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Personal Statement / Topics
« on: June 11, 2004, 01:51:16 PM »
I have been preliminarily thinking about possible topics.  For my safety schools I will plan to write a conservative, ordinary personal statement.  But for my reach schools, I am thinking of ways to grab their attention.  I have an Alcohol Related arrest which has since been expunged.  But an explanation at some point will probably be necessary in the application, so I have thought of playing the recovering alcoholic card.  I believe I can justify things such as criminal history and meteocre grades while presenting an intriguing story.  Furthermore, I will be able to touch on my weaknesses without highlighting them.  So even though I may be an alcoholic, I am in no means recovering.  Admissions doesn't need to know this.  But nevertheless, it can make for an eye-catching PS.  But the question I have is, will admission look down upon alcoholism?  Or will they accept recovery and see it as a positive attribute to my character?  I would appreciate any input.

Studying for the LSAT / Something to worry about?
« on: June 11, 2004, 11:26:52 AM »
Last night I took Prep Test 42 and completely bombed it.  The games section killed me.  I usually miss 0-2, but I missed 9.  I missed 7 of the 9 due to a misread of the rules.  I tell myself it was because I was tired, but it could happen on the test, too.  Just getting these correct would have shot my score into a more acceptable range.  I believe I should have done a normal range if not for a few very stupid mistakes.  Is this something I should worry about on the real deal? 

I hate this test and can't wait for it to be over.  I need a drink, but not untill Tuesday.

LSAC and LSDAS / Coverting your GPA
« on: April 29, 2004, 04:08:01 PM »
I went to a university which gave out grade points as grades.  So when I received an A+, I received a correlating 4.0.  So when I received A's they fell somewhere in between 3.5-4.0.  But the LSAC scale seems to put me at a disadvantage because other's A+'s would be a 4.3.  Does anyone know if they account for this?  If they do, I would actually improve my stats. 

Studying for the LSAT / Identifying the Trap Questions
« on: April 28, 2004, 01:37:19 PM »
I have been practicing on the LR sections and have found myself narrowing the selections to 2, but then choosing the choice intended to be second best.  Can someone help me identify these types of answers?  Are there any easy indicators?  I believe if I can master this, my score will be substantially improved.  These types generally cost me 7-10 questions.

Studying for the LSAT / What does it take to get into Law School?
« on: April 22, 2004, 06:57:46 PM »
I have a 3.2 UG GPA and am set to take the LSAT's in June.  My practice tests have been steadily improving and I think a 160+ is a possibilty.  With these stats, what should my expectations?  I am hoping for top 25-100.  Am I setting myself up for a letdown?

Studying for the LSAT / Logical Reasoning
« on: April 20, 2004, 05:28:38 PM »
I am hitting a road block on the LR sections.  I typically will answer the first 17-18 correct or with 1 or 2 errors, and then just bomb the last 7-8 questions.  I could be missing 1 or 2 in the section, but instead miss 6-8.  Because this is half the test I would substantially improve my score from the low 160's to the low 170's.  I think it is a time issue, but does anyone have any suggestions on erradicating this constant occurrence.

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