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Thanks for the tips Mike, i have reread the reading comprehension bible and took a few pages of notes.  I think this bible is probably the least helpful, but i did come away with some new thoughts.
I like the idea of not marking the passage too much also, although i still have to test it out on a few preptests.  I can read the passage in around 2 minutes if i dont mark it up much, and i might even become a more active reader.

i meant reading comprehension, not logic reading. 

Studying for the LSAT / Help with the Logic reading section (17/27)
« on: April 10, 2011, 12:19:08 PM »
I normally score around 20-22 for the 3 other sections, but for the logic reading section i have to slow down in order to answer the questions correctly and then end up not being able to complete more than 3 of the passages. 
The test i took last is a perfect example: I finished 3 passages and scored a 16/21 and then had to guess on a passage and got just 1/6 for a combined 17/27
I already read the LR powerscore bible and will be rereading it soon, but does anyone have some advice on how they spead up through the LR section?
I have until the June LSAT to study

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Curse you logic games!
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:06:02 PM »
The logic games section is probably the easiest section to improve on.  I read the powerscore bible for it and went from getting 10-12 per section right to getting 18-23 every time.  It's also easy to get nervous when taking the whole test and, as a result, perform much worse than you do in practice by rushing.  If you avoid getting anxious and get more involved in the game you will become much better. 
Some times it can be better to only try 3 games.  I do this commonly in reading comprehension, and every once in a while i dont complete the LG section but still get a good amount of questions right. 
My advice is to slow down for now and get a higher percentage right. 

This will be the only S on my transcript

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I write an addendum?
« on: March 13, 2011, 04:36:43 PM »
So long as theres a good reason why you performed the way you did the first two times, i wouldn't recomend lying on an application.  You might want to mention what caused the different scores though

Law School Admissions / Re: 49 year old physician seeking advice
« on: March 13, 2011, 01:10:38 PM »
Im not the most experienced person on this board but,
My guess is that you are in better shape now than you were 20 years ago because your job experience gives you a huge advantage.  Your UGPA will still be counted even though it dates back a while, and if you graduated with honors, your gpa is probably very competetive at florida U.  If you take an extensive Kaplan course there is no reason why you shouldnt be able to score the 160-162 needed to get in. 
I had a diagnostic of 150, and i am now scoring in the 160-164 range after about 4 months study where i put in about 75 hours of studying.
Personally i prefer powerscore, just make sure that Kaplan uses actual LSAT questions and you will be fine.
Hopefully some one else can jump in here

Law School Admissions / A-E graded class changed to pass/fail (s/u)
« on: March 12, 2011, 11:49:32 AM »
I am taking a class right now that is graded on an A-E scale where an E is a failing mark.  However, we are allowed to change this to a pass/fail mark if we want to before a certain date.  In this case i would get a grade of a "s" for pass. 
How would this affect my UGPA?  Would the "S" be considered at all? 
I have a B in the class and i dont want it to stick to my UGPA or hurt my class rank. 

number 56

about 3 days after my slow exam i took preptest #13.  I took this test at a speedy but comfortable pase.  I would mark where i was at 35 minutes on each section and then tally my score assuming that i guessed E on every question left unanswered.  I would then continue to finish the section at the same comfortable pace. 
This resulted in 2 scores: a timed score and an untimed score (although the untimed score was still at a hurried pace)
The result was good i got a 164 timed and a 170 untimed.  Im preparing to take Preptest 14 now, hopefully i will score mid 160s again, either way i think i improved from a calmer approach and more "prephasing"

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