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wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby grassynome » Mon May 14, 2012 1:35 am

Hello all, I was curious as to what law schools I should look at attending. My stats are as follows:
3.94 GPA
I have been currently testing at around 158, I am kinda hoping to get it to a 160+. I am from Arizona, so far my #1 choice is Arizona State University, but I was looking for some other opinions. Thanks to all!

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby Br3v » Mon May 14, 2012 1:38 am

grassynome wrote:Hello all, I was curious as to what law schools I should look at attending. My stats are as follows:
3.94 GPA
I have been currently testing at around 158, I am kinda hoping to get it to a 160+. I am from Arizona, so far my #1 choice is Arizona State University, but I was looking for some other opinions. Thanks to all!


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You have a very high gpa, don't waste it. Aim to break 170, then Harvard Yale Stanford are potential options for you.

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby grassynome » Mon May 14, 2012 1:43 am

Thanks I'll check them out, I'll keep working at it, this will be my second time taking the test and I am struggling to break the 160 barrier somehow I do not see myself breaking the 165 barrier but that'd be way cool! ha

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby togepi » Mon May 14, 2012 2:48 am

grassynome wrote:Thanks I'll check them out, I'll keep working at it, this will be my second time taking the test and I am struggling to break the 160 barrier somehow I do not see myself breaking the 165 barrier but that'd be way cool! ha


With that GPA, hitting 165 will open a decent amount of schools to you with great scholarship offers. Being above both medians and ideally above both 75th percentiles will give you almost a free ride to a good amount of T1s. I think you can do better than ASU, no offense :) Unless you plan on staying there and can get a free ride, nail the LSAT.

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby grassynome » Mon May 14, 2012 12:40 pm

I am retaking the Princeton Review Class, and I just ordered a Powerscore Reading Comp Bible (its by far my worst subject). I take 2-3 tests a week with doing practice problems almost every day. If I can improve reading comp to get through 4 passages accurately it may be possible for me to get it up to a 165.... Any suggestions?

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby Tom Joad » Mon May 14, 2012 12:41 pm

Don't take the LSAT until you are practice testing at the low 170s.

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby jkpolk » Mon May 14, 2012 12:51 pm

grassynome wrote:I am retaking the Princeton Review Class, and I just ordered a Powerscore Reading Comp Bible (its by far my worst subject). I take 2-3 tests a week with doing practice problems almost every day. If I can improve reading comp to get through 4 passages accurately it may be possible for me to get it up to a 165.... Any suggestions?


Dont take the class, get the powerscore books.

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby togepi » Mon May 14, 2012 12:54 pm

There's a decent guide called Voyager's Reading Comprehension guide, just search for it. That works decently well. It helps to be very interested in the readings (reading actively) and looking for tone, opinions, main point, etc.

I personally like to pretend I've been rotting in jail for ten years with nothing to read. And I've been handed these passages to read and am fascinated by them.

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby grassynome » Mon May 14, 2012 1:01 pm

togepi wrote:There's a decent guide called Voyager's Reading Comprehension guide, just search for it. That works decently well. It helps to be very interested in the readings (reading actively) and looking for tone, opinions, main point, etc.

I personally like to pretend I've been rotting in jail for ten years with nothing to read. And I've been handed these passages to read and am fascinated by them.



lololol thats amazing, I definitely will try the jail idea haha

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby rad lulz » Mon May 14, 2012 1:04 pm

As always, consider not going to law school due to general shittiness in the legal market.

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby grassynome » Mon May 14, 2012 1:10 pm

flem wrote:
grassynome wrote:I am retaking the Princeton Review Class, and I just ordered a Powerscore Reading Comp Bible (its by far my worst subject). I take 2-3 tests a week with doing practice problems almost every day. If I can improve reading comp to get through 4 passages accurately it may be possible for me to get it up to a 165.... Any suggestions?


You should be looking to improve everywhere. Review your tests you have taken so far and then see if there's a pattern to what you're missing. Then drill the shit out of those question types.

Also, stop burning through practice tests. Your prep lacks focus and that's the major problem. You're just doing practice test after practice test without focusing on WHY you're doing poorly. Save the rest of the tests for later and do some targeted prep for now.

Also I feel personally that I would get burned out doing 2-3 tests a week. Burnout is obviously counterproductive.

Thats a good idea, I miss usually about 5 args usually, and am on and off with nearly perfect game sections, so I'll def look to get faster and more accurate with those. Would you recommend taking practice tests like a week before the test?

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Re: wondering what law schools I should consdier

Postby togepi » Mon May 14, 2012 1:12 pm

I usually preferred doing one test a week (sat or sun) to avoid burnout. Spend the following weekdays reviewing every answer to each question, even the ones you got correct. You want to reinforce your strong points, and improve your weak ones. Find out where you're messing up, if it's completely random or if there are some consistent errors you're making and drill those types until you've fixed them.

If the problem is fatigue and getting burned out DURING the test, I suggest you start going jogging in the mornings here and there and eating healthier.

Also, from personal experience, don't masturbate right before a test, it makes you weak.




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