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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How many preptests should I take/study?
« on: October 29, 2009, 10:32:55 AM »
Thanks everyone for the informative responses! I greatly appreciate it!

Make sure you're learning about how the test works, what techniques work for attacking it, stupid logic tricks, etc.  I recommend learning from a class or tutor, but you can learn from books too.  Just don't wait to start learning from them.  As you start learning the ropes, work on applying what you've learned to actual tests here and there.  Near the end of your prep it'll start being more about practicing under timed conditions, and then having a good number of recent preptests will be useful.

Thanks EarlCat! That's practically what I've been doing for the last 10 months. I have another question (I hope you don't mind). I'm setting aside three months (November, December, January) to take the preptests under timed conditions and also to improve on any areas that I'm lacking in. Does that three month time frame sound effienct enough? I've read the the PowerScore LG and LR books and I finished reviewing/studying the LG book for the second time last week. I'll finish reviewing/studying the LR book for the second time next week. I'm also going to dedicate some time (2-3 weeks in November) learning about the RC section.

Studying for the LSAT / How many preptests should I take/study?
« on: October 28, 2009, 07:09:56 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if it is necessary or recommended to take all 58 preptests? The reason I'm wondering this is because I read a comment made by an LSAT student who had purchased one of the preptest books from and mentioned that it is not necessary to take all 58 tests.

I currently have 22 preptests.

Any advice or informative response would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is Prep a Rip Off?
« on: October 23, 2009, 06:14:47 PM »
I wouldn't say that prep classes are a rip-off either. As many other members have mentioned, the class will pay off if you are dedicated to it and need the extra push to study. Prep classes work for a lot of people but obviously won't work for everyone. Some people, such as myself, are very self-motivated and have the discipline to study. So taking a prep class might not be as beneficial for those individuals.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Flaw problem
« on: October 23, 2009, 06:00:10 PM »
Hi there :),

I'm not sure how good I'll be at this, but I'll give it a try. I hope my response is of some help.

First, if you can, review the Flaw Reasoning chapter in the Power Score LR book. That chapter discusses the 17 different types of flaw questions and will help you learn how to identify right from wrong answers.

Second, break down the stimulus into premise(s) and conclusion. If you do this, you will see the "gap" between the first premise and second premise and the conclusion. The "gap" being that, "people are careless and do not date their wills...". This is a "gap" because the author does not connect the first premise to the second or the conclusion. S/he first discusses how people change their wills according to changes in their personal lives or financial situations then throws in, "people are careless and do not date their wills...".

Third, the flaw in this stimulus is that the author treats the "gap" as the only possible problem that can occur, when the reality is that several problems (i.e. the will does not address all possessions of the owner) can occur.

Fourth, since the author assumes that the "gap" is the only problem that can occur, s/he addresses that problem with only one solution which might not solve the problem (another solution might solve the problem but since the author does not address any further solutions, s/he is treating the solution s/he provided as the only or complete solution). Again, this is incorrect because other solutions exist, yet the author fails to acknowledge this. So answer A is correct.

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: PS length?
« on: September 05, 2009, 04:37:59 PM »
Thank you!

I actually just sent you an email. :)

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: PS length?
« on: September 05, 2009, 04:11:05 PM »
^^Thank you very much for the informative and very helpful response! ;D

I would be glad to read your PS also. Just PM me if you like. :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgetown ED chances
« on: September 03, 2009, 12:28:16 AM »
I'd say that you have a good chance of being accepted. A roommate of mine was accepted into Georgetown with a 155 LSAT score and a 3.73 GPA. Just make sure you have an outstanding PS. The PS is what did it for my roommate. If I remember correctly, she discussed a time when she had malaria (she grew up in Uganda) and managed to walk about a mile to her school to take her final was something along those lines.

So don't give up. Most, if not all schools, make exceptions to their GPA, LSAT, etc. requirements (even though they may not want to admit that).

Good luck. :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How can I make time to Study?
« on: September 02, 2009, 03:12:20 PM »
^Agree. Find a balance. If you hang out with friends after work, watch tv. etc. those are things you can decrease to add more study time. I wouldn't recommend going into a strict routine as ^^ mentioned. I've done that and all you accomplish is exhausting yourself.

Good luck.

I would like to read your PS also. Just PM me if you want to. :)

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