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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT retake score grid?
« on: April 21, 2008, 06:58:30 PM »

   My greatest problem with the RC section is that my score is dependent upon how interesting I find the material.  This sounds rather silly in the sense that I should be interested in anything that affects my ability to get into a good law school, but its sort of the truth.  I bomb anything with lots of hard science (plus the terminology) but do fairly well when history and social science passages are presented.

Me too.  I just don't have a lot of experience reading really technical stuff so sometimes I just kind of glaze over.  The ones with really scientific terminology that I've never heard of are the worst.





   I've got a buddy who swears that the best way to combat advanced scientific terminology is to mentally replace these latin words with more recognizable words such as "cupcakes".  This should reduce confusion.  I personally believe this is the worst advice... ever.  Substituting a benign word everytime you see "anthropod" seems like a recipe for unbelievable levels of confusion leading to utter disaster.  I'm convinced that the results will be so bad the guy sitting next to you's score will decline.

 RC Essays about science really help my cause.  It is helpful to have Majored in Bio.  However, I seem to bore easily when it comes to passages about literature and art.  Here in lies the problem with the LR.  Like you were saying about Latin and your substitute mentality.  Its a great idea but over all you will be better served to ALWAYS call things by the right name.  Bio-Greek and Latin is the study of roots , prefixes and suffixes used in science.  Its really something that will help out in the long run. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT retake score grid?
« on: April 20, 2008, 11:29:57 PM »

   My greatest problem with the RC section is that my score is dependent upon how interesting I find the material.  This sounds rather silly in the sense that I should be interested in anything that affects my ability to get into a good law school, but its sort of the truth.  I bomb anything with lots of hard science (plus the terminology) but do fairly well when history and social science passages are presented.

Me too.  I just don't have a lot of experience reading really technical stuff so sometimes I just kind of glaze over.  The ones with really scientific terminology that I've never heard of are the worst.


The 180 is ideal it just seems like such a leap from any other form of study.  I have not looked at the Bibles EVER and feel that they would help me with a 10 pt boost more than the 180. I only need to strengthen the LR sections.  Games and RC ares solid always seem to get 15 right in each LR section.  Tells me im missing some fundamentals!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT retake score grid?
« on: April 19, 2008, 04:29:02 PM »
Good luck CTX.. have you tried the Logical Reasoning Bible?  That worked wonders for my LR sections.

I will be using the LR-Bible and PT's 48 and later.  Also have the 180 but it seems to defeat me readily. 

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He will be filing paperwork all his pathetic life. If he was so sure about his position he would show us some stats that support his claim.  This is the type of guy who sits around drinking beer telling everyone how he is in law school. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Delicious Study Drugs...
« on: April 18, 2008, 09:17:18 PM »
This man is a genius.  Many of the students who finished at the top of the class were on something.  For 1 year, you finish top 10%, get Law Review, and you're set for the rest of your life.  That's pretty good cost-benefit.

It is only for the naive who don't believe this stuff is going on.  The drug is a huge edge on your competition because you'll never be tired.  It's a cruel world out there but it's reality. 


I couldnt agree more. 

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Sturdy ....think sturdy

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: LSAT reake
« on: April 18, 2008, 08:35:46 PM »
Do my best to annoy other test takers. I would chuckle to say 'so easy!' every time I turned the page.

At my exam, 10 minutes into the essay portion the lady behind me called the proctor over and asked, 'I'm finished. Cacn I leave? I have a baby.'

Do one better -- get pregnant, wait until the December LSAT when you're deep in the third trimester, and say "Can I leave, I'm having my baby?"

WOW   I give that a 180 if it really happens during the exam......

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You have a solid plan.  After all you have taken the LSAT 3 times and are still at a 140. Even if you do retake I doubt there will be improvement.   You clearly are not putting in the time needed to succeed in LS. Go to the non-ABA approved school and do your best knowing that you have already failed at defeating the LSAT.  A non-ABA school will be full of successful hair stylists, single moms with kids of 3 different races and make up counter girls.  People that will not settle for 2nd best in any inter-store competition and people like Wall-Mart senior management who strive to work their way up the retail step ladder.  This may sound like a joke but it is not.  

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT vs. October LSAT
« on: April 18, 2008, 03:01:42 PM »
I will be taking the test again in June right there with you.  This will be the 2nd time and it really is something to look forward to.  I seem to have a different mindset and am progressively scoring better. 

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