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if you are really diligent and actually do 2.5 hours a day for 80 days, then you should be good to go.  most people study far less than they intend.  of course, it also depends on if you are studying smart with those 2.5 hours: using the time to focus on those sections and questions types where you need the most help.  go over every single question that you get wrong until you thoroughly understand why the right answer is right and the wrong answers are wrong.

Good Luck!

Thank you lsatprofessor. I think the most important thing to me is going over the wrong answer choices. I did not do this as much as I should of last time I took the LSAT. Thank you.

2 hrs/day is weaksauce, especially if you're on a break.  I'd bump that up a little.  It doesn't have to be all in one sitting, but 2 hrs?  What are you doing with the rest of your time?

Wait, seriously?  2h/day * approx. 75 days = 150 hours.  150 hours + a course is, what, at least 30 preptests plus time to review them and do other exercises?  How could this not be enough?

I needed more than that...

I guess everyone is different. I'm going to aim for about 2hr 30 minutes per day. That's as long as an extra class every day of the week, so I should be able to manage that.

2 hr 30 min per day X 80-81 days (june 3-4th) = enough time for me.

Thanks for all the responses in this thread, I'll keep y'all abreast of my scores on prepTests.

2 hrs/day is weaksauce, especially if you're on a break.  I'd bump that up a little.  It doesn't have to be all in one sitting, but 2 hrs?  What are you doing with the rest of your time?

Duly Noted. What do you suggest? I mean I have a girlfriend, and a part-time job. That takes up some of my time.

I have studied for this test twice, the second time I did better than the first. I am planning on studying about 2hr a day for the June Test starting March 15th (my spring break officially starts and almost all my work will be done for the semester- yes I have easy education courses  ::) ). Anyway, do you think this will be enough time, too much time or maybe not enough?


P.S. I am taking a Kaplan Course on the higher-score guarantee. I got a 151 then a 154 (I could have studied more both times and I really just was not in a good place mentally then). I am going for a 160+

Incoming 1Ls / Re: visible tattoos
« on: July 02, 2008, 12:36:34 AM »
A tattoo is a "loser" identifier.  They are not allowed in our school.

lol..going to your school is a "loser" identifier

<3 you steve jones.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: visible tattoos
« on: July 02, 2008, 12:35:47 AM »
I've heard/seen various results, from the tattoo being completely gone to it still showing a faint outline/scar of the old tat. I guess certain color inks are removed easier, such as black. Also depends on how deep and detailed the thing is. I think I'll make out okay because mine is in all black ink and wasn't done professionally (I know), so I'm hoping they didn't shoot the ink down there as deep.

All in all, a stupid decision. I wouldn't bother to get it removed if I didn't worry about potential (stupid) hindrances it might cause me, unnecesarrily. Such is life. I was dumb enough to get it on my lower arm below the elbow, too. If it was anywhere more concealable, I wouldn't care.

Hm. Well, I don't have any tats yet. I hope I'm not in the same situation as you after I get my sleeve done next summer :-/ Good luck with the removal!

Sleeve as in "below the elbow?" My only advice is FOR F*CKS SAKE DON'T DO IT MAN! Anywhere than can be covered by normal summer casual wear (short sleeve shirt, shorts) is fair game, but if it's at all visible during normal circumstances, do reconsider.

Why would u tell someone to reconsider getting a tattoo, just because you don't like the decision you made doesn't mean that getting tattoos is a bad idea. I have 10 tats and I don't see how people can get them removed. Tattoo work is ARTWORK, and my body is a temple of art work. I find it insulting you telling people NOT to get tattoos and you GETTING your tattoo taken just shows that too many people are followers.

I re-read some of your other stuff and see that you are NOT getting your tat taking off. GOOD. It is ridiculous that you would CARE what other people think, if i can be frank, F other people. Who are they? Why do they get to decide what you do and you cannot do. Jeez...this life is funny sometimes.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: ACCEPTED from WAITLIST
« on: July 02, 2008, 12:21:07 AM »
Accepted from the Waitlist at Hofstra and Suffolk.

