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Studying for the LSAT / Re: HLS BITCHES
« on: July 03, 2010, 12:43:03 PM »
Sometimes I think you are retarded, Julie.

I'm looking for advice on where to find affordable testing for cognitive impairments which LSAC would recognize.

I don't think you should be a lawyer due to your ailments. Free rides should not be given to those who cannot meet the obligations because of some hindrance due to their innate ability.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 14, 2010, 07:48:31 PM »
I took it as more of an elective than a requirement. There are other tests I have to take though that are requirements. But, I am a college senior and I thought PLC was more centered around soph., juni., and freshmen?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: MY lsat prep log
« on: June 14, 2010, 07:38:24 PM »
One of the pitfalls many students fall into is the common consensus. You cannot think along the lines of, "it is hard for them, then it will be even harder for me." If your grades point to the contrary, then you do not fall under the common consensus but place above it. Don't worry yourself and over think and analyze things. I am just going to go on a hunch and say you tend to think too deeply into things and generally fall into a deep line of thought that actually hurts you as it is about yourself. I am the same way when I tend to think and over analyze things to the point I become nauseous. That certain thing is good in any number of educational facilities but it has its faults as well. Just learn to think in terms of what your output of a certain field is rather than what others say about it. You are better at accounting than the people at your CC so keep working on it and get a degree in the field.

It took me 1 year of contemplation on choosing a major. I said, I cannot do finance due to my sub-par math ability, but then I thought, if I understand the concept well enough I tend to do much better than a large portion of people in the subject. I focused on turning math into something I could utilize effectively in life and for personal use and, I did. For Calculus, my school is a bit different, we have Calculus that implements reviews within its course work. So, while you work on the concepts of calculus you reinforce the basic building blocks of calculus from the previous courses. It helps greatly for those who want to keep as much mathematical knowledge to aid them in calculus as possible.

Like you said, talk with the counselor and weigh your options, but do not kill yourself thinking too much. Thinking is good but not when it can physically or emotionally drain you.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 14, 2010, 05:44:21 PM »
I already took it, ended scoring well from what I think. I was told by the officer 99% is good but an 80 could be just as good. I was wondering, the hell? Then what is up with scoring a 99% if that is not as good as an 80%? You know about the scoring because that confused the hell out of me. I did well in GS, EI, MK, WK, and the rest of the sections I scored decently which were enough to put me in the 99% range I believe. I would like some clarification on why a 99 might not be as good as an 80 as that does not seem right to me.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: MY lsat prep log
« on: June 14, 2010, 05:23:07 PM »
I tripled majored in finance, philosophy, and international studies and will be obtaining all three degrees this winter.

I know how you feel. The jump in score is great so keep at your studying and once you feel confident enough, take the actual LSAT. I will be taking the LSAT in the fall of this year before I graduate. However, to answer your question, the accounting classes I took for the core classes of my major was pretty easy. I went up to section 400 of accounting, which was pretty nice as I got to learn more about the field. What do you find so hard though? There is a lot to learn and some math implemented but if you've taken a business calculus based math class, you should do fine in accounting. If you are bad at it and would actually want to do it in the future, then take the time to study a bit more and work out the concepts, rules, and all of that good stuff.

Essentially, trying to remember everything in accounting is futile, so take the time to place your efforts into learning the core of what is outlined in what you will be tested on, the concepts. If you know the concepts and rules well enough you should be above a C every time once the test comes. That was what helped me in accounting. So far, I have a 3.8 GPA which is pretty good. If you see yourself slipping, during mid-terms you will know, then go to the tutoring office of your school to get some aided help. I needed some tutoring with business calculus and that helped my vastly. I ended up getting a B in business calculus which was very comforting to me. When you have a tutor that is around your age and knows what he/she is talking about, they will help you much better as they can relate to your pitfalls. Try it out if you need extra help.

Another tip to keep up a good GPA is talking with the professor about extra credit work you could possibly due to facilitate your grade. Some professors might not issue that type of stuff, but from my experience, the majority gave out extra credit assignments for students who felt they might be slipping a bit in certain areas. The last tip would be, look for students who are willing and able to form study groups, this also helps greatly. Many students are sometimes shy or don't want to look like they need a study group but if you, at the beginning of class, pass around a piece of paper labeling and outlining that you will be hosting a study group to ensure that you won't drop grades in the class, there will be students showing up to those study periods. Those who do not are simply on their own.

Try out all of them and you will become much better at accounting. To add to that, join a club centered around accounting so you increase your knowledge on it.

I can relate to you as I sucked hard in mathematics but I did everything I suggested for you and I ended up doing pretty well and retained most of the material. I would say, Calculus is pretty easy now that I understand it much better than I did before.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preparing for OCTOBER
« on: June 13, 2010, 03:01:42 PM »
I took the ASVAB test and it was different from an LSAT, go figure? Ended up scoring a 99% but when I asked what that meant, I became confused by the answer.

I studied for the fall LSAT and I still plan on taking it. Hopefully I do well on that. I have been preparing for the LSAT for a while now so I am confident in my ability to do well on it.

I am doing what I consider, the best options, and minimizing risk.

In any case, I am doing what I consider to be the route to less worry when I do actually go to law school. If I am in the 50th percentile? Oh well, I have experience in finance and all the necessary components to land a 6 figure salary straight out of college, but I am going to the marines when I am through with college. I need a J.D. though because I'd rather have knowledge of the law instead of having lawyers circle-jerk me into major debt, not to mention, it just adds to my resume.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 13, 2010, 02:34:35 PM »
OK, I will be doing a 10-week course in training in the summer of 2011, OSO. I just have to follow the regimen for the training and be prepared.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 09, 2010, 12:56:29 PM »
What was your service like in the military?

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