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Where should I go next fall? / Where should I apply based on my info
« on: November 20, 2008, 06:44:20 PM »
Hi guys, I this forum seems a lot better than TLS, so I wanted to ask a question about my realistic admission chances.

My UGPA is a 2.83. I don't have any addendum worthy "excuses" for my GPA. I basically chose the wrong major and my first year grades pounded my GPA into the ground. If nothing else, I changed my major to Poli Sci and hit nothing but 3.8+ from then on, but I imagine that my upward trend is softer than even Charmin toilet paper.

I'm taking the LSAT in December, but I've been hitting the 155-159 range on average during my PTs, but I understand that I'd realistically hit 5 points lower due to test day nerves and stuff, so I'll assume a 150 worst case. I am Puerto Rican, which makes me a URM.

I have to stay in Washington DC because of personal obligations, so I can only really go to a school commutable by public transportation because I don't have a car. Thanks for any help in advance and please excuse my underwhelming numbers.

LSAT horror stories / I hate my life
« on: October 04, 2008, 04:57:28 PM »
I took the test today and got the crappiest possible test scenario

1) LG
2) LR
3) LR
4) LR
5) RC

I hated the game with the buses. I hope the curve is lenient for this test.

LSAT horror stories / Re: October 2008 Stories
« on: October 04, 2008, 04:56:10 PM »

Uhhh... where did you take the test?

The same thing happened for us. The proctors cellphone went off and she rushed out of the room with it.


LSAT horror stories / Re: October 2008 Stories
« on: October 04, 2008, 04:11:03 PM »
Today was a friggin' nightmare. My test center literally had no desks. 4 people were seated at each table and the guy next to me had some serious BO. As if that weren't bad enough, the Proctor's cellphone went off during the 4th section of the test.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Which Preptests Should I Get?
« on: September 19, 2008, 03:03:51 PM »
What have you been practicing with so far?

In any case, June 2005 is considered the first "new" LSAT. But the logic is the same no matter what PT you're taking - get 1 or 2 of the 10 Real LSAT books. Don't score those tests, but use them as practice.

I've been mostly brushing up my technique with the Bibles (not RC, I heard the RC Bible sucked), PR, and Kaplan materials. I downloaded the free tests from the LSAC website and I have the 10 More Real LSAT book. I noticed a major difference in the questioning from the newer stuff and the 10 More Real LSAT book. I was planning on getting the Next 10 Real LSAT books and #s 44+. I figure that the first in the "10 Real" series is obsolete now and it seems like the 2nd book (10 More) is as well.

Would the Next 10 and #44+ be a good investment? Thank you by the way.

Studying for the LSAT / Which Preptests Should I Get?
« on: September 19, 2008, 02:53:38 PM »
I'm taking the test in December and want to start doing 2 or 3 PTs every week starting mid-October. Which preptests should I get my hands on? I've heard that the test changed drastically (easier LG, harder RC) within the past couple of years and I don't want to waste my time or money practicing on tests that should be in the Smithsonian. Around which test number should I start buying tests? Thanks for any responses.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Diagramming LR Questions
« on: September 12, 2008, 05:20:08 PM »
For the most part, diagramming in LR questions waste too much time. If a question seems like it'll be harder or take longer, then it would be best to make a note of it and come back to it later if you have time. Remember, in a sense easy LSAT questions are worth more than harder LSAT questions.

What I like to do with the LR section is make a not of the conclusion and premises. Diagramming would take too much time and require symbolization that you'll have to choose on a whim based on the stimulus.

Personal Statement / Is this a good topic to write about?
« on: September 06, 2008, 09:59:40 PM »
Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and have a question. I've been having trouble coming up with a good PS topic. I'm considering writing about my time as a Substitute Teacher. I would write about the fact that since I subbed at the same high school my whole time there, I spent a lot of my time advising students about the college application process and college life as a whole because I just graduated in 2007. Would that be a good topic to write about. Thanks

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