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Recommendations / Recommender Etiquette?
« on: July 17, 2008, 01:07:26 AM »
Before I left London, I asked (months in advance) if my study abroad law professor could write me a LOR for law school. I received an e-mail last night saying it's been written and available for pickup. A friend of mine is going to pick it up and mail it to me, but I wanted to know what would be the best way to thank her... since she is, well.. literally on the other side of the ocean. I feel an e-mail thank you wouldn't suffice, but conventional gifts (e.g. chocolate, wine, etc.) wouldn't work either.

What do you think would be the best way to say thank you to a recommender who's a few thousand miles away?

Thanks,

AK

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Yeah I will be retaking in October. I don't believe this has completely screwed over my chances at getting into a T14 or even a HYS school. It's just a massive hassle because now I've got to study through the summer and hopefully write an addendum explaining how I jumped from a 159 (which I got today) to a 180 (Hopefully what i'll achieve in Oct!) My 159 is 15 lower than my last practice test and 10 lower than my PT average. I honestly am not sure what happened. I didn't feel at the time that nerves got the best of me. As far as I could tell, it was the time crunch at the end and not quite being sure whether I had 1.5 minutes left or 30 seconds. All my mistakes were near the end of my sections.

Can't help but note the similarities. Is an addendum really necessary for a higher score jump, though... I'd figure admissions officers can figure that one on their own.

My real test was about 7-10 points from my practice test range. Add to that, it was 3 points below my LOWEST practice test. The time crunch did kill me, and I'll be working on endurance/speed for the next few months.

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I didn't see one on the boards, but feel free to shut this one down if one's already milling about.

So, I scored way below what I normally scored on my practice tests... the rule of -3 on test day applied... to my very FIRST (and lowest) practice test score. Scored -13 below my last practice test, so I am incredibly bummed.

Who's with me for October?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 03:40:49 PM »
My practices were all around 166, 167, and I got a 160. Pretty bummed I have to take it again, but I figure I gave myself enough time to do so. Here we go, October.

Practices were 165-170, and I scored well below that. (Within 10 points). See you in October.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 03:21:59 PM »
For realz?!?!  Congratulations!  I'm so happy for you!

For real for real.  (Lest you think I'm a total freak, I got 2 questions wrong.  Best. Scale. EVER.) 

I'm in shock.  And also incredibly grateful I canceled in September. 

Good luck to everyone still waiting.  Just keep refreshing, and it will appear.  :)

Incredible. Absolute congratulations.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Update box has date- scores today?
« on: July 02, 2008, 03:03:35 PM »
That's what I'm doing and it is quite scary. In fact I'm gonna go for a run now....4 miles should bring me down to a level where I can semi-calmly do it. Of course with my luck scores will be released as soon as I leave the house.

Good. Hurry up and leave. =)

TITCR. Sorry mate, but utilitarian principles apply. Think of the greater good. =)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Update box has date- scores today?
« on: July 02, 2008, 02:43:21 PM »
I think your stomach is doing the cakewalk because of the six/seven-layered cake that you had earlier. That marzipan layer probably threw you off, too.

I would never buy a cake with marzipan.  All the food I bought is in my refrigerator and my refrigerator is in my apartment, so all the food in my apartment is food I bought...no wait...

Just make sure Jessica the sports star doesn't find out that you don't like marzipan-layered cakes. Otherwise, she'll join that dance troupe that has that Felipe fellow in it. Then the Eagles' coach will be mad as hell, and the team will lose for the rest of the season.

Wow. I can't believe I just wrote that. I think I'll go book tickets for Radar Love now.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Update box has date- scores today?
« on: July 02, 2008, 02:09:42 PM »
I'm pretty sure that there is some groupthink being exhibited on this board.

my stomach is doing the cakewalk.  i felt like i was eating drilling mud for lunch.

I think your stomach is doing the cakewalk because of the six/seven-layered cake that you had earlier. That marzipan layer probably threw you off, too.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: June 08 Stories
« on: June 20, 2008, 10:05:18 AM »
Not really a horror story, but...

Left the house at around 10, to pick up a number of things then trek on over to campus to take the shuttle to the place where the LSAT was being held. It was sunny, 80 degrees, one of those Sesame Street-type sunny days.

Went to the test center, started the LSAT, everything went fine... until section 4, when the clouds rolled on over and the thunder boomed in the distance. Suddenly, I could tell everyone's focus went from marzipan-filled cake (or whatever section they were on) to the fact that their commute home would be a wet one. Since it IS D.C., and a lot of people (including myself) take public transportation, it'd be a soggy trip home.

The thunderstorm was a bit distracting though. Hard to think about CD reviews when you've got Mother Nature playing with lightning and thunder.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: DC Forum - anyone else attending?
« on: June 17, 2008, 04:25:00 PM »
Second the attire question -- is it "business casual" (aka khakis and a shirt) or business casual with shirt and slacks.

Also, did anyone get invited to the Diversity event? I'm not a URM, but still received an invite. Wondering if I should go?

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