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 on: September 29, 2015, 12:26:37 PM 
Started by rose9729 - Last post by Maintain FL 350
Yes, I tend to agree on all three points.

The thing I wonder about is our inherent limitations, for lack of a better term. For example, a person could study all day everyday for a year, take a prep course, hire a tutor, etc., and still never break 170. For whatever reason, they have exhausted their intellectual and time management abilities at a level below 170.

So I suppose the trick is use the tools available to get as close to your full potential as possible, but to still recognize that at some point you are maxed out.

 on: September 29, 2015, 07:30:51 AM 
Started by rose9729 - Last post by loki13
I wonder if there is any actual statistical data which indicates whether or retaking the LSAT results in higher scores?

I mean, obviously some people are going to score higher on a retake and others are going to score lower. But for those who score higher, I have to think that they did something different the second time. Maybe they modified their approach, took a prep class, dedicated more time to studying, whatever.

The reason I'm wondering about this is because I think a of people think that just the act of retaking the LSAT alone will result in a higher score. "I scored 160 this time, so if I study some more and retake I'll score 165 next time." But I'm not sure that doing the same study regimen a second time makes much difference. Again, I think you'd have to change it up and explore new angles in order to score higher.

I'm going to briefly comment on this. The thing to remember is that, to a large extent, the test measure aptitude, not learning. It's not like a calculus test, where you can study for specific things. Having gone through the process myself, I would advise re-taking the test only if the issue is one of the following:

1. A specific issue with that test day. You were sick. Hungover. Way too nervous. You read the directions wrong. Something external caused you to perform poorly, and retaking the test would allow that external condition to dissipate.

2. You can improve your test-taking strategies. Some people are good at taking standardized test, some aren't... naturally. Optimizers, strategizers, what have you. This is worth a few points. Familiarity also helps. Did you go in cold? Did you not understand how the test is scored and how to optimize your score (best guessing, elimination of obviously incorrect answers, and so on). These skills can be learned and applied.

3. The section often called "logic games" is one that, IME, can be learned to a certain extent (the "certain extent" is key- there are strategies for mapping these out if you aren't very good at this, and these are learned). If this section is one that you struggled with, *and you are really willing to put in the time*, this section is worth boning up on.

 on: September 28, 2015, 11:51:01 AM 
Started by amatt06 - Last post by amatt06

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 on: September 26, 2015, 09:45:12 PM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by NOVUS
Her and Donald aren't even on the same ticket, and there is a 100% chance she'll get the ticket, and a 100% chance she wont get in any legal trouble, and a 100% chance Trump WONT get the Republican ticket, and a 99% chance he'll then run third party bullying his way into 3 way debates Ross Perot style.

I gotta know, whats the joke in your name? I don't get it.

 on: September 25, 2015, 12:30:09 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by cinnamon synonym
Hillary clinton is turning into crispy toast bit by bit everyday. 
Her so called campaign is tanking because of her own hubris.
She has met her match in some federal swords drawn: one the FBI the other the FOIA.

Popping a second bag of popcorn.  Donald who?

It's not too soon to say that she will NOT get the nominee nod. Nope.

 on: September 23, 2015, 08:37:37 PM 
Started by Citylaw - Last post by NOVUS
Well I should do actual work now.

get them billables

 on: September 23, 2015, 08:16:53 PM 
Started by Citylaw - Last post by Miami88
Well I should do actual work now.

get them billables

 on: September 23, 2015, 06:18:02 PM 
Started by Citylaw - Last post by Citylaw
In a complete procrastination move I was curious to see what schools my numbers from years ago would get me into so I check out the old LSAC Law School Predictor.

It is crazy many schools I was rejected from, which I expected I know have a more than 50-75% chance of admission.

Perhaps there is something to this law school application number dropping. The data out there is lacking best I found was this graph from LSAC, but I would be interested to know how many applicants there were in 2008, 2009 and 2010 compared to 2013, 14 and 15.

I imagine this change has something to do with the the bar decline.

Well I should do actual work now.

 on: September 22, 2015, 07:41:23 PM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by NOVUS
He's there to "prove" that she wasn't "uncontested" and to keep a spark of hype if her "win" in the primary (vs the Mitt Romney "better than nothing" mentality that the republicans had last round)  Its all a sham for show. He might not know it. But that is part of the genius of it. You never let the gimp KNOW they are the gimp. That just isn't how the gimp show is played.

 on: September 22, 2015, 12:19:32 PM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by Maintain FL 350
Sanders IS a Democrat and Hillary now could lose BOTH states to him.
If Clinton wants the nomination she has to win at least one of them.

Tick tick tick....plead the 5th!

So f Ing enjoyable.. And wow! Carly! Now that is a great female candidate out of the bix

Sanders is definitely giving her a run for her money, but there is no evidence that he will win any primary other than New Hampshire. He is consistently 10-12 points behind in Iowa, and there is no reason to assume that will change.

Think about this: let's say he wins NH and she wins IA. Then what? Is Sanders really going to pull off winning any other primary? Which ones? South Carolina?

No, Sanders is not likely to be the candidate. His ascendency demonstrates how unhappy with Clinton many Democrats are, and perhaps points to some inherent weaknesses in her overall candidacy. Nonetheless, she still has a far superior position when it comes to funding, organization, and even polling. Even though many are unhappy with her, she will still probably be the candidate.

At this point, I guarantee that Clinton's people are far less worried about Sanders than they are about the possibility of Biden entering the race and the general election. They are praying that the Republicans nominate someone like Trump or Ted Cruz (both highly unlikely).   

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