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Denials / Re: University of Houston
« on: November 01, 2008, 06:06:49 PM »
Contract, if im not mistaken you attend UHLC right?

What do you like most about it? What do you dislike the most? Do you feel confident coming out of there and finding a good job?

I LOVE Houston and I would love to be there.

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Because Judge Judy is hot?

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Thales, thank you for the reply.  The reason why I was wondering is I had two games sections.
Call me curious Cliff.  Whatcha gonna do with that info now?  U writing LSAT trivial pursuit or something?


Hey curious Cliff, you must have no life.  I mean, given the large amounts of meaningless comments that you post on here.  Is this the only place that you feel someone likes you? 
lol at your *super original* lame insult. Hmm, posting on a discussion board to tell somebody they have no life because they post on a discussion board.  Shall we play the pot calling the kettle black game now?
But hey, isn't the internet mainly good for porn and for insulting strangers? It'd be pretty boring without that stuff.

So, how's your personal life going?  Gettin any?


Cliff, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings there guy. Are you OK?  And just to give you something to do ( I know all you have is porn and insulting strangers online) why don't you go back and read what I wrote about why you must have no life? You seem to have a hard time understanding arguments.     

I think Cliff's question to you was fair. Im also not really sure what you plan on doing with that information either? ???

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Rolling admissions is first-come-first-serve...I'd rather be at the front of the line.

but do they read your app even if it's not complete?

no

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LSAT horror stories / Re: took practice LSAT (didnt do well)
« on: October 13, 2008, 09:53:39 PM »
i think it's important to remember one thing- NEVER try and compare yourself to others (esp. on this site). there are some pretty brilliant people here.. definitely gifted. Just run the race at your own pace and never give up. the LSAT is definitely learnable. i dont have an amazing score like most on this site but i started with a 148 and have improved significantly.

best wishes!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 11, 2008, 11:44:31 AM »
many on this thread seem in need of fiber.
Bran muffins are good and so is fiber one cereal but I'm still confused why the fiber one people keep saying fiber none in their ads and stuff.


LOL gotta love the fiber LR questions...  :D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 11, 2008, 11:43:15 AM »
You are being overly dramatic which makes me think that this is a flame.  But in case it's not...

It is extremely common for people to be reading and have to go back and reread because they weren't really processing it.  Everyone does that at some point to some degree.  The LSAT is obviously trying to test your ability to read dense, complicated material for long periods of time and concentrate on it.  Those who are better at it will do better.  The best way to get better at reading is to practice reading.  Take some time every day to read some difficult material for an extended period of time.
See bold above. You are wrong. 
What you described in your second is true to some degree for many and is pedestrian info for average people, but it does not address the OP's issue that the thread is about.  You probably don't have a mind that is nearly as active (and smart) and cannot relate.  Such a condition is a blessing and a curse combined together. 

I'll bet that you have never been intellectually paralyzed at times because of having 10+ complex thoughts going on at the same time and trying to sort them out.  Super active smart minds experience this problem at times and it sometimes makes a person that is far more intelligent than most come off as stupid.  Please enjoy your brainless recreational activities hanging out at the mall or wherever eating a hotdog on a stick. 

More to the OP hopeful:
Do you sometimes have trouble getting yourself to eat? 
When you are wherever do you pay attention to pretty much everything around you all at the same time which makes it difficult to focus on one single thing at a time?
If so check out www.addforums.com
You may have a case of ADD/ADHD
If that is the case, it is treatable.  Many of the most successful people in the world on high levels are ADD/ADHD and it can be used to your advantage when managed correctly.


Cliff, Thank you you so much for your post man! Great post haha.

Fortunately (or unfortunately) I dont have trouble eating. In fact, Im gaining a little too much weight in the wrong places right now haha (I'm reallyyy tall but my weight is going to the gut haha). ANYWAY, TMI right? As far as the other symptom you asked about- I do focus on everything around me but not at the expense of really concentrating on the one thing I've zoned in on. I may have ADHD/ADD but I went through my elementary, secondary, and college education without an issue and I doubt it would just arise out of nowhere because of the LSAT. HOWEVER, you bring up a great point and something definitely worthy of checking incase it continues to happen.

But I wanted to post some great news- I took my very first practice exam yesterday without having this problem. I made myself calm down and reminded myself that's it's just an exam and try your best. I turned on the LSAT Proctor DVD and set it to "distraction" mode (which is utterly cheesy and ridiculous btw) and began the exam.

