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Yo, man, WELCOME BACK!!!

I wish you all the best, but I'm confused.  I remember reading your posts back about a year ago, and I seem to recall that you already got into some law schools, didn't you?

Did you just decline the offers of admission?  Are you aiming for a better score so that you can get into a higher-tiered school?

Me, I rocked the LSAT, but I think I'm going to a lower-ranked school because the scholarship's good there.  I know that we'll all get licensed when it's all said and done, and I have plenty of connections to get a good job, so I'm gonna take the money and run.

I wish you the best.  I hope you're doing well.  I look forward to seeing where you go and I'd be interested in learning why you didn't go to the schools that accepted you already.

Thanks, man.


Yeah, I got accepted to Hofstra, was going to attend. Decided not to the 2nd day of orientation due to some personal reasons i would like not to make public. I had to move out and all. It was rough, nothing academic, legal or any problems like that, just personal life.

I want to re-take to get into a school that is a little closer that I can commute to from the Jersey Shore like Rutgers-Newark, Seton Hall or even in Manhattan. Staten Island is way too far and way too annoying of a commute.

Want to go up about 6 points. I took a practice test after not looking at LSAT for a year and scored 3 points lower than I got on my actual LSAT. (-3) so, Im looking at needing to just work on a few areas to raise my score. LG is my strongest.


Thanks,
Mike

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if you are really diligent and actually do 2.5 hours a day for 80 days, then you should be good to go.  most people study far less than they intend.  of course, it also depends on if you are studying smart with those 2.5 hours: using the time to focus on those sections and questions types where you need the most help.  go over every single question that you get wrong until you thoroughly understand why the right answer is right and the wrong answers are wrong.

Good Luck!

Thank you lsatprofessor. I think the most important thing to me is going over the wrong answer choices. I did not do this as much as I should of last time I took the LSAT. Thank you.

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2 hrs/day is weaksauce, especially if you're on a break.  I'd bump that up a little.  It doesn't have to be all in one sitting, but 2 hrs?  What are you doing with the rest of your time?

Wait, seriously?  2h/day * approx. 75 days = 150 hours.  150 hours + a course is, what, at least 30 preptests plus time to review them and do other exercises?  How could this not be enough?

I needed more than that...

I guess everyone is different. I'm going to aim for about 2hr 30 minutes per day. That's as long as an extra class every day of the week, so I should be able to manage that.

2 hr 30 min per day X 80-81 days (june 3-4th) = enough time for me.

Thanks for all the responses in this thread, I'll keep y'all abreast of my scores on prepTests.

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2 hrs/day is weaksauce, especially if you're on a break.  I'd bump that up a little.  It doesn't have to be all in one sitting, but 2 hrs?  What are you doing with the rest of your time?

Duly Noted. What do you suggest? I mean I have a girlfriend, and a part-time job. That takes up some of my time.

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I have studied for this test twice, the second time I did better than the first. I am planning on studying about 2hr a day for the June Test starting March 15th (my spring break officially starts and almost all my work will be done for the semester- yes I have easy education courses  ::) ). Anyway, do you think this will be enough time, too much time or maybe not enough?

Thanks,
Mike

P.S. I am taking a Kaplan Course on the higher-score guarantee. I got a 151 then a 154 (I could have studied more both times and I really just was not in a good place mentally then). I am going for a 160+

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Studying for the LSAT / Hope y'all remember me! Need some new advice.
« on: February 04, 2009, 02:48:45 AM »
How's everyone doing? Some of you may not remember me, and some of you may. I need a new course of action.

I've taken the LSAT twice since 2007. I have signed up to take the June 2009 Test and think about applying for the September after that. I originally scored a 154 on my last time around and got accepted into Hofstra's program. After a lot of thought and tough decisions...I decided not to go. I attended my original undegraduate and have been taking courses to gain my Education certification.

I studied a lot last time, but I need a new method. I Know a lot of people come on here and ask - well how should I study? Yadda, yadda and so forth. That's not really what I've come to ask. I know that the books from powerscore help and all that.

I need a new method. A different way of approaching this test. Other than Kraplan courses and the like. I don't think a course was really beneficial, it raised my score, but I think I could have done that on my own. Now, with all of this knowledge I have gained in the past, is there anything anyone here can suggest that would be different than reading the books, or taking a course?

