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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reasons to Take a Prepclass
« on: October 25, 2005, 08:51:59 AM »
I found taking a prep class was worthwhile.  My first diagnostic (done on my own) gave me a 159.  After taking a 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?

Law School Admissions / Re: HIGH LSAT/LOW GPA SPLITTERS UNITE!!!!
« on: October 25, 2005, 08:35:15 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!

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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