Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

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Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby madscientist » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:21 pm

I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby Bankhead » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:33 pm

Just read the Powerscore bibles and take both sections and full length practice tests until you reach your desired range. You seem like you already have a solid strategy in place.

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby Pricer » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:50 pm

Most of my improvement came from doing the practice tests, going over my wrong answers, figuring out why I missed them, and trying not to repeat those mistakes on later tests.

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:54 pm

madscientist wrote:I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.


If the bolded is true how are you going to study for law school?

Also if you got into a top PhD in a science field 165 should be embarrassingly low unless you can't read or something.
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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby Ethan Edwards » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:57 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
madscientist wrote:I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.


If the bolded is true how are you going to pay for law school?

Also if you got into a top PhD in a science field 165 should be embarrassingly low unless you can't read or something.


+1. What is the Phd in? There are much better ways to slut yourself to mone then law school.

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby Pricer » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:59 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
madscientist wrote:I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.


If the bolded is true how are you going to pay for law school?

Also if you got into a top PhD in a science field 165 should be embarrassingly low unless you can't read or something.


Why would his lack of time for extensive prep affect his ability to pay for something that his potential hiring company is paying for?

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:00 pm

madscientist wrote:I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.


PhD in Applied Flame Studies?

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby Ethan Edwards » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:02 pm

reasonabledoubt wrote:
madscientist wrote:I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.


PhD in Applied Flame Studies?


Agreed. I am a great scientist. Now I am going to law school. WTF?

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:13 pm

Ethan Edwards wrote:
reasonabledoubt wrote:
madscientist wrote:I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.


PhD in Applied Flame Studies?


Agreed. I am a great scientist. Now I am going to law school. WTF?


No he's a failed PhD. There are more PhD's than there are jobs that require PhD's.

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby Ethan Edwards » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:25 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Ethan Edwards wrote:
reasonabledoubt wrote:
madscientist wrote:I have 15 years work experience post PhD (top science school - typically #1 in my field). I'm interviewing at local firms for tech specialist jobs, and they are saying if I work for a year and pass the patent bar they will pay for a part time JD program. I'm not too worried about getting a ton of scholarship money and the only local PT program in a T2 with LSAT requirements under 160. I have done about half of the powerscore LR and LG bibles and taken a few sections. If I get my speed up a bit I feel I'd be at a solid 162-165. Between family and work its hard to get a lot of time to do the extensive prep.

That said - any recommendations on a streamlined approach to getting a decent but not stellar score on the LSAT? I plan to finish the bibles and do practice sections, then full tests, then timed tests. Should I just worry about timing and skip the intense drilling? No way I'm shooting for HYS - hell I'm not even shooting for Notre Dame, so if anyone out there was in the same situation feel free to post some short recs for hitting 165ish.


PhD in Applied Flame Studies?


Agreed. I am a great scientist. Now I am going to law school. WTF?


No he's a failed PhD. There are more PhD's than there are jobs that require PhD's.



From a #1 school?

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:37 pm

Ethan Edwards wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Ethan Edwards wrote:[quote="reasonabledoubt"

PhD in Applied Flame Studies?


Agreed. I am a great scientist. Now I am going to law school. WTF?


No he's a failed PhD. There are more PhD's than there are jobs that require PhD's.



From a #1 school?[/quote]

Yep. PhD in science isn't as (but it is) prestige driven as law is. Publishing, and research are huge factors. Though he may just hate academia.

In fact failure to get a good job in academia can be really capricious. If you specialize in the wrong subfield you can get really screwed.

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Re: Guide for a decent but not awesome score?

Postby cubswin » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:42 pm

Just stick to the Bibles and take like the ten most recent PTs released in as close to real testing conditions as possible. Review your tests and check the bibles about any problem areas you encounter. You should be fine.




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