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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby bizzybone1313 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:42 pm

Not studying for the LSAT at all is one of the biggest mistakes you could ever make. The vast majority of people who scored high on the LSAT paid a very steep price for it. Don't be deceived by all of the 170's you see floating around on this website. I would retake the LSAT, but only after you have spent AT LEAST 300+ hours studying for it. Your GPA is respectable. If you are able to score in the high 160's, you could have some pretty good options on the table.

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby mephistopheles » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:51 pm

way to pull readers in... "fresh advice" and "my specific situation" are sure to let everybody know that this is urgent and in need of the best tls has to offer

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby onewhiteword » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:59 pm

What "new" or "catchy" title would lure people in? Thanks for the feedback though.

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby Bob-Loblaw 1 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:03 pm

My GPA was a 3.54, with a 3.92 for the final 60 hours of my degree. Lsat: 155 with no prep to speak of.


Taking the LSAT with no prep is ridiculous. I got a 155 diagnostic and ended up testing a 170...and I don't think that's a absurdly unique increase.

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby onewhiteword » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:10 pm

More info: I did some prep, but based on what I've read here and heard from others my prep was minimal. I scored higher on all my practice tests (not by much, my range was 158-165). I should have done better, but I didn't. I thought there were many questions on test day that could have gone either way. It appears they didn't go my way. I didn't have that type of uncertainty on the lsat practice tests. Oh, and I do very poorly on the logic game section. By poor I mean I can't complete more than 12 questions in a section.

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby Bob-Loblaw 1 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:16 pm

If I would you I would absolutely retake. I took a TestMasters class (which, admittedly was like 1.5k), but 1 point higher on the LSAT will get you more than 1.5k in increased scholarship to a given school. If I were you I would study my ass off for the LSAT and retake, especially given the fact that you have a respectable GPA.

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:17 pm

onewhiteword wrote:Oh, and I do very poorly on the logic game section. By poor I mean I can't complete more than 12 questions in a section.


There's your problem right there. Completing all of the logic games correctly in 35 mins is--for the most part--an acquired skill. It's the easiest section to improve upon and one of the sections where you shouldn't be missing ANY questions. Just do every game that's ever been made at least twice and, assuming you catch your mistakes and understand why you got them wrong, you'll be looking at a substantially better LSAT score. Imagine your score with 9-10 more points...

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:32 pm

Based on your post, you do not know enough about law to commit to law school.

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Re: I need fresh advice for my specific situation

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:08 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
onewhiteword wrote:Oh, and I do very poorly on the logic game section. By poor I mean I can't complete more than 12 questions in a section.


There's your problem right there. Completing all of the logic games correctly in 35 mins is--for the most part--an acquired skill. It's the easiest section to improve upon and one of the sections where you shouldn't be missing ANY questions. Just do every game that's ever been made at least twice and, assuming you catch your mistakes and understand why you got them wrong, you'll be looking at a substantially better LSAT score. Imagine your score with 9-10 more points...


This is correct, I haven't done as much studying as I should in logic games, but after having gone through most of the Powerscore Bible I am much better than before. You can absolutely learn how to do the games if you put the requisite effort in.




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