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Messages - charlieh
« on: February 25, 2006, 03:29:24 PM »
Thank you for telling us about your experience. I knew that I couldn't be the only one that this happened to. I also know that I'm capable of a lot more. In fact, I still can't believe my score and do feel ashamed of my performance. But, I think that I've gotten this out of the way, if I take it next fall, I won't be as nervous. I can't possibly be more dissapointed than I am now. Thank you for the advice and encouragement!
« on: February 25, 2006, 02:26:28 PM »
Your percentile rank is measured against all test takers for the past three years. So, his score shouldn't be any different bc of the number of test takers on that day. I scored 10 percentil points lower than my worst practice test and I took it on a regular day. I'm not the only one. Some of us just screwed up.
« on: February 25, 2006, 02:23:42 PM »
I definitely can't volunteer for the UN. Eventually I will need to make money to repay undergraduate loans
. But, I will probably look at NGOs. My only problem is, I would really like to work overseas and gain more language skills. Eventually I would like to work in international law, so I think language skills will make me much more competitive. I wouldn't so much mind being a glorified secretary as long as I make enough money to pay off some of my loans, and the position is overseas or requires a lot of travel. I think I can find some government jobs like that. I don't know about NGOs though. Is it difficult to obtain a work visa to work for NGOs? If all else fails, I can teach English overseas, but I would like to do more.
« on: February 25, 2006, 01:48:00 PM »
That should definitely help out your admissions. You definitely have more to offer than a lot of applicants, considering that a lot of people apply straight from school. Even those that work a few years may not have been as successful as you have been. I think you can add a good deal of brownie points to your app.
Just a tangent: can you tell me a little more about how you built your career. I'm due to leave for Peace Corps this summer and will probably work for a couple of years after I complete my assignment (now that my lsat score has crushed my 2008 ls aspirations). Is there anything you would recommend in finding a really awesome job with an international flavor. I really don't want to be a glorified secretary. Where would you recommend looking?
« on: February 25, 2006, 12:07:06 PM »
johnny, just a question. What did you do overseas?
« on: February 25, 2006, 12:05:19 PM »
Seeing that when you were taking medication you scored much higher, I would definitely point that out to adcom. Also, does the LSAT give you time allowances for ADHD? I know the GRE gives time allowances for ADD. It seems that it would be pretty evil to give you the exact same testing conditions as someone without ADHD.
I hear that numbers aren't so important for non-trads. I also know that this is more so the case if you choose a part time option to begin with. Those numbers do not reflect in any ranking systems, so they can just focus on what you've accomplished, which is probably a lot. Good luck.
« on: February 25, 2006, 11:38:18 AM »
Do you really get access to more questions than when you buy the 3 "Actual LSATs"? I didn't take a class at all and still managed to raise my score in my diag...on the real deal I scored lower than my diag. I've heard mixed reviews of classes. Some people say they are helpful, and some say if you have motivation to study on your own, they are a waste. Since you've taken one, what did you think? Was it more than you saw in the book? How many days do you meet? How much do they cost?
« on: February 25, 2006, 11:32:08 AM »
$36 is not that much money for the possibility of a few extra points. Think about it...people spend thousands on a classes for the exact same thing. Besides, if you don't, you'll always wonder. I'm doing it too bc I seriously can't believe I messed up that badly...and I know I misbubbled and erased a lot.
« on: February 25, 2006, 11:12:47 AM »
Precisely. I knew I wasn't the only one in disbelief. I misbubbled on three different sections and am concerned about erasing and what not. Talk about nerves. I never misbubbled that much at home.
« on: February 25, 2006, 11:11:00 AM »
I'm considering having my test hand scored, since I put all my answer choices in the booklet too.
One thing that I noticed was really different in my practice tests and the real thing was how distracted I was. Do you know anything about hand scoring? will they compare my scantron answers to the ones in my test booklet?
I really don't think they compare your answers to what you wrote in the booklet. I think they just look at machine scoring errors. I'm going to have it done anyway, just for peace of mind. If my score comes back the same, I'll just know I seriously screwed up the test. It's only 36.