LSAT preparation for rising junior

crabs29
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LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby crabs29 » Fri May 27, 2011 12:45 pm

Is it to soon to start studying hardcore for the LSAT, which I assume I'll take a over a year from now.

If so, what should I do at this point if my plans are to attend a great law school?

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby JD2014 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:04 pm

If you want to go straight from UG to law school, the summer between junior and senior year is probably ideal for reading the bibles and getting prep tests in. I didn't do that, so maybe someone who did would have more precise recommendations.

Good source for study schedules and recommended study books: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/month-ls ... plans.html

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby 071816 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:13 pm

I find the term "rising ____" obnoxious. seeya.

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby crabs29 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:17 pm

chimp wrote:I find the term "rising ____" obnoxious. seeya.


For your personal preference...... I will be a junior in the next calendar school year. Thank you for your timely input.

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby hawks2010 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:20 pm

get familiar with the bibles/books over the summer if you'd like... but during the school year i'd just focus on getting your GPA as high as possible your junior year (first semester at least, depending on when you take the LSAT).

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby El_Gallo » Fri May 27, 2011 1:21 pm

chimp wrote:I find the term "rising ____" obnoxious. seeya.


I agree. What does rising even mean in this sort of context?

OP- studying "hardcore" for over a year is definitely too much. Not only will you experience burn out, but you will also run out of study material. Use the search function, there are some great LSAT study schedules posted around this site.

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby JD2014 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:23 pm

A 4.0 over the 2 semesters of your junior year will do more for you than any LSAT studying that occurs over a year before you take the test ever will.

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby 071816 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:34 pm

crabs29 wrote:
chimp wrote:I find the term "rising ____" obnoxious. seeya.


For your personal preference...... I will be a junior in the next calendar school year. Thank you for your timely input.


No problem Timmy.

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Re: LSAT preparation for rising junior

Postby seancris » Fri May 27, 2011 4:40 pm

I would say it's too soon to study "hardcore." If I were you I might download the June 07 PT for free and answer all the questions in a non-timed situation to gauge strengths and weaknesses and become familiar with the material. From there you can determine if you need help with LGs, etc. and can research some options for improving. I'd only study casually this summer.

Also you have to keep in mind that most schools get out in May and the LSAT is in June. If you're like me and decide to focus on GPA during the semester, that only leaves you with 1 month and a few weeks to study "hardcore." Naturally though, if you are unsatisfied with your score you will be able to retake in October and thus you'll be able to spend all of next summer studying if necessary. Just keep in mind the proximity of the June test to the school year when you draft a study plan. One month of hardcore study will not be likely to get you your max. score.

Don't take too many PTs, whatever you do. You're going to want to take them later, much closer to the exam date.




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