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Studying for the LSAT / gjj
« on: December 23, 2005, 01:11:24 PM »

I have a question about this. Do people who submit their apps. now and plan to take the Dec. LSAT get placed in a line for these kinds of apps. or does it not matter as long as we submit the apps. before the Dec. LSAT comes out?

My plan is to apply this week so that I can instantly become complete once my score gets released in late December. I am just wondering if this matters, like if there is a line already being made for people like me  OR if it is a random process for people who submit apps. that are not complete?

Studying for the LSAT / blah
« on: November 09, 2005, 06:10:30 PM »

Hey, I was just wondering if anyone else out there is also feeling really stressed out with the test just a month away? I'm studying but I am having trouble getting the score I want and also with the time contraints. I think I'm stress primarily because I started the whole process pretty late and will only have 1 1/2 months  time to study for the Dec. test, because I really want to go to law school next year. But at this point, I've already taken 15 practice tests, in like 3 weeks, which is probably more than most people take when they study for multiple months. I've read a few books, including the LGR, but I've mainly just skimmed through books to get an idea of how to do each section. LR and RC came naturally to me and the LGB seemed to help somewhat, but I am still not getting the score I constant want. To be specific, I am aiming for 160-165 and I started out scoring this way but recently my score have dropped to like 157, 158, 159 on my last three tests and that gets me worried because I am expecting to do a few points less on the actual exam.

How are you guys coping with the stress? I'm just like really worried and am not doing too well with the stress factor, like I think it's hindering my performance on practice tests.

Can someone give me some advice on how to relax? Should I take a few days off to relax and get my mind together or is there no time to waste?

I've typically been clocking in about 2-3 hours M-Th. and about 4-5 hours on Fridays and 8 hours each on Sat./Sunday.

I've been practicing and things are going pretty well but I haven't taken a full test yet - meaning 5 sections, only 1 break + the writing sample.

For those of you who have already taken the LSAT, how stressful was test day really? Were you feeling pretty normal while taking the test?

I have this fear that I will be really nervous on test day and will slip somewhere and lose my confidence and do really bad... I need some help!!

General Off-Topic Board / how?
« on: October 31, 2005, 07:54:15 PM »

I am just thinking of possible back-up plans in case I don't get into any T2's this year. Before, I always just thought I would try again next year, but I've realized that one year of work experience is not going to do much. So my question is, is it a better decision to try to transfer out of a T3/T4 into a T2 or just wait 1 year to try again?

Note: Waiting two years is not an option for me. I really wouldn't even want to wait 1 year because 1 year of we is not going to benefit me much personally or resume wise. Traveling is not an option because of my financial situation, or rather lack of. The only difference would be another chance at getting a better LSAT score. But then again, T3's/T4's aren't really ALL that bad and the fact that I can transfer would be tempting.

Btw, I have a 3.46 and am practicing in the 160's for the Dec. LSAT but I always like to consider my options.  ;)

Alright I've seen this question on the board, but people seem to always ignore it. I am trying to figure out if I should apply to all of the schools now (or at least start getting everything in) or if I should just wait until Dec. to do this considering my apps. will only be complete in late December. Is there much of a difference, or is it complete unnecessary for me to apply now?

Studying for the LSAT / ghg
« on: October 27, 2005, 05:45:05 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / Am I studying wrong?
« on: October 26, 2005, 06:40:38 PM »
I started preparing for the Dec. LSAT a couple weeks ago. I started by reading through the different types of sections and studying up on how to properly complete the questions in each section. Ever since then, I have pretty much just been taking practice tests and seeing what I did wrong on each test during my study time. What I do usually is take times tests, but complete a question or two and then look at the answer sheet and see if I got the questions right or wrong. If they were wrong, I look at the correct answer and try to figure out why I didn't choose it - all while being timed. I usually have no problem completing each section under 35 minutes, so it is not really an issue for me. And I have also been consistently scoring 160 + (which is my goal on the real thing)>

I am scoring very well (for my expectations) so far by this process, but I keep seeing no improvement in the games section. I plan on reading the LGB now and touching up on my theory for how to approach each type of game.

My question is, is the approach that I am doing right now - that is, JUST taking practice tests and while taking the practice tests, checking my answers DURING the test, bad? Is this kind of like 'cheating'? Should I be spending my time reading up theory instead of just taking practice tests? In a sense, these 'practice tests' are more like practice sections for me.

Btw, the reason why I am checking my answers during the test is because I have a pretty short-term memory and considering I am working with real LSAT's (not practice books with explanations), I find it hard remembering the process of how I came up with an answer after completing 4 sections and going back to check my answers.

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