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meh, whatever

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Law School Applications / Re: F---! Typo in PS....
« on: November 07, 2007, 02:05:52 AM »
I would probably use "the" as well, but there's something in the back of my head telling me it's wrong.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is NYU Private or Public?
« on: November 07, 2007, 02:02:12 AM »
I think Lindbergh has just slid into poopyhead territory recently :)

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Personal Statement / Re: Avoiding contractions in the PS?
« on: November 07, 2007, 01:54:34 AM »
Totally agree that the paper is about you, by you. If you don't use contractions when you speak, then don't write them in your PS. However, a lack of contractions can also read as a poor command of the English language (since you don't have to remember the contraction forms etc.) though I doubt that's what an adcomm would think.

A lack of contractions can read as poor command of the English language? PRETTY PLEASE tell me that's a really bad joke?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Where Do I Stand?????
« on: November 06, 2007, 04:47:27 PM »
When he says he expects a 155-157, I don't think chances are huge for a 160+ score. By all means, best of luck and all that I wish nothing but the best for LSDers :)

Yeah, if he scores above 160 I'd say his chances are decent.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Top-5 Deferring
« on: November 06, 2007, 04:44:09 PM »
I'd like to add that NYU were very interested in why I wanted to defer. Saying "I don't feel like starting for another year" would quite certainly have gotten my request rejected, I believe.

As for living arrangements, I lived with 5 girls for a year. I know it sounds pretty awesome, but didn't take long for them all to turn into drama queens, so stick with the guys rabbit ;)

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Word ;)

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I guess not ;)

No of course, I do agree to some point. I would also assume that on average educated people are more intelligent, despite there being some obvious, glaring counter-examples :) Anyway, since we're looking at the singles scene I guess it's more about hooking up than finding eternal happiness? That's my plan at least;)

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One could, I whole-heartedly believe, have more control over their appearance than their personality or intelligence. Therefore, choosing to date women on the basis of physical beauty can be construed as seeking a personality-type that strives for self-improvement, a trait I, as most people I assume, consider admirable. Since, as they say, you can't fix stupid, it's best to focus on the things you can improve!

I don't see how intelligence is relevant in a person at all. Might be that intelligence is commonly used on factors such as education, knowledge, literacy etc which of course all affect how interesting a person is to converse with. However, intelligence in it's real form really only related to things like maths, physics etc and I don't think having a partner who's exceptionally good at figuring out which asymetric figures with together is a winning recipe for happiness. Surely, I wouldn't want to date a drooling mental patient with a 65 IQ, but I doubt very much you'd be able to spot the difference between a person with a 105 IQ and a 160 IQ in a normal, everyday conversation.

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Law School Applications / Re: Soft Factors - where do they matter most?
« on: November 06, 2007, 04:03:17 PM »
It's not, I've several times said I'm not saying that soft factors are never the answer. I've just said that there are many reasons for this, and I don't think it is wise to make assumptions based on such random guesses. The guy who got in (talking about the internet dude I assume) started a multi-million dollar company, that's one hell of a soft factor no doubt, and I'm not surprised to see that getting you into Yale at all.

What started this argument was the claim that Yale and Stanford (or was it Chicago) was particularily found of recruiting people based on soft factors and NYU was the counter-example. My only point this far is that there is nothing at all indicating the truth in this. If you feel like disagreeing that's really fine, I couldn't give a *&^%, I'm not trying to get into neither Yale nor Stanford.

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