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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 164
« on: August 26, 2005, 12:37:13 PM »
Nice job with the studying, I'm in the same boat too as it pertains to starting out bad on the prep tests, I got a 150 on my first one, but with a good deal of studying I'm in the low 160s now and I still have a month before the test.

Definitely do not get discouraged by a bad first test, if you put your best work into it, you will improve.

I already talked with my 3 profs about LORs before school ended last semester, just so they'd know about it by the time this fall came. School doesn't start until September 7th for me, but I'm probably going to go up to school on Monday and give them the LOR forms so I can get it over with.

About professors outside of your major, I'd say that it could help show that you're well-rounded. For my LORs, 2 professors are from my major, but the third one is the French professor I had for 2 classes last year.

Law School Admissions / Re: How long to calculate LSAC GPA?
« on: August 26, 2005, 12:30:35 PM »
I got my transcripts sent out about 2-3 weeks ago, and I just got my LSDAS report in on Tuesday, so it was pretty quick for me.

Law School Admissions / Re: School Average GPA
« on: August 26, 2005, 09:45:59 AM »
My school average GPA was a 3.26, small LAC. The average LSAT was 148.

I'm having the same problem as well, I've been brainstorming the past few days about what I'm going to write about, but nothing has come to mind. Nothing really life-changing, other than my parents divorce about 11-12 years ago, but that's nowhere near recent. I do have some volunteering activities that I did as part of a school club, but I wonder how I can weave it into a PS....

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Frustrating...My LR inconsistency
« on: July 26, 2005, 03:49:44 PM »
LR is absolutely killing me with my inconsistency. I'm either around 42/50 or it can get ugly, like 28-32/50 ugly. It's too bad too because I'm doing really well on Games and RC, usually hitting around the 45-47 range on both of those sections. I've gotten the Powerscore LRB, so hopefully I can get more consistent with the LR before October...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I hit 170 today
« on: July 25, 2005, 08:04:38 PM »
My PowerScore class had our first post-diagnostic test this morning (Test 2) and I got a 170, which is up 7 points from my diagnostic.  The good news is that I improved dramatically on games (on my diagnostic I missed 11/24, today I missed 0/23), but the bad news is that my other sections either stayed the same or got worse... on my diagnostic I missed 1/25 RC, and today I missed 5/28.  Our experimental section was RC, and I missed 0/26 on that - damn you, easy experimental section!!!!!!  Why couldn't you have been on the test!?

Nice job, I'm hoping to get to 170 by October. Unfortunately I'm around 157 right now, but I hope that studying like a fiend for the rest of the summer when I'm not working and kicking it up another notch at the end of August and September will get me into that mid to high 160s range, maybe even a 170 if I'm lucky.

I've bought both Powerscore books, Nova's Master The LSAT, and all three of the prior LSATS...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 29, 2004, 06:48:46 PM »

Law School Admissions / Help me with this....grade trend.....
« on: December 29, 2004, 06:31:18 PM »
OK, I'm planning on taking the LSAT in June. I just worry that when I apply to schools next fall that my first couple of semesters are going to hamper my chances. I came across this website and figured I'd try to get some help

I started at community college in New Jersey back in fall 2001. My first couple of semesters were not good to say the least. A few Fs and a 2.3 GPA after 3 semesters. After that however, I started improving and when it came time to transfer out, I had retaken most of the courses I had flunked(about 2-3, didn't retake a anatomy & phisiology class I had failed in my first semester) and a course I had gotten a D with and got mostly A's and B+'s, I finished my community college with a cum around 3.1(with a 3.2 and a 3.9 in the last 2 semesters there).

I transferred to a liberal arts college(Richard Stockton College Of NJ) and have done extremely well there, about a 3.7 cumulative GPA. I'll be taking the LSAT in June. What I want to know is when I apply to law schools, are they going to put more weight on my work in the past 2 years or will my first couple of semesters hamper my chances at a good school? Any help is appreciated.

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