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The real question is.....why the @#!* did you apply ED to Columbia in the first place with a 172/3.88

I get the sense that it's an AFC East type of application cycle.  There are many strong candidates, and app volume is up because of the economy.  I don't think that 172/3.88 was a lock at CLS, or Chicago, or even NYU during my app cycle, so it's not entirely unreasonable.

More importantly, the Patriots will win the division, when the Jets beat the Dolphins.  You heard it here first.  :)

I don't know, man.  CP10 lookin pretty good this year and I'm sure he'd like a little revenge.  What better way to do it than send Favre into retirement?

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Law School Admissions / Re: 3.7/170 Help me decide
« on: July 05, 2008, 11:25:46 AM »
Hey bt I'm sort of in the same position as you are...only at a slight disadvantage LSAT wise.

I just scored a 169..and I have a 3.72 GPA.  I will have 2 years of WE at the time of matriculation...and NYU is pretty clearly my top choice right now.  I'm thinking of applying ED too.  Does anyone know how much of an advantage ED at NYU gives, if any at all?  A lot of schools will explicitly say that applying ED will not improve your chances.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT Epilogue
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:49:11 AM »
yeah this is really bad.

i've gone from leaving the test center feeling like a superstar to thinking that I scored on the lower range of my preptest scores. I've even started panicking over one question on the answer sheet where I tried to erase and change my answer, but because my eraser was horrible, it didnt really erase completely.  Does anyone know how these scantron machines work?  What happens when there's one answer completely dark and filled in, and another that was clearly erased but just left smudges?  Does it tend to pick up the completely dark one, or does it choose one arbitrarily?

arg.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT Epilogue
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:52:05 PM »
curve is gonna suck =P

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Order of prep tests?
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:18:15 PM »
I was just wondering what order people found best for doing their preptests in. As I was planning on writing on Monday and started doing full prep tests only a couple weeks ago, I started with the newest, but it seems some people are ending with them. Is there one way that's better to do than others or do you just mix and match or ?

A lot of people recommend starting with the earlier ones and ending with the more recent ones due to the shifts in difficulty across sections, claiming that the more recent preptests will be more indicative of what we'll be seeing on Monday.

This logic seems to make sense, which is why I started with the earlier tests and worked my way up to 53.

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I too have suffered from the dip in preptest scores. I went from scoring in the low 170s consistently to a 167 and 168 on my last two preptests.  Most of my recent mistakes have come in LR, which was traditionally my strong area so I don't really know what to think.

I scored a 175 on June 2006 (PT #49) which was my highest and I have three left: PT 52, 53, and June 2007.

I will be taking one each day from today til Saturday and taking Sunday off. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec 06 LG section
« on: June 11, 2008, 08:03:42 PM »
The first spot has to be N, because it can't be R (If it were R, the space before it needs to be N, which is not possible because it's the first space)

That's the inference that #14 is testing.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep 50 LR QUESTIONS (Section 2-13, 19)
« on: June 10, 2008, 08:15:51 PM »
Thanks for responding, meggo.

All that you say is true but it still doesn't address the fact that the answer choice implies that "fat is bad" is given as a reason to adopt a dietary practice.

The other question was a strengthen q, which allows much more variety. This is pretty specific and I don't see how the answer, as stated, is correct.

This is the only LR question that I have had trouble with in the entire history of PTs when going over things. I recognize the possibility that I'm missing a word somewhere but it's not coming to me.

I'll look at it again tomorrow, I suppose.





The "dietary practice" that answer choice A is referring to is the practice of not eating fats.  The dietitian says to not take this to the extreme, which would be to NEVER eat fats.  Why?  Because you need fats to transform beta carotene to vitamin A.

I have to admit that this was a rough question and that I got it wrong, but upon review I see why the CR is A.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 49, Section 3, #'s 14 & 21
« on: June 10, 2008, 07:28:40 AM »
I just took this practice test yesterday too, haha.

I also had #14 down to A and C, and incorrectly chose C.  Upon review, I can kind of see why A is correct and C is incorrect...Choice A mentions that women doctors were an accepted part of everyday life, which is mentioned at least twice throughout the passage (once in line 22 via "unremarkable part of ancient life" and in the very last sentence of the passage.  C makes a reference to the fact that there is very little biographical or technical data.  This is actually unsupported by the passage.  The passage states that the sources themselves were scattered, but doesn't really say much about the content of the sources.

#27 is clearly A because the author states that only a few plants, such as maize, rice, and sugar cane, have this trait that separates rubisco from oxygen and other gases.  Clearly then, in many plants, rubisco is not isolated the way it is in maize.

Good luck.

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Studying for the LSAT / Strategy for Assumption LR questions
« on: June 08, 2008, 08:29:24 PM »
So for you LR gurus, what is your approach when dealing with LR assumption questions?  Some of these questions in the 16-26 range in LR sections can be awfully abstract and un-intuitive...I'm just curious as to what techniques you guys use to approach these questions (if any) or what your thought process is like when you encounter one of these.

I guess an example of one is PT #48 Section 4, #21.  This was the most recent one I've encountered, and even though I got it correct through intuition and POE, it bothers me that I don't have a solid method of attacking these.

I know about the negation technique that the LR Bible uses, it just seems too time consuming to use on every answer choice.  Thoughts?

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