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Don't count on that. If I remember correctly, in Dec. the curve was -8 for a 170 which is pretty damn brutal. If you're trying for 170 plus I'd try to get it down to 8 or less.

I disagree. While it is, of course, possible that 93 would be the score needed for a 170, chances of that happening are slim,, since that was the hardest curve ever given, and it was in December, which is most recent. I doubt they will keep it at 93.

June 05 had a really tough curve too.  It appears to be a recent trend to have tough curves.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: JUNE 2006 LSAT ROLL CALL
« on: May 25, 2006, 05:46:38 PM »
I'm taking it in June.  Hope this'll be the only time!

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Boalt
Northwestern
UCLA
USC
UC Hastings

Maybe some East Coast schools if I do well on the June LSAT.

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I actually took PrepTest 22 a few days ago, and got a raw score of 94 (LR -5, LG -1, RC -1), scaled score: 175.

I thought a lot of the logical reasoning was complex and pretty difficult.  Specifically, I have trouble understanding Section 2, Question 17, about cheetah populations and natural habitat.  Anyone get that problem right?

Also, the reading comp on PrepTest 22 doesn't feel at all as tough as on the more recent tests, since the passages are short and there are only 26 questions.

When I took this test over a month ago, I missed 4 on the RC.  My average on the later tests I've taken (30-38) is less than 2 wrong.  I thought it was tough. :D  Good work on the 175, btw.

What did you choose for 17?

A.) is wrong because the passage says nothing about the accuracy of previous estimates of exisiting cheetah populations; I can see why someone might choose this if they read the stimulus hastily because the passage isn't as clear as it could be about which estimates are referred to in "the current population barely meets the previous estimates"  But that phrase is referring to inaccurate estimates of the number of cheetahs required to survive a natural disaster, not estimates of existing cheetah populations.

B.) is wrong because nothing is says nothing about the comparitive rates of diminishment of cheetah populations and their habitat

C.) is just off base, like b

D.) is correct because there are only as many cheetahs in the African grasslands as were estimated (in a LOW estimate) to be necessary to survive a natural disaster; since there aren't significantly more, there currently can't be enough cheetahs to survive a natural disaster

E.) like C, is just wrong

Thanks for the explanation, squirt10!  Heh...I guess I'm guilty of reading the stimulus too hastily.  I chose (A).  The stimulus seemed really convoluted to me and I had trouble picking apart the statements and what they meant.  Your reasoning really helps make it clearer.

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I actually took PrepTest 22 a few days ago, and got a raw score of 94 (LR -5, LG -1, RC -1), scaled score: 175.

I thought a lot of the logical reasoning was complex and pretty difficult.  Specifically, I have trouble understanding Section 2, Question 17, about cheetah populations and natural habitat.  Anyone get that problem right?

Also, the reading comp on PrepTest 22 doesn't feel at all as tough as on the more recent tests, since the passages are short and there are only 26 questions.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Oddest thing ever
« on: May 24, 2006, 10:10:42 PM »
I have a somewhat similar strategy-- I tend to do the first 7-10 questions, then the last 5 questions, and then the middle ones.  I find this relieves the time pressure, since when you look at the section, you've already reached "the end".

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I've taken 8, and I plan to take 5 more before the test day. My prep course instructor, as well as my pre-law advisor, both agreed that it is not good to take tests daily. On the off days I am going through and reviewing a question type each day. EX: Monday-LR Flaw, Tuesday-Games Matching, Wednesday RC Main Point, Thurs Exam, etc.

The final week I will be taking an exam every other days and reviewing all question types on the off days.

I guess it's different for every person, but I have found that taking at least 5 timed tests a week has really helped my mental stamina, concentration and confidence.  I used to really dread taking a full-length 4-5 section LSAT in one sitting and was always counting down how many more questions I had left, etc., but now, it's become almost second nature.

It may sound crazy, but I'm trying to train myself to perform under any circumstances come test day, which means taking these tests even if (and especially when) I'm tired, sleepy, hungry, bored or just unwilling to sit through the test.  I don't want to do well in practice only to bomb on test day because I didn't get enough sleep, was stressed out or felt sick...although I will take a few days of rest in the week before the test.

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Which ones are you taking?  I'm doing all three of the PrepTest books, and then 41-48.

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I have 37 PrepTests and am planning to do about one a day until the exam.  I'm currently about halfway through...

What about the rest of you?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep Test 21 Games Help!
« on: May 24, 2006, 01:47:30 PM »
I just took test 21 and completely bombed the games section, which is not normal for me.  If anyone has insight into set-ups/tips, especially for the last game, I would GREATLY appreciate it!  On a happier note  :), I found the 2 Logical Reasoning sections a lot easier and did much better than usual on those.  Has anyone else noticed this about test 21?

Is there any particular question that you had trouble with for that game?

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