Feedback on my plan

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Feedback on my plan

Post by vooch » Mon May 11, 2020 3:27 pm

I am about to enter my senior year of undergrad and am planning to graduate in Spring 2021. I would like to enter law school in Fall 2021.

I want to take the October LSAT. I have never taken it before and do not have any background studying for it. I have heard good things about the BluePrint course so I am going to take the live online version of it sometime between now and my LSAT. I also plan on purchasing the PowerScore books and some prep tests to simulate testing conditions. I'm on summer vacation until mid-August when I start school again full-time so I will be taking the LSAT during my Fall semester.

Should I take the prep course early in my LSAT studies or should I take it directly before my LSAT? If anyone has feedback on my plan and how I could improve it, it is much appreciated.

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Re: Feedback on my plan

Post by IntellectualMode » Tue May 12, 2020 1:46 am

Oh wow, you're taking it in 5 months time?

Before I give any sort of advice, what sorta schools are you thinking of applying to?
Also, what's your UGPA?

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Re: Feedback on my plan

Post by HopefulSplitter0000 » Tue May 12, 2020 5:15 am

vooch wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Should I take the prep course early in my LSAT studies or should I take it directly before my LSAT? If anyone has feedback on my plan and how I could improve it, it is much appreciated.
Take it early.

Since you are in college, maybe you are used to exams where you are tested on how much content you remember. However, the LSAT is a skill-based examination, and the skills developed through a test prep course like Blueprint's will stay with you.

That said, you may want to take some time off after college to work before deciding on law school. I poured nearly all of my free time for several months into studying for the LSAT, and now I am not even sure I want to go to law school. I am just one example, but the other posters on this forum will probably back this advice:

Don't go straight through

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Re: Feedback on my plan

Post by vooch » Tue May 12, 2020 7:23 pm

atterburyh wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:46 am
Oh wow, you're taking it in 5 months time?

Before I give any sort of advice, what sorta schools are you thinking of applying to?
Also, what's your UGPA?
That's the plan right now. I live in SoCal and am hoping to attend around here. I had a low GPA in college (3.0) but after transferring to university, I haven't had a semester under 3.6. I suspect I will graduate with a 3.3-3.4.

There is a wide range of schools around here so I'd want to apply to a variety, like USC to LMU to Southwestern. I am still looking up bar passage rates to make a more definitive list.

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Re: Feedback on my plan

Post by vooch » Tue May 12, 2020 7:34 pm

HopefulSplitter0000 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:15 am
vooch wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Should I take the prep course early in my LSAT studies or should I take it directly before my LSAT? If anyone has feedback on my plan and how I could improve it, it is much appreciated.
Take it early.

Since you are in college, maybe you are used to exams where you are tested on how much content you remember. However, the LSAT is a skill-based examination, and the skills developed through a test prep course like Blueprint's will stay with you.

That said, you may want to take some time off after college to work before deciding on law school. I poured nearly all of my free time for several months into studying for the LSAT, and now I am not even sure I want to go to law school. I am just one example, but the other posters on this forum will probably back this advice:

Don't go straight through
Sorry I didn't give much background. I'm an older undergrad and have worked at different places including a law office. I do understand that I may not develop the necessary skills to get a sufficient score in 5 months time but you don't know until you know.

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Re: Feedback on my plan

Post by HopefulSplitter0000 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:00 pm

vooch wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Sorry I didn't give much background. I'm an older undergrad and have worked at different places including a law office. I do understand that I may not develop the necessary skills to get a sufficient score in 5 months time but you don't know until you know.
I never said that 5 months was insufficient. I just did not know you were a nontraditional undergraduate and was suggesting that you get work experience. I know now that my advice was unwarranted.

If you know you want to go to law school, you can hit 170+ in 5 months. Take the blueprint course early because LSAT skills are like riding a bike; you never forget them.

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