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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So, how does everyone think they did?
« on: June 11, 2009, 08:02:28 PM »
I have no idea. Could've bombed; could've 180'd. Probably at least did better than last October. Definitely some difficult subsections and individual questions.

Oh, and don't talk about the actual questions on the test, of course.  :D

I've been following how you've been doing on your LSN.  I'm very interested to see if you're able to do as well on the real test as you have been on the PTs.  It would seem that the 166 was very low for you.  Were you very disappointed?  Are you going to give us an update on your progress when the real scores come out and how you did on each section?

Yeah, I'll definitely update it. The 166 came right after my grandmother passed away and I broke up with my girlfriend of 2.5 years. Rough times; probably should've cancelled the take but for some reason didn't. I only slept two or three hours a night leading up to the test day, but felt like I did pretty well afterwards. Needless to say, I was pretty shocked at the 166, and beyond disappointed.

I actually felt worse afterwards this time around, but since mulling over some questions I had uncertainties about, I feel like I did pretty well aside from guessing on three LG questions and a couple LR. I won't make any predictions, but I feel like I bumped my score up at least a little bit. Hopefully NYU material at least.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So, how does everyone think they did?
« on: June 09, 2009, 10:50:18 AM »
Actually, Julie, I think you were right this last time. June was hardest ever.

Well, not really. It's obvious that LSAC is adapting to Powerscore/Testmasters/etc. and making games that don't fit easily into the mold of diagramming and inferences. I feel like the LSAC has gotten a few calls about prehistoric friends and not providing room to diagram when all of its prep materials say to use clear space on the page to work questions out. Aside from that, pretty typical, except that comparative RC passage. I wanted to choke some goddamn authors in the ten minutes I spent on that. Handful of tricky LR questions as well.

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Studying for the LSAT / So, how does everyone think they did?
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:51:45 PM »
I have no idea. Could've bombed; could've 180'd. Probably at least did better than last October. Definitely some difficult subsections and individual questions.

Oh, and don't talk about the actual questions on the test, of course.  :D

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Studying for the LSAT / December 2008 LG
« on: June 06, 2009, 03:28:50 PM »
I'm just trying to gauge if this is a problem I had or something commonly agreed upon. I just took the Dec 08 preptest as my last before the exam coming up this Monday, and totally botched the LG section compared to how well I've done on LG lately (averaging -.5; got -4). Was this section especially hard for anyone else?

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Recommendations / Recommendation from Housing Supervisor/Boss?
« on: June 05, 2009, 01:42:40 PM »
I'm currently getting two strong recommendations from academic sources (one consitutional law professor, one philosophy professor who is also one of my thesis advisors), but would like to have the option of submitting a third. I've worked as a resident advisor for the past two years, and will be returning as one next year for the same boss. I'm considering getting either a letter from him, or from the overal housing supervisor at my university. My direct boss has better knowledge of my actual responsibilities as an RA, and could also serve as a good character reference, so I'm leaning more toward him. Would this be considered better than another letter of recommendation from an academic source? I could get one from the head of the political science department, but I've never actually had a class with her--we're just on very good terms.

Any input is greatly appreciated. :)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: June 03, 2009, 10:54:47 PM »
Nah, I'm retaking in four days so I've been lurking mostly. Only made a few posts, mostly in the studying sub-board.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: June 03, 2009, 12:29:31 PM »
I feel bad for further posting in what has become a perfect, complete thread via the above post, but oh well.

Black Prada eyeglasses
Beard
White American Apparel pocket undershirt
Blue/White Levi's Vintage Clothing classic workshirt
Dark indigo APC New Standard jeans, cuffed
White canvas sneakers

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT to real test
« on: June 03, 2009, 11:54:34 AM »
You know my story:  172 average on PTs over the course of a year; 166 on actual. Extenuating circumstances, though.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: May 29, 2009, 08:47:57 PM »
Sky blue American Apparel tee
Black/Gray/White microcheck GAP dress shirt
Raw APC New Standard jeans (eight months wear)
Bright yellow flip-flops

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 166: To Retake or Not to Retake
« on: February 09, 2009, 09:32:43 PM »
Yeah, we may not have the same admittance situation, but don't fool yourself into thinking I'd have received all that I have now with my 166.  A brief check on LSN for applicants to NYU with your current numbers have been rejected.  However, with an LSAT in the 169+ range, your chances improve significantly.  In speaking to the NYU Dean of Admissions, he flat out said that they generally do not average LSAT scores when students have a 5+ point differential.

Oh, I know I'll do better with a higher score; I'm just saying that I don't have the added admittance boost of being a URM, and might receive something of an admissions demerit because I go to a low-ranked state school.

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As for dream schools, I'd really re-think he GULC  thing - imho UVA would be a much better experience and it definitely has better job prospects.

I like the DC area and would like to be close to government offices and personnel, considering I want to do government work once I'm done. GULC also seems to offer a very wide range of classes and a variety of other opportunities with which few schools can compete.

Everyone else:  Thanks for the reassurance. I'll pick up some tests and do a few starting in March and see how I feel. If I'm doing substantially better by April I'll sign up to retake.

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