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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help me determine my potential score
« on: October 03, 2005, 08:46:24 PM »
Also, I'll add, if I get, say, a 165, I'd be disappointed but I'd be alright.  After the T14 schools my top choices are GWU and William & Mary.  My nightmare would be if I couldn't get into either of those, since I'm borderline now, and then I'd have to go to a place I'd be unhappy at.

I think this is the key is the key Dave: TWO more MONTHS of pain and sacrifice for a much better chance to have THREE happy YEARS. I think the more you review your perfomance on this, the more you'll reallize it was  afluke games mistake. I did the same thing to a rule on preptest 42, messed up 4/5 for that game, and didn't have enough time for the last game becaause I wasted so much time on the first game trying to figure out if I missed an inference because none of the answers were clicking, when I misread a rule the whole time. It was the one preptest that was the biggest deviation from my practices. It a once in a dozen kind of thing.

2 unhappy months=3 happy years

yeap. I think it's totally worth investing. plus maybe more merit $$ if these two months can giveyou a few more points than 165 even though you still decide to go to those schools that you've mentioned.

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i think you might as well keep it.  why face this test again?  sure, it might be dissapointing in that the studying didn't pay off as much as you wished.  but then again, you could be underestimating your score.  are you sure that a 167 is the best you possibly could have done?

Yeah, I see your pt. in saying "why face this test again?" But he did not fully utilize the opportunity given to him, even though he had the capability to do so. If this was the dec. test, the story would be different. But it's only oct. and the dec. test (which is still very legitimate for applying this year) is only like 8 +,- a week away isnt it?

I just think that he should fully utilize the given opportunities and potentials.

And by the way dave, I canceled in Dec because I had the same estimates as you. I screwed up a easy sequencing game. it was something like, A comes before B, but I diagrammed it as B-A, which yielded whole different wrong answers for the game. I had similar aspects of questions right/wrong for the other sections. I am glad I canceled.

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I think it would be better for you to cancel and take it again in dec. you missed (if you did) the voltage game Qs not because you were not capable, but misread/misinterpreted it due to whatever reason. I think you can/will do much better in dec.

And don't do the prep before two weeks of the exam. you know the stuff now. just do like a game section a day between now and dec. and review the other sections 2 weeks before. and read a lot of stuff,so you are excercising your brain.

best of luck to you.

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I think these are just a buncha questions fromdifferent tests that they'vegrouped together.i couldnt find a match when I tried to look them up.

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Well.. there are two general advices for improving your reading skills.

1)Read alot. read everything and anything, read like you will never read tomorrow. read when you are in a bus, read when you brush your teeth (okay maybe thats's a bit too much) but you see my point. the purpose for this is to increase the speed of your reading. your eyes are trained to read a lot of materials so they move faster.

2)read the stuff that bores you. and fake the interest when you read them. Your brain processes information faster when you read something that excites you, even when you fake them (easier said than done though, it was very hard for me to fake interest when I read complex geological settings of somewhere in u.s.).

anyway, it is a natural tendency for all of us to skim the material even w/o really understanding it if it's something boring to us. so yeah, fake the interest.

I read these advices from this word file someone created back in 2003. She scored 176 in LSAT and had created a general advisory word file (33 pages) that was really helpful.


when you are studying for the lsat, working and/or going to school it is a little to late to suggest reading a lot to someone. for the most part, any free time outside of work and school is going to be spent studying lsat material not reading the economist in hopes of raising your reading comp score. with the test two months away, i would do a myriad of actual reading comp passages and really study what it is you are missing in the passage when you get a question wrong. sure it is easier said than done, but with such a short time left until test day i think that is our best bet.

with two months remaining, I actually did read alot of outside materials. I subscribed to International Herald Tribune and read the opinion section, disecting the arguments, every day. I also got back issues of scientific american from my friend's bathroom and read an article every time I had a chance (maybe every other day)

My RC score improved throughout my practice exams. and no,I cannot say that it was necesarrily the outside reading that contributed to the incline, but it might have been. like all we know, these are all subjective views/advices. so take what you need and leave what you don't need.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT nightmares
« on: October 03, 2005, 07:50:48 PM »
I don't have nightmares. But I have been having massive trouble falling asleep, and actually sleeping. I sleep for 7~8 hours usually. But since the night before the lsat, I got 4 hours, 4 hours, and 6 hours. And they are all light, sucky sleeps, where you can actually hear stuff when you are sleeping. (I had been a very deep sleeper,all my life!)

It'sprobably cause I am feeling all jittery about the test. damn I want my score!!!!


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Well.. there are two general advices for improving your reading skills.

1)Read alot. read everything and anything, read like you will never read tomorrow. read when you are in a bus, read when you brush your teeth (okay maybe thats's a bit too much) but you see my point. the purpose for this is to increase the speed of your reading. your eyes are trained to read a lot of materials so they move faster.

2)read the stuff that bores you. and fake the interest when you read them. Your brain processes information faster when you read something that excites you, even when you fake them (easier said than done though, it was very hard for me to fake interest when I read complex geological settings of somewhere in u.s.).

anyway, it is a natural tendency for all of us to skim the material even w/o really understanding it if it's something boring to us. so yeah, fake the interest.

I read these advices from this word file someone created back in 2003. She scored 176 in LSAT and had created a general advisory word file (33 pages) that was really helpful.


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Studying for the LSAT / Obsessed with the board
« on: October 03, 2005, 02:47:21 AM »
I find myself sitting in fronta computer all day hitting refresh buttons for the board. I need to start preparing for the app.material, but I can't help doing this!! ugh. getting so jittery, when the hell is the 23rd/24th or whenever the hell the score release date coming.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What does 100 really mean?
« on: October 02, 2005, 04:06:12 PM »
I think it's LSAC's way of combatting against the preconception of "you can find out which section is the dummy by counting the questions."


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is WORSE Pre-LSAT week even possible?
« on: October 02, 2005, 03:57:34 PM »
I had the same thing happen to me. Got sick exactly a week before. Yet I continued my "prep test a day" routine. (Now that I think back,I should have rested more).

My practice scores were around 171~176 before the sickness. During the week that I was sick, it started declining like hell. 169 169 168 168 164 167

Almost killed me, seriously considered delaying the test. plus I was so jittery the night before, went to bed at 9 pm, couldn't fall asleep till 2 am, and slept like hell for 3~4 hours.

But on the day of the test, thanks to adrenaline, I pushed through it. and I actually felt good about the test(don't know if that's necessarily a good thing).

I am just glad it's over! (at least it seems like it)

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