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Personal Statement / 'Diversity statement'/ addendum--any readers?
« on: November 22, 2005, 11:32:20 AM »
Anyone would like to read my addendum and tell me if it works as the optional diversity statement for GULC, U Mich and Duke?

There are unlikely to be any grammatical or structural mistakes in this essay; hence, I am primarily interested in someone critiquing the content.

Thanks a lot!!!!

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Personal Statement / Question re: Diversity Statement
« on: November 18, 2005, 10:11:34 PM »
My PS clearly demonstrates my unique background (national origin) and how it affected my goals. The rest of my application shows my motivation, and it is somewhat evident that I came from a disadvantaged socio-econ environment.

Hence the question: would it be rational at all to include a diversity statement? I am afraid it will be superfluous. I'd like to avoid repeats in my application. On the other hand, what if adcoms totally misses my socio-econ environment? This is unlikely, but still a possibility...


Thanks for advice.

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Anyone can give me a good advice?

FYI, I've earned quite a few awards in college, and I am certainly listing those on my resume.

While at high school, I earned first and second place awards in national olympiads in hard sciences. In college, however, I developed interest in and chose to study hummanities. Question: Should completely leave out the high school awards or should I list them on my LS resume?

I've been debating back and forth on this issue. If I leave HS awards out, then the adcom won't ever know about my abilities in hard sciences. On the other hand, I am reluctant to include HS awards.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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Studying for the LSAT / Need advice on scale/ performance.
« on: October 03, 2005, 12:08:45 PM »
I'd greatly appreciate input on this:

If the consensus on this board is correct, I have made 6 mistakes at the best case scenario. In the worse case scenario, considering I missed a "gimme" question and/or consensus on this board is wrong, then I could have made max 11 mistakes. My goal is anywhere in 170, low would be fine, I guess. But I do not want to slip in to high 160s.

In light of the possible mistakes, what are my chances of hitting 170s? Thanks so much for invaluable advice.

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For those who have developed an insight into the differences btw practice and actual scores, what are my chances in getting 170+?

I'm panicking now like crazy, b/c of my inconsistency and b/c I made 5 mistakes on a section (that was the my 6th section today, though...)

Below are my practice scores. Based on them, what are my chances of hitting 170+???? 

168 -- 3 times
170--4 times
172--1 time
173--4 times
174--3 times
175--2 times
176--3 times
177--9 times
178--3 times
179--7 times
180-- 3 times

I also took every preptest ever made and some not-LSAC tests. Again, I made several  mistakes and I'm freaking out to the point that I'm about reschedule the test until Dec... And my diagnostic was 158...

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Studying for the LSAT / Help with LR/ Preptest # 44/ October 2004.
« on: September 20, 2005, 07:50:41 PM »
I need help with this LR. Don't seem to get it. Thanks so much!!!

PrepTest 44, Oct. 2004, Section 2, #14:

The economy is doing badly. First, the real estate slump has been with us for some time. Second, car sales are at their lowest in years.  Of course, had either one or the other phenomenon failed to occur, this would be consistent with the economy as a whole being healthy.  But, their occurrence together makes it quite probable that my conclusion is correct.

Which one of the following inferences is most strongly supported by the information above?

A.  If car sales are at their lowest in years, then it is likely that the economy is doing badly.

B.  If the economy is doing badly, then either the real estate market  or the car sales market is not healthy.

C. If the real estate market is healthy, then it is likely that the economy as a whole is healthy.

D. If the economy is in healthy state, then it is unlikely that the real estate and car sales markets are both in a slump.

E.  The bad condition of the economy implies that both the real estate and the car sales markets are doing badly.

C and D were my contenders, but I ended up picking C.  :-\ Credited answer is D. Anyone has any idea why D, not C?

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