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Personal Statement / Re: *****Please read PS first draft*****
« on: August 12, 2012, 04:17:46 PM »
I think the topic will work. However I would fix a few things

1. There are many sentences that need restructuring. Content of the sentences is good but could be worded better. (I.E. "The excellent communication skills that I have developed, whether  during an intense situation on the clinical side of healthcare or in dealings with hospital administration on the opposite side is a key component to a successful career in law") this sentence doesnt really make since...

2. You use some words that are innapropriate for what you are trying to say (I.E.  "her priorities were aligned differently")  ("to hone my communicative abilities")  try something like "her priorities were elsewhere"  and "to hone my communication skills"

"No matter how much you try not to, you take those experiences home with you. On the clinical side during a sad time like that, you feel helpless. I did not want to find myself in those situations for the rest of my working life, so I decided to venture out and gain some experience on the business side of healthcare. "
        ^^^
3. I dont like how you say you dont want to have a career where the thoughts and such will follow you home and interrupt your home life. Admissions commitees will likely believe that the law profession does follow you home, and will probably think you are getting into the wrong business if you think otherwise.

Overall, I would read the sentences really carefully to make sure they are very clear to those reading.  Focus on appropriate verb and adjective usage, and sentence structure.


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Personal Statement / Want to critique my PS?
« on: August 12, 2012, 03:49:01 PM »
Removed...

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Law School Applications / grade trend
« on: May 10, 2012, 10:26:49 PM »
How much will a ridiculous upward grade trend weigh on admission? My gpa is a 3.48 and my last 3 semesters i received a 4.0 while taking 18 hours for 2 of those semesters and 19 for the third semester. How Much of a soft factor is this? I started out my college career pretty rough. I received 3 d's and an f. But i have since retaken all of those classes in which i got bad grades and received A's in all of them. Does this dilute the importance of the rough start?

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Law School Applications / scholarship negotiation letter
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:47:41 PM »
So I am considering attending a school in which I am sure I will recieve a rather nice scholarship. However, I do not think that I will recieve a full ride. I was thinking about writing a scholarship negotiation letter, but I want to get some opinions before I do. Does anyone think that an admissions committee could view me as greedy or disrespectful if I asked for more money? This may be a dumb question but I feel like it's possible that an admissions could take it wrong...

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Several schools have just started implementing race blind admissions. Just fyi.

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Studying for the LSAT / my score has hit a plateau...what do I do?
« on: December 14, 2011, 05:27:52 PM »
For the past month or more, my scores on preptests have not been increasing much. Ive been stuck at a 157-158 for weeks now and im kind of depressed about it. What do I do now? my goal is a 160 but I cant seem to improve to that point. I still have 6 months to study as I am taking the June 2012 lsat, but I feel like im getting nowhere regardless of how much I study. Any suggestions?

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Law School Applications / law school numbers reliable?
« on: November 26, 2011, 10:33:46 AM »
Can people put fake gpa's and lsat scores on lawschoolnumbers.com? What stops people from saying they have a 4.0 gpa and a 180 lsat and say they have been accepted to all the best schools? I feel like there are way more people on lsn scoring in the 99th percentile on the lsat than there are people who actually scored that high. For instance there are like 50 people that have a 180 on the site but only like 20 people can get a 180 per year if a 180 is 99.98 percentile.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT #39, L.R. Sec. 2 #6 ...aghhh
« on: November 05, 2011, 09:13:01 PM »
Man on questions like these, which aren't too complex, going through all of the diagramming and finding necessary and sufficient conditions and all that can really waste time and make it a much more difficult question than it really is. The lsat measures logical reasoning. Just think about what the argument is saying: that only socially responsible businesses survive a long time. Then choose the answer that demonstrates how a socially irresponsible business can survive for a long time too. Choice b does this better than any other.

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Affirmative Action / Re: Why do we get a big admissions boost?
« on: October 25, 2011, 11:29:08 PM »
If that's the case then all first or second generation college students should get a boost in admissions. Or those who were poor and whose parents and grandparents never had money to get a good education. Its a load of crap. Admissions should be based on individual achievements for everyone. Work hard and study for good grades and lsat score and it will pay off. I am the very first person in my family to ever get a bachelors and i did it fine. Just work hard at it, black or white. Aa is a big joke that colleges use to avoid discrimination lawsuits due to black under representation in the school. So instead of just proving that not many blacks have the numbers to get in, they just accept them with lower numbers. I would be pissed if i was accepted just because i was a urm or because i grew up poor in an uneducated family.

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Wait so let me get this straight. Minorities are accepted with much lower numbers because they are entitled primarily for reasons of past injustices their grandparents suffered that may have affected their progress in pursuing higher education?


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