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Recommendations / Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« on: February 25, 2009, 03:58:40 PM »
TTom, I couldn't agree with you more!

I, like the OP, work for a boss who would have been happy to have me sign off on the LOR that he sent to LSAC, but in the interest of keeping things extremely professional I didn't go near his LOR until he wrote it, mailed it to LSAC, and then gave me a copy of it.  He's the one who decided to share the copy; I never even asked to see it.  I went out of my way to avoid the boss's LOR for me.  I treated the LOR as something sacred and I wouldn't have dreamed of writing it and sending it to LSAC under any circumstances.  No way.  It's wrong. 

TTom is right on here.

Character is forever.  The OP clearly has none.  The only good that can come from this situation will be if all law schools rescind the offers that they already extended to the OP and then the OP pursues a new career that's more suitable, i.e.,  something that doesn't require honor, integrity, or a conscience.

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Studying for the LSAT / Did Anyone Use A Private Tutor?
« on: January 04, 2009, 07:07:25 PM »
I'm retaking the LSAT in February and will be spending five intense weeks working with a private tutor. 

Has anyone else used a private tutor (and LSAT practice tests) to prep and, if so, how much improvement did you see?  I know that each case is different and a lot depends on who the private tutor is, but I just thought I'd see how much improvement people had?

I decided on a private tutor because neither the Princeton Review Online nor self-study helped me one bit.  Just thought I'd see if anyone had similar experiences and then went to straight tutoring.

I'll let you guys know how it goes, i.e., how big of a jump, if any, there is.

(I sure do wish I lived close enough to EarlCat to have him be my private tutor. . . . )

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How have ppl "dealt" will their scores?
« on: December 21, 2008, 10:13:06 PM »
Damn. At least you drive a Jeep.

YUP, that's a lot of the reason behind why I bought such a fun vehicle!  That's mine in the avatar and, believe me, I've had a blast with it in all seasons.  It's usually full of dogs, too.  Four of them.  They crack me up.

I don't mean to trivialize the importance of this score, either.  But I'm in my forties, and over the years I've seen and been through a lot more stuff than I'd been through when I first graduated from college, so that's helped me put things in perspective.

The way I get over everything -- even a not-so-good-LSAT-score (if that is what I get) is to just HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS POSSIBLE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.  Jeeps help, for sure.

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!

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I'm saving my stuff for my three nephews who are interested in applying to law school  They're not ready yet, so I'll hold onto the stuff and then give it to the guys when they're ready.  We'll pass it around among the three of them, for sure.  In other words, we won't make any prohibited copies of the copyrighted material. 

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Someone I trust told me that we'll get them before Christmas. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How have ppl "dealt" will their scores?
« on: December 21, 2008, 10:13:40 AM »
I've lived through 4 catastrophic illnesses, the murder of two friends, and an armed invasion of my workplace by a knife-wielding assailant who stabbed someone in front of me, therefore I will not be too affected by my LSAT score when I receive it. 

So when I get my score I'll just take a deep breath and wait for the schools to which I've already applied to make their decision.  No matter what it is, it's not the end of the world.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Anyone enjoy taking the LSAT?
« on: December 19, 2008, 01:12:08 PM »
I LOVED TAKING THE LSAT!!!  In fact, I loved it so much that I took it twice.

I  hated getting my score, though.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help!
« on: November 28, 2008, 06:58:04 PM »
I had the same trouble with games, even after I devoured the Logic Games Bible.

What's helping me is TestSherpa:  www.testsherpa.com.   In 8 days I won't ever think about the LSAT again, so while I'm still thinking of it, I wholeheartedly recommend Test Sherpa.

He sells a really good guidebook for a mere $10, and for another $29 you can get audio lessons.  I'm just finishing up the audio section on Games (it's a 4 hour workshop) and I have improved a lot.   He handles grouping games in a unique way, i.e., a way that even a numbskull like I can understand.

I'll know how much better I'm doing by tomorrow, when I resume my grueling practice test schedule.

DEFINITELY CHECK OUT TEST SHERPA.  The methods are a little different from Logic Games Bible, and they're certainly a heck of a lot better than anything I "learned" in The Princeton Review.


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UPDATE:  I've been Ann's client for a couple of months now so Iím back to give another very positive review.  As I juggle everything I need to do to submit a number of applications I find that Iím even happier now than I was back in July, when I first posted favorably about her in another thread here.

Ann is a huge help.  I hired her to take the weight off my shoulders and she has done just that.  I hired her so that I wouldn't have to worry about how in the world I'd get everything done, logistically, and she's taken the worry out of everything because she has a systematic approach to this process.  I hired her so that I donít have to worry about every little thing because I just donít feel like bearing all the worry by myself.  Ann has made this process extremely easy for me.

I love how responsive she is, even when I don't need a quick turnaround, and it's just very obvious that she really cares about each of us clients so that we put forth the best packet possible.  I happen to be a decent writer, but Ann is a great writer and she helps us pare down a lenghty essay into something that an AdCom would be happy to read.  I was totally clueless about what to include and what to avoid.  Ann knows right where to focus because sheís been in those Admissions Committee meetings and she knows whatís important to them.  If anyone thinks her writing style is ďchoppyĒ my guess is that she writes that way because thatís what AdComs want to read.  I, for one, am not really impressed by layers of B.S. in peopleís writing, and with Annís help thereís not much in mine.  Most of all, I love that Ann runs her own show, so when we hire Ann weíre really dealing with Ann, not some underling who has a background in who-knows-what.

Soon Iíll forget all about this tedious process and Iíll just sit back and wait to hear from schools.  For now, I couldnít be happier about making the decision to hire Ann.

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Law School Applications / Re: Law School Admission Expert
« on: October 15, 2008, 01:56:36 PM »
UPDATE:  I've been Ann's client for a couple of months now so Iím back to give another very positive review.  As I juggle everything I need to do to submit a number of applications I find that Iím even happier now than I was back in July, when I first posted favorably about her.

Ann is a huge help.  I hired her to take the weight off my shoulders and she has done just that.  I hired her so that I wouldn't have to worry about how in the world I'd get everything done, logistically, and she's taken the worry out of everything because she has a systematic approach to this process.  I hired her so that I donít have to worry about every little thing because I just donít feel like bearing all the worry by myself.  Ann has made this process extremely easy for me.

I love how responsive she is, even when I don't need a quick turnaround, and it's just very obvious that she really cares about each of us clients so that we put forth the best packet possible.  I happen to be a decent writer, but Ann is a great writer and she helps us pare down a lenghty essay into something that an AdCom would be happy to read.  I was totally clueless about what to include and what to avoid.  Ann knows right where to focus because sheís been in those Admissions Committee meetings and she knows whatís important to them.  If anyone thinks her writing style is ďchoppyĒ my guess is that she writes that way because thatís what AdComs want to read.  I, for one, am not really impressed by layers of B.S. in peopleís writing, and with Annís help thereís not much in mine.  Most of all, I love that Ann runs her own show, so when we hire Ann weíre really dealing with Ann, not some underling who has a background in who-knows-what.

Soon Iíll forget all about this tedious process and Iíll just sit back and wait to hear from schools.  For now, I couldnít be happier about making the decision to hire Ann. 

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