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Studying for the LSAT / Miracles do happen.
« on: April 02, 2007, 04:43:11 PM »
you know how i'm always whining about how much i suck at games? well, it might have finally clicked.

test 5

LR - 8
LR -2
RC -1

here's another takeaway lesson. that first LR section where i missed 8? i was watching the timer closely, and i rushed so much that i finished in only 30 minutes. you can see the result. the following three? i set the timer, but turned it away from me so i couldn't see it (i was just keeping a record of how long it takes me to finish). i finished RC in 20 minutes, and the other two comfortably within the time allotment

so the moral of the story, kids, is that practice really does improve performance, sudden improvement after repeated stagnant results really do happen, and timers really suck. oh, and miracles really do happen...well, at least once. the next test? ehhh...

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT FAQ
« on: March 17, 2007, 08:51:37 PM »
i had a thought. we need a FAQ sticky on LSAT study to supplement (or combine with) the links sticky. i'll organize it but we should all contribute.

because i'm bored, i started categorizing topic areas. contribute your own, and i'll update this post with the best ones. i am most in need of topics for the specific test areas.



should i take a prep course or study by myself?
which course should i take
should i prep before my course starts
what about a tutor?
should i take a logic class?


what books will i need?






should i read the questions first?

should i read the questions first?


what if i can't sleep the night before?
what about adderall?
should i stay in a hotel the night before?
can i use earplugs?
can i bring my ipod to block out noise before the test?
what do i need to bring?
what is the most efficient bubbling strategy?


when are scores released?


what are my chances at...?
is the lsat an IQ test?

Studying for the LSAT / PSA: Please Cite Your Test Question Examples
« on: February 15, 2007, 11:02:27 PM »
PLEASE please please please. as God is my witness, i beg of you: always provide complete source information for your LSAT questions and examples.
for example:

Preptest 23; Sec 2 - #17


June 03 - Sec 4; #14


LRB, ch. 3; p.46.

 TM, Lesson 2 - p. 113; #37

...or something like this so folks who want to help, or just try out the question, can look up the original. everyone can make a transcription error now and then, and this test is unforgiving of transcription errors. every word can carry a meaning...and change an answer.


Studying for the LSAT / Liz and the Angry Nerds -- Headquearters
« on: January 30, 2007, 10:37:55 PM »
off-topic or on.

when you want a place to just chill.


convince me.


General Off-Topic Board / What is your carbon footprint?
« on: January 20, 2007, 02:00:53 PM »

The BP Carbon Footprint Calculator - flash version with cute animations

The BP Carbon Footprint Calculator - non-flash

Household Energy 6.54
Vehicle Travel 3.55
Air Travel .00
Waste .19
Total 10.27
Your Footprint 10.00
Country Avg. 18.58

*results are measured in tonnes of CO2.

How much is a tonne of CO2?
1 tonne of CO2 emissions occupies 556 m3 of space at 25 degrees Celsius and standard pressure. The volume of water in an Olympic swimming pool is approximately 2500m3. Therefore the average household CO2 emissions in the UK (approximately 10 tonnes per year) would be enough to fill about two Olympic swimming pools and the average household emissions in the USA (approximately 20 tonnes per year) would be enough to fill about four and half Olympic swimming pools!

General Off-Topic Board / Penn professor charged with wife's murder
« on: January 16, 2007, 02:46:19 PM »

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Ivy League professor Rafael Robb was an expert in game theory, a complex melding of psychology, human behavior and economics -- all aimed at determining what one's adversary will do next.

With that background, police say, Robb may have thought he could outsmart them.

Robb was arrested and charged this week with bludgeoning his wife to death after what police said was a bungled attempt to make it look like a burglary.

"The efforts to throw police off were amateurish," District Attorney Bruce Castor said.

Police said the 56-year-old tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania killed his wife in the kitchen of their suburban home Dec. 22 because he feared a ruinous divorce.

Read the rest here at

Law School Admissions / Admissions Chat Transcripts
« on: January 16, 2007, 12:58:39 PM »
i was just googling around and dug up these chat transcripts with admissions professionals of varying levels, including a former duke admissions officer.'s admissions chat transcripts

General Off-Topic Board / Liz's spam email repository
« on: January 16, 2007, 09:23:01 AM »
 i am going to use this thread to log the increasingly fabulous email names and subject heading of my very ordinary but very annoying spam email. feel free to mine the data for usernames and add your own gems.

i knew i could put this stuff to good use

email username

Beaver Ulysses
Schmitz Enter
Lenore Woodpecker
Cuban Integrate
Auditory Tsarina
Roxanne Chigger

subject  headings

Indigestible Nickname
tatty was Incongrous
called about spew

General Off-Topic Board / Caption this photo #1: strong like bull
« on: January 09, 2007, 03:50:27 AM »

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