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Personal Statement / some ps ideas - need input
« on: October 03, 2004, 12:13:41 AM »
I am trying to get started on my ps and am struggling with ideas. I have come up with a couple and want some input:
~moved from a big city to basically farm country and most of whom never leave
~went to Japan with a friend and stayed with a host family for a summer when I was 10
~went to France twice (once in 8th grade and again in 10), stayed with host families, traveled around, and observed school

but i don't really know how to tie that in to law school.

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Personal Statement / Re: How are these first two paragraphs?
« on: October 03, 2004, 12:09:12 AM »
i think it is a hard read. Your sentence structure is far too complex, in addition it sounds like you are on a crusade to save nursing homes. I know it is hard and awful to see all that they are going through, but it is largely due to a lack of finances so unless you plan to donate your entire legal salary to better the facilities, being a lawyer won't help them much.

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Studying for the LSAT / increased score with more time?
« on: October 02, 2004, 11:43:59 PM »
Back to the accomodation, and people please don't be mean.

As an experiment, I am curious if any of you without any type of diability have ever taken a practice with more time and if so how much did you score improve?

The reason I am asking is, my dad said that for the average person their raw score would only increase slightly and I just want to know if this is true.

Sorry edited to clarify: I don't mean umlimited time, but maybe time and a halh (52.5 minutes per section) and not what you think, I want actual results.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: feel like giving up
« on: September 27, 2004, 06:26:42 PM »
Thanks to some of you for your encouraging words, and to others for the kick in the pants because I probably need it. I am now really considering wiating till December because I do think I will be able to raise my score, but again the OCD freak in me keeps thinking that if I wait that long it will hurt my chances. I took testmasters and in some ways I think it more hurt then helped, some of the tricks were very helpfu, especially the If/Then and parallel reasoning, but I had already found a way to attack most of the games that I liked, and when I tried their methods it slowed me down significantly.

BIG H2001 - There is absolutely nothing wrong with football, just the stupid football players who don't belong in college and are getting a free ride because they can knock someone over. (I know not all footplayers are that way.)

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LSAT horror stories / feel like giving up
« on: September 23, 2004, 12:12:05 AM »
I am seriously thinking of giving up. I have studied so hard and my scores still basically suck. I want this so bad, and honestly there is nothing else I want to do in life. Basically I am scoring in the lower 150s, but I at 3.97 from a state school in the middle of nowhere. I took hard classes though, and can get good recommendations. Is there any hope for me? I am sure like everyone else, I really want to get into a top school, mostly because I want the challenge. My school is a football school, so I surrounded by people just trying to pass. I want to move beyond that type of environment so much, but I fear my scores will hold me back.

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Studying for the LSAT / exp. question.
« on: September 15, 2004, 06:22:14 PM »
I don't know if anyone can answer this, nut if the June LSAT had RC as its experimental section, does that mean the October one won't have 2 RC sections? Also will the June RC exp. show up on the October test or is there more of a time lapse?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Should I or Shouldn't I
« on: September 15, 2004, 04:59:18 PM »
I wouldn't, it probably won't improve your score that much and you have a better chance of getting in the earlier you apply. If you wait till Dec, you won't be able to apply to January and by that time many school may be full.

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Law School Applications / interviews
« on: September 11, 2004, 01:09:12 AM »
I am thinking about applying to Northwestern, which is one of the few schools that sill do interviews. Does anyone know what kind of questions they ask? Also do you request an interview before or after submitting your application?

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Studying for the LSAT / diagnostic course hypothesis
« on: September 11, 2004, 12:27:12 AM »
Okay, maybe I just came uo with this to make myself feel better, but I was wondering if perhaps cousres like Kaplan, TestMasters, etc, pick out the hardest test for the daignostic. The reason being that since most promise a refund if your score doesn't improve, if you get a really low score on the diagnostic, you are not only guaranteed a higher score, plus you are more likely to take their class. I just completed mine for TestMasters and thought it was so much harder than any of the practice problems I had been doing, plus one of the logic problems was missing a key word in the clues. What do you all think, do you think maybe they pick the hardest test?

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Studying for the LSAT / dyslexia
« on: September 10, 2004, 12:59:28 AM »
I have pretty bad dyslexia, but I didn't get my paperwork in on time to get any accomodations. I scored 155 on my diagnostics, which I thought was harder than any of the practice problems I did. That score was without anything special, ie more time. I want to get into a top 15 and I know 155 isn't good enough, but I a 4.0. I am afraid if I wait till December I won't get in. Should I just try best in Oct. or wait?

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