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Law School Applications / Re: Not an auto-admit
« on: October 15, 2008, 06:47:47 PM »
If you don't get in, don't go to law school.  I don't see why this is so hard.

(he sneered.)

I also worried about the order of the documents...I wanted to create a "narrative" with each application as a whole. Fer f#@$'s sake...

And having taken survey of forms classes, I was constantly looking for someone to critique the damn things...

I also have file folders, still incomplete since financial aid docs are not done. And they match the file folders on my desktop...

Law School Applications / Not an auto-admit
« on: October 15, 2008, 02:50:24 PM »
By my numbers, I am not an auto-admit at most of the schools I applied to. Anyone else guessing it'll be oh, March, before you know?

Law School Applications / Re: "Appropriate" Adversity?
« on: October 15, 2008, 02:46:06 PM »
From the applications that I've seen, a ps about discrimination is often something adcomms want to read. Even if it didn't affect your grades, I'm sure it affected your outlook. You have some very concrete discrimination to talk about...if you're squeamish about it, that sounds like an effect of discrimination you may want to explore: that you don't want to be understood as "weak" or "powerless" speaks volumes about going into a field like law.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 11, 2008, 09:44:42 AM »
many on this thread seem in need of fiber.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did you watch the debate?
« on: October 08, 2008, 09:08:07 AM »
I watched part of it. When McKain said he wanted an across-the-board spending freeze oh and he wanted to add that we could fix health care and energy at the same time I laughed and quit watching.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 07, 2008, 01:26:47 PM »
Caveat: I got a 154 on the June test. But I did well on LR.

What I did for LR: did tests, cut them up, and sorted them into "types" of questions. Analyzed my answers (right and wrong) by type.

I used the Princeton Review's outline of different types of LR questions. I guess the Logical Reasoning Bibles is supposed to be better, but PR is what I used.

While reading I tried to ask questions: what is the conclusion of this passage? What are the premises? To get from the premises to the conclusion, what do I have to assume? Hint: the assumption is not in the passage, it's what you bring to the passage to make the conclusion jibe with the premises.

Hope this helps...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 07, 2008, 01:05:06 PM »
This happened to me too, during practice tests. I think it is not so much a stress problem as becoming better at actively reading, especially when you are a somewhat lazy reader like me that is used to "skipping over" what doesn't make sense until you get to a part that you do understand and then using context clues to get the hard bit. With LR, you don't always get to a part that is "easy to understand." SO, my eyes would "skip over" the whole damn thing...i.e. "glaze over." I found I had to practice slowly, then build up to my normal fast reading. I assume you are re-taking in December...plenty of time to work up towards 30-minute LR sections.

« on: September 28, 2008, 01:29:39 PM »
You write,
"who replaces hiliary as the new hybrid of feminism: palin..."the face of today's feminists crossed with family"

Exactly what is feminist about Palin?  ???
To review: feminism is the belief in the social, political, and economic equlity of the sexes. Palin may be new and may have a family, but to call her "today's feminist crossed with family" shows your total contempt for language. That Palin thinks the legislature should be in charge of a woman's uterus and her beliefs shows she thinks that women should not be equal to men. (I have yet to see anyone try and legislate men's sexual organs.)   

Personal Statement / Re: Open Reader
« on: July 08, 2008, 12:56:07 PM »
Just wanted to let people know that Hammerstein is insightful and specific, and my statement is much better as a result.

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