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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is one year too early to start studying?
« on: June 15, 2008, 12:33:04 AM »
That depends on what your starting point is.  Have you taken any diagnostic test under timed condition?  If so, how did you do.  If you're already scoring around 160 and your goal is 170+, then I think one year is a bit of overkill but not necessarily a waste.

I've been studying for about a year or so while maintaining my full time work schedule.  Based on my experience, I don't think you need to worry about depleting your study materials (unless of course you plan on studying like 4-6 hours every day for an entire year).  I've been studying as much as I could and mostly been preping with practice tests.  To this day I still have about 8 prep tests that I haven't touched.  Also, it's not a bad idea to work on the prep test and revisit that same test couple months later as it will reinforce some of the ideas learned previously.

Just took this test today, but is it just me or does this test have a difficult RC section? 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 43, s. 2, Q. 19
« on: June 13, 2008, 11:03:32 AM »
Hope it helped.  Part of the reason I got this question right is because of how I approach answering questions.  I don't read the stimulus first, but instead I read the question stem first then I tackle the stimulus.  There are several prominent Prep companies like TM and Powerscore that advise you not to do this, but I don't necessarily agree with them.  My advice is that a student should work with both strategies (reading stimulus, stem and choices or reading stem, stimulus and question) and see which one works well for an individual. 

I tried both, and turns out that I score better with increased efficiency when I read the question stem first.  Just like the LR question you asked, I read the stem and realized that I needed to look for similar element between the two person.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 43, s. 2, Q. 19
« on: June 12, 2008, 06:42:42 PM »
I believe the answer is D?

This is an unusual question.  As it asks what they agree on.

Marc says that people are nostalgic because they regret recent revoluation.  Robert states that they are nostalgic not because of recent, but because of distant past.  Keep in mind that both people agree that there was a revolution AND they agree that people are not satisfied and feel nostalgia.

Thanks to wiseowl, devo, and frybread.  I analyzed PT48 with other tests and saw some big difference.  One is that it has a harsh scale.  Two is just as what frybread said; more principle and flaw questions.  PT48 had 10 flaw questions.  LG did get easier, but this doesn't help me since I rarely miss any on LG.  RC tends to be more lengthier with specifics (the ones focusing on petty details) questions that takes a lot of time.  Thank God that I'm at least very strong with comparative passages.

If what you said is true Frybread, then perhaps postponing til October isn't a bad idea.  It's just that it's going to be a long four months.  Will take two more recent prep tests before the exam to make my final decision.

Again thanks to those responded and good luck to rest of you!

I have a dilemma and would greatly appreciate any feedbacks or wisdom.

I'm registered to take the exam on Monday, but after today's prep test result I'm hesitating.  I've taken two weeks off from work to study vigoroously, and I have up to this point.  Took timed prep test and here are my recent result:

Monday 9th: Test 32 - 177 Test 34 - 171
Tuesday 10th: Test 40 - 170
Wednesday 11th (Today): Test 48 - 159!!!

I supplemented additional section for experimental part of the exam and all my prep test were timed.  However, I see a downward trend and I'm a little afraid to take the test at this point.  Part of me wants to get it over with it, but I think postponing the exam wouldn't be a bad idea (or is it?).

For those of you that said RC is your strongest and only get couple questions wrong, I envy you. ;D

Do you think I should postpone? 

Hi!  I'm currently preparing for the September exam and would like to purchase Blueprint course books (And yes, I'm aware of the fact that you can purchase the books at the main website).  Email me or post a message here to negotiate on price.  Thank you.

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