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memories of my LSAT prep class

It was the summer of 2006. I was just one school year away f...
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what do you do now?
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MOAR details about the pot smoking philosophy hippie dood!
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you could quit and become an lsat instructor
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an actual 164 cold is impressive
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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:14 PM
Author: """'''"""


It was the summer of 2006. I was just one school year away from completing a bachelor's degree in Political Science. I had no work experience to speak of: I had spent every summer in college lazing around in my parents house, sleeping until 3 PM and posting on the internet all day.

Desiring not to spend my post-college life in the same way, I determined to take the LSAT and gain admission to one of the nation's top law schools. My first practice LSAT, which I had taken a year earlier, was a disappointing 164, which had caused me to enroll in a Princeton Review course on my college campus as a junior. The Princeton Review course was not very good, and only increased my score by about 5 points.

My mother sought out the advice of a private law school admissions counselor, who told us that Princeton Review LSAT prep classes were not very good, and that we needed to go with PowerScore or TestMasters instead, as these were the two best companies. Well, "there are some better ones, but they're only out on the east coast. Those two are the best around here."

Summer of 2006 was when I would take a TestMasters class, learning the methods of the man who set the world record for most 180's on the LSAT. The course was not offered in my home town, so my mother had to drive me 40 minutes each way to a wealthy suburb where the class was held. It was something she was willing to do twice a week: after all, she had moved to this country so I could get a quality education and become a member of the elite, and TestMasters was going to help me get there.

My instructor was a pot-smoking hippie who had graduated with a degree in Philosophy from a small, liberal arts college. As far as I could tell, teaching the LSAT was his only job. He had gotten a 178 on the test. It was bizarre to me that he would work as an LSAT instructor. With that kind of score, I figured, he could have easily gotten into Harvard. He could now be a corporate lawyer making $200,000, and yet here he is teaching LSAT classes for far less? I prayed for his soul.

My TestMasters instructor told me that I needed to chart out all of the arguments and games on the LSAT, reduce them to if/then statements and then coldly apply the rules of logic. "Every single one?", I said. "Surely, that is impossible".

"It is the only way," he replied.

At first, it took me forever to do it, and I ran out of time. But as I practiced more and more (on real LSATs, not on the fake ones Princeton Review gives you), I got fast at it. Some of what I was doing seemed counterintuitive - for example the fact that I could not assume that "most" meant over 50% - but it mattered not that the responses this method gave me made sense, it mattered only that they were CREDITED.

School started again in the fall. I got a 178 on a practice test. I was ready.

It was a cold, rainy October day when I finally took the real LSAT. My mother waited in the parking lot for me to finish, all 5 hours, rain pouring on her windshield. I methodically bulldozed my way through the logical reasoning and games sections, reducing everything to a chart. I ran into some bumps on the reading comprehension - it was heavy with science. My instructor told us there was little use practicing for reading comprehension, it could not be gamed the way the other parts could.

For weeks thereafter, I had nightmares of waking up to a 169. But finally my score came. I got a 175. I called my mother, and we had a celebratory dinner at a Thai restaurant. Her son would be going to an elite law school.

"I have often doubted if moving to this country was the right thing to do," she told me. "Not anymore."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28754531)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:19 PM
Author: 16 year old askav discovering Schopenhauer

what do you do now?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28754547)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:19 PM
Author: """'''"""


Now? Now I poast on XO.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28754549)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:22 PM
Author: Racist Manhattan Guy



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:27 PM
Author: 16 year old askav discovering Schopenhauer



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Date: September 14th, 2015 8:18 PM
Author: Ghostface Billah



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Date: September 14th, 2015 8:20 PM
Author: your fat wet bagel ass



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Date: September 14th, 2015 9:23 PM
Author: CapTTTainFalcon



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 1:29 PM
Author: Your Favorite Droog



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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:11 PM
Author: "''''""'"




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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:25 PM
Author: Shia LaBOOF



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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:27 PM
Author: AssFaggot



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Date: April 14th, 2017 4:26 PM
Author: ESPRIT.wav (u$po)



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Date: February 7th, 2018 7:34 PM
Author: ESPRIT.wav (take shelter from the storm)



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Date: February 7th, 2018 7:41 PM
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Date: November 9th, 2018 12:17 PM
Author: TRUMP rulez



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#37197647)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:20 PM
Author: Grant William Robicheaux MD

Congrats:). Are you liking life as a lawyer?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28754551)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:20 PM
Author: Grant William Robicheaux MD

Do you still think that pot smoking philosophy hippie instructor made a terrible life choice?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28754555)



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Date: September 24th, 2015 2:58 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

tcq

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28829104)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:22 PM
Author: ,,;;,,,;,,,:,;,,,,,,;:,,,;,,,,(Retired 11/9/16)


BEEP BEEP BEEP

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28754566)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:33 PM
Author: Grant William Robicheaux MD



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28754637)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 6:42 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: September 14th, 2015 8:17 PM
Author: boner police

Hippie dood seems chill.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28755506)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 8:21 PM
Author: ,.,;,;,.;,.;,.;,,,,;,.,;

