echamberlin8 wrote:I wish there was more damn straight Linear Games. According to Manhattan, they are the most frequent type, but I swear, when I have taken PTs so far (have taken 4 full-length ones, including my diagnostic), they seem very infrequent.
I think they don't include them as often since they are the easiest to master, IMHO. Most prep courses start out teaching these and I do think the test makers are aware of which games people are able to 'break' the easiest.
Damn these mysterious "test makers"!
Again, haven't posted in here. Again, have been working a ton of hours (12+ hours every day and working on the weekends). This is really killing my study schedule, and I'm beginning to think I'm gonna have to take the December LSAT for sure. We'll see how I do in October, but I haven't been able to study nearly as much as I imagine a lot of the people on these boards have. To be honest, I'm a bit bitter towards this imagined TLS user in my head who comes from rich parents and doesn't have to work and can study all day long for the LSAT. Unrealistic, I know, but somehow that's just how I feel right now.
A month ago I was PTing 165, and I feel that I've improved since then, but I haven't taken a full-length PT since then. I haven't done it, because I want to go through the Manhattan LG book first, since I was missing so many on random LGs that I felt it wasn't worth it to PT when I could just be focusing on the LG section instead (I was only missing -4 through -1 on the LR and RC sections consistently). I need to PT a ton before October, but I'm worried this won't be enough time to really get a great score in October.
In the event that I do take it in December, I still hope to apply this fall/winter to law school to get in next year. I've heard people say this, but apparently I can hand in my applications before I take the December LSATs and say on them to wait for my December LSAT score to review my application. Can you guys confirm that this would be a solid idea if I wanted to apply this cycle? I'm very envious (and again, I won't lie, bitter) for those who already have their LSAT scores.
My way of thinking is that it'd be better to apply a little bit later with a good (read: 172 or higher) LSAT score than to apply in October with a 168-170 score (I do think I can get this on test day). My goal schools are CCN (I have a 3.73 GPA). I'm just curious to hear some input from other TLSers. Do you guys think I should still apply as early as possible, but put on my applications to wait to review them until I have my December LSAT score in? I will apply immediately after I get my October scores, and--if they're good enough--I will just use them. If they're not, I will keep studying through December to take it again. I keep mentioning December simply because my work is not about to get any less stressful until at least November. I work at a BigLaw firm as a paralegal, and things in my case have picked up greatly in the last month, to the point where 12-hour days are the norm, not the exception.
Anyways, sorry for the rambling here, I just had to let this out somewhere, and I figure on the LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum is where the nicest, most understanding people on TLS are. Some of the people in Choosing Law Schools or What Are My Chances? are absolute jerks. I'm just scared that taking the October LSAT only will get me into Cornell, maybe, when I really want Columbia. I know this sounds like pure, spoiled entitled bullshit, but that's just how I feel, I guess. I owe this test my all, and I owe my future getting into the very best school possible (which still, in my mind, with my GPA, means Harvard for me, but at the very least CCN [read: Columbia