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Ok, so I have had a horrible migraine all day. I went to the chiropractor, which is helping, but I didn't get to study today. On the bright side, I got all my preptests from LSAC today.

How is everyone else doing?

I have those days too, after I do my 10 hour work day it is extremely hard to come home and put in another 2-3 focused hours of studying.  I get headaches too and it can just ruin your WHOLE day, my headaches are sinus related though....

I am really starting to gel with the LRB, this book rocks.  I am gonna take another prep test on Sat and Sun to see how much I have improved now that I have gone through the LGB and LRB.    I am aiming for 160 based on my practice sessions doing individual sections....   

just over 1 month now.

Finished my LR bible... yay

do you feel any more confident with LR now?  I am 300 pages into mine and I feel worse about LR than I did before I started the LRB.....  The LGB was absolutely golden to helping me, although I didn't master the games, I am much better at them now.

Anybody located in Washington DC and interested in taking timed practice tests once or twice a week at the nearby college library with me? The instructor from PowerScore told me that taking a simulated test at a "semi-noisy" place will most help me adjust to the real testing situation.

I am taking the Feb. 10 exam.,79375.msg1878575.html#msg1878575

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Real lsat day_ how?
« on: January 01, 2007, 01:23:17 PM »
Also, be prepared for sick testtakers (aka coughing), construction noise outside, and horrible proctors - try to take practice exams in bad conditions so that if any of these happen during the real exam, you won't get thrown off (trust me, I got thrown off in my first section in June and it affected me through the next 4 sections).

I took my two practice tests a month ago at Panera bread.  I fugure that if i can go through 5 sections with my timer and with people talking, walking, and sitting down next to me continuously through the strictly timed tests then the REAL thing will be a cakewalk.  Over the next couple of weeks I am going to take a few tests in slightly less hectic conditions.  I found that I was having to re-read LR passages and certain sections of the RC because of the constant disctractions in the cafe.

I am curious about how I will score in more actual test like conditions now that I have done some serious studying this past month.  My previous two full prep tests were done at Panera.  I don't think the actual LSAT testing center will have grandma's, kids, and a PA system announcing when "kelly's" order is ready!!!!!!

Good luck to the other Feb test takers!

Chiashu is horrible.  Much better to look at LSN, or even better the LSAC grid if the school has one.

My example

Chaishu - 0%   ::)

LSAC grid - 16/31

LSN - looks like ~40% with my numbers

I was accepted last week......

The chiashu problem is that there is not enough data, so it is wildly innacurate, at least for the population in general.  There may be certain schools/number combos that are extremely prevalent on there, and in those cases it might be more helpful.  As a rule though, I would check the other sites first.

I agree about chiashu, and LSN for that matter.  My top choice based on the LSAC bar graph that they provided had something like 1200 applications last cycle, 40 people had my school listed on LSN.  Not really a reflective pool IMO...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Rule Driven Games
« on: December 27, 2006, 02:09:48 PM »
hmmmm...gotta check my lesson book. i do remember that it was a class "challenge" game (that i alternately snoozed/panicked through). girl next to me ripped through it not wasting a second on a setup. i still don't know how she knew to go that way rather than wasting time on a setup, and what i'm trying to figure out.

one good indication to dive in and fight it out rule by rule is if you cannot form (m)any deductions/setup WHEN you understand the parameters of the game (as opposed to being confused about the rules or structure of the game).

If the rules leave open a wide range of acceptable possibilities there will be fewer deductions, less of a set-up, and solving the questions will depend more on directly applying individual rules to the question stems and answer choices.

There is one game I can think of that literally has unlimited possibilities, no deductions or set-up (other than writing out the rules), just dive in and fight it out!

October 1996, preptest #20, game #3   The jeweler making a strand of beads game.
You do have to make deductions on a question by question basis though because every question supplies an 'IF' condition, unlike the bread game that was totally bare bones.

I hate that game.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Attention NEWBIES!
« on: December 27, 2006, 02:05:58 PM »
165/3.44 CHANCES!??!!?

No T14 for you, kill self.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Your Worst Section?
« on: December 27, 2006, 02:03:21 PM »
f-ing reading comp.

Yeah, f-ing reading comp.

I'll trade you some of my 98% average on RC if you could give me some games action.

Law School Admissions / Re: dumb people and LSATs
« on: December 08, 2006, 04:01:57 PM »

You can't not classify an entire population of lawyers as not "intelligence-based," and classify doctors as intelligence-based, it just doesn't make sense. That's a logical fallacy.

This is definitely (and to most obviously) correct.

I'm pretty sure surgeons are not the smartest doctors though; they are not the equivalent of appellate lawyers.   

My father who went through Cancer care and Chemo treatment at the VA before he died would always use the same joke:
What do you call the guy that finished last in med school?  Doctor.
Same joke applies to every profession.

Law School Admissions / Re: Worst PS Titles?
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:12:45 PM »
This post is intended as a repository for one-liners.

Q: What is your idea of the worst PS title?

Dear Adcomm,

I gained an immense appreciation for law while in prison and ever since I was released...

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