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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: October 07, 2006, 03:53:22 PM »
my guess is they just glance to make sure it's complete unless they have some reason to believe you've cheated. But that's just a guess. I can't imagine they do a handwriting analysis on every app.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: first day of LSAT class/ rude awakening.
« on: October 07, 2006, 07:52:05 AM »
Also keep in mind that how much you improve is determined in large part by where you are when you first take the test.

Someone who's getting a 140 on their diagnostic probably has a great deal of room to learn even the most basic of logic rules, reading comp techniques and diagraming. So it'd be fairly easy to jump 10-15 points even though you have to get more right to jump a point in the middle than you do at the upper end.

But if your diagnostic was at 165, you're probably going to have a lot of trouble raising it even 5 points.

At least that seems to be the case, but I didn't take a class or read a book or anything like that before my test, so other people are probably have far more insight into the matter.

i don't really know, to be honest. The prep i did was taking four of the practice tests available. I guess I should have studied more.

I found the reading comprehension kind of difficult, and I'm glad I paid attention to the time because I had to rush through the section.

But the LR sections seemed pretty easy to me. For whatever reason, I finished the logic sections with about 5-10 minutes to spare each time, so it gave me an opportunity to go back and look at a couple of the tricky problems. Of course, I could have just been careless.

I liked the LG section because for whatever reason after about 10 minutes into it I was really sweating because it just wasn't coming to me. 5 minutes later, I was racing through the questions like they were nothing. I think something "clicked" which was a nice feeling.

all that said, i'm really bad at judging my performance. I can't even remember what I answered on the majority of questions, so the postmortem is completely useless to me other than to really stress me out ("dammit! i'll bet I didn't answer that!")

i'm rambling.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Cursive
« on: October 06, 2006, 05:09:14 PM »
What's such a big deal about cursive? Don't any of you have any classes with in class tests where you have to write an essay/response? I guess us philosophy majors powned the cursive statement.

i just saw the other topic. my bad.

I don't write in cursive. I print. And it's just as fast (and MUCH easier to read) than anyone's cursive.

Studying for the LSAT / Cursive
« on: October 06, 2006, 05:06:35 PM »
I figure with all the serious worries out there, a bit of levity might be nice.

Why exactly do we have to write that honesty statement in cursive? I don't get it. I had to ask for extra time to finish that section TWICE even though everyone in the room was finished. If I could print, it would have been no problem. So why cursive? I don't think there's a legal reason, is there? It actually caused me a little anxiety before the start. I won't say that affected my score in any way, but it seems like every little bit of anxiety made is a bad thing.

Anyway. Make fun of me at will!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UT/Residence
« on: October 06, 2006, 11:53:42 AM »
nice. thanks!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UT/Residence
« on: October 06, 2006, 09:43:22 AM »
that's good because I'm applying early, so i hope you're right!

But doesn't it seem more logical that they'd evaluate the out of state people on a more stringent basis? If for 35% of the student body they can get a 3.80 GPA and a 170 LSAT average, it seems like they'd do that rather than just have it first come first serve on the average of in staters. If that makes any sense.

just a thought, but it's always possible you'll fall in love with the area of the country you go to. maybe you're inescapably close to your family or something, but don't count out regions of the country just because you assume you want to work in chicago unless there's a big reason. Especially if you like Texas so much!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Your Opinion and Dual Degrees
« on: October 05, 2006, 11:02:48 PM »
i assume the same doesn't hold true for what are basically academic dual degrees? I'm interested in a JD/MA in political science because i have an academic interest in the field, but i can't imagine it'd increase my career prospects, right? Right?

Wow. You guys have really hijacked the LSAT Insider thread. I mean, circle jerks?

yes there is some quality hijacking going on tonight.

iscoreda, get a strong alcoholic drink in hand immediately and join us.

See, that technique worked for about two days, but I just don't have the liver money to keep it up for 18 more days. I have to spend at least a few hours suffering sober.

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