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Freakin 146.  :-\

My prep for this was light studying for logic games (im on page 95 of "Master the LSAT") zero prep for reading comp, and zero prep for logical reasoning.  My strategy for time was try to answer everything. Some of the questions I spent almost 3 minutes on, and ones near the end i was literally guessing without even reading the questions.  My break down was 10/25 for the first LR, 17/27 for Reading Comp, 10/24 with games (horrible time constraints with this one, literally had no time for last game and just bubbled in random answers), and 11/25 for the last section of LR.  No experimental section for whatever reason.  So I dunno what to think.  146 is a horrible score, but then again this was like taking the test slightly above cold.  So I dunno? Realistically i have to break 165 on the real one to have an balanced LSAT to my GPA without having it drag me down.  Anyone wanna cheer me up?  :'(

PS - I am taking the June 06 LSAT

Ive only been formally studying for about 3 weeks right now, only on page 90 of my Master the LSAT book (taking the June 06 test). 

1. Should I take it timed or untimed? I have minimal prep for games, just basic stuff so far in the book, no prep whatsover in reading comp or logical reasoning
2. If i take it timed, what is the formal way to do it? Ie. time for each section, breaks, etc.

Thank you all.

Studying for the LSAT / Why do some games click with me, and others don't?
« on: November 02, 2005, 11:11:16 PM »
I have been studying games seriously for probably almost 3 weeks so far.  I was doing the Sequential/lineup games the other night in my LSAT book, and even though i know the concept behind solving these (diagraming, symbolizing, etc) i kept getting very flustered and lost, and just generally could not think clearly or get anything done, I couldn't do any question without turning to the answer page.  So tonite I go for another study session, this time with Hybrid questions (which the book said were harder than line ups) and i am nailing them left and right.  Granted I still missed a bit, but one of the problem sets i nailed every question. I generally knew exactly what i was doing with each question and the wrong ones were just small errors, not me not knowing how to solve them and turning the the answer page for help like the other night with the line ups. Is there a reason why lineups would give me alot of trouble and hybrids literally none at all, or does this mean logic games are just starting to "click" with me?

Studying for the LSAT / How do you shut off the Silent Timer?
« on: October 31, 2005, 10:18:36 PM »
Is it supposed to just stay on at full display all the time? It doesn't even dim or shut off when I haven't used it for days, just stays on all the time.

I go to University of Massahcusetts at Amherst, and all there is here is Kaplan and Princeton Review.  Testwell/powerscore/tesmaster's are all 2 hours each way, and with traffic it would be closer to 3-4 hours EACH WAY since they are in Boston or just along heavily trafficked roots.  The Pre Law advisor here is next to useless, she doesn't know any other courses besides Kaplan and Princeton Review.  So what are my choices here? I plan to do alot of self studying, but i do need to take a course as well.

Studying for the LSAT / Silent Timer Question
« on: October 30, 2005, 02:07:28 PM »
I just got mine, and i noticed you have to manually enter the amount of questions in each section. So do you really have to sit there and count the number of questions once the test begins? Doesn't that waste time?

I see people on Law School numbers with like 3.6 degree GPA's, then a 3.2 for an LSAC GPA. I go to UMass, and did a semester at the University of Maryland. Will my LSAC GPA probably be around my degree GPA?  UMass has the standard GPA scale that LSAC uses, Maryland had a different one but theirs actaully hurt me. So can I consider that my GPA will be pretty much the same as it is at my University?

Studying for the LSAT / What options do i have for test prep?
« on: October 27, 2005, 09:45:59 PM »
I go to the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  I know that testmaster/powerscore is regarded as one of the best, but unfortunately the closest one is in boston which is 4 hours away total.  There is kaplan and princeton review practically on campus. I know Kaplan is supposed to be horrible, not sure about Princeton Review though.  Do I have any other options here besides taking the PR class? My plan of attack for the LSAT is a good few months of self studying, followed by the prep class right before the exam.

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT studying has begun, but I am very sad!
« on: October 27, 2005, 09:28:21 PM »
I started studying with my "Master the LSAT" book about 3 weeks ago, just lightly so far, as I am only on page 50.  I plan on taking the June 06 LSAT.  This book starts off with the games, and i must say I do not feel comfortable at all with them yet.  It usually takes me a while to even logically see how the book comes up with the solutions, and alot of them are just too overloading for my brain, and i miss very easy stuff for no reason.  Like some of the games I look at the solution sets and I know I would have never reached the right answer. Is this normal to be extremely horrible on games for the first month or two?  I am very intimidated so far, and my GPA will be 3.5-3.6 when i am applying to schools, so i really need to do great on this test to get into the good schools i want to go to. Just trying to see if this is normal is all.  I just get an overwhelmed feeling during some of the games and cannot figure them out.

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