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Offline Anne

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2010, 05:11:43 PM »
180 should always be the goal! Aim high--even if you don't quite make it, you will still end up doing extremely well!

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I like that strategy!

BTW - I'm new here and now I am going for a 180!

Welcome, Danny! Pull a 180, make yourself at home! :)
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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2010, 10:38:53 AM »
Hey everyone! I'm planning to take the LSAT in Dec. Looking forward to being part of the discussion.

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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2010, 06:45:03 PM »
Hello all,

I'm planning on testing in December but haven't locked in yet.  I was going to say that I'm probably older than any two of you put together but then I saw Duncan's post on the first page.  I'm in that same age range myself so law would be a second career if I do decide to try to make a go of it.  Right now, studying for the LSAT is just something interesting to do.

I'm using the McGraw-Hill self-study guide and so far, I'm somewhat less than thrilled with it.  They tend to hand-wave through some of the explanations.  Although I suppose if they provided a detailed explanation of everything, the book would need to come with wheels attached.  I'll probably pick up another self-study book specifically for logic games after I'm through this one.

I took the initial diagnostic test totally cold.  I did poorly on the logic games which I gather is a common sticking point but disappointed me because I'm a geek and expected to do better.  A good score in RC brought me to an adjusted 160, so I'm hoping that with plenty of room for improvement in games, a low or even mid 170 might be doable.

Best of luck to all.

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2010, 06:56:43 PM »
 ;welcome;  rmd

If you are going to stay with self/book study I suggest you upgrade to better LSAT prep books.  Most off the shelf bookstore LSAT prep books, including the one you mentioned, are far from being comprehensive.  The best prep books out there that are far more comprehensive than the others are the Powerscore Bibles.  There is one for each section, logic games, logical reasoning and reading comprehension. 

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2010, 01:35:29 PM »
rmd - If you scored 160 on a cold diagnostic and timed yourself, then that is outstanding.

From one "old guy" to another--good luck!
Proverbs 16:3

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2010, 02:41:29 PM »
Jeffort,

Thanks for the recommendation.  I've ordered the Powerscore games book.

JurisDad,

Thanks.  We old guys gotta stick together.  "Hey kid!  Get offa my lawn!  I have a court order!"

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2010, 12:43:45 PM »

I'm new here.  I'm planning to take the October test if I feel ready by then.  Target score = as high as I can get - duh! -  Realistically I would be happy with something mid to high 160's range.  If I could get 170 or more that would be fantastic but according to the percentiles of how many people get that high I'm not going to make that a do or die goal.  I'll just keep my hopes up but look at 170 or higher as a dream score.  From what I read so far about admissions stats for the schools I'm interested in, with my GPA it seems like I would have a good chance of getting accepted even with a low 160's score.  I'm not out to get into one of those snooty top ranked schools, just the arrogance of those boys that get into those LS's is enough to repel me.
I started looking at study stuff and reading through stuff recently but haven't really studied much.  Mainly been figuring out what this test and the application process is all about and how it works.  Haven't decided how to prep yet.  Last week I spent almost the whole day at barnes and noble sitting on the floor going through all the different LSAT prep books.  Doing that made my head  ;stars;


Hope you hit your 170!!

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2011, 10:10:18 PM »
just want to say hello. I'm planning to take the LSAT in Dec.wish me luck guys  ;juggle;

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2011, 06:28:54 PM »
just want to say hello. I'm planning to take the LSAT in Dec.wish me luck guys  ;juggle;

;welcome;

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2011, 10:35:02 AM »
just want to say hello. I'm planning to take the LSAT in Dec.wish me luck guys  ;juggle;

Welcome to LSAT Discussion!

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2011, 06:37:06 PM »
just want to say hello. I'm planning to take the LSAT in Dec.wish me luck guys  ;juggle;

Just curious, why December?

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2011, 01:12:37 AM »
Hello I am new in this site and I have been lurking before. I decided to join and make friends with everyone. I am a mother of a troubled teen. He's actually planning to take law after high school from a troubled teen boarding school  and move to a law school. I am looking for an idea where to look for. I am looking forward for any of your ideas.

Thanks.
teen boarding school

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2011, 11:24:58 AM »
Hello I am new in this site and I have been lurking before. I decided to join and make friends with everyone. I am a mother of a troubled teen. He's actually planning to take law after high school from a troubled teen boarding school  and move to a law school. I am looking for an idea where to look for. I am looking forward for any of your ideas.

Thanks.

Hi Joana,

I'm a little confused about what you're looking for. Are you looking for ideas for law schools, or boarding schools? I guess I'm just a little unclear about what you're asking. If you can clarify, I'm sure we'd all be willing to give you some guidance. :) Welcome to the board!

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Re: Are you new to LSAT Discussion? Introduce yourself here.
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2011, 04:20:23 AM »
an idea for law schools.  Thanks for the response.
teen boarding school

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« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2011, 02:50:49 PM »
an idea for law schools.

At this point I would say that, since he hasn't even finished high school yet, it's definitely a little early to be looking into law schools. What he needs to do now is create a great academic record for himself that will allow him to get into a good college. Once he's in college, he needs to focus on excelling as much as possible, so that he can have an exceptional academic record with which to apply to law schools.

I actually replied to a very similar question recently; perhaps it will give you some guidance: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AouGotOpLumhqUlKCtAnF5fty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110209164032AAR3J89

I hope that helps!
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