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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Official June 06 LSAT Roll Call
« on: February 17, 2006, 01:41:25 PM »
I'm taking the June 06 LSAT. I'm a mid-level marketing professional with a BA in Advertising and PR. Went to a tier 3 undergrad; 3.6 GPA. Planning to apply to law school in the fall for Fall 2007 admission; waiting until I get my LSAT score before pre-determining what schools to apply to.

My study plan:
M-F 1-2 hours each night of reviewing technique and practice questions
Saturdays Timed practice tests (1996-present)
Sunday Review practice test errors

I spent most of Jan learning about law schools, talking to lawyers and law students, sitting in on classes and began reviewing LSAT concepts, including the Kaplan LSAT book and the PowerScore LG Bible.

In Feb, I registered for the June test. I've been going through the Nova Master the LSAT book and taking timed practice tests on the weekend. Planning to continue daily drills and weekend tests until my prep course begins in April.

In April, I begin a Powerscore course. And then the LSAT in June!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Should I Time Myself on First Practice Test
« on: February 17, 2006, 01:30:59 PM »
I took a second practice test last Sat -- 151-- small improvement. I'm doing 2 more this weekend, as I've got Monday off.

I agree-- testing myself under timed conditions helps-- helps to cut the anxiety.

During the week, I study methods and practice questions untimed for 1-2 hours a night after work.

I feel like a dunce-- it seems like everyone on here starts off scoring in the 160s-170s! But slow and steady-- I feel confident that if I'm consistent and work hard, I can get this up. I'm studying on my own for a few months until my Powerscore course begins.

Question-- what LSAT practice tests should I avoid? Early 1990s? Is 1996-present ok to take practice tests?

Law School Admissions / Benefits of a Pre-Law Adviser?
« on: February 06, 2006, 03:20:59 PM »
I've been out of undergrad for nearly 5 years and working in a non-legal profession. Now that I'm considering law school and taking the June 06 LSAT, I've contaced the pre-law adviser at my undergrad. He said he'd be happy to talk with me... now what should I ask him?

Is it valuable for me to see (and would he tell me?) where some of my classmates have ended up going to law school?

Will he have constructive advice for shaping my personal statement?

LSAT study recommendations?

What can a pre-law adviser do for an alumna? Also, I think I should mention that my undergraduate university does not have a JD program.


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Should I Time Myself on First Practice Test
« on: February 06, 2006, 03:17:19 PM »
Thanks for the advice! I did time myself, and ended up with a 148. I'm not beating myself up over it; not too terrible for a first try. I really messed up 2 of the RCs and most of my other mistakes appeared at the end of the sections. I think with timing and practice I can improve.

My course begins in April-- I'm going to keep taking practice tests and now that I'm through with the LG Bible, I'm going to start on the Nova LSAT book.

Thanks again!

Studying for the LSAT / Should I Time Myself on First Practice Test
« on: February 03, 2006, 10:24:47 AM »
I've been reviewing the basics and doing drills-- which I plan to continue doing on weekdays. But I want to start taking practice tests to get into test mode (plan is to test on Saturdays and then grade myself and analyze errors on Sundays).

I'm taking my first practice test this weekend... Should I time the sections or just take it? Thoughts? I'm inclined to time it... after this first one, I would time them all to get a true sense of test conditions. But this being my very first one... not sure how to approach.

Thanks for your advice!

Studying for the LSAT / New to the Forum: June LSAT taker
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:01:17 PM »
Hi! I found this board today and I wanted to introduce myself.

I'm a 2001 college grad from Florida and am currently living in Houston, Texas, where I am a marketing manager for a mid-size company. After much soul searching, research, etc., in trying to determine what to be what I grow up, I abandoned the MBA track and have decided I would like to be a lawyer.

And I'm taking the June LSAT! I just started studying at the beginning of January.

Today, I registered for my LSAT exam AND enrolled in the April PowerScore course (Testmasters can't go by the name "Testmasters" in Texas, but it's the same company.)

I started working through the Kaplan prep book in January, but wasn't really satisfied that it was teaching me anything. I am working on the PowerScore logic games bible and I am so happy with it! As soon as I'm through with the book, I plan to begin taking practice tests. I'm  fairly comfortable with the other sections of the LSAT, as I took a Veritas GMAT course and the principles are much the same; just refreshing the concepts and practicing.

I'm going to buy the Silent Timer, but I read recently that some LSAT proctors don't allow you to use the Timer on test day. What are some good back up timers to bring with me?


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