fLaw School Bound wrote:Micdiddy wrote:What's up with all this reactionary advice nowadays? Conventional wisdom is now retake or don't go so people have to give bad advice just to say something different? Anyone who "sighs" just because the best advice tends to be the same over and over again does not give two shits about ops future. Why do we have thousands of posts and yet usually give the same advice? Because we recognize this op is different from yesterday's op and the one from the day before, so we need to give the same advice so that everyone has a chance to hear it and make the best decision for themselves. It would be disingenuous to do anything else.
Op, these schools are not worth this amount of money, period. Are there extreme cases where some person somewhere might actually be logically justified in taking one of these options? Maybe, but I highly doubt you are that exception (and would love to hear reasons you might be if you believe that's the case).
Good luck on your retake! Use the LSAT forum here for advice as it is top notch.
If it's conventional wisdom then why are you wasting your time posting it thousands of times over and over again? Especially when other posters have already posted the same message responding to the OP?
She asked a simple question: A or B. That's it. A or B. You "re-take or don't go" zealots make it seem like it's "conventional wisdom" simply because you canvass these boards day and night spreading your opinion like it's gospel. 1,700 posts? Don't you have anything better to do with your life?
Sorry for hijacking your board OP, just tired of these guys making it seem like something is "conventional wisdom" simply because they shout louder than everyone else.
For what it's worth, I'd pick USC, it's a great school and living at home will provide you a bit of both montetary and emotional relief. It's too easy when you're alone in a new town to focus on meeting people rather than studying. While that's merely mitigated and not outright solved by living witht the folks.... anything that helps get your brain focused on school seems to me to be a good idea.
+1 to everything.