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Studying for the LSAT / PrepTest 44 - October 2004, Sec 2, #14
« on: July 06, 2010, 07:19:36 PM »
Do I have this diagrammed correctly?

Economy doing badly --> real estate slump & car sales low

no real estate slump or car sales not low ---> economy not doing badly

Studying for the LSAT / Add a section to PT's???
« on: May 23, 2010, 10:21:14 AM »
Since the real LSAT contains five sections (the four legitimate and one experimental) but the PrepTests contain only the four scored sections, would it be wise to add a random section from a different PrepTest when practicing to get used to taking five sections in one sitting?  Anybody try this?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Test center location
« on: March 14, 2010, 07:59:40 AM »
That's what I was thinking.  It's not so much that I don't feel prepared to take the test, I just had it in my mind that I would be taking it in June at a more convenient test center.  I was surprised that all these test centers are already filled.  I guess I'll sign up for October today just to be safe.

Studying for the LSAT / Test center location
« on: March 14, 2010, 07:11:56 AM »
I went to register for the June LSAT yesterday (about 3 months away) and to my surprise, every test center near my house was unavailable; the closest one with availability is about an hour away.  I'm thinking about postponing it until October so I can take it at a closer center (about 20 minutes from my house).  I'm graduating in May and planning to take two years off before going to law school, so there isn't much urgency.  I just figure that I'll be more comfortable taking the test at a closer center; if I take it in June, I'll probably have to leave my house at 11:10 and won't get home until 4:30, I'll be hungry and probably won't have my sharpest focus?  Any advice on this?  Is it even much of an issue?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Read Question Stem first or after Stimulus?
« on: December 06, 2009, 06:46:46 AM »
I second that.  I make it a point not to glance at the question stem until I have read the stimulus and paraphrased it quickly.  Gaining a thorough understanding of the stimulus is invaluable; once you understand the stimulus, the question shouldn't even be an issue.  Sometimes the question stem can poison your mind and cause you to evaluate the stimulus differently than you would have otherwise.  On the tough questions, knowing the argumentation in the stimulus will help you find the answer faster.

Studying for the LSAT / LR Question - PT 33, Dec 2000, Sec 3, # 8
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:48:41 PM »
I got this one right by choosing A since it seemed like it could not possibly be wrong, but I'm not exactly sure why C and D are incorrect.  Any ideas?

Studying for the LSAT / LR Questions - PT 32, Sec 1, #'s 16 &17
« on: November 02, 2009, 05:26:33 PM »
For 16, I put D but the answer is A; the last part of A is deceiving to says that, "being above average in both speed and endurance is not necessary," but I found that to be too strong of a statement.  It might not be necessary to win long-distance races, but the way the answer is worded makes it sound like it is not necessary at all.

For 17, I put C but the answer is somehow D.  How does the fact that the company employs 8 accountants vs 2 actuaries weaken that argument?

Studying for the LSAT / Taking study breaks
« on: October 01, 2009, 04:10:23 AM »
With classes in full swing, I have a lot less time to study for the LSAT now than I did during the summer.  However, I notice that I seem to be improving much faster now with more time off between study sessions; everything just makes more sense.  Does anyone else notice they do better when they take a break from studying? Is less really more?

Law School Admissions / Re: Work experience?
« on: September 18, 2009, 11:20:26 AM »
Definitely counting on a big LSAT score, but I was operating under the assumption that everyone else who applies would have a banging score as well.

Law School Admissions / Work experience?
« on: September 17, 2009, 08:08:10 PM »
Is there any particular work experience that would help me get into a top 10 school?  I currently work in the finance department of a marquee NFL team (two years out of school).  Many higher ups in pro sports have a JD.  I've been thinking for years about getting a JD, maybe an MBA too.  Now I have another motive.  I figure given the fact schools like to recruit a well-rounded class from a diverse background, and since pro sports is a really popular/unique industry that lots of people want to work in, it might make my application more attractive.

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