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Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have

Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2004, 03:15:44 PM »
I think anything besides copies of the real tests is a bunch of horse crap. 

Focus on answering the questions, practice with actual questions until you figure it out... everyone has their own methodology for arriving at a correct answer.  Trying to copy someone else's methodology is like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

These LSAT books remind me of "Lose Weight Fast!" scams... they try to give you an easy way out.  Anyone who's tried to lose weight knows that the only way is to eat right and exercise, and everybody's body acts differently.  Some people lose weight by skipping a Coke every day, some people need to run a mile.  But if you want it bad enough you'll put in the time.

Same with the LSAT.  Some only need to skim tests to get a great score.  Others are going to have to do a lot of practicing.  But if you want it bad enough, you're going to put in a time and not look for shortcuts. 

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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2004, 04:06:16 PM »
While I agree with you for the most part "waiting", I do believe that being exposed to different methodologies concerning the Logic Games section could be beneficial.  The right diagrams can make you or break you on exam day; in my opinion only.

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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2004, 06:00:19 PM »
I know I said just critique LSAT/Law School books, but does anyone want to give a critique to the film "Paper Chase." Seems like everyone makes references to "Paper Chase" when talking about law school.




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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2004, 08:53:09 AM »
The Paper Chase is a brilliant film in my opinion.  I happen to watch it on DVD at least twice a month.  The mood and culture of our country at that time is reflected so much in the film.  The prestige (and somewhat somber atmospehere) of Harvard can be also felt. Timothy Bottom's portrayal of Hart is also brilliant, as well as the rest of the great cast.  I need not mention the Kingsfield character at the risk of increasing the anxiety of the current law students who have abominable profs.

It takes some patience to get through the film as the pace is slower than most of today's films; but this is a story that has to take its time to be told.  This movie wouldn't probably be as good if it were filmed today.  The film can be inspiring for those who seek a career in law.

I also suggest watching Paul Newman in "The Verdict" as well as "The Rainmaker" to aspiring law students.  There is also a memorable scene in "The Insider" when Bruce McGill is giving his deposition to Russel Crowe.  Those who have seen the Insider are well aware of what scene I'm talking about!

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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2004, 01:45:42 PM »
I've never seen the film nor read the book...I've been advised several times not to because I've been told it gives an unrealistic view of what law school is now like. But I think that if you know that ahead of time and still want to watch it, then you might be okay.

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Nova's "Master the LSAT" vs. Princeton "Cracking the LSAT"
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2004, 10:54:59 AM »
So which one is the better buy Nova or Princeton Review ?

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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2004, 01:11:39 PM »
There noth highly regarded I prefer PR's Cracking the LSAT though...

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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2004, 01:14:52 PM »
There noth highly regarded I prefer PR's Cracking the LSAT though...



Which is highly regarded? And how come youre never on aim?


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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2004, 03:04:51 PM »
Ok I ordered the PR Cracking the LSAT.

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Re: Critique the LSAT/Law School books you have
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2004, 03:54:21 PM »
I don't know why I am not ever on AIM, but one reason could be because I am at school usually from 8AM to 3PM...