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This thread makes the list of "Top 10 worst threads to read if you're going to be taking the LSAT in a week"

Hahahah yeah, I think I may be a masochist.

But...this is very disconcerting

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Study schedule for the final week?
« on: September 21, 2007, 03:48:02 AM »
Go through powerscore deconstructed, finish Dec '04-Dec '06, Jun '07 on location Saturday morning (taking it on Sunday cause of the time difference -- I'll be in Manila)

Go through Next 10 tests at nights

Try to make a deal with anyone for a 175+ in exchange for my firstborn

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So I've heard it frequently in these parts that it's typical to expect a -3 to -4 point drop from practice tests to the real thing.  For you all who've taken the tests already, how much has this proven to be true?  (One of the primary considerations driving me right now is that, although I'm content with my current scores if I get them on the real thing, a lot of people seem to say "expect a -4 drop".  Which would be depressing if it happens :()

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Are you guys working on skipping troublesome/time-sucker questions?  These especially hit me on LG (especially when I know I'm almost there with the answer but still can't quite get it down to one last choice)...however the last few tests I resigned myself to the fact that I'd never answer everything, or at the very least save up the time-suckers for last when if I have leftover time, and paradoxically enough my points jumped 2-3 points. 

But yeah, if you guys are taking that into account then all I can say is that we all just need to keep practicing, heh.  10 days can be enough of a difference between 169 and 170...good luck all

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Thanks for the tips guys.

I guess my problem is i'm at that point where I can get -0 on both LR and RC sections and feel somewhat comfortable since LR and RC passages/stimuli/questions can only vary so much.  Whereas a goofy game can come around and I'd be completely screwed on game day.

Maybe I should put in a solid 1-2 days on doing noting but games.  Did it for LR, I guess it paid off.  Argh

Just did Preptest B.  -0 for LR, got killed on LG.  WTF

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Improving Speed for LG
« on: September 17, 2007, 12:33:16 AM »
Just thought I'd bump this for those like me still having trouble with LG.

Great advice Jeffort...those time suckers definitely bog me down

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Profile Charting Games
« on: September 17, 2007, 12:25:59 AM »
I don't know if this is relevant but I just have to vent, lol.  LG games are still killing me.

I've done 25-odd preptests but to this date the only one that still gives me headaches even *after* going over it is that harvest game from a while back.  The one with 5 clans that harvest 3 times every five year-cycle, etc.

If we get a game like that for this sept test I'm gonna take my #2 pencil and stab myself in the eye.

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Studying for the LSAT / Realistic to expect +5-7 point jump in last 10 days?
« on: September 17, 2007, 12:18:44 AM »
Just a quick question.  Do you guys think it's realistic to get a +5-7 point jump in the last 10 days leading up to the test?

I've been scoring relatively ok for my last 7 or so preptests but today I took superprep preptest A (feb 97) and it whammed me straight in the gut.  I'm down to -3 or so total on LR, -1/-0 on RC, but that game section killed me.  -7 points.  Ouch.

I did the section again today but got it all right in 35 mins.  Wtf?  I think it was just mental endurance -- it was the 3rd section in the test, but LR + RC before hand probably killed my brain.  But I don't know...

Also, that was a frickin killer curve.  90/101 and a 169?  Good lord

What do you guys think?  Is it reasonable to expect a 174+ on the test still?  (I have whole period off from work before the test and am devoting the whole time to studying.  But still, I've never hit a 175+ on a test where I haven't seen any of the problems... :().

I think it's just the LG I need to crack down on, argh.  Any tips/advice for these last 10 days on LG?

As usual, thanks so much in advance

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So...
« on: September 14, 2007, 04:45:24 AM »
I like the idea of the "boot camp" as you say. I need an environent where I'll be pushed extra hard. Possibly a tutor could provide an adequate level of performance, but personally I feel this would be best; even with the hefty price tag.

Wtf.  Sorry, don't mean to be a feminine hygiene product (since you can spend your money any way you want to; it's yours) but if you need an externally enforced boot camp scenario to prep for a 3 hour test then maybe you should be having second thoughts about law school.

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If you can get a good LOR out of it, then it helps.  If not, then it won't do much more for you than non-legal work experience would.

I'm not so sure about that.  It really depends on what you're doing...

(For example, I'm almost sure they'd prefer someone who's been exposed to lawyerly work 2 years -- and still decide to go to law school afterwards -- than someone who's been doing something like, say, accounting, and then decide to do law with no idea of how it's really like)

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