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Studying for the LSAT / drink a huge mug of Espresso on Sat morning
« on: December 02, 2004, 11:46:57 AM »
I've been drinking a huge mug of espresso just as I get up in the morning for the past 2 days due to my lack of stamina during the last two sections of my practice test, especially if one includes RC. The effects of caffine are amazing.

Within 20 minutes I'm incredibly focused and have a tremendous amount of energy and stamina.

Thank you Italy for your finely roasted coffee beans.

I would only recommend this for people who are accustomed to the effects of a large amount of caffine in your system and to those who do not get nervous prior to a test of this nature.

The feeling is similar to being nervous but if your accustomed to it you will be able to transfer that energy into taking the test.



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Studying for the LSAT / Brooklyn Law School $50,000 a year?? NYU=x
« on: December 02, 2004, 11:37:51 AM »
Law school is expensive as hell.

How much is NYU its quite interesting that the web sites hide the tuition fees.

I'm going to any cheap school passing the BAR and just starting to make money.

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Studying for the LSAT / mechanical pencils are the way to go
« on: December 01, 2004, 03:38:03 PM »
Ok, after thorough testing and analysis I have reached the conclusion that mechanical pencils rule.

I was taking practice test with pens for about 3 months then last month I switched over to pencils to try and simulate actual test conditions.  The standard pencils suck...after about 6 aruguments or 1 game my markings would become smudged.  Ink is the best way to mark text but with the other two remaining options for the test I would go with the mechanical pencil.

It never needs to be sharpened and everytime you mark or write with using it it's just like using a sharp pencil.


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Hi.

Anyone wasting their time with the writing section.

I just looked over some sample ones, they won't even be able to read my handwriting, especially after taking the test for 2 1/2 hours.  Is it just me or is this section a waste of our time here.

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Studying for the LSAT / How many people are getting sick of the LSAT
« on: November 30, 2004, 02:06:19 PM »
Good afternoon everyone.

I'm off of work and taking 2 practice tests a day...was scoring in the low 170s via Kaplan Book and Princton review.  When i was taking these test though i would take a 20 minute break between sections watch some tv, relax for a bit then go back and take another section and sometimes take a 10 minute break in the middle of a section espectially games.

Now taking a full length timed test from old LSATs i'm scoring in the mid 160's.  I must say after sitting there for 2 hours in a somewhat actually test condition I get extremely annoyed at the whole process.  Fine we are all in the same boat and we all have to take this test.  All I can say is I cant wait until 4 days from now take the damn test and start applying for schools.

I had some dreams of scoring in the 170's on the actual test but I don't even care anymore.  160 is fine with me.  I'll see you all in court, we'll go out for a drink and relax like normal attorneys do.  (This only applies to sexy nerdy girl lawyers).

Anyone here getting extremely tired of this test?

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Studying for the LSAT / Highlighter Users
« on: November 19, 2004, 01:45:02 PM »
Is anyone here going to use highlighters.  If so would you recommend them and why.  I'm going to take a few practice tests with them now and see how I like them now that I found out you cant use a pen to mark the book.

Ink rules

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Studying for the LSAT / mechanical pencil & Smoking room
« on: November 19, 2004, 01:09:00 PM »
A Mechanical pencil is permitted.

I may try one of those.

According to my Admissions Ticket it stipulates in condition 6 of the instructions.

6. Pencils will not be supplied.  Bring a mechanical pencil with soft lead and a good eraser or 3 or 4 sharpened No.2 pencils with earsers.

In Test Center Procedures it states

-only a No.2 or HB pencil or highlighter pen may be used to underline passages in the test book.  Ink or ballpoint pens are not permitted.

HB seems to be some sort of canadian bull i am not concerned with.

They have a discrepency in their rules.  A mechanical pencil does not conform to the stipulation in test center procedures.  So while you can BRING a mechanical pencil you cant use it in the test book.  I think i'll bring one and make a suggestion of what i think the people who decided we cant use pens should do with it.

If NYU has a smoking room i'm taking the test there.

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Anyone know if its possible to use a pen to mark your booklet and just use the pencil to mark your answers?

Thanks
David

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Studying for the LSAT / No 2. Pencils suck
« on: November 19, 2004, 12:25:31 PM »
I started taking all my practice tests with no.2 pencils about 2 weeks ago in order to simulate the test conditions on Dec 4th.  Must say that there is quite a difference.  I have gotten used to them now but when I started it was quite a drastic difference especially in my marking of the text in LR and RC. 

Its 2004 LSAC.  Do you think its possible to create a test where we can use a damn pen so what we mark is evident and not a faded charcol smudge?


Maybe I should try and find an expensive pencil if such a thing exists.

Can you mark the test with a pen and then just fill out the answer sheet with a pencil???

Pencils are only good for art and that rubber pencil illusion I learned when i was like 5.
 

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I've been studying for the LSAT for approximately 2 months now and have been doing extremely well on the LR/RC sections, getting on average about 2x wrong per section.  I just started studying for the AR (logic games) section about a week ago.  I must say these questions are extremely annoying. 

I'm averaging about 10x on the Analytical Reasoning part which will still get me a decent grade; however, the fact that I can't stand doing these questions is really eating away at me.   I find myself getting so annoyed i usually just guess on the remaining questions stating in my head the phrase "who the F*** cares" numberous times.

I'm sure I can improve my score on this section but my utter disdain for doing these problems is really getting to me.  I have a strong background in logic which is quite helpful but the fact that I have such a disdain for these questions and their relevance to law really effects my studying them.

Has anyone with this mental attitude towards the games section in the first few weeks of studying them actually had a change in perspective to the point of actually tolerating them?

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