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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Frustrating...My LR inconsistency
« on: July 26, 2005, 04:49:44 PM »
LR is absolutely killing me with my inconsistency. I'm either around 42/50 or it can get ugly, like 28-32/50 ugly. It's too bad too because I'm doing really well on Games and RC, usually hitting around the 45-47 range on both of those sections. I've gotten the Powerscore LRB, so hopefully I can get more consistent with the LR before October...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I hit 170 today
« on: July 25, 2005, 09:04:38 PM »
My PowerScore class had our first post-diagnostic test this morning (Test 2) and I got a 170, which is up 7 points from my diagnostic.  The good news is that I improved dramatically on games (on my diagnostic I missed 11/24, today I missed 0/23), but the bad news is that my other sections either stayed the same or got worse... on my diagnostic I missed 1/25 RC, and today I missed 5/28.  Our experimental section was RC, and I missed 0/26 on that - damn you, easy experimental section!!!!!!  Why couldn't you have been on the test!?

Nice job, I'm hoping to get to 170 by October. Unfortunately I'm around 157 right now, but I hope that studying like a fiend for the rest of the summer when I'm not working and kicking it up another notch at the end of August and September will get me into that mid to high 160s range, maybe even a 170 if I'm lucky.

I've bought both Powerscore books, Nova's Master The LSAT, and all three of the prior LSATS...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 29, 2004, 07:48:46 PM »

Law School Admissions / Help me with this....grade trend.....
« on: December 29, 2004, 07:31:18 PM »
OK, I'm planning on taking the LSAT in June. I just worry that when I apply to schools next fall that my first couple of semesters are going to hamper my chances. I came across this website and figured I'd try to get some help

I started at community college in New Jersey back in fall 2001. My first couple of semesters were not good to say the least. A few Fs and a 2.3 GPA after 3 semesters. After that however, I started improving and when it came time to transfer out, I had retaken most of the courses I had flunked(about 2-3, didn't retake a anatomy & phisiology class I had failed in my first semester) and a course I had gotten a D with and got mostly A's and B+'s, I finished my community college with a cum around 3.1(with a 3.2 and a 3.9 in the last 2 semesters there).

I transferred to a liberal arts college(Richard Stockton College Of NJ) and have done extremely well there, about a 3.7 cumulative GPA. I'll be taking the LSAT in June. What I want to know is when I apply to law schools, are they going to put more weight on my work in the past 2 years or will my first couple of semesters hamper my chances at a good school? Any help is appreciated.

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