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As far as the time of day is concerned, I am noticing a gap in scores between practice tests in the morning and evening of about 10 points.  I make stupid mistakes, do not focus well, have to re-read stimuli multiple times in the morning, but I have been scoring much better with several minutes to spare on each section in the evening.

I am considering a drastic alteration to my sleep schedule to see if that will help with taking tests at 9AM.  I am also tracking everything I ate the night before and that morning  to see if there is anything in common with poor scores/lack of focus, because there is a physiological variable that is affecting my ability to concentrate.  Has anyone else noticed the same and made any improvement?

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Law School Applications / Re: iowa status checker
« on: January 09, 2008, 12:27:00 PM »
Schools will waitlist/defer applicants without an early action option.  If he is listed as "In Progress" I would not think that he could know he was deferred.

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Law School Applications / Re: How large are the gaps between T14 tiers?
« on: January 08, 2008, 10:26:44 PM »
What if your goal is just to be a Law Professor, and it doesn't matter to you if you're teaching at a T3 school??? Is HYS still basically the end all???

Or can any T14 do?

Look at the websites for the schools in which you are interested.  They should list the JD granting institution for each faculty member.  You will find that you do not need to attend a T14 to be a professor at a T3 school.

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Personal Statement / Re: LSAT addendum
« on: January 08, 2008, 10:13:33 PM »
In your case, you would want to show that your past standardized test scores have not accurately represented your abilities.  Cite your SAT/ACT scores and show your success as an undergraduate as proof.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preptest 11, Section 4, #12 LR
« on: January 08, 2008, 07:20:23 PM »
Describes! Gotcha, thanks.

The stimulus would need to describe what a mistaken reversal is in order for answer D to be correct, right? 

EDIT: The flaw could be mistaken reversal or just correlation/cause like you stated.
 


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Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 11, Section 4, #12 LR
« on: January 08, 2008, 05:38:46 PM »
I am paraphrasing here...

A survey shows that people who do x have y whereas people who do not do x do not have y.  This means that x causes y.  However it may be that y causes x.

In countering the original conclusion the reasoning above uses which of the following techniques?

D. providing an alternative hypothesis to explain the data on which the original conclusion was based

E. describing a flaw in the reasoning on which the original conclusion was based

I can see that D is a valid answer, but I also see E as being just as valid.  Assuming that because x and y happen simultaneously does not mean that x caused y or that y caused x.  This is a flaw in the reasoning on which the original conclusion was based, right? 

Can someone explain why choice E is definitely wrong?

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Law School Applications / Re: Nicest/Meanest Admsissions Offices?
« on: January 08, 2008, 10:48:01 AM »
I have visited WUSTL and Missouri Columbia and both schools have very friendly and knowledgeable admissions staff.  My phone conversations with Iowa have indicated the same.  I cannot recall a negative experience with any law school admissions staff.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Advice is effective
« on: January 07, 2008, 06:28:11 PM »
I agree and thank all of those who help with questions as well as those who post them.  I was at a plateau around 165 until I started lurking and then participating.  My last two practice tests show that I am making progress and I know it is, in part, due to advice received here.

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Where should I go next fall? / Records of schools from which firms hire
« on: January 07, 2008, 06:16:55 PM »
Is there an online, publicly accessible database that catalogs where specific firms have hired from over the last few years?

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I bet that if UCLA and Vandy nudge their ways into the T14 and stick around for five or more years, we'll start calling it the T16 instead. 

We should just start calling it the T15 now.
Only if you include Texas in the T15. =)

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