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General Off-Topic Board / How you tell Belgian beer bad?
« on: October 18, 2008, 10:06:27 PM »
OK So I did post a Julie Fern title. That was an accident. But I'm drinking this Delerium Tremens, and it tastes a bit funny. BUT I'm not a huge Beligian beer drinker, so maybe this is normal..? I typically don't go for Belgians because they're too sweet and rich for my taste. I prefer IPAs, and others of that sort. This particular beer is OK, but a bit metallic. Not what I expected. Anyone?

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Law School Applications / GPA Addendum: Readers?
« on: October 10, 2008, 03:54:48 PM »
PM me if you're willing to give me feedback on this addendum draft. Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Family Background Info?
« on: October 10, 2008, 03:28:22 PM »
Filling out the Emory app and there's a section that requests lots of parental information--name, email, address, where they went to school, where they work. This seems like unnecessary information to me, and a bit invasive. But it does not state that this is optional, either.

Names and level of education are one thing. Do I really have to provide the rest of that information? Does this seem unreasonable to anyone else, or am I unusually private/whiny?

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Law School Applications / Questions re: Cornell App.
« on: October 10, 2008, 10:37:07 AM »
I think there is a thread asking a similar question, but I can't find it right now.

1) For all documents (this is actually not a Cornell-specific question) there is a line at the bottom where you are to sign your name. However, there is no way for you to type anything on that line. ?? If app is submitted via LSAC, which I thought all typically were, what are you supposed to do, short of printing the page off and submitting the hard-copy?

2) Letters of Rec forms: Is this optional, in that LORs submitted to LSAC will be judged equally? Or will the adcomms be irked that the form wasn't used..?

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Studying for the LSAT / June 07 LG help
« on: September 29, 2008, 07:45:17 PM »
Section 1 question 5.  ??? I struggled between C and E, because neither seems like it could be false. I finally chose C, and C is not the right answer. And I cannot see the problem.  What the heck is going on?

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Where should I go next fall? / Oct. Fee Waivers..?
« on: September 29, 2008, 02:05:46 PM »
How soon after the LSAT do they send out fee waivers? Does it take long enough not to make it worthwhile to wait around for it after the October sitting?

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Personal Statement / 4,567th Draft!
« on: September 28, 2008, 11:34:51 AM »
Hooray for conflicting testimony! I've got a PS that's receiving powerfully mixed reviews, from "it's kind of boring..." to "wonderful, really engaging!".

Anyone else want to weigh in?

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Personal Statement / New draft! Readers?
« on: September 21, 2008, 10:19:53 PM »
I may have finally done it!  :)

Can a get a volunteer to read what may be my almost-final draft?

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Studying for the LSAT / WTF?? LSAT PT Scores
« on: September 20, 2008, 02:28:41 PM »
In the LSAC SuperPrep, a raw score of 88 garnered me a 167, but an 87 got me a 171.

?????

Is this kind of discrepancy normal? That's a 4-pt difference to my benefit on a test I did worse on, strictly speaking!

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Law School Applications / ? re: Transcript addendum
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:15:13 AM »
I'm going to write an addendum to talk about my UG records. My record is choppy, in the sense that I went to a 4-yr college for about 2.5 yrs, left to travel/work, took a few comm. college courses, eventually came back to finish at my degree-granting university. I'd like to address my poor grades (B/B-/C+) in my second semester(at degree-granting U), because those grades reflect some medical problems I was having. My midterm grades in those classes were all A's, but the health issues compounded and culminated in a brief hospitalization at the end of the semester. However, my GPA for all other semesters has been a 3.85--out of 11 courses, 8=A, 2=A-, 1=B.

I definitely want to address that semester, as it brought my GPA down significantly. But I am debating as to whether to address earlier records as well, or just leave that alone. My earlier work was solid but not exceptional (A's and B's). I'm concerned I will come off whiny if I go into every little detail about why I don't have a stunning GPA; but if it would be useful for the adcomm to know a bit more about the early record, I don't want to ignore it. Primarily, I want to emphasize that my most recent work has been, with the exception of that sem., both consistent and of high quality.

So should I explain everything, or just stick with the illness?

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