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Loeb & Company orally agreed with Schreiner, a farmer, for Schreiner to sell Loeb 150 bales of cotton, each weighing 480 pounds, at 34 cents per pound. Loeb sent Schreiner a letter confirming...

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Recommended Materials for LSAT Study

With the wealth of LSAT prep materials out there, it can be tough to find the best resources for LSAT study. I've been tutoring the LSAT for 5 years, and these are the materials I've found to be the most helpful.   Practice Tests The best way to practice is by using previously administered LSATs. LSAC has published several collections of tests: Volume 5 (Tests 62 to 71, December... read more

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National #Mentoring Month: Finding a Mentor in Law

January is National Mentoring Month. Mentoring is something we value greatly in law. Without mentors most of us would be floundering. But how do you find a mentor? For me, it was really difficult. I didn't grow up in law. My mother was an accountant and my dad worked on computers. So when I got to law school I was completely lost. Not only that, but I went to law school in a completely... read more

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Halloween is past, can you see the law school final freight train headed your way?

For Freshlaws (first year law students) the flood of information and mind altering Socratic method classroom discussions often result in an overwhelming feeling of concern as Halloween passes and finals loom in a month or so. Law school finals are like nothing most students experience in undergrad because they are often all or nothing and the resulting grades have such a massive effect on... read more

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LSAT preparation: interaction in tutoring a key to success.

Students preparing for the LSAT have a variety of resources available, including prep courses, books, and on-line materials. Only one resource - one on one tutoring - provides the most valuable aspect of LSAT preparation: the back and forth interaction that assists students in learning not only which answers are correct, but also why each answer choice is right or wrong.   The... read more

Welcome to English!

Welcome to English!

  I have been providing academic tutoring for English study for over 15 years. I assist students with the improvement of grammar, writing, speaking, and vocabulary acquisition skills. I also teach a reading comprehension skills development...

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What Are You Working With?

Knowledge is power...   To that end, it is always a good idea to find out what you're working with. What are your biggest challenges... Where are you... Where do you want to be?   The following self-evaluation can help you answer some of those questions:   1.    What career field are you in?  2.    What is your current... read more

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Starting your legal writing class in law school

The first weeks of law school are thrilling and with torts, contracts, and property opening new worlds for students, the one class that seems not to fit is legal research and writing.  In this post I will outline the three keys to success in this course and explain why this may be your most important class of law school. Show your work!  This old saying from math class applies... read more

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Request for comments and suggestions regarding "Parental Alienation" in divorce or post-divorce cases

Please let me know your experience, or any helpful information you may have regarding Parental Alienation in divorce (or post-divorce) cases. I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some children who may be victims of Parental Alienation. I have been told that this is a form of child abuse, since it can seriously impact a child's self-esteem. Research shows that children in divorce cases... read more

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Using current events to explain statistical ideas

It is often examples that make ideas understandable to students and current events can be a good source of examples. Case in point. Today in Wisconsin, the issue of the day is the outcome of the recall elections and problems with the exit polling. As a tutor, the outcome isn’t interesting, but exit polling like all surveys is key to the usefulness of statistics! In fact, it gives a great opportunity... read more

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Creating Study Techniques to Tackle Any Subject

A study techniques can be utilized to tackle any subject, especially when you are required to retain information on multiple subjects. There are many techniques that can be used and some of which I found helped me survive both undergraduate school and graduate school. I've listed some of them below for you and provide an explanation of each. 1. Mnemonics or mnemonic device - is a learning... read more

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What would you do?

I was having a crisis last night, thinking that I took on more than I could handle with going to law school. I shut down my computer and called one of my best friends - my mom - to get her advice. Of course, she didn't help when she said that she couldn't make that decision for me. I told her she was some friend, but the next thing she said got me thinking. She asked me, "What would you... read more

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New LSAT prep tests available

A new book of 10 LSAT Prep Tests is available from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Tests 52 - 61 are now available in one book! This is great news because these tests include the new double passage that appears in the reading comprehension section. More recent tests may also be a bit more challenging than the older tests. Visit www.lsac.org to shop for materials. Just click on... read more

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The Ah-Ha Moment!

Each week I see my students grow. Maybe it is understanding a new concept. Maybe its figuring out a nuance they didn't previously perceive. Sometimes it's just feeling more comfortable with the material so they can more quickly dispatch the questions they are assigned. At times, students and tutors can become complacent with this gradual progress -- for any progress is a positive thing. However,... read more

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LSAT Prep - Making the Most of Your Time and Money

The average LSAT prep course can raise one's score by 5-8 points. These courses, usually set in a classroom with 20-35 students, can be expensive. For example, here's the cost for the most popular courses: * Kaplan LSAT Classroom - $1,329 (10 sessions, thus $133 per session.) * Blackstone Prep - $795 (5 sessions, thus $159 per session.) * TestMasters - $1450 (15 sessions, thus... read more

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