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Studying for the LSAT / Stupid Stupid Stupid
« on: October 25, 2006, 02:08:11 PM »
I was just thinking about this and have the perfect community for a sample.

And for the record, I'd choose the chick with the 178 10 times out of 10. Something about smart chicks, I don't know.

Studying for the LSAT / Any Advice Would Be (much) Appreciated
« on: October 25, 2006, 06:25:31 AM »
I'm applying to around 10 schools with my current numbers. I'm also considering retaking the LSAT. Maybe I improve and can apply to some more in December.

Regarding the retake: I'm not a strong test taker. I'm a very slow reader and when all the neighborhood kids were working on logic games back in the day I was outside dominating kickball. I consistently guess on between 15-20 questions per test (6 RC, 8 ARG, 5 G), and I've taken over 20 of them.

My best production was 78 correct on June 2005 PT.

Breakdown from 9/30/06

RC  - 19/28

ARG - 20/25, 19/25
GMS - 12/22

If it looks like I can only really improve 5 to 6 points assuming near %100 production from my attempted questions (80ish), is it better just to throw all my darts now, or should I retake and try to speed up my test taking?

Thanks a lot.

Studying for the LSAT / Craziest LSAT BreakDown
« on: October 23, 2006, 12:16:54 PM »
I've heard that the out-loud-breakdown is a staple of the Bar Exam. Apparently very few test sites are without a few.

Anybody have anything like that happen during an LSAT?

In September, at UM (miami), a large man sitting near me (likely a football player) opened the booklet to begin the first section and within seconds said, "oh hell naw". He closed the booklet, walked up, handed materials to the proctors, wrote something down and left. 

Less than a minute into the test!

I managaged to catch a glimpse of his first section as he closed the book.

It was RC.

I know, not really "crazy". But still...

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT or GPA Heavy Consideration
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:09:25 AM »
From US NEWS Ultimate Guide to Law Schools
Typically, grades and test scores serve as a kind of sorting mechanism, an efficient way for admissions staffers to mentally put applicants into one of three categories as they read through all the files: the probably admitted (unless somethine unexpected turns up to detract from the numbers), the probably denied (unless something unexpected turns up that makes them really appealing), and the ones who require considerable mulling over and discussion. Some schools do this analysis based on the LSAT, some do it based on the GPA, and some use both.

I thought this was really interesting. Are there actually adcomms that only factor one aspect when running throught this first pass?

Does anybody have info on that?

Studying for the LSAT / Disclosure of Writing Sample Score
« on: October 23, 2006, 05:51:36 AM »
Does LSAC not disclose the writing sample score to the test taker?

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