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Studying for the LSAT / June '05 LR Question
« on: September 27, 2007, 12:18:03 PM »
I am a bit confused as to why answer "B" is correct for #15 in Section 3 of this exam.

I chose "E."  I am usually good at figuring this stuff out, but this one is giving me a bit of trouble.


Studying for the LSAT / GOOD LUCK!!!
« on: September 27, 2007, 12:16:26 PM »
I just want to wish everyone who is taking the Saturday LSAT tons of luck and success.  We have all worked pretty hard to get to this point, so here's to hoping it all comes together for us on the day of the big one.

Good luck all!

Studying for the LSAT / Test Day Score Drop
« on: September 22, 2007, 01:13:36 PM »
Everyone seems to think that we should expect a 3-5 point drop on test day.  Now, assuming one has been taking 6 section tests at 9:15 am with some proctor keeping time (real person or digital like LSAT proctor DVD) using non-mechanical pencils and getting correct sleep, do you still think the 3-5 point drop will happen?

I, for one, think it happens because people deviate in their practice routines from what actual conditions will be.  Either they are not used to taking the test early, they give themselves too much time, or they practice in a setting that is far outside what can be expected (on the sofa in one's living room, for example).

I'm not necessarily expecting a drop because I have tried - in my preparation - to be as accurate as possible.

What does everyone else think about this??

Studying for the LSAT / What are you doing this LAST LSAT week?
« on: September 22, 2007, 01:09:31 PM »
I, for one, am going to concentrate on section work and maybe take one additional full length preptest.  I would hate to burn myself out this week!

Studying for the LSAT / Sept. 06 Preptest (#50)
« on: September 18, 2007, 12:22:55 PM »
Hey guys (and gals)!

So, I have been taking 2 full length tests every week for the past few weeks and have seen my score climb nicely.  Most recently, I got a 174 on #49 (June 06) and 173 on #51 (Dec. 06). 

Today, I took #50 (Sept. 06) and got 166 - while not a terrible score, a SIGNIFICANT decline from my past performance!

It is like the exam had a whole new dimension of difficulty, and that I was struggling to find answers when I usually can use the Bible techniques very effectively.

Has anyone had a similar experience with this test?  I have also heard that the June 07 was even HARDER.

I am just concerned that either I am forgetting things or beginning to burn out from such constant studying.

Thanks to all, and enjoy the rest of the day!

Studying for the LSAT / When will I see improvement??
« on: August 09, 2007, 08:11:03 PM »
I have recently finished my first read-through of the LGB and am working heavily on the LRB in preparation for the September exam.  What is troubling is that, after working with both these books for three weeks and other methods for two weeks before that, I have yet to see an increase in my score.  I am slowly getting the hang of LG setups, yet there has yet to be that "AH-HA" moment - that moment when I can classify the game quickly and accurately and get all of the pertinent inferenced.  In LR, I still miss some key things and am really waiting for the same sort of epiphany.

Is there a tendency to "snap into it" at some point, or does progress come very slowly at first and exponentially as preparation goes on?  I am starting to think that I do not have enough time to raise my score to the level I would like before the exam in September.

Does anyone have any tips on how to best integrate the material learned in the Bibles?  What should my ratio of timed/untimed exams be and at what interval is it suggested that I test my progress with another timed, test-condition exam?  I have read all the links provided in the "Liz's LSAT..." thread and still find myself confused as to the best way of proceeding.

I have approx. 20 untaken prep-tests remaining and will be purchasing another 10 (the oldest tests) in the next days.  My fear is that I will run out of prep material before I have sufficiently grasped the concepts.

Also, is there an amount of time per day more than which is counterproductive to study?

I am sorry for so many questions - I am just starting to freak out and know that there are many people on here who really know their stuff.

I am SO GRATEFUL to all who will help!!  I am sorry for the rambling nature of this post.  I thank you all in advance for your kind words of help and encouragement - perhaps I can return the favor someday.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Visiting Penn
« on: July 28, 2007, 07:53:29 AM »
I was on the Penn website this morning and noticed that they still haven't posted their schedule for the information sessions.  Does anyone know - from past experience - when they usually hold them?  Although I live in Philly, I am a grad teaching assistant and need to plan this far ahead so I can schedule the course syllabi and such.

Thanks for any help!

Studying for the LSAT / Sudden practice test drop
« on: July 27, 2007, 03:50:17 PM »

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