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Hi, I have a question AGAIN! I'm taking September test. Is it normal that I still have questions? Shouldn't I be perfectly prepared by this time? I'm getting worried..
No senator spoke at the convention unless he or she was a Democrat. No Democrat both spoke at the convention and was a senator.
Which one of the following conculsions can be correctly drawn from the statements above?
a) No one but senators spoke at the convention
b) No democrats spoke at the convention
c) Only democrats spoke at the convention
d) no senator spoke at the convention
e) Some democrat senators spoke at the convention
The answer is d. B was my guess and I still don't know why d should be an answer...
If you'd paid attention on the first day of that Kaplan course, you would've KNOWN that you can't just not study for the LSAT and expect to get a 180 (or 170, as it were). Maybe there are some crazy geniuses out there, but the vast majority have to learn how to take the test. Don't just aim for low 160s and stop there - aim as high as you can go. You should be doing all the homework, going to every class, and doing the recommended worksheets. I even bought full tests off of LSAC to take on my own outside class. Put in the effort and it'll pay off.
Is there any point to still try in undergrad other than having Honors on my degree?
Could I just get all C's and it not make a difference for my future?
You will have to spend them your transcripts before you enroll, although they won't dig you for that. Some employers may ask for UG transcripts if you went right from UG to law school. General advice, keep your grades up. Besides you don't want to pick up any bad habits right before LS. Remeber that *&^% goes on your perment record.
1st semester worked my ass of, put far too much time and effort into it. Twice as much as I did in undergrad (where I had a 3.92). Got straight B+ís in everything. Second semester less work, focuses mostly on legal writing, waited till the end of the semester to outline, grades went up. 2L did a moderate amount of work, avoided classes that had in class exams, took mostly seminar and take home exam classes. Wrote my papers early, then just read what I needed to to answer the take home exams. 3L and 4L (I was part-time) did not read much at all, did not even buy the book in a few classes, skipped a bunch of classes, never took notes, wrote my papers early cracked the book once I got exams. Last semester in law school I did next to nothing at all but ski 2-3 days a week. Graduated 13th in my class.
Once you figure out what works for you/how you study (which is the hardest part of law school in my view) then the amount of time you need to invest to get similar or sometimes even better grades goes way down. It comes down to knowing: A) what type of exam you do best one, B) what type of subjects you do best in, C) knowing the methods that work best for you, D) Using your time wisely (work smart not long) then putting all those together and the amount of work you have to put in to get the same results goes way down. This is not to say LS is not still difficult, its is, but when you got ABCD down, its much easier to tackle with less hassle.
NOTE: GPA is not a good way to look at performance across law schools because the curve varies so much from school to school, a 3.5 at a B- school would be top 10% or better, but at a B+ curve school a 3.5 may only be top 35-40%.