Vocabulary

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sandwiches5000
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Vocabulary

Postby sandwiches5000 » Wed May 18, 2011 8:42 am

I'm sure there are posts out here on this but I didn't see any recent ones and my eyes are burning from too much LSAT prep. :roll:

Are there any solid books/resources out there that have lists of words that frequently appear on the LSAT? I don't struggle with the vocabulary that much but there is sometimes the occasional word in the RC that causes me to lose a point.

Also, RC still seems to be my slowest section. With one more month till the June exam (taking the test in Asia), any timing suggestions? I've finished nearly every RC and I'm where I want to be (171-178) but on occasion I run out of time on RC and if that happens on test day... no good.

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Vocabulary

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Wed May 18, 2011 9:45 pm

To my knowledge, there is no LSAT vocabulary book since it's not directly tested. If you really want to brush up, you could get a GRE prep book and study the harder words.

If you want to improve speed, practice practice practice (non-LSAT materials). Figure out which kind of passages are hardest for you, then find some similar ones in the real world and practice reading and analyzing them.

Good luck!

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Verity
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Re: Vocabulary

Postby Verity » Wed May 18, 2011 10:06 pm

OED, FTW.

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kwais
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Re: Vocabulary

Postby kwais » Wed May 18, 2011 10:11 pm

Science shows that if you hang out with me for 5 minutes, your vocab improves by at least 8 words. We could work something out

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sandwiches5000
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Re: Vocabulary

Postby sandwiches5000 » Sat May 21, 2011 11:50 pm

Ok, cool... thanks for the advice. I'm living in Korea actually, so I'm pretty sure my English skills have degenerated over the year that I've lived here. :x

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just win baby
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Re: Vocabulary

Postby just win baby » Mon May 23, 2011 8:04 pm

My favorite leisure time reading is Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, Scientific American (just for RC Science passages, they often **** me)

I'm pretty sure in your PT booklet it tells you where the passage was drawn from..so read similar material or read that piece of writing. Those questions suck, if you don't know the definition of one of the words you're pretty much screwed.


+1 on the GRE book

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Re: Vocabulary

Postby girlonfire » Mon May 23, 2011 8:14 pm

there's an iphone app. i had it. it was just a vocab quiz app, but it said LSAT on it...

it was okay.

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krasivaya
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Re: Vocabulary

Postby krasivaya » Mon May 23, 2011 11:57 pm

I feel like you could figured out most of the meanings by looking at context - unlike in the GRE where it's straight up analogies.

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Re: Vocabulary

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 24, 2011 12:04 am

It's been a few months but I don't remember the vocab on the LSAT being particularly challenging at all.




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