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Studying for the LSAT / Re: if a mistake was made in bubbling...
« on: October 12, 2005, 02:35:35 PM »
When I posed the question to the LSAC (I dont feel like calling them again - but if you would like to its 215-968-1001), I asked whether they would adjust my grade if the markings were misplaced, but in an obvious pattern that would correspond to the proper responses(such as the one described in an example above).  They said the grader would shift the responses and change the grade.   

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: if a mistake was made in bubbling...
« on: October 11, 2005, 08:54:01 PM »
Yes, I was just on the phone with LSAC today.  If there is a bubbling problem in your LSAT, you have to call LSAC and order a human grader for $35. If the grader sees a noticeable bubbling error, he will give you the points for the ones you got wrong on that basis.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I can't breathe !!
« on: October 11, 2005, 08:35:12 PM »
You're comments seem to imply that you're an extreme newbie to LSAT studies.  Before getting all wound up, the one thing I can tell you is that the vast majority of people start out in the same shoes as you.  However, many of them improve by going through the games one at a time (no matter how long it takes to complete them) until they have a thorough understanding of every game.  This process can take many months and HUNDREDS of games problems to complete, and then your timing will naturally improve.  You can't POSSIBLY expect to read one book and suddenly master the games.  I went from getting 6 right on games to getting 20 right by putting in countless hours.  Before having panic attacks, I suggest you do the same.

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Nothing... except for LSAT sections, that is.  If you spend hours every day studying RC passages and arguments how much more outside reading do you need?  In fact, I say reading outside material may be worse for your score because it'll take precious time away from your LSAT studies.  Besides, passages about Mideival English Law and nucleic acid may be quite fascinating  ;)

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Firstly, will the results for the October LSAT really be posted no sooner than August 24th, or can we possibly get the results a couple days beforehand? I dont understand why it takes so damn long to process a scantron newayz.  I mean I'd have no problem driving to Newtown PA from Jersey and scoring the sucker myself (I mean, how long would it take? 3 hours!?).

Speaking of which, does anybody know anything about this LSAC building and what in the world goes on in there?  Me and my friend were talking about how great it would be to smoke a blunt with an LSAT author.  I mean, what is their fixation with pesticides and mammillian extinctions all about? 

Also, will 3 weeks without studying for the LSAT be detrimental to my skill?  I dont plan on re-taking this exam, but if I have to I'm going to do it in December.  Will my abilities weaken by that time if I dont study now? (I mean, I have 17 credits to worry about!)

Please post answers if you have any. 

Thanks,
Nick.

P.S.
Will we get the actual answers and questions back with our scores so we can go over each one we got wrong? 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best way to study for ARGS
« on: October 09, 2005, 09:06:46 PM »
The best technique for me was making sure to go through the arguments one at a time.  Specifically, do one question, refer to the answer key to see whether you got it right or wrong, and if you got it wrong, figure out why you did.  If you figure it out (which, for most questions, is very possible after a couple of reflective minutes), right down what you did wrong.  This is the best way to truly improve on the LR section because you can see not only why the answer is correct but what you were thinking when you got it wrong. 

However, If you can't figure out why you got a question wrong, circle it and ask someone for help (such as a tutor or friend).  Doing the method this way may take an hour to an hour and a half per LR section, but your speed will naturally increase from this excercise nonetheless.  It helped my Args increase from about 16 right / section to 22.5 right / secion. 

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