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Studying for the LSAT / Prep Test 46, RC, 4th passage...awful
« on: September 10, 2006, 10:22:57 AM »
I'm just complaining. The fourth passage in the RC section of Prep Test 46 was terrible. It was boring and the sentences were more convoluted then they needed to be. I'm surprised I got half the questions correct. I blame this section for me not cracking 170.

On a realted note, it's totally frustrating that one RC section can kill your score. Games and LR sections are fairly predictable, but when they can throw garbage like this at you, who knows who you are going to do on the test.

I'm just complaining...


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: are we a representative sample??
« on: September 10, 2006, 10:12:52 AM »
I know about 10 people who have gone to law school in the past 2 or 3 years and neither of them know about this board and not a single one scored higher than a 155 (most of them under 150). Granted, my friends aren't a representative sample, but it reminded me there are people who go to law school that do not prepare for the LSAT. I'm not sure of the exact stats, but I thought I read somewhere that 80% of test takers score between 140-160 and that 170 was in the 98th or 99th percentile.

I wouldn't worry about what other people are scoring. The scale is already set. Just hope to get a score that gives you a good chance to get into your target schools.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Getting seriously discouraged.
« on: August 30, 2006, 05:26:15 PM »
I understand you are discouraged, however, I think if you follow Barnum's advice and REALLY think about why an answer is wrong/correct (and write it out, that has been helping me as of late) in the LR and RC sections, you will start to notice an improvement in those sections. For all three sections, I think if you stick with it and practice more you will get better provided you really understand the mistakes you made. I felt like I was in a real rut at about the same score range as you, but lately my full test scores have been coming up and my individual timed section scores have been coming up. As you can see below it took about 4-5 tests for things to start seeing some improvement.

Another "soft factor" you may want to consider is attitiude. For games especially, if you think of them as fun games as opposed to an annoying games, that might help as well.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: reading comprehension
« on: August 29, 2006, 05:09:53 PM »
Try this thread

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,66715.0.html

The third entry down from Vera has a lot of good tips.

Also, for me just reading MUCH slower than I normally would helps. I actually follow along with my pencil just to make sure I abosorb the information.

Hope that helps...

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Studying for the LSAT / Orlando area LSAT locations
« on: August 07, 2006, 03:12:21 PM »
Does anyone have any info on Orlando area test sites? The one closest to me (UCF) is full. I selected the Deltona site but I heard from someone that took it there that it was a nightmare (took hours to get started, was crammed in tiny desks and everyone was on top of one another). Deltona is about an hour a way, so at this point, something in Lakeland or Tampa isn't that much further for me. Any info is awesome. Thanks.

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