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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Truth about the Pay Gap
« on: May 01, 2007, 12:05:49 AM »
This is totally off topic, and I apologize.

But every time I see this thread pop up in my unreads, instead of seeing "Pay Gap" I accidentally read "Pap Gay" and end up thinking to myself, "WHAT about Gay Pap smears??"

K, done.

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As you were.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Arrrrrrrrgh
« on: May 01, 2007, 12:03:24 AM »

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Matthies I am soooo amused and impressed!! 180!!

American WCL
40 something?
International Law (maybe eventually in-house!)

This getting into law school thing has worn me out!


I second the Awwwww! That is so cute. ALL the pictures are so cute. And you are so marvelous at this!

I've begun to identify with my cat. Is that weird? :P

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Matthies I am soooo amused and impressed!! 180!!

American WCL
40 something?
International Law (maybe eventually in-house!)

Bump for me too ... I want a cute kitty!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: help!
« on: April 30, 2007, 04:34:08 PM »
Maybe Kaplan just isnt working for you. Try buying the Power Score bibles.

And, you apply what you learned by learning to solve particular TYPES of questions. A particular type of question needs a particular type of answer. And that's what you're learning to identify.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Truth about the Pay Gap
« on: April 30, 2007, 03:48:21 PM »
On its face, the evidence in the AAUW study looks damning. "One year out of college," it says, "women working full-time earn only 80 percent as much as their male colleagues earn. Ten years after graduation, women fall farther behind, earning only 69 percent as much as men earn."

But read more, and you learn things that don't get much notice on Equal Pay Day. As the report acknowledges, women with college degrees tend to go into fields like education, psychology and the humanities, which typically pay less than the sectors preferred by men, such as engineering, math and business. They are also more likely than men to work for nonprofit groups and local governments, which do not offer salaries that Alex Rodriguez would envy.

I've never read the actual studies, but I always assumed that when they said "colleagues" they were referring to people who worked in the same field and did the same kind of work. Of COURSE women who go into education are going to make less than men who go into investment banking.

The issue is -- do women bankers make the same as men bankers if they're doing the same job and working similar hours? Or does a glass ceiling really exist?

This report seems to have muddled the issue.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scantron Directly or Test Booklet
« on: April 30, 2007, 02:52:45 PM »
I hate scantron and don't like looking away from the test booklet that often.

I circle the answer in my test booklet and transcribe one page at a time (for LR) and one section at a time (for LG and reading comp).

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: help!
« on: April 30, 2007, 01:55:37 PM »
This is a crappy answer, but ... as long as it takes! The LSAT is the single most important part of your application. Look at the schools you want to go to. What is their median LSAT? You need to aim higher than that. Then, prep as long as it takes you to get to that score. Or settle for a lower ranked school.

I'd say from where you're starting, you need about 6 months. But that's just a guess. I'd say two hours a day M-Th of reading how to work problems and then doing problems and going over the mistakes. Then a preptest or two every weekend, being sure to GO OVER THE ANSWERS. Going over the answers is where you will be improvement. If you don't go over them, you'll never get better. Take one day off during the week and every other week do a preptest on BOTH Sat and Sun, other weeks just do one. Increase your times as it gets closer to test time.

If the Kaplan system isn't working for you, you could try buying and reading the Powerscore Logic Games and Logical Reasoning Bibles. However, I generally wouldn't suggest mixing systems. You need to pick one way to work your problems and do it that way every time, lest you get yourself confused during the real test.

These are all just *my* suggestions, however. Other people might tell you different things.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 30, 2007, 01:36:24 PM »
UH by mail!  Text message from my roommate with permission to open school related mail while I was gone.

Yay! Congratulations! Thank goodness for living with someone who understands how important this is for you!

UCLA! FINALLY!

By phone, to my OFFICE number. AT 9pm EST. On a Sunday.

What a crazy phone call -- but Congratulations!!

You're SUCH a sweetheart!

 :-*

Not. I'm just living vicariously! :) But I'll take that :-* anyway! Tee hee hee...

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 30, 2007, 01:32:57 PM »
UH by mail!  Text message from my roommate with permission to open school related mail while I was gone.

Yay! Congratulations! Thank goodness for living with someone who understands how important this is for you!

UCLA! FINALLY!

By phone, to my OFFICE number. AT 9pm EST. On a Sunday.

What a crazy phone call -- but Congratulations!!

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