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I have asked my Business Manager and a Co-Worker to write LORs for me.

Does anyone know of a good website that has great letter writing advice, guidelines and tips for letter writers? I want to make this as easy and smooth as possible for them. I have come across many sites on how to ask for the letter but I am not finding sites that are geared towards the person who will be writing the letter.

Any help is appreciated!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Preparation Courses
« on: November 05, 2008, 04:24:49 PM »
I am currently in the Nelson Test Prep course in NYC. I take the weekend classes. We take diagnostics with real previous exams. She gives homework(lots). Course material is all the Official LSAT Test books(10 actual, 10 more & the next 10).

I recommend it.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Studying during an Election
« on: November 05, 2008, 04:08:21 PM »
Far easier than studying during an erection. 

lmao...fair enough...

Studying for the LSAT / Studying during an Election
« on: November 04, 2008, 06:19:03 PM »
Ive managed to turn off my television and do some games but the play by play reports have called me back...then when someone wins this thing there is going to be soo much news to watch...anyone else out there as distracted as I am? How on Earth are we going to study with all this analysis on the new President?! ???

I don't want to clutter my ps with too much information about my life and reading over some statements it seems that a narrower focus leads to a better read.  That being said I was wondering which angle I should focus on.  Heres the list:

-Non-trad (27)
-returned to school at 23
-engaged and live in house with fiancee which we are currently fixing up
-semester abroad, London
-internship at a legal aid which turned me on to law (I like the idea of helping the disadvantaged)
-worked throughout school (no exciting jobs though)
-solo back packing trip through Europe in summer of 2002
-all-around swell guy

Sorry, but this is as exciting as my life gets...and yes, I am aware that it is a bummer.  Thanks in advance for any imput as to which way I should go with this thing.


I have a similar background:
-non-trad (28)
-attended an all-girls boarding high school
-moved out my mother's home at age 18
-worked through college(ended with a 3.0 GPA/2.98 LSAC)
-took a 2yr break due to financial aid trouble then went back to college
-work in the financial business
-solo trip to Europe last year

i find it easier to talk about how I lived alone from a young age and worked through school but to me it sounds boring...any ideas on how to make it an exciting read that will make the admissions reps understand that I am the well-rounded student they are looking for (as they say they are!)?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Best and Worst Advice
« on: October 14, 2008, 04:26:27 PM »
Best Advice:

(1)Take as many timed LSAT tests as possible, in real conditions.
(2) Apply Early (Before Nov. 1st at least... saves you so much stress!)
(3) Do a "Why X" essay for every school you love.
(4) If WLed, VISIT and keep in contact.
(5) Ask/apply for all scholarships, use scholarships as collateral at peer schools.
(6) Apply to 10+ schools.
(7) Assume your cycle will mirror those with similar numbers on LSN, and apply accordingly.

Neutral Advice: (Bad for me, but maybe not for you.)

"LSAT prep courses are a must".... might be true for others.

"Apply ED" ... if I did this I would be at UVA with no scholarship, when I would be just as happy at Vandy, with much less debt.

Worst Advice:

Go T14 or don't go at all... or, Choose ranking over monetary, personal/family, and QOL considerations.

I really hope the 2008 kids listen to these!!! :D

hi, im new on here. this is a really good thread.
What is a "Why X" essay?
What does LSN stand for?

I see most of the advice as to apply early which sadly I cannot do. Any advice for people taking the December test(will be my first and only test) and applying to schools Nov-Jan?

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