Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

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Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby lsat_hopeful » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:14 pm

I want to hear about what you've learned on TLS - whether it's something you read from a top scorers, tutors, average scorers, etc - that you didn't encounter much anywhere else in your LSAT preparation. It can be any kind of advice, perspective, approach, strategy, etc. that you feel clarified things for you, gave you a better understanding of the LSAT overall, or a specific section, etc.

This is somewhat geared for preparation for next week's LSAT, so feel free to focus on things that can be used within this week (e.g. mental preparation, sleep schedule, week leading up to the test schedule, diet, etc - but not limited to that).

(Also, if there's anything that gave you greater clarity/a deeper understanding of the LSAT feel free to share it if you'd like, even if it wasn't only found on TLS).

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby lsat_hopeful » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:46 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:
lsat_hopeful wrote:I want to hear about what you've learned on TLS - whether it's something you read from a top scorers, tutors, average scorers, etc - that you didn't encounter much anywhere else in your LSAT preparation. It can be any kind of advice, perspective, approach, strategy, etc. that you feel clarified things for you, gave you a better understanding of the LSAT overall, or a specific section, etc.

This is somewhat geared for preparation for next week's LSAT, so feel free to focus on things that can be used within this week (e.g. mental preparation, sleep schedule, week leading up to the test schedule, diet, etc - but not limited to that).

(Also, if there's anything that gave you greater clarity/a deeper understanding of the LSAT feel free to share it if you'd like, even if it wasn't only found on TLS).


What I learned from TLS?

Everything.


Thanks.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby vicpin5190 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:45 pm

I learned that TLS is not real life in terms of the LSAT.

But that's a good thing as I need something to light a fire under my ass.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby lsat_hopeful » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:30 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:I learned that TLS is not real life in terms of the LSAT.

But that's a good thing as I need something to light a fire under my ass.


Please explain! I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby Otunga » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:38 pm

lsat_hopeful wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:I learned that TLS is not real life in terms of the LSAT.

But that's a good thing as I need something to light a fire under my ass.


Please explain! I'm not sure I understand what you mean.


He probably means that most people don't invest as much as TLS does into the LSAT?

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby lsat_hopeful » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:43 pm

Otunga wrote:
lsat_hopeful wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:I learned that TLS is not real life in terms of the LSAT.

But that's a good thing as I need something to light a fire under my ass.


Please explain! I'm not sure I understand what you mean.


He probably means that most people don't invest as much as TLS does into the LSAT?


You are probably right. Just wasn't sure - that makes sense though.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby Vursz » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:53 pm

I learned:

- not to do heavy prep on the days immediately before the test
- to drive up to the test center a couple days beforehand to scope out parking, access, etc.
- to bring a logic game or two and a couple of LR questions to the test as a warm-up
- that the PowerScore Logic Games Bible is a godsend
- that many commercial LSAT prep guides use fake "LSAT-style" questions, rather than real PT questions
- that you will never, ever go wrong taking dozens of practice PTs (even when your friends laugh at you)
- that the time spent prepping for the LSAT is directly proportional to future employment opportunities

Seems like intuitive stuff, but it was super helpful for me. Thanks TLS!

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby vicpin5190 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:09 pm

Otunga wrote:
lsat_hopeful wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:I learned that TLS is not real life in terms of the LSAT.

But that's a good thing as I need something to light a fire under my ass.


Please explain! I'm not sure I understand what you mean.


He probably means that most people don't invest as much as TLS does into the LSAT?



To quote a friend of mine currently at law school: "I consider anyone who scores above 160 to be a genius".

To quote TLS: "just retake'


ETA: I mean that the standards of what is adequate/sufficient in real life are much lower than anything you'll ever find here, which can seem daunting but it's motivating to me at least to be posting in a place full of people with higher standards.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby SecondWind » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:46 am

I have 4 different documents (RC Advice, LR Advice, LG Advice, and Review Advice) totaling about 30 pages of things, most of which I've found on TLS and some I've discovered through my prep work. The info is here, just dig. Here are 3 nuggets I'm willing to share, the first of which I discovered on my own during prep and I can't say I've seen it talked about on TLS or anywhere else.

- One technique the test writers often use to confuse you/lose you on LR and RC is through the use of pronouns. I.e. "These findings" "This theory" Start paying attention to the nouns they refer to and your comprehension will increase.

-"Stalk" the big players (bp shinners, The LSAT Trainer, and Jeffort are ones that come to mind). Not literally, but go and look at their post history and see their answers to questions people asked. You will be amazed at what you learn.

- Read the Archives http://www.top-law-schools.com/archives/index.php Again, you'll be amazed at what you learn.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:52 am

I learned the value of DRILLING.

Drilling a lot makes the lsat so much more predictable! it helps you see patterns and realize its all the same recycled BS over and over.

The biggest nugget of gold on TLS IMO is Noodley's Guide
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 6&t=195603

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby Howl » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:34 am

I learned the value of the Manhattan LR book.

Seriously, that book me got me down to -0/-2 on LR after constantly going -4/-5 on LR after PS LR Bible.
I've seen lots of similar testimonies on TLS about the power of the MLR book.

ETA: I second wholeheartedly on Noodley's guide

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby lsat_hopeful » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:52 am

Nova wrote:
The biggest nugget of gold on TLS IMO is Noodley's Guide
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=195603


Solid advice. Makes sense more now (after prepping for the LSAT for several weeks) than when I first read it. Thanks.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby OVOXO » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:41 pm

Manhattan LR. This alone can boost your score a few points.

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Re: Nuggets of LSAT Prep Advice found only on TLS

Postby Zensack » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:11 pm

The materials I used didn't give any specific advice for the two passage RC questions, which I was having trouble with. TLS posters advised me to read one, read the questions and answer any that only concerned the first passage, then read passage 2. I started missing less each time that way.




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