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Studying for the LSAT / Re: best book for self-study
« on: July 16, 2007, 02:53:10 AM »
Seriously.  Or maybe to that Top One Percent guy.  Now that would be hilarious.

two words. binary solution. it's fabulous! really!

Our founder, who was an award-winning chemical researcher, wrote the course after she built a predictive model of the LSAT based on repeated word patterns and relations. The Binary model was built by counting every word that has ever contributed to the solution of any LSAT question, and mapping that language onto the section of the test where it appeared. Since 1991, the Binary Solution has predicted questions several years before they have appeared on the LSAT.






just kidding.

hey i wonder where toponepercent went? i dug the groovy crayon art tar.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: best book for self-study
« on: July 16, 2007, 02:43:55 AM »
i should start sending everyone to kaplan, thus blowing lsd's collective mind.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: best book for self-study
« on: July 16, 2007, 01:54:47 AM »
now that's a new one.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: best book for self-study
« on: July 16, 2007, 01:52:02 AM »
don't forget the new powerscore 2004 tests deconstructed book. it's full of win.

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It's like sex with Barnum.

you've had sex with barnum? wow, theo. thanks for sharing that.


and i agree with piggy and bernie. marking is not necessarily what you will need to do on the day of the test, but it can help you start to take note of structural elements and details you may be otherwise missing.

and when i mark passages well, i make up time lost on the passage later with the questions. i invariably speed through the questions faster when i'vemade margin notes, only going back to the passage when the question specifically directs me there.

another tip is to note questions that you didn't see coming while you were processing the passage -- and you are processing it, not reading it. with practice, as you read you can see the questions coming like a taxi coming down broadway with its doors open.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: General reading skills for LSAT
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:20:22 PM »
...and i started in the lower 150s too (shh! don't tell anyone!) and ended up with a dream score many long months later. ;)

vince, thank you for adding to the "it may take longer-term study to achieve a substantial score increase" data. not everyone needs to, of course, and not everyone will be able to meet their goals within a reasonable amount of time, but in my opinion, not enough students consider the possibility of more extended study.

i take a lot of crap around here for being on the slow train to LSAT score junction, both from the quick-study-to-high-score crowd and the prep-test-cancel-prep-retake-disappointment-prep-retake-dammit crowd. my response is: ::)  :P :D

i think some with firm score and school ranking goals would be best served by being flexible with their study plans, and take the test when they are ready, rather than when it fits best into their schedule and plans like the SATs.

::gets off soapbox::

::prepares for flames::

back on topic:

OP, for a non-native speaker like yourself, my usual advice to only focus on real lsat material might be supplemented with some outside reading, but i really don't know. i'd just say,  don't sacrifice too much time with real lsat material to do so. you aren't being tested on how well you read the economist, after all. the passages in the lsat are chosen specifically for content and structure, and i just don't know if you'll be replicating that closely enough to be useful. for pure language translation...maybe.

vince what do you mean by "translation drills"? oooh oooh oooh!!! even as a native english speaker, lsac's convoluted use of language in structuring stimuli, especially near the end of the sections, gives me heartburn. of course, it's planned that way, the bastards. any tips for a confused english speaker with a ginormous vocabulary?


maybe she's a halfie?  ;D

ugh, don't say that name in my presence. (and i still owe you a PM, vince; i'll give you the background on "halfie" then.)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How do you like to study?
« on: July 13, 2007, 11:47:32 PM »








































naked.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: My Hair is Falling out!
« on: July 13, 2007, 11:19:49 AM »
my hair isn't falling out but my skin is breaking out and i'm having mad bouts of insomnia. yes, i've been looking particularly fetching lately.

and for temporary hair loss try nioxin or vitamin supplements.

http://www.nioxin.com/

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Gotta release the anger somewhere
« on: July 13, 2007, 08:32:47 AM »
An anal-retentive point...


yes.

(pause)

it is.

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