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Personal Statement / PS and DS Swap/Critique
« on: October 22, 2008, 11:22:18 AM »
Hi everyone,

I've finally hammered out a personal statement and a diversity statement after numerous revisions, but they are still rough in terms of structure and content. As the DS is a bit unconventional (I will not be using it for all schools, if any), I am still trying to decide whether to submit this one or omit it altogether, so suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would be happy to e-mail it to anyone interested in taking a look, please e-mail me at my listed e-mail address if you're interested.

Thanks so much.

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LSAC and LSDAS / Should I attach a scale?
« on: October 17, 2008, 12:03:21 PM »
So, LSAC has informed me that it will include a courtesy copy of my foreign transcript, but since I spent less than a year abroad, it will not analyze the grades for consideration. The UK grading system is out of 100, but the scale for a First (A grade) is 70-100 at the particular university that I was at. Should I attach a scale electronically sent by my UK university for our own reference purposes so that they don't misconstrue my grades as Cs and Ds? I know I'm being a little nervous about this, but what are your thoughts?

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LSAC and LSDAS / Study Abroad Grades
« on: September 13, 2008, 09:53:52 AM »
Hi folks,

I was wondering if you could help me out a bit here. Through LSD and other sources, I was under the impression that study abroad grades were included in the LSDAS transcript analysis, even if it did not impact your undergraduate record GPA-wise. However, my transcript analysis just came up, and it seems as if the Study Abroad courses were omitted completely, without a hint of recognition of even unconverted credit for the study abroad grades. I did receive credit for the courses but if the grades were applied it would be a significant boost to my overall standing (even if they weren't, it would show a pattern of improvement). I really do not want to go in with just the two years of undergrad that I did and the three semesters of community college while in high school... what do you think I should do? Is there a way I can get the study abroad grades considered?

Thanks for your help.

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Recommendations / Recommender Etiquette?
« on: July 17, 2008, 01:07:26 AM »
Before I left London, I asked (months in advance) if my study abroad law professor could write me a LOR for law school. I received an e-mail last night saying it's been written and available for pickup. A friend of mine is going to pick it up and mail it to me, but I wanted to know what would be the best way to thank her... since she is, well.. literally on the other side of the ocean. I feel an e-mail thank you wouldn't suffice, but conventional gifts (e.g. chocolate, wine, etc.) wouldn't work either.

What do you think would be the best way to say thank you to a recommender who's a few thousand miles away?

Thanks,

AK

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I didn't see one on the boards, but feel free to shut this one down if one's already milling about.

So, I scored way below what I normally scored on my practice tests... the rule of -3 on test day applied... to my very FIRST (and lowest) practice test score. Scored -13 below my last practice test, so I am incredibly bummed.

Who's with me for October?

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