Thanks for sticking up for me also Cliff. I think whatever this issue was, be it nerves or a medical issue, it deserved feedback from others (some who may even be in the same boat) and I think your posts have added much value to the thread. I know we had differences in the beginning but you're a great guy and I appreciate your thoughts. You also cared enough to post some additional questions and a link to help me which means a lot. Trust me, if this would continue, I would need all of the options on the table so I can sort through which one's I wanted to tackle first. The potential problem you sited is definitely one that has crossed my mind.

I'll keep you updated on this. I plan on taking another practice exam tomorrow  :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 09, 2008, 04:34:47 PM »
Maybe if some people think "this is flame" then that might be a positive thing? Maybe I can overcome this problem since it's so trivial. Rbamp, thanks for your post but I didnt feel I was being dramatic- Many of us on here have vested ourselves into this exam and for me to completely deconstruct and meltdown in the middle of it made me really upset.

My Dad did suggest reading the newspaper, perhaps the more dense parts like the business section or something, to get used to reading boring stuff. I might do that but right now Im applying the LSAT Proctor DVD and staying calm to help me.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 09, 2008, 02:54:31 PM »
What, Cliff, you don't occasionally gloss over key points of a stimulus in the middle of a test?
No. That would be pretty stupid to do on game day.  Almost as stupid as looking around for butterflies in the air over the field when you are the quarterback in the Superbowl and your team is down by 3 and it's 4th down and 1 yard to go after the 2 minute warning in the 4th quarter with the play clock ticking. 


Cliff, it DOES happen to some people. Others, like me, probably wouldnt appreciate calling this issue "stupid." I'm going to please ask you to refrain from posting in my thread again.

Thanks.
Yes, it does happen to some people, just not to the people that achieve high scores. I did not call the issue stupid.  I believe I addressed a question of yours and the response of another person rather well. You may benefit by re-reading the correspondence in the thread carefully, especially your OP.
If you have an issue reading, focusing, concentrating, and comprehending text under pressure you certainly need to get to the bottom of that right away in order to pursue LS and beyond.  If you are going to pose serious questions and serious issues on a publicly available anonymous discussion board looking for advice from strangers you should not expect to only get sugar coated YOU CAN DO IT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE responses. 
And NO you do not own the thread and I will not be censored and hold back my opinions.  If you do not like the information discard or ignore it or don't ask questions.  You are in charge of you and your decisions.
Sorry that reality is sometimes harsh. Get used to it and cherish the good moments.
Good Luck working out your issue.


I wont get into a debate with you on this thread- I want to stay on-topic so we'll agree to disagree. Thanks anyway.
I'm not debating with you and am on-topic.
To refresh your memory this is what you posted:

For some odd reason, this happens to me at home, during the prep course I took, AND sadly on the October administration, when I get to the LR section, my eyes begin to GLAZE over the words and while I am technically reading the words that's all I am really reading- WORDS AND LETTERS.

I cant, no matter how hard I try, read for comprehension. It was something out of a nightmare. Many friends say they feel the same thing sometimes but yet they can complete the exam I cant. In the middle of it, I felt myself fighting but no matter what I did to regroup it wouldnt work- my eyes were just reading words and not meaning.

Im really scared this will happen again.

Im open to seeing a doctor about it but Im not sure if it's just nerves since it does happen at home. I recently oredered the LSAT proctor dvd to see if it's just not being used to the environment and stresses that come along with it but I wanted to reach out to LSD and see if anyone has any experience with this problem?

Thank you guys.

From what you described you have some sort of issue that paralyzes your mind and brought up the option of seeing a doctor about it.  I again suggest you do that.  You will not score well or stand much of a chance in LS and beyond if what you described is true and not handled.  Maybe it is extreme anxiety, maybe it is social phobia, maybe it is panic attacks, who knows.  A qualified doctor would help you with that stuff. 

If you are just a flame or being overly dramatic then none of this matters, but you described having a very serious issue. 



No Im not flaming. I actually never understood why people do that- it's seriously a waste of time and an easy way for people to hate you. My issue is very serious and I appreciate your thoughtful response here Cliff.

I dont think I have a medical problem although I did leave open the possibility because I was so worried that I wanted to leave all options on the table. I did VERY well in college- I graduated 2nd out of 1,000+ people at a good school. Im not saying that to show off or anything, we all have burdens to bare and this is one of my mine right now (can't concentrate). I think it's EXTREME anxiety and you might be right. Im hoping that's what it is.

Since the exam I have taken time off from the books to put things into perspective- it's just an exam and you HAVE to complete the exam and get a score. If I calm down I know I can do much better. Thanks again.

