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I finally managed to pump out a bit of a PS. I'd be interested in having others read it. I'm willing to PM, or if it'd be easier to just post it here. Give me a shout if you're interested, I'd be very grateful!

Studying for the LSAT / Logical Reasoning roadblock - please help.
« on: October 26, 2009, 02:36:40 AM »
Hey all,

I'm having a bit of an issue with the logical reasoning section, and I could really use helpful advice for my "extra mile." Originally, the logic games section was my weakest. I was getting, typically, about 7-9 wrong -- sometimes 11. With practice, I have whittled this down to 5. Not spectacular, but definitely an improvement. Reading comprehension is by far my strongest, with maybe 2-4, if that.

Now, the reasoning is becoming problematic. I score all over the place. Sometimes 3 wrong per section, sometimes 7 wrong per section. The pattern tends to be I score poorly on my first logical reasoning section and less poorly on my second logical reasoning section. Unlike the logic games, I have seen little improvement and I'm having trouble applying the strategies I learned studying (and going through repeatedly) the Powerscore Logical Reasoning Bible.

I'm especially frustrated because, in reading the questions and understanding the nature of the section, I feel like this should be at least as strong as the RC section. If I could pick it up and maintain consistency, I would really up my score. I hit 159 on my actual LSAT last October and am retaking this December. Ideally, I'd get 165 and it's the logical reasoning that is holding me back now, because I am still seeing improvement in my LG. In comparing my scores, it's the few tests where I do well on both LRs that I end up PTin in the 168+ range. So, it's do-able, I'm just having trouble isolating what I'm doing right.

Any alternative suggestions? Anybody else have (or once had) this problem? How did you solve it? Perhaps doing some practice LR questions to stay "limber" before taking any test would be useful (I also worry a little about fatigue, although haven't had any horrible problems with that or timing so far)?

Studying for the LSAT / LR - diagramming conditionals
« on: September 30, 2008, 07:45:51 PM »
So I've gone through the LR Bible and the chapter involving diagramming conditionals many times. I'm flat out not good at it and seem to be at an impasse. I could easily save myself a good two or three questions on the LR section if I get things to click.

I realize this is incredibly vague, but anybody have any tips/advice that wasn't in the LR Bible? The things I do wrong are all over the place depending on the question.

Studying for the LSAT / Sick - modify prep?
« on: September 30, 2008, 06:34:05 AM »
Hey all,

I'm definitely under the weather at the moment. My original plan was to take two practice tests this week - Tuesday (today) and Thursday - but now that I'm sick (and exhausted as a result) I'm wondering if I should tweek this a bit. I am pretty sure I'll take the PT simply to get it done and go to bed (I work 8:30-5), risking a bad score before the actual LSAT that might not otherwise be an accurate read but would still undermine the confidence/work I've put in so far.

Right now, I've taken multiple PTs and feel ready to attack the LSAT from a stamina perspective. My two concerns are 1) Get better (don't want to be sick on test day); and 2) stay nimble. Perhaps it would be wiser to do a timed section or two and review the Bibles as opposed to a full on PT today? I'm taking a PT Thursday, regardless.

Feedback is appreciated, thanks!

Studying for the LSAT / Studying without the experimental section?
« on: September 22, 2008, 12:19:54 AM »
Hey all,

I've been taking practice tests fairly regularly, using the "10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptest" books. The thing is, they don't supply the experimental section so, excluding the writing section, I'm only prepping with four sections. 1) Do you think that this will adversely affect my performance on the test day with a fifth section (because of endurance issues); and 2) is there any way to mimic that fifth section? Should I just find a random LSAT section to take alongside the actual preptest just to get used to it?

Thanks again.

Law School Admissions / Honors program?
« on: August 26, 2008, 08:50:32 PM »
As far as applying to law school is concerned, is it worth taking on an honors program? That is, is the work I'll put into it worth it relative to how much more competitive it'll make me?

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