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Everyone needs to chill out! Really, you don't need 4 months of hard core study time in order to do well. I took my first ever diagnostic practice test one month before my february test date. From then on I was in a prep course that met 3 times a week. Outside of class, I didn't do anything. In class was hardly hardcore. I ended up getting a 168, which I'm satisfied with. Some people say that repetition is the key. Point blank, no matter how many times you do something, if you do it wrong it is wrong everytime. Its not "practice makes perfect", its "perfect practice makes perfect". Seriously don't freak out and feel like you have to spend every waking minute studying. And DO NOT take a million practice tests. I know some people that did this and it just wore them out before test day. One friend of mine did that and ended up going DOWN 11 points from her last practice test. She now thinks that she overworked her brain and was just LSAT exhausted on test day. Good luck to all of you! Study, but don't eat, sleep, and breath LSAT prep.

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Acceptances / Re: Two Seat Deposits
« on: April 12, 2006, 10:31:07 AM »
Why is that unethical? Someone will get that seat either way! It could make someone's day later on. I got accepted based on merit. I shouldn't have to feel bad about waiting extra time to decide. Plus one of those schools gets free money

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Chances of hitting 160
« on: April 12, 2006, 10:10:49 AM »
I took to February LSAT and my practice course was surprisingly helpful. The thing is that we learn new tricks, but even so, we still have a tendency to stick to the old ways. ALWAYS READ THE QUESTION STEM FIRST. I learned that in my Kaplan class but I didn't start doing it for a couple of weeks. When I did use that strategy, it helped. Not only did it keep me focused but it helped me ignore the useless information in the premise. Also, games seem so impossible but that is where I had to most improvement. Don't feel the need to employ ALL strategies that you learn, they could hinder your performance. Just use the ones that work for you personally. I went from a 160 to a 168 after taking a cram course (4-weeks, January right up until the test day). With even more time, I have the upmost faith that you guys can do awesome!

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Wait List / Re: Denver or Texas Tech (or Mercer) ?
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:57:38 AM »
Texas Tech! I'm biased, being from Texas, but truly Lubbock is a great place. I have many friends who have attended school there and they all seem to love it. The biggest factor is where do you want to live. Understand that Lubbock is a college based town, unlike somewhere such as Denver. I love Denver too and applied there, although I won't go because of the lower rankings. Good luck with this decisoin.

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Wait List / Re: WL at George Mason
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:53:50 AM »
Damn! I might just make one of you happy! I got accepted at GMU, which surprises me when I look at some of the WL stats. I had a 3.0/168. I am leaning toward SMU because I am from Texas, so by April 15th I might be giving one of you my spot.

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted at Texas
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:46:32 AM »
My advice, don't put to much faith in UT. I'm from Texas and know people who have both applied and gone to UT. They have the most arbitrary acceptance, EVER. People with great credentials and grades will get rejected while someone else with half-ass everything will get it. They might as well just pull names from a hat! Good luck to y'all though, really. It is a great city and a fun school environment.

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Wait List / Re: On Hold at Case
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:43:53 AM »
I got a hold letter recently too. It's such BS. I have already been accepted into a higher ranked school, and in addition Case fell in the newest US News Rankings. It's such crap, I'm not that interested in Case or Cleveland to put in the extra effort. Also, I have to decide on SMU and George Mason by this Saturday so I don't have time to wait around.

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Acceptances / Two Seat Deposits
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:37:17 AM »
Does anybody know the deal with putting two seat deposits down at different schools? I want to put a deposit down at SMU and George Mason to buy more decision time. Is this okay? Anyone else thinking of the same thing?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Prospective George Mason students?
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:34:13 AM »
I am proscrastinating like crazy here! I got accepted to GMU as well and I am having such a tough time deciding. I also got into SMU and both require a seat deposit by the 15th. I'm having trouble adjusting to the idea of moving from Texas to VA. Any deciding factors I might consider?

HELP!

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Acceptances / Re: Acceptance Notifications Table - *back online*
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:11:27 AM »
Just an addition!

George Mason--phone call, followed by an e-mail if no answer, then letter in the mail
SMU--phone call, followed by a letter in the mail


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