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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 06:36:40 PM »
Florida in

8 POINTS HIGHER THAN JUNE ... AWW YEAH.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 12:52:42 PM »
Well .. .there goes doing any work .. j/k for the most part (they're watching, always watching).

Just to confirm, which update box is the one we are talking about, the one on the Account Status -> LSAT page?

yes

or My Docs > LSAT

both have the same info

Well the thing is, My Docs -> LSAT has always had the date there, for me at least.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 12:47:58 PM »
Well .. .there goes doing any work .. j/k for the most part (they're watching, always watching).

Just to confirm, which update box is the one we are talking about, the one on the Account Status -> LSAT page?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Advice heading into Feb 09 LSAT!
« on: December 11, 2008, 12:40:20 AM »
A cold diagnostic is a complete waste of time and waste of a perfectly good practice exam.  The only purpose for a cold diagnostic is so the commercial prep companies can claim they helped increase your score the largest number possible.  Otherwise, it is irrelevant to anything.

I disagree, I think knowing where you are, is important to getting to where you want to be.  I took a diagnostic NOT for some class, I took it because I wanted to know what I was capable of before I preped.  If had gotten a 170, missed zero on games, clearly I would have some idea on what I should focus on.

It isn't a waste of a test, you have 40+ tests to choose from, you can use the older ones to walk through, and the most recent to do timed, or mix it up, whatever works for you. It is one test out of many, the world won't end because you used a Practice LSAT to do a diagnostic.

It is not the concept of a diagnostic that is worthless, it is taking one before you do anything else.  The chance of reading nothing, sitting down, taking a timed PT and scoring a 170 is slim to none.  Read what LSAC says about their exam first.  Work through some questions.  Then see where you're at.  This is the smarter approach.  Seeing where you are at before anything else serves no purpose (other than unnecessarily making you feel stupid). 

The fact of the matter is some people CAN take a test cold and get a 170+.  It is my belief that the OP needs to find out where he is starting, and what he is capable of at this moment.  He has 2 months to prep hardcore, meandering his way through the books is one thing, having a strategic plan based on what you perceive your weak areas to be after actually taking a timed test is another.  He doesn't know if his biggest problem is going to be getting through all 4 Reading Passages, if timing going to be his downfall.  Do games come naturally to him, does logical reasoning just make sense and he just GETS them?  He doesn't know.  It is detrimental, in my view, to spend a month, or more, just doing untimed practice tests and reading the PowerScore/SuperPrep books.  He has a limited amount of time and knowing where your problems are when you start lets you know what you need to focus on.  I think he needs a plan of attack, and I believe knowing his strengths and weaknesses will make him more efficient in his time use.

I am a she BTW :D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Advice heading into Feb 09 LSAT!
« on: December 09, 2008, 11:30:25 PM »
A cold diagnostic is a complete waste of time and waste of a perfectly good practice exam.  The only purpose for a cold diagnostic is so the commercial prep companies can claim they helped increase your score the largest number possible.  Otherwise, it is irrelevant to anything.

I disagree, I think knowing where you are, is important to getting to where you want to be.  I took a diagnostic NOT for some class, I took it because I wanted to know what I was capable of before I preped.  If had gotten a 170, missed zero on games, clearly I would have some idea on what I should focus on.

It isn't a waste of a test, you have 40+ tests to choose from, you can use the older ones to walk through, and the most recent to do timed, or mix it up, whatever works for you. It is one test out of many, the world won't end because you used a Practice LSAT to do a diagnostic.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Advice heading into Feb 09 LSAT!
« on: December 08, 2008, 06:13:31 PM »
I am getting a late start on studying for the Feb 09 LSAT.  I have many concerns, including my age (28) and the fact that I haven't taken a standardized test (or any other test for that matter) in several years since college.  The pluses are my job as a reporter/speech writer has entailed a lot of research and "studying," I suppose, and my SATs were pretty good. Plus I'm pretty determined (been at the library now for 6 hours).

Any thoughts/suggestions/advice?  Despite this late start do I still have a fighting chance if I spend hours every day prepping?  And what prep courses do you recommend???  I'm considering both in-house (Princeton Review) and online (Outside LSAT)...

Thanks!

Take a diagnostic to find out where you are before any prep.  Time it, and go into it like it matters.

You can go http://www.lsac.org/LSAT/lsat-prep-materials.asp There to get the June 2007 test for free.

How did you do?  If you are already scoring 170+ you might be better off getting a tutor and doing some one-on-one to get your problem areas.  150- , a class could help.

Get the PowerScores Bibles and the most recent book of 10 LSAT's, those "Official, Actual" books, at the very least.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: December LSAT takers!
« on: December 08, 2008, 01:01:34 PM »
Was wondering if you guys thought the LG was completely strange? My LG were the 1st and 5th sections and I am convinced that the 5th was experimental. Can anyone tell me what they thought was the REAL games? I am based in the UK (don't know if that means the test is different to the US..)

The experimental section is ALWAYS one of the first 3 sections.

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Law School Applications / Re: HELP ME PLS!!! 2.65gpa 158lsat
« on: November 08, 2008, 12:19:32 AM »
It's a fine recommendation. But I urge you to delete this immediately as you were supposed to waive rights to know the content of your LOR. Adcoms do surf these boards regularly and this will not go well. They have a memory of an elephant and will remember this for years to come.

TINTCR

You waive the right to see your LORs after the fact, but not before.  If the people writing your recommendation would like to show them to you it is within their rights to do so.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 03:21:40 PM »
Got my score,  Scored 10 pts lower than in my practice tests.. will be taking again in October.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 02:31:33 PM »
Why is the E-Mail so slooowwww? I am going crazy with horrifying visions of 150s in my head.  I NEEEDDD to know.

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