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Law School Applications / score cancelation
« on: December 09, 2004, 12:22:10 PM »
Do I need to put down all the dates that I took the LSAT on my applications even if I canceled the score. I took the oct. test and cancelled and I am waiting for the dec. score to come in. Some of these applications are so damn vague

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ok, I've made another list
« on: December 09, 2004, 11:20:40 AM »
I could be totally off but I remember the answer having to do with most species inability to migrate. (or was this the answer to another question)

Law School Applications / Re: Loyola(LA) Secondary Statement
« on: December 09, 2004, 03:23:32 AM »
Thanks for the input, I have added the results already and I agree about the repetitive "assessed" portion.


Law School Applications / Loyola(LA) Secondary Statement
« on: December 09, 2004, 12:56:23 AM »
This is a rough draft of my secondary statement for the Loyola application. It is in response to the prompt:
"A good Lawyer has an inquisitive mind." Considering this proposition, describe in a paragraph research you have performed in an academic or non-academic setting. Include in your brief discussion, the type of information, resources and research methods used.

As a research assistant in Dr. Jane Doe's Social Relations laboratory I was asked to participate in the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program that was offered at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In conjunction with my mentor, Jane, I decided to focus my work on members of stigmatized groups and to expand on our department’s current research. The research project began in January of 2004 and lasted through June. This six-month project, titled The Effect of Fairness Beliefs and Group Identification on Motivation and Effort among Members of a Stigmatized Group, involved gathering a subject pool of 64 Latino/a undergraduates that had already been subject to questionnaires as to provide for baseline data to compare experimental results. I constructed questionnaires that target a person’s beliefs in a fair social system, ethnic identity and motivation. I assessed fairness of society by using four items such as “our society is an open society where all individuals can achieve higher status”. I assessed the strength with which a person identifies with his or her ethnic group using four items such as “I often regret that I belong to the ethnic group I belong to”. Motivation was assessed by how much individuals’ view of the self is affected by intelligence tests and their academic performance. The extent to which intelligence tests affect individuals’ view of the self was assessed using three items. For example, “No intelligence test will ever change my opinion of how intelligent I am”. Participants also reported their college grade point averages. The participants rated the following psychological variables and other non-scored questions on a scale from zero (strongly disagree) to six (strongly agree) in a classroom setting. The questionnaire pages were put together in random order to minimize any effects that could result from the order of the questions presented. Also, I introduced myself as a proctor rather than an experimenter to minimize stress during the testing. All information regarding the testing was fully disclosed to the subjects after the completion of the questionnaire. I entered the data from the questionnaires in SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) for further analysis. The experiment was largely based on correlation analysis between the three variables mentioned above. After completion, I submitted my work to URCA and presented the research at the Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

Any advice, do y'all think it may be too long or not enough research detail. I dont know what they want.


Law School Applications / applications?
« on: December 08, 2004, 08:14:30 PM »
should I put N/A for everything that I want to leave blank (i.e middle name or freshman work experience)? Also, when the application asks about full time work while in school does summer school count. I worked full time while taking summer school.

Just thought of another question, for those of you applying using LSACD on the web, do you have trouble fitting everything in the yellow boxes. How am I supposed to know if they will be able to see what I am typing in there? Also, what did everyone put down for degree granted in high school???


General Off-Topic Board / Re: Guitarist
« on: December 07, 2004, 03:32:56 PM »
Greatest (by genre)

Blues- Albert King
Shredder- Zach Wylde
Puke rock- Slash
Rhythm- *tie* The Edge and James Hetfield
Slide- Duane Allman
Jazz- Freddie Green (Jazz died after Count Basie)
Stage antics- *tie* Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix
Singer/ guitarist- BB King
Most influential- *three-way tie* Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Jimi Hendrix
Songwriter/ guitarist- Jimmy Page
Overall- Steve Vai

what about David Gilmour from Pink Floyd, how can you not mention him?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: worst LR question ever
« on: November 20, 2004, 11:01:53 PM »
ya, I can see how I can approach this problem without using LSAT formal logic, but I guess my problem was that I approached it incorrectly in the first place. Whenever I have to breakdown a long stimulus I get flustered. I should be good though, thanks

Studying for the LSAT / Re: worst LR question ever
« on: November 20, 2004, 10:48:24 PM »
Sweet, thanks for the help. I was too caught up in using formal logic to diagram it and I ended up wasting so much time I just skipped the damn problem


Studying for the LSAT / Re: worst LR question ever
« on: November 20, 2004, 10:44:30 PM »
A) The soil in which the vegetables were grown may have been completely depleted of nutrients because of an earlier failure to rotate crops.

B) It is not possible that the vegetables were grown in soil in which crops had been rotated.

D) Whatever the health risks to humans from eating the vegetables, these risks would not be attributable to the use of pesticides on them.

E) The health risks to humans from eating the vegetables were no less than the risks to humans from eating the same kinds of vegetables treated with pesticides.

Should I use formal logic on this and if so can you help me through it

Thanks A.J

Studying for the LSAT / worst LR question ever
« on: November 20, 2004, 10:31:24 PM »
I cant see how this question could be answered in adequate time

Failure to rotate crops depletes the soil's nutrients gradually unless other preventive measures are taken. If the soil's nutrients are completely depleted, additional crops cannot be grown unless fertilizer is applied to the soil. All other things being equal, if vegetables are grown in soil that has had fertilizer applied rather than being grown in non-fertilized soil, they are more vulnerable to pests and, as a consequence, must be treated with larger amounts of pesticides. The more pesticides used in vegatables, the greater the health risks to humans from eating those vegetables.

Suppose there were some vegetables that were grown in soil to which fertilizer had never been applied. On the basis of the passage, which one of the following would have to be true regarding those vegetables?

C) The vegetables were grown in soil that had not been completely depleted of nutrients but not necessarily soil in which crops had been rotated.

Do I need to do diagraming for this question? I wasted so much time on this damn problem


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