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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR-is kicking my butt
« on: July 22, 2008, 04:33:57 PM »
I've solved about eight real-practice exams from 10 actual official LSAT book after reviewing the logical reasoning bible and i am getting my butt kicked in LR (7-14 wrong per section). is there anyway i can improve this? should i go through LR bible once more and literally memorize every page?

I'll try and get this thread back on track...

It isn't so much about memorization as it is about understanding and internalizing the concepts and methods presented in the LRB.

At this point, I would recommend working through the LRB again, and working through many, many untimed LR questions. I'd try going through a few questions at a time, checking your answers and thoroughly reviewing after every few questions.

Its all about working through questions, understanding why you are making errors, and correcting yourself.

If you've only taken 8 tests, then you've only gone through around 400 questions or so. You've got another 2500 or so questions to go through between the remaining 50 or so preptests that you haven't worked through. Keep working at it! You'll get there!


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Beginning Prep for October LSAT
« on: July 22, 2008, 04:01:53 PM »
Also, is my target unreasonable considering I got a 152 on a practice test?

No.

My cold preptest score was 151. I ended up getting a 177 on the June exam.

Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can only improve a certain number of points from your first score.

I didn't take a prep course, so I can't speak to the efficacy of them. Self-study worked for me!

Anything is possible. Just be prepared to work. Hard.




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Retake if you start PTing in the 176+ range. Otherwise T14 is going to be tough for you.

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Law School Admissions / Re: fee waivers
« on: July 11, 2008, 04:20:08 PM »
Is a lovely LSAT score a sufficient condition for fee waivers to start flowing or merely a necessary one?

Or do transcripts have to be into LSDAS as well?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Hardest section to improve on?
« on: July 09, 2008, 04:32:40 PM »
RC is the hardest section to improve on, for sure.

I improved most on games, by a long shot. Games is the most learnable section.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Getting Motivated..!
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:19:03 PM »
At the start of my prep I bought a vintage Harvard T-Shirt to inspire me to score a high. I wore the same shirt to take every prep test and on exam day.

Please tell me it was a Harvard LAW t-shirt.  You're going to break my heart otherwise.

-From a rival UG...yeah, the football games stink, but we take it seriously.
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Haha,

Yes, it was a HLS shirt.

Also, I don't believe that I've congratulated you on your LSAT score yet. Way to go! I wish I'd have gotten an extra 2 questions correct  :-[. I missed all 4 questions on that damn groupthink passage. Oh well... I can't complain.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Increasing LSAT speed - EyeQ
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:00:28 PM »
I've never used that particular program, but years ago I did read some speed reading books. I cannot speak to EyeQ specifically, but in general, speed reading techniques are not appropriate for the dense, technical material seen on the LSAT.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Getting Motivated..!
« on: July 07, 2008, 07:42:09 PM »
At the start of my prep I bought a vintage Harvard T-Shirt to inspire me to score a high. I wore the same shirt to take every prep test and on exam day.

I definitely believe that a pre-test ritual to get yourself mentally prepared for the exam is essential.

I listened to Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 to get me pumped up.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Increasing LSAT speed - EyeQ
« on: July 07, 2008, 07:08:44 PM »
Is this an Advertisement for a speed reading program? Speed reading should NOT be used on the LSAT.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: TimMitchell
« on: July 05, 2008, 01:49:17 PM »
I know. I always enjoy Tim's posts and find him quite helpful. I felt bad for him since I'm sure he's capable of doing better. Ah well. I think he said he was going out drinking around 4 PM....(and yes, that makes me freaky for remembering this stuff and then mentioning it offhand like I know him).

Since when is a 165 a bad score? Doesn't that place someone in the 93rd percentile. Sure it won't get you into Yale, but it will get you into most schools.  ::)

You have much to learn about the ways of LSD, young butterfly.

Apparently so. I only got a 160 and recently graduated from FSU Law and could only land a job that pays six figures. I guess If I would have made a 170 or higher I could have started out making 7 figures.

Oh well that's life I guess. I'm bound to be a failure in law because I dind't live up to some ridiculous standard set by imiaginary people on LSD  :'(

I definitely don't think it's a bad score, it's just disappointing when your last 5 practice tests are 170+ and you drop 10 points on actual. I'm keeping my chin up for the Halloween LSAT. I'm  thinking I'll wear an "LSAT" ninja shirt like someone else was talking about.

TimMitchell is the Wallace Stevens of the 08-09 cycle.   :P

He must have been before my time, considered I registered in May or June. I'm in for the next three years, though. You guys are great... Plus I'm starting up a blog called MitchLax.com and I'm hoping I can get my hit count up by posting articles here.

Good Luck in October bro! You'll be fine. It was nice stressing out with you in the hours leading to score release. PM me if there is anything I can do for ya in the coming months.

Cheers,
HYSHopeful

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