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Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMaster Diagnostic #3
« on: September 11, 2005, 06:54:04 PM »
Yes, we can all do it.  And if we can't, then we'll start a Cooley-bound support group.

Hey wassup with dissing cooley?? I'm a canadian so I have no idea how bad it really is.
Can ANYONE really get into??   ???

First and foremost, I'm not writing this to defend underdog or anyone in particular.  That being said, these useless posts HAS GOT TO STOP.  For past weeks, I've read some unacceptable posts consisting of racism (regarding theo's race) to posting people's pictures as a voting debate.
I'm sure that 90% of the people who have signed up to this forum are dedicated to learning and helping others.  But for one reason or another, I see so many people putting each other down rather than trying to help one another to achieve their goals.  I see people scoring in the 170s telling people in the 140s to give up and find alternative goal, or people using unregistered id to make a total jerk out of themselves.

What scares me even more is that these people may be attending the same law school and learning the essense of being a good lawyer as we all wish to be one day.  They may have received a high LSAT score adequate enough to attend a prestigious LS but how could they become a respectable lawyer when they present themselves with utmost disrespect?

I can tell you that talking to underdog for past months or so, that he would not be following in the footsteps of these idiots. (aka trolls)  He has helped people in this forum, including me, even though in the past weeks we have come to an argument for the stupidest reasons.  I just think people should realize that these kind of negativity is not welcomed here, irrespective of whether that person is an unregistered troll or a regular member to this forum.

I hope everyone can act like the respectable lawyer they wish to become.

Sp33d and thuderdog,

thanks for the support guys, i wish you guys the best as well. I am really not feeling too well, but the idea of delaying the test until dec is starting to sound better and better. I have put in too much investment into law school to just let it all go. Still, I am extremly disappointed at my lack of progess even though I had done so much studying. I really don't understand how and why I could be doing worse than before on the TM course, I was getting most of the homeworks right, but totally screwed it all up on the test.

I am going to go and speak to my TM teacher on monday to see what advice she can provide for me, also going to look into changing the test date to December. I really don't want to get my ass pounded by the lsat for another tests, but it looks like i have no choice.

Solution? I am going to try the bibles from powerscores instead.

Here's my two cents.  I studied for the LSAT in advance before my testmasters course.  I studied with logic reasoning bible adn logic game bible and it really helped me a lot in terms of absorbing new materials from TM since powerscore methodologies and TM were almost identical.  I honestl think that for most of us, 2.5 month isn't very adequate to handle one of the most important exams in our lives thus far.  I think that it may be best for you to postpone it till december.  For now, I suggest that you redo ALL the TM homework before you buy logic reasoning bible and Logic game bible.  Doing the hw the second time really helped me understand some of the things I missed the first time.  This may not be a lot but when you consider that if you get 2 more correct answers on each section, which accumulates to 8 more correct answers in total, this will boost your mark considerably.  Good luck.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMaster Diagnostic #3
« on: September 11, 2005, 06:17:02 PM »
Hey, what was your raw score? did it go down much? My score did at first and then I went back up and over my previous score.

My instructor told me this story about one of his previous students. He said the guy was bright and motivated (like yourself). He did all the homework all the way through the class but he just could not seem to score well on the diagnostics (like yourself, I assume). He said the guy was coming from below 150. On the final diagnostic after all the lessons the guy had some kind of epiphany. He said it was like one day he woke up and it just clicked. That's what you have got to be striving for. Don't worry about the score. Keep plugging away and put yourself in the best possible position to experience the 'click'.

Long story short, the guy scored over 170. You only want 162.

Hey shaz,

Thanks for your words of support. I started another thread detailing my pathetic defeat and blow to lsat confidence under the "studying for lsat" forum, if you are interested in it's entertaining value, i would be honored with your presence. You know, I really really really hope I can be like the guy you were talking about, it's a scary and tense time for me right now because I don't have that much more time left and there isn't that much more studying I can do.

Yes, I went from a 152 to a 152 and DOWN to a 148 after some very dedicated studying.

YOU CAN DO IT!!  DON'T GIVE UP!!!  Let's all keep on studying~ ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMaster Diagnostic #3
« on: September 11, 2005, 04:14:34 PM »
I received my TM mark and it says I've received 158!!  My raw score was 71 but when i marked it myself using the booklet, I've received 73...This is totally freaking me out...MAYBE I MISBUBBLED AGAIN??!!  I don't know why this keeps on's seriously scaring me...There's no excuses this time, I made sure I carefully bubbled in everything. Fcuk.. :-X

Studying for the LSAT / Re: panicing about oct
« on: September 10, 2005, 07:04:49 PM »
First off, relax.  Everyone has a bad test.  As long as it doesn't become a trend, plan to take in Oct.

