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In the RC section, the nerve growth passage had 6, and the other 3 passages had 7 questions each.. total=27.

I remember because I always do the RC passages with the most questions first ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Which section was experimental?
« on: October 02, 2004, 02:53:01 PM »
Section 2 was the experimental.  It can be LG, LR, or RC- everyone is different.  How it works is they give all the other sections in the same order, and then the experimental (in this case, section 2) can be any of the 3 different types.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 100 or 101 questions
« on: October 02, 2004, 02:36:02 PM »
yeah... what's up with that?

Oh, and did everyone else write their writing sample with pencils and not pen?  That was weird.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Filling in bubbles after time is up.
« on: September 26, 2004, 07:39:18 PM »
I try to not get caught with blank answers, but hey, once in a while, I @#!* up on a practice test and forget to bubble in my guesses 2-3 minutes early, then run out of time before I get to them.

If this happened on the real test, I would do it... I didn't think a course on ethics was prerequisite to taking the LSAT.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who the hell scores 140 and below?
« on: September 26, 2004, 06:35:01 PM »
Yeah, I think you guys with Kaplan got taken for your money.

I didn't take a course, I just bought 30+ preptests and did about 2/3rds of them.  Explanations?  I found that I could eventually explain every question to myself.  Quiet place to study?  The library on campus worked for me.  They have study carrels on every floor, and every even-numbered floor is designated a "quiet study" area.  They even have a direct phone line to security, with this cute sign that states:

"To report noise, or any other security concerns, use this phone to call security"

Heh, or you could jump up and down and scream "SHUT THE @#!* UP, mofo" at anyone making noise, whatever works...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Caffeine + LSAT?
« on: September 26, 2004, 05:40:40 PM »
I've always been curious about Red Bull, so maybe I'll try that this week...

I tend to drink 1 coffee a day, sometimes a 2nd in the afternoon if I need it, and I have been known before to use 20+ servings of coffee as a stimulant to stay awake 72+ hours in extreme cases (end of semester deadlines).

But I realize 20+ cups of coffee saturday morning might be a little extreme, and give me a bad tummy ache  :-\

Studying for the LSAT / Re: should I postpone? Are the preptests indicative?
« on: September 26, 2004, 05:28:42 PM »
I was going to write in June, but I postponed until October, and I am soo glad I did.

About a week before June 14th, even though I had been studying for 2 months, I had only written 10 full-length prep tests, and the last 2 that I wrote were 155's.  I really want to score a 160+, and I felt so stressed by my recent scores, that I decided that postponing for a few months would give me the chance to gain the confidence I needed to do better.

Now, I've written 21 preptests, bought and studied the PSLGB, and have had much better scores on the most recent tests (from #30 onwards).  Though I may have still done okay back in June, now I feel like there is no way that I will score below 160, which was my goal.  I'm not even stressed about saturday, I'm moreso anxious to get the LSAT over with so that I can concentrate on my current coursework, and hopefully pull off straight A's this semester.

If you think that you will be more confident by taking more practice tests and refining your strategy, definitely postpone.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Game Plan until October 2nd
« on: September 26, 2004, 05:05:43 PM »
And, if part of why you can't sleep is because you are worrying about stuff, try this trick:

Talk yourself through the "worst case scenario" of whatever it is that you are worrying about, and then convince yourself that it really isn't that bad.  For example, my worst-case scenario for the LSAT would be to score a 155 (the lowest score I have ever had, so it's reasonable to believe that I wouldn't score lower than that).  What would happen?  Well, I would apply to law school with that score, and because of my awesome GPA, and the work experience I plan to have before entering law school, and my strong writing skills and LOR's that I could get, I would probably still get into most schools that I am applying to.

AND... I'm still alive, my boyfriend would still love me, I still have two degrees, I'm still one of the smartest people I know, I am healthy, no limbs missing, my family is alive, I have place to live and food to eat, etc. etc.

See, the worst-case scenario isn't bad at all!  I can sleep!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Game Plan until October 2nd
« on: September 26, 2004, 05:00:18 PM »
LOL, I am a night person and a morning person.. a chronic insomniac!

But, over the years I've learned to control it pretty well.  If I can't sleep, blowing a fat doobie and then playing solitaire on my gameboy in the dark, or reading a book, usually works for me.  If you don't smoke dope (a very good sleep aid, BTW), then try a couple of shots of your favorite hard liquor.

Canadian Law Students / Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« on: September 26, 2004, 04:53:38 PM »
BTW, Matt, by no means did I intend to imply that psych is an easy major to be in.  That's what the varying percentage scales are for... it is just as difficult in some Chem courses to get an 80% as it is in some psych courses to get a 95%   ;D

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