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  • @"Nora Miller" said: Woah, CONGRATS!!!!! Time really flies—I feel like we were JUST brainstorming essay topics last week. Thanks for letting us be part of this chapter, it's been a pleasure. Wishing you the very best of luck with everything that…
  • @"J.Y. Ping" said: I'm so happy for you! Thanks man. Bro... Jackson still talks about you to this day.
  • @jackgrados69 said: Hey I am very interested in joining and just want an idea on how to even approach this course. Currently I am thinking about going through all the curriculum(I have 8 hours a day to spend on this), taking a diagnostic test,…
  • So long as your app doesn't flag maturity issues, you'll be fine with good stats. Maybe just make sure your ECs are decent to show some kind of experience. I'm at a T14 that skews younger. One of my clinic partners is graduated UG at 17, did a maste…
    in Age Comment by canihazJD February 14
  • @SP_LSAT21 said: @canihazJD - is URM on the basis of ethnicity / race still relevant for the application process? Yes Would being a first generation college student entail being a URM (e.g. parent's highest-level being high school)? No…
  • Unfortunately not great, though better if you are a URM. Ideally get your LSAT up. Failing that, invest in your essays and apply broadly... I'd expand beyond the T14. Your numbers aren't bad and work experience is great, but below median is below me…
  • Don't try to cram it all in. Write about one maybe two things well. It shouldn't read like a resume, manifesto, or life chronicle, but an engaging story about an event that compels your reader to think a certain way about you. You can tie events to…
  • @avneetshops said: @agiovanelli09 Really?!? I used LSAC to find the school that fits my UGPA/LSAT & it listed about 18 schools that I have over 50% chance to get in. So I thought I can get in somewhere at least. LSAC has a pecuniary …
  • Anecdotally, no. I'm at a T14 with several part time (and community college) semesters, and have several classmates and colleagues with less traditional transcripts. And if there were a risk, say for faculty review at Yale, it's so subjective that t…
  • You will see effects, though perhaps less severe due to the slowness of this cycle. Some schools, particularly higher ranked ones, will have their classes locked in. I'd expect more WL's that would have been A's earlier on. Also if this is your only…
  • Don’t worry about PTs until you’ve completed the core curriculum. The problem sets provide timing exposure. I had thought it was suggested to start timed test earlier. Where is this suggested?
  • Speed is largely a product of mastery. Having just started, focus on acquiring the core skills first. Trying to force speed now does no good because to be frank, you don’t know what you’re doing yet. You have to correct and slow before you can be co…
  • If you post a higher score in Jan it might be worth explaining the disparity (some schools explicitly ask you to), but a school will generally view you as your highest score regardless, idiosyncrasies aside. That said, I'd think really hard about pu…
  • Many people forget that its a comparative selection. You don't need a good answer... just the least worst. You can also have several answers that weaken and answers that would be correct if the correct answer weren't there. You can have 5 incredibly…
  • This may or may not apply to you but it's worked for many of my students still missing those last few points. Speed work on easy stuff. A lot of those last few points are careless errors which typically go unnoticed when committed. So being able to…
  • Your scoring should call your timeline. I wouldn't retake until you reasonably believe you can achieve your goal score. What you've been doing so far isn't working. What will you do differently this time? Sub-150 scoring typically indicates issues …
  • Have you pulled your abstract/court records? I think that'd be the logical first step.
  • Your LSAC GPA is in your Academic Summary Report, toward the bottom under "Cumulative GPA." That is the number that matters. Credentials & CAS --> View Transcript Status --> Academic Summary Report
  • You should be reviewing (ideally in writing) your performances and drilling to address the deficiencies that caused that score. You can't just keep taking PTs and expect to miracle yourself to a higher score. Think of any other performance activity.…
  • LG is almost a free section to anyone who puts in sufficient time. The main barrier is a psychological one as it never feels like you'll make it. Given this move, I'd be interested to see if they also do away with LR questions that lend themselves t…
  • I wouldn't worry about that until you have your Nov score. You don't have the info required to make that decision yet. Maybe your Nov score is viable but you think you can do better. Maybe you bomb or have to cancel. Maybe you nail it and it becomes…
  • @Mike_Ross said: @canihazJD said: @Mike_Ross Great post... good to see you in here. Funny how some of us keep hanging around. I think it says a lot about how great this community was for us. What market you headed to? Absol…
  • Do they have some kind of idiosyncratic prompt? David has a lot of excellent PS examples in the admissions materials and podcast.
  • Good to see you around still! No definite answers here and mandatory "I'm not an attorney and this is not legal advice" but some considerations: A new app may ask if you've assented to any deferral contracts. The bar you ultimately apply to will h…
  • They will be able to see the pending test date as well as the new score when it posts. How a school treats that depends on the individual admissions office. Schools can default to progressing with the current score or a hold pending the new score. I…
  • Slow down and focus on understanding the CC concepts. Rushing through it will only delay you further. And stop taking PTs… you don’t even have all the tools necessary to take the test. Stick to the CC problem sets. It’s tough to see you may not mak…
  • @Mike_Ross Great post... good to see you in here. Funny how some of us keep hanging around. I think it says a lot about how great this community was for us. What market you headed to?
  • Don't focus on the number of questions you're missing, rather the reasons why you are missing them. That's what review should address. At -10 I would start with: - ensuring you have a solid, mechanical, automatic strategy for each question type - …
  • PTs present overlapping but different task ranges. Among other variables, you can just draw a "bad" PT (for you). Progress isn't linear. In fact, if someone purports to have consistent long-term score increases with no regression, they are full of s…
  • I read the lesson on how to ask for a recommendation - but i don't think it’s enough. It is. Writing recommendations is part of a professor's job. Was it short and sweet or lengthy and in-depth. As you'll soon learn, lengthy ≠ better. Be …