TLS suddenly feels different now that I've made my choice...

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Burger in a can
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TLS suddenly feels different now that I've made my choice...

Postby Burger in a can » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:15 pm

Is it just me, or does TLS feel much less useful and exciting now that you have chosen your school? This site was a daily habit for me since I started researching the LSAT. Now that I've paid a seat deposit I still find myself compulsively logging on, and then realizing that I'm just not that interested anymore. I never thought I'd say it, but I think maybe I miss the drama of the application process. Is the thrill gone for you guys too?

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missvik218
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Re: TLS suddenly feels different now that I've made my choice...

Postby missvik218 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:23 pm

I still feel the urge to check it, but I definitely know the feeling ... there aren't any threads I'm compulsively checking and refreshing. It feels good. But now I'm coming up with a whole new set of things to stress out about like moving, living situations, and loans/payment so perhaps we're just on the cusp of entering a new phase and the popular threads will shift?

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Re: TLS suddenly feels different now that I've made my choice...

Postby miamiman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:25 pm

Burger in a can wrote:Is it just me, or does TLS feel much less useful and exciting now that you have chosen your school? This site was a daily habit for me since I started researching the LSAT. Now that I've paid a seat deposit I still find myself compulsively logging on, and then realizing that I'm just not that interested anymore. I never thought I'd say it, but I think maybe I miss the drama of the application process. Is the thrill gone for you guys too?



Rescind.

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TTH
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Re: TLS suddenly feels different now that I've made my choice...

Postby TTH » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:29 pm

hence, the lounge.

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madmartigan
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Re: TLS suddenly feels different now that I've made my choice...

Postby madmartigan » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:18 pm

I do much more lurking in the 'current students' section now.

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Re: TLS suddenly feels different now that I've made my choice...

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:27 pm

+1, seriously.

TLS is absolutely fantastic for the dissemination of excellent LSAT prep advice, discovery of job placement/clerkship statistics, and meeting fellow prospective students. However, I think a lot of the "help me choose a school" threads devolve into various users simply picking the highest ranked school or the free school, regardless of other important factors about the schools the OP user may be considering. Given that it's probably an awful idea to let anonymous internet posters substantially impact your LS choice, opinions are often thrown about haphazardly and without much support. I think a lot of this has to do with not only posters' inability to convey all the important aspects of their school choice, but also respondents' inability to provide constructive or useful information about schools that they haven't spent any time around. In my current predicament, Duke or Vanderbilt (1/2 tuition and 81K, respectively) I feel like the answers would either be "Duke's higher ranked take that" or "Vandy is on the rise, Duke sux, plus moar cash so take Vandy." The fact remains that neither of these answers is remotely useful for me, and I doubt there would be a ton I could glean from the forum in making my choice. Both schools offer great career prospects, excellent clerking opportunities, and the like. I think the differentiation between the two, for me at least, consists in the quality/cost of life, feel of each student body, and other less quantifiable yet incredibly important factors that TLSers can't really comment on. So, I guess I'm trying to say that visiting schools, considering things like COL/QOL, and various other subjective factors aren't (and probably can't be) addressed adequately on this forum.




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