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Law School Admissions / Re: Pretty much in tears..
« on: October 04, 2008, 10:13:42 PM »
Of course there is always a way out. The best advice I can give (or what I would do in your situation) is get all your applications sorted, polished and set up to go to the law schools you want and as soon as you can, send them off to universities.  Take a break from the LSAT while you do this, just so that you don't get burnt out and sick of the test. After that by mid to end of October, get back into studying so you stay fresh. As long as you felt you were properly prepped, I would go easy and just do a PT or two every week unless there is something specific you want to focus on. You're not going to be in top position getting your application to 'complete' in December, but you are far from screwed. And in the mean time, process how/why you panicked and how you can overcome that in the future.

That must have been some LG experimental - seems like a lot of people found it wreaked havoc with how they handled the rest of the test.

Meggo, thank you for your response. I can send out applications with everything OTHER than an LSAT score and then update the file with an LSAT score later on to become complete?

I already have everything set to go- personal statement, diversity statement, resume, lor's etc. What should I do?

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Law School Admissions / Pretty much in tears..
« on: October 04, 2008, 09:08:17 PM »
I sat through Section 1 (exp. Games I hear) felt defeated on the third and fourth games and moved into Section 2 (LR) and literally was in a glaze as i read over the first argument. I became grossly sick, and then with a panic tanic, tears came down and spilled all over Question 1. 6 minutes later Im STILL on question 1 because I was just reading the words for the letters that comprise the word and not retaining meaning out of those words you know?

HERES MY QUESTION: I canceled my score immediately. Re-taking in December and developing a strategy that wont let this happen to me again. Am I screwed applying late like this?

You read far too often on this site.. EARLY ACTION EARLY DECISION EARLY THIS AND THAT and Ive had such an overwhelmingly frustrating day. If anyone out there can offer some insight, whether it be positive or negative, as long as it's respectful I would love to hear it because Im crying out for help here. Ive vested so much of myself on this exam and look what happened to me..

In tears I raised my hand and gave my proctor my canceled scantron by the time she said turn to section 3 and left the room  :'(

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update: "This is the date that LSAC received the letter of recommendation from the recommender. The letters will be sent to the law school based on the school's selected preference."

so i guess it means it was also processed?  ???

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If under 'Date Recieved' it shows a date does that mean LSAC has already processed the letter and it's done or does it mean they have it and have yet to process it through their system to complete it?

Thanks in advance everyone!  :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU Reduced Load Program
« on: October 03, 2008, 07:17:21 AM »
im from texas and SMU's tuition is insanely high. even with a 25,000 scholarship it's beyond affordable for me.

$11,000 a year is a steal for an education at a tier 1 school if you ask me

Sorry didnt see the 25k a year part.. in that case I would def. agree! haha.. but I think that doesnt happen too often.

Well thank you for the extra information that you added to my thread. It was really helpful, I don't think I will even consider SMU now. Out of the few response that I did get your added advice hit the nail on the head, don't go to SMU. Oh and by the way if you didn't see the 25k part then why did you say "even with a 25,000 scholarship?" Again, thanks for your input.

hey no problem! thank you for noticing!  :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU Reduced Load Program
« on: October 02, 2008, 12:39:32 PM »
hopeful, you're just telling the truth.  With tuition of $15K per year, it might be worth it to go to SMU, but anything beyond $20 per year, SMU is not worth it considering the number of its graduates being unemployed, under-employed, etc. 

In-state tuition at UH and Texas Tech are worth considering. 

Pretty much why I posted what I originally posted but didnt give any further explanation (my fault). The normal tuition is just too high.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU Reduced Load Program
« on: October 02, 2008, 11:05:13 AM »
im from texas and SMU's tuition is insanely high. even with a 25,000 scholarship it's beyond affordable for me.

Thanks for using my thread to complain about tuition... Anyway, on the application for SMU it lets you choose which programs you would like to attend, (Full-time, Evening, Reduced Load) with an option for picking them all. For reduced load it ask you to write an essay as to why you think you should be considered for this program. If I write the essay for the reduced load program (which is my last choice) would it hurt my chances of getting into the other programs? And also, what kind of angle should of take with an essay like that?

I apologize. It was more of just a statement that came fluttering out of my head and I didnt realize I shouldnt post about it. Im really sorry if I detracted from your thread (although it's not like it got many responses to where that post could single-handedly destroy the thread).

Best wishes in whatever you decide to do.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU Reduced Load Program
« on: October 02, 2008, 11:04:25 AM »
im from texas and SMU's tuition is insanely high. even with a 25,000 scholarship it's beyond affordable for me.

$11,000 a year is a steal for an education at a tier 1 school if you ask me

Sorry didnt see the 25k a year part.. in that case I would def. agree! haha.. but I think that doesnt happen too often.

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i.e) Only when behaviors become typical among an animal population can we conclude that genetic alteration has occurred in that variety of species.

I would negate it as "We can conclude that genetic alteration has occurred even when bahaviors have not yet become typical among the animal population."

I get there just by examining the meaning of the statement, and then trying to state the logical opposite.

yeah i like to examine the meaning also but sometimes i go back and forth from doing that and inserting a "not" when i can.

so was my example of doing it wrong?

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you sir are GROSS.

with that said, im waiting for the logic game. thank you.

-theguyisnotgross

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