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Studying for the LSAT / Re: tips for improving timing?
« on: August 15, 2004, 08:32:18 AM »

When you skip around, when do you bubble your scantron?  I've been bubbling as I go, but when I skip a question I always seem to screw up my scantron.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: October or December?
« on: August 14, 2004, 10:12:48 AM »
If you register for the Oct. 2 test, you can change the test date as late as Oct. 4 via fax, phone, or online.  By mail the latest is Sept. 13.

Since you're asking, I'll give it a look see.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: I feel for "unattractive" girls
« on: August 12, 2004, 07:38:05 PM »
Noell, you're avatar scared the *&^% out of me.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: scholarships/aid at top schools
« on: August 12, 2004, 06:54:40 PM »

A graduate from my school with a 3.83 gpa & 165 lsat got $15,000 in scholarship money to George Washington.

My first diag was so horrible because I had NO idea what to look for on the lsats. I was answering questions based on common sense, not logic. Then I started to learn more about the lsats and on my own I went up 30 pts. My biggest weakness was type 2 questions and the games. Once I learned how to do the games it was over. While I was doing testmasters, everyday I focused on mastering the material taught in the previous less. I really started. Needless to say I didn't have much of a social life those three/four months. Everyday i put in 2-3 hours of studying. Most people aren't willing to do that. Then I made flash cards for certain terms like suffiecent/necessary, logical opposites, rules for cause and effect, and negation techiques. Even after I understood the concepts, I would always review the information. On average I would spend 15-21 hours a week studying on topic of school work, intership and my other commitments. That's why I said if you are willing to put the work into the lsats, you can do very well.

You are my idol.  I totally believe one can improve his/her score immensely as long as he/she puts in the hard work on a consistent basis.

Law School Admissions / Re: part time lawyer?
« on: August 12, 2004, 12:37:16 PM »

It seems to me that you really want to be a lawyer.  I think going part-time is an excellent idea.  I'm not sure what type of work you do, but since you're the sole breadwinner for your family, you must make pretty good money with a fair share of responsibility.  I believe law firms will want someone like you who has good WE and supported your family while earning your JD even without summer intern positions.

I guess my motto is: "Don't give up on your dreams."

Law School Admissions / Re: International Law?
« on: August 12, 2004, 12:27:56 PM »
I haven't thought about going into intl law, because I'm only fluent in English (at least I hope so).  I've heard it is a booming field and believe it's an excellent specialty to get into.  I hope you love to travel cuz that's another requirement.

The way I see it the thicker the book the more I get for my $$$ .. that is if the price is the same as the thinner books.  Plus, sometimes a book is so good that you just don't want it to end. 

Just found this thread.  I feel like I've found my peoples.  Although I've read most of these books a long time ago, I thought I'd give my 2 cents.

I second these books as great books to read:
  Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
  Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea books
  T.H. White's The Once and Future King
  and anything by Orson Scott Card
  Marion Zimmer Bradley's trilogy (forgot the name though)

In addition I highly recommend:
  Terry Brooks' Sword of Shannara series (fantasy)
  Society of the Mind by Eric L. Harry  (sci-fi thriller)
  Ishmael or The Story of B by Daniel Quinn  (can't really categorize)
  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis  (sci-fi/fantasy)
  Prey by Michael Crichton  (sci-fi fiction)

OK, I could keep going but I'll stop.  I guess I lied.   ..So I gave you more like 10 cents.  ;D

I don't recommend The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen Donaldson.  I have to admit while I was reading them, I just couldn't finish them fast enough, but if you don't like feeling depressed I suggest staying away from the Thomas Covenant series.

I just finished Angels & Demons which I really liked - what a page turner - and plan on reading the DaVinci Code sometime soon.  Also reading Bringing Down the House about a group of MIT students who make millions beating the system in Vegas and of course How to Get Into the Top Law Schools.

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