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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best book for reading comprehension?
« on: May 05, 2008, 08:28:12 AM »
It's becoming clearer to me now that my worst section is RC. I've already got the two bibles for LR and LG, and those have done a world of help for me. My Powerscore course is covering RC but not in super detail, so I'd love to get my hands on a book so I can apply some more strategies that might help me.

I've done some searching and supposedly Nova's Master the LSAT is the best book around for RC advice.

Should I go forward with this book, or are there any others you guys would recommend?

There really isn't a book for RC like there is for LR and LG.  A few books are often brought up as useful - the Nova book, Kaplan 180, and Powerscore 2004 LSAT Deconstructed strictly for the analysis are the ones I see most often.

ExamKrackers released a book specifically for RC - http://www.amazon.com/ExamKrackers-LSAT-Reading-Comprehension-Examkrackers/dp/1893858529/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209997302&sr=8-16 - which I just ordered last week and based on the reviews on that site I don't know what to expect, but its worth a shot.

Other than that, book wise, its probably going to be one of the four that I wrote above, at least until Powerscore gets their RC bible out and that probably will take the crown.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: ITT 1L's give 0L's suggestions for next year
« on: April 30, 2008, 02:16:15 PM »
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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 155 to 170 in 5 and 1/2 months? Possible?
« on: April 28, 2008, 03:24:45 PM »
What do you think? I ma practicing at teh rate of 1-2 hours per day. Can I hope to make that kind of jump in 22 weeks?

Should I study even more?

There's a post from user name Chucky from a few months back that detailed how he went from a 147 to a 169 in about that time period. I'd track that down and read it.

Are one of these the posts you are referring to?

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,100406.msg2549274.html#msg2549274

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,100406.msg2559857.html#msg2559857

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: THE LSAT NEEDS TO BE MODERNIZED.
« on: April 28, 2008, 10:15:24 AM »
There is far too much respectful disagreement in this thread.

This is not in the nature of the Internet.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: THE LSAT NEEDS TO BE MODERNIZED.
« on: April 25, 2008, 01:38:07 PM »
Can someone please explain why the LSAT is still paper-based and not computerized like the GRE?

It's ridiculous.

Because the GRE is a ridiculous test that doesn't matter quite as much as the LSAT ?

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Is there anyone that has a link to the FEB 2007 LSAT.. I would REALLY appreciate it.  Thanks

February tests are unreleased - even to the people who took the test.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Arkansas - Fayetteville
« on: April 16, 2008, 08:54:32 AM »
I haven't heard much about this school on here or any other forum for that matter.  I got in with some money, but I don't know enough about the school or it's reputation.  Any opinions?

I can only speak from undergrad experience - I am finishing up my degree here.

But I'll speak regarding what I do know - the University finished the new law school building on campus - its easily one of the nicer buildings on campus - only the business school and the new JB hunt building have comparable quality.

I also know Wal-Mart currently has an abundance of graduates from UofA law school in their in-house counsel.  Since Wal-Mart corporate is about 20 minutes away from campus and the Walton's donate heavily to the school, they like UofA graduates.

Tyson and JB Hunt also have their HQs nearby so I imagine they hire from the school a lot as well.

Finding a job locally in Northwest Arkansas probably wouldn't be that difficult.  The area is nice and is completely different from the Arkansas stereotype - the other parts of Arkansas, with some exceptions, however is a different story.

The clout of the degree outside of Arkansas is probably rather limited so I don't know if it travels well.

Regarding the school overall and not just the law school, its your typical SEC school.  Fayetteville is basically a college town and the school is pretty much the epicenter of the town with Dixon street being the main thoroughfare for activity. 

Also the people drive funny here.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: NERVOUSNESS! the death of me
« on: April 10, 2008, 07:12:29 AM »
By this I mean that if you want to go to school in 2009, don't take the September 2009 test... take the June or February 2009 test. That way if your nerves are really acting up and you do poorly, you can either cancel or your score and retake in September or just do a normal retake since the higher score is all that matters now. This has the benefit of decreasing pressure ("I can always retake in September") and is a good insurance policy in case your nerves hit you really bad anyway.

This is exactly what I did.

I took it in September 07 and cancelled my score.  I was nervous and thought my performance was affected. Retook in February 08 - felt better during it and got a 167.  But I am taking it again in September 08 because I want 170+, so hopefully I'll be even calmer since I have the 167 to fall back on.

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