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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is ACE good for LSAT test preparation?
« on: April 09, 2009, 05:38:22 PM »
Nobody has an opinion? Okay well could somebody kindly direct me to the search function on this forum?

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Studying for the LSAT / Is ACE good for LSAT test preparation?
« on: April 08, 2009, 01:24:08 AM »
I was thinking of taking a PowerScore course but a friend of mine said that he could lend me the LSAT prep dvds put out by ACE. I'm tempted to use these and the Powerscore Bibles as my sole source of prep for the LSAT. Is anybody familiar with ACE? Is this a good plan or would it be wiser to try to take the full length course with PowerScore?

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I second the opinion below. The earlier you begin preparing, the better. And if you are feeling really good come June...take the June exam!  

Ok thank you. But even if I am feeling really good come June.......wouldn't it be too late to register for the test in June?

Register now...see how you're feeling...wait until the latest possible date. You  get only $45 back if you register and then cancel your registration. But, you can also just change the test date to October for a $33 fee.

http://lsac.org/LSAT/lsat-and-lsdas-fees.asp

http://lsac.org/LSAT/test-date-change-refund.asp#refund

You have until May-15th to register for the June exam, but you'll pay $127 + $64. But, by May-15th you should know whether you will be ready.

It doesn't sound like you will be, but you have options. 

The only thing taking the June LSAT does is give you an opportunity to spend more time on your essays, screw up June and still take the October exam, apply ED at a school, and get things out of the way sooner. A June score means being done doing applications by mid-October...a big advantage.

My advice? Take the October test. You can still apply ED to a school with an October score and be done with all of your applications by late November. Don't rush. I only advocate taking June's exam if you think you can really be ready. That means hitting your target score repeatedly (take at least 20 practice exams). You sound like you need to get things in order. Take your time.

Thanks for the detailed response. I really appreciate that. Yes, I definitely need to get things in order. I'm pretty much starting from scratch. All I've done so far is take a practice LSAT at Kaplan which was a disaster.

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I second the opinion below. The earlier you begin preparing, the better. And if you are feeling really good come June...take the June exam!  

Ok thank you. But even if I am feeling really good come June.......wouldn't it be too late to register for the test in June?

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Taking a course slated for the June exam while planning to take the exam in September (October?) is a great idea, imho.  By making that choice, you leave all options on the table:

Option 1:  You do much better in the course than you anticipated and actually feel ready for the June exam
   - Then you could opt to take the test earlier and get it out of the way


Option 2: You do much worse in the course that you anticipated and are nowhere near ready in June
   - Then you might decide to study on your own for the additional time OR you may even decide to retake your prep   course (which a lot of people actually do)

If you wait to take the course until later, you run the risk of finding yourself not ready.  Often times, people then have to push out their test date; sometimes, they even have to defer the admissions process for a year.

Good luck!

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it. I can't defer the admissions process for another year though. It's now or never for me. I guess I better take the prep course now  ;D

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Sorry that was a pretty dumb question. Let me try again. My goal is to get admitted into law school for the fall of 2010. I have nothing but time on my hands right now. But I'm not really sure where to start. Buy LSAT prep books? Take an LSAT course now or in July? Register for the LSAT now? Start asking undergrad professors for letters of recommendation? Ok I'll stop ;D But could somebody maybe point me in the right direction?

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I'm thinking of registering for a prep course with Powerscore that goes from April-June. I'm trying to decide if I should take the LSAT in June or September. Is there anything wrong with taking a prep course now and then having some time left over during the summer to self-study for the September LSAT?

Also, has anybody taken the weekend course with Powerscore? Is it a good alternative to the full length course?

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