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LSAT Discussion / Re: What Am i Doing Wrong?
« Last post by Sinsamod on September 28, 2017, 12:28:48 AM »
Not wrong
LSAT Discussion / September 2017 LSAT!
« Last post by LSAT Eliminator on September 14, 2017, 05:11:55 PM »
The September 2017 LSAT is this Saturday. We'll be here afterward to talk about the test if you have any questions about the exam!

See you then!
LSAT Discussion / Re: June 2016 LSAT rescheduled
« Last post by Freya Mills on December 21, 2016, 04:10:23 AM »
Hi to everyone. Tell me please, is it possible to take academic holidays one week before graduation exams and how i can recover to study? Also, do i need to re-prepear any documents? Thank you :-\
Law School Admissions / Re: Law school personal statement topics
« Last post by GeoffreySchwab on October 10, 2016, 06:54:03 AM »
I've started to brainstorm PS ideas and have found that my life has been really boring  ;block;  I've read the usual books, Ivey, Levine, 55 Harvard and one that stuck out to me was to tell about a specific moment that made you change your life..  I've been trying to "keep it real" as Anne suggested but it's not as dramatic as the other sample PS's I've read, but here's my essay idea, let me know if its a keeper or a dud...  Here is the jest of it:

After 12 years of school the last thing I wanted to do was to go for 4 more.  So for 5 years I worked in various jobs with gradual advancement until I ended up working for a boutique networking company as a project manager.  Although I did not have the college degree they sought, I impressed the president enough in the interview to land the job.  The president was a person that I grew to admire for his work ethic as well as his respect for his employees and customers.   About six months into working at the company, I finally was give a major multi-million project to manage on my own.  During one of our meeting he had asked me for a "plethora" of ideas to resolve a problem that had come up.  Apparently I couldn't hide the confusion and the look on my face must have told him something was wrong.  When I confessed that I didn't know what plethora meant, the look of disappointment that came over his face made me question for the first time my educational decisions I had taken in life.  This was the starting point that lead me back to school...

Don't know if this is a drastic enough life changing moment but it was the first one that popped into my head..  Let me know what you think.
I think your idea for a personal statement is actually good. Did you get in?
I wake up the same time as you but I don't think it's early enough. I want to wake up around 6 to be able to do more things in a day but I can't make myself getting up at this time.
Off topic Board to talk about life and random things. / Re: Music thread?
« Last post by Bernard on February 04, 2016, 01:03:41 PM »
Cool thread.

Has anyone ever heard of Explosions in the Sky? They're awesome...instrumental post-rock. They've got a new album coming out and are finally going to tour after a couple of years off. Hoping to catch them live.

To relate to this board--I can't study while listening to music that has lyrics/singing. So, this instrumental stuff is choice.
Off topic Board to talk about life and random things. / Re: Music thread?
« Last post by trey on February 02, 2016, 10:14:15 AM »
I don't think I'll ever stop listening to 90s rap. The Hip Hop BBQ station on Pandora is pretty much the greatest thing ever.
Off topic Board to talk about life and random things. / Re: Music thread?
« Last post by BanksyPhan on January 26, 2016, 09:37:58 AM »
As you may have guessed by my screen name, I'm a big fan of well as the artist Banksy.

Here's a choice clip from Phish's 3-day run in Mexico a couple of weeks ago: (looks like embedding the video isn't an option on this board)

LSAT Discussion / Re: June 2016 LSAT rescheduled
« Last post by Dr. Troy on January 23, 2016, 02:14:35 PM »
Yeah moving it up a week is pretty odd indeed. Delaying it makes total sense--something comes up in the test development process that necessitates pushing the administration date back a bit--but an earlier test is harder to decipher. The good news is that the change was announced so far in advance that it's extremely unlikely to disrupt any prep plans, as you note  :-\
LSAT Discussion / Re: Retaking LSAT in Feb. - 2 week plan?
« Last post by Dr. Troy on January 23, 2016, 02:12:15 PM »
Hey Trey - good question! Others may add to this, but my advice is to consider the last few tests you took to better gauge which areas still need the most work (Grouping games, say, or Assumption questions) and then devote as much time to reviewing the relevant conceptual ideas behind those areas until you fully understand the concepts/strategies involved, and then practicing as much as possible with specific, individual examples until you are consistently getting them correct. That way you can at least trust that when you encounter similar ideas on test day you'll be well-equipped to tackle them.

Of course, that depends a lot on what materials you have and what you mean by "taken every available practice test." Are you saying that you'd done all 70 or so official PrepTests? If so, then you've technically seen every LSAT questions from the modern (post-1990) era, and that makes doing "new" review as I've described it above essentially impossible. Note, I don't mean worthless! Reviewing questions, and even entire tests, that you've encountered previously can still be hugely valuable, provided your review focuses on improving the underlying process required to solve that question/game type. When I was prepping for the LSAT I often would do practice tests 3 or 4 times, just to make sure that I was approaching every single question or game or passage perfectly. By repeating the work until I could comfortably and confidently deconstruct it in the most ideal way, I developed a skill set that was incredibly powerful and that served me well when it came time for the real thing.

On the other hand, if you've simply completed every test provided as part of a prep course, then you should still have plenty of additional questions to work with in the form of problem sets and question collections (and possibly even entire tests available to purchase in addition to the ones your course provided). So in that case you'll have both new examples to attempt, as well as the ability to reconsider prior work with an eye to improvement as I outlined in the previous paragraph :)

Lastly, and perhaps above all, keep working! Don't let a lack of new content stop you from continuing to study and improve, as you still have two whole weeks to refine your methodology and grow you knowledge. You can't afford to waste any of the time you have left!

I hope that helps!
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