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Um...unless your applying to the top schools...I don't think they will penalize you too much for one repeated word.  Sometimes they don't even read the whole thing thoroughly- I was told they usually just skim-read it when they start to get time crunched (which is all the time I'm guessing)- so they might not even notice.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 30, 2006, 02:10:37 PM »
No sorry, I didn't mean they were required to take the course- just that my instructor did.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about Experimental Section
« on: October 30, 2006, 11:24:46 AM »
Be careful with this- princeton review's website says that for a few test forms, the experimental section may be different.  In other words, this past Sept. 2006 test the exp. sec. was 2- but some test forms may have had it in sec. 3 or 4 etc...Basically they said that sometimes it may not be universal.  I prayed it wasnt because I rocked on sec. 2- unfortunately I was not using a "diff." test form... :-\  I took Kaplan though- so thats just what I read.  I can't confirm it's truthfulness.

I am from the area, specifically the Mentor/Painesville area, its about 30 min. east.  Anyways, my stats are 3.71 cum. (3.94 degree) and a 146 (oops) and now 156.  I am considering retaking the LSAT though, since I was scoring roughly 162 on practice tests.  Now at CSU, my gpa is above the 75% and my 156 is just under the 157 75% score (154 median).  As for Akron, same scenario with the exception that my LSAT is the median I believe.  I think I have a great shot at each- but I am curious about case.  My gpa is great, but my score is just below the 157 25% score.  Any thoughts?  Anyone in a similar situation?

On a side note, anyone know if I may submit my LSAT score currently for admission, and then submit the Dec. score to help improve my scholarship chances?  Thanks!

Anyone applying to schools like Case, Clev. Marshall, Toledo, Akron, etc...?

I read the question stem first to ascertain what question type it is, and sometimes jot down the type next to the QS. This information can usually be gleaned within seconds once you get enough practice at it. After reading the stimulus I glance once again at the question stem just to be sure I have the question type right. IMO it saves time because you will almost never have to reread the stimulus, which I found happened to me sometimes when I read the stimulus first without knowing what to look for from the QS. Also you will almost never have to reread the QS, as some proponents of the opposite approach claim you do.

Occasionally the question stem will be so long and strangely worded that I forget it and read the stimulus first.

I completely agree.  This strategy really improved my LR sections.  And its true, once you read the question stem you should not have to re-read it.  Just know the question types and you'll know what your looking for, you won't have to reread at all- this turned out much, much quicker for me.

Studying for the LSAT / how new aba policy will affect admissions/lsat?
« on: October 29, 2006, 10:19:11 AM »
With the new higher score policy, how do you think this will affect admissions decisions?  Some issues I have heard that you may want to comment on:

Will this raise median scores?  Or are the numbers of retakers too few to do so?

Will this raising of standards really only come into play once Dec. scores start rolling in for the retakers?  -leaving those of us who apply early a better shot than if we applied later?  (better shot compared to any raised standards)

Will admissions committees be expecting higher numbers right off the bat from the new policy change?

Law School Admissions / Re: Effects of new ABA policy on this years cycle
« on: October 29, 2006, 09:57:57 AM »
So it seems like everyone is kind of thinking that for those of us who apply early (before the Dec. LSAT) we may have a better shot since many people may wait and retake in December?  Hey, I'll take what I can get!

Law School Admissions / Re: Effects of new ABA policy on this years cycle
« on: October 29, 2006, 09:47:12 AM »
I have been wondering if the new policy would drive up medians.  With most schools taking the higher score, will the retakers with multiple scores drive these numbers up?  Or are retakers too few to make a dent?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: HELP! December LSAT crisis
« on: October 29, 2006, 06:48:12 AM »
I took kaplan before the Sept. LSAT.  I was scoring high 40's too, until about 3 weeks before the test!  On my Kaplan tests I scored 154, 145, 147, 154, and then on my practice tests afterwards I scored 155 and then 162.  I'm retaking in December because I know I can do better than the 156 I scored on the Sept. LSAT.  So my point is, I saw my scores go up the last few weeks.  I know people give kaplan a bad wrap- but I thought their methods worked for me.  It's different for everyone though I guess.  So just practice the problems in the mastery book, and check to see why you aren't getting them right.  On the weekends take practice tests, the earlier the better since the older tests may not reflect the new material on the LSAT.  But you do have to give this A LOT of time, as much as you possibly have actually, if you want to score well.

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