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I dont think it's on LSAC's website but I'm thinking of taking June 2007 rather than February exam since either way I'll be applying next Fall. I'm just trying to figure out how much solid free time I'll have from graduation in May until what date its offered in June. Just trying to find out if it's early mid or late June???

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Studying for the LSAT / How does my GPA boosting plan sound???
« on: October 15, 2006, 11:36:56 PM »
Ok so I'm in the final stretch of undergrad. I'm entering my last semester senior year and I'm registering for classes tonight online. I'm roughly at a 3.54 GPA overall. I'm finishing up the last few classes I have for my double major in psychology and crimnal justice. Those classes I can consider As.  :)

But I have this plan that if law schools just take your GPA from your undergrad and throw that into the index (keeping in mind each school rates the undergrad as well) why not try to boost my GPA with anything I possibly can. In addition to the 3 psychs and 1 criminal justice class I have to take I was thinking of taking a very basic 3 credit macroeconomics class with an easy professor, a very basic 3 credit course in sociology with an easy professor, and maybe a gym class. I've really calculated it all out and I think with relatively all As I can bring my GPA up to a 3.6 when I graduate. When I say "easy" professors I'm speaking based off of numerous ratings compliment of Ratemyprofessor.com  I would never go and take extra courses with extremely tough professors that would hurt rather than help my GPA. So does anyone else see this as a negative plan or any opinions/comments??? :-\

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Studying for the LSAT / For those taking the December LSAT...
« on: October 15, 2006, 10:23:55 AM »
Arent you guys worried that even with taking the LSAT in December and having the rest of your application complete you'll still need an EXTREMELY good score to get into the school's you're looking at? I mean with rolling admissions and such it only gets more difficult to get in with a late application...

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Studying for the LSAT / What does URM stand for?
« on: October 12, 2006, 05:42:05 PM »
What does URM stand for?

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Studying for the LSAT / Your opinion on Princeton Review's book
« on: September 28, 2006, 09:11:44 PM »
Hey, I got the 2006 edition of "Cracking the LSAT" by princeton review that goes over some basic strategies for the LSAT and has 3 practice tests on paper and includes a cd for 4 additional practice tests online. What do you think of the materials? Are the tips and strategies too basic? I've found that the way they classify the logical reasoning questions differs slightly from the way powerscore bible does. Also are the practice tests helpful and good measure of the difficulty/structure in arguments as the way other real lsats are composed? Any opinions/comments are welcome.

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Studying for the LSAT / Anyone consider taking Aderol???
« on: September 28, 2006, 05:01:00 PM »
Since this seems to be one of the biggest tests in all our lives I'm wondering if anyone is considering taking Aderol before going in to take the test. Personally, I've never tried it but a few of my friends who have really say it works well and helps you concentrate. I wouldn't just put it past me without consdering it seeing as how important this test is. But I'd definitely try it the first time before the actual test if I did decide to use it. Anyone have any experience in this area? Kinda on the illegal side of things but just wondering if anyone's had experience in this area.

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My LSAT course instructor from an independent company says to read the question first for logical reasoning questions so "you know what to look for" when reading through the stimulus.

The logical reasoning bible (which has been very popular and recommended for/by users of this board) says that it only wastes time because you are going to read the question again and you should begin by reading the stimulus first.

Does it really waste that much time to read the question first or are there any people out there that highly recommend the bible's strategy of reading stimulus first and then question???

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Studying for the LSAT / Diagramming conditional statements...helpful or not?
« on: September 25, 2006, 11:54:58 PM »
For those people who have attempted or currently do diagram conditional statements and contrapositives, do you find this technique to be helpful or more time consuming than necessary?
Ex.

If you hit a glass with a hammer, the glass will break.  H -> B.
And the contropositive : If the glass is not broke, it was not hit with a hammer. -B -> -H

I'm more concerened with writing these out for logical reasoning more than games but does anyone find these particularly/extremely helpful for either or?

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAC tryin to steal my money???
« on: September 22, 2006, 11:59:15 PM »
Ok so im registered for the Sept LSAT right now but definitely want to switch to either February or June. I was orignally thinking June but I think one month off over x mas vacation would definitely be enough time to study.

Anyways it says right now that if I cancel the test I'll only get a $42 dollar refund for the 120 i paid originally. They don't even have the option of switching test dates to June yet only February. I'm wondering why not just switch to February, and then if I'm not ready to take it then switch it again to June. I know it cost $30 to switch each time but if I cancel my score now im losing about $80 anyways. Does LSAC allowing switching more than once??? I don't see why I shouldnt just switch to February and if I dont feel ready by then switch to June again. Anyone got an idea. Also I'm calling LSAC tomorrow to see what they say but I'm gonnna assume they just want the most money they can get out of me so...

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Im pretty new to the forums and I noticed a lot of people pass on pdf files of the newer tests. Can someone englighten me as to how to go about doing this and getting the more recent tests rather than paying a fortune for them individually online? Any special web sites or offers as well? Thanks!

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