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Law School Admissions / Re: What's a "good" LSAT score?
« on: September 21, 2004, 10:28:45 AM »
October test takers:

Want to hear something that will mess with you?  I took the June LSAT and got through three of the Logic Games sections.  On the one I did not finish, of course I guessed a specific letter than I had picked out beforehand, which was "D".  Being that the people who write the LSAT are evil, it just so happened that 4 out of 5 of the answers on that section were "B".  B!!!  How could they be so assinine as to make 4 out of 5 answers the same letter, when they know that most people don't finish games and have to guess?  I refer back to my theory that they are evil and did it on purpose to reward the lucky people who chose B as their go-to guessing letter.  So, long story short, had I guessed B instead of D, I would have a 168 instead of a 165.  @#!* me.  Better yet, @#!* the LSAT.  Oh well, at least it's over.  Good luck, hopefully they didn't do it again for this test.

Law School Admissions / Re: resume
« on: September 21, 2004, 09:11:51 AM »
Just a thought on resumes:

Some schools ask for your work experience AND your extracurriculars all at once, and offer you the option of supplying a resume for this info.  Some, on the other hand, separate work and extracurriculars into two different questions.

I just made two versions of my resume: One with professional and college work experience only (1 page) and one with everything (two pages).  That way, you can use whichever one is appropriate for the application.

And honestly, do you REALLY think a school is going to reject you because of the length of your resume?  I would venture to say that you're better off worrying about what's in that resume than how long or short it is.  Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: Do obstacles make a person diverse?
« on: September 14, 2004, 01:19:26 PM »
Thanks for the input ZAP.  Is anyone else writing a diversity statement that is not related to their ethnicity/race/English as a second language?  I've read a couple of threads on the subject, but not much on that particular type of diversity.

You didn't miss a damn thing with Dave, I was really disappointed in his set.  Luckily, one of the people I went with works in the music biz, so he got us all vip passes and we got to watch from the bleachers, which rocked.

Wilco was another favorite, did you get to see Rachael Yamagata (she played a side tent)?  She was totally amazing!

Sorry to take the thread so far from LSAT, but it's nice to know there was someone else there that weekend shirking their academic duties along with me.   ;)

Law School Admissions / Do obstacles make a person diverse?
« on: September 14, 2004, 11:49:11 AM »
Here's a question for you guys who seem to know the application process better than I do.  When writing an optional diversity essay, do the following factors in my life count as diverse:

1.) Coming from a lower-middle class family in semi-rural Indiana, but being accepted to private school in Indy early in life and attending it for 14 years on merit-based financial aid.  Basically, I was the only kid there without a crap load of money, worked all through high school and college to help with our expenses.  This gave me an interesting perspective on money and success (meaning money does not make you a successful person) I always kind of felt like a fish out of water but excelled anyway and went to a top 10 private university and now support myself in marketing.

2.) While attending aforementioned high school, my brother developed a nasty cocaine addiction and my family spent the better part of my high school career dealing with him (rehab, lying, overdosing, etc) so I relied mainly on my own motivation to succeed.

Does this make me diverse or is it only worth a pat on the back?  My PS is already written about my relationship with my father (didn't graduate college, good-'ol-boy type of guy) and self-motivation, but no mention of the previous two issues.  I am white female and fairly normal, but I'd like some input on if you think it's a valid diversity statement topic.

Bonnaroo is a music festival in TN aimed at hippie-types, there were a lot of jam bands and classic rock acts (Trey Anastasio, The Dead, Dave, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Wilco, etc) It ended up being a big, dirty, muddy, and un-Godly hot weekend, but it was really fun and I don't regret going at all.

ZAP, I agree with you, Dylan sucked, but I actually thought that Steve Winwood and the Dead were really good.

Certainly had a better time there than I would have crammed in a library studying all weekend!   :P

I've been reading these boards for a while now and thought I would finally chime in (at the risk of becoming horribly addicted to the application process and talking about it).

I took my first diagnostic and scored 155.  Signed up for a Princeton Review class, and scores were 153, 160, 161, 168, 163, respectively.  I went to Bonnaroo the weekend before and drove back Sunday for the test Monday and posted a 165.

Go figure, maybe if I would have studied more instead of procrastinating I could have made it to 170, maybe not and I just got lucky, I don't know.  What's done is done, all I know is that I would rather chop off a digit than ever take that test again.

Best of luck on the LSAT and applying, don't get yourself too worked up over it.  Life's too short to give yourself an ulcer over one test on one day.

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