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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby RodneyRuxin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:08 pm

If I had the choice, I would study for as long as I can (while still getting apps in early).

I'd recommend the June LSAT rather than the February, which still gives you the option to retake in October of your senior year, but avoids unnecessary retakes which are inefficient (a month of waiting for your score and not studying, having to start up again, etc.)

Take the Feb LSAT if you feel ready (constantly PTing above your desired score), but otherwise plan on studying until June. You have no idea how long it will take you to get where you need to be, and too many people take the first test without adequate preparation.

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby superbloom » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:12 pm

Focus on keeping that GPA high. Start studying, but don't go overboard. Shoot for the June LSAT, and then the October one after that if you don't like your first score. No need to be in such a hurry. Also, keep reconsidering law school.

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby superbloom » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:23 pm

Know yourself. I actually did the opposite and loaded up on classes to raise my GPA while studying for the LSAT. It was a stupid plan and my first score stunk as a result.

I would rather take an easy A than take one less class, especially because even if you dont do so hot on the June test, you can always devote July and August solely on studying for the October test. Don't feel that you need to apply ASAP. November is plenty early.

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby Malapropism » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:00 pm

I don't think it's necessary to read the Bibles three times, or even twice. In fact, I'd say that after reading the Bibles once, you should have internalized the methods and be able to tweak them to best fit for you. Before you start taking PTs, you should drill by question/ game type. When you start going through the PTs (untimed and then, once you're doing very well, timed), you should similarly taken ot of which questions tend to screw you up the most. If there is a certain question type/ game that you seem to be repeatedly struggling with, only then would I recommend that you go back to the section of the Bible that corresponds with that type/ game, or check out another book (I loved Manhattan's LR) that may have methods that better work for you.

Reading the Bibles three times just seems like unnecessary work to me in terms of cost/ benefit...

And for what it's worth, a lot of users have contributed great guides to LSAT prep that map out some good courses of study. You might want to check those out.

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:52 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:Are my study materials (3 bibles and PT's) enough to get me a 170+?

Like i said i plan on reading the bibles multiple times (3x) .


There's no real "right" answer to that. Some people will use many different books to master LG, some people don't need any to understand RC, etc. Start with the PS books and adjust as you study. More importantly, raise that GPA.

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby nothingtosee » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:04 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:GPA is no prob right now, 3.88 as it is.

I'm beleive im going to follow the plan as shown by this post by pithypike

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657


Are you an international student?
Or typing on a phone?
I know this is just a web forum, but if you're going to spend your life in a profession that relies on writing ability...you may, uh, want to get in a good habit.

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:31 pm

Noodley's is SUPER credited.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=195603

taking 65 PTs is a bad strategy. You should drill with 1-40 and then take 25 PTs instead.

Also, read the manhattan bundle.

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:11 pm

Nova wrote:Noodley's is SUPER credited.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 6&t=195603

taking 65 PTs is a bad strategy. You should drill with 1-40 and then take 25 PTs instead.

Also, read the manhattan bundle.


Or DD's advice... read it. the guy knows his shit...

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Re: When Should i apply to law school? Is my plan good?

Postby kiyoku » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:17 pm

manhattan. you should get all 3.

About reading the same thing 3x... I have no idea what your marginal benefit would be for doing this, but if it means that you learn, sure.
Perhaps the more important thing to focus on is that after going through the bibles once, two different people can have two completely different results. One might not have learned much and the other might have increased his score by 8 points.

I think your mindset of being ready to go over the books multiple times is great. Perhaps you should also direct that energy and go through the questions that you got wrong, until you understand down to the bones of why you got them wrong and what you could have done to get them right (let alone what you could have done to get them right faster/more efficiently). I think it's very important to do this.




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