I got the same email, but I got it last thursday...
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my girlfriend is thinking about law school, and she is studying like mad for the lsat right now. she was aiming for the upper-150s, but now that the policy's changed, lots of people (like her) are going to take the test multiple times and hope for a miracle score. i'm thinkin that'll raise the average lsat score, making for a tougher test in future years.
moral of the story ... i'd be happy w/ what you have.
That's assuming that multiple tests actually lead to higher score. Taking three preptests don't immediately result in a higher score-and taking three LSATs won't either.
The average test taker only improves two points on a retake.
It might also have to do with poverty. I've had a singaporean friend tell me bluntly that white men are the richest men in the world and that's why he likes them. It's no secret that older men have less options and thus can't afford to be as discriminating, and have had more time to build wealth. So older white man = likely to be rich but without very high standards = easier to land.
So, has anyone actually had any success with these letters? I keep reading about them but haven't really seen any success stories!
It seems like ad comms try to fill out their classes as needed with the people they have on the waitlist (i.e..they need a higher GPA, high LSAT, a minority, a girl from Alaska, etc.). Of course, I'm sure they'd like to know that you'd accept if given the opportunity. Thus, is the letter more symbolic in letting them know that you still care? Or do you think the content really matters and makes you stand out?
Just curious to see what you guys think and to hear your stories!
Ok, other random questions for the day:
What about a person's appearance and behavior distinguish him/her as being gay, thus triggering "gaydar"? Why do even people who are in the closet send off gaydar alarms? (This is fact. I can vouch for it.)
The idea of gaydar makes me question the "nurture" idea of sexuality, because if sexuality is naturally ambiguous (which is what I believe), and if it's just our society that forces us into tidy binary categories, then why is there such a clear definition between people who do exhibit "gay" behaviors/apperance and those who don't? (To buy this like of questioning, I guess you need to buy the fact that gaydar exists and is accurate.)
Sorry. Apparently I'm full of questions for other homosexuals! But would love to hear responses.
For me, it is all about non-verbal responses, mostly eye contact. I've found that gay men are more likely to look me in the eye than are straight men, or maybe it is that they are willing to hold the contact for a longer period of time. Straight men treat me as I treat women, they look at me and immediately dismiss me as a potential mate.
I have a question myself: what would you like straight people to know about gay people?