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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 18, 2008, 04:53:41 PM »

Really?  Your one experience is strong enough to qualify as proof?

How many bachelors in Sociology do I need to get to prove to myself?? I took at least 15 classes in Sociology, and got 1 -A and the rest A's. Those of us who get degrees in a science have to take not just our major courses, but also other science courses too like, Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus to satisfy our degree requirements. Sociology majors at my university didnt have to take these level courses, instead were able to take courses like applied statistics and business math to fulfill their requirement.
Like I said before, "That is proof enough to me" that a Sociology degree is "fluffier"...If I compared the difficulty of my advanced microbial genetics course to my concepts in sociological theory class, well...the later was just cake in comparison.

I took Sociology courses bc I was genuinely interested in it, and that probably reflected in my performance in the coursework.

Also, just want to point out that I am sure there are people who were Sociology majors who also had a hard time writing declarative sentences and couldn't perform qualitative research. As I am sure there were Sociology & Biology majors who have no clue how to apply the Hardy-Weinberg equation. 

You wouldn't need multiple degrees in Sociology, but your anecdotal experience isn't necessarily reflective of all experiences of all majors at all levels of university.  If anything, it's proof that the major at your school is fluffier.  For what it's worth, my university did require calculus of Soc majors, in addition to statistics (same stats class required of the science majors), as well as an upper division fieldwork or advanced statistics course. 

In any event, it's obnoxious to criticize anyone's major choice, so I'll just leave it all at that.

My poli sci program required stat, calc, two quantative anylsis classes,macro and micro economics, and a science class within the major. I woudln't consider that fluff. But that's just me... Some schools might have fluff social science programs, but not all.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: RickLax reviews his own book on Amazon
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:50:28 PM »
Hey, Ricky would have gladly paid the $2.50 had the charge been pointed out to him by his server rather than written in plain english on the menu...its the principle of the thing!

Now, if you want to accuse him of being a male private part-riding d-bag you'll get no argument from me...
that amount equal total rvenue he going get from book.


LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:23:13 PM »
Major in something that you are interested in and GOOD at. Whether it be dance or physics, majors just don't matter really. Hard sciences will gets a tad bit of leeawy with the GPA, but nothing significant. And as far as schools, they only matter when you go to a HYS type of school. GPA and (more so) LSAT deterimine it all. If you enjoy sociology and see yourself doing well with it (and maybe having a career in it if law school doesn't work out) major in it.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: July 15, 2008, 11:12:21 AM »
chocolate sauce with whip cream and strawberries


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Online Powerscore Class?
« on: July 08, 2008, 11:23:28 AM »

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Car shopping
« on: July 06, 2008, 11:33:57 PM »
Some picks you should maybe also consider are the...
Volvo C30
VW Rabbit
Subaru Impreza
Nissan Versa
Nissan Sentra
Ford Focus
Mazda 3
 I don't think you could really go wrong with any of those picks if you plan on buying new.I personally recommend you take a look at the C30 if you have the extra cash (starts around 22k). I have had no issues with it, it has a decent amount of space and gas milage.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Online Powerscore Class?
« on: July 06, 2008, 10:40:48 PM »
It is interactive. They send you a headset and you watch (on screen) as they walk you through everything. The only difference is you can hear the people but not see the people. They also say that they ship all of the study materials to your door.

They actually have a sample video (which I thought was excellent) that walks you though the first game seen on the June '07 test.

Go here:  and look on the right side of the screen. The sample video is about an hour long. But, the guy really breaks down the game and I get the feeling that, if I do buy this class, my score should go up a great deal. Check it out and post your thoughts.


I also would like to hear from someone that has done this course before. I'm very much considering doing this course.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: July 02, 2008, 07:55:14 PM »
-Short Sleeved Green and White RL mesh Rugby
-Navy slim custom-fit RL Chino pants
-White Cole Haan "Air infinity" sneakers

UVA Law has 40% of their class from VA.
UNC Law is 75% from NC.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: July 01, 2008, 12:49:45 AM »
Black Armani Exchange boxer briefs
and navy ringer tee from the Gap. It's bedtime....

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