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I'm currently looking into going to SMU if possible, but I have a few questions about the school. Can anyone out there tell me what is like? Do you enjoy the school? What are the downfalls? Was it your first choice school, if not, why not? What was the application process like there? Is it better to apply the soonest possbile? What was your LSAT/GPA? Etc, etc...I basically just have a tons of questions and would appreciate the help.

Thanks in Advance,


You guys are sick, just sick.  :o


Studying for the LSAT / Re: So who else is Cancelling their score?
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:50:14 PM »
You know sometimes the replies on these boards can be person says it will be harder, one says it won't...

Does anyone know the right answer??!!

I'd rather take the test in October when I have a clear mind then worry about some curve now or then.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So who else is Cancelling their score?
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:17:26 PM »
Ya me neither. The guy at powerscore said something that made me feel better though. He said, "You've already been through the worst. Next time it can only get better."

I sure hope so! I think it will be better spacing my studying out over three months then cramming it all into one. That's what I get for signing up for it on a whim to "reach my highest potential." Barf.

And just think, did you learn anything from this experience?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: #1 On The Oil Drilling RC section
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:13:00 PM »
Good memory! I chose hindsight only...that was the only passage I enjoyed.

Studying for the LSAT / So who else is Cancelling their score?
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:12:00 PM »
Anyone? I am...October here I come...

Oh my god, YES you are nuts!!! :)

I can't believe you would do those fun...wait, take that back...yes, that sounds probably would do these for fun!

I'm going to take this thing again in October and that's it! No more...I don't even want to see another one after that!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Todays exam hard?
« on: June 15, 2004, 11:52:52 AM »
Sorry for all the info! I know that was alot...once I get writing its hard to stop until I'm completely done.

How do they determine the scale? Harder test = more of a curve? If a lot of students cancel...does that affect the curve? I just got done filling out the cancellation form...very depressing!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Todays exam hard?
« on: June 15, 2004, 11:07:58 AM »
I wasn't saying it was bad that some people thought certain sections were easy. I think its great and I am happy for those that did well. It just kicked my rear end! And I'm jealous! LOL

Ok, here was my situation:

I had to drive to Dallas to take the test which fries my nerves anyways. So that was 2 hours there before the test. I was already stressed out bad because I have been having serious marital problems with husband, nearing divorce. Didn't study last week much due to it. Marital problems = very bad self esteem = not feeling good about test. I decided to take it anyways with this false sense of renewed self esteem. Got to test area and there were TONS of people there. My proctors were ok. I had two but for some reason they kept going in and out, in and out all through the test (at least 20 times) which messed up my concentration. I had RC-LC-RC-LC-LG, the WORST possible combo for me to get. There's this girl sitting in front of me that during the second section decideds to throw a hissy fit and cancel her score. The proctors go over to her and are talking to her which screws up my concentration there. I felt like I kept running out of time on EVERYTHING. Then, my time stopped working!! I swaer it was possessed! The numbers starting just going hay write which freaked me out and I didn't have time to fix it because the section was starting. So I put it up and tried to look at the one at the front of the room but couldn't see it. I thought I was doing good on time, but the dude screwed up and says, "Five minutes, well actually about 2 and a half." I was totally thrown for a loop and ended up guessing on way too many. Then I didn't have the time for the games one either and I only got 1 and half done before the five minutes warning which is just not normal for me at all so I ended up guessing on the rest of those too. I was just mentally fatigued and worn out.

So I've been thinking about if I should cancel it or not and I called powerscore. The dude there took the test also and he got the same format I did. He said it was the hardest test ever given and that he was talking to people up there and thought that was the worst sequence of sections. I told him about all the stuff above and he asked me, "Would you be happy with a 150 or 148 or lower?" (Hell no was my answer) "Well then cancel it." He told me to take again in October. He also said that he normally never tells anyone to cancel but he could tell that if I had been getting 155 (Yes, that's my norm score on prep tests) then I would know if I thought I did good or not. So that is my story. He said that section three was the experimental which screws me because I thought the first RC was hard as hell and I ran out of time on it.

Sorry so long, guess I needed to just get all that out. I'm not whining here so please don't think that. I just know I didn't do good. Not good enough for myself.


I'm cancelling. It was a hard decision but the people at powescore agreed that I should. My situation was just totally screwed up. The test threw me for a loop. They told me if you can not accept a low score and you are pretty sure you did bad, then you should cancel. Put that way, I'm looking for my cancelling page right now.

I think it all depends on you. If you are unsure, maybe you should keep it.

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