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I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. I didn't budget my time well, especially since RC can be one of the longer areas for me, and with so many questions, I barely had any time at all when I got to the last one. From there on, after a false hope involving Native Americans, it was one big jumble of atoms and plants and random answer choices as time was called...

Anyone else in this boat? Anyone else taking some practice tests tonight? I'm still working away here, though I haven't done much at all the last few months.

I've been busy finishing up my job and am now in finals week. I've taken just a few practice tests this week, and while the results are encouraging...I'm planning on doing some more tonight and tomorrow before the test, then seeing how I feel about it both beforehand and afterwards tomorrow. After wrangling with the beast for over a year, on and off, but never hardcore, I'm wondering if intense prep the week before is more important than a long-term understanding of the LSAT.

I like how now you can simply add networks, rather than choosing between one or the other, and can choose your geography in addition. This will be great for looking around at stuff going on at the undergrad while in law school. You won't have to choose between the two or create another account.

I don't like how they removed the clubs and jobs section-a lot of people used that for student jobs they wouldn't list in their 'professional' information and, well, clubs have nowhere to go now.

General Off-Topic Board / EUROTRIP 2006
« on: April 01, 2006, 03:03:16 PM »
Hey everyone. I'm officially going to Europe this summer! Whee! I'm so excited. It's through school, so I'm taking some classes. I've never been out of the country before, unless you count a trip to Tijuana when I was 12 with my dad. Here's the dealio: I'm spending most of my time in the UK, either at Glasgow or Cambridge. But on the weekends and before and after my courses there end, there's going to be plenty of time for sight-seeing and various other things. So...tell me stories about your trips to Europe and give me ideas about stuff to do. I definitely would like to see London and all the UK stuff, but what're some mainland things I can do for a couple or three days and how to get there? I'm going to visit the Netherlands and hopefully France for sure, but I'm not really sure what sorts of things there are to do there, legally-related and otherwise.

General Off-Topic Board / What're you listening to right now?
« on: March 31, 2006, 11:23:26 AM »
Be it a song, the traffic, the rain, whatever.

Right now, it's raining lightly in LA and I'm listening to Bon Jovi-Living on a Prayer.

I've watched pretty much all of these somewhat regularly at some point, although I haven't seen Taken.

Incoming 1Ls / How young is young for a 1L?
« on: March 29, 2006, 01:23:19 AM »
Discuss. 21? 20? 19? 22?

I'm trying to figure out how to round up my community service in the next year before I graduate. I've been an RA, on Hall Council, and could easily return to doing something relatively important in the residence halls and try to get into something like the National Residence Hall Honorary, which is the honors society for top res life leaders. I could possibly write about my experience in the residence halls for my personal statement, as well.

I'm wondering, however, if it's better to find something more varied. As it is, I've spent about 3 times as much time doing res life stuff as I have volunteering in generally liberal community service organizations. If I spend more time doing club work, it could be a respectable secondary interest.

The way I see it, I've got about 3 units of work in res life, and 1 in general volunteer stuff. I've got about 1 more unit of work in terms of time to spend, so would a 3/2 approach be better than a 4/1?

I suppose I would prefer to do the residential stuff, but I would honestly enjoy either, but probably only have time to get seriously dedicated in one.

Also, I know how little weight is supposedly given to extracurriculars, but I would of course like to get others' views, as well as note the fact that I'm shooting for schools that hopefully look beyond the numbers, like Berkeley and Michigan. I don't know my LSAT yet, but I suspect it will be near the large discretionary zones to either of the two, if my original cold diagnostic was at all accurate.

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