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Studying for the LSAT / Re: MY lsat prep log
« on: June 14, 2010, 08:23:07 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, 06:01:42 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.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 13, 2010, 05:34:35 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.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 09, 2010, 03:56:29 PM »
What was your service like in the military?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 07, 2010, 07:06:05 PM »
I am not too interested in the Public Health Service, but the second link, NOAA seems to be something I might have an interest for due to it implementing most of my interests into one. I think because I will finish in the fall of this year I could possibly sign up for it, but I want to weigh the options first. I wouldn't want to be behind a desk but out in the field first. To answer your question though, I believe infantry would be a good start. Does the NOAA provide any sort of field component to the marines portion?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 07, 2010, 12:29:59 PM »
officer seems to be the best route for me rather than enlisted. Can all college grads start as an officer?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Going to the Military
« on: June 06, 2010, 04:16:24 PM »
I am pretty serious about joining the Marines. For the most part, I am interested in pursuing a legal career primarily due to what I've been considered like, "you're smart, the military is not for you." I do not really care about being smart or following intellectual pursuits as I have more of an interest in the military, i.e. ground combat and strategics more-so than law or pre-med. In other words, the military is the only thing I have had a lot of interest for.

As for my interest, or MOS, I am more interested in reconnaissance or leading an infantry of troops. I would like to enter a bootcamp that would help cultivate my skills.

Math is not my strongest suit, I worked extra hard to get into Calculus and pass it. Reading, comprehension, logic, and writing are my strongest suits. When taking various classes in management to fulfill the core classes for business, I was more inclined towards management and strategical management.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Going to the Military
« on: June 06, 2010, 01:46:56 PM »
After talks with the family, mentors, and friends, I finally made my decision on a service in the Marines post grad, which is next year. Whether or not it is a good decision is subjective in nature. I have tried being against the military for a long time but have always wanted to be apart of the military. I still plan on going to law school but my question here pertains to the military and law. What bearing would my LSAT score (being taken this fall) have on joining the Marines? Will I still have to take the ASVAB to join, although I completed Calculus, advanced courses in college English, and (future tense) above 150 on the LSAT? And, what position would I rank in, also what MOS would I be able to do? I would like to hear from actual Marines who have gone through training and the like... What were your experiences?

biology, chemistry, physics, and organic chemistry along with some English courses satisfies the pre-med prerequisite for med-school. So, you're saying I don't have to go to law school, all I need to do is take the patent bar exam and if I pass I am certified to practice IP Law? If that is the case then I will do that instead of another 3-4 years of school.

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