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Studying for the LSAT / question about the word "conclusion"
« on: December 10, 2007, 04:13:40 PM »
I was doing a little practice LR today instead of studying for a final, and I came across a question that asked what the conclusion of the argument was.. the argument was a building block of logical premises on top of each other to prove a point... would the "conclusion" asked about in the question be the final premise or the main point that was proven?

i hope that makes sense. lol

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Personal Statement / Re: PS ideas
« on: December 10, 2007, 04:06:31 PM »
thanks for the ideas... about traveling, i was toying with the idea of writing the essay while i was traveling and wanted to maybe keep an eye out for an experience i could mold into an essay, but i think i'll be able to put something decent together on football..

it'll be kinda crazy because next fall i'll be applying to law schools from hostels in New Zealand as I backpack around the country, hopefully most of them actually have the internet

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Personal Statement / Re: Magic the Gathering PS - Good Idea?
« on: December 09, 2007, 06:01:18 PM »
I think it works as a backdrop and main topic... but others on here are right, for it to be a good ps, you have to show why you are a great applicant for their school while showing a personal side... could you illustrate any specific situations you had playing the game? like a big loss in a big tournament you played in, and how that affected you and how you responded to it, or the discipline required to play the game at a high level

just ideas.. also, i would try to show the reader that you were doing it at a mature age, not as a young kid... show that its something that still has a role in your life.

Beads of sweat formed under my double chin as I nervously eyed my opponent's Morphling. I had run out of options--my last counterspell was cast, none of my creatures could block the flying blue threat, and Wrath of God was buried deep in my deck. That's when I had an epiphany.

I realized that if I continue my life of getting mana-screwed out of tournaments, I may never get screwed in real life. So I decided to become a lawyer to make myself a more appealing mate in our sexually selective society.

The end.



Feel free to plagiarize--I already completed my essays, so I won't be using this.

lol... I was just trying to help!

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Personal Statement / PS ideas
« on: December 09, 2007, 04:17:53 PM »
Just a quick question about my PS.. I was a college football player (its wierd saying was considering i got done 3 weeks ago) and before I go to law school I am travelling for 16 months. Does anybody have any ideas how and if I should use these in my PS statement without it coming out as these two cliches: "I played college football, therefore I worked hard and showed discipline and face adversity" and "I traveled the world, so I am well-rounded"?

Thanks in advance.

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Personal Statement / Re: Magic the Gathering PS - Good Idea?
« on: December 09, 2007, 04:12:04 PM »
I think it works as a backdrop and main topic... but others on here are right, for it to be a good ps, you have to show why you are a great applicant for their school while showing a personal side... could you illustrate any specific situations you had playing the game? like a big loss in a big tournament you played in, and how that affected you and how you responded to it, or the discipline required to play the game at a high level

just ideas.. also, i would try to show the reader that you were doing it at a mature age, not as a young kid... show that its something that still has a role in your life.

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Personal Statement / Re: How do make this tricky sentence sound perfect?
« on: December 09, 2007, 04:05:32 PM »
So, this sentence is from my optional statement.

"For example, I created a software tool for Solow Growth Model in the intermediate macroeconomics course, a software tool which dynamically illustrates a snapshot of economy."



Thanks in advance.

i think it sounds fine as long as you dont repeat "software tool"... replace this with "creation", maybe? I think that would sound fine, imho

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Any Feb. Takers In Here?
« on: December 07, 2007, 10:21:07 AM »
So, I assume you apping bright and early next September, Wallace?  How much of an edge do you think apping dead early in September gives you over apping say around early January?

I'm actually doing this. Already have my letters of recommendation completed, and working on my essay for the 2009 cycle, as I leave the country February 5th and won't return for a year. But I am curious to see how big of an advantage it is to apply that early, excluding the ed factor?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Let's talk Scale
« on: December 06, 2007, 01:48:07 PM »


June was an anomaly. 

http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/correct_targeted.htm

Just when I was finally emotionally recovering, you have to remind me. God that scale sucked.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How Pathetic Are Law School Admissions?
« on: December 05, 2007, 02:50:35 PM »
because the system is fubar

it is what it is

they don't want creative, independent minds which could possibly be brilliant but could also be failures...

Shocking truth for you: being "creative and independent" and "performing well on the LSAT" are not mutually exclusive.

I never said they weren't mutually exclusive... they could care less about the creativity or ingenuity of the people they are letting in, and sadly, the standardized tests and GPA are what matters, regardless of the person behind that

The LSAT is great test of your ability to think like a lawyer, not your ability to think in general

As I said before, it is what it is, i'm not really upset about it, but I was responding to the initial post

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How Pathetic Are Law School Admissions?
« on: December 05, 2007, 01:51:33 PM »
because the system is fubar

it is what it is

they don't want creative, independent minds which could possibly be brilliant but could also be failures... they want the lsat and gpa warriors who they know will bust their butts to make it, because there is a lesser chance of them being bad law school students

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