Rejected from the Waitlist from Quinnipiac and Rutgers-Newark (but this was expected).

All mostly recent.  (Within 2-3 Weeks)

Choosing the Right Law School / Goin to Hofstra!!!
« on: July 02, 2008, 12:20:05 AM »
Hey guys!  ;D ;D ;D It's been a really long process and finally the worst part is over. Now it's time to study!  :'(

Thanks to all of you who have helped me start with an idea of taking the LSAT, to taking the LSAT, to making it into law schools, to choosing the right one.

Hofstra Class of 2011. Anyone else on the Hofstra Class of 2011 band-wagon?

There are several rumors on the Internet about Hofstra and I even may have helped further a few of them a few months ago. I heard about how it was such a terrible area and how the school wasn't nice and this and that. I am here to dispel those rumors. It does not matter for most as a majority of you have already decided where you were going (well it was longer for me, so back off! hahaha - Billy Madison).

I am not doing the whole publicize my school thing, because I am not a homer like that but, I do enjoy a lot of the criticism and heat that Hofstra has taken now that I have seen the campus. Number one complaint is about the area, and the streets around the campus are all fenced in, there's walkways that go over the highways around Hofstra and keep you off the streets. There is a personal police force JUST for Hofstra and they are licensed police officers. Not to mention, this is a LARGE university and it just so happens to HAVE a law school in it. The facilities are extremely nice and polished, the law library is very nice and the law school is tucked away from a lot of the undergraduate programs. It is near the business school and has two-three of it's own buildings. In those buildings, there are tons of PC's and wireless (pretty much standard I'd imagine at law schools) and also there is 20 or so places to eat JUST on campus.

I was extremely impressed by Suffolk when I visited there, and at Roger Williams when I went there. I was not impressed with Rutgers-Newark and the area there, but this area is Hempstead is not Newark, NJ (Hofstra). It certainly is NOT the horror stories on the Internet, it is definitely one of the nicer University campuses I have been on (minus USC and San Diego, but i Mean, come on).

The Library (not Law) is extremely nice as well and most of the people I came in contact with were very nice. The Admissions Deparment is amazing and I'm glad that I decided to go there.

And the beat goes on.....

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Suffolk vs Wayne State
« on: June 04, 2008, 10:53:44 AM »
The curve at Suffolk is a B-/C+, the nightlife is pretty good with a ton of bars within walking/ Subway(the T)distance.  Boston is a very expensive place to live compared to Detroit.  Suffolk has a very strong network of alumni and everyone I know with decent grades got a pretty good job.  I just finished 1 L there so I can answer any other questions you have. 

Can you PM Me buddy? I need to ask you a few questions..or just drop me a line at

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: ACCEPTED from WAITLIST
« on: June 04, 2008, 10:18:35 AM »

the email i sent them was really brief and to the point...maybe 4 or 5 lines explaining that i currently have a deposit down at another school but that i continue to be highly interested in their school and would be honored to receive an acceptance offer.

the letter i had written the month prior had been more in depth as to why i was interested in attending their school (it was about one page typed, 12 font size).  i didn't make any promises such as "if accepted, i will undoubtedly attend" because i knew that was not the case.

i don't think getting off these lists is an exact science (otherwise i would have probably heard from the other 5 schools that waitlisted me too) but i think short and to the point is the way to go whether that be via email or letter.  they just want to know that you are still in the ballgame.

Thanks. I just got a second letter from Suffolk making sure I was still committed to their wait list. I think they do this before they offer you a spot in their class. They tell you how much it is, like 750.00 deposit and what not. I'm hoping to get into the Boston market, because I know Roger Williams is an up and coming school, but I love Boston.

I did attach with the letter a small LOCI, letting them know that I am still interested and like someone else said on this board or forum, "that i'm not just waiting around for them," and my semester grades were e-mailed in early May.

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