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Where should I go next fall? / URM/3.95/162 Can I get into TEXAS?
« on: July 05, 2009, 01:02:16 AM »
URM: Puerto Rican Male
GPA: 3.95
LSAT: 162
Texas resident.

Can I get into Texas in your opinion?? Let me know what you think I know there are many other factors that count but I have a great personal statement in which I have worked on for 3 months with a published author who happened to be an old English professor of mine and my LOR's seem to be pretty solid.

Just wondering if I could get into Texas. It's one of my dream schools.

Any input is appreciated. Thank you for your time!

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Where should I go next fall? / Application Fee Waivers?
« on: June 28, 2009, 10:11:52 PM »
I felt my LSAT score in June merited some application fee waivers but so far I havent heard anything. Im applying for the new cycle (2009-2010) and Im wondering when they will start coming in. Is it because the 2008-2009 cycle isnt completed yet or something? I would love to know how it works.

Thanks in advance guys!

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Hi guys. Ive been anxiously waiting for my score back and I recieved this email from LSAC yesterday:

A hold has been placed on your file because you did not sign either your LSAT admission ticket, your LSAT answer sheet, your registration, or your report order form.  A form letter has been sent to you.  Please complete, sign, and respond as instructed on the letter.
Im just wanting to know if anyone else has been in this situation and whether or not that delayed getting their score back. If it did, how much longer would it take?

Im pretty sure I followed ALL directions that were read and Im pretty confident everyone at my testing site probably got this email as well because we were placed in a large auditorium and the proctors seemed a little haphazrd at best. The testing site ran well but a lot of little things were off like the time we started and stuff.

Anyway any help is appreciated! I plan on over nighting the  letter back to LSAC.

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unlike many of you here im a lower scorer so i was hoping someone could post a complete scale for the dates mentioned above or just the scores from (145 to 160).

PLEASE HELP! thanks :)

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Studying for the LSAT / LSD- Really sad (Advice Needed!)
« on: December 08, 2008, 02:51:45 AM »
I really want to hear especially from some of my favorite members BlueSkies, Heartbreaker, and Earlcat if possible but basically here's my situation-

I signed up for the October LSAT and freaked out during the exam, blanked, and canceled by the time the first section ended.

I signed up for the December one this past weekend and the same thing happened.

I now have 2 cancellations and have come to terms with (though many tears were shed) with the fact that I wont be able to proceed with this cycle. I have all of my LOR's processed, my PS and DS are done and ready to go, and pretty much everything was set financially to apply to all of my dream schools.

I wanted to see what you thought of my situation in terms of postponing to work more (full time job obviously since i have already graduated college) and then putting things into perspective (i.e. it's just an exam and i need to go in there relaxed and not get nervous when they start section 1) and then re-taking in June. im worried schools will see the 2 cancellations as a sign of incompetence. i know i fumbled here but i tried my hardest- i studied and studied and then studied some more. i gave 6 months of my life EVERY single day to the LSAT. i quit my job, never worked a day in 6 months, hardly saw friends etc. and look where it got me. It's definitely upsetting and Im very disappointed in myself for letting the exam get the best of me when I clearly was performing well at home in timed conditions (even with the proctor dvd).

Sorry if Im rambling. I wanted to join you guys in law school in August but I think mentally I might not be prepared for February and with rolling admissions/money being handed out already I dont think it would suit me for that time.

What do you guys think? I appreciate you guys so much. Thanks in advance!

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Studying for the LSAT / Feb. 2000 LG #4
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:16:00 PM »
I would be VERY grateful if someone could please show me how to set this one up because Ive looked at it and over and can't seem to figure it out.

It begins as..

"Each year for the next three years, Dynamic Motors..."

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Personal Statement / DIVERSITY STATEMENT QUESTION- please help!
« on: November 02, 2008, 12:30:47 PM »
1. How long are do DS's usually go for?

2. Is it okay to reiterate some of the things I stated in my PS?

I would appreciate any advice and input on this. Thank you so much LSD. I cant say enough the tremendous and wonderful resource this community has been to me. :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 07, 2008, 12:51:44 PM »
For some odd reason, this happens to me at home, during the prep course I took, AND sadly on the October administration, when I get to the LR section, my eyes begin to GLAZE over the words and while I am technically reading the words that's all I am really reading- WORDS AND LETTERS.

I cant, no matter how hard I try, read for comprehension. It was something out of a nightmare. Many friends say they feel the same thing sometimes but yet they can complete the exam I cant. In the middle of it, I felt myself fighting but no matter what I did to regroup it wouldnt work- my eyes were just reading words and not meaning.

Im really scared this will happen again.

Im open to seeing a doctor about it but Im not sure if it's just nerves since it does happen at home. I recently oredered the LSAT proctor dvd to see if it's just not being used to the environment and stresses that come along with it but I wanted to reach out to LSD and see if anyone has any experience with this problem?

Thank you guys.

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Law School Applications / Pretty much in tears..
« on: October 04, 2008, 11:08:17 PM »
I sat through Section 1 (exp. Games I hear) felt defeated on the third and fourth games and moved into Section 2 (LR) and literally was in a glaze as i read over the first argument. I became grossly sick, and then with a panic tanic, tears came down and spilled all over Question 1. 6 minutes later Im STILL on question 1 because I was just reading the words for the letters that comprise the word and not retaining meaning out of those words you know?

HERES MY QUESTION: I canceled my score immediately. Re-taking in December and developing a strategy that wont let this happen to me again. Am I screwed applying late like this?

You read far too often on this site.. EARLY ACTION EARLY DECISION EARLY THIS AND THAT and Ive had such an overwhelmingly frustrating day. If anyone out there can offer some insight, whether it be positive or negative, as long as it's respectful I would love to hear it because Im crying out for help here. Ive vested so much of myself on this exam and look what happened to me..

In tears I raised my hand and gave my proctor my canceled scantron by the time she said turn to section 3 and left the room  :'(

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Recommendations / LSAC: "Date Recieved"
« on: October 03, 2008, 07:12:40 PM »
If under 'Date Recieved' it shows a date does that mean LSAC has already processed the letter and it's done or does it mean they have it and have yet to process it through their system to complete it?

Thanks in advance everyone!  :)

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