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Studying for the LSAT / The ones you had to guess...
« on: October 05, 2007, 05:59:12 PM »
I was wondering how successful people were with guessing. Those of you who took the LSAT before last Saturday and got your answer sheets and everything, how successful were you on the ones you had to guess? How many did you get right? I'm kicking myself because on one of the sections, I left 3 blank without guessing, and on another section, I did the same with two questions. I don't know why. Stupid mistake. It was the first time I had taken the test, I guess I was just overcome by nerves that it completely went over my head. I could have had 5 points right there.

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LSAT horror stories / The ones you had to guess...
« on: October 05, 2007, 05:55:34 PM »
I was wondering how successful people were with guessing. Those of you who took the LSAT before last Saturday and got your answer sheets and everything, how successful were you on the ones you had to guess? I'm kicking myself because on one of the sections, I left 3 blank without guessing, and on another section, I did the same with two questions. I don't know why. Stupid mistake. It was the first time I had taken the test, I guess I was just overcome by nerves that it completely went over my head. I could have had 5 points right there.

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Recommendations / Are these professors I should ask for recommendations?
« on: October 05, 2007, 10:10:36 AM »
The LOR thing is really stressing me out. I've been out of undergrad for about a year and half now and I have been working full time, so I am definitely going to get my boss to write me a letter, I work for a company that is involved in a certain aspect of law, and I am doing a law related job, so I'm sure that would be a good one, but I really want to get a strong rec. from a professor as well. So here is a list of professors that I have in mind. Which sounds like the best one?

1. I got a B in a specific class, but the professor of that class is someone I want to write a letter of recommendation for me. He is the professor who really knows me the best and who I have spent the most time with outside of class. I did a study abroad program with him and a few other students in addition to having him for a class. Later on, he got elected to the state senate and I visited him in his office and I am going to volunteer for him pretty soon. So is getting an A really a requirement for a good letter of recommendation from a professor?

2. I had this professor for two classes. The first class I got an A in, the second class was actually a senior seminar type class where my only grade was from an extensive research paper on a topic of my choosing, related to my major. I had to meet with this professor each week, one on one in her office to go over drafts of chapters of my research paper. I got an A on the paper. The one on one's in her office stand out as a good reason to ask this professor.

3. I had this professor for one class, which I got an A in. I got A's on all my exams, an A on a presentation, and an A on a paper. At the end of the semester he told me I was a really good student. However, I did not really talk to him outside of class or anything like that.

Sorry for the lengthy post, I just want others advice on which professor seems like the best one to ask and the one that can write me the most effective letter. Thanks for any input.

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Law School Applications / Reading my Academic Summary Report
« on: October 05, 2007, 09:53:27 AM »
So I got an email saying my transcript has been received by LSAC. I logged onto LSAC and took a look at my Academic Summary Report. Where do I find my official LSAC GPA? There are a million GPA's listed on this report and I can't seem to figure out which one is the official LSAC GPA? Is it even listed yet? The email said allow two weeks for processing, so maybe what I am looking at now are just the official numbers from my undergrad school and LSAC hasn't converted them yet.

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Law School Applications / Transcript processing
« on: October 03, 2007, 08:56:27 AM »
How long did this take for everyone else? Last week, I sent my transcript request form via mail to my undergrad institution. The school is near Philadelphia, and I currently live right near it, so it isn't far away from LSAC Headquarters in Newtown, PA, so the mail shouldn't take that long. It's already been a week and the check for my transcript hasn't even been taken out of my bank account yet. Still nothing on LSAC either. So how long does this usually take before you go to the LSAC website and see that your transcript was received?

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Studying for the LSAT / How many questions....?
« on: October 02, 2007, 01:06:48 PM »
I searched through the forum really quick and couldn't find a thread about it? How many questions were on the Sept. 07 test? Was it 101 or 100?

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I took the Sept. LSAT and depending on how I do, I am going to take it again in December, meaning I can't get my apps in with my new LSAT score until the end of December. So if I have a great LSAT score along with the good GPA I already have, would I get admission over someone who sent their application in early but had weaker numbers than me? In other words, does it not matter when you send your application in (before the deadline obviously) if you have great numbers?

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Studying for the LSAT / Does this warrant a complaint to LSAC?
« on: October 02, 2007, 10:42:12 AM »
I took the LSAT last Saturday at a University. For some reason, inside the building their cheerleading team was practicing. At one point during the test, the cheerleading team started screaming and cheering really loud for about 5 seconds straight. They didn't make a sound after that but it really annoyed me and it caused me to lose my concentration for a little bit. Would LSAC take that complaint seriously or would they just laugh it off?

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