11 February 2007

LSAT: The Beginning

A new chapter has begun in Kurtistan, it will be a relatively short chapter but a very important one. Yesterday evening I began my preparations for the LSAT. I'm registered to take the test on June 12th which gives me about 17 weeks to prepare. I have 40 practice tests that I'll be using to prepare (thanks Zac). That means that I should be taking about two tests per week for the next couple of months. It's not exactly the most exciting proposition but given the weight of the LSAT in law school admissions it's a necessary investment.

I took the first one last night and the results were humbling to say the least. It's a good test in that it really tests your intellectual abilities to the limit but I can't say that I'm looking forward to completely exhausting my mind twice per week. That said, I do like the fact that I have a very specific goal to work toward, particularly one that has a numeric measure of my performance (I already have the Excel spreadsheet prepared to track my progress).

Anyway, if you have any advice as to the best practices for preparing for the exam, I'd love to hear them.


  1. Best advice:

    Cancel your registration, take the GRE, and apply to philosophy programs so you can study Frege for the rest of your natural life!



  2. Adam, you are a sick man.

    BTW, do you teach any Frege in your logic classes?

  3. I usually make my students read a little Frege (and by 'little' I really do mean *little*--about 3 pages). They read a page or so of the Grundlagen and a tiny bit of the Begriffsschrift to get an idea why Frege spent all that time and energy developing his fancy pants formal system.

    Other than that, I don't really have to deal with Frege much. Depending on where I end up next year, though, that might change...