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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Improving on a 165
« on: May 20, 2011, 08:02:13 AM »
Have you made any strides since last week?

The LGB is great, but are you using it properly?

See: How to use the LGB to improve your AR Score

also: What to do if you are struggling with LSAT logic games

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Seperating the Game Types
« on: May 19, 2011, 06:13:15 PM »
The Logic Games Bible has an appendix that breaks down each preptest by game type.

If you don't have access to the LGB, I'd highly suggest buying it... but if are looking for a list of a specific game type (eg. basic linear/advanced linear/grouping), you can also try asking for the list by posting your question here: Ask:

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I took at least 1 preptest each day leading up to the exam, and reviewed with the bibles. If I needed to work on a particular section, I would drill individual LG games, RC passages, or AR sections.

See: How Can I increase my LSAT score in under 30 days?

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No, you don't know which order the sections will be in until you run into them

However, the experimental section will be one of the first 3 sections... the 4th and 5th sections are always scored.

See also: What is the LSAT experimental section? & Should I add an experimental section to a prep test?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: First LSAT practice test
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:37:16 PM »
Check out my post here - http://www.onlawschool.com/39/what-should-i-know-before-taking-my-first-lsat-practice-test

I went from 151 to 177. I do not understand why anyone would tell you not to review your first exam. That is awful advice.

Why take the exam if you can't learn from it?  At the beginning stages, you should be much less worried about _how_ you do.... and much more worried about _how much_ you learn from the experience. If you don't review the exam, then you have just crushed your confidence and you have no reasonable idea WHY!

scenariosolver could not be more wrong. Sad that they are selling LSAT prep materials... scary.


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Its been a long time since I've been back, good to see that this thread is still getting views. Hope the new class of LSAT candidates finds this as relevant today as it was when I wrote it a few years back. Enjoy!

--Bump for 2011--

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***Bump for September***

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***Bump for September***

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: are later games easier?!?!?!
« on: March 21, 2009, 03:14:01 PM »
well, i DID search for the SEARCH function. this is not the first time i am using a forum. i could not find it. will someone guide me to it. will help a lot for the future.

btw. it is raining. not a spec of blue. :)

On the left side of your screen you'll see the headings Pre-Law, Students, & Site. Under Site, click Home. Then you'll see the search function. It would be better if it said 'Search' under the Site heading.

YES!

Note to Admins/Andrew Sinclair: Include a search link in the left hand navigation or at the top of every page. People don't know to navigate to the home page in order to search. I guarantee you will increase page views (and theoretically ad revenue) instantly if people have a more intuitive way to use the search function.



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LSAT Test Day Preparation

Walking into the testing center can be intimidating. I'd recommend driving there tomorrow, the day before your test, and checking it out. This will allow you to become a bit more familiar with the testing location and ensure that you know how to get there. Time yourself while driving to get an idea of how long it takes to get there.

Prepare your one gallon zip-lock bag the day before your exam. Include some nice new pencils, a snack, your wallet, keys, your ID, your admission ticket, some quarters for the vending machine, your analog wristwatch, and whatever else you might need, so long as it is allowed by the LSAC: http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test.asp

Wear layers so that you will be able to adjust and make yourself comfortable at any temperature.

Leave for the testing center 30 minutes before you think that you need to. You don't want to have to expend any mental or emotional energy just getting to the testing center. Allow yourself plenty of time so that if you happen to get stuck in traffic, pulled over, or otherwise delayed, you will still arrive on time.

Eat a light, healthful breakfast. You will need the energy. Don't eat anything too heavy or anything that might upset your stomach.

Don't drink too much water prior to the exam.

Be aware that you will be standing in line and then sitting in a room listening to instructions for up to an hour or two. Be mentally prepared to maintain your drive and focus throughout this period.

If you have a bad section, assume that it is the experimental section. Don't allow the consideration of any other possibility until AFTER the exam. Don't allow a difficult section to affect your performance on the rest of the exam.

Show up and attack the LSAT!


Should I Prep The Day Before The LSAT?

I think this question has to do with personal preference. Most people will tell you to take the day off and relax... While this is probably the best advice for the majority of test takers, I generally believe that such blanket statements as "Don't study the day prior to the exam" are intended for the average test taker. If you are trying to get a 175+, then you aren't the average test taker, and you should remember that. Taking a prep test the day before the exam might be a good practice for SOME people. Sure, you wont LEARN anything that day, but it may help calm your nerves and keep up your sense of pacing. I always noticed that if I took the weekend off, I'd never perform quite as well on Monday. My sense of pacing would get thrown off by a few seconds per question and I'd end up missing one or two questions near the end of the first section that I took. Sure, you don't want to be burnt-out, but you don't want to be rusty either. If you usually score a 175 on Monday after taking a couple of days off, then score a 177 on Tuesday, and a 178 on Wednesday... then perhaps taking a day off prior to the exam isn't such a great idea for you. If, however, you find that you get burnt-out taking exams on back-to-back days, then take the day off. Again, the important thing is doing what is right for YOU, not for the average test taker.

Personally, I took the day before the exam off, but then that freaked me out so I woke up early on the day of the exam and took 2 full LR sections to warm up.

Today is all about getting yourself mentally prepared to walk into the testing center tomorrow and CRUSH the LSAT. Make sure your head is in a good place, so to speak. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable and prepared. If you are comfortable taking the day to relax, by all means do so. If taking today off is going to cause anxiety, then don't be afraid to work some problems out. Either way, stay away from alcohol, television, and anything else that will stress you out or dull you down. Get your head in a good place today, whatever that may take.

Good Luck!
 

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