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Studying for the LSAT / Why are schools lsat medians increasing?
« on: December 26, 2007, 10:09:09 AM »
I think I read somewhere in the forum it is because they have been decreasing class sizes and thus admitting people with higher lsat scores?  Could that and increasing applications be the main causes?  I believe a few years ago schools like BU and BC had lsat medians around 160-161.  Now it is 164-165.   What's the deal?  BC was ranked 23 back then so it can't be only due to a rise in rank.   Is there a decline in lsat medians for lower ranked schools to compensate?

It seems kind of unfair a student who could get into BC a few years ago is now competitive to schools 40 and below. 

How about East Asian males?  Female Asians way outnumber us in terms of law. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Do I need some safeties?
« on: December 22, 2007, 02:58:04 PM »
I applied to UC Davis today.  I hope that is considered a safety according to my stats

Where should I go next fall? / Do I need some safeties?
« on: December 21, 2007, 11:52:36 PM »
Or am I good to go?

lsat: 165
soft factor: Masters in engineering

Schools I've applied:

Boston University
UC Hastings
George Washington
William& Mary

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I got this from website.  I'm curious what discrimination he's talking about. 

IMO when I practiced with a fifth section it wasn't much difference than practicing with only four.  Also, as the poster above mention, you must check every answer first then choose what you think is correct.  taking an hour break is not going to affect your score much UNLESS you have terrible mental endurance.  If you felt mentally drained on the section before the break than probably that hour break would affect your score.  If not, I don't see it affecting your score much. 

Taking it out of order won't mess up your diagnostic.

1)  Yes the test has gotten harder.  I don't know if it is the curve or the questions or both but my practice scores show a clear break between pre 2005 tests and post 2005.  I'm a pretty consistent test taker too. 

2) I'm not sure about 1996 compared to 2006 but I had about 2-3 point drop 2003/4 versus 2006 tests. 

3) Move on to the next answer if you think it's correct.  If I'm a bit unsure I'll put a dash on the test book and come back if I have time after completing all questions.  Turns out my hunches were usually right.  Stick with your first guess unless you know it's absolutely wrong.

Shoot...I marked a dash next to the numbers on a few questions on my scantron.  I hope that won't be a problem.  Now this thread got me all worried :-\

I have the powerscore full course books which I bought used from someone.  I also have TONS of other lsat material such as preptests, kaplan, barrons, peterson, powerscore bibles, and a lot more.  I will give those away free if you buy the coursebooks; just pay shipping for those.  Msg me for details.  My email address is

Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / Re: wanted PowerScore materials
« on: December 02, 2007, 08:33:40 PM »
I have powerscore course books which I bought used form someone. Msg me for details

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