Caution: Thin Paper

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Caution: Thin Paper

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:24 pm

After doing a lot of PTs, the thing that took my most by surprise was how thin the paper wa on the real thing. I'm used to the sturdy white paper of PTs and was initially taken aback by the thin nature of LSAT paper. In my first section, I found myself repeatedly tearing the paper when erasing.

Also, the inability to erase on the writing sample makes the test much more challenging (at least it did for me).

Just an FYI for which you can prepare

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby 09042014 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:24 pm

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:After doing a lot of PTs, the thing that took my most by surprise was how thin the paper wa on the real thing. I'm used to the sturdy white paper of PTs and was initially taken aback by the thin nature of LSAT paper. In my first section, I found myself repeatedly tearing the paper when erasing.

Also, the inability to erase on the writing sample makes the test much more challenging (at least it did for me).

Just an FYI for which you can prepare


It can also be used to see what section you have next.

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby dynomite » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:26 pm

This is an important point.

Someone warned me about this ahead of time, and I picked up these babies which did the trick:

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby Na_Swatch » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:28 pm

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:Also, the inability to erase on the writing sample makes the test much more challenging (at least it did for me).

Just an FYI for which you can prepare


FYI: the writing section doesn't matter, so don't really worry about it.

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:30 pm

I thought erasing on the writing portion made it more difficult to read, not impossible.
... i definitely erased like one line.

are they not going to be able to read it (not that any adcoms will)

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby swimbrad » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:35 pm

Na_Swatch wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:Also, the inability to erase on the writing sample makes the test much more challenging (at least it did for me).

Just an FYI for which you can prepare


FYI: the writing section doesn't matter, so don't really worry about it.


+1 - confirmed by an adcom member

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby TLS1776 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:31 pm

Wow, this is the first I've heard of this; thanks for posting it.

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby bakemono » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:24 pm

yeah, i already knew LG was my first section.

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby willwash » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:39 pm

What other major differences are there? I've been concerned that the margins will be much smaller than regular paper, ie less room to diagram in LGs.

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby nStiver » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:12 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:After doing a lot of PTs, the thing that took my most by surprise was how thin the paper wa on the real thing. I'm used to the sturdy white paper of PTs and was initially taken aback by the thin nature of LSAT paper. In my first section, I found myself repeatedly tearing the paper when erasing.

Also, the inability to erase on the writing sample makes the test much more challenging (at least it did for me).

Just an FYI for which you can prepare


It can also be used to see what section you have next.


Hahah, no shit! I was able to see what section was next throughout the whole test.

I also was struck by how thin and low quality the paper was. Kaplan's course materials are made of the same kind of paper, which I used to criticize as being cheap and crappy compared to the PrepTests, but now I see that they are much closer to the real thing.

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Re: Caution: Thin Paper

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:18 pm

Underrated thread of the decade




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