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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Blueprint Reading Comprehension Strategy
« on: January 20, 2007, 02:04:55 AM »
I took blueprint and I didn't really use their RC method because it was a lot of work, but they focus on the number of viewpoints expressed in each RC and the structure that results from that. I.E. in a lot of the RCs there's the first viewpoint, followed by the counter viewpoint, followed by a sort of middle ground expoused by the author. Obviously some of the questions that follow will ask about the different views and where the author stands.

Also, they focus on common structural elements in the passages. A lot of passages contain cause-and-effect relationships, a lot of passages contain either many small examples or one extended example, and usually some of the questions that follow will be related to the examples/cause-effects.

If you think about it, all this is pretty obvious stuff IMO. RC really just rests on your ability to read with attention to detail while at the same time understanding what's happening in the passage as a whole.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Which subjects should I study first?
« on: January 20, 2007, 01:43:53 AM »
it doesn't matter how you start studying for the test as long as you do a lot of it.

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I became better at RC after I started reading the passage very carefully with a lot of attention to detail, kind of like how i read LR questions. It'd take me 4.5 minutes to finish a passage sometimes but I'd blow through the questions off memory.

But everyone has their own method, find what works for you

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Law School Applications / Re: What is going on at Berkeley?
« on: January 14, 2007, 04:41:50 PM »
Yes.

Take a gander at employment statistics. The T14 public schools (UMich, UVA, Boalt) seem to find firms who are willing to hire their students, despite not being elite ivies. The shame of attending a public institution is a tough cross to bear, it's true, but at least it's sunny.

Except it's freezing right now, but that's neither here nor there....

It's not that sunny in Norcal! ;(
If berkeley were located where UCLA is located, then you'd have a point.

I've personally never attended an ivy/private, and perhaps that's what makes the idea of attending one for law school so appealing to me. But if you say that boalt is just as competitive for getting hired then I guess I have no argument.

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I got the mail. No waiver.

bobknob - numbers? and what other schools?

UCLA and Northwestern were the best I received (173/3.9x, Dec. LSAT).

I don't want to be too specific with my information online, but I think I'm probably well above UCLA's typical admit numbers

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Agreed. I got the UCLA fee waiver. I wasn't particularly interested (east coast bias), but I figured a fee waiver would be enough. Then I saw the 13 page application. Plus you have to pay the fee first, then print out the email and mail it to them. I'm sorry if it feels like I'm wasting it to some, but I wouldn't have ever considered applying without it.

john, you should apply! Great weather, beautiful campus, lots of good looking girls, especially asian girls (if you're into that). great rank too, unless you just have to be top 14.

i think it's lame that it's all about the t14 instead of the t15. I think I'd be much more willing to go to UCLA law in the case that the t15 were considered the greatest, even over other, higher-ranked schools given UCLA awesome location/weather. Just MO.

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I'd like a UCLA FW but I haven't gotten one. I have decent #s and have gotten waivers from schools above UCLA, but UCLA has just ignored me. I wonder if it's b/c I went to UCLA as an undergrad? but that should make me a more attractive candidate in my opinion ;(

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Law School Applications / Re: What is going on at Berkeley?
« on: January 14, 2007, 03:28:09 PM »
I hate to be the one to ask this, but is berkeley that great? I applied because of their USNews ranking and all, but would a firm really want to hire someone who went to a leftist public school over someone who went to an elite ivy 1-2 rank spots lower?

the only big plus I see is that it's in california!

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Law School Applications / Re: Most Prestigious Brand of Hot Dogs
« on: January 14, 2007, 03:22:03 PM »
On XOXO I tell everyone that I am the hiring partner at a biglaw firm. Then I tell everyone that they are too unprestigious and TTT to be hired by my firm. After this, I brag about how much money I make, and then I insult minorities.

um yeah, if that's what does it for you

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: A new watch
« on: January 13, 2007, 09:59:20 PM »
watches aren't really useful anymore. cell phones have clocks, ipod have clocks, cars have clocks in the stereo, every household appliance has a clock, computers have clocks, ETC.

the only point a watch serves is as a fashion accessory. thus, you should get an expensive one. if you can't or are unwilling to afford a nice watch, you should just go w/o so that everyone doesn't immediate realize what a cheapass you are.

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