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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Study group?
« on: July 01, 2007, 06:13:02 PM »
Sorry for making two new topics so closely together, but I had a thought...what if a group of us got together on the forum, picked 1-2 of the preptest books, and did them together?  We could perhaps do one test a week (aside from our other prep), then teach each other why the questions that we got wrong were wrong?  Just a thought...if anyone would be interested, respond.  We'd need to get something organized in under 2 weeks if we're going to do 1 test a week for 10 weeks like this.

I'm up for this.  Basically you can turn every question into the sort of (answered) question that you'd find in the LR and LG bibles.  I direly need a bad score in September and am going to do EVERYTHING in my power to get it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 159 - Retake?
« on: July 01, 2007, 06:11:00 PM »
When people say get their score in early, what does that really mean? By around what time would be suggested?


Ideally, you should have your apps in the first day (or week) they're accepted.  The earlier you apply, the greater your odds of admission.

You should also apply "early decision"  to a school you're sure you want to attend, and is a reasonably realistic shot. This will make an acceptance binding on you, but will also increase your odds of admission.

Just wanted to know because I'm going to have to take the September LSAT to get into my target schools.  So if I do really well and get my score back around the middle or perhaps 3 weeks into October then apply right after that, should that be early enough?


Well, if there's no question you'll need a higher score, I guess that'll have to do.  Otherwise, I would see if you can apply earlier, but have them hold off on final decisions until your new score is in.

Hm, I'll give that some thought.  But I think getting an application like 4 months early for a lot of these places HAS to early enough.  I'd do ED, but what happens if there is a school I really like and would love to attend, but I get a huge scholarship offer from another school that really causes me to second guess my first choice?  There is no one school out there that I would go into a ton of debt for if I had financially compelling offer from another school.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 159 - Retake?
« on: July 01, 2007, 06:05:53 PM »
When people say get their score in early, what does that really mean? By around what time would be suggested?


Ideally, you should have your apps in the first day (or week) they're accepted.  The earlier you apply, the greater your odds of admission.

You should also apply "early decision"  to a school you're sure you want to attend, and is a reasonably realistic shot. This will make an acceptance binding on you, but will also increase your odds of admission.

Just wanted to know because I'm going to have to take the September LSAT to get into my target schools.  So if I do really well and get my score back around the middle or perhaps 3 weeks into October then apply right after that, should that be early enough?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 159 - Retake?
« on: July 01, 2007, 05:25:15 PM »
When people say get their score in early, what does that really mean? By around what time would be suggested?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Brutal scale
« on: June 30, 2007, 10:05:35 PM »
The scale for this test was a joke.  The only way I can justify it is that people were guessing good.  Really....I mean I've taken a lot of different LSAT's and overall, when compared with most of the really recent ones, this is far from the easiest and look at the scale.  I don't know what crackpot set of statisticians they have working for them, but they need to have their heads examined.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: for the June chart
« on: June 30, 2007, 10:02:03 PM »
For all the recent tests 163 has been ca. 90th percentile, that's the point behind scaling the tests.  To match up scores with percentiles....well and with raw numbers.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 2007 Score Posted!
« on: June 30, 2007, 11:01:26 AM »
I'm still not believing that...that scale is ridiculous.  With relatively hard LR questions and a new RC section I don't think it's possible for them to give us one of the hardest scales ever.

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Black Law Students / Re: You are African? Your English is Excellent!
« on: June 29, 2007, 10:39:04 PM »
This is what my pre-law advisor said. >:(

She isn't the first to say this and I'm sure she won't be the last - why do people assume that someone who is African won't speak English well? And what do I say after this?  "Thank you?"'  "Oh, Nigeria was colonized by the British so we speak English?"

I can shrug it off as ignorance but I hate the assumption.

Sorry - just venting.  Now, me go study for LSAT!  ;)



Just because England colonized a given country doesn't mean that the inhabitants of that country necessarily speak good English.  There are a hell of a lot of terrible English speakers in India, for example.  Not to mention the fact that half the time you see Africans speaking English on TV (on the Discovery channel or National Geographic or whatever) they have to be subtitled to be understood.  And I don't mean people straight out of the bush, either. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scores today
« on: June 29, 2007, 09:41:59 AM »
When you are about to get your score, your "box" will be "filled," in LSD terminology.  Go to the LSAT reports section in your LSAC account.  If the box to the right of the test date is filled with a date, it means your score e-mail will arrive in a few hours.

Good luck, all!

Mine says 7/2, but back in December it said my score was mailed on the 26th but I actually got the email on the 21st.

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Other than the information here:

Does anyone know of more information regarding minority performance on the LSAT?



The single worst thing I read today. Did you see the Hispanic, Mexican-American average? Jesus christ I felt bad for not putting Mexican-American just to help with the stats.

The most disturbing part to me:

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Canadian and foreign test takers have had slightly higher mean LSAT scores than test takers from the United States.

 :'(

My guess would be because only the cream of the crop, relatively speaking, of Canadians and foreign students either A. want to go to law school here or B. are in a position to do it (academically or financially).  You're not getting a representative sample.

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