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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I need LSAT gurus to advise me
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:06:10 PM »
I say pick 15-25 tests, print out a calendar, and mark which days you'll take a test (you can mark your scores on the calendar too, an easy way to see your progress).  Then, start with the oldest and end with the most recent.  I would really caution you against starting with the newest ones and working your way back.  The older tests are much easier, and the newer tests are a much more realistic gauge of what you'll encounter on the actual LSAT.  Use the older ones to warm yourself up, get comfotable with timed, testlike conditions, and (yes) practice and improve on your LSAT skills.  Once you're working through those timed periods like a champ, you'll be moving on to more recent, more realistic tests. 

There is no need to do more than 25 tests.  That would be total overkill.  If you have extra time that you want to spend prepping for the LSAT, read The Economist (or similar heavy reading), exercise on a regular basis and do whatever you can to reduce stress elsewhere in your life.

Good luck!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Rate the avatar of the poster above you!
« on: April 23, 2005, 02:13:21 PM »
8/10

A Very Merry UnBirthday to you!

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My numbers: 177/3.83.  I was rejected flat-out at Stanford and Yale and wasn't accepted at Harvard until 3/30, even though my apps were sent in September.  (I was accepted at every other school in the first flight of acceptances)

I have to attribute this lack of success in the top 3 to either my major or my undergrad school (one of the underappreciated UCs).  I think if you have the choice, stick with something seen as difficult/academically rigorous and useful.  I don't think the YHS adcomms had much appreciation for my Design/Communication double major.  I wish I had majored in Econ or Physics.  (not to sound like I'm complaining: I'm very happy with my admissions season, but this is my advice in hindsight)

I would recommend that you stick with Literature/Philosophy.  I think a major like this is looked upon much more favorably by adcomms.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS April Admit Weekend
« on: April 08, 2005, 10:00:43 AM »
I'm getting in close to midnight on Friday.. and I'm up for fun too!  Or if you see a green M&M at any of the events, come and say hi.

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Wait List / Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW YOUR APP
« on: April 08, 2005, 09:57:14 AM »
Yeah, I agree for that.  Sorry for taking your request out of context.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR, June 1985, #22
« on: April 07, 2005, 12:43:58 PM »
the Brits invented smelting, but not the smelting of iron specifically.  in order for the Teutons to know how to smelt, they would have had to have been influenced by the Brits.

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Wait List / Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW YOUR APP
« on: April 07, 2005, 10:08:49 AM »
I agree that withdrawing your applications when you're sure you don't want to go somewhere is a nice thing to do (and I have started to do that as well), but by no means do I think it is inconsiderate or dickish to not do so. 

To continue your (bad) metaphor: If you're eating dinner in a nice restaurant and you finish your meal but you're leisurely enjoying a few glasses of wine with your date, by no means is it inconsiderate not to rush through your meal to make room for people who are waiting to eat.  Of course, it is nice but this type of behavior should never be expected by those who are waiting.  It would be dickish to expect someone to rush through their evening in order to give you their table.  Quit bitching at us from the bar... we'll leave when we're finished.  You should have made a reservation.

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Wait List / Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW YOUR APP
« on: April 07, 2005, 02:43:18 AM »
Clearly we've got someone else with something in their buttocks.

We all paid our application fees and spent hours preparing our materials to have our apps evaluated by the committees at each school, in order to have the luxury of whatever options we were given.  No one owes you a withdrawal.  Maybe you should have worked harder in school and on your LSAT and then you wouldn't need to beg random people from the Internet to withdraw for you.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The "I wish" thread....
« on: April 05, 2005, 12:48:08 PM »
I wish I could go back to college; in college you know who you are.  You sit in the quad and think, "Oh my god, I am totally gonna go far!"

:'( that song makes me so sad

hopefully i'll get over it as quickly as i got over Vitamin C's graduation song in high school

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