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27 Jan 2013, 16:45
hi all, im new to this forum and am making switch from law schools to specialized master program.

anyways, i decided against law school after prepping for the lsat for a couple months and my scored moved from low 160s(90th%ile) to low 170s (99th%ile)
does this put me in a better spot to take the gmat as opposed to someone who has no other standardized test experience? by "better" im wondering if i'll be able to hit the 700 mark earlier than othes

the gmat is scaring me a little more because of the math section, although i majored in finance.
i was wondering if anybody else has taken the lsat and gmat so they can speak of how comparable the two were? I was going to only study the math section because i've read that gmat verbal reasoning is a cakewalk compared to lsats (and the RC), but not sure if its a good idea to ignore the verbal section entirely.

(Aiming for 700+)

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27 Jan 2013, 16:48
Yes, you should be in a better position as the CR and RC sections will be easier for you.
The math and SC are tricky and I would not assume you got them just because; however, it sounds you are capable enough, so it should not be hard.

There are a few JD MBA's who have done both but generally not a big overlap between LSAT and GMAT test takers.
Good luck. I would take a practice test when you have a chance (there are quite a few out there): all-gmat-cat-practice-tests-links-prices-reviews-77460.html

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27 Jan 2013, 16:56
bb wrote:
Yes, you should be in a better position as the CR and RC sections will be easier for you.
The math and SC are tricky and I would not assume you got them just because; however, it sounds you are capable enough, so it should not be hard.

There are a few JD MBA's who have done both but generally not a big overlap between LSAT and GMAT test takers.
Good luck. I would take a practice test when you have a chance

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would you happen to know if my skills honed from doing logic games from the lsat would be of any use or relevance on the math portion of the gmat?

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27 Jan 2013, 18:25
Welcome to the wonderful world of GMAT, travelerbk! I'm engaged to a recent law school graduate, and I suspect that you're making a really really great decision by switching to the GMAT. Law school was not fun for anybody involved.

As usual, bb is correct about the benefits of the LSAT: you won't have too much trouble with CR and RC, though it wouldn't hurt to keep your skills sharp in those areas. You also won't have any timing problems on the verbal section. The LSAT is waaaaaaaaay more time pressured than the GMAT verbal section, so if you can get into the 170s on the LSAT, you'll have time to spare on the GMAT verbal.

For whatever it's worth, it's good that you won't have to spend tons and tons of time on CR and RC. For some people, those are the most difficult question types to improve, since they're reasonably pure tests of your reading precision. You're way ahead of the game if you have those mostly locked down already. You can definitely make some big gains in quant and sentence correction if you work hard enough, so you're in a pretty good spot, especially since you have a finance background and math isn't exactly a foreign language for you.

LSAT logic games aren't very helpful, unfortunately. They definitely won't help you on the quant section, but they'll give you a tiny edge on the Integrated Reasoning section--a few of the questions are vaguely similar to the LSAT logic games. Integrated Reasoning isn't a huge part of admissions decisions yet, but at least your LSAT background will allow you to conserve a few brain cells when you do the Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT.

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