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After two months of self prepping with LGB and LRB, and about 10 preptest untimed, I scored 154 yesterday( got 66 correct...damn one more and it would've been 155!)

I'm not happy with the mark, but considering that I totally choked on the Logic games I'm OK with the score. 
The one thing I was very pleased with was that I did the best on both RCs(regular and experimental) than any of my other preptests.  It's not great but considering that I did horrible, I was more than happy with it.

Studying for the LSAT / How do you know you're improving??
« on: July 05, 2005, 02:29:16 PM »
Hi guys, I've been studying my ass off for the LSAT past two months now with an online tutor.  I've done about 5 preptests totally untimed, and recently started doing some of the preptests timed, though not limited to 35minutes, but to how much time I am COMFORTABLE with. 

First, it took me 80 minutes to finish one LR section with 20-21 correct answers, and then slowly moved down to 50 minutes, and then 40 minutes and now to around 37-41minutes, scoring about 21-22.  Yet, I'm not exactly sure how much I've improved because there's always 2-3 questions that I've dealt with while going through the LRB.  I always get conscious whether having done those 2-3 questions is actually making me go quicker, and not because I have improved over the two months.
Am i being too paranoid???

Studying for the LSAT / Master the LSAT before TestMaster?
« on: June 01, 2005, 05:41:14 PM »
I have Nova's Master the LSAT, but I'm not sure if i should look at it before doing my testmaster on July.
I already finished reading LRB and LGB to prepare myself ahead of time..
What do you guys think?

I think I'm gonna be reviewing master the lsat's reading comprehension tactics, but still uncertain whether i should go over there LG and LR since it might confuse me even more when I start attending testmaster sessions.

Studying for the LSAT / Preptest #21, Section 3, LR #13
« on: May 30, 2005, 01:23:33 PM »
One of the effects of lead poisoning is an inflammation of the optic nerve, which casuese those who have it to see bright haloes around light sources.  In aorder to produce the striking yellow effects in his "Sunflowers" paintins, Van Gogh used Naples yellow, a pigment containing lead.  Since in his later paintings, van gogh painted bright haloes around hte stars and sun, it is likeluy that he was suffering from lead poisoning caused by ingesting the pigments he used.

which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies?

A.) In Van Gogh's later paintings he painted some things as he saw them.
B.) Van Gogh continued to use paints containing lead after having painted the "Sunflower" paintings.
C.) Van gogh did not have symptoms of lead posioning aside from seeing bright haloes around light sources.
D.) The paints Van Gogh used in the "Sunflowers" paintings had no toxic ingredients other than lead.
E.) The effects of Naples yellow could not have been achieved using other pigments.

I understand why the right answer is A.  But I can't disprove why the correct answer also can't be D. 

I felt like by assuming D, it eliminated any other alternative possibility that the OTHER element may have CAUSED Van gogh to see bright haloes.  Can someone help??!!

Studying for the LSAT / TestMasters of PowerScore?
« on: May 20, 2005, 10:18:37 PM »
Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out whether I should sign up for TM or PS.  I'm already using LRB and LGB and I like the method.  However, I've also been hearing good things about TM as well.  I'll be taking the sessions in Arizona, Tempe.

Can someone tell me which one i should take and why?


Studying for the LSAT / LR dec 1996 #20 (AKA WTF??!!)
« on: May 19, 2005, 03:23:41 PM »
Ann will either take a leave of absence from technocomp adn return in a year or else she will quit her job there; but she would nto do either one unless she were offered a one yr teaching fewllowship at a prestigious university.  Technocomp will allow her to take a leave of absense if it does not find out that she has been offered the fellowship, but not otherwise.  Therefore Ann will quit her job at technocomp only if technocomp finds out she has been ffereed the fellowship.

Which one of the following, if assumed, allows the conclusion abve to be properly drawn?

A.) Technocomp will find out about Ann being offered the fellowship only if someone informs on her.
B.) The reason Ann wants the felloship is so she can quit her job at Technocomp.
C.) Technocomp does not allow any of its employees to take a leave of absense in order to work for one of its competitors.
D.) Ann will take a leave of absense if Technocomp allows her to take a leave of absense.
E.) Ann would be offered the fellowship only if she quit her job at Technocomp.

The right answer was D.

I only chose that one cause the others just didn't seem right...Nonetheless, I'm not 100% sure why D is the right answer.

Studying for the LSAT / To Time OR NOT TO TIME...Please help!
« on: May 18, 2005, 07:34:57 PM »
Hey all, I need an advice on how to prepare for the LSAT.
Last year, I took Kaplan courses and got absolutely nothing from it. (The best i ended up scoring on some LSAT preptests were 149)
This time around, I chose to study with LRB AND LGB.  So far I studied for 8 hours a day, for two and a half weeks.  I just scored 155 on the preptest, albeit one logic game was the one from the LGB.
Yet, I still made silly mistakes on a lot of LR questions and i think this is due to the fact that I'm getting too anxious with timing and end up skimming through the stimulus. 

So, would it be better to just slow down and just go through several preptests slowly, to make sure I know why certain answer is the right choice, and make sure I know how to handle different types of questions I learned from the LRB?

If I should do this, should I buy the earliest 10 preptests rather than going through the next 10 and the other 10 preptests, so I won't be wasting precious preptests?  I'm writing it in October, and I feel like I'm gonna be running out..since I study like a crazy monkey...

I just finished working on my second preptest..which was the October 1996 and scored 151.  The major problem was timing ofcourse but I was pretty much get the question I did correct.
However, I've been hearing that the latest Preptests are MUCH harder which is freaking me out.  Can anyone tell me exactly HOW MUCH harder they are?

As well, Can anyone recommend me to some good prep books?  I'm working with LRB and LG Bible right now.  And should I sign up for powerscore sessions, even though I'm using LRB and LGB already? Would that be pretty mucha  repetition?


Studying for the LSAT / Would a private tutoring help me?
« on: May 09, 2005, 02:27:04 PM »
Hi, I'm currently scheduled to write my first LSAT this upcoming October.  I've been studying with the powerscore LR and LG Bible along with the several prep tests.  I'm planning to purchase the Master the LSAT book and then take the Full Powerscore sessions afterwards.

Would private tutoring with the Powerscore help me substantially if i'm struggline with the LSAT materials?
And if yes, would it be better to get tutoring before the powerscore sessions or after completing all the powerscore sessions?

P.S.  When i say "struggling" i really mean struggling!!

Hey guys, i'm working on LSAT prep tests that i purchased from the powerscore website, but the damn book (10 more actual official LSAT) doesn't seem to have a in-depth explanation for the answer key. Ofcourse, they have the solution key but it doesn't tell me why the answer is right or wrong.

Can anyone tell me where can i get the indepth answer key for these prep tests? Thanks

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