« on: March 18, 2004, 12:42:13 PM »
Thank you for setting some things straight for me. As I mentioned earlier, I never really had an advisor so things have been up in the air. I have tried to root through all of the information out there, to find the best ways to do things, but it is so hard not having someone to hash things out with. I appreciate your attempt to explain what traditional vs. nontraditional is.
Yes, I am 22 years old, was born August 18th. I managed to get through the double major in 4 years. I graduated in May, started my masters program in September. I am working full time and taking a full time load of night classes. I will graduate May 05 and want to start law school in September 05.
I might not have specified that I have done research into the schools that I would like to go to. I am looking to go to schools in NJ, NY, or PA. I have chosen about 7 schools that I would be interested in applying to. So I have an idea of the range of LSAT score I would need. I hope to get higher so that I could consider some other schools, but I figured that my score would give me an idea as to where I should apply.
I intend to get my all out of the Princeton Review. If they say people go up an average of 7 points I am definitely going to put in an effort to bring the score as high as I can. I would love to go up much more than 7 points (and hopefully I will) The prep course runs from the end of April to June 12th and I think the LSAT is June 14th. I think that this is the kind of course that I need. It is intensive study for about 2 months and then the test falls 2 days after my last class. With school at night and work during the day, I know this is the only way I can focus on doing the best I can.
I do agree that I might have done some things backwards, and in some areas I am already suffering from it. I know that many schools average the scores, but two of the schools that I am interested in take the highest score, so hopefully I will not be hurt to much by the fact that I took the test on a whim.
Thanks again for the information. You were most helpful