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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Transfer Mistakes... Hand Scoring?
« on: October 25, 2005, 07:43:29 PM »
Actually, I think they explicitly state they will not go back and look at your book... the hand scoring is more for if you tried to erase one answer but the scoring machine picked it up anyway.  Sorry.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reasons to Take a Prepclass
« on: October 25, 2005, 11:51:59 AM »
I found taking a prep class was worthwhile.  My first diagnostic (done on my own) gave me a 159.  After taking a PS class, I scored 173 on the real thing.  Before the class started, I had been scoring in the mid 160's on more practice tests, so I probably didn't need the class but it did push me over the top of what I might have accomplished alone.  The biggest benefit for me was being confident on test day knowing that I had studied using a "tried and true" method (at least that's what we are assuming when we shell out the $1200). 

Also, if I hadn't taken the class and then hadn't scored as well as I would have liked, I would have completely regretted it.  With so many people now taking the classes, the average test taker is at a big disadvantage if they don't.  And with a future debt of $100k+, what's an extra thousand here or there anyway?

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Law School Applications / Re: HIGH LSAT/LOW GPA SPLITTERS UNITE!!!!
« on: October 25, 2005, 11:35:15 AM »
Count me in as well... 2.98/173, but with 8 years WE and decent LORs I'm sending apps to higher ranked schools than I probably should based solely on the numbers and percentages.  Good luck to everyone!

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Personal Statement / Re: New Updated First Paragraph - Is this better??
« on: October 24, 2005, 05:20:01 PM »
I understand your intention to have a unique story but after reading this paragraph and the previous version, I simply get the impression from them that you are young, naive, and foolish and your only reason for wanting a law degree is revenge... I'm only guessing here, but I don't think many adcoms will truly believe that to be a good reason to admit you. 

Having said that, I do think it has potential as a "life experience" essay, but the tone needs a lot of work. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: POST YOUR SCORES HERE -- THEY'RE COMING OUT
« on: October 21, 2005, 07:34:15 PM »
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