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Well, denk, it sort of did come off in a way that you might not have intended...

Yeah, I realized that, and made it clear in my next postings.  The STUDENTS board is a strange place, for sure.  There doesn't seem to be the kind of community and long-time members like there are over here...

"Take this sh*t back to the prelaw board where it belongs..."

Where's the love??,4627.0.html

That's exactly what I was thinking.

Does anyone know the actual meanings of "attrition", "attrition / academic", or "attrition / other"?  I assume "attrition" means the number of people who de-matriculate; quit the program for any reason.

But what would the distinction be between academic vs. other reasons.  I mean, to be academic attrition would a student have to be flunked out?  I'm sure that rarely happens - most students would quit before it does.  Would an overall "unhappines with academic performance" count as academic attrition?

I found the data for the school I want to go to, Lewis & Clark:

1st year:
Academic: 1 student
Other: 20 students
Total: 21 students, 9.1%

No - I only recently moved here to Portland.  I did my undergrad at Purdue and U of Cincinnati.

Lewis & Clark is one of my top ones too.  Would you think about staying in Portland?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Predict your June '06 LSAT scores HERE!
« on: June 16, 2006, 11:49:52 PM »
I'm right with you, coffee girl.  Same prediction.  And I was missing just 2 per section on the preptests.  It took me a couple of days to get over the depression...

But now the hope for a decent curve along with the new ABA "highest score" news helps.  F*ck it!

...many schools will still look more favorably on students who take the LSAT only once...

I don't see any justification for this.  It sounds right in a sort of urban-legend way, but in reality, I don't think it will matter.  It'll come to down to some dude in front of an Excel Spreadsheet making an initial cut-off...  And even then, if there's this really weird case of two applications being compared and only differing in this way, there'll be a number of soft factors that differentiate them.

Studying for the LSAT / Another Post-ABA Rule Change Prediction
« on: June 16, 2006, 11:31:46 PM »
I predict,

that the LSAT scores will become more stratified - more divided into two distinct groupings, in a way that will be very helpful for LSAT-obsessed people like us.

Once word gets out that "only the highest score counts", a whole new wave of test-takers will appear: People who take the test with little or no preparation "just to see what they get".  I have to admit, I was nearly one of these people.  Long ago, I signed up with LSAC, and nearly sent in my fee, thinking, "I'm smart - I can do this."  Until I picked up a practice test...  Under the new rule, though, I might have still gone ahead and taken the test.

The result:  The number and distribution of scores in the 164+ range will stay relatively unchanged. These are the people represented by us - the people who take this seriously, who are going about the process as if it's an important life changing event.  (Which we all know it is.  :) )

But there will be an influx of scores recorded at the < 160 level, from this new wave of "try and see" test-takers.  And this will only help out the curve for us.

The only question is,

Will word get out in time?  Will there be a massive influx of unprepared test-takers in September?  Time will tell.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So Who WAS Nasty Mole? (POLL)
« on: June 16, 2006, 11:11:10 PM »
Oh, well you gotta love her email address:   Kind of spells out its intentions.

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