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Law School Applications / LSACD.....WTF!?!?!
« on: October 04, 2004, 07:13:14 PM »
I ordered the stupid CD September 4th. I checked the status of it two weeks ago and it said backordered. Now I check it and it said the checkout was completed Sept 4th. Anyone else get the LSACD yet?

....and I walked past Georgetown Law School. Just when I was feeling pretty good about the LSAT tomorrow suddenly fate female dog slapped me across the face. Why is the world mocking me? I was simply seeing how far and where my testing center was via to the Metro, and there was the school.....a shining beacon of ridicule. Anyways, good luck to everyone else out there!

Law School Applications / How should I interpret this score?
« on: September 25, 2004, 03:58:47 PM »
OK well I have been stressing out over the upcoming LSAT (if you couldn't tell from my previous posters) and took a diagnoistic test this morning. Well I scored a 157 up from a 150 but there were some "odd circumstances" surrounding this score, so I don't know how I should interpret this score:

A. I took the Oct 2003 LSAT last year and this diagnostic test was also the OCT 2003 LSAT.

B. When I came to the test, I was kinda stressed out because I forgot my Diagnostic Test book at home and was provided a new one by PR. Unfortunetly, I was not allowed to write in the book (and let me tell you, doing games on a seperate sheet and keeping track of the answers was a female dog).

C. The conditions of the test were bad as well. Cell phones going off and the guy next to me busted out with a Peanut Butter sandwhich in the middle of the first section.

Should I consider this score as legitimate? I did not remember any of the games or argument questions at all. I did recognize the topics on the RC section, but only the topics and not the questions. Could I have subliminally known all these questions and would therefore have a little "extra" advantage? It was a whole year since the previous LSAT and I can barely remember where I park my car let alone a 100 question test. Should I consider the crappy circumstances of the test to possibly discount this advantage? Sorry if it sounds like I am making something larger than it should be, but its crunch time and I need to decide if I should hold off until Dec or push for Oct. I know, I should just simply take another test that I have definetly not seen before, but I can't really do that until tomorrow or later. If this score is legit, then THANK YOU to everyone who has helped and to those that recommended the RC Bible!   

Law School Applications / October or December: can a score change by then?
« on: September 24, 2004, 09:44:33 PM »
I am sure most of y'all are sick of this topic of conversation (especially from me), but I would really like some advice given my circumstance. I am taking the Princeton Review 5 week course but my score is not moving up (actually down). Now I have been told by a lot of people (including the Dean of Admissions at one law school), that I should postpone the LSAT in October and take it in December if I don't think I will preform signifigantly better. Well I am not improving and the test is next week. If I can't improve by now, what else can I do that will help me in December? I mean, if I worked my ass off preparing for the LSAT for 5 straight weeks, what is 2 months going to do? I understand the test better and can conceive a strategy, but I cannot grasp that strategy while taking the LSAT. I realize that this is the whole purpose of what the LSAT is supposed to test and how it weeds out crappy students, but the whole standardized test deal just frustrates me. Anyone out there who held off on an LSAT and actually did better on the next one?

Law School Applications / YEA! I finally got solicited by a law school.....
« on: September 14, 2004, 03:13:01 PM »
....give that its Southwestern, it wasn't a waiver, and it was only an email.....but hey its SOMETHING! At least I have a decent shot at ONE law school this season. Keep your fingers crossed for me guys....;)

Studying for the LSAT / Specific Arguments Question Help
« on: September 14, 2004, 01:26:54 AM »
OK, here is one question that I cannot understand and the explanation doesn't help either. I tried diagraming the problem, but it didn't help. Can someone please take a shot at it? Also, can you shout out some suggestions on a quick way to diagram this problem. I understand where the independent and dependent variables lie in the arrow condition statements but I get lost after I try and make the links that are necessary for the question.

Some of the world's most beautiful cats are Persian cats. However, it must be acknowledged that all Persian cats are pompous, and pompous cats are invariably irritating.

If the statements above are true, each of the following must also be true on the basis of them EXCEPT:

A) Some of the world's most beautiful cats are irritating
B) Some irritating cats are among the world's most beautiful cats
C) Any cat that is not irritating is not a Persian cat
D) Some pompous cats are among the world's most beautiful cats
E) Some irritating and beautiful cats are not Persian cats

Law School Applications / I WANT TO DIE.......
« on: September 10, 2004, 02:41:20 AM »
.....OK Not really, but this LSAT thing is getting me really down and depressed. I keep getting quips about how learnable the test is and how I can learn from the mistakes, but the only thing I am "learning" is that my answers ARE mistakes. Is there going to be some "spiritual enlightenment type moment" where every question will make sense? I look over each question and see why its correct but I don't see why my answer is incorrect. I know that there is more to life than law school, but it is something I want to do and I am hating the fact that ONE stinken test is keeping me from a quality job. Why is everyone here making leaps and bounds on their scores or claiming that "if they had a couple of straight months time, they could hit a 180" and I am stuck in this "black hole" of 150 (or worse). Ugh, I sucked on the SAT and ACT but did well in college and people keep telling me I have the qualities of a good lawyer (I would also like to think that I have a good personality but thats a different issue), but these people keep thinking that the LSAT should be a no brainer for me. And what sucks even worse is when I am in my Princeton Review class and the teacher tells us what we SHOULD have gotten (or in layman's terms: where only a stupid idiot would pick something else) and I choose a different answer than everyone else in the room. It's like this whole test (except games, for some God only knows reason, I am actually better in this section) is in a different foreign language. OK, well this concludes my "2:30 AM LSAT rant," I'm going to go to bed before I go try looking for a bridge and seek out a "It's a Wonderful Life" Christmas special moment. Please continue with your "I suck because I made a 170 LSAT and received one fee waiver from W&L" comments and the belittling comments against the Cooleys and other unworthy schools of law (or my future law school, as I so often like to refer to). I am going to continue practicing and re-examing each test and just pray because there is no way that I am going to get anything higher than a 150 in October at this rate.

Personal Statement / PS Review Please
« on: September 06, 2004, 06:14:06 PM »
First off, thanks to all those who read and critiqued my PS last time. I have since revised it and would like feedback on the new version. No worries, its down from 1300 words to under 700 words, so its a quick read. Just want to see if it gets the same impact as before and seeing if it "flows." Thanks in advance. When you post your email, tell me if you prefer if I send it as an attachment (word document) or if I should just paste it in the body.

Law School Applications / Speed typing
« on: September 05, 2004, 10:48:51 PM »
Not sure if there has been a thread regarding typing speed but I wanted to know if there is a program out there that y'all can recommend. I know people say that you should just practice with chat rooms, but I can never get an interesting convo going that would require much typing.

Personal Statement / Done for now.....
« on: September 05, 2004, 12:58:24 PM »
I finally got my PS down from 1300 words to 600 words. Not perfect though, still kinda jumps to different points but is still coherent. Gotta keep working to get that "natural flow of ideas."

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