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Law School Admissions / Re: I'll be applying:
« on: July 10, 2008, 08:13:21 PM »
Thanks for the tip-offs, I'll have a search round a bit more. I personally find LSN quite helpful in terms of keeping track of things (in addition to the super geek spreadsheets I've made) but it's good to know and what you say about being unusual is true....

That's why I'm keeping my LSN account minimalist.  Displaying my softs for all to see would make me very easily identifiable.  I'm going to wait until the cycle winds down to post most of my stuff.

Heck, some people would say that, since softs don't matter anyway, posting them is just a waste of time anyway.

Law School Admissions / Re: I'll be applying:
« on: July 10, 2008, 08:06:48 PM »
Ooo, I didn't even think of the swag.  *reconsiders application strategy*'re a smart cookie, Tim Mitchell.

Gotta love the $60 T-Shirts.   :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: reading comp advice...
« on: July 08, 2008, 12:40:18 PM »
I didn't miss a question on RC (/hubris), but even when asked, I really can't articulate anything I did that was different than a friend of mine who missed ten.  I think success in Reading Comp, of all the sections, is the result that depends most on innate ability and long-term practice.  Unlike games (which I tanked, btw) and LR, I don't think there is a Golden Strategy for all.

However, I do have one idea that might help

In terms of finding outside material to practice on, recommend The New Yorker. I read the fiction, reviews on art, and especially the science-oriented articles, and gave it the LSAT treatment.  Read one article per sitting, analyzed it all, asked those fun questions to myself.  Each issue tends to be just as diverse as the LSAT RC section, so you can practice the mental agility required to re-focus on each new passage.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Getting Motivated..!
« on: July 08, 2008, 06:31:21 AM »
"Prelude to War" from the Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack.

Laura, I know you'll be all over this one.

Law School Admissions / Re: Chances???Newbie
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:27:08 PM »
As a URM with a technical major like yours, I don't think you should count yourself out at any of those schools.  I would really sell the difficulty of the major in your PS/DS, and relate it to the study of law and what you want to do.

Prepare yourself for an unpredictable cycle.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: test PDFs anywhere?
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:23:37 PM »
I used to know of a website.  It has since been removed, though, so I really couldn't contribute if I wanted to.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Official June REVERSE Splitters
« on: July 03, 2008, 03:41:20 PM »

I ROCKED the RC that everyone feared. I lost almost ALL of my points in LG. I tried for months to learn how to do them, but my brain just does not operate that way. Damn you marzipan cake layer!

Exactly.  Aced RC, bombed the games.  From my experience and from what lawyers tell me, reading comp is the most relevant lawyerly skill the LSAT tests, for whatever it's worth.


I've got some kick-ass soft factors.  I also don't need to concern myself with job prospects when picking a school, so I can afford to look at warm fuzzies over raw rankings.  Therefore, I am content.

However, considering the percentiles involved, I don't really consider a 160+ LSAT to qualify one for reverse-splitter status.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post your section breakdown
« on: July 03, 2008, 01:08:46 PM »
RC: -0
LR1: -2
LG: -12 *cough*
LR2: -4

Guess I won't be arranging layers of cake any time soon.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 01:06:46 PM »
I stayed away from LSD during the waiting/angst period, so it's good to be back.

163.  I was practicing between 165-170, so I'll take it.  With my situation (military), I don't need to get into a T20 school to ensure a sweet job.

I remember that one. 

I think I answered intl. treaties, too...

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