Hey dave, how well have you been progressing after the june exam?
Can you give me some advice on how to approach the october exam?  I'm hoping that I can get around 158-160 which would be around the range that I am capable of as of now.  My only worry is that I totally lose my mind during the actual exam and lose those precious 2-3points off my score.
Should I study the day before the exam or just totally relax?  Should I study alittle bit before the exam?  Any advices?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: panicing about oct
« on: September 10, 2005, 06:38:24 PM »
I was originally registered to take the lsat in June. Took a powerscore class, did the homework used the hotline etc....saw my score raise to a high of 162 or down in the high 150's. My diagnostic score was a 148. I was pretty pumped to take it in June; however, I got really sick right before the test so I decided to defer to Oct. But with the Oct test 3 weeks away and then writing a test where I scored a 147..I don't know if it's the best thing to do anymore. Would it be better for me to keep on trying and discount today's test as a bad day (really wasn't though..) and keep on hacking at it for 3 weeks? Or should I just defer?

extremely frustrated

How many tests did you take prior to your 147??  If you took a lot, then this may just be a case of real bad luck.  It happens to everybody for one reason or another and I totally understand why you'd be disappointed.  I scored 150 on my second diagnostic becasue I had food poisoning the day before and only slept for 30min prior to the exam.  I ended up misbubbling tons and missing easy questions.  My suggestion is that you look through that test and see whether you missed easy questions or made silly mistakes or whether you got them wrong for legitimate reasons.
We still have 3weeks left, so you still have some time.  Don't get frustrated, it'll only hinder your ability to do well.  There's a lot of people here that can help, from baurum,theo,underdog,river, john galt if you ever need help with LR questions so don't be afraid to ask if you have any.

Good luck! ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMaster Diagnostic #3
« on: September 10, 2005, 06:34:03 PM »
Hey Fresh, how did you know you only got 3 wrong already?

 For some reason i thought the 1st RC section was easier than the 3rd the material seemed better, i think because i started losing focus when i got to the second RC in section 3. Anyway, just gotta wait till scores are up I guess. Games were easy but for some reason i froze on the first one which was hella easyyy and took way too much time, dam. I have no idea what to say about LR. Sometimes it feels easy but its hard and vice versa, imo all u can do is pray. Good thing is i didnt stab anyone with my pencil.

I marked it myself using the kaplan answer key.  I'm not sure whether first RC was easier than the third one, but the main problem with having 2 RCs is that it is WAY too much reading and by the time I got to the second RC, it just totally drained me.   Games were a cake AND I DIDN'T EAT IT!!  i'm going to look at the second game tommorow becasue i'm still really pissed off about it. (I mean i had 10min left to do that game!!)  Hope I don't hit the mind block on the real thing.  All I know is that I slept very very well this time and I have absolutely no excuse for my score, which I am pretty satisfied despite the game problems.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMaster Diagnostic #3
« on: September 10, 2005, 04:53:42 PM »
I also just took the exam and ABSOLUTELY did not take advantage of the easy game.
I did 1,3,4 and left 2nd game till the end with 10min left and for some reason GOD KNOW WHAT
i could not figure out the game.  Yet, I knew this game was easy and ended up blowing it off.
I did the same as always for RC, but I think I would've done better if it wasn't for two RCs in three sections.  The first LR was TOUGH even though I didn't feel it until I started marking.  I nailed the last LR getting only three wrong.  Overall=74  which is probably a 160-161 according to the scale I found at the powerscore website.

Overall, i'm happy with the score but very disappointed with how the games went.  I have to find a way not to lose my mind while doing the games...Just don't understand what happened.
I guess I'll go over it tommorow.  For today, I must read my brain. :-\

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How did everyone do on the JAM session?
« on: September 09, 2005, 02:10:26 AM »
I take the class with robin singh himself. Usually he's f'ing awesome but today he glossed over all the games. We spent way too much time in the Logical Reasoning section. Bummer.

How good is robin singh?  I guess the advantage is being taught by the best, but is there a downside of having so many people in the class and not being really able to interact with him??

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