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Law School Applications / Re: UNC
« on: January 17, 2008, 08:35:43 PM »
Check out last years decision dates on LSN.  It appears that the bulk of acceptances were not released until the last week of January. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to draw out this rule in a game?
« on: January 17, 2008, 06:21:19 PM »
Also LGJ cannot occur.

I usually just write GJ or LG, but you could easily show what cannot be true by making both conditions true or making both conditions false.

Studying for the LSAT / Either or answer choices in games
« on: January 17, 2008, 04:54:12 PM »
I think I know the intent for answer choices like this, but I was taking a test today #32 October 2000 and on game #3 I was presented with answer choices asking where an object had to be placed.  The answer choices were all x or y types.

If T is performed fifth and F is performed sixth, then S must be performed either
A fourth or seventh
B third or sixth
C third or fourth
D second or seventh
E first or fourth

S can be performed fourth or seventh and TCR is A.  Are not choices C, D, or E logically correct as well?  If one of the elements in an answer choice like this is true, then the answer is also true, right?  Had the question been phrased "The two spots where S could be performed are..." this would not be an issue.

Can we ALWAYS rely that if one of the objects in an either or answer like this is not possible that the answer choice is incorrect?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who else has got some major test anxiety?
« on: January 17, 2008, 08:22:08 AM »
I don't know if my problem is anxiety, but I frequently have problems focusing on the stimulus/stem/answer choices and find myself thinking about a variety of topics.  I know that the time constraint adds to this because untimed sections I do not have the problem.  During my last two full practice tests, I have started to focus on my breathing whenever my mind starts to wander or I feel a stress headache forming.  This seems to help as it gives me something banal to think about while focusing most of my attention on the test. 

As far as anxiety, the worst part for me is after I diagram a logic game, start to answer questions, and then realize that I am missing some critical deduction.  Usually, I just need to start inserting variables.

This is over a year old, but lists what schools do with multiple LSAT scores:

If you are concerned with a school pulling your acceptance, call them and ask.  It seems unlikely.  If you bomb the test, you can always cancel your score, unless you do not know when you perform poorly.

Law School Applications / Re: june lsat for $$ and waitlist help?
« on: January 15, 2008, 04:29:12 PM »
I did not think you were talking about a difference from T10 to T5, glad my hypothetical was not a waste of time.  I was going to suggest you apply to Washington University, but you already have. 

If you do not mind knowing that you may be wasting the time and money for nothing, the decision is as easy as $123. =)  I am retaking in February and am in a similar situation.  A retake may not help me, even if I increase my score substantially, but the potential upside is substantial.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Set up for Game #3, Feb 1993 (Prep Test 7)
« on: January 15, 2008, 04:00:24 PM »
I do not think there is a strong setup.  This is all I get when I look at this.  The first time, I approached the game like for was "in" and against was "out" for a grouping game, but that did not work well.

>= 2 For, >= 2 Against which means the distributions have to be one of the following:
F / A
2 / 5
3 / 4
4 / 3
5 / 2
       For / Against
       __  / C_

And the contrapositive of those two.

Law School Applications / Re: june lsat for $$ and waitlist help?
« on: January 15, 2008, 02:10:54 PM »
I do not know the schools who have accepted you already, but what will you do if you wind up with a score that would place you in a good spot for acceptance at schools you think are out of your reach now?  If you are not offered acceptance at the schools you want this year because of timing and if you are in at a school ranked #35 now, but your score winds up making you competitive for admission, maybe even scholarships, at the top 20 schools, will you matriculate at #35 when you know that you could be at #15 in a year?

Law School Applications / Re: june lsat for $$ and waitlist help?
« on: January 15, 2008, 12:11:12 PM »
The 25th, 50th, or 75th LSAT percentiles could be increased by one score.  If a school sees their 25th percentile in danger of slipping down a point and they receive a new application that would help to prevent that form happening, do you think that applicant might look more appealing than if they had a strong buffer to protect their 25th/75th percentile marks? received acceptance and a $15,000/year scholarship from Vanderbilt in August last cycle. 

Either way, I am just going through the possibilities of how an increased score could affect his chances and some of the situational variables that are out of the OP's control.  Did I post something unreasonable?

Law School Applications / Re: june lsat for $$ and waitlist help?
« on: January 15, 2008, 10:20:31 AM »
Some people receive offers for admission as late as August.  If you increase your score and a spot opens up at the school you want that late in the process, your score may have bumped you to the top of the list. 

Late in the summer, however, you may have a lot of schools that already know where their 25/75 percentiles are going to land so one student may not make much of a difference.  You may also have some schools that will be able to increase their LSAT percentiles with just one or two students above either and your new score may make you highly desirable to the school.  LSN has people with decisions in June/July with nice scholarships.

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