Hey hopeful,
Glad we came around on this.   :)
There is a LOT of anxiety going around right now.  Just watching the news about the global economic free fall has been freaking me out. 

I'll try to play amateur Dr. for a second.  I'll guess that you are a type A personality and your mind is very active. You may have trouble falling asleep because once you lay down your mind starts going over everything and you even think about things going on in your sleep. You may be tossing and turning in bed while you sleep trying to feel comfortable and wake up numerous times during the night.  You may pay attention to everything around you all the time and get bored and distracted easily and seek constant stimulation but then sometimes get overwhelmed by it all.
Any of this ring a bell?  If so, welcome to the club. 


Cliff, I think you just literally stated who I am! I got the chills there haha. WOW man. So I guess we have some similarities here on this.. and if you can do fine with them I should be able to also. Im really trying to just practice relaxing and not be so stressed/nervous about this. Although hard to do I think Im making some progress.

I really thank you for your last couple of posts, especially this one, sometimes it just helps to know youre not the only one.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 09, 2008, 12:10:33 PM »
What, Cliff, you don't occasionally gloss over key points of a stimulus in the middle of a test?
No. That would be pretty stupid to do on game day.  Almost as stupid as looking around for butterflies in the air over the field when you are the quarterback in the Superbowl and your team is down by 3 and it's 4th down and 1 yard to go after the 2 minute warning in the 4th quarter with the play clock ticking. 


Cliff, it DOES happen to some people. Others, like me, probably wouldnt appreciate calling this issue "stupid." I'm going to please ask you to refrain from posting in my thread again.

Thanks.
Yes, it does happen to some people, just not to the people that achieve high scores. I did not call the issue stupid.  I believe I addressed a question of yours and the response of another person rather well. You may benefit by re-reading the correspondence in the thread carefully, especially your OP.
If you have an issue reading, focusing, concentrating, and comprehending text under pressure you certainly need to get to the bottom of that right away in order to pursue LS and beyond.  If you are going to pose serious questions and serious issues on a publicly available anonymous discussion board looking for advice from strangers you should not expect to only get sugar coated YOU CAN DO IT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE responses. 
And NO you do not own the thread and I will not be censored and hold back my opinions.  If you do not like the information discard or ignore it or don't ask questions.  You are in charge of you and your decisions.
Sorry that reality is sometimes harsh. Get used to it and cherish the good moments.
Good Luck working out your issue.


I wont get into a debate with you on this thread- I want to stay on-topic so we'll agree to disagree. Thanks anyway.
I'm not debating with you and am on-topic.
To refresh your memory this is what you posted:

For some odd reason, this happens to me at home, during the prep course I took, AND sadly on the October administration, when I get to the LR section, my eyes begin to GLAZE over the words and while I am technically reading the words that's all I am really reading- WORDS AND LETTERS.

I cant, no matter how hard I try, read for comprehension. It was something out of a nightmare. Many friends say they feel the same thing sometimes but yet they can complete the exam I cant. In the middle of it, I felt myself fighting but no matter what I did to regroup it wouldnt work- my eyes were just reading words and not meaning.

Im really scared this will happen again.

Im open to seeing a doctor about it but Im not sure if it's just nerves since it does happen at home. I recently oredered the LSAT proctor dvd to see if it's just not being used to the environment and stresses that come along with it but I wanted to reach out to LSD and see if anyone has any experience with this problem?

Thank you guys.

From what you described you have some sort of issue that paralyzes your mind and brought up the option of seeing a doctor about it.  I again suggest you do that.  You will not score well or stand much of a chance in LS and beyond if what you described is true and not handled.  Maybe it is extreme anxiety, maybe it is social phobia, maybe it is panic attacks, who knows.  A qualified doctor would help you with that stuff. 

If you are just a flame or being overly dramatic then none of this matters, but you described having a very serious issue. 



No Im not flaming. I actually never understood why people do that- it's seriously a waste of time and an easy way for people to hate you. My issue is very serious and I appreciate your thoughtful response here Cliff.

I dont think I have a medical problem although I did leave open the possibility because I was so worried that I wanted to leave all options on the table. I did VERY well in college- I graduated 2nd out of 1,000+ people at a good school. Im not saying that to show off or anything, we all have burdens to bare and this is one of my mine right now (can't concentrate). I think it's EXTREME anxiety and you might be right. Im hoping that's what it is.

Since the exam I have taken time off from the books to put things into perspective- it's just an exam and you HAVE to complete the exam and get a score. If I calm down I know I can do much better. Thanks again.

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