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I will be willing to pay 20,000 dollars for 180. With score that high and my current GPA, I could probably get a full ride at one of the schools around where I live. Now that would be nice.  ;)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Finally over 150!
« on: October 16, 2007, 11:46:50 AM »

Ah, he's gay. That explains it since everyone knows that gays are really bad at explaining stuff. It because they prefer to just beat around the bush.

Nice gay bashing dude.  I hope you are having fun with the delete function, your are up to 2 posts on account.  Care to try again with your crap?

Hey, Jeffort! No bad words!  :) In America, everyone has the right of free speech. What a great place we live in!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Some uplifting words of encouragement
« on: October 15, 2007, 11:08:21 PM »
I recently experienced something like that for the LR sections, all of a sudden, things start to look a lot easier. I am still kind of slow though, I don't know if I can get fast enough to complete over 90% of the test come the test day. I surely hope I can get up to that level though. I will try what you mentioned for the RC sections. Looks like RC works just like how LR does as far as the 'clicking' thing goes.  :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: best reading comp practice
« on: October 15, 2007, 05:30:28 AM »
There are several things you must do well in order to succeed at RC:

1. You need to get the gist of each passage. If you can't do this, than global questions will kill you. In order to improve, I'd suggest thinking of each passage as 4 or 5 LR stimuli back to back. Don't just skim through the whole thing. Read and force yourself to understand a paragraph before you move on to the next one. Practicing on old tests is fine for this. Eventually, you will get to the point where the underlying structure of the passage is easily grasped, and your time will improve.

2. You must be able to read quickly, and with a high level of retention. My advice for improving this is the same as for the last point. You just have to stay engaged the whole time you're going through the passage. Here's a trick I used: when I found myself losing focus, I'd force my eye lids open wider, and force myself to stare really intently at the words on the page. For whatever reason that helped me concentrate. Anyway, again, as long as you're strategy is sound, you'll get faster with practice.

3. You need to get good at hunting down answers in the passage. With highly specific LR questions, ('each of the following is mentioned except...'} don't just stare at the answer choices waiting for something to jump out at you. Read through them, and then zip to the portion(s) of the passage that contains the information you need to kill off answer choices. The suggestions I mentioned earlier, combined with lots of practice make this pretty easy, but you have to get in the habit of doing it. Although the RC section has a lot of questions, you should never have to guess.

4. You need the mental endurance to not only stay on your game throughout the section, but also enough that you'll be fine if it's the 5th section on the test. If you're not already doing so, I would recommend reading voraciously prior to taking the test. Newspapers, books, especially magazines. Whatever. This will also increase your reading speed.

That was funny. lol Maybe I should try doing that!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help! prep1-19
« on: October 14, 2007, 09:11:07 PM »
I always wondered where I can purchase preptests 1-6? Where do people get them?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: burglars
« on: October 14, 2007, 09:06:55 PM »
The first three sentences talk about how ineffective and wasteful these alarms are. If we stopped right there and had to conclude something, the conclusion would be suggesting to stop using alarms altogether. However, the author mentions 'the positive side' of using these alarms, therefore, excluding the obvious alternative (banning usage of alarms) while introducing another way of solving these problems (by fining the owners). Your choice is wrong simply because nowhere in the argument any car alarm is mentioned, therefore we can't conclude anything about them.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Finally over 150!
« on: October 14, 2007, 06:56:01 AM »
QUOTE:
Going law school and practicing law are two different things. Ask any attorney they will agree with this point. There is barely anyone who fails out of law school because they initially scored 150 on the LSAT. As long as you get that JD and be smart doing business, you are going to be ok.
/QUOTE:

OK, your first line is called a straw man, I never made the arguemnt they were the same. My argument in simple form is this.

1. Lsat correlates with grades
2. grades in turn determine the optionsyou will have available following law school (specifically, the high paying jobs are more available to those with good grades)
3. Law school is expensive and requires a reasonably well paying job post graduation in most cases for it to be financially viable
 Conclusion: Therefore, you ought to think long and hard about whether you shoudl go to law school, because financially nonviable lives are unpleasant from what I hear.

Note something, I did not say he should not go to law school, rather the fact that he is scoring in that range should give him pause to consider whether he ought to. I am by no means tyring to crush someone's dreams as I believe one poster put it, I am simply tryin to help a person from rushing headlong intop what for many people is a very expensive mistake. Especially as Iam unaware of OP's life situation. One can take a gamble with personal fortunes that is simply reprehensible if one has a family and children..

