« on: January 07, 2009, 05:14:27 PM »
Yeah, there's really not much to read into that email. It just means that they got your application.
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1. Repeat after me- nobody cares about your personal statement. Nobody. You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. The personal statement exists for three reasons:
Aw, I thought my personal statement was special
« on: January 04, 2009, 04:59:54 PM »
I seem to keep running into posters whose real LSAT score comes out to be lower than their PT range or average (I'm not sure for what reason this is, perhaps the posts I choose). And, although I know this surely isn't the case for everyone or perhaps even most people, it is beginning to worry me.
I was scoring 172 on my practice tests and ended up getting a 170 in the real thing. My score dropped a little bit because I got stuck in 2 or 3 questions at the end of the reading comprehension section, which was just an unlucky mistake. I usually used old exams to run individual sections instead of doing the whole test cover to cover. I liked to try to do each section in 30 minutes instead of 35 minutes so I could be comfortable in the time constraint. Full length practice tests were useful to do every so often to gauge my progress and figure out what I needed to work on. I only did about 5 total over the course of three months, though.
Get some books with previously administered LSATs in them (so that they are real tests and questions). If there is a particular section that is giving you trouble, try putting a few of those sections together from different tests (like 3 logical reasoning) and try to complete the whole set within a time constraint. If you are like me, then the biggest problem is just finishing in time, so that will help you out there.
I'm interested in going to some fairly exclusive schools on the east coast (W&M, W&L, GW) and am curious about the students and faculty. I come from a low income family in rural Kansas and have never been to the east coast. Nothing will discourage me from going, but I would like to know what I can expect when I get there.
I go to an east coast school and there are Lacoste polos EVERYWHERE....
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)« on: December 31, 2008, 11:53:54 PM »
Although...the people who mentioned Fordham were right. Fordham would be much better than any of those three if you want to be in NYC.
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)« on: December 31, 2008, 11:48:33 PM »
Go with Notre Dame. There are a lot of Notre Dame alums in the east (My dad went there and a few of my uncles did as well).