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Law School Applications / Re: Two LSAT cancellations
« on: June 13, 2008, 11:01:12 AM »
Then, actually I don't even have a single cancellation. Thanks a lot!

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Recommendations / Re: Reapply to different schools - Need new LORs?
« on: June 10, 2008, 12:13:47 PM »
Never mind. I just called LSAC. They said I could just use the old LORs for the next cycle unless I want to get new ones.

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Recommendations / Reapply to different schools - Need new LORs?
« on: June 10, 2008, 11:59:49 AM »
I'm reapplying next cycle to different schools and LSAC has my old LORs from some of my undergrad professors. So, when I reapply this fall, can I still use my old LORs or should I get new ones? There's nothing special I've done since last year, so I don't think LORs should be any different than the old ones. I wish I can just redirect the old LORs to new schools when I reapply, but I'm not sure if it's possible. Does anyone know about this?

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Law School Applications / Two LSAT cancellations
« on: June 10, 2008, 07:52:16 AM »
I already have one cancellation of the test and now I'm thinking of pushing it back to October again. I first took the test last September in which I didn't get a satisfactory score.

So, my question is, does changing the test date this time(June '08) to the October date constitute as a cancellation? and would two cancellations hurt me in any way in the app process?

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Jeffort,

Good luck in whatever you're doing in the future. Thanks a lot for your help on this board!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Write now or wait until October?
« on: June 10, 2008, 07:41:54 AM »
Wow original title  ::) Anyway, I know there are lots of people ask, and you can't give a definitive answer, but as this board is for those who know the test the best, I'm soliciting your opinion of what you'd do in my shoes. Obviously am scheduled to write the test next Monday. I've had a busy schedule this summer with coursework so I can graduate early (this is not an excuse) so that coupled with some poor time management I haven't been able to devote as much time as I'd like. Anyway, I'm not sure whether it's better to write the test on Monday, see how I do, and then leave October as a rewrite backup or perhaps hold off for October all together. Right now I'm scoring in and around the mid-160's. I know I can do better but for some reason my LR is killing me. Games, no problem, I can get a perfect score or -1. LR varies from getting only 3 wrong to getting 10 wrong! On the same test! I have no idea how this is possible or if it's just my stress over the section. RC I usually get about 4 wrong. My gpa....I think it's about a 3.7 or so ? I have a 84 average at a top canadian university. Anything above an 80 is considered an A so I'm halfway between an A and a A+ for what it's worth. So of course, this is one of my easiest weeks course wise and I expect to be able to do more practice tests, but looking at my situation would it be better to wait it out until October and I have a little bit more time to get more assured or write it, see how it goes, and assess from there? Sorry for longwindedness. I have looked at the numbers on lawschoolnumbers for people who wrote multiples but I'm not getting a clear idea.

IMHO, I think you should write in October. LG is a cake for you, which I think indicates that you have a good natural intelligence. Over time, I realized LG scores have the strongest correlation with natural intelligence. The fluctuation in LR scores tells you that your skill hasn't been mature yet. I would say, if you're willing to devote the summer in the LSAT studying and prestige of law school means a lot to you, you should keep on studying during the summer and sit in October.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: trivials about filling the bubbles?
« on: June 07, 2008, 04:29:42 AM »
I bubble at the end of every 2 pages, and then bubble 1 at a time after the 5 min warning so I don't get caught with my pants down.


I paid a lot of money for the LSAT. I want to exhaust the whole time that's allowed for me.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: trivials about filling the bubbles?
« on: June 07, 2008, 02:08:50 AM »
Filling the bubbles at the last minute was actually a problem for me. Last time I took the LSAT, I thought I had like 20 seconds left on my watch, then the proctor called the time. I was debating on the last question and was gonna fill the bubble at the last second. (So I did it after the proctor called the time. She gave me a warning notice.) This happened because the proctor's got her own digital timer, and they don't give you enough time between sections to set your watch back to 12 o'clock. So, I set my watch to something like 15 seconds past 12 o'clock, and as a result, I had no idea how many seconds were left at the last minute. For this reason, I think the break between sections should be at least a minute, but I don't know if LSAC's gonna do anything about it.

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Studying for the LSAT / PT #14 Sec.3(RC) Q.23
« on: June 06, 2008, 04:33:44 AM »
This is the historians/Russian serfdom/US slavery passage.

For Q.23, I put (B) because I thought, if it's true that the resistance of US slaves was not often recorded as historical facts, then it would help strengthen the conclusion of the passage, which is US slaves were smaller in size and resistance of them was less common than that in Russia. My assumption here was that if resistance is less common, then it's more likely to escape the historial record. Is it an unwarranted assumption?

The correct answer is (C). I didn't put it because it doesn't specifically deal with the US slavery or Russian serfdom, thus it is not really relevant to the topic of the passage. Can you see some mistakes in my reasoning?

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Studying for the LSAT / PT #14 Sec.3(RC) Q.2
« on: June 06, 2008, 04:27:16 AM »
This is the geophysics/earth polarity question.

I have a trouble getting the answer for Q.2. First of all, I don't quite understand what exactly the question stem is asking about. Is it asking what would've been likely to happen when the opposite of the second hypothesis happened? The second hypothesis is about extraterrestrial object hitting the surface of earth, thereby causing a climatic change, so it's gotta be somehow related to the extinction of dinosaurs. But I don't think I'm correctly understanding what this question is actually asking. Please give me some help.

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