Lastly, to the poster that says .4 is a small correlation, I woudl remind you it is the largest correlation for any predictor of first year law school grades. Also if you read social sciences literature, .4 looks like a sufficient condition compared to some of the meager correlations studied by technical literature.

Your argument is perfectly reasonable and sound. The thing is, I wasn't really responding to you or anyone in particular. When I respond to another person's argument, I quote them and point things out, like how you did. What did was basically just skim through the thread and put up my personal opinion. Of course, some of the things I said were relevant to what you said but I really wasn't attacking you. Sure some JD's may not be worth all the time and effort if someone makes a bad decision of attending very expensive private school and has no sense of how to manage one's financial life. But from my experience of working in a law firm, I would definately say being an attorney is at least A LOT BETTER than many other different jobs simply because they earn good money so easily. For those who can't earn all that much money because they lack skills or opportunities, I still think it is better choice for them to pursue law degree rather than just continue to live with no hope because if law degree is such a bad investment, I would say there are a lot worse investments you can make.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Finally over 150!
« on: October 13, 2007, 08:38:44 PM »
Going law school and practicing law are two different things. Ask any attorney they will agree with this point. There is barely anyone who fails out of law school because they initially scored 150 on the LSAT. As long as you get that JD and be smart doing business, you are going to be ok. Come on, this is just another stupid test. I don't think just because one person can get 170 on the LSAT that they will be gauranteed to succeed in law school, much less in real life where you have to earn money by doing business. I used to have few friends who scored nearly perfect on the SAT, I never thought they were smarter than me. I have a friend who scored 177 on the LSAT, I don't think he is any smarter than me either. He is very slow in many other things. (I can explain many LR questions better and faster than he can) Plus, when we were both pre-med in our freshmen year, I used to tutor him. lol

Judging from your 'tar, you look like a pretty cute chick, but judging from your past posts, you sound vapid and your explanations are not good at all. The few acceptable explanations you have posted are just rehashes of other people's explanations. While I agree with you that a high lsat score doesn't necessarily guarantee success, I do believe that you have been bamboozled, hoodwinked, run amok! Led astray.

Ever consider that perhaps you were being conned by your friend "who scored 177" because he was out to tap some fine, young, asian booty? I do that all the time, with a nearly 100% success rate. When I'm interested in a girl, I pretend to be "slow and clueless" around her so she doesn't view me as threatening, manipulative womanizer until she has already given up the poonani. In fact, one of my most successful ploys (guys take note) is to get the girl to "tutor" me in some easy class, like the ones required for pre-med majors, long enough for me to make my moves. Once I've achieved coitus, I move on to my next target.


PS. Did your friend succeed in getting some poonani from you? I know I would have had you in bed within a week. JBH

lol

 You are making overly stretched assumptions from my avatar and my past posts. How sad, and then you just start talking about what YOU would do and just assumes that is going to happen to every similar circumstances. My friend is not what you think he is at all. lol You would understand if you actually met him.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Finally over 150!
« on: October 13, 2007, 07:43:19 AM »
Going law school and practicing law are two different things. Ask any attorney they will agree with this point. There is barely anyone who fails out of law school because they initially scored 150 on the LSAT. As long as you get that JD and be smart doing business, you are going to be ok. Come on, this is just another stupid test. I don't think just because one person can get 170 on the LSAT that they will be gauranteed to succeed in law school, much less in real life where you have to earn money by doing business. I used to have few friends who scored nearly perfect on the SAT, I never thought they were smarter than me. I have a friend who scored 177 on the LSAT, I don't think he is any smarter than me either. He is very slow in many other things. (I can explain many LR questions better and faster than he can) Plus, when we were both pre-med in our freshmen year, I used to tutor him. lol

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Study distractions?
« on: October 11, 2007, 05:31:14 AM »
I think it really depends on who the test takers are. If most of them are less serious people who are just unprepared, lazy bumbs that just happened to try their odds at getting into law school, obviously the test room is going to be a lot more distracting. I study mostly at the law library, which is a really quiet place. When I used to study at the main library where there were so many undergrad students who were less serious about studying, it was always more distracting.

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