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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.

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, 03:17:02 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, 01:14:34 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: TestMaster Diagnostic #3
« on: September 10, 2005, 03:34:03 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, 01:53:42 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 08, 2005, 11:10:26 PM »
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??

Studying for the LSAT / How did everyone do on the JAM session?
« on: September 08, 2005, 10:05:06 PM »
I thought the Games section was fairly hard even though I knew I was getting better with speed.
The third section about different regions totally blew me off.  I managed to get 17/23 and because the games were so tough I thought that the scale for this exam would be abit more lenient.  I just looked at the June 2003 scale(which is where this game was from) and found that the scale was actually brutal tough. 

Did anyone take the june 2003 test as a whole test?  Were the other sections abit easier??

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 20 days to study - Silently freaking out...
« on: September 08, 2005, 04:33:42 PM »
try not to stress out too much. when i took the june lsat i took about 5 preptests the week before the real thing, two of them the night before. talk about major burnout. dont try and improve your score too much at the lsat min, at this point it is what it is and will only get worse if you push yourself too much near the end.

Hm.. I don't know... doing 2 tests the night before is definitely a booboo.  However, I think 20 days is sufficient time to get some issues in order.  There maybe people out there who just need a little push to break the mystic 170 barrier or 160 barrier.  It's a little too early to give up the effort. 

I agree.  I'm doing some of the older TM lesson books and I'm starting to get a better understanding of the concepts as well as understanding the concepts of the games a lot better.  I'm starting to see some of the inferences I haven't been able to see before so i definetely think you can improve within twenty day span.  I think the key is to be consistent and not to anything drastically different.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The degradation of the quality of this board
« on: September 02, 2005, 10:18:35 AM »
this might mean more if it not your tenth resignation.

Kinda like Jordan retiring for the third time, even though in this instance we won't really miss him. ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 1996 LR #24
« on: September 01, 2005, 08:44:07 PM »
uwforsh! Is this B) the answer?: "centerville has more unskilled workers among its population than it has skilled workers"   Then this is different from your first posted B)! I bet this is inteded for something else if this is not a mistake.

hey river, no it's not.
yes, it is true that the credited response was "d" on the real test.  However, I put it under B on this post because I was able to narrow it down to 2 possible answer choices.  So naturally i put them as A and B.

Sorry for the confusion.

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