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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Tutoring for the upcoming LSAT
« on: March 30, 2008, 06:02:55 PM »
I took this username because somebody else was using my RL name as their username.  We're in an incestuous industry.

I Googled it.  Nothing particularly interesting comes up, although if I put your full name in I get a link to the BP-TM thread.

What sort of qualification were you looking for?

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it's supposed to be this:



I wish I could fart fire.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When should I start?
« on: March 30, 2008, 04:06:52 PM »
Only a sophomore?  You're starting too early.  Log off the internet and focus on keeping your GPA up and getting drunk.  Come back in a year if you're still interested.

Then reread what EarlCat just said.  Keep in mind that an LSAT class is equal to an entire quarter's worth of school in terms of class time and workload.  Summer is a great time to do it in anticipation of the Sept/Oct test.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Tutoring for the upcoming LSAT
« on: March 30, 2008, 03:53:48 PM »


FYI, you have some serious competition out there. 

Posting as an Arrested Development character with it spelled all wrong and with limited posts is not going to get you far here.  Not being mean, just a heads up.   ;)

Yeah, DC seems like a saturated market for LSAT tutoring.

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Law School Applications / Re: Columbia: Social Life?
« on: March 29, 2008, 05:38:34 PM »
Does that translate to "CLS has no social atmosphere of its own and students need to find their own fun in the outside community?"

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From what I understand, GradPLUS loans don't care about bad credit as long as you don't have any current 90+ day adverse accounts.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Took Diagnostic LSAT: Need Advice
« on: March 11, 2008, 02:20:57 AM »
The good news:

You have nine points to make up in LG, the easiest section to improve upon.
Timing seems to be a big issue in your score, which will only improve with practice.
155 is a decent starting place to achieve your score goal.
You have ample time to devote to studying.
If you finished the RC section, you are not hindered by reading speed.

The bad news:

Reading comprehension is by far the hardest section to improve.  Nine points here can be a challenge, especially when none of them came from timing issues. 
Your consistency between sections suggests a lack of concentrated weak spots where you could focus your studies efficiently.

All in all, the good far outweighs the bad.  You have a couple options, each of which could work very well for you:

1.  Take a full-length course.  You will learn all you should, and the breadth will mesh well with your consistency.
2.  Buy the Powerscore Bibles and many real LSATs, learn the techniques in the former, and find a good tutor to work on    any problems that pop up.  Take a couple tests a week. 

Either way, don't worry about timing for the first month to six weeks - concentrate on internalizing the methods for correct responses.

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Law School Applications / Re: 166 is the worst LSAT score. Discuss.
« on: January 30, 2008, 03:49:59 PM »
179 is the worst score. 

178 is fantastic; 180 is perfect. 
179 is God laughing at you. 

Laughing like Tom Hulce.

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The best - and perhaps only - reason to do this is to establish CA residency for tuition purposes, which takes approximately one year plus one scholastic quarter if done correctly. 

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Is the LC food the standard SYSCO crap found in every institutional dining hall across America? 

FWIW, compared to where I live, Ann Arbor housing looks dirt cheap.

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