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You can buy PowerScore bibles for 25 to 30 at Amazon.


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help with studying
« on: August 10, 2011, 08:00:21 AM »
Hi Clay
The LSAT, like any standardized test, is a game. It sounds like you are jumping into the deep end of the pool without first learning how to swim. You need to start with a plan. There are a lot out there but I suggest printing this one out


The consensus is that the PowerScore bibles are the best supplements. Once you have gone through those you need to work on timed tests. There is a series of ten actual tests that you can purchase fairly cheaply.  Time is your enemy. You need to recognize when to give up on a question and move on. Good luck. 

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Law School guides?
« on: August 01, 2011, 09:28:37 PM »
Get Delaney Learning Legal Reasoning.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: from untimed to timed?
« on: July 31, 2011, 12:12:42 PM »
After two months, you really need to time yourself on all the practice tests. You need to recognize the questions that you need to skip as taking too much or your time. You can mark them and come back. You need to start forcing yourself to only allot so much time to each question. Try  Underlining and boxing. Put BOXES around all terms which have definitions and all names. That way, when a term or a certian person's view/background comes up in a question you do not have to hunt the paragraph for the definition. Your eye goes to the boxes. UNDERLINE all phrases that you think might be relevant later on. This includes paragraph and passage thesis statements as well as the author's viewpoint, among others. What you underline is based on your experience taking practice tests and figuring out what you will most likely be asked later.

One danger with both of the above is doing too much marking. If you do too much, the markings become worthless, so you will need to practice balancing having the right amount of reference notes/marks.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Old LSAT study materials
« on: July 30, 2011, 10:40:45 AM »
It really doesn't change that much so those should be fine. The main thing is to practice under timed conditions. If you are not careful you will get hung up on one question and waste all of your time. If you are looking for something else, get PowerScore.

I agree that commercial outlines and to some extent commercial case briefs are a waste of money.
You will have access to West and Lexis. Your time right now could be best spent
taking the tutorials on how to use those sites.  There are links to them at

Then get Delaney's book Learning Legal Reasoning.

If you are going to buy any study aids, get Examples and Explanations first and then go from there.

Here is advice on taking an essay exam. Your professor is not interested in how much law you can memorize but in how you can analyze and apply.

General Board / Re: Civil Procedure Question
« on: July 27, 2011, 02:46:54 PM »
Yes it would since the sole basis is diversity. They would have to be a necessary party to the action.

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