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nooyyllib

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Reading Comp
« on: May 15, 2009, 11:03:45 PM »
Hey guys,

My issue with LR has been dying down. And with LG its been good.  But for some reason I can't seem to escape from getting 8-9 wrong on the RC.  Is there anyway to improve? People just keep telling me practice practice practice but I've done quite a few of the passages and keep getting wrecked by it.

Please help.

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 04:11:30 PM »
What's your strategy? Do you read the questions first and then read the passage. Do you scan the passage or fully dive deep into it?

I had an issue with RC as well, however, over time studied what worked for me personally - which will differ for everyone. I found that looking quickly at the questions gave me a better idea of what I needed to pay attention to as I was reading. The best advice I can give you that worked for me is read actively. Pretend that you are truely interested in the material as it will engage your mind and thought process.

Other strategies that people grapple with are whether to answer passages with more questions or to go after ones that they will have scanned and picked out the ones deemed "easiest." It's something that you'll have to work with using practice tests to determine what your most efficient method is.

I would also suggest that you take a couple practice tests with two RC sections as God only knows what type of experimental section they will throw at you. You'll not only give yourself more practice but train your mind to cope with the specific fatigue that become of multiple RC sections.

In a nutshell, develop your own strategy with PRACTICE.
Cheers.

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 04:29:29 PM »
Hey guys,

My issue with LR has been dying down. And with LG its been good.  But for some reason I can't seem to escape from getting 8-9 wrong on the RC.  Is there anyway to improve? People just keep telling me practice practice practice but I've done quite a few of the passages and keep getting wrecked by it.

Please help.
I had the same problem. I raised my score by 17 points without a prepcourse by using my own strategy and some customized tools. PM me and I would be happy to share with you what I did and how to get the same materials.

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 05:07:37 PM »
I wish lawstudentparadise.com's forums were still up, because the best strategy I've ever seen was by a poster named "Voyager:"

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17651

In that thread at TLS, it references a strategy that Voyager posted on LSP that is great.  (I went from missing 8-10/RC section to only missing 2-4/RC section.) Does anybody know if (or how?) we could find that thread through Google cache?  I must admit I don't know how to, but it would help the OP out immensely. 

nooyyllib

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 06:45:37 PM »
UObserver it would be amazing if someone can find it...can anyone try to PM voyager? I really need to trim this down by June.

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009, 09:22:02 PM »
UObserver it would be amazing if someone can find it...can anyone try to PM voyager? I really need to trim this down by June.

um, find it like doing a search on tls for "voyager"?

see here http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7240

and here http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=71728&p=1600217&hilit=voyager#p1600217

and here http://www.law-school-books.com/LSAT-study-guide.html

Did you not think to do a search on "voyager"??

nooyyllib

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2009, 10:20:20 PM »
lmb thanks!!!


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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009, 11:52:05 PM »
lmb thanks!!!

no problem.  I wish the LSAT were this easy.

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 02:16:27 AM »
UObserver it would be amazing if someone can find it...can anyone try to PM voyager? I really need to trim this down by June.

um, find it like doing a search on tls for "voyager"?

see here http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7240

and here http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=71728&p=1600217&hilit=voyager#p1600217

and here http://www.law-school-books.com/LSAT-study-guide.html

Did you not think to do a search on "voyager"??

Obviously that would be a good option, but IIRC he doesn't frequent any of the law school message boards anymore. I could be wrong, however, as I never really frequented TLS. 

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Re: Reading Comp
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009, 04:13:14 AM »
I did a google search and found it on anotehr website:

here you go:

http://www.law-school-books.com/LSAT-study-guide.html