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Law School Applications / Senioritis?
« on: January 30, 2008, 02:07:07 PM »
Does our last semester of undergraduate even matter if we are already accepted? All we have to do is pass right>?

I am completely unmotivated to do any schoolwork lately

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Take it.


I took twice: the first time I studied tons the week. The second time I did nothing the week up except for a couple of games the night before. My score was 9 points higher the second time and I believe it's partly because I rested the week of the test.

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Do you warm up before each test? If not, work through a game, a passage, and a couple of LR questions before you start. It will get your mind going so you don't lag during the first section.

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Law School Applications / UT In-State
« on: January 23, 2008, 12:49:39 PM »
I realize that since UT has to have 65% in-state students, and it is easier for TX residents to get in. Does anyone know how much easier? Are there any stats out there? I'm in-state with 3.2, 164, and really hoping for an acceptance.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What should I do? kaplan (((
« on: January 22, 2008, 12:04:42 PM »
Think what you will about Kaplan but...

The reason your score went down may be because you are haven't quite gotten used to answering questions using the new methods you are learning. You won't get the benefit of the methods until you master them and they become second nature. I took Kaplan (raised my score 11 points) and know two of their teachers. For Kaplan to work you have to, first of all, get lucky and get a good teacher. Secondly, you need to put work into it and get down the methods. You already paid for the course, you might as well reap the benefits.....that is assuming you didn't get a horrible teacher; in that case just use their materials and don't go to class.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: KAPLAN LSAT PREP
« on: January 16, 2008, 10:00:49 PM »
I will also vouch for Kaplan. They raised my score from a 154 to a 164, and the resources they offered really helped. However, I got lucky had an incredible instructor; the quality of instructors varies greatly from class to class.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Time Is Not On My Side...
« on: January 16, 2008, 09:53:34 PM »
Hello Everyone,

  I am going to be a first time LSAT taker this February and I have been studying daily for the past two months by going through the LG Bibles and going through timed sections of actual LSAT practice tests. My diagnostic is around a 160, but I'd like to do a heck of a lot better, and I have heard from many on here that you can basically expect to score a little less than your diagnostic...so I'm a little worried.  The one issue on the LSAT that I can't seem to overcome is the timing issue - 35 minutes per section is just not enough for me, especially for the Games section! I just don't know how to overcome my limitation in this area and was wondering if anyone here had any tips for how I can speed up without sacrificing accuracy.

   BTW - I am s-l-o-w at everything I do, just so everyone knows. Whenever I took a test in college I always scored high, but I was always the student who stayed at my desk until the bitter end (while all the other students long since handed in their test and left early). Any flashcard always gave me pause.  For some reason I can't really process something I have read the first time through - I always like to read it again -and then again! Obviously on the LSAT this isn't going to fly - b/c there just isn't enough time to read a stimulus, re-read it, read the answers, re-read them, check your work, etc.  This is all psychologically messing with me.  In my general "type A" test taking nature I have always maximized my time and never left a spare second unused - however I am finding that when it comes to the LSAT I don't have any seconds to spare.  Is it just a matter of taking practice test after practice test after practice test? While I may be able to get down to the wire on LR or RC, I find I make a few stupid mistakes because of a lack of time and not being able to double check my work. When it comes to LG - the LG Bible has been a godsend in terms of learning to solve the games, but nothing has helped me with the time factor. If anyone has any suggestions on improvement in this area I would *GREATLY* appreciate it. Thanks! :)


You should already know this, but in LR read the question before you read the question stem. That way you will know what q type it is and what to look for. It will save you from  reading the stem twice. Overall, it will save you lots of time....seriously.

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batman and robin....

that movie should never have been made

No, but it was.  I wish I really could give you those precious minutes of life back, but I can't.  Here's a quote from a much better movie, for 10 points:

X: "I like your nurse's uniform, guy."
Y: "These are O.R. scrubs."
X: "O.R. they?"



Rushmore

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Correct - these are too easy I guess


Next Question: Name that movie for 10 points

"They're gonna need some more FBI guys, I guess."

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