's own little universe.  You could hop a LIRR train and be in Manhattan's Penn Station in about 40-45 minutes from there.

Actually, the campus is close to Mineola, which is the seat of the Nassau County Gov't... there is plenty of action over there in the courts--... if your purpose in coming to NY is to list NYC experience on your resume, though, this might be a moot point...

If you are thinking brownstones and sidewalk cafe's and central park-- Long Island (and St. John's for that matter) is not your bag ... 

good luck with your search :-)

PS ... i worked as an EMT for the 911 system down in the areas of brooklyn you all are talking about -- really really fun areas... :-)

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