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Transferring / Re: GW over Michigan??
« on: July 17, 2008, 12:22:44 PM »
When airline prices come down a bit this fall, that'll ease the sting a bit.

Hahaha.  Airline prices come down a bit this fall.  Hahahaha.

No matter the market conditions at the moment, airline prices have throughout recent history always dropped after the summer travel season, for a number of reasons, from basic supply and demand (less demand means lower prices to compete) to very strange reasons, like the combinations of traditional drops in unrest in oil producing countries (holidays/bad weather), lower fuel demand (due to low passenger demand and weather patterns) and the closing of fiscal year's accounting.

Now, if airline tickets go even higher this fall, then all bets are off and the end of the world is that much closer...  ???

Your right, there is an historical trend.  This year will be different; even if fares come down a bit, they will still be significantly higher than they were at the same time in the year previous.  Also, airlines have cut capacity by huge amounts, reducing supply.  Furthermore, oil costs are likely to continue to remain high or even increase, and some airlines are running out of their cheaper oil hedges.

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Hi folks! A quick question- I am taking out a small private loan to help cover some of my expenses. In order to get this loan, I need to send in a copy of my tuition invoice. I don't know exactly if this is something we've already gotten, or will be getting, or what. I have plenty of forms with the tuition amount on them, but it sort of sounds like I need an actual bill or something that proves that I've enrolled and intend to pay tuition. Has anyone else ever needed one of these, and if so, what did you use? Thanks!

Call the FinAid office, they handle all of the coordination with loan providers.

I tried that, but this loan is being disbursed directly to me, rather than through the school, and they said they weren't exactly sure what it was I needed. If it helps, it's a MyRichUncle loan. Has anyone gotten one of these? In order to secure the loan, I need to provide either a "tuition invoice" OR my class schedule, so it seems they're mostly looking for something that proves I'm enrolled/committed to enrolling.

Class schedule you won't have until closer to orientation, but you may be able to get a copy of your tuition bill from Wolverine Access.

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Hi folks! A quick question- I am taking out a small private loan to help cover some of my expenses. In order to get this loan, I need to send in a copy of my tuition invoice. I don't know exactly if this is something we've already gotten, or will be getting, or what. I have plenty of forms with the tuition amount on them, but it sort of sounds like I need an actual bill or something that proves that I've enrolled and intend to pay tuition. Has anyone else ever needed one of these, and if so, what did you use? Thanks!

Call the FinAid office, they handle all of the coordination with loan providers.

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Transferring / Re: GW over Michigan??
« on: July 17, 2008, 11:27:32 AM »
When airline prices come down a bit this fall, that'll ease the sting a bit.

Hahaha.  Airline prices come down a bit this fall.  Hahahaha.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:56:38 AM »
We should have a competition to see who competes less.

I would destroy you.

Then I win, I think!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:55:21 AM »
Oh and I almost forgot: incredibly competitive atmosphere at chicago v. more laid back MI.

Do you go to Chicago?  Did you visit and sit in on classes?  Get a feel for the school and the students?

If not, then PLEASE stop spouting the "incredibly competitive atmosphere" at UChi.  It doesn't exist.  I promise.  I finished my 1L year there and NEVER once felt like I went to a "competitive" school.  A school filled with smart people, yes.  A school filled with people who want to do their best, yes.*  But "competitive"?  No.

Maybe people are competitive with themselves, driven to attain certain career goals.  There might be a few tools, but from what I can gather, there are tools everywhere.  But I never lacked for a study partner.  I never lacked for being given notes or outlines (even if I missed class because I just didn't feel like getting out of bed).  I never had someone deliberately try to make me look stupid or less informed or anything remotely like that - definitely no book hiding.  At the same time, I also never lacked for someone to go out to dinner with or meet at the Pub or do something fun.

Sorry, but this misinformation frosts my cookies.

*Well, some of them - a lot of us just want decent grades and to get a job and be as happy as possible given that we're going to have to be lawyers so would rather spend our evenings watching Bravo.

We should have a competition to see who competes less.

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bump for trying to figure out how to study for exams.

Plenty of practice tests on lexcalibur for both Clark and White.  Seems like the right place to start.

definitely the idea I had. It's strange because LS so far has been mostly stress-free and that makes me feel like I must be doing it wrong. It seems too easy.

nah you're in good shape

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Recording lectures on a Mac
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:02:01 AM »
1.  Don't bother to record.
2.  If you do, OmniOutliner Pro features a record feature while you are taking notes.  I think Circus Ponies do.
3.  You'll never (ever) listen to them again.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Is LEEWS worth it?
« on: July 13, 2008, 11:20:39 PM »
in my opinion, LEEWS works for OLD professors who have been teaching for 40 years.  It doesn't really help (or hurt) for newer professors.  That was my experience, anyway. 

explain?

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bump for trying to figure out how to study for exams.

Plenty of practice tests on lexcalibur for both Clark and White.  Seems like the right place to start.

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