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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« on: May 12, 2008, 09:31:06 PM »
Cardozo ranked 55 vs St. John's ranked 88.  I'd say Cardozo if the money is not a factor.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Taking a semster off to study
« on: May 12, 2008, 07:46:39 PM »

And I don't think it's insane to start preparing for the LSAT after college (which I assume means you'd take a year off?) Taking time off made me appreciate school even more, and it helped give me an idea of whether or not I wanted to go into law and what I'd like to do in law.

A year off is definitely a good idea when considering law school or any graduate study for that matter.  Rushing into it before seeing what other opportunities exist beyond academia I feel is somewhat risky.  Although, many may disgree with me, figuring out what your true desires are and what inspires you is more important than just going to law school just because your buddy's older brother is making 190k a year straight out of school.

Anyway, seriously consider it.  Law school is expensive and would be a drag if you aren't doing what you like.  So, I would suggest not taking a semester off in Undergrad just to focus on the LSAT.  That's a bit ridiculous because it might negatively affect the way Law Schools look at your undergrad career as well.

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Where should I go next fall? / Rutgers vs. St John's U?
« on: May 10, 2008, 10:19:07 PM »
My friend is trying to decide, but since he never comes on here, I decided to just ask for him.

Thanks in advance.

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Law School Applications / Re: DECISION DATES FOR 2006/2007 CYCLE
« on: May 10, 2008, 10:15:09 PM »
This is insaaaaaane.
Exactly what I was thinking.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Speed???
« on: May 10, 2008, 09:37:59 PM »
I think it's always a good idea (no matter how slow or fast you are) to save parallel reasoning/flaw questions for last. 
These problems are not only a time drain, but some of these problems require too much effort, and they can have an effect on how you approach subsequent problems.

Also, never waste too much time contemplating between answer choices, even if you're striving for perfection.
If you can't see an obvious answer choice the first time through, either take a quick look at the conclusion of the stimulus, look for degree words, or just move on and return to it later.

The above advice will help assuming that your problem is due to poor time management.
However, if you're a slow reader, then I advise you to just practice -- a lot.
Remember, there are a limited number of logical problems in the world, and your speed will be highly dependent on your familiarity of these problems.

When I first started, I was barely able to complete a LR section. 
After practice, I'm now finishing with 5+ minutes to spare. 
So I have no doubt that you'll see similar improvement if you put in the effort.

That's really good advice.  Thanks! 

One question though - do you skim through each and every question in that section before you answer any of them in order to see which ones you will answer first or do you have some other approach?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT moving to computer test?
« on: March 24, 2008, 06:56:37 PM »
Do you think it will change the dynamic of the test? 

How will they be so anal-retentive about the rules of the exam if everyone is on a computer?

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT moving to computer test?
« on: March 24, 2008, 06:41:11 PM »
What do you think the odds are that the LSAT will be moving from a paper-based test to the computer?

How long do you think if ever will it take for the LSAT to be given on a computer like the MCAT?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAC LSAT Books for Sale
« on: March 24, 2008, 06:31:44 PM »
How much for shipping and Handling?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: EarlCat's LSAT Goal Calculator
« on: March 24, 2008, 06:26:43 PM »
This is pretty awesome.  Simple, but a nice tool, thanks EarlCat.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Nightmare
« on: February 18, 2008, 05:12:46 AM »
I had a dream that the proctors let me have extra time.... I really thought it was real too :(

You actually can get extra time if you have a known and documented psychological disorder: severe case of ADHD, panic/anxiety attacks, OCD, dyslexia, or other pre-existing learning disorders.  Although I believe that you would need to give the LSAC a handful of documentation including affidavits from professors and school officials from your undergraduate to attest that you took other standardized tests in such extended time conditions.

So go to your psychiatrist/psychologist and demand them classify you as learning impaired immediately! haha

Sir, I suggest you come back when you have a clue.  Your insensitive comments about such things (and totally incorrect description of how that stuff works for being able to get special accommodations) plus it being completely misplaced in a fun thread shocks my conscious.  Your little 'haha' at the end does not turn it into a joke.  Your comments are highly offensive and totally ignorant. 

A little background and legal text about LSAC and special accommodations and the ADA. 
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/lsac.htm

Sober up if you are going to try to say anything worthwhile to promote your link, otherwise you will be eaten alive and I will enjoy seeing it happen since you just made fun of, in a not at all funny way, people with legitimate serious problems they did not choose to have. 

You just crossed one of the worst lines of all with your 13th post.

But I guess your comments do fit the 'nightmare' title of the thread in a few ways, you can guess at which ways I mean...


Ok, mr. policeman of the LSAT community.  First of all, stop personally attacking me on every thread.  A) The site in my link is not even my forum - it happens to be the unofficial forum of the prelaw fraternity I'm in.

B)  I don't care if anyone goes and sees it unlike how you are defensively acting with your own little forum board or whatever I see you have in your signature. 

And finally C) most important and vital to your entire point - you fail to realize who you are arguing with - because you take the moral high ground even though you know nothing about my own personal condition.  I have severe OCD and ADHD.  I have been prescribed almost every drug on the market and go to therapy every month now, but used to go on a weekly basis until I was 16.

Please do not advise me of anything.  I did not offend anyone who has a sense of humor and actually knows something about having extreme OCD tendencies and ADHD, which in my case were very debilitating and still are to a point - although I work very hard not to give in.  I used to wash my hands 5 times in the matter of 2 minutes after and before eating.  Please do not lecture me on anything about psychological disorders.

You are rude, and your comments are aggressive, preemptive, calculated, and totally uncalled for.  I hope not to be harassed by you in anyway further on this board.  Please leave me alone.

And, yes, although, I did not personally ask for extended time and have no plans to do so.  My friend did, and he did have people from our undergraduate administration send written affidavits to the LSAC confirming his prior history of extended test conditions.  I have not thoroughly watched his every move in interacting with the LSAC, however, so I am not 100% sure of what other things he needed to provide to get such conditions.  So please, get a clue before you get on your high horse.

And please, I'm not here to have an internet forum battle with you - it's bad for my OCD.

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