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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Speed Reading Courses?
« on: February 16, 2005, 05:56:25 PM »
Law school reading required copious and fastidious amounts of higher-level thinking skills; as such, time spent reading is not so much spent on reading as thinking.

I could "read" a case in ten minutes, by the most literal definition of the word, but it could very easily take three hours or more to delve into all of the intricacies associated with said case.  This is why law students spend time in the library- not because they're working on phonics and reading speed.

I think that a speed-reading course would be a waste of time.  If you find a speed-thinking course, however, let me know.  That's the only course that will help in law school.

Uhh, okay.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Speed Reading Courses?
« on: February 16, 2005, 05:37:09 PM »
Bump b/c I'm getting NO love.

Incoming 1Ls / Speed Reading Courses?
« on: February 16, 2005, 03:56:15 PM »
Answers to any of the following apprecaited (only if answer to #1 is yes)

1. Have you/someone you know ever taken a speed reading course?
2. Was it worthwhile?
3. How long did it take to become proficient?
4. Where was it taken?
5. Do the benefits stay with you long after the fact?
6. Would it be a good idea before 1L?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone took/wants to take patent bar exam?
« on: February 16, 2005, 12:23:36 PM »
I'll bring this thread back from the dead...

I was just approved to take the Patent Bar, so i have to take it before May 22nd. My undergrad is in Computer Science, and from a school that doesn't have some special certification (most CS programs don't, i've been told), so i had to go through "option 4" to prove that i had the necessary coursework. It was kind of a pain, but not too hard, and i had my answer within a week.

I'm dedicating 200 hours with the PatBar materials, so we'll see how it goes ...

Awesome. Good luck with the studying.  Report back here from time to time, (on this thread) and let us know how it's going.  I'd be curious to know.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Chicago vs. NYU
« on: February 15, 2005, 03:58:02 PM »
There was just a pretty long thread on this (posted yesterday I think) if you look around.  Try a search.  In it someone referenced a long similar thread on xoxoth that's worth checking out.  No need to reinvent the wheel.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Does UNC have a national Rep?
« on: February 15, 2005, 09:33:27 AM »
Bump is when you want to get the topic going again and so you enter a "bump" post to get it at the top of the recent messages list.  There's really no word for the unread replies thing.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Need Access
« on: February 14, 2005, 05:12:06 AM »
Such a joke that they REQUIRE the parental information.  If so, maybe I can convince my parents to offer the help Need Access is assuming they will ;)  I kind of want to do this completely on my own, though...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Mozilla/LSD Question
« on: February 13, 2005, 11:59:01 PM »
you need a technician...unless u want to screw it man..get to calling the 800 number..okay.?

I'll have my bro look at it.  When it comes down to it, if it's a firewall issues, I'd rather be protected and see no avatars than not be protected so I can see avatars.

DEF. Wise choice.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Need Access
« on: February 13, 2005, 11:52:54 PM »
I'm in a similar situation.  My parents make quite enough to screw me on financial aid.  Look on the needaccess site to see which schools use their service.  I think that if the school uses needaccess, you need to fill out that paperwork before you will get a financial aid decision.  Sucks for us, since we'll have to pay what our parents are expected to contribute.

So, they just ASSUME that the parents will contribute a certain amount or percentage?  There's no way for overriding that assumption and making it clear that parents will do no such thing?  That's completely asinine if that's the case.  Maybe I could call and tell the school in particular not to take parents' income into account since they won't be contributing.  Grrr.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Mozilla/LSD Question
« on: February 13, 2005, 11:50:46 PM »
Okay, it's almost DEFINITELY not a browser issue if the problem occurs in both.  I'd check the settings on the firewall, ensure it's truly closed (sometimes just getting rid of the icon in the system tray doesn't fully close it), and ensure that no other monitoring/virus detection program is running that might cause this mischief.  It's really probably not a browser setting of any sort since it's a problem in both FF and IE--gotta be something blocking the image data.

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