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What are your top 5 personal fears for test day?  Not just that you'll freak out and clam up, but incidents that you feel are likely to happen to you in particular that would put a damper on your performance.

Mine:

5. Wearing the wrong shoes
4. Having a fight with someone (that I actually like) the night before
3. Forgetting something that isn't crucial, but would have helped me a little bit, and the fact that I forgot it will haunt me during the entire test
2. Getting screwed over by CSUN's parking pass machines - either the price will be magically jacked up to $6, or they won't take my bills, or SOMETHING
1. Getting the theme to "Brazil" in my head.  Bum ba dum, bum ba dumdadum!


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Studying for the LSAT / LA pre-September test study group?
« on: September 06, 2007, 05:26:38 PM »
I remember someone posting a while back about a Los Angeles LSD study group for the LSAT.  I'm not sure if that went through, but I'd like to try something similar a couple weeks before the 9/29 LSAT if anyone here is game.

We could all meet up and take a timed practice test (maybe the June 07 one since most of us probably haven't taken it yet).  We could do it with or without a faux "experimental" section.  Then we'll go through each question one by one and discuss.  It could be good to bounce ideas and tips off of each other and maybe it would raise morale a little bit having developed that camaraderie.

If you have better ideas about how to proceed with the session, let me know, this was just what popped into my head.

We can meet someplace like the Downtown LAPL, or whatever library is convenient to everyone..

Anyone game?

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Studying for the LSAT / Extremely lopsided abilities
« on: September 04, 2007, 04:33:53 PM »
I know LG are a pain in everyone's ass, but the disparity between my achievement on the LG sections and the other two section types is truly ridiculous.

I can go through a Reading Comp section and get all of the questions right under timed conditions; at most I get 1 or, rarely, 2 incorrect.  The same goes for LR.  But the games.  Oh man.  With those it's a lot easier to count the ones that I actually get right.

Needless to say, this is really getting my goat as I'm taking the LSAT in less than a month and am only just starting to see improvements in my LG performance. 

I have this horrid mental block against certain types of challenges - when I took the GRE, for example, I scored in the 99th percentile on the Verbal section, and BELOW 50TH on the Math.  And that is some EASY math.  I just froze up and lost the will to even try, and I'm really concerned that something similar will happen with me and Logic Games on the 29th.

Does anyone else suffer this same defect?  Am I not alone?

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LSAC and LSDAS / Impact of an "incomplete"
« on: August 20, 2007, 06:59:27 PM »
How much do you think submitting my UG grades to LSAC with an "Incomplete" still on my transcript will affect schools' views of me? 

The I is in my Honors thesis which I stupidly attempted to take on during a busy final semester this past spring, and I've been working on it over the summer, but now it's hard to split my time between the thesis and studying for the upcoming LSAT and I don't think I'll have the Incomplete changed over to a letter grade for at least a couple months, and I would like to get transcript submission process rolling earlier than that.

I know the LSAC doesn't factor in an I if your school considers it nonpunitive (as mine does - the I doesn't count towards your GPA, but if you don't get it fixed within a year it changes over to an F).  What I'm wondering is whether admissions folk will take a look at it and think awful things about me.   :'(

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Studying for the LSAT / I want LSAT YouTube action.
« on: June 27, 2007, 10:12:24 PM »
How cool and useful would it be if someone were to make some logic game tutorials and post them on Google Video or Youtube?  Just some clips of someone working on a game with step-by-step explanations would be fantastic and extremely helpful.  It would be useful for RC and LR too, perhaps, but since the games are so visual and setup-based I think they would really be the best suited to the medium.

so, Dear logic game geniuses:  do this plz.

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General Off-Topic Board / Favorite words.
« on: June 26, 2007, 04:09:26 PM »
That's it.  List your favorite words - those words you love, either because of their meaning or just the way they roll off the tongue, or perhaps because of some complex association in which you place them..

Some of mine:

sarcophagus
vagabond
scintillating
Jurassic
panacea
troubadour
scansion
moratorium
anachronism
vaudevillian
omnibus
Byzantine
tumescent
dilettante
malfeasance...

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Law School Applications / redacted
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:42:38 PM »
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Personal Statement / Tell me if this is an idiotic idea for my PS.
« on: June 24, 2007, 11:24:36 AM »
Yes, sugar, it's bad.

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