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Studying for the LSAT / Re: POST YOUR SCORE
« on: July 02, 2004, 11:15:07 AM »
Congrats to all who have got their scores and are happy with their results! ;)
You are so lucky! Go and party like crazy tonight, you deserve it!

« on: July 01, 2004, 10:54:35 PM »
Superiorlobe, I am sorry, but your argument lacks consistency. Here is what you said in your post above:
I think the LSAT would ideally have a scored writing section and a scored listening section in addition to the current sections.
So, because you clearly said that 2 sections to be added in addition to the current sections, it means that people who lack skills in some of the existing sections on the LSAT would be unlikely to raise their score significantly by adding extra two sections to the test. If 2 sections were to be added to the test the whole scoring scale would change; however, people who lack skills in the existing format of the test
would be able to score points mostly on 2 new sections, and have gaps in other sections. So, really, it wouldn't change much.
Again, it seems that people sometimes forget that law is the same carreer as many others, and there is no need to place it on a pedestal which can be reached only by few "selected ones" (alas, selected on the basis of numbers and points, and not so much personal characteritics). Yes, it is very good to be book-smart and have best grades possible, but things like passion for law and desire to help people (legally at least) should also be considered as very vital factors in the process of admission. My point is that there is just too many aspects which need to be considered in the admission process.
Now, if you were to argue that listening and writing to be added as the substitute sections for the current format, I would probably support this point. ;)

« on: July 01, 2004, 07:13:21 PM »
Hey guys,
Hm..I am surprised that you would want to add more sections to an already very extensive testing process of the LSAT. ::)
Yes.. yes, listening and writing skills are great and vital, but, common, what is the point of measuring all the possible personal and intellectual traits on the LSAT? Don't you believe in the power of a gradual personal improvement? Wouldn't it be unfair to block even more people from going to law school despite their burning desire to become a lawyer? In Europe, for instance, there is a much easier (although a more expensive) process for admission to law schools; so, people can start from whatever they have got and work their way up (believe me, those who are unable to achieve good grades in law school after that, usually change their field of study). So, if we are to achieve a fair process for all, we need to allow people to be able to start on the equal grounds with everyone else, but set out certain conditions (like: a student must show a good achievement in his/her studies, or something like that).   

ccptexasm so was your score already high before the prep course?
:) As for a perfect 170, I meant that it is perfect for me, and I guess it is also perfect for someone who didn't put much time into studying for the test..

Hi everyone,
So, I am still working on the Logic Bible these days. I think that the book helpes a lot, but I still don't get many games right :( It's like if I get a question wrong and then go to the explanation, then I am like "Oh, OK, now I understand..", but it seems like there is just a too great variety of games, and I am still making stupid mistakes (mainly on grouping games).
Interestingly enough, I am amazed how easy it is to feel stupid after not scoring well enough on the games. I have never been great at math, but the test creators assure that no math skills needed to solve the games. So, I am confused.
Yesterday, one girl that I've met, told me that she didn't have enough time to prepare for the LSAT, so she had only about one month to study for the test (and haven't even seen the LB and hundreds of preptests). And, guess what, she scored a perfect 170!!!!!!! :o
After stories like this one, I feel quite despaired (no, not about becoming a lawyer, but about scoring well enough on the LSAT). I am willing to spend lots of time studying for the October test, but I was wondering if there is such as a thing as a some sort of predisposition to score well on this test? For example, that girl, did she develop any specific sklls throughout her school life which were invaluable help to her on the LSAT?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 1996 test 19 -- LG question
« on: June 26, 2004, 06:28:38 PM »
Ok, now I understood... I guess I was confused my the way this rules was formulated. :-\ Thank you Louder Than Bombs for your help! ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 1996 test 19 -- LG question
« on: June 26, 2004, 05:44:12 PM »
But doesn't the rule hold that the workshops on P and R begin no earlier than the day immediately following the second day of the workshop on L.? So it should mean that if the second day for L is on Tuesday, then PR must start on Wednesday...
Although I understand that if the first day for S were not to be on Tuesday, then it cannot be on any other day, I don't get why PR don't start on the day immediately after L2? ???

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 1996 test 19 -- LG question
« on: June 26, 2004, 05:22:50 PM »
Oops.. :) Thanks Louder than bombs, there is one more answer of course;
E) The workshop on S is the only workshop on Wednesday ::)

Studying for the LSAT / June 1996 test 19 -- LG question
« on: June 26, 2004, 01:44:38 PM »
Hi guys, so I've started to work on 10 More Actual preptests now, and it doesn't seem to be too bad, but here is one question from LG section that I just don't get for some reason.
If you can help that would be awesome, thanks!
In a theater company, 4 two-day workshops - L,P,R,S are conducted over the course of 5 days, Mon-Friday.
The rules are:
The two days on which a given workshop is in session are consecutive
On each of the 5 days, at least one, but no more than two, of the workshops are in session.
The workshops on P and R begin no earlier than the day immediately following the second day of the workshop on L.

Ok, so the problem with this game for me arises from this particular question:
12. If the workshop on L is the only workshop in session on Monday, which one fo the following could be true?
A) The workshops on R and S are both on Tuesday
B) The workshop on R is the only workshop on Wednesday
C) The workshop on S and R are both in session on Wednesday and Thursday
D) The workshops on S and P are both on Thursday.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Non-Native Speakers
« on: June 10, 2004, 09:30:20 PM »
I can relate to your problem too...English is a third language for me.  ::) I have a 3.6 GPA at university, which already suggests that English doesn't hold me from succeeding in academic studies. A for the LSAT, the only disadvantage that I have experienced is not reading as fast as the native speakers probably do (or not :-\). But don't worry about not knowing some of the words in the test, the creators of the LSAT deliberately complicated the language by inserting confusing words here and there. Even native speakers don't understand all of those words anyway. Just keep working on the speed of  your reading. Good luck! ;)

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