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Law School Admissions / Not an auto-admit
« on: October 15, 2008, 11:50:24 AM »
By my numbers, I am not an auto-admit at most of the schools I applied to. Anyone else guessing it'll be oh, March, before you know?

Law School Admissions / Re: "Appropriate" Adversity?
« on: October 15, 2008, 11:46:06 AM »
From the applications that I've seen, a ps about discrimination is often something adcomms want to read. Even if it didn't affect your grades, I'm sure it affected your outlook. You have some very concrete discrimination to talk about...if you're squeamish about it, that sounds like an effect of discrimination you may want to explore: that you don't want to be understood as "weak" or "powerless" speaks volumes about going into a field like law.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 11, 2008, 06:44:42 AM »
many on this thread seem in need of fiber.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did you watch the debate?
« on: October 08, 2008, 06:08:07 AM »
I watched part of it. When McKain said he wanted an across-the-board spending freeze oh and he wanted to add that we could fix health care and energy at the same time I laughed and quit watching.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 07, 2008, 10:26:47 AM »
Caveat: I got a 154 on the June test. But I did well on LR.

What I did for LR: did tests, cut them up, and sorted them into "types" of questions. Analyzed my answers (right and wrong) by type.

I used the Princeton Review's outline of different types of LR questions. I guess the Logical Reasoning Bibles is supposed to be better, but PR is what I used.

While reading I tried to ask questions: what is the conclusion of this passage? What are the premises? To get from the premises to the conclusion, what do I have to assume? Hint: the assumption is not in the passage, it's what you bring to the passage to make the conclusion jibe with the premises.

Hope this helps...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ever had this problem? Please Read and See!
« on: October 07, 2008, 10:05:06 AM »
This happened to me too, during practice tests. I think it is not so much a stress problem as becoming better at actively reading, especially when you are a somewhat lazy reader like me that is used to "skipping over" what doesn't make sense until you get to a part that you do understand and then using context clues to get the hard bit. With LR, you don't always get to a part that is "easy to understand." SO, my eyes would "skip over" the whole damn thing...i.e. "glaze over." I found I had to practice slowly, then build up to my normal fast reading. I assume you are re-taking in December...plenty of time to work up towards 30-minute LR sections.

« on: September 28, 2008, 10:29:39 AM »
You write,
"who replaces hiliary as the new hybrid of feminism: palin..."the face of today's feminists crossed with family"

Exactly what is feminist about Palin?  ???
To review: feminism is the belief in the social, political, and economic equlity of the sexes. Palin may be new and may have a family, but to call her "today's feminist crossed with family" shows your total contempt for language. That Palin thinks the legislature should be in charge of a woman's uterus and her beliefs shows she thinks that women should not be equal to men. (I have yet to see anyone try and legislate men's sexual organs.)   

Just wanted to let people know that Hammerstein is insightful and specific, and my statement is much better as a result.

General Off-Topic Board / obama mccain astrology
« on: June 29, 2008, 02:55:37 PM »
Obama is a Leo, while McCain is  a Virgo. Your wiki primer on astrology below. Now, c'mon, is it even a contest?

 - Leo (The Lion) (fixed, fire, social): Keyword: "I will". The Leo person is creative, generous, proud, fun-loving, dramatic, dignified, theatrical, passionate, affectionate, ardent, ambitious, loves attention, independent, noble, a leader, sunny, naive, magnetic, kingly, and powerful. They can also sometimes be bossy, jealous, patronizing, promiscuous, snobbish, egotistical, boastful, over self-conscious, and arrogant. Leos like to think that they are special and important. They love attention, and will do anything to get it. Suitable occupations are where leadership, bossiness, and powerful self-assurance can be displayed; such as manager, director, social organizer, chairperson, acting, person of the year. In medical astrology Leo governs the heart and spine. In astrology Leo is ruled by the Sun. The sun sign dates for Leo are July 23 August 22.[10] The fire form of Leo is a controlled bonfire.

 - Virgo (The Virgin) (mutable, earth, social): Keyword: "I analyze". The Virgo person is practical, industrious, efficient, thorough, methodical, exacting, precise, detail-oriented, observant, intelligent, critical, work and service oriented, painstaking, pragmatic, modest, discreet, health and cleanliness conscious, mentally active, and flexible. They can also be fussy, nervous, pedantic, petty, and over-critical. Virgos often have a long beautiful neck and can be careless with fingernails. Suitable occupations are where analytical and practical, methodical qualities are needed; such as teacher, psychologist, nursing and health and hygiene sectors, scientist, accountant, secretary, inspector. In medical astrology Virgo governs the intestines and digestion. Their is some debate in regards to a modern ruler of this sign with Pallas, Chiron, Ceres and Vesta often considered candidates by some modern astrologers, but the planet Mercury is typically used as the default by tradition. The sun sign dates for Virgo are August 23 September 22.[11] The earth form of Virgo is a full grown harvest. Totem animal is the Bushbaby.

Maybe McCain could be Obama's personal assistant.
p.s. should I be looking at the ageism/racism factors instead?

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