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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Timing Issues
« on: November 16, 2007, 11:26:34 AM »
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I got it, the solution to all my problems - LSAT Proctor DVD. 

...and you thought pop ups were anoying...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Strictly Logic Game Courses
« on: November 15, 2007, 01:29:58 AM »
I would strongly advise you against taking a class.  A tutor will focus on your weaknesses and your money will be more effectively spent. 

Get the LG bible and study it religously.  Then get a tutor if you feel like you still need one.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I'm not sure if I should take a class
« on: November 14, 2007, 12:55:31 PM »
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The first line of this guys advice makes me suggest disregard every word.

Care to elaborate on that?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT: Day vs. Evening Division
« on: November 11, 2007, 11:26:43 AM »
Sorry to post a detour here but it is a related question...

If I get in to the part time program at a school is it possible to switch to full time later or does the curriculum not line up properly?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Can't get over 160's, any advice?
« on: November 11, 2007, 11:24:56 AM »
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If you haven't taken a prep course yet and you can afford it, I would highly suggest doing so. They will teach you tricks and explain sections to you until you are all exhausted. The instructor will be available to you via phone and email and will work really hard to help you increase your score.

I would give you the opposite advice.  Especially if youve been studying on your own for a while.  If you feel the need to get human help get a tutor.  The money will be much better spent than it will be on a course.  See some of my other posts if you want to know why.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: stats on LSD users
« on: November 11, 2007, 11:15:12 AM »
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But on the other hand, low scoring or underachieving members are less likely to post their scores because of shame, or wanting to avoid the criticism.

Definitly true.  No one's pointing out their score regularly in posts or putting it in their sig if it is below 160.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep course or no prep course?
« on: November 11, 2007, 11:09:07 AM »
It depends on your first diagnostic.  If your below 145 on your first it might help you.  No matter what your score I would steer you away from a course and tell you to get the books that are recommended here and if that doesnt get your score where you want it.   Then hire a tutor and focus on your weaknesses.  Most of my other posts explain why not to take a course if your curious.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I'm not sure if I should take a class
« on: November 07, 2007, 10:51:26 AM »
I strongly advise everyone to avoid the classes.  Considering your score range and how little youve practiced I would tell you it will be a complete waste of your time and might even hurt your score, at least initially.

If you read some of my other posts you will see the many reasons why I feel that courses are a waste of time but the number one reason and the one that would overwhelmingly apply to someone scoring in the 170s is this...

You will waste a lot of your valuable study time sitting through instruction on the weaknesses of others in spite of them being your strengths.  A good tutor will focus on your weaknesses.

So if you feel like you need help get the books that are recommended by most of the elites here and if you dont stabilize your score in a place you are happy with then get a tutor.

good luck


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: GIVE US CHOICES OTHER THAN THE CR
« on: November 07, 2007, 10:46:53 AM »
I agree with erik completely.  I'm not one of the experts that anyone is seeking an explanation from but I'm sure I'm not the only potential poster that doesnt even bother reading the post if only the CR is given in the post.  If I'm not going to be challenged by these posts why should I even waste my time?

Also the CR is alot more obvious when its the only one you post and you jeopardize getting an honest and accurate answer to your question.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Cold Test Score and Potential to Increase
« on: November 07, 2007, 10:40:22 AM »
Regardless of your score I would steer you away from pre courses.  If you read my other posts you will see it is sort of my mission in life.  The money that is spent on a course, if spent on a good tutor, will get you a much bigger payoff.

My major problem with courses... you will waste a lot of your valuable study time sitting through instruction on the weaknesses of others in spite of them being your strengths.  A good tutor will focus on your weaknesses.

Then there are a few books here that are recommended.  You have so much time you should do the books and a couple practice tests and see where your score is after you apply everything you learn in the books.  If your not happy with it then go find a tutor. 

Good luck.

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