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My excuse is alcohol, plus the fact that for the first 2 years I thought I wanted to be a teacher, so I didn't think my grades would matter too much.

I still have my textbook from Latin - "Wheelock's Latin."  I think it's pretty standard.  For fun I was thinking I might try to re-teach myself some of it.  I think you can basically teach yourself how to read Latin using this book.  I'm really only interested in being able to read Latin - I'm assuming you want to be able to speak too?

I used Wheelock in high school!

Overall, I think Latin is useless unless you're jonesing to read Catullus or Horace or Virgil in the original.

I plan to start studying again so I can write poems about you in Latin.  You can be the Lesbia to my Catullus.  ;)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Question on NYU
« on: July 05, 2007, 05:17:16 PM »
For 1L, I thought the NYU housing was fine. Small, but fine- how much time are you really planning on spending cooped up in your bedroom? I'm going to be living in D'Ag, which is where most 1Ls live, so I'll let you know how it is in a few months.  ;D

As for Chicago....I'm gonna get some hate for this, so here's my disclaimer- it seems like there are some cool people going to Chicago from this board, and I know a few nice people from college who are at Chicago, so the following certainly doesn't apply to all Chicago students. HOWEVER- when I went to their ASD, I couldn't believe how incredibly socially inept the group of student hosts were! It was PAINFUL- they couldn't make eye contact when they were talking, and I'm pretty sure some of the guys were scared of talking to the female admits.

That being said, I was impressed at the intelligence of my fellow admits and some of the current students. There's an incredible intellectually curious community at Chicago, which I thought was great. When it came down to it, though, I just couldn't see myself being happy at Chi for 3 years.

I definitely agree that there were a bunch of awkward student hosts.  Maybe it has something to do with the type of student that would be a student host. (MTG and my student host, who are both awesome, are of course excluded from this).  I tried to talk to as many students as possible who weren't hosts or working during the ASW in some capacity. (I did this at most ASWs where I was actually interested in the school).  I found Chicago students to be just as socially normal as other schools that I visited (NYU, Duke, UVA, UPenn, etc).

Maybe I'll be a student host next year so I can help to fix the misconception.  Hopefully I don't make it worse.  :P

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Anything else about you fake that we should know about?  :-*

All natural, snookums.

Thank god, I was worried you might have faked it during the ASW.  ;)

No darling, me telling the whole  bar you you're a jackass was all real.   :D

(just kidding everyone - bosco and I <3 each other hardcore)

 :-*

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One bad thing about taking Latin is no movies.   >:(

Consider yourself lucky.  The only thing worse than being forced to sit through roughly 9 and a half hours of that dubbed Burt Lancaster opus "Il Gattopardo" (because apparently Italy hasn't produced a film since 1965) is then being forced to write a paper on it.

I really want to take Latin, actually.


I wouldn't recommend it.  Then again, I wouldn't recommend taking any language, as I am a dunce.

Me too.  My foreign language minor is the reason I don't have the GPA for Stanford.  I've mostly come to terms with the fact that I'm functionally retarded in most of the subjects I most enjoy, but I still wish I had the proficiency to take Mandarin.  I looked into some self-study Latin, but there isn't much out there.  A lot of the verb forms in Italian, especially the more archaic ones, mirror Latin so I thought the two would be complementary.

My excuse is alcohol, plus the fact that for the first 2 years I thought I wanted to be a teacher, so I didn't think my grades would matter too much.

I still have my textbook from Latin - "Wheelock's Latin."  I think it's pretty standard.  For fun I was thinking I might try to re-teach myself some of it.  I think you can basically teach yourself how to read Latin using this book.  I'm really only interested in being able to read Latin - I'm assuming you want to be able to speak too?

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One bad thing about taking Latin is no movies.   >:(

Consider yourself lucky.  The only thing worse than being forced to sit through roughly 9 and a half hours of that dubbed Burt Lancaster opus "Il Gattopardo" (because apparently Italy hasn't produced a film since 1965) is then being forced to write a paper on it.

I really want to take Latin, actually.


I wouldn't recommend it.  Then again, I wouldn't recommend taking any language, as I am a dunce.

Pshh...I seem to remember a ridiculously impressive LSAT score on your LSN profile.

Totally fake.

