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Studying for the LSAT / Games breakthrough!!!!
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:26:20 PM »
I just got done with June 98' and I scored a 17/24 in 33:10 minutes on the games section.  1 stupid misbubble mistake, should have been 18/24.  I looked back over my answers and saw why I got some wrong, others I couldn't figure out.  The PS games explanation guide has been a lifesaver for games flunkies such as myself.

I have only been doing timed games after doing LR sections so this was my first full games section in like a month.  I was so scared of games after scoring a 7 and 9 in my previous two preptests back in December.  I went through the LGB twice and then some and did numerous games for weeks and it never seemed to click or make any sense.  So, I put the games away for about 2 weeks and then gradually worked my way back into them and now I am feeling good based on my practice games and this full section!!!!!

For me it was great, for others not so much.  But I just had to share with people that are OCD about the LSAT.  I think my SO is sick of hearing about this test but she is being supportive....
(i fully expect to be told that June 98 games were easy......)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: First practice test since Dec.
« on: January 14, 2007, 11:56:53 AM »
keep it up, benny!

and happy, I wouldn't let this test get to you.  learn from it, and approach the next one even stronger.  i think the best preparation is NOT doing well on all of your PTs, b/c you need something to motivate you to keep working.  Did you have a lot of time left over on the last LR section, or did you finish just in time?

thanks for the encouragement.  Timing is actually one thing that I don't have a problem with.  I check my timer every 5 questions and I haven't run out of time yet on my practice sessions.  I can ususally identify the two likely answers and sometimes have trouble deciding which one satisfies the question stem... I went over the main points of the LRB again last evening and will try again.

I think that I was just rusty and let my anticipation get to me.  I am going to take another PT this afternoon.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: First practice test since Dec.
« on: January 13, 2007, 09:09:13 PM »
I crapped the bed this morning.  149 (56), again.  I did horrible on the games.  I was consistent on LR and my RC was within practice numbers.  I made some seriously stupid mistakes on the my last LR section.  I am gonna take another test in the morning as I felt really rusty having not taken a full length test since December 3rd....

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Mac vs PC questions
« on: January 13, 2007, 09:04:32 PM »
I love my Powerbook, and i can't see myself getting rid of it for law school (unless I upgrade to a newer Mac).  I'd rather get a sub-$600 PC just for exams - I mean, you're not allowed access to your notes, etc. anyway, right? So it's just be a matter of needing a PC to type on.  The only problem I see with this is that I get really used to specific keyboards, and using a different one for exams might screw up my typing speed. 

Quick question about your Powerbook: do you have trouble getting a wireless signal? I've heard that they have this problem and was just wondering how widespread it is. I'm trying to decide if I should get a Macbook or a Powerbook for school.

I converted to a MacBook from PC about two months ago and the wireless range on my MAC is far above my expectations compared to my previous Sony Vaio.  No problems at all.  I was actually surprised the first night as I had around 5 more wireless signals in range that I had never seen before.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: First practice test since Dec.
« on: January 12, 2007, 06:38:44 PM »
Just took my first PT since my horrendous 155 in December, and I got a 164! I know its not stellar for most of you all on here, but it's exactly what I need for top choices, so I'm stoked.  I read the NOVA RC section, and did a ton of games problems before the practice test.  I'm much more comfortable, and I feel I'm ready for Feb.  If I can get a 162-165, I'll be happy as can be...

congrats Benny!  I am taking my third practice test tomorrow after studying pretty hard for the last month.  I hope to show some serious improvement as well.  On my last two tests (taken cold turkey and timed were just about 2 months ago) I got exactly 7 and 11 right on the LG sections.  I did three games last night from 1995 and scored 14/16!  I am so looking forward to tomorrow morning!   Feb is just around the corner....

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 2 and Proud!
« on: January 11, 2007, 03:59:17 PM »
It'll be any T2 school that becomes the main feeder for its region -- one that's isolated and is therefore virtually a T1, regardless of quality.  USD comes to mind.  There are a number of others.

Oklahoma fits that criteria.

I second the OP's suggestion.

I am getting tired of being told that I "can" get a higher score if I just study more, or better yet, STUDY RIGHT.  There are lots of people on this board that have real jobs and lives outside of LSD and simply can't spare 2-4 hours everyday to study.  There is a reason that the LSAT median score is 151, and that less than 2% score 170 or above.  Some people want and will go to law school that don't score above 160.   

Law School Applications / Re: Scholarship question
« on: January 08, 2007, 05:46:06 PM »
Also, a few point bump on the LSAT will make a world of difference in the schools into which you are accepted.

All of this is a long way of saying I'd cancel the Feb. test (so as not to have an LSAT score on record that is less than your best), study hard for June, and apply next cycle.

I agree, a 149 wont get a lot of scholarship money from what I've seen.  And I'm not looking at t-14 like most of the people here.  Although, if you have the money for law school what's the big deal.  People who don't have the $$ could use the scholarship more IMHO

and some think pro sports players are overpaid, but someone signs their checks and they cash them.  If someone is kind enough to give me money, then you bet I will be kind enough to take it, regardless of my own bank account.

Law School Applications / Re: Scholarship question
« on: January 08, 2007, 05:43:00 PM »
I understand what all of you are saying about waiting and taking June, but I have been studying passively for months and intensively for the past 3 weeks.  Every day during the week and long hours during the weekend.  My two preptests were months ago and I feel that I am peaking out based on timed sections that I have been working on.  I worked through LGB twice and just finished the LRB and I can honestly say that MORE months of studying and delaying isn't going to help me.  I constantly get 6-9 wrong on both LR sections and the games are a crap shoot.  I don't want to go to a tier 1 school, my state has 3 schools and I would be just fine staying here.    I am perfectly happy scoring in the mid 150's and a perfectly good T3 and T4 school will throw money at you with a mid 150 score. 

My original question about scholarship money was never answered. Does anyone know if scholarships that are not taken are then passed down?     

Law School Applications / Scholarship question
« on: January 07, 2007, 06:29:10 PM »
I am taking the Feb 10 LSAT but was looking at some of the schools I would like to attend and noticed that they mostly stop offering money in Dec/Jan.  Will they offer the scholarships that aren't taken by people going somewhere else to others such as myself late in the cycle?  I have the money for LS, but someone else picking up part of the tab would be nice.  I have contemplated postponing for a year if I could qualify for a scholarship.  what do you think?

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