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Studying for the LSAT / Re: General reading skills for LSAT
« on: July 18, 2007, 01:36:34 AM »
just because i love you guys so very much, i found some more links on essay and paragraph structure for you to consult and whatever. pretty basic stuff but essential and completely relevant to lsat rc.

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/essaybasic.html
basic essay structure

http://www2.actden.com/Writ_Den/tips/paragrap/index.htm
especially the KINDS and PARTS sections.

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/para.html

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/composition.htm
particularly structural and patterns, but you will be asked about elements of the authr's writing, discussed in writing process section.

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/essay/

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~wricntr/documents/Overvu.html

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6354/essay_structure.html

http://www.geocities.com/soho/Atrium/1437/structure.html

http://www.apurnell.com/cs1readings/ElementsAndStructure.htm

http://www.uvsc.edu/owl/handouts.html




of course, not everyone will find them helpful. ::)

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...went through some of the threads, if not all...

Consider this: this was written to prevent the accusations, which are so common, that the OP did not do his or her work to begin with. 

::)

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you sound good to go, turbogirl. good luck with your studies.

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I love drilling from the testmasters books and feel like I'm learning, but I don't want it to take up most of my prep time either.

you are taking a course but you don't want it to interfere with your prep time?

your coursework IS your prep!

sorry, i don't mean to seem harsh, and this is not directed at you, per se,  but no matter how loud i shout, some faulty advice and reasoning keeps circulating and recirculating around LSD.

faulty assumptions

1) course homework will be easily completed in a short amount of time and within the alloted span in your class schedule.

2) lots of free time will be remain

3) any free time will be best spent on using self-study strategies and materials.

4) the priority is on using retail prep books.

wrong. wrong. wrong.

your priorities need to be 100% on fully working through your course  materials, and according to your course's schedule. any extra materials should support and supplement your course, not the other way around. and it's quality not quantity study, especially through the first 3/4s or so of your course; slow, careful deconstruction and analysis of the questions and stimuli, taking as much time as you need on each to aim for accuracy.

oh and to answer your question, no matter how much time you have, and how free your schedule, you will always have more homework, more review to do, more reading supporting material to do, and being perilously close to falling behind. it's the nature of the beast of 5000+ questions, complex concepts, numerous strategies, and only two to three months. what you are experiencing is completely normal.

the TM average is about 2 hours of homework per class hour, i think, or 16-20 hours a week. but more is certainly better provided you don't burn out. you are in an excellent position with 4-5 hours a day. nothing to worry about. keep working your TM books and reviewing your notes, consult the bibles to supplement your class notes.

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If, while attempting to prepare for RC by reading white papers on obscure technical phenomenon, my brain explodes in a forest and nobody else is around, can I hear it?

only if the shrikes and grosbeaks are out.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: From a 148 to a 161
« on: July 16, 2007, 10:23:28 PM »
All newbies should be like you!


What a wonderful world this would be, if only all newbies were as generous as the O.P., were as handsome as Lindberg, as helpful as Bernie, as photogenic as 1rakayla, as fragrant as Barnum, and as far away as Beurre....

what about me, theo?


Well, from the looks of your current avatar, I can only suggest: as generously-petticoated as LizPendens...

i'm all about the petticoat.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: From a 148 to a 161
« on: July 16, 2007, 10:08:45 PM »
All newbies should be like you!


What a wonderful world this would be, if only all newbies were as generous as the O.P., were as handsome as Lindberg, as helpful as Bernie, as photogenic as 1rakayla, as fragrant as Barnum, and as far away as Beurre....

what about me, theo?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: reading comp
« on: July 16, 2007, 09:57:03 PM »
during one proctored exam i took last spring for my prep course, i ran out of time to do the last RC passage. I decided to run a little experiment to see if i could reason out the correct answer without even looking at the passage.

the result: 7 questions = 0 correct.

I may have been able to randomly guess more questions correctly than by this, your, method.

HTH

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Mind you, I already went through some of the threads, if not all, about reading comprehension here on this website, but not all of them were particularly helpful. Maybe I am missing some, so can anyone suggest some other stuff?


gee, you're welcome. i'll remember you in my will.


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