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Law School Admissions / Consensus on typos?
« on: January 05, 2006, 03:09:07 PM »
In an addendum, I left in a sentence fragment. I was going to go back and finish the sentence, but must have forgotten. It's not a normal spelling typo or grammatical mistake, but rather an incomplete sentence.

I was upset to see it, because I am definitely NOT a lock in for this school.

I realize most typos don't mean much, but this is just an incomplete sentence, although only by a few words.

Should I submit a new one?? I've read that sometimes resubmitting just calls attention to it.

What's the consensus on the board?

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Law School Admissions / Fee Waivers
« on: October 29, 2005, 10:17:09 AM »
Let me make sure I understand this correctly: even if I get a fee waiver from a law school, I still have to pay the $12 per report to LSDAS?

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I have finished my PS and would like feedback on how it is overall. Anyone?

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Just curious what people from the country India are putting for ethnic background....I can see putting Asian, but I'm wondering if anyone is checking "Other" and then putting South Asian?

Someone mentioned to me that it's always better to check one of the given boxes instead of putting in your own under "Other." I guess the reasoning is that if you check one of the given options then they can use that in their stats or whatever.

Any thoughts?

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Studying for the LSAT / June score was released on Saturday
« on: October 21, 2005, 01:47:51 PM »
FYI, June scores were sent out on Saturday the 25th:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/board,6.2400.html

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Studying for the LSAT / LRB vs. Kaplan: Justify/Assumption
« on: September 28, 2005, 12:57:41 AM »
I went through the Krapplan course in prep for the June test, and now have gone through LRB for the Oct test. I can't believe Krapplan never distinguishes between Justify and Assumption questions the way LRB does. For Kaplan, anytime it says assume in the stem, it means it's an assumption, whereas LRB makes a distinction: if it says, "The conclusion follows if which one of the following is assumed" then it's actually a Justify question, and if folks are looking for an Assumption answer, they *could* get it wrong.

Am I right about this? People who are familiar w/ both Kaplan and LRB, you may know what I'm talking about, I'd love to get feedback on this.

So the right answer to a Justify stem *could* be the assumption, but it could be the assumption plus additional info. In fact, sometimes, the right Justify answer can be the same as an Assumption answer, but sometimes it can be a lot stronger; for example, adding an "only if" when an "if" would have sufficed.
Can someone verify that I am thinking of the LRB way correctly? Or is it 2 am and time for bed?

I just think that folks looking for the right answer using the Kaplan way would go past answers that are too strong.

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Studying for the LSAT / How to beat RC?
« on: September 19, 2005, 01:32:06 PM »
What are your strategies/tips for the RC section?

Kaplan recommends doing a "roadmap" and then referring back to it, which I think is totally lame.

However, I missed 4 on the June test, even though in practice I would maybe miss one. Point being, RC is getting HARDER, and it will be tough in October.

What do people recommend?

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Studying for the LSAT / how much jumping around on the LR section?
« on: July 26, 2005, 09:43:38 AM »
when i was prepping for the june lsat, i pretty much went through the lr sections straight through, only skipping/circling about 2-3 per section and revisiting those at the end.

however, the week before the june 6th test, i started jumping around more, and it improved my score (i think).

so i followed the same strategy. i jumped around where i hit the test in "waves."

that might have accounted for my 161 on the test, and thus i'm retaking.

what are your thoughts/strategies on how much to jump around on the LR sections ?

(i left rc/lg out because on those, you pretty much choose the passage/game you'll tackle and try to go with it, skipping only really hard ones. i don't think most people would vary that too much).

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Studying for the LSAT / How long for LR Bible?
« on: June 28, 2005, 11:02:00 AM »
So I was not too satisfied with the June LSAT (161) and may be retaking in October. I'm thinking of going through the LRB, how long does it take to go through that? I've heard it's like 500 pages.

When would you recommend I go through that, now, when it's early, or August when it's in the middle of my study cycle, or in September, when I plan to hit things hard..?

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Studying for the LSAT / Question for Rocketbot
« on: June 27, 2005, 02:17:04 PM »
I have a question for Rocketbot that I think others may benefit from.
I have read on what you went through, I want to say congrats on all the doors that are going to be opening for you. I wish you the best.

I have to give you credit for your approach, I would be nervous about taking that much time off and then just going after it a few days before. Nevertheless, I do see value in taking a long break from the LSAT and I want to try something similar.

My question is, are you just a freakin' genius, and is this something that us normal people should not even try?? I am probably a bit over average intelligence, with a 30 ACT, and 1350 SAT. I'm not trying to start some childish comparison of standardized scores, and I don't want to be rude by asking yours, but I am just wondering if you have an exceptionally high IQ, or is that 179 a result of great prep (from Dec to Feb), letting the test go (from Feb to June) and then just doing great on test day?

I figure this would help others here who are thinking about a strategy for October...

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