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I finally finished up my Personal statement and it is a little over 3 pages double spaced. Obviously I can cut it down but I'm trying to see how much. The Fordham site states

# Is a personal statement required?

Yes. It can be written on the topic of your choice and should not exceed two pages, single or double spaced.

So essentially they're saying it can be 2 pages single which is equivalent to roughly 4 1/4 double or two pages double. Am I reading this correctly?!? Also what is the etiquette for the optional statement regarding length, mine is about 3 1/4 pages as well.

Thanks in advance.

Wallace, I planned on applying to Fordham/UConn/American and some others with that score while indicating on the application that I will be retaking in December. I know that even if I score higher there is a good possibility I could end up wait-listed at that point. I figure its a risk/reward type situation. Any comments on how I'm going about it?

The PS books were ordered from Amazon today and should be here by Monday. I only have a month remaining, do you recommend I spend much of time on the LR? Total thats 8 questions wrong which is usually indicative of my practice tests. I figured even if I can get 2 more right per section I'm up four points to 83 correct instead of 79 which on this test would have been a 165.

any advice/tips?

Hello all. I received a 162 on my first sitting in September and I have decided to retake as I would like to have a chance at Fordham/NYU. My breakdown for the Sept 07 was as follows (Number wrong per section) 6 Games / 6 RC / 4 LR / 4 LR. I took a worthless kaplan course over the summer that really didn't help all that much. I have heard a lot about powerscore and will likely order both the LG/LR Books tomorrow. I have roughly a month left to study, is it worth getting both books? Will I be able to work through them? (I know it depends on personal ability but I have no idea how long they are). Also what are some tips about going up in RC?

I was practicing from 165-173 before the exam and had some unfortunate circumstances arise on test day which really threw me off my game.

Law School Admissions / Re: Question about waiting on an additional score
« on: October 25, 2007, 06:04:41 PM »
I think I will take the risk. I'm going to go ahead and send in to American/UConn/W & M/St. Johns and save Fordham and a few others in hopes I go up at least 5 points.

Law School Admissions / Question about waiting on an additional score
« on: October 25, 2007, 01:42:58 PM »
I took the LSAT in sept and scored a 162. I had some unfortunate circumstances on test day as I was in a car accident literally moments before the test and really wasn't able to focus 100%. I know 162 is a pretty good score but I also know 4 more points gets me consideration at a whole different level of schools. Applying earlier is obviously advantageous but what is the correct process for this situation? Should I apply and send an additional addendum requesting they wait for my December score to make a final decision? Should I just fill out the dates your taking the test on the application as December as well and leave it at that?

Any advice is much appreciated.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.6/162 Looking For Advice
« on: October 25, 2007, 01:34:31 PM »
Sounds like good advice but I'm just a little uncertain about how to notify them. Is all that is necessary is to fill in the date of when your taking it again on the application itself or do you submit a separate letter requesting they wait until your December score comes in to make a final decision as you feel the September score isn't indicative? something like that?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.6/162 Looking For Advice
« on: October 25, 2007, 07:17:03 AM »
I just met with my adviser who recommended I apply now and he still thinks I should apply to NYU so.... not putting all that much credence into what he is saying. Am I setting myself up for disaster if I apply before the december test and get rejected to where I want to go? At the same time am I dooming myself by waiting to send in applications. I realize there is a big risk involved in waiting till December to take it, especially if my score doesn't go up. Also you mentioned your sending in your apps before the test, are you notifying them that you are taking it again through a separate letter or just on the application form itself.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.6/162 Looking For Advice
« on: October 24, 2007, 07:58:40 PM »
good to hear, I have decent soft factors I would say nothing special. A few years of NCAA lacrosse, president of honor society and after that theres really not much else. Nothing really special on the resume but I should have 2 well written letters of recommendation. I also have some pretty good personal statement topics I plan on writing about, 1 would be an illness I've had to overcome in my athletics, and 2 would be the fact that my first undergrad school notified me it was closing the day before my high school graduation and when all was said in done I will have been to 3 undergrad schools in 4 years due to that.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.6/162 Looking For Advice
« on: October 24, 2007, 05:48:12 PM »
Yeah I'm not concerned with the cost of application, just thought it was strange I didn't get one from them but I got one from better schools in the area. Anyone have any thoughts on my chances at uconn or fordham?

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