Crowing wrote:JayJones78 wrote:Also - give me some credit for not making life decisions on answers I get online. As much as I greatly appreciate the help I get here I'm not going pay my first deposit to W&L because someone or some people here told me that it's a good decision. I'm looking at things holistically (as much as I can) and trying to make a decision that is good for me and for the situation I am in at the point in my life.
I'm not at all in the camp that seems to think TLS has a civic duty to convince everybody to retake and avoid most schools; don't get me wrong, I think the reasoning is sound, but I'm not going to badger people I don't know about those things.
But anyway I just wanted to comment on the quoted bit. I understand that random people online don't know about personal situations and specific circumstances. But really I think overall the concept of an online forum like this and the people it draws are a strength. Sure, you get trolls and people who like to spout opinions without backing them up with evidence. But if you take the community as a whole and try to take in as many opinions as possible, you still get a lot of valuable information that is probably overall a lot more useful than what you could learn simply by talking to family members, friends, and acquaintances.
There are plenty of people like me who have no real experience yet and can only look at numbers, but you do get views from people who have been on the ground and seen the status quo firsthand. And it's not all bitter people who went to TTTs and got no jobs or got bad grades at a T14 and struck out at OCI. There are people here who have done really well, even people who finished at the top of their TTT classes and landed good jobs but nevertheless are aware of how fortunate they were and how easily they could have ended up like many of their struggling classmates.
I'm not saying this to point at anything specific that you said, and I fully agree with trying to look at options from various angles and to get many different perspectives - I just wanted to make that point I guess.
I'm in agreement with you and I got some incredible advice here from so many people mi was just going off on the whole retake notion that exists here. What I meant n the part you quoted was that I'm not going to make a swift decision based on someone's opinion here. But rather read, research and come out with a decision that works for me. It may be W&L or a different school. And maybe at the end of my cycle when I'll look at all my options I'd say: hey, what I should actually do is sit at home and study for the dec LSAT.