Advice Needed-- BHUTANESE friend

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Advice Needed-- BHUTANESE friend

Postby tryuntiludie » Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:52 pm

I have a Bhutanese friend who is interested in taking the LSAT and coming to the States. He wants to prep for the test for 1.5 years (roughly 40 hours/week) and then take it. His English writing/reading abilities are very good for someone who speaks English as a second language. The only problem is he doesn't have money or access to all the free resources we have. I will be buying everything for him and sending them to him. These are the questions:

1) The reading comprehension section of the test is going to be difficult for him. I will be buying a lot of old The Economist,Scientific American, Smithsonian, American Heritage and sending them to him. I also want to send him a few books. What books do you guys suggest (he reads a lot of English novels and stuff but I don't think he has ever read any "dense" material)

2) He won't be able to take a logic class in his college. Are there any logic classes on CD that I could send ? If there is an online logic class I could always burn it to a CD and send it to him. I will also be sending him A Rulebook for Arguments, Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You, Informal Logic: A Pragmatic Approach, Elementary Logic: Revised Edition, How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method. He really wants me to send him some kind of a logic course on a CD though. Any ideas?

3) I will send him the powescore bibles, superprep, all the available PTs, all answer explanations from a prep-course company (that I have), a prep course on CD and all the associated materials.

Any advice? This kid is really smart and I believe he will be able to get at least in the mid 170s with 1.5 years of prep. Your advice will be highly appreciated.

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Re: Advice Needed-- BHUTANESE friend

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:05 pm

tryuntiludie wrote:I have a Bhutanese friend who is interested in taking the LSAT and coming to the States. He wants to prep for the test for 1.5 years (roughly 40 hours/week) and then take it. His English writing/reading abilities are very good for someone who speaks English as a second language. The only problem is he doesn't have money or access to all the free resources we have. I will be buying everything for him and sending them to him. These are the questions:

1) The reading comprehension section of the test is going to be difficult for him. I will be buying a lot of old The Economist,Scientific American, Smithsonian, American Heritage and sending them to him. I also want to send him a few books. What books do you guys suggest (he reads a lot of English novels and stuff but I don't think he has ever read any "dense" material)

2) He won't be able to take a logic class in his college. Are there any logic classes on CD that I could send ? If there is an online logic class I could always burn it to a CD and send it to him. I will also be sending him A Rulebook for Arguments, Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You, Informal Logic: A Pragmatic Approach, Elementary Logic: Revised Edition, How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method. He really wants me to send him some kind of a logic course on a CD though. Any ideas?

3) I will send him the powescore bibles, superprep, all the available PTs, all answer explanations from a prep-course company (that I have), a prep course on CD and all the associated materials.

Any advice? This kid is really smart and I believe he will be able to get at least in the mid 170s with 1.5 years of prep. Your advice will be highly appreciated.


1.5 years at 40 hours a week? Flame much?

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Re: Advice Needed-- BHUTANESE friend

Postby tryuntiludie » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:18 pm

patrickd139, he feels that he will have to spend a lot of time just improving his English reading skills and logical thinking skills. I am sure he isn't going to be spending more than 10 hours every week. But he said that he is ready to spend up to 40 hours every week if that's going to help him get a scholarship and come to the United States. You will be surprised how many hours per week people study to get a decent score on the SAT(verbal section) so that they can get a scholarship and a visa to come to the US for undergrad. I am sure the SAT was a piece of cake for you :D :D I know people who studied 20 hours every week for 1 year to get a decent score on the verbal section of SAT.

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Re: Advice Needed-- BHUTANESE friend

Postby iShotFirst » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:25 pm

Do international students get scholarships? I thought they were ineligible. Or maybe I'm thinking of loans...

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Re: Advice Needed-- BHUTANESE friend

Postby tryuntiludie » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:35 pm

iShotFirst, You are thinking of loans. International Students get scholarships. They can get loans too if they are able to find an American co-signer.

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Re: Advice Needed-- BHUTANESE friend

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:42 pm

iShotFirst wrote:Do international students get scholarships? I thought they were ineligible. Or maybe I'm thinking of loans...

Perhaps one of the great username/tar combos on this board.




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