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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby dm1683 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:00 pm

SweetTort wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:I like how this thread is just people who have already taken the LSAT. lol


Here ya go, your first first taker. :D

I really wish I could study as much as this guide demands but my semester is unexpectedly grueling in terms of the volume of work I have. I have a paper, a midterm and an in-class presentation next week, all in one class.

I keep telling myself to ease up and let myself get a B or two this semester..."it doesn't matter, it won't affect your GPA that much, a 3.95 is still basically a 4.0" but then the aspie in me takes over LOL.


Or just take over the summer! The LSAT is more important the all of your undergrad courses combined.


True. But I'm still taking it in June. I will retake in September if I'm not happy with my score, and postpone applications for a year if I'm not happy with that score. I'm not shooting for Yale so I doubt retakes will hurt my chances.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:07 pm

dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:I like how this thread is just people who have already taken the LSAT. lol


Here ya go, your first first taker. :D

I really wish I could study as much as this guide demands but my semester is unexpectedly grueling in terms of the volume of work I have. I have a paper, a midterm and an in-class presentation next week, all in one class.

I keep telling myself to ease up and let myself get a B or two this semester..."it doesn't matter, it won't affect your GPA that much, a 3.95 is still basically a 4.0" but then the aspie in me takes over LOL.


Or just take over the summer! The LSAT is more important the all of your undergrad courses combined.


True. But I'm still taking it in June. I will retake in September if I'm not happy with my score, and postpone applications for a year if I'm not happy with that score. I'm not shooting for Yale so I doubt retakes will hurt my chances.

This is what I did and I regret it. If you're not prepared, be 100% honest with yourself as to whether you want to risk wasting a take. Just a small piece of advice! :)

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby 20170322 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:10 pm

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Alexandros » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:10 pm

dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:I like how this thread is just people who have already taken the LSAT. lol


Here ya go, your first first taker. :D

I really wish I could study as much as this guide demands but my semester is unexpectedly grueling in terms of the volume of work I have. I have a paper, a midterm and an in-class presentation next week, all in one class.

I keep telling myself to ease up and let myself get a B or two this semester..."it doesn't matter, it won't affect your GPA that much, a 3.95 is still basically a 4.0" but then the aspie in me takes over LOL.


Or just take over the summer! The LSAT is more important the all of your undergrad courses combined.


True. But I'm still taking it in June. I will retake in September if I'm not happy with my score, and postpone applications for a year if I'm not happy with that score. I'm not shooting for Yale so I doubt retakes will hurt my chances.

Just to add another piece of data fwiw -I really struggled with LSAT + full semester, but managed to do LSAT + full-time work over the summer. Good luck! Definitely give yourself the time you need.

Also, copied everything SweetTort did in terms of studying and it served me very well 11/10 would recommend. Sweet's doing TLS a true service.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby 20170322 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:11 pm

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby dm1683 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:23 pm

Mikey wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:I like how this thread is just people who have already taken the LSAT. lol


Here ya go, your first first taker. :D

I really wish I could study as much as this guide demands but my semester is unexpectedly grueling in terms of the volume of work I have. I have a paper, a midterm and an in-class presentation next week, all in one class.

I keep telling myself to ease up and let myself get a B or two this semester..."it doesn't matter, it won't affect your GPA that much, a 3.95 is still basically a 4.0" but then the aspie in me takes over LOL.


Or just take over the summer! The LSAT is more important the all of your undergrad courses combined.


True. But I'm still taking it in June. I will retake in September if I'm not happy with my score, and postpone applications for a year if I'm not happy with that score. I'm not shooting for Yale so I doubt retakes will hurt my chances.

