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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Some help please...
« on: May 24, 2004, 06:40:53 PM »
Duh on my part for the U before R mix up..and the X thing I actually had correctly...I just put AM in my diagram on the exam on the bottom.

Thanks for pointing out my mistake!  I'm going to sit down and see if that'll fix my problems, and hopefully I can put this game behind me!

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Studying for the LSAT / Some help please...
« on: May 24, 2004, 04:44:00 PM »
I'm about to join the ranks of those who type out logic game questions for help.. :P  Sorry if this one's been asked already, but here goes..

Dec 1996, Game #3

An attorney is scheduling interviews with witnesses for a given week, Monday through Saturday.  Two full consecutive days of the week must be reserved for interviewing hostile witnesses.  In addition, nonhostile witnesses Q, R. U, X, Y, and Z will each be intervied exactly once for a full morning or afternoon.  The only witnesses who will be interviewed simultaneously with each other are Q and R.  The following conditions apply:

X must be interviewed on Thursday morning
Q must be intervied at some time before X
U must be interviewed at some time before R
Z must be intervied at some time after X and at some time after Y.

Here's what I got:

QR>X>Z

QR>U

Y>Z

    AM   __  __  __  __  __  __

    PM   __  __  __  X   __  __

         M   T   W   T   F   S

And QR can't go on Saturday or Friday afternoon, since both U, X, and Z have to go after.

I'm finding all the questions really hard, and the QR thing and the block for hostile witnesses is screwing me up as well.  A little guidence would be a great help, even if it's just helping make the bigger inferences to point me in the right direction...

Thanks in advance everyone!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: i SUCK at standardized tests!
« on: May 24, 2004, 04:34:48 PM »
First, you didn't say how long you've been studying.  Have you take 5 practice tests?  (you list 5 scores...) or have you taken 20?

My advice?  You should have started studying earlier.  Or you can push it off and take the October test, which, considering the list of schools you want to go to, might necessitate taking a year off.

Looking at the brighter side, you WILL eventually even off into an average 5-6 point range with work. (i.e. right now, I'm scoring regularly between a 163 and 168).

Your wide range of scores has NOTHING to do with your ability to take the LSAT.  So don't freak out about that.  It's absolutely normal.  I'm sure most people on this board will say the same thing.  I've been noticing that among people here that have posted their practice scores thus far, most people tend not to even out until after taking between 7 and 10 practice tests.  So either keep working and taking tests like mad, or push it off and perhaps try a prep course (I highly recommend powerscore, and others here have said good things about Testmasters).  If you really, really want over a 170, and don't start hitting it soon, this may be something to seriously look in to.

Best of luck studying! 

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