Where did O'Dara get to?
On a related note, how much is an hour with a reputable consultant?
the service I want to use is worth $150 an hour. I think Anna Ivey charges more. Test prep companies such as Kaplan/ TM? blueprint charge in the mid 100's also.Do as much as you can on LSD and with peers. Before you spend any money on a consultant, do these things so you can make the most of your time together:
1) Register with LSDAS and submit your transcripts so you know what your LSDAS GPA is.
2) Line up recommenders.
3) Take the LSAT and settle with the score you are going to apply with.
4) Now that you have numbers, look at schools that fall in your range. Research them and come up with a list of about 25 that you would be interested in attending. Learn more about them. Got to an LSAC Forum if you can. Get their viewbooks. Talk to current students and alumni at the schools. Whittle down the list to between 6 and 9 schools that vary in terms of your chances of getting in. Look at chiashu.com and lawschoolnumbers.com to see who got in where with your numbers last cycle. Have a reason for wanting to go to these schools, whether they are a safety or a target or a reach.
5) Read Anna Ivey's book and do her questionaiire at the end-- it is a great tool to help you find a PS topic that will work for you. Write a PS. Read it. Write it again. Take it as far as humanly possible and show it to a professor, peer or someone you regard as a good writer. Revise. Show it around on LSD for feedback. Revise. Revise. Revise. Take your PS as far as humanly possible. Repeat this exercise with your resume and any other essays required of your applications. Find a friend who will proof the actual applications.
6) Call the admissions consultant. Armed with your numbers, your list of schools and a PS that is as strong as you can make it, you will make the most of your money with the hour you spend with the consultant. Yopu wil be confident, know what you want and the questions you want answered/the help you need. Let the consultant help bring out the best in your application by taking it as far as you can with the resources you have right now.
I did 1-5. I read admission literature, know what schools I want to go to, have 3 LOR's, got my transcript in. The most help I need is my PS. There is so much I wish to talk about, but the space is s limited.
Do you guys think it would be a good idea t have several versions of a PS sent in for review with adcoms?
I am a dark skinned brother and my girlfriend is light. I often get negative comments from sistas (usually dark) who claim that I am with her because I only like light girls. Or they complain that all successful black men either date white women or the next best thing, mixed women.
welcome to the board...
for clarification's sake though.. that isn't the issue.. the issue is men and women who choose to ONLY date light or dark skinned women or men...
Saying that a certain feature is all you require might imply what you say. However, saying that a certain feature is a prerequisite does not mean that other characteristics/requirements do not matter.
If we are to avoid using criteria that will hurt others' self-esteems then doesn't that basically require us to be open to everyone? Because surely, any criterion will exclude someone and thus "negatively affect a person's self-esteem his or her whole life".
Why is it that despite all criteria hurting someone's self-esteem, certain criteria are okay anyway while others are not okay? What makes historically charged criteria like skin color and hair type especially bad when their ultimate effect (hurting others self-esteems) is the same as any other criteria?
Now you're venturing into something different.
It is possible and, realistically, even common to be sexually indifferent to a feature while still seeing the beauty in that feature and in those who possess it.
Personally, I'm glad for all the trolls/scary blogs... they really made me reevaluate where I stand on the rank v. $$$ debate.