MOAR details about the pot smoking philosophy hippie dood!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28755556)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 9:16 PM
Author: """'''"""


his hair was unkempt and he always wore t-shirts

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28756105)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 9:29 PM
Author: '""''''""''"


and his name was tweest

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28756267)



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Date: September 14th, 2015 9:46 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: September 15th, 2015 6:35 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: September 15th, 2015 9:35 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: September 15th, 2015 9:42 PM
Author: massage_man1989 (#1 priss)

reminds me of this depo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pocKf4-pfhM

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28763676)



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Date: September 24th, 2015 2:43 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: September 24th, 2015 2:48 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28829049)



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Date: September 24th, 2015 2:53 PM
Author: bud select

Former TM instructor here. You can assume that "most" means over 50%, faggot. You're thinking of "many."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28829077)



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Date: September 24th, 2015 2:54 PM
Author: Excuse me, I have to get through

yeah that seemed a bit odd

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28829081)



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Date: September 24th, 2015 4:11 PM
Author: Sotomayor McCheese

Former BP instructor here. Despite the fact that your shithead megalomaniac boss would have his office staff call me from time to time to tell me what crooks my bosses were - as if that wasn't the pot calling the kettle black - TITCLA, and your characterization of OP as a faggot is TCCOOP.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28829598)



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Date: April 16th, 2016 4:25 PM
Author: Mike Yanagita

tbf the blueprint people were/are crooks and thieves. I care nothing about either but it's obvious they are scum.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#30286800)



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Date: October 18th, 2016 7:41 AM
Author: MFFE

oops

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#31668122)



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 1:37 PM
Author: sealclubber



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29028739)



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Date: September 24th, 2015 4:17 PM
Author: Martin Prince (A prancing scholar's scholar)

Twist: now we all beg to switch places with the chill LSAT instructor guy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28829619)



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Date: October 14th, 2015 10:26 AM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: October 14th, 2015 11:27 AM
Author: ..,.,...,..,..,.,.,:,,:,...,:;:,..,:,.,.:..,.


you could quit and become an LSAT instructor now

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#28964711)



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 1:18 PM
Author: """'''"""




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29028640)



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 1:24 PM
Author: ..,.,...,..,..,.,.,:,,:,...,:;:,..,:,.,.:..,.


you could quit and become an lsat instructor

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29028678)



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 1:38 PM
Author: sealclubber

an actual 164 cold is impressive

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29028743)



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 1:43 PM
Author: ..,.,...,..,..,.,.,:,,:,...,:;:,..,:,.,.:..,.


i got a cold 162. after 1 month of testmasters got a 177 on the next test and averaged 177 the rest of the way.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29028766)



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 2:04 PM
Author: sealclubber

thanks for the info

which raises the questions

why would anyone believe a pumo?

why would anyone care about a pumo?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29028879)



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Date: October 23rd, 2015 3:31 PM
Author: "'"'"''"" (the abyss gazes back )


my last year in college, actually 1.5 yrs, i spent some time tutoring/teaching GMAT and LSAT classes for one of those companies that advertises gaudy instructor pay (not TM, lol).

i wasn't that popular of a teacher because my second or third order of explanation pretty much boiled down to "instead of picking an incorrect answer, like you just did, you should instead pick the correct--i.e., "credited"-- answer like i do."

sounds like you at least got what you paid for. i always liked to tell myself i did some favors to the students i had who clearly didn't get it by not forcibly dragging them to the maximum score their intellect would allow.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29029576)



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Date: January 15th, 2016 3:34 PM
Author: """'''"""




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#29604088)



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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:04 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:07 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Wilbur Mercer)

I opened this thread hoping you had met a woman or something

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#30071886)



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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:09 PM
Author: """'''"""


No. At the time that this was taking place, I was in the middle of a massive, two-year crush on this one girl from my college. I never gathered the courage to ask her out, and to this day I have no idea if she liked me or was just being friendly, but my unrequited love for her was all-consuming and caused me to dismiss all other women.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#30071891)



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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:16 PM
Author: un ragazzo che scrive nel vuoto

LJL

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#30071935)



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Date: March 16th, 2016 3:16 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Wilbur Mercer)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#30071937)



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Date: April 16th, 2016 4:12 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: April 16th, 2016 4:41 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


Why don't you leave biglaw? Can't you teach lsat? Azn?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#30286898)



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Date: May 22nd, 2016 11:18 AM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'




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Date: October 18th, 2016 7:24 AM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: October 18th, 2016 7:42 AM
Author: .,.,,.;;...;;.;;;.;.;.....;.;;;;.....;


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(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#31668125)



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Date: April 14th, 2017 4:25 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: April 14th, 2017 10:18 PM
Author: dr. charlie brown



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Date: February 7th, 2018 11:23 AM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: February 7th, 2018 7:33 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'




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Date: April 11th, 2018 1:09 AM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: July 28th, 2018 1:14 PM
Author: """'''"""




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Date: July 28th, 2018 1:33 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


what do you do now?

what was the name of your lsat instructor?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2989388&forum_id=2#36513234)



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Date: November 9th, 2018 11:57 AM
Author: """'''"""




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