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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 7 point improvement...addendum?
« on: December 28, 2004, 05:49:31 PM »
5 hour drive to lethbridge the morning before (left edmonton at 2am)  and a head cold where my nose sniffled to the point that it was dripping during the exam, and that the proctor forgot to call time (she was only late by a minute but still).  Plus overwhelming anxiety.

Matt

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Advice request: retake to improve 174?
« on: December 28, 2004, 05:47:10 PM »
I would retake.  I dont care what any Adcom says officially...seeing someone score 174 (even if you scored the same) twice gives you more evidence that this is indeed their scoreband, and not just a fluke.  It also shows commitment.  If you on average score higher then go for it.

Plus, if you really are sucking up the next LSAT, you can always cancel.

Matt

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 7 point improvement...addendum?
« on: December 28, 2004, 05:43:15 PM »
I scored 10 points higher, i included an addendum.  Was ballsy enough to say id prove it on the Feb test if they needed additional proof of which score was more accurate.

Matt

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Meta Discussion / Wow, we've lost a whole bunch of posts
« on: December 23, 2004, 08:25:27 PM »
This sorta sucks heh

Matt

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i WANT to set up a school that doesnt allow Christians in it.

haha

matt

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Suggestions for Study Plan for Feb 04 Re-Take
« on: December 17, 2004, 10:53:56 PM »
another thing:  Don't write in complete silence.  Don't write them with the tv on or something, but certainly dont demand complete removal of distractions. Don't unplug your phone (people WILL have their cell phone go off, happened BOTH times at my exams) and don't demand perfection conditions.  Preferrably, have someone sit near you and cough occasionally, or click their pen, or tap their foot, things which would most annoy you.

You need to learn to do the LSAT in less than perfect environments.

Matt

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Oh Canada! / Re: New here, and have a few questions...
« on: December 17, 2004, 08:53:08 PM »
Cheeks is wrong there. 

American schools are aware that the larger Canadian public universities all have strict standards of academics and that graduates from here are "quality candidates" provided their GPA's are up to snuff.

What cheeks is confusing is "hurting" your chances with "not helping" your chances.  Canadian universities get treated like the majority of state schools; they are considered good pools for possible students.  They are unlike ivy league schools, which help your chances. But they certainly are not like private colleges in the u.s., which can often hurt your chances. 

Matt

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Powerscore Prep Classes
« on: December 17, 2004, 08:47:30 PM »
Paid preparation helps.  What you can't do on your own is ask questions to yourself.  Sometimes books do not contain the answers.  That is why classroom work is so helpful provided you have a good instructor.

The most effective way to learn something is in a structured, TESTED environment from professional instructors.  Those who think "doing it on your own" is the best way are sorely mistaken.

No matter what you do on your own, chances are you would do better with someone elses input PLUS your own.   There is a reason why UNIVERSITY is generally not done through CORRESPONDENCE. People learn better from those who know what they are talking about, and learn better in SOCIAL environments.  You may not need to, but it is certainly not a hindrance.

Matt

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Oh Canada! / Re: New here, and have a few questions...
« on: December 17, 2004, 06:02:13 PM »
High school is a joke, and a function of how much time you put into stupid assignments, not brains.

Ive never seen any statistic that shows that high school grades correlate to university grades. Ever.

Matt

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Oh Canada! / Re: New here, and have a few questions...
« on: December 17, 2004, 11:24:02 AM »
Why do people think its harder to get a good GPA at places like Mcgill or U of Toronto?  Numbers show that its completely the opposite.

Matt

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