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I don't know anything about the Evelyn Wood's program.  But, I took a speed reading class at my high school 4 years ago.  It seemed to help RC, etc. but I'm sure it had something to do with having to read every day.  The class was a semester long.  We tested our speed/RC at the beginning of the class.  Then did the "techniques" for the semester taking a quiz (reading passage w/ questions) each week. 

You basically learn how to skim effectively. 

My speed went from 275wpm to a little over 900wpm on the weekly quizzes. 

What was interesting though, is that at the end of the semester the teacher had us take a quiz (reading passage) and we were supposed to read at our normal comfortable pace instead of the hurried-speedreading/skimming.  I read the passage at what seemed to be amazingly slow, but read the passage around 400wpm. 

The class probably couldn't hurt.  But, it's probably better to just do a lot of the old RC sections of the preptests. 

Hope that helps. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Powerscore weekend class review...
« on: June 01, 2004, 07:38:45 PM »
So what's the final review for the class?  Was it worthwhile?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 2nd LSAT
« on: May 30, 2004, 05:56:56 PM »
I think the last day is June 13 if you change it online.  I'm probably going to move my test date...

You don't really have anything to lose by taking it then.   I'm in a similar situation (not scoring where I want to and an economics major)  as you.  I'm graduating next May as well.  I know a couple of guys that took the LSAT last October, they're going to various law schools in the fall...

Good luck.   

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Next 10. Delayed until June 7
« on: May 27, 2004, 12:57:54 PM »
I just checked on the status of my LSAC order:

Item Ordered                     Date Requested   Date Processed  Expected 
10 More Official LSAT Prep Tests   05/21/2004   05/24/2004   
Prep Test 42 (Dec 2003 LSAT)       05/21/2004   05/24/2004   
Prep Test 41 (Oct 2003 LSAT)       05/21/2004   05/24/2004   
Official LSAT SuperPrep            05/21/2004    Backordered   May 28, 2004 
Next 10 Actual Official PrepTests  05/21/2004    Backordered   June 7, 2004 
Prep Test 43 (Jun 2004 LSAT)       05/21/2004    Backordered   late July 2004 

I'm going to have to push my test date back to October...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Next 10. Delayed until June 7
« on: May 27, 2004, 12:47:50 PM »
Hmm.  That's really annoying...I pre-ordered them.  If LSAC can push back the release of the old tests a couple weeks, we should be able to push back the real test date a couple of weeks.   

Round up the troops, and start the Revolt!!! 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR question HELP!
« on: May 27, 2004, 08:43:49 AM »
My example isn't perfect my anymeans...but similar.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR question HELP!
« on: May 27, 2004, 08:43:11 AM »
I think Brazil Boy and Jacy are right. 

Something along the lines of that reasoning:

The only people in Mrs. Smith's 1st grade class are children, but they were tall children.  So the only people in Mrs. Smith's 1st grade class were tall people. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC horrible...any improvement?!?!?!?
« on: May 26, 2004, 09:15:16 PM »
Well, I've improved a little 19/26 today.  That's still not where I need to be, but I got all the answers right on the last reading passage.  That's a first for me, so I'm still optimistic... 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC horrible...any improvement?!?!?!?
« on: May 25, 2004, 03:44:28 PM »
Okay...I'm off to buy some magazines and newspapers.  Thanks for the responses. 

I'll keep you guys informed. 

I'm in a similar boat.  I would just do what I'm doing:  Study like crazy and prepare for the June LSAT.  If I'm not scoring where I need to be by June 10-12, then I'm pushing it to October. 

I'm in a Princeton Review class.  It's overall a waste of a money.  I've had a similar experience to Riceowl...Nova's book has been a lot more helpful than the class.  The class goes incredible slow.  We will spend half an hour going over just one game...

I'd like to take the test in October...Powerscore's Logical Reasoning Bible will be out by then.  But, I'm the president of my fraternity and once school starts I won't have a lot of extra time to study.  So June is the best time for me if I'm prepared...

Anyway, Goodluck. 

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