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Ah. Well, if you apply by the school's deadline you should be fine. I know there is a risk that those who have applied early get first dibs, but the schools won't have filled every single seat before their stated deadline.
You'll receive your score three weeks-ish after the test, so you'll know how you did before the new year rolls around, leaving plenty of time to apply before most schools' February deadlines.

I say apply for 2008!

what about for T14 schools?  i probably have to aim higher on the december LSAT (175+?) than i would if i were taking the september LSAT (170+?) in order to compensate for missed time right?

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i haven't even started looking at the apps... but i have a friend who is willing to help me out with making sure at least ONE of my applications is perfecto- so i obviously want to take advantage of her help and choose the most demanding/thorough application?  anyone know off hand which T14 requires the most essays/attachments/etc. ???

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Studying for the LSAT / Best LSAT Websites? (other than LSD of course)
« on: October 13, 2007, 09:50:04 PM »
anyone have any good links to LSAT tips/practice material/anything they'd like to share??

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Studying for the LSAT / teach me how to think like robin singh!!!
« on: October 12, 2007, 11:03:37 PM »
everyone always talks about how you have to detach yourself from the world as we know it and instead enter the "LSAT World of Logic" when we take this test.  other than the obvious preparation of learning formal logic/flawed methods of reasoning etc. BEFORE taking the test, any tips on how to totally conquer this mindset actively and successfully WHILE taking the test? for instance, should i approach the stimuli with less focus on the content of what they're saying and try to break it down structurally instead in terms of premise-subsidiary-conclusion? 

what i would do for robin's brain...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: ? about cancelling LSAT score BEFORE the test
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:05:19 PM »
Just wondering if anyone could answer this for me...

I originally signed up to take the June 2006 LSAT without doing my homework and quickly realized that I would not be ready for the exam. I submitted my paperwork a week or two before the test (early enough for the partial refund) to tell LSAC I would not be taking it. Since I was studying abroad that fall, I wasn't able to prepare adequately until this year--just took the September 2007 LSAT. Anyway, my question is this: will my June '06 snafu appear as a cancellation on my LSAC report to law schools? It does show up as "No score available" or something like that in my account, but I was just wondering if it would appear any different than for someone who took the exam and decided to cancel afterward.
Hope that makes sense. Thanks for your help!

don't worry about it, nothing is going to show up as long as they received it that week.  you're fine!

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my neck is seriously KILLING me from doing these practice tests day in and day out... this test is literally a hazard to my health!  i might be the kid you see wearing a neck brace at the exam...

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Personal Statement / PS topic: white collar crime in the family?...
« on: October 09, 2007, 11:44:12 AM »
does this make for a potentially compelling PS topic, or perhaps just a huge turn off to the ad committee? :

VERY LONG story short, my family basically went from riches to rags because my dad was caught for white collar crimes that made him go bankrupt essentially and drained us of everything. needless to say, it has had a huge impact on every corner of my life.  is this something that is risky to discuss in a PS - while it's not violence or anything, i dont' want them to think it runs in the family nor that i'm just some formerly-rich-kid complaining about not having money... i just want them to know my experience with seeing the flipside of the law and how much it has affected me blah blah blah. 

is white collar crime too mundane?  too risky to write about? your thoughts please.

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Studying for the LSAT / fantastic TM tutors in NY?
« on: October 08, 2007, 12:13:58 PM »
please PM me if you have any recommendations!

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Personal Statement / Re: average time for PS completion?
« on: October 07, 2007, 11:16:11 AM »
Pretty much any time spent will be procrastinating and thinking of a topic, so you can take as long or as short as you want. I planned pretty much everything I was going to write lying in bed one night, trying to fall asleep. I still hadn't put anything down on paper, though, in July. Then my recommender asked for a copy and I actually had a deadline. I wrote it up in a couple hours, spent an hour editing it, and had it ready that evening.

i think that's how i'm going to approach it. i'd rather spend two months studying for the lsats and a week on my PS than have my PS procrastination hinder my study time. deadlines are a pusher.

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Personal Statement / average time for PS completion?
« on: October 06, 2007, 11:08:47 PM »
how much time should i allocate to doing this thing?  haven't even started brainstorming yet, but i'm trying to setup a deadline for when to get it done by... (taking december lsat)

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