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Just had a quick question for you guys/gals.  How did you deal with taking practice tests after having studied the Powerscore Bibles?  I'm currently halfway through the games bible, and it's great so far, but I'm just a bit worried that when I eventually do start taking preptests my scores would be skewed because the questions would be familiar (after having analyzed them in the bibles).  I'm thinking it'd be even worse so after going through the LR bible as well.  Basically, did you guys just not take the tests already used in the bibles, or did you take them anyway and just took your corresponding scores with a grain of salt?

Hope that makes sense.  Thanks in advance!

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Studying for the LSAT / When to start studying for June/Oct LSAT?
« on: February 04, 2005, 02:46:32 AM »
Hi guys...pretty simple question, tried searching but couldn't find any direct answers.  When would you LSAT gurus suggest studying for the June, and possibly Oct, LSATs?  I've been studying 1-2 hours per day for the last 3 weeks now (just about done with LGB), but I don't want to burn out since I have a good  4 or so months before the real thing.  But I keep thinking that I have 500 pages of LRB to go through, then 30+ tests to prep for, so that may not be as much time as I think it is.  What do you guys think?

Thanks in advance  :)

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A simple question, and probably won't matter much, but just wanted to see what you guys generally prefer...in games, do you mostly read through the initial questions and rules first before diagramming, or do you proceed with diagramming as you read through it the first time?  Reason I'm asking is that I've read two prep books that claim differently from each other: NOVA, and the LGB.  Nova says to diagram while reading, while LGB says to read through, try to memorize the rules, then diagram.  I normally wouldn't question the LGB (although I find its categorizing aspects kind of time consuming) but this seems more of a time-eater than Nova's suggestion, especially since in many games there are just far too many rules to memorize.  What do you guys think?

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Studying for the LSAT / How do YOU study for games?
« on: January 15, 2005, 09:23:08 PM »
There's only a limited number of games available (unless you want to use the made-up ones by Kaplan  :-\), so what have you guys been doing to study for games in the LSAT?  Have you just been taking the games from published tests and practicing on those individually, practicing tests as a whole (with games included), or what?  I'm going through the LGB right now, and it's very helpful but I'm sort of afraid to look for more examples for games in preptests (like Advanced Linear Games, etc) because I don't want it to seem "familiar" when I take practice tests to measure my score.  Also, what general strategies have you guys been doing to handle the section? 

Edit: I've also noticed that I've getting the problems right, but it's just that I take too much frickin time answering them.  You're only allowed around 8:45 mins per game supposedly, yet I take around 12-13 mins, 14 for the hard ones :(....I'm only halfway done with LGB (just about to start on grouping, just finished advanced linear) so I hope I get better in time for the June LSATs.  How have you guys cut down on your time and stuff? 

Thanks :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Powerscore course cancelled :(
« on: January 08, 2005, 04:42:15 PM »
I was gonna take the New Haven February Powerscore course, for the June LSAT, but found out just a few days ago that it was cancelled :(.  I even preregistered and everything and now it's too late to take the Testmasters course.  Ack...what would you guys suggest that I do over the next few months?  I was going to take all the stuff I would have gotten from the course and work on those, but now I don't know what to do.

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Hi guys...another question, hope you don't mind.  I just wanted to know: what have you been doing for your undergrad summers?  Any notable internships or jobs?  Also, would you guys happen to know how much this factors in into your apps (as in, do they count as ECs?).

As usual, thanks in advance!

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Studying for the LSAT / Powerscore using real questions a problem?
« on: November 20, 2004, 08:53:06 PM »
I've heard great things about Powerscore and am almost sure about taking their January course.  I had one concern though - for the course, as well as for their LGB and LRB books, Powerscore uses examples from real LSAT tests which, I think, is probably the best way to learn how to solve LSAT problems.  However have any of you (who took the courses or went through the books thoroughly) found that this prevented you from practicing with a "real" exam, just because you've seen the questions already?  I guess I'm just worried because a lot of people say that the best way to study for the LSAT is to go over all the past tests...and I'm not sure if I'd be able to accurately practice them and see how I'd do timed if the questions already seem familiar.  What do you guys think?

Thanks :)

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How many of you guys are going to law school straight out of undergrad?  I'm thinking of doing so, but somehow (reading from a lost of posts here) I feel like I'm in the minority...do you guys know the percentage of incoming law school students who do so?

Thanks in advance.

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Where should I go next fall? / What are good EC's?
« on: November 12, 2004, 02:29:52 PM »
What kind of ECs do you guys consider to be good, or extraordinary?  I'm just wondering what you guys have been doing regarding your ECs so far...I see a lot of posts saying "I have normal extracurriculars," etc, and wasn't quite sure what that entailed :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Best way to prep for Feb. lsat?
« on: October 30, 2004, 11:58:40 AM »
Hi guys...new poster, so sorry if this has been asked a lot.  I'm thinking of taking the LSAT on February (I've heard that June's the best time to do it, but I'm not gonna be here) and have begun prepping for it.  I'm pretty nervous - I just took a practice test and didn't do as well as I hoped to do.  So I was wondering: what would you guys suggest would be the best way to prep for it over the next 4 months or so? Specifically,

1) Which books should I get?  I've done Princeton Review's Cracking the LSAT, but from what I've read here it's not very good (and I don't think I learned much from it either).  I also just got the Next 10 Actual LSATs, Master the LSAT by Nova, and the Powerscore Logic Games Bible (and am probably gonna get the More 10 LSATs, Powerscore LR Bible, and Kaplan LSAT 180 soon).  I have you guys to thank for helping me pick out the good books from the bad ones - I've been lurking quite a bit and you guys have been giving pretty sound advice :).  What would you suggest would the best program to tackle those?

2) I'm most likely going to take a 2-month course (if I successfully persuade my parents what a life-and-death situation the LSAT is gonna be).  Pretty lucky enough to have all Princeton Review/Kaplan/PowerScore/Testmasters classes here in New Haven - which of those would you suggest?

3) Is it too late to study for the Feb. one?  I want to do extremely well (and am willing to devote time to it), but I'm worried that I started studying too late.  Should I take the June one instead?  Are there any substantial differences between the two testing dates - curves, difficulty, etc - that I should take into account?

Like I mentioned I've been lurking around these forums for a few weeks now, and you guys have been a great resource.  Thanks very much in advance!

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