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Messages - elle-y
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:24:27 AM »
I thought of that, then I remembered LSACs rules and requirements, one of which is you can't be a distraction to other test takers. So does that apply to emitting a foul stench that surrounds your general area and makes people gag?
Well, they're obviously saying you can't be an intentional distraction (which you could infer from the lack of digital watches and ability to consume food and beverages during the test. You can't initiate actions that would detract focus from others). Poor hygiene is rarely ever intentional, and is not an act that distracts others.
So....there is no way I could be a distraction by these guidelines! So stink away, diaper wearing LSAT takers!
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:18:00 AM »
Obligatory immoral question: If I withdraw without ever having had any grades recorded, and if I don't mention that I'd ever attended another school before, how would the prospective school know? Do schools report matriculations to LSAC?
You'd get caught by the Bar's background check, but would LSAC know as well?
So I was only at my school for 2 weeks, if that long - they give my transcript to LSAC a few weeks later (which I didn't know until recently, but it was submitted right after I dropped out.) I don't know what it says, I didn't have any grades, but I'm sure its "withdrew". I called the school recently and they said they'd be happy to confirm I was in good standing to the schools I apply to - MAKE SURE you check this.
But yes, otherwise you'd be denied admission to your state's Bar.
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:08:18 AM »
I was planning on wearing sweats....no one would know!! (Until it starts to smell, of course. But that's everyone else's problem, and my advantage. Ha!)
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:02:43 AM »
Theoretically, yes you could apply. However, the reality is no school is going to take a first semester drop-out....
This is not correct.
A first semester drop out can get into another school, but you're probably going to have some explaining and reassuring to do.
TITCR, and to add, it seems to be a relatively common occurrence. I'm in that boat (with a long gap of several years between schools) and my original school and schools i'm applying to have assured me of the process and my options.
No one has even hinted at advising that it is a waste of my time to consider.
« on: September 23, 2009, 11:58:45 PM »
Yeah, try your best to not get sick. I did, and I didn't take care of myself. It translated to a less than desirable score.
Yeah...I'm coming down with something. Muscle aches, runny nose. Started yesterday morning. Stress led to my immune system crashing, and as a waitress I pick up everything that comes around and goes around. I've nearly killed an entire bottle of OJ in the last 24 hours and Advil seems to helping a lot.
We'll see how I feel Saturday morning - already considering my options. FML.
« on: September 23, 2009, 01:19:15 AM »
Haha. I am not some emo tight pants wearing high schooler. And I wouldn't be wearing a large 2 liter bottle on the outside of my pants or anything. That would raise some eyebrows. A small bottle tied to your leg could easily be concealed beneath NORMALLY sized pants. And would easily help take that distracting edge off for the need to pee badly.
But I'm not so crazy as to actually go through with that idea.
Obvious indication of gender inequality when designing the LSAT. Women can't do this.
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:00:24 AM »
Psychoactives are bad, mmmkay?
Took a second...then I laughed.
« on: September 22, 2009, 11:57:03 PM »
I was considering having some caffeine in the morning to help myself wake up, but no? Does it really make you need to pee more than decaffeinated drinks?
Caffeine is a diuretic. The more concentrated you drink it, the more you'll have to pee as soon as your body processes the liquid. So a can of coke in the morning might not affect you, but a cup of coffee (or worse, 2-3) will make you have to pee like crazy right about when you open your book to start section 1. You're of course welcome to get up and pee (there is no rule about leaving the room as long as you have an escort), but you'll lose 3-5 minutes from the test.
Chances are if you're a coffee "addict", having a cup of decaf to fool your brain into thinking you got some via the taste factor will do the trick.
« on: September 22, 2009, 11:32:35 PM »
Ihop, Denny's, or a Bagel place are the only things in my area.
I would keep things as bland as possible. It may just be me (I've got a highly stress-reactive stomach) but the less you eat that could affect you in a way you don't want, the better you're going to be...you can keep your mind focused. Limit your liquid intake, especially caffeine too before the test. Way better to be a little thirsty during the test than have to pee halfway through section 2.
« on: September 22, 2009, 11:27:26 PM »
I'm not trying to bring anyone down - I'm simply parodying the TLS-like frenzy that usually ensues days before each administration.
You'll do fine.
When did TLS come around? The frenzy on this board freaked the eff out of me in 2005. I was going to avoid LSD until after the test this time but it's been surprisingly helpful...and calm, really.