This is what I did and I regret it. If you're not prepared, be 100% honest with yourself as to whether you want to risk wasting a take. Just a small piece of advice! :)

I appreciate your candor. I'll see what my PT scores are in mid-April. If I'm not comfortably in the 170s by then I might just slow it down and work for September. I'm fortunate enough that LG is really my only glaring weakness (usually go -0 to -2 in LR and -2/-3 in RC) so maybe my trajectory will be different.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby dm1683 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:27 pm

Alexandros wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:I like how this thread is just people who have already taken the LSAT. lol


Here ya go, your first first taker. :D

I really wish I could study as much as this guide demands but my semester is unexpectedly grueling in terms of the volume of work I have. I have a paper, a midterm and an in-class presentation next week, all in one class.

I keep telling myself to ease up and let myself get a B or two this semester..."it doesn't matter, it won't affect your GPA that much, a 3.95 is still basically a 4.0" but then the aspie in me takes over LOL.


Or just take over the summer! The LSAT is more important the all of your undergrad courses combined.


True. But I'm still taking it in June. I will retake in September if I'm not happy with my score, and postpone applications for a year if I'm not happy with that score. I'm not shooting for Yale so I doubt retakes will hurt my chances.

Just to add another piece of data fwiw -I really struggled with LSAT + full semester, but managed to do LSAT + full-time work over the summer. Good luck! Definitely give yourself the time you need.

Also, copied everything SweetTort did in terms of studying and it served me very well 11/10 would recommend. Sweet's doing TLS a true service.


I really appreciate everyone's advice. I work stocking in retail though, on my feet all day long, so my summer job is really tiring (at least for me it is, I'm not that strong). Like I said, I'm gonna give it a shot in June unless I feel really bad about where I am two months out.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby 20170322 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:01 am

Bump.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Alexandros » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:20 am

SweetTort wrote:Bump.

BUMMMMMMMMPPPP.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:21 am

Alexandros wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Bump.

BUMMMMMMMMPPPP.

Bump

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby 20170322 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:22 am

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:26 am

SweetTort wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Bump.

BUMMMMMMMMPPPP.


Do you need some help on the LSAT? I heard you left an entire point on the table.

I think he does. Doubt he can go anywhere Cooley with that ugly TTTTTT score

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby 20170322 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:30 am

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Alexandros » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:30 am

SweetTort wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Bump.

BUMMMMMMMMPPPP.


Do you need some help on the LSAT? I heard you left an entire point on the table.

I hear you're offering skype tutoring at discounted rates to TLS-ers? I need traffic signs explained.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby 20170322 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:32 am

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:32 am

SweetTort wrote:
Mikey wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Bump.

BUMMMMMMMMPPPP.


Do you need some help on the LSAT? I heard you left an entire point on the table.

I think he does. Doubt he can go anywhere Cooley with that ugly TTTTTT score


Do Canadian LSAT's even count? Doesn't a 179 just get labeled as a "high pass" or something?

I think they count it as just a pass or something. I believe they look at that score as median or even slightly below median tbh

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:33 am

I need help with traffic signs too, Alex. What Does that Red sign that says STAP mean...?

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby Alexandros » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:38 am

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby somedeadman » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:23 pm

Going t14 for free is a great goal to have from the outset.

Why do you recommend the trainer over the manhattan book?

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Postby 20170322 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:49 pm

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby S.Picquery » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:02 pm

SweetTort wrote:
somedeadman wrote:Going t14 for free is a great goal to have from the outset.

Why do you recommend the trainer over the manhattan book?


I'd recommend the Manhattan books. I think the trainer works more as a supplement to cover your bases.

Fwiw I got what I believe to be the same LSAT score as Sweettort, and used the Powerscore books. Just... don't use Kaplan and use the basic plan as what he did. That is the biggest takeaway I think you can get from this guide.

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

Postby somedeadman » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 pm

SweetTort wrote:
somedeadman wrote:Going t14 for free is a great goal to have from the outset.

Why do you recommend the trainer over the manhattan book?


I'd recommend the Manhattan books. I think the trainer works more as a supplement to cover your bases.

So it's worth getting? I've scored a 169 and have taken most practice tests twice already...looking for something new which might uncover something I've missed

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Re: SweetTort's Guide to the LSAT

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