LR difficulty on Newer LSATs Pt 44 and on

Olittle
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LR difficulty on Newer LSATs Pt 44 and on

Postby Olittle » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:01 am

I've done about 4 PTs so far and was doing great. I did 38-41 and was average 173 with a high of 176. I just took PT 44 and completely (in relative terms) tanked it. Did average on RC and LG (-3 and -1 respectively), but missed a total of 10 on LR. I've seen old threads that explain how LR gets harder over time by using trickier logic as oppose to dense language, so does anyone have any tips for switching gears on the newer tests?

I'm retaking a 166 in June, and I'm freaking out that I'm wasting my time and going to come up with the same score. My goal is to hit at least a 172. I know drilling LR helps, but the thing is that I don't want to "waste" new tests for drilling when I'll need them to take as full-length PTs. I'd love some tips from others in a similar situation to calm me the fuck down.

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Re: LR difficulty on Newer LSATs Pt 44 and on

Postby dkb17xzx » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:07 am

Hello. I'm going to be starting at HYS in the Fall and I really want to set myself up to eventually be a strong candidate for DOJ honors. I was wondering if I could get some advice on what employment opportunities/clinics/whatever else I should be doing to do this. I'll obviously be focusing on getting great grades and trying for LR, so beyond that what should I be doing? Thanks in advance.



Why retake when you are headed to HYS? viewtopic.php?f=4&t=180280&p=5311326#p5311326

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Re: LR difficulty on Newer LSATs Pt 44 and on

Postby Olittle » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:14 am

Good catch. I wanted to posit a hypothetical without having to get the usual jargon about not having to worry about this prior to law school.

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Re: LR difficulty on Newer LSATs Pt 44 and on

Postby dkb17xzx » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:23 am

Who am I to judge?

Also, most people here will tell you that 172 won't get you into HYS unless you have an extremely high GPA / saved the world.

But onto to more useful stuff: I got a 166 as well. LR is my weakness. I think a good idea for you would be to use PT 45-50 for intensive review. You'll get 12 sections that will help you "learn" the "new LR." At the end, you'll still have 15 tests remaining. Another option is to get the Cambridge LSAT 410 Difficult LR Questions (PT 1-38) and work your way through those. You can also use the Difficult set as the extra section.

HTH

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Re: LR difficulty on Newer LSATs Pt 44 and on

Postby Olittle » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:30 am

Thanks for the answer. I'm glad my previous white lie didn't derail this whole thread. Like everyone else here I'd love to get HYS but don't take that previous thread as a presumption. I know a 172 is the cusp at best but I was hoping to build up from that average--not regress. I'll take your advice though re: drilling 45-50. I was also thinking that that would be the best use of my time.

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Re: LR difficulty on Newer LSATs Pt 44 and on

Postby Fianna13 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:40 pm

Love how you try to mitigate the situation by saying your previous white lie. If you are like this BEFORE law school, can't wait to see what you are like if you actually do become an attorney.




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