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Studying for the LSAT / September or December
« on: August 30, 2009, 02:11:23 AM »
I'm not new to the LSAT...scored a 154 in 2005. Long story, and I'm applying to schools again for next fall. I'm studying with powerscore's books now, and have just finished the RC and LR bibles. Taking practice sections individually, and without any attempt to further improve, I'm getting about -5 a section. I haven't even started the games, but those shouldn't be a huge problem for me.

I have nothing against either ramping it up and still taking it in September, or taking it in December. Would December hurt me in admissions in any way? My goal is 165, I'd obviously love to hit higher. It's especially crucial because I really could use some scholarship money.

Thanks :)

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Personal Statement / Re: PS topic too cliche?
« on: August 26, 2009, 01:04:52 AM »
*yawn*

talking about becoming a lawyer for money...or not for money...is the last thing adcoms want you to care about. they want you to care about yourself, your achievements, your goals, and maybe a little about your faults.

you must have something worthwhile to say other than "i'm in this because I like to read".

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Law School Applications / Re: LSDAS Processing Time
« on: August 20, 2009, 02:00:31 AM »
That I don't know. I always figured it was sent electronically (because it doesn't make sense to send thousands of paper copies of everyones files), but then it's a matter of how long it takes the school to process it. But honestly, I don't know.

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Law School Applications / Re: LSDAS Processing Time
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:35:13 PM »
2 weeks is about how much time it takes. Not always though. Actually, I just requested a transcript from my school last Tuesday and it was completely processed and added to my LSAC file on Monday - 6 days later. Don't except this to always happen, but it just goes to show if you beat the rush, things can move much faster for you.

But to break down how things work for you, you'll send your applications in electronically, and then you'll have to ask LSAC to send your LSAC information to the school. This is call your "report". Unless you have a fee waiver, they cost $12 each/per school. I've forgotten the options of how and when you pay for them. The great thing is, if you're missing your LSAT score, or a letter of rec, or some other non-application part of your file, you can still request LSAC to send your file over...the school will just keep requesting an update until you're complete. And so you know, those updates are free (and you'll see each time they ask for an update on your LSAC file. You'll also see what they get when they request or get your file.)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question for Lsat wizards
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:16:20 AM »
I've been down that road enough times to know better.

And by that, I mean Aurora. Not the STD road. Aurora is scary enough.

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Learn how to do it; realize when it doesn't work for you and your brain may process the information better without diagramming.

IE: in the Logic Reasoning Bible, in that section, there is a science question about endocytosis or something like that. I grasped the concept immediately, and was incredibly confused after I answered it (correctly) about why in the world I would diagram that particular type of question. It would have wasted time!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question for Lsat wizards
« on: August 13, 2009, 02:35:35 AM »
how you and seattle's finest prostitutes doing?

If he found them on the corner of Aurora/99 i'm sure he's doing well. He'll be better once the swelling  goes down  and the itching stops, though.

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Law School Applications / Re: Fee Waivers
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:18:00 AM »
huh? chronology?

Sep LSAT takers will still get fee waivers. It's not even the middle of August for crying out loud.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Section Ordering
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:09:31 AM »
google more than grapevine and you'll find more than you asked for.

but yes, it's always been one of the first 3 sections. and no, 2 LR in the first section does not mean it will be experimental. you could get:

1. LR
2. LR
3. reading comp
4. reading comp
5. games

so both are legit, but the first reading comp will be experimental.

but you could get three LR's


1. LR
2. LR
3. reading comp
4. LR
5. games

then 1 or 2 will be experimental.

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Law School Applications / Re: How Long Do Schools Keep Applications?
« on: August 04, 2009, 12:37:25 AM »
That works out well, I'm more concerned about them being *able* to check out apps from 3 years ago. I'd prefer a clean slate.

That said, I plan on calling those schools tomorrow.

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