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Where should I go next fall? / Fall 09 Chances...
« on: July 20, 2008, 08:48:33 PM »
I know everyone has seen a million of these threads, but I just wanted to thow my hat into the pot and see what people say.

I go to a state school (Binghamton) in upstate NY. Bunch of internships in DA offices and other law offices. 3.5 GPA. 157 LSAT in June (Going to retake in Oct because my practice scores average around a 164).

Im looking to apply to schools in major metropolitan areas. I was thinking about applying to the following:

Cardozo
Brooklyn
Fordham
New York Law
St Johns
Boston
George Washington

I know that my chances at a bunch of these schools are pending a better result on my Oct LSAT which I am hoping for, but just looking for some thoughts on my choices. Also if you have any other schools to consider id appreciate it.

Thanks.

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Law School Applications / Multiple LSAT Scores
« on: July 04, 2008, 12:22:33 PM »
I was just wondering if there was a listing anywhere that displays which schools average the multiple LSAT scores/which ones take the higher score?

Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Fall Plan of Action...
« on: July 04, 2008, 12:19:37 PM »

The biggest reason people score lower on the real thing is nerves. This is especially true if you got most of your wrong answers at the end of the sections, meaning you panicked over time and weren't concentrating on the questions. The best thing you can do (other than practice practice practice) is taking as many practice tests in timed, test-like conditions. Look up and take as many practice tests offered in your area by companies like Kaplan and Princeton Review as you possibly can. Usually they're free because they're trying to get you to take their courses. By practicing in these conditions, you can get confidence in a actual-test situations and won't get the drop from whatever you're scoring on practice tests at the time.

On test day, do everything you can to keep your confidence up the entire time - but I'll save detailed advice on that for closer to the day.

GOOD LUCK! You can definitely do it - if you can get those scores on practice tests, you can certainly get them on the real thing.
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This is actually what I was doing before the June exam. I took a Kaplan course at school and had been going to my Kaplan center 2 or 3 times a week to do 'proctored' tests. (They give me the test and a timer and put me into a room and let me take it under 'real conditions'.)

I think that I am going to take the week or two off before the exam to just relax and let everything sink in, I think that may help. Anyone else have any advice?

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Studying for the LSAT / Fall Plan of Action...
« on: July 03, 2008, 06:24:56 PM »
So probably like a few of you on this board, I was not happy with my June LSAT score. I was getting my practice tests between 163-169 without fail, and on the actual test I scored a 159. I really know that I can do better then this and plan on preparing myself accordingly for the October 4th test...

I had been studying for 3/4 months before the June test, devoting a good amount of time to the test each week. I plan on ordering the Logical Reasoning Bible for help in that area, but otherwise does anyone have any reco's for a study plan. I dont know if I have it in me to devote the amount of time I was doing before hand, but I realize that I need to do a good amount of studying to keep myself fresh for the October test.

With all that said, any help that can be offered from you guys would be great.

Thanks, and I hope the rest of you who took the June administration faired as well as you hoped!


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT Epilogue
« on: June 17, 2008, 06:58:23 PM »
For those that were in Manhattan and looking for a good test center, I thought Fordham Law School was great. Good temp for AC, the proctors were great and got us underway quickly and efficiently, and the desks were big long tables so we had plenty of space. Definately reccomend it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Monday and your Cell Phone
« on: June 15, 2008, 10:14:06 AM »
I know that your not supposed to bring your Cell Phone to the test site techincally, but I was wondering what would happen if I did? I am taking a train into NYC (I live 25-30 min outside NYC) to take the test at Fordham Law, and it would really be beneficially for me to have my phone with me? Do they just take the phone away and give it back to you afterwards? Can I just leave it with the proctor at the front of the room? Thanks...

*Good luck to anyone else taking it on Monday*

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Im in for Monday...Aiming for the mid 160's, seem to be around there +/- a few with my practice scores. Getting a bit anxious for the test now, hopefully that goes away as the test comes! Cant wait for Monday night to be finished.

Good luck for everyone else!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Anyone else taking the LSAT in June?
« on: January 18, 2008, 10:08:35 AM »
Im in for June at the Fordham site...First time taking it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Mix and Match
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:59:38 AM »
Just a quick question...I am currently studying for the June 2008 LSAT. A short while ago I began my prep work and was quickly able to pin point my major weakness, that being Logic Games. So to try and rectify this problem I bought, and have been working on, the Powerscore LG Bible. I was planning on using this in addition to other preptests/exercises to begin my preparations for the exam until late Feb. At this point a Kaplan course which is starting at my University will begin, and I will use that as my main course of study.

My question after all this is if learning to use the Powerscore LG strategies now, will become counterproductive once I learn Kaplan's methods.

Thank you!

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Studying for the LSAT / Mix and Match
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:54:13 AM »
Just a quick question...I plan on taking the June 2008 LSAT and I have recently begun to prepare for the said date. I quickly was able to identify Logic Games as my extreme weakpoint in this test. To try and fix this problem I have started out by working with the Powerscore Logic Games Bible. I planned on doing this, in addition to other prep work, until late Feb. when a Kaplan course I am enrolled in will start up at my University.

I was just curious if using the Powerscore Bible's Methods for Logic Games would clash with Kaplan's methods, and in fact be counterproductive?

Thank you...

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