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Considering all aspects of my situation, is there any hope of me getting a 150 plus on the September 2009 LSAT?

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 02:52:03 PM »
Definitely get a class AND a private tutor if you can afford it. Buy a timer. I would forget about September. 12 practice tests isn't that much. If you really did this poorly, you are going to need several months of serious preparation and are going to need to do 40 or more practice exams.

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2009, 04:53:19 PM »
I think private tutors can help a lot. Some people are just not wired for the LSAT because they do not have a strong background in logic, math or science. A class just might not be right for you. I know I read here that private tutors cost a fortune, but with this economy, lots of people are doing it for what they would get paid--not for what a  middle man company charges. $30-50 an hour or even less with package deals.

There are telephone tutors too, so location is not important if you have a cell phone with a good plan. Part of it is teaching the LSAT, part of it is coaching and training just like it was a championship sporting event. Try to look outside the box for affordable solutions--CL,your local university, 2Ls and 3Ls who did well and need the extra $$$$$$, even practicing lawyers need some $$$ these days :)

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2009, 10:41:58 PM »
I signed up for a class with PowerScore. Should I have opted for a personal tutor instead? Its too late to get a refund.  I self-studied and did horrible I figured to try a class this time.

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2009, 06:44:09 PM »
Take the class.  You may do better being in a restricted enviornment AND you can ask questions.  It also helps to see other people just as confused as you.

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2009, 07:01:44 PM »
If you took more than 10 prep tests and still score under 140, there is a problem.  Statistically, people who do poor on LSAT have big problem passing the bar. 

I read it somewhere that most blacks don't pass the bar on their first try.  This is due to affirmative action where low LSAT blacks are being admitted.  It doesn't matter what the color of your skin is, if you do poorly on the LSAT, chance are you will have problem passing the bar exam.  Keep in mind that if you fail the bar exam twice, that's a whole year of time passed, since the bar is offered twice a year. 

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 01:32:45 AM »
What, did Ricci give you a boner, so now you're wandering all over the board, trying to pick an affirmative action fight with someone, anyone?

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 03:09:58 AM »
I was uncomfortable with your post, until I read this:

It doesn't matter what the color of your skin is

That's beautiful.  I bet your black friend loves when you say things like that, huh?
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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 09:12:45 AM »
I read it somewhere that most blacks don't pass the bar on their first try.  This is due to affirmative action where low LSAT blacks are being admitted.  It doesn't matter what the color of your skin is, if you do poorly on the LSAT, chance are you will have problem passing the bar exam.  Keep in mind that if you fail the bar exam twice, that's a whole year of time passed, since the bar is offered twice a year. 

I was going to report him when I read this. It made me pretty uncomfortable too, but you are entitled to your own BS opinions and beliefs.

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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 04:09:27 PM »
If you took more than 10 prep tests and still score under 140, there is a problem.  Statistically, people who do poor on LSAT have big problem passing the bar. 

I read it somewhere that most blacks don't pass the bar on their first try.  This is due to affirmative action where low LSAT blacks are being admitted.  It doesn't matter what the color of your skin is, if you do poorly on the LSAT, chance are you will have problem passing the bar exam.  Keep in mind that if you fail the bar exam twice, that's a whole year of time passed, since the bar is offered twice a year. 

Well said.
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Re: I got a 137 on my LSATs. I'm bummed...should have cancelled.
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 04:09:51 PM »
Also, poll is missing an option.
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