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I should've asked this long time ago..
Like I said before, UWO uses the percentage score, and not the GPA. (so basically you get a dean's honor if you get an accumulated percentage over 80%)

I was wondering if any of the schools actually take in your percentage average and evaluate you that way (which seems more fair, cause i mean come on..there's a clear difference between an 80% and 84%!!!)


and for the schools that convert it to GPA, do they actually consider that there's a significant difference between like 80%-84% or even how stupid it would be to give difference when you have like 89% instead of 90%??

Just wondering cause GPA system is pretty dumb.

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Canadian Law Students / GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« on: September 18, 2004, 11:26:26 AM »
I was wondering how the GPA conversion system works.
I'm attending UWO right now and we use the % average system.
Past three yrs I received a mark of 80.3, 82.6, and 86.7.
How would I convert this in to GPA? and when you're converting it to GPA do you convert each yr's average in to GPA and then average the three GPA?(so basically if it's converted in to 3.5, 4, 4, would i average these gpa out to get my final gpa?)
or would I take my average % for past three yrs (which would be roughly around 83.13) and then convert that in to GPA?

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Studying for the LSAT / F**K!!! SOMEONE GIVE ME AN ADVICE!
« on: September 17, 2004, 06:36:42 PM »
hey guys, I'm desperate for an advice right now..
I'm in my last yr in UG, and I'm still not ready to take the LSAT.
I've taken KAPLAN which was piece of crap, and recently I've started studying with LRB.(I haven't yet looked at LGB but I have purchased it)
Last time I took a timed test (about a month ago) I've scored 147..which is piece of crap mark...
I'm getting real concerned whether I'll ever receive the sufficient percentile needed to get in to a decent law school.(my goal is to reach high 150s or low 160)

The thing is, recently I decided to cancel my october exam and decided that I should study bit by bit throughout this last academic yr(probably couple of hours a week max since this is my last yr and i need to maintain my grade) and study a lot during next summer and take the exam.
My parents have been urging me to apply for any lawschool this year anyways and take the december exam.  I've gone against this since I know that I just won't have enough time to prepare myself for the dec exam and I don't want to face the fact that I will get rejected by all the law schools I will apply for.

The thing is, I really put the time and effort to succeed in whatever I do, and law school is my dream.  At the same time, I keep worrying that I'll never truly master the exam and I fear that wasting a year would kill not my ego and self-esteem.
I really don't know what to do...should I just listen to my parents and go ahead with the application process(but to which school?!) or decided to spend an extra year and prepare myself, or just decide on another career(i would hate to do this)?

BTW, my grade for past three yrs have been , 80.3%, 82.6%, 86.7%(sorry our school goes by % avg and not by GPA) and i'll likely receive 84-86% avg this yr.

So wtf should a guy do??!!!! help!

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Studying for the LSAT / LR QUESTION..HELP!
« on: August 28, 2004, 06:06:39 PM »
To reverse the steady decline in revenues on its suburban bus lines, the Greater Metropolitan Transit Authority must win riders away from its lower-priced private competitors. One bold way to achieve this goal would be to institute a long-term free-transfer policy onto Greater Metropolitan buses for passengers paying fares on other lines. Once riders experience the superior service offered by GMTA, they’ll use GMTA buses instead of other lines running the same routes.

The argument above would be most strengthened if the author demonstrated that
   
A. the GMTA already offers a wide range of discounted fares for students, the elderly, and those traveling during off-peak hours
   
B.total bus ridership in the area served by the GMTA has declined dramatically in the last two years
   
C.free transfers will not induce riders to continue to purchase cheaper tickets on competing bus lines and then travel on superior GMTA buses
   
D.the GMTA bus fleet is actually superior to that of any other line

E.the GMTA is capable of expanding to handle the increased ridership the new policy would create


Why is C right?  I understand C makes a lotta sense, but i also think D and E is legit as well.

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Studying for the LSAT / How do i postpone the LSAT?
« on: August 27, 2004, 05:15:18 PM »
I applied for the october lsat online...but i'm planning to postpone it until december.
Anybody know how i can defer it over the net?

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Studying for the LSAT / LR QUESTION!
« on: August 27, 2004, 03:07:21 PM »
People should avoid taking the antacid calcuium carbonate in doses larger than half a gram, for despite
its capactity to neutralize stomach acids, calcium carbonate can increase the calcium level in the blood and thus impair kidney function. Moreover, just half a gram of it can stimulate the production of gastrin, a stomach hormone that triggers acid secretion.

Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?

The answer: Half a gram of calcium carbonate can casually contribute to both the secretion and the neutralization of stomach acids.

The part about neutralization of stomach acids confuses me..Because the way I read it, I thought you can only neutralize stomach acids if you took over 1/2 gram...It doesn't specifically state that if you took just half a gram that you can still neturalize the stomach acid..

Can anybody explain this?

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Studying for the LSAT / This yr's LR BIBLE...ANY DIFFERENT?
« on: August 25, 2004, 07:06:02 PM »
I went through the 2003 LR Bible that someone posted up awhile back..but i still decided to purchase the
2004 LR BIBLE...Is it any different?

And I also orderd the LG BIBLE..can anybody tell me how effective it is? I studied through the kaplan but it didn't seem to help me too much with the LG..
thanks~

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Studying for the LSAT / How old are you guys?
« on: August 25, 2004, 06:17:23 PM »
Just outta curiosity, how old are you guys?
I'm 20 right now and prepping for my LSAT...it's not going too great right now so I'm prepared to spend next summer as well to prepare for the exam.(even though if i do, i'll be wasting my year since i'll be graduating after this academic year)
I feel kinda bummed out cause i'd hate to waste a year but i also realize that i'm still young.


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Studying for the LSAT / What's a good method of studying for LR??
« on: August 25, 2004, 06:09:00 PM »
Right now, I'm going through the questions untimed to make sure i get the total gist of the question and predict the probable answer before i look at the choices.  Is this a good way to improve my LR results??
I'm probably going to be doing this for about couple of more days before I start timing myself again.

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Studying for the LSAT / LR question..
« on: August 24, 2004, 01:34:16 AM »
Hey guys, I'm having problems figuring this question out.  For some reason I keep mixing up the variables that are sufficient and necessary.

Rosen: One cannot prepare a good meal from bad food, produce good food from bad soil, maintain good soil without good farming, or have good farming without a culture that places value on the proper maintenance of all its natural resources so that needed suppplies are always available.

which one of the following can be properly inferred from rosen's statement?

A.) The creation of good meals depends on both natural and cultural condition.

this was the answer..
but I'm not too sure why..
How do you diagram this chain of causation??

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