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matt690
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Law school advice and questions

Postby matt690 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:27 pm

Hi,

I took a full length powerscore course over the summer. I took the lsat in October, and I just found out I got a 150 (3.87 GPA). I know that if I go up 4 or 5 points, I can have a chance at tier 1 and tier 2 law schools. I have several questions:

-I'm taking the test again in December. If I take a couple hours a day for the next month, what would be the best way to prep. Should I go over practice tests and individual sections only? Should I do problems from each section of the books (a section every night or so) in addition to a practice section?

-Are there any websites that explain answers from individual sections (powerscore just has the individual tests available)?

-If I do not do well, can I take a year and take the test for a 3rd time after a full year of more prep?

-Am I very limited with schools with the 150 and 3.8 7? Do I need to go up?

-Is a tier 1 or 2 law school crucial; is a lower tier 2 law school not worth the time, money, or degree?

Thanks so much.

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Re: Law school advice and questions

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:30 pm

matt690 wrote:Hi,

I took a full length powerscore course over the summer. I took the lsat in October, and I just found out I got a 150 (3.87 GPA). I know that if I go up 4 or 5 points, I can have a chance at tier 1 and tier 2 law schools. I have several questions:

-I'm taking the test again in December. If I take a couple hours a day for the next month, what would be the best way to prep. Should I go over practice tests and individual sections only? Should I do problems from each section of the books (a section every night or so) in addition to a practice section?

-Are there any websites that explain answers from individual sections (powerscore just has the individual tests available)?

-If I do not do well, can I take a year and take the test for a 3rd time after a full year of more prep?

-Am I very limited with schools with the 150 and 3.8 7? Do I need to go up?

-Is a tier 1 or 2 law school crucial; is a lower tier 2 law school not worth the time, money, or degree?

Thanks so much.


You need to do way better on the LSAT. The good news is, with a 150 that basically means you don't understand the test. Not trying to be mean, but you should be able to do substantially better if you work at it.

My advice:
Do the Games bible over the next 3-4 days. Take as many practice games as you can. Then move on to the LR bible and do both it and practice games for a week or so. (Primarily LR.) Then take a practice exam every day or so until the test. If your score drops and you get burnt out, take a day off but try to be disciplined.

I wouldn't go to a tier 1 or 2 school if it means incurring significant (>$40-50K) debt. You just won't have the salary to pay it off and make it worthwhile.




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