Messages - oscarsonthepond
« on: December 05, 2005, 02:28:23 AM »
Bring some Tums (the antacid) in your pocket.
Bring an ipod/headphones for the break (to block everyone out)
Spend the evening before and morning of really trying to focus on your confidence...knowing that you'll go in there and get the best score you've ever had.
The one thing I wish I'd done differently was stay focused more in the second half...I felt awesome at the break, put on my headphones...blocked everyone out...was doing great....but before I knew it the fourth section started and then right into the fifth....I didn't really get myself 100% back in the zone, and by the time I was half way through the fifth section (RC for me) I found my mind somewhat wandering. I think I could have bumped my score up a couple points perhaps if I'd focused in on the second half like I did the first half.
Don't know if anyone has posted this yet, but here goes:
Didn't have time to find any others yet.
Studying for the LSAT / Re: Overall Difficulty of Dec Exam -- Compared to Oct and previous tests (my opinion« on: December 03, 2005, 07:59:30 PM »
If you didn't combine the two L rules you'd still be 100% fine if you were sure of your answers...you could get all of them right w/o combining the rules
"blanket the top 25" meaning that I couldn't get in to any of 'em, right?
I'm pretty sure that if I do end up going to law school, it'll be BYU...so what do you all think it would take LSAT-wise for that to happen? They're ranked 35 and 25th/75th = 160/166, 3.53/3.85. I have no clue but I'm guessing 166 might get me waitlisted...170 would get me in? any opinions?
So I need some help understanding the whole GPA conversion stuff...
1) Right now my GPA is like 2.99 (it'll be 3.0 when I apply)
1) I go to UCLA (school rank = 25)
2) My major is known to be literally the toughest at my school (Computer Science & Engineering)
3) The average GPA of some majors at UCLA is 3.8
4) The average GPA of my major is 2.7
So even though I go to a great school, got into the toughest major, and am doing well above average, my GPA is well below the 25th percentile on just about all T50 schools. So my questions are...
1) When I get my LSDAS GPA will all of this be factored in, or does this type of stuff only come into play when they're reviewing my app (ie if I include it in my personal statement)?
2) What Other factors affect the LSDAS GPA? I know about the A+ thing (which definitely won't help me much) and the pass/no pass thing (I only took one p/np)...anything else?
3) Once the university considers all these factors, approx. what might be an equivalent GPA to mine for someone who doesn't have any special factors. In other words...how much will my major and such really help me out? A number would be really good if anybody has any idea (or an educated guess).
4) Are there any type of LSDAS GPA calculators on-line?
5) About where do you think my cutoff for schools I'd be accepted into would be given the above and a 170? What about a 175?
Thanks in advance for any replies.