LSAT study plan w/ graduation

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MattM
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LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby MattM » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:58 pm

Hello,

I was wondering in terms of studying for the LSAT to get into T14 schools and my upcoming graduation....when do you think the best time for me to graduate would be?.

I am currently a Senior UG can could graduate this May with a 3.57 , but if added a minor 3.64.

I am opting for a October LSAT with Dec LSAT if necessary.

If graduated in May - could devote full time to the LSAT after graduation

Under the December grad option, I would be taking school all year spring, summer, and fall along with LSAT prep.

Although with that being said , I would only be taking 3 credit hours in the fall 2015 and the vast majority of the school work would be doing in spring and summer

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby MattM » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:00 am

tldr: How important is it to get over the 3.6 mark?

Haven;t studied since last year for LSAT but PT last year ranged between 168-172

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby KMart » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:05 am

If you graduate in May, do you have a job lined up or what will you be doing during the gap year of UG to law school?

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby MattM » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:12 am

No current job lined up and I have no pressure to get one right away which is good....mostly because I know how much LS is a numbers game so LSAT should be first priority.

I would get a job after the LSAT and start the job search before the LSAT so that way I could get a job after the LSAT and before law school

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby MattM » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:37 am

gamerish wrote:Image
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If you can be sure you're going to get all A's and get the max GPA boost, don't have any reason why you need to go to law school ASAP, and can afford the extra time, the GPA boost helps.


Yeah, i have looked at mylsn.....It seems it would only really help for a few schools ( Chicago, Colombia, and UC berkeley)

Not sure if the boost is worth it for only three schools

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby Smallville » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:27 am

gamerish wrote:Seeing as how I don't know how much you're paying for UG to see what staying the extra semesters will cost you, I can't really comment much further. However the admission percentages increased for Chicago, Columbia, NYU, UVA, Berkeley, Duke, Northwestern, and Georgetown with that GPA bump. That's more than half of the T14. And all of them aside from HYS, Penn, Berkeley, and Northwestern gave more $ too. Every little bit counts unless you're loaded and have no worries about paying for law school (or staying in UG longer would cost more than you would net in scholarships) or have great enough softs that the relatively small changes in numbers wouldn't matter to you (which is unlikely). There's much more to those charts than the colors of the bars.

tl;dr: don't look at just the colors

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby MattM » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:16 pm

gamerish wrote:Seeing as how I don't know how much you're paying for UG to see what staying the extra semesters will cost you, I can't really comment much further. However the admission percentages increased for Chicago, Columbia, NYU, UVA, Berkeley, Duke, Northwestern, and Georgetown with that GPA bump. That's more than half of the T14. And all of them aside from HYS, Penn, Berkeley, and Northwestern gave more $ too. Every little bit counts unless you're loaded and have no worries about paying for law school (or staying in UG longer would cost more than you would net in scholarships) or have great enough softs that the relatively small changes in numbers wouldn't matter to you (which is unlikely). There's much more to those charts than the colors of the bars.


Cost isn't too much of a concern as my parents are paying for UG and would be willing to pay for the minor ( they actually are encouraging it(......I go to a pubic UG so not paying the high fees at a private college......And the minor would be completely online so I wouldn't have to be paying housing/apartment fees.

( Not saying this to sound spoiled, but rather to give more insight on the finances)

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby MattM » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:55 pm

Follow up question: how long does it take on average to go from PTing at 168-172 to a mid to high 170's level? 175+

I know obviously the answer will vary very widely among people.....I plan on focusing on LG and LR heavily from now until May ( because I will be busy with school, so I want to work in the areas where I can gain the most in my prep time, like many people LG is the easiest for me RC hardest)....and then in late May/early june i plan on adding RC in my schedule for an October take

168-172 were my most recent PT scores but I have not studied in a while so I could be a bit rusty

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Re: LSAT study plan w/ graduation

Postby Smallville » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:52 am

MattM wrote:Follow up question: how long does it take on average to go from PTing at 168-172 to a mid to high 170's level? 175+

I know obviously the answer will vary very widely among people.....I plan on focusing on LG and LR heavily from now until May ( because I will be busy with school, so I want to work in the areas where I can gain the most in my prep time, like many people LG is the easiest for me RC hardest)....and then in late May/early june i plan on adding RC in my schedule for an October take

168-172 were my most recent PT scores but I have not studied in a while so I could be a bit rusty




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