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Studying for the LSAT / Re: who's getting nervous?
« on: November 14, 2005, 08:01:52 AM »
LR can be my downfall. i started off doing worse in RC but now i usually get most correct, but i could do with more time. LR though.. i can have a ton of time left, be reasonably satisfied with my answers, though of course there are always some where i'm like [ . . .  ], and still get quite a few more wrong than i was expecting, just every time. Seriously, some of the questions seem to make marginal sense even with the correct answer pointed out for me. As for the easier Logic Games in the past few tests, i don't know if that's a good thing or not. Logic Games can go either way for me, so I guess it's good that they're supposedly even easier nowadays than before. i think i hate taking RC the most though.. even though i have the best track record in the RC section some of the passages can be a pain.

ah ok, thanks. it was something i came upon in a thread around here.

thanks for the replies. sorry for sounding completely ignorant, but i just read about how LSDAS GPA will be affected by W's? since i'm going to have a semester of W's  (explanable, but they're still there) as well as a W for a creative writing class i got rid of to make room for a more serious class at one point.. these are going to negatively affect my GPA greatly on the LSDAS scale? that's pretty worrisome since I presume law schools report LSDAS GPA for rankings, and therefore may put a great weight on having someone who has a high GPA by those standards, as opposed to what their real GPA may be. (comparable to how it's speculated that law schools take average LSAT cuz that's what they have to report).

all i know is, whenever i get all this figured out and in, i'll be breathing a lot more easily. it's a lot of info to take in and to prepare for at the spur of the moment.

Thanks! i am signed up for the December test. all my resolve to wait a year really has been going out the window now- i'm so excited about law school already that it's funny. hopefully things go well.

There's no need to be rude. My point is that i'm asking just how important soft factors are going to be at top schools. My resume is going to be pretty unimpressive, and i'm not going to have a tear-jerker for an essay. I've read so much about how applying late is a huge disadvantage that i'm trying to get a feel for whether it's even worth it to try to rush into applying as opposed to waiting a year. The questions about LSAT aroudn 175-180 is because, while it's obvious that those are incredible scores, i haven't gotten them yet, and i feel that i need that kind of score to be competitive at top schools with my other factors. in short, is that kind of score going to be enough to offset soft factors and late applications, or even with that kind of score should i set my mind to waiting a year since i won't get to apply until very late, which according to many threads is just a complete stupid no-no. i really do appreciate Soft Blues' reply to my post, because it did answer a lot of my questions and at least reassure me that applying this year isn't completely stupid.

thanks! i know i should wait until i have a real LSAT score since that can differ from practice scores pretty wildly, i'm just a little antsy. i was actually pretty sure that i was going to put off applying for a year and work in my home country first instead, but with all my friends going on to law school, med school, grad school, jobs they wouldn't mind staying in forever, combined with my lurking on LSD has suddenly caused me to want to "get on with my life". That is, as opposed to delaying a year for all the advantages that will undoubtedly bring, i sort of want to try applying, and go. Next September seems far enough away.. 2007 feels like eternity. I guess i posted only those hard-to-get-into schools as interest because if they don't pan out i really am willing to wait a year. i'd prefer not to, but it  is a definite option.

Choosing the Right Law School / nevermind
« on: November 11, 2005, 02:50:54 AM »

Studying for the LSAT / Re: who's getting nervous?
« on: November 11, 2005, 02:39:00 AM »
i'm pretty nervous. i do well on the practice tests and something around my practice test average would make me fairly happy. but i'm paranoid about bad testing conditions (taking it at an international test center), something going majorly wrong like a timing fiasco, etc. i also read a post somewhere here at LSD that stated LSAC won't report your scores to the schools if you're international? i don't know if that's true but if it is i have no idea what i'm supposed to do. (Needless to say, i only made the decision to take the LSAT in December very recently, and am still torn about whether i'll end up applying for the '06 year at all. it will depend completely on how well i do on the LSAT.)

Studying for the LSAT / edited
« on: November 11, 2005, 02:35:35 AM »
edited for anti-outing purposes. Sigh.

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