Anything else about you fake that we should know about?  :-*

All natural, snookums.

Thank god, I was worried you might have faked it during the ASW.  ;)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is this enough LSAT studying??
« on: July 05, 2007, 04:56:43 PM »

lol.  Thanks for cooling out the thread.  I'll try not to take anything said here personally.  Btw, thanks for the advice you provided earlier in the thread.  I'll definitely try to focus more study time on reviewing questions (both right and wrong) and trying to identify why correct answers are correct, why incorrect answers are incorrect, etc.  Your post was the best post in this entire thread. 

See, if your first response to Jeffort was more like this, I never would have said anything.  ;)

titcr

Can someone please tell me what this abbreviation stands for? (titcr)  Much obliged.

This is the Credited Response.

Thanks.  If I've already hit my potential for this exam, should I just stop studying?  Or just study enough to maintain that same score? 

Hmmmmm...I don't really know how to answer that.  I wouldn't even know how to know that you've hit your potential.  My LSAT studying was so rushed, so my experience was different than most.  I would say generally speaking, the more studying the better, but don't go so crazy that you burn out.  One test a day every day for two months, would probably cause you to burn out.  But if you do 2-4 a week, then go over them thoroughly, I think that's the best option, like others have been saying.  I did almost a test a day for about 4 weeks, and the last 3-4 days I was just kinda sick of it, whereas before that I actually enjoyed the test.

One of the things I don't like about prep classes...is that you've seen every single LSAT question, but you've only taken 14 tests under real test-like circumstances.  Even when I looked through the Powerscore Bibles a couple of weeks before the test, I ignored examples from tests I hadn't taken yet.  Whether it was wise I don't know, but my biggest concern was taking as many tests under real conditions as possible (Of course my other biggest concern should have been going over them much more thoroughly)  Not saying this applies to you, but so many people I know start off their LSAT studying by taking a class.  I think that's generally a bad strategy, because you should be very familiar with the test before you start getting taught how to take it, at least in my opinion. 

On a side note, related to your question about whether you should stop studying....I think sometime soon I'm going to take the December 2006 test, just for shits and giggles.  I took the Sept. 06 exam and haven't looked at an LSAT since.  I'm curious to see how an extended break from the test affects me.  I'd say probably not that much, just because of the nature of the test.  I would guess I'll do about the same on LR and RC, but games I'll probably do a little worse.

Wow, at some point I got away from your question and started rambling.

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One bad thing about taking Latin is no movies.   >:(

Consider yourself lucky.  The only thing worse than being forced to sit through roughly 9 and a half hours of that dubbed Burt Lancaster opus "Il Gattopardo" (because apparently Italy hasn't produced a film since 1965) is then being forced to write a paper on it.

I really want to take Latin, actually.


I wouldn't recommend it.  Then again, I wouldn't recommend taking any language, as I am a dunce.

Pshh...I seem to remember a ridiculously impressive LSAT score on your LSN profile.

Totally fake.

Anything else about you fake that we should know about?  :-*

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One bad thing about taking Latin is no movies.   >:(

Consider yourself lucky.  The only thing worse than being forced to sit through roughly 9 and a half hours of that dubbed Burt Lancaster opus "Il Gattopardo" (because apparently Italy hasn't produced a film since 1965) is then being forced to write a paper on it.

I really want to take Latin, actually.


I wouldn't recommend it.  Then again, I wouldn't recommend taking any language, as I am a dunce.

Pshh...I seem to remember a ridiculously impressive LSAT score on your LSN profile.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is this enough LSAT studying??
« on: July 05, 2007, 04:34:21 PM »

lol.  Thanks for cooling out the thread.  I'll try not to take anything said here personally.  Btw, thanks for the advice you provided earlier in the thread.  I'll definitely try to focus more study time on reviewing questions (both right and wrong) and trying to identify why correct answers are correct, why incorrect answers are incorrect, etc.  Your post was the best post in this entire thread. 

See, if your first response to Jeffort was more like this, I never would have said anything.  ;)

titcr

Can someone please tell me what this abbreviation stands for? (titcr)  Much obliged.

This is the Credited Response.

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One bad thing about taking Latin is no movies.   >:(

I took 2 semesters of Latin.  I wish I remembered it better.  :-\

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