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Studying for the LSAT / When you cancel
« on: June 15, 2004, 04:08:40 PM »
Do you still find out your score or anything else about your performance? That would definitely suck...unless you did real bad...

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Studying for the LSAT / June LSAT questions
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:21:48 PM »
I took the advice of a few on this board and took the test with the plan of cancelling and taking a course for October.

I was so freakin excited on my games section. I finished it with about 4 minutes left and that never happens for me. Just my luck, I come in after the break to see the "real" games section. It wasn't as easy...I somehow got through the artwork one, but the food one just kept making me hungry...I love falaffel!

The biggest bummer of all was the first LR. It was my first section and I spent a good 2 minutes on the first question! I know its supposed to be easy--I usually don't miss any before 12 or so. But I was just freaking out--the words were just that to me--couldn't think about arguments or assumptions or any of that *&^%--just words on a page.

I went in with the plan to cancel, and hearing yall talk about some answers that I now realize I got right makes it tempting to keep...but the fact is, I was never comfortable on the test, I had to guess 3 on RC, 3 on LG, and 4 on my first LR. Take into account 15 moron points and I'm pretty sure I should cancel.

Right?

What do yall think the scale will be like?

And what's the plan of those who are cancelling for getting ready for Oct 2?
 

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Studying for the LSAT / My LSAT dilemma
« on: June 12, 2004, 05:18:14 PM »
I posted here a couple days ago trying to solicit advice for my June v. October situation. Those who responded said I should wait til October, but I'm still torn up over this.

I have taken a lot of practice tests in the last month and a half, and my score started at a 155 (LR 70%, RC 62%, LG 50%). The question is this: because I've only practiced the test, as opposed to taking a class and/or learn techniques, should I wait and take the Testmaster's course? My scores over the past 2 weeks are listed below (starting with today):

Test 33: 162 (LR 74%, RC 68%, LG 86%)
Test 32: 163 (LR 81%, RC 77%, LG 70%)
Test 36: 167 (LR 82%, RC 80%, LG 91%)
Test 19: 160 (LR 78%, RC 73%, LG 60%)
Test 38: 161 (LR 83%, RC 70%, LG 62%)
Test 39: 155 (LR 72%, RC 67%, LG 39%)
Test 41: 161 (LR 72%, RC 88%, LG 70%)

Is there reason to believe that the TM course could help me bring my score up? Also, do you think I'd be able to re-learn the test after taking roughly 15-20 practice tests?

I'm totally torn with this decision...my weakness was Logic Games, and my success on that section is still very contingent on the type of games I'm given. Moreover, I never really tried to improve RC or LR and I'm curious to know if that is still doable.

Please...any advice would help.

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Studying for the LSAT / Question on LG
« on: June 09, 2004, 01:22:17 PM »
I want to take an old test with as difficult of a Logic Games section that I could possibly see (granted I'll never know what to expect from those sneaky bastards).

The newer ones are probably a bit more accurate, so around Test 30 (?) or later would be ideal.

If any of you can conjur up anything I'd really appreciate it. I plan on taking it tonight so if you have any ideas just post 'em up...

Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Desperately need advice
« on: June 08, 2004, 01:40:04 PM »
I really need some advice...

I am registered to take the June test (1 week). I previously signed up for the February test but, due to extraneous circumstances, never studied and making the decision to postpone required little thought.

I started at a 155 and always said I'd be content with above a 160. Though I signed up for Kaplan, I've only used it for self study, taking as many practice tests as possible for the last month and a half. My scores in the past 6 days (1 test/day) go like this (from yesterday back): 161, 162, 155, 160, 161, 156.

Obviously, what scares me are the 155 and the 156...those are scores I would be unsatisfied with, mainly bc that's where I started.

I've consistently scored around 83% LR, 72% RC, and Games has always been the X factor. The highest I've hit is around 62%, but when I do poorly it throws everything. At this point, I feel like I'll know my fate, should I take it next week, solely based on the games I'm given.

My thought process is this...throughout my studies, I can't say that I've really developed any new strategies except to move quickly. For logic games I learned about diagramming and that stuff...but nothing really new. When I do poorly in a game its nearly always bc of time and time becomes a factor when I have to correct very careless mistakes (whether they be from diagramming, misreading a clue, or skipping a clue). On the flipside, though I never really worked hard for the Feb test, this would be my second time postponing.

Should I postpone? Does it sound like there is much I can do to improve my score? Moreover, what kind of committment would it take from now until October? Will the studying I've done in the past 2 months even help me in October?

Feel free to post, but please also email me with a response)

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