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...your friend complains of serious problems with her bf and says "I don't want to be with him unless he changes" and your brain automatically diagrams that sentence as a conditional reasoning statement and converts it into the contrapositive.

I don't get it...why would you use these things to prepare for the LSAT? You're much better off spending that time doing practice tests or working on the LG  Bible or something.  When I took the LSAT, I do not recall ever thinking "darn, I wish I'd read Plato's Republic or this month's Scientific American!"

It's kind of like stretching before lifting weights. It helps to condition your brain when 1) you don't want to be actively studying 24/7; and 2) you want to pace yourself so you don't run out of prep material (like me). I've only had two years of high school science and that was like 10+ years ago, so when I see phrases like "iridium-rich earth mantle layer" or "gamma-aminobutyric acid", I freak out. Exposing myself to magazines like Scientific American or even Popular Science gets me used to scientific mumbo jumbo and helps to alleviate my anxiety.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do i motivate myself?
« on: June 10, 2004, 02:22:57 PM »
Also, I have an lsat study buddy (my boyfriend).  We motivate each other, and it's fun openly discussing lsat questions strategies. 

Good idea in theory but how do you keep the inevitable competitiveness in check? I'd hate to see one of you get a 175 and the other a 155 on test day.

I did the same thing yesterday and got mags 1, 2, and 5. The test-makers seem to be super dino-crazy so the SA special ed. was especially appropriate. Also got the latest National Geographic and some archeology mag. At the very least, I'm hoping that the increased exposure to science-related material will decrease my anxiety level when faced with a science RC passage, esp. when subject matter aside, the questions are generally easier than the ones for liberal arts passages.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do i motivate myself?
« on: June 10, 2004, 11:11:16 AM »
or consider masturbation as a reward.  if you miss less than 3 per section, spank it.  if not, you cant.

I hear that's how they train dolphins.

I've noticed though that even when i LOVE the topic in a RC passage, it's still boring as hell. For example, I am obsessed with the jazz trumpet and there was a passage on Miles Davis in one of the prep tests. I got all the questions right but I still almost fell asleep reading it.  ;D

Law School Admissions / Re: LSAT results
« on: June 07, 2004, 07:03:17 PM »
According to the LSAC, scores will be available as early as Oct 25.

* * *

LSAT  Score Release Dates

Test  Dates
Score  by E-Mail1
For online account holders only. No additional charge.
$10 fee
Score  Report Mailed2
Additional charges may apply.

Saturday,  October 2, 2004
Monday, October 4, 2004+*
Oct.  25, 2004
(Beginning 10 A.M. E.T.)
Oct.  25, 2004
(7 P.M., E.T.)
Nov.  1, 2004

1 Scores by e-mail will take several hours from the beginning time to reach all test takers.
2 Please allow 5-7 days from this date for receipt of the Score Reports.
* This test is NONDISCLOSED. Persons who take a nondisclosed test receive only their scores. They do not receive their test questions, answer key, or individual responses.
+ This test is for Saturday Sabbath observers only.

Law School Admissions / Re: June LSAT Should I take it?
« on: June 07, 2004, 06:55:18 PM »
But taking the october lsat, scores won't get posted for about a month afterwards, so that's mid november, plus a couple weeks for reports to be sent out and general lsac incompetance, and you're talking early December. 

What do you mean scores won't be posted until mid-November? According to the LSAC, you can get scores by email on Oct 25, and if what melissasue says is true, that means schools can access the scores in mid-October. So maybe it's not early enough for SOME early actions (e.g. NYU), but you should be ok for others. At least that's my hope!

Studying for the LSAT / I cried uncle and postponed my test date
« on: June 06, 2004, 03:04:07 PM »
At first I thought I was just having last-minute jitters, but after much soul-searching, I finally allowed myself to admit that I'm just not ready for the June test - despite two months of hardcore studying. I've gone through the LG Bible (twice), a bunch of prep books (Nova, Kaplan, PR, though most of it is crap), 15+ prep tests, AND a weekend PowerScore course, but I'm still stuck in the low 160s. I scored 164 on my first diagnostic test back in November, I just scored 162 yesterday on my latest practice test, and I've been scoring 159-164 on all the tests in between. Maybe I'm just dense, but obviously I'm missing SOMETHING and I have no clue what that is. I really underestimated the LSAT (or overestimated my abilities). ARGH!

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