I'm open to all suggestions and wouldn't mind an email if you had the time: TJCCARDCO@aol.com

Thanks in advance guys!
Mike

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: visible tattoos
« on: July 02, 2008, 02:36:34 AM »
A tattoo is a "loser" identifier.  They are not allowed in our school.

lol..going to your school is a "loser" identifier

<3 you steve jones.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: visible tattoos
« on: July 02, 2008, 02:35:47 AM »
I've heard/seen various results, from the tattoo being completely gone to it still showing a faint outline/scar of the old tat. I guess certain color inks are removed easier, such as black. Also depends on how deep and detailed the thing is. I think I'll make out okay because mine is in all black ink and wasn't done professionally (I know), so I'm hoping they didn't shoot the ink down there as deep.

All in all, a stupid decision. I wouldn't bother to get it removed if I didn't worry about potential (stupid) hindrances it might cause me, unnecesarrily. Such is life. I was dumb enough to get it on my lower arm below the elbow, too. If it was anywhere more concealable, I wouldn't care.


Hm. Well, I don't have any tats yet. I hope I'm not in the same situation as you after I get my sleeve done next summer :-/ Good luck with the removal!

Sleeve as in "below the elbow?" My only advice is FOR F*CKS SAKE DON'T DO IT MAN! Anywhere than can be covered by normal summer casual wear (short sleeve shirt, shorts) is fair game, but if it's at all visible during normal circumstances, do reconsider.

Why would u tell someone to reconsider getting a tattoo, just because you don't like the decision you made doesn't mean that getting tattoos is a bad idea. I have 10 tats and I don't see how people can get them removed. Tattoo work is ARTWORK, and my body is a temple of art work. I find it insulting you telling people NOT to get tattoos and you GETTING your tattoo taken off...it just shows that too many people are followers.

I re-read some of your other stuff and see that you are NOT getting your tat taking off. GOOD. It is ridiculous that you would CARE what other people think, if i can be frank, F other people. Who are they? Why do they get to decide what you do and you cannot do. Jeez...this life is funny sometimes.

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Acceptances / Re: ACCEPTED from WAITLIST
« on: July 02, 2008, 02:21:07 AM »
Accepted from the Waitlist at Hofstra and Suffolk.

Rejected from the Waitlist from Quinnipiac and Rutgers-Newark (but this was expected).

All mostly recent.  (Within 2-3 Weeks)

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Where should I go next fall? / Goin to Hofstra!!!
« on: July 02, 2008, 02:20:05 AM »
Hey guys!  ;D ;D ;D It's been a really long process and finally the worst part is over. Now it's time to study!  :'(

Thanks to all of you who have helped me start with an idea of taking the LSAT, to taking the LSAT, to making it into law schools, to choosing the right one.

Hofstra Class of 2011. Anyone else on the Hofstra Class of 2011 band-wagon?

There are several rumors on the Internet about Hofstra and I even may have helped further a few of them a few months ago. I heard about how it was such a terrible area and how the school wasn't nice and this and that. I am here to dispel those rumors. It does not matter for most as a majority of you have already decided where you were going (well it was longer for me, so back off! hahaha - Billy Madison).

I am not doing the whole publicize my school thing, because I am not a homer like that but, I do enjoy a lot of the criticism and heat that Hofstra has taken now that I have seen the campus. Number one complaint is about the area, and the streets around the campus are all fenced in, there's walkways that go over the highways around Hofstra and keep you off the streets. There is a personal police force JUST for Hofstra and they are licensed police officers. Not to mention, this is a LARGE university and it just so happens to HAVE a law school in it. The facilities are extremely nice and polished, the law library is very nice and the law school is tucked away from a lot of the undergraduate programs. It is near the business school and has two-three of it's own buildings. In those buildings, there are tons of PC's and wireless (pretty much standard I'd imagine at law schools) and also there is 20 or so places to eat JUST on campus.

I was extremely impressed by Suffolk when I visited there, and at Roger Williams when I went there. I was not impressed with Rutgers-Newark and the area there, but this area is Hempstead is not Newark, NJ (Hofstra). It certainly is NOT the horror stories on the Internet, it is definitely one of the nicer University campuses I have been on (minus USC and San Diego, but i Mean, come on).

The Library (not Law) is extremely nice as well and most of the people I came in contact with were very nice. The Admissions Deparment is amazing and I'm glad that I decided to go there.

And the beat goes on.....


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