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Law School Admissions / Caught for fake id???
« on: January 14, 2010, 10:20:26 PM »
I was caught for using a fake ID to buy alcohol in LA when I was a freshman in college. (I'm a graduating senior now). Disclose it?

this is a serious question. thanks in advance

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Read Question Stem first or after Stimulus?
« on: December 09, 2009, 05:30:22 PM »
I second that method, if you look at the question stem, you'll be able to deduce the type of question they're asking for, so instead of having "the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that..." or whatever else it may say, you just think, "i'm looking for a flaw." and if you see "which of the following provides more support for the conclusion if true" you just think, "what do i need to link the premises to the conclusion?"

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I have 2 years to study...
« on: December 08, 2009, 05:47:52 PM »
hey, also I'm not sure if you're a morning person, but from what I know, the LSAT is administered in the afternoon for the June tests. For non morning people, this is HUGE. I scored some of my highest scores in the evening, whereas when I wake up, and there's no blood circulating to the head, my focus wasn't as good.

Also, you may want to consider taking ginko biloba and omega 3 for the 3-4 weeks prior to the test. may or may not work, but at the very least i felt the placebo effect.

I actually feel like the 3rd game was the hardest, by far. That fourth game seemed really straightforward, (finished in 6-7 minutes), but that 3rd one took me more than 10 minutes, and i had to make educated guesses for 3-4 of em. It's like the games section from PT 57, in PT 57, the one w/ the dinosaurs was pretty rough, took me a while, whereas the final one took me 5-6 minutes to complete (6 grants awarded to 4 departments).

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I have 2 years to study...
« on: December 06, 2009, 10:15:53 PM »
If I were you, I'd just start reading case books or some academic literature. This way you'll just strengthen your natural ability to read possibly boring material of a higher reading level than your typical novel. IMO, reading comp is the hardest to get better at, because there are fewer strategies, and there is such a big variety of ways to write essays and such. that said, good luck with it

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What motivates you?
« on: September 20, 2009, 12:53:28 AM »
yeah i think anyone who sets a target (a reasonable one too, not too low/high for the individual person) and hits that target should reward themselves handsomely. Obviously the option of going to a good school is a reward in itself, not to mention just the mere accomplishment. and lets face it, you gotta spoil yourselves sometimes

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 11 Days until September Test Day!
« on: September 16, 2009, 01:46:30 AM »
september test be hardest ever.

and why's that?

i know there are people u can pay to help u write ur personal statements, what are the reputable ones on the cheaper end? particularly geared towards brainstorming

thanks, i think i was regretting that post 10 minutes after i put it up (i was too lazy to remove it)

Or better question: how could i refine it to be less cliche? (This is merely a starting point in the development of my PS), any feedback at all would be appreciated

general synopsis:

All of my older cousins, as well as my cousin the same age as myself are either doctors already or are on their way to becoming one (4 of them, and then me). I am the first, and only in the string to not become a doctor, which was synonymous with slapping my dad in the face. He immigrated to the US in his 20's and could have been very successful in medical school had he gone, but because of the lack of a green card, he was ineligible. For the longest time I thought he was me into healthcare profession (doctor/dentist), and I thought it was so he could have bragging rights regarding who raised the best kid with the biggest salary. I decided against that and thought I could be achieve equal financial success through business. However, during my studies, and after becoming a more avid reader, I realized that financial goals were not the only meaning of my life.... I would the continue into the portion where i explain why i want to go to law school (which i have yet to articulate, but I know the general reason is based on me wanting to learn more about laws)

again, any feedback would be great. thanks

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