LSAT Course dates for the June 10, 2013 LSAT:
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All classes will be in Carr Hall 405 – Remember the street address is 100 St. Joseph St.
Classes – Practice Exams – All days run from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Note that the Law School Personal Statement Workshop will be run the evening from June 2.
Saturday May 25 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday May 26 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Practice LSAT in the afternoon)
Saturday June 1 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday June 2 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Pre-Law Forum, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Practice LSAT, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Personal Statement Workshop
Saturday June 8 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Law School Class Professor Finnegan (Don’t forget to read the case) – 1:00 p.m. Final Practice LSAT
Homework between May 15 and May 25:
Reread pages 15 – 17 (especially page 16) of “LSAT SuperPrep”. Focus on “How the argument goes …” You should also have read, thought about and digested the rest of the intro commentary in that book. (This is the section that precedes the 3 practice tests).
1. For June 2007 LSAT – Red Book (the logic game is about recyling):
– For each logical reasoning section do the “argument stripping exercises”. Focus on the “what and the why”. Reduce the language and try to put the argument in your own words: “Conclusion, since Premise”
– for each question, think clearly about what aspect of the “How the argument goes” relation is the question asking about.
– for each answer choice break them into their component parts.
2. Continue practicing the reading comprehension. You should have all the exercises in the blue book completed.
3. Practice LSAT Testing: You all have the most recent book of 10 LSATs. You should reserve the last three tests in that book for the final three “in class LSAT practice tests” (May 26, June 1 and June 8). What you should do in the next 10 days is at least two of the practice LSATs in the LSAT SuperPrep book. These are important because they include explanations from LSAT. You must do these under timed conditions. Get a family member to time you. You should include the writing sample so that you are doing five sections. We will be doing 6 sections for the remaining three tests. Furthermore, you should do these tests at approximately 1:00 p.m. You want to be practicing at the same time as the real LSAT. You should review the LSAT commentary for those questions that you get wrong.
4. Law School Application: The Law School Bound book is really eight books in one. The third book “Law School Application Manual” is important for you. You should go through that and begin thinking about aspects of your life that you may want to include in your personal statements.
Note that this means that you should have completed (almost) “LSAT SuperPrep” by the time we meet on May 25.
5. Feeling more ambitious? Looking for more to do? Some of you may want to purchase additional books of 10 LSATs. I suggest “10 More Actual LSATS” and “The Next 10 LSATS“. They are relatively inexpensive. As I mentioned in class, we can provide you with online commentary to those tests. I gave you the password to the files in class. If you lost it, you can email me. Update: The price of these books is lower than I remember. At approximately $15 per book, I suggest that you get both. Over $25 shipping is fee!
That’s all for now. Have a nice long weekend – but remember:
“Happiness, Friendliness and LSATness!”
See you on May 25.