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Whittier / Re: no love - Whittier Discussion Board
« on: January 22, 2005, 01:14:44 AM »
this board was started by a 2004 1L - this is where many students post and talk about whittier.

http://s3.invisionfree.com/Whittier_Law_School/index.php?

back to the books,

speakerdave

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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT TAKERS! DO NOT USE KAPLAN
« on: June 08, 2004, 10:28:03 AM »
bombs - your example of ONE student who had difficulty with Kaplan doesn't support your argument.  One example does not a sample make.  I'm sure there are going to be slackers in every class. 

Also, if you noticed how poorly she was doing on her practice tests, why didn't you offer help?  Why did you let her get through the entire class, take multiple practice LSAT's, and ignore her performance.  Was it because Kaplan already had her money?

Aren't you the instructor?  Knowing that people learn in different ways, don't you have a responsibility to try to make an adjustment so that every student can "get it?"  You failed this student, and kaplan fails many more.

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If you are stil screwed up, let me know.  Winsock is the protocol that allows the PC to communicate with your internet (IP) connection device (i.e. modem)

I used to do tech support, and then managed the internet tech. support tem.

I would need to know:
1) What ver of windows
2) How you connect to internet (modem?)
3) EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING  when you get your WinSock error.

And then we could go from there. 

This is the kind of thing that may be easier by phone. 

Oh, you probably can get free tech support for this from your Internet Service Provider...


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: I Guess I am Screwed
« on: June 03, 2004, 09:44:57 PM »
Choson,

My online status for Loyola still says ready for review -- so who the hell knows when I'll get a letter.

At least you have a decision on the way.

I'm placing my bet on rejection at 94% chance, waitlist at 5%, accept at 1% -- heck, probably less.

Next life I'm going to make sure I apply early...or rather take the LSAT early.  My late apps got me on the waitlist at every good school to which I applied.

Loyola isn't right for you anyway.  You seem so much like a USD kind of guy.  And, I have nothing to support that statement.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: thinking about timeline
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:36:39 AM »
Dsgon - relax or you going to have a heart attack before the end of your next post.

Bottom line is that most of us will all be dead in 50 years -- or very close to it.  So, relax.  What's imporant is that you stay on track.  Just pick a track, and stay on it.  Lack of conviction in your direction is what's bothering you.

Just make a choice and stick to it.

My advice is that you are probably too entrenched in your family plans to take on an educational path.  Basically, you are "locked in" to your current situation.  You are obviously having major conflicts as you attempt to break out and go back to school.  It's tearing you apart.  JD/MBA, whatever, isn't worth demolishing your health (mental/physical) and your family.

Be a lawyer in the next life.


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Wait List / Re: Going to meet with the dean....
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:23:16 AM »
Jeep - you sound like a desperate stalker to me. 

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Wait List / Re: Pepperdine - Waitlist
« on: June 01, 2004, 03:16:10 PM »
Well -- I today mailed my letters of continuing interest to the 4 schools who put me on the waitlist, pepp being one of them.  Pepp is my top choice. 

If I don't get off a waiting list, I'm going to Whittier and we'll see where I go the year after that.

What's wrong with the O.C.??? It's the American Dream for many people.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT TAKERS! DO NOT USE KAPLAN
« on: May 31, 2004, 09:57:31 PM »
That's true, but what percentage of Kaplan students actually increase their score by 5 points? What is the success rate of their LSAT course?

Does Kaplan publish stats?

Actually, yes. An independent study conducted by Price Waterhouse (in 1994) showed that Kaplan LSAT students increase their scores by an average of over 7 points (7.2 to be exact). $1000 is a bargain for 7 points, IMHO.

A 10 year old study isn't very relevant today.  How about a link to that study?  Kaplan doesn't make it readily available, and they don't use it in their marketing.  I'd be interested to read about the study, i.e. the methodology, sample characteristics (size, location, education, etc.), over what period of time was the study conducted (one REAL LSAT?  Just on in class tests).

One 10 year old study just doesn't say anything about the efficacy of Kaplan's LSAT program today.  But there are a lot of former KAPLAN students that do have a lot to say, and that is that they didn't think that KAPLAN helped them.

I want to restate that I believe that KAPLAN may have effective methods for taking the LSAT, but I have no evidence that KAPLAN is able to transfer that knowledge to their students. 

I think KAPLAN should maintain an ONGOING measure of their students score increase (or decrease) on the REAL LSAT.  Once you have at least a year (and 3 years would be an even better time frame) we could see a more accurate picture of KAPLAN's ability to increase student's scores.

Also,

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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT Replacement - Here's Your Chance
« on: May 27, 2004, 11:53:05 AM »
I don't remember any games on my LSAT.  What is all this games talk?

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LSAT horror stories / Re: LSAT TAKERS! DO NOT USE KAPLAN
« on: May 27, 2004, 11:50:55 AM »
of $1000 is a small price to pay for a score increase of 5+ points on the LSAT.

That's true, but what percentage of Kaplan students actually increase their score by 5 points? What is the success rate of their LSAT course?

Does Kaplan publish stats?

Kaplan's strategies may work if applied correctly, but what are the actualy results as demonstrated by Kaplan students over the past year or two?  I've sent an email to Kaplan twice and I've received no reply.  Why don't they want to answer me?

As a matter of fact, I don't remember Kaplan even caring to know what I scored on my LSAT.  They didn't follow up with me, not did they offer any kind of incentive for reporting my score.  If they cared about my score, wouldn't they ask me what it was?  Or were they too busy cashing my check?). 

Nothing sells an educational service like successful students, and Kaplan has one guy with a 180 on their poster.  I'd like to see stats that say 88% of all Kaplan students increased their LSAT score 5 points above their diagnostic.  But you won't find that in Kaplan's advertising because it just isn't so.




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