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Studying for the LSAT / What does URM stand for?
« on: October 12, 2006, 02:42:05 PM »
What does URM stand for?

Studying for the LSAT / Your opinion on Princeton Review's book
« on: September 28, 2006, 06:11:44 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? 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.

Studying for the LSAT / Anyone consider taking Aderol???
« on: September 28, 2006, 02:01:00 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.

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???

Studying for the LSAT / Diagramming conditional statements...helpful or not?
« on: September 25, 2006, 08:54:58 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?

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?

Studying for the LSAT / LSAC tryin to steal my money???
« on: September 22, 2006, 08:59:15 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...

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!

Studying for the LSAT / Improving LSAT VOCAB
« on: September 21, 2006, 08:47:38 PM »
One of my weakest areas seems to be reading comp. After reading most of the essays I find myself thinking WTF just happened when I look at the questions. Part of the reason may be some of the tricky vocab assocaited with the reading comps. Anyone got a good idea on how to improve LSAT vocab over 8-9 month period???

Studying for the LSAT / OVER KILL STUDYING
« on: September 21, 2006, 08:31:30 PM »
Hey I was wondering what "amount" of studyign people usually do. Is doing 2 full timed tests in a given day over kill or are there people out there having success with this "cramming"??? Bear in mind im taking the June LSAT so I'm not in a cramming 1 week away LSAT mode like everyone else. For those who are good luck!

Right now I'm kind of in a tight spot. I'm not thrilled about settling for a school thats not in the top 40. (usnews ranking) I go to Temple University undergrad and have a 3.47 overall and 3.97 in Criminal Justice major and 3.5 in Psychology major. Temple law is a good school but its not the best I could do and I really want a change of scenery. My dream school really is Fordham or George Washington U.

Right now I'm registered for the Sept LSAT but my diagnostics are only hitting high 150s. I know I pretty much need mid to high 160s for a school like Fordham. Should I just cancel taking the test in Sept and wait, take a year off, and practice for the LSAT? In addition my senior year grades will be averaged in bringing me up to a 3.57. (This is assuming I get all As which I have been doing the past 2 years, my freshman year was an array of Cs in sciences) I was thinking of still taking the Sept LSAT but I'm too worried of still only getting in the high 150s and having that score linger around for such a long time and then have to be averaged in with any subsequent test scores. Should I just take the test and see how I do or just wait til the June 07 or October 07 LSAT to take it the first time?

Finally, I would really have to find something to do in the year off between  undergrad and law school. Any suggestions about this and the previous? Thanks for your input!!!

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