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Studying for the LSAT / Day before the LSAT...
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:52:41 PM »
I was just curious to see what my fellow December Test Takers plan on doing this Friday.

Me, I'm taking the day off from work.  I plan on sleeping in and taking one last PrepTest under simulated conditions.  Other than that, I might do some Christmas shopping since the majority of people will be at work.

Good luck to all of the December test takers!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: last week before exam....but
« on: December 01, 2008, 11:47:56 AM »
Burnout, possibly.

I was just going through the same thing. Take a day or two off - you won't lose a step if you've been studying for a while.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 11 More Days
« on: November 27, 2008, 04:19:24 PM »

At this point I just want to get this thing over with!

Ditto.  I originally signed up for the October test, and I wish I would have just gotten it over with!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 21 Days to Test Day...
« on: November 19, 2008, 12:27:42 PM »
I started studying back in February, but took a little hiatus over the summer.  I've been through all of the books, but I enrolled in a PowerScore Weekend Course this weekend in San Francisco.  I'm hoping to get through the rest of the PrepTests before the real thing.

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Law School Applications / URM Status
« on: May 15, 2008, 10:27:23 PM »
I was wondering how the LSAC and LSDAS determine URM status.  Is it based simply off of ethnicity, or do other factors come into play?  Also, how the LSAC go about determining someone's URM status if only one of their parents would be considered an URM?  I've wondered about this because it seems as though scholastic institutions don't take into consideration those students whose parents are of different ethnicities.

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Law School Applications / Re: A "Magic Line" at 3.0?
« on: May 15, 2008, 10:20:27 PM »
Great thread!  I'm a year removed from undergrad, and, with my low (around 2.9) GPA, I was wondering the same thing.  I could imagine that a 3.0 looks a lot better, even though the difference in somebody's GPA might be <0.10.  Anyways, good luck raising that GPA!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Self-Studying Success Stories
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:08:46 AM »

While I get the theme of the thread, isn't it a bit of a biased sample in terms of the impression it may give to some people since it is only success stories being shared?  Just some food for thought.


Good point.  While I am hoping to get a general feel of how various individuals went about studying the same way that I did, I find that the experiences of those who have already gone through the process (and succeeded) could provide some guidance and insight for others.

Now, I realize that the thread title can be misleading.  I am not trying to discourage anybody from taking a class or studying with a tutor.  Rather, self-study is the route I am choosing, and I know that other people are preparing for the LSAT in a similar fashion.  Hopefully, we can generate some discussion about regimens and which one(s) tend to work best for people.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Self-Studying Success Stories
« on: May 13, 2008, 04:54:26 PM »
I self-studied (in public libraries and bookstores - I was also too cheap to buy any books) and don't regret it a bit, but I have a track record of freakish standardized test aptitude.  It all depends where your cold diagnostic puts you, what you need for the schools/scholarships you want, and how you usually perform on test day vs practice.

I'm taking a similar approach.  I just feel as though I prepare better on my own, and I like going at my own speed.  Luckily, I've seen significant improvements on my practice tests, and the PowerScore Bibles are helping tremendously.  I think the most important part (for me, at least) is outlining some sort of schedule and STICKING TO IT!

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Studying for the LSAT / Self-Studying Success Stories
« on: May 13, 2008, 03:56:02 PM »
I was hoping to hear from some people who went the self-studying route and decided not to hire a tutor or enroll in a prep course.  Do you regret the decision, or do you feel as though you were still able to perform to the best of your abilities on the LSAT?

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Seriously?  I feel like I gotta jump in for picky eaters here.  Food is like religion; you eat what you want, and I'll eat what I want.  I won't comment on your food, you don't comment on mine.  This isn't difficult.  I have no problem saying that someone who's very "ewwwww, how could you eat that" all the time might not make a good friend (especially at dinner, anyway), but why do you really care if I like nuts in my brownie?  It's my damn brownie, and I'm entitled to eat it however I'd like.  I'm equally entitled to respectfully refuse condiments I don't want, or foods and textures I prefer not to eat.

I really don't see how it's anyone else's concern; I will say that if someone doesn't like me because of my food choices (provided there's no other grossly annoying habits associated therewith, something I feel safe in saying there's not, in my case) then I probably don't like that person for being such a controlling fuckhead.  I may then wonder why I'm friends with that person.

I'm with you on this one.  Live and let live.

And mayo is gross.

Honestly.  Mayo is revolting.

AND I get plain burgers at McDonalds.

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