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LSAT horror stories / Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:57:39 PM »
Why would I waste either creativity or wit on you?  Goodness knows you and your ilk wouldn't appreciate it.

Oh, and I merely nominated her for the category.  You, however, took the award.  Nice to finally win at something, eh?

Why do you bother posting on a board where 99% of the people can't appreciate you?  Neither Groucho Marx nor existentialism is being kind to you. 

I am updating my resume as we speak to include your award!  Sometimes the nature and quality of a person's detractors says a lot for them.

For the same reason that you are applying to law school: there's still the probability of finding that 1%.  Although, for you, 1% is putting your chances of a decent law school rather high, no?

I'm sure my award makes your years of service to McDonald's so much the more impressive.  Glad to be of service.

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Recommendations / Re: what to write in thank you to recommendors?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:51:22 PM »
Buy them a car and offer them stock options from your family company.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:45:30 PM »
 
Essentialism isn't helping your case, dearie.

She'd be a 1L.  It's Pass/Fail the first semester, moron.

Now you're getting the hang of it!  Much better son, much better.  But you already called her a moron.  Shouldn't you think of something else for me?  To pull off the 180 sneer thing well you need to have really creative and witty insults instead of just calling everyone a moron. 
 

Why would I waste either creativity or wit on you?  Goodness knows you and your ilk wouldn't appreciate it.

Oh, and I merely nominated her for the category.  You, however, took the award.  Nice to finally win at something, eh?

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Law School Applications / Re: Two Specific Soft Factors
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:43:25 PM »
(1) Debate: Depends where you're coming from.  Midwest and Texas schools have strong debate programs and going on the national circuit is fairly routine.  If you had any great successes (top 8 or better at NDT), you might have something.  Otherwise, run-of-the-mill.

(2) The business is definitely your stronger point.  In fact, if you could somehow tie in your debate experience into this narrative, that would be perfect.  Be prepared to discuss this in-depth--link it up with your legal ambitions, academic successes and personal character.

(3) A lot depends on your numbers as well.  A good 70-80% of the admissions weight rests on GPA/LSAT, so while you have a pretty good soft factor, don't except Yale to suddenly bowl over when you add this to, say, a 3.7/169

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: for you 169+ scorers: what did you do to study?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:34:53 PM »
Since you had a 3.5 GPA, your application was riding on the LSAT.  That could have proved a psychological barrier to peak performance.  Not that you didn't do all right, I suppose.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:32:39 PM »
Why?  I honestly believe poor people have no business in college.  American corporations have thrived, in part, because of their proud tradition of nepotism.  Strivers, on the other hand, are usually ego-inflated self-promoters who think that "merit" is remotely related to grubbing.

Specifically to bartenders, I told the poster that serving poison for a living is not something to be proud of.  Kids have put themselves through Stanford dealing cocaine.  Should I applaud them?  No, obviously not.  Why should it be any different when it's alcohol?  Just because a substance is legal doesn't mean you make a living selling it.  I would say the same to people who sell assault rifles.

Hahahahahaha!

Putz.

Why are the rest of you giving this moron the time of day?

Oh wow, I suppose the ad hominem was due some time around now anyway.  I would kindly nominate you for the moron category.  You could use the extra 4 LSAT points.


Hey Redemption --

Me?  Because I'm bored and waiting for a phone call to find out if I have to drive to Seattle tonight or tomorrow.

And I liked his attitude at first and the 180/4.0 condescending schtick can be OK if done right.  But he hasn't said anything funny yet, so I am probably going to give up.

My GPA was higher than a 4.0.

Fair enough, if you were bored. 4/180 and thinks like that? I doubt it.


Thinks like what?  Essentialism isn't helping your case, dearie.

You should root for him to be real -- that much easier for you to take high honors next Fall!

She'd be a 1L.  It's Pass/Fail the first semester, moron.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: for you 169+ scorers: what did you do to study?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:22:47 PM »
I studied about 40-50 hours in total, starting around 3-4 weeks before my test date. I read "LSAT 180". Now I had heard some negative things about this book (they don't use actual LSAT questions) but I found it pretty helpful. The book starts with the assumption that you're already pretty good at the LSATs (which anyone who hopes to score 169 or above should be). After that, I just took old prep tests, all of them strictly timed. Later, I would go over the questions I had gotten wrong and try to figure out why I was wrong and if I could extrapolate that lesson to other questions.

I basically did the same thing.  I looked over the regular Kaplan book, took a timed diagnostic preptest, then alternated timed preptests with working through the LR section of "LSAT 180".  I don't know if all the studying really helped my performance, as I got the same score as my initial diagnostic, but it definitely helped me become very comfortable with the test.  I was ready and psyched on exam day.  I think having that attitude on the day of the test helped more than anything.  That and getting LG for my experimental.  I was so elated that I wouldn't have to do two sections of RC.  :D  As it was, the one was deadly enough.

Yes, comfort is key.  The pressure of having to do well can sometimes hinder your performance.  No doubt the added importance your 3.5 GPA placed on this exam stopped you from achieving those last two LSAT points.  Still, nice job, I guess.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:19:07 PM »
I said you just have to work hard to get into Yale.  "Difficult" would be something you have little or no control over; to a large extent, the law school you go to is a result of your choices.

Example: The war in Iraq is difficult.  All the effort in the world could still result in failure.  With sufficient effort, getting into Yale isn't a problem.  They have high standards, sure, but it's still very do-able.

I'm sorry.  I must have been confused when you said "Yale isn't difficult at all to get into" above.

Your schtick grows weary. 

Yeah, reading helps, you know.  Who knows, could have earned you 9 more pts. on that LSAT, huh?  Here's what I actually said:

Yes, Mensa is not particularly prestigious.  Yale isn't difficult to get into at all.  You just have to work hard.  And once you're there, it's worth it--the rest of the ride is catered.

Now, you dropped your little bold markers around "Yale isn't difficult to get into at all" while completely ignoring what followed.  You just have to work hard.  In other words, you and you alone are responsible for getting into Yale.

If a circumstance is 99% within your own control, how is that difficult?  It'd be sheer laziness to argue otherwise.

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Law School Applications / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:13:07 PM »
Ah, Chicago.

There's that lovely post on xoxohth about the Chicago trolls.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: for you 169+ scorers: what did you do to study?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:11:47 PM »
169 is not genius.

I got a 180.  Took it cold.

shenanigans.... ::)

I needed some excitement.  What can I say?  It's anti-climatic to prep and get a good score. ;) :D

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