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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Age's effect on the LSAT
« on: December 24, 2005, 02:12:29 PM »
take some diagnostics--if you're scoring where you need to be scoring when timed (on real LSATs), go ahead and take it. If you're not scoring where you need to be, hold off and regroup. If you're comfy with logic now, age won't matter.

I think your set-up is ideal, though--if I were you. I'd set up the LSAC account, plan to take the LSAT, get teacher recommendations squared away and sent in to LSAC--have it all in there ready to go, so when you are ready to apply, you don't have to backtrack at all--you can just write an awesome PS about what you've been getting up to recently and submit your apps straight away when you're ready for law school.

dani

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Denials / Re: Disillusioned Parents
« on: December 23, 2005, 03:14:43 AM »
I was trying to explain to my folks why I hadn't applied to many schools due to my numbers--I explained how the handful of students in my index range who were getting into this one law school were usually URMs who had done something like rescue orphans in Rwanda.

My mom's rejoinder: "Well, you built houses for Habitat for Humanity!"


...in highschool, 10 years ago--for *a week*.

sigh.

Dani

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Recommendations / Re: Should I wait for these last-minute recommendations?
« on: December 20, 2005, 02:59:38 PM »
I've heard that Recs from people who have not directly worked with you in some capacity are not overly helpful in the admissions process. Maybe that's just me, tho.


dani

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the faults that would probably not set off alarm bells: works too hard, sometimes over-analyzes things, can be a bit of a stress-case, is a bit quiet but is learning is to speak up, is overly-vociferous but is learning to play nicely, likes to debate with colleagues a bit too much...stuff like that.


dani

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Personal Statement / Re: Personal Statement style - block or indent?
« on: December 20, 2005, 02:53:32 PM »
I'd avoid blocks--that's something that annoys professors I've worked with--they usually wonder where students picked the habit up from. Indentation in standard, esp. for double-spacing.

dani

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Personal Statement / Re: LSAT Addendum--need help
« on: December 20, 2005, 02:51:45 PM »
ya, no point in mentioning practice test scores--they don't care, that statement could be totally fabricated. Sickness etc might be worth a short addendum.


dani

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ya, I wouldn't point out the LSAT thing, there's not a lot you can say to make it better--you're better off hoping they don't note the cancellations, probably.

A short GPA addendum should do ya.

dani

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Acceptances / Re: What will you do if/when you get into your #1 school?
« on: December 19, 2005, 01:35:47 AM »
probably cry and pass out. No joke about the pass out--it runs in the family. I'd probably do a header in public if I got a call on the celly.

dani

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Any and All can PM statements to me--I'm home over winter break and I have jack to do. I'm uber-thorough on grammar and content.

Dani

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Personal Statement / Re: Is there truly a limit...?
« on: December 18, 2005, 10:13:58 PM »
I sent 4 (double-spaced) to a school that asks for up to 3, plus a GPA addendum. So I'm way over. Could count against me, but I felt like it was well-edited and written.

Dani

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