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Thanks to all who responded.

I honestly do wish to end this now.  However, I would hate to see any careless mistakes simply because I was not on top of my game; too much efforts went in during the past year. 

Idapie - I would love to take some time off before the exam, but month of December is like our crunch time and it's pretty hard to get any time off before the exam.  Couple days before Christmas? Maybe.  Also, I do not want to raise suspicion around my office or even give a hint to my supervisor that I'm going to law school.  This is another reason why I was contemplating to postpone my exam. 

Third psyche-out does have a strong impact on you.  I wish to give my best on this third try.  I'm gonna do one more diagnostic on Thursday to see where I stand (mentally and physically).  Good luck to all who's taking the exam this Saturday. 

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Hey all!

I have a dilemma that's been keeping me up at night.  I'm scheduled to take this December 2008 exam, but I'm not sure if my impending circumstances would allow me to perform my best on the exam day.  Before I go any further, let me give you some of my background information:

-  This next LSAT will be my third exam.  I cancelled the previous two, including the October 2008.

-  Been studying consistently for over a year now.  During the recent months, I've been scoring above 170 for the most part and my highest was 178.

-  Other parts of my applications are finished with help from Anna Ivey: Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose, Resume, and three great LOR.

-  Have about three years of work experience and continues to work at the same place.

This last point is also a problem since during the past three months I've traveling non-stop.  Constant travel has been exhausting and if I were to take the exam next friday, I need to fly back to my home and take it at the designated site.  Of course, there is a good chance that I will do well and get this over with. Hopefully, I will be able to submit my applications in time and start attending one of the schools of my choice in fall 2009.  However, my goal is to apply with the best score and have the best chance in getting accepted to one of the top law schools.  I can postpone and take the exam at a later date when I'm feeling less exhausted and stressed, but this would also mean that I have to wait another 20 months or so to start my education. 

I honestly believe that I can still improve my timing on each sections and increase my accuracy a bit more.  I would greatly appreciate any of your feedbacks, opinions, or advices.  Thank you.

(Does this somehow resemble one of the LSAT's writing section?)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Top five hardest games of all time
« on: November 21, 2008, 05:04:30 PM »
I forgot which PT it was, but I seem to remember the bird game to be the most memorable.  It was one of the first games I tackled and back then I didn't know much about contrapositive.  The game about advance and beginner text books being reviewed by two editors also gave me some trouble since I didn't get one of the key inferences.

Blueprint considers the Bus game to be one of the most toughest, if not the toughest.  I see their point in that you can't draw any key inference from the rules and there are so many possibilities/variables.  

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT explanations site
« on: October 13, 2008, 10:52:47 PM »
You know you won't be able to use any content from an LSAT test w/o a license from LSAC, right?
Yes. I am pursuing that avenue. I want to gauge interest and see if anyone is willing to help. It would be a lot of work to write explanations for 50-odd tests.

I wonder how difficult it will be to get a license from LSAC to use the actual LSAT material.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I feel so defeated!!
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:03:00 AM »
I'm considering canceling my score too.  I gave up as well, though I was really trying not to give up.  I don't know though.  Now that they're not normally averaging test scores, is it worth canceling?

I just had a live chat with other forum members and it appears that I did pretty well on other sections besides RC.  By being optimistic, I'd say I might have 170.  On the other, I might have around mid 160 or lower.  It is true that law schools generally take the highest, but most top lawschools still averages the score.  I'm gonna sleep on this a little bit since I still have time.  However, I don't see myself risking on being stuck with low score when I could've done a lot better.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I feel so defeated!!
« on: October 04, 2008, 07:29:06 PM »
I had LG for my first section and it was an experimental.  Two signs kinda gave it away.  One was that the first game literally covered the page and no areas to decently diagram the rules (and it was a grouping game, too).  Two was that there was one question that was unconvetional compared to other games questions. 

Funny thing happened during the first section.  My proctor forgot to call stop after 35 minutes so everyone had like extra 7 minutes to keep working.  Too bad my first section was experimental.

I had RC for my third section and after not properly getting through the last passage, I also felt defeated and part of me kinda gave up during the subsequent sections.  Right now I'm trying to figure out how well I did on the RC, but I'm considering to cancel my score.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: limestone/quartz
« on: October 04, 2008, 07:20:00 PM »
what did you guess

you asking a question that was on today's lsat?  The one in the LR?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So how did we do?
« on: October 04, 2008, 05:32:15 PM »
1.) the china RC was the hardest on the RC, but RC was still pretty easy.  the two difficult ones on the china passage were:

a.) the question about combining chinese with english and how its similar to cotton (using cotton to weave something that is similar to another type of fabric)
b.) which weakened the last paragraph (i chose the book discussed in the last paragraph was not representative on the author's work)


For a, I clearly remember my answer being D as I narrowed it down between B(don't remember the content of the answer somehow).
For b, I chose the same answer.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So how did we do?
« on: October 04, 2008, 05:00:49 PM »
I thought this LSAT was a lot more difficult than the June 2007. I had to guess on the last couple of questions on game 4. I think I guessed all D from 20-23. Hopefully I snagged at least one of those. Reading comp was really trick too...does anyone remember a question that went something like...Which of the following passages could be written by same author based on the author's tone in the main passage?? That one killed me.

Yea, I believe I had that question on the comparative passage about purple weed.  I heard from one other test taker that he had that question (in addition to the aforementioned one) on his second RC section.

I thought that question came from the Chinese American author one, did it not?

Maybe.  Come to think of it I think it was the first passage, which was about intellectual properties and injunction.  The question stem was the one mentioned above and the correct answer was about how a company can prevent certain information from leaking to its competitors.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So how did we do?
« on: October 04, 2008, 04:43:03 PM »
I thought this LSAT was a lot more difficult than the June 2007. I had to guess on the last couple of questions on game 4. I think I guessed all D from 20-23. Hopefully I snagged at least one of those. Reading comp was really trick too...does anyone remember a question that went something like...Which of the following passages could be written by same author based on the author's tone in the main passage?? That one killed me.

Yea, I believe I had that question on the comparative passage about purple weed.  I heard from one other test taker that he had that question (in addition to the aforementioned one) on his second RC section.

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