URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Ben Reilly » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:21 pm

iamcutdacheck wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Bout time someone started this up.

iamcutdacheck wrote:Finishing up my Logic Games Bible, up next Logical Reasoning Bible, then 3 weeks of RC Bible


I bought the RC bible, but now I regret wasting the money on it. That section has always seemed pretty rudimentary to me--no offense to anyone else. I still have some serious weaknesses in LR that I need to work on though.


Are you saying it's more practical to just drill the LR Bible and LG Bible and do the old LSAT's rather than focus on the RC Bible?


For me, yea, that's the best method since reading has always been my strength. We're two entirely different people, though, so what works for me may not work for you and vice versa.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:20 pm

Prepping for LSAT is taking over my life. I can't wait for October to be here already. Ok, I just felt like ranting a bit.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby iamcutdacheck » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:30 am

LLB2JD wrote:Prepping for LSAT is taking over my life. I can't wait for October to be here already. Ok, I just felt like ranting a bit.


4-6 hours a day 'bruh I feel you, Im taking this weekend off (2-3 hours a day :lol: )

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:26 am

Im 100% planning on sending apps out on September 1st.. PS, DS, and "Why X" essays not started.. god this is hard.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby booby87 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:23 am

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Jarrett » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:41 pm

Hey everyone , just saying hey and glad that the forum offers so much advice. Cant wait to take the LSAT in Oct !

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:03 pm

Ok.. gametime.. just got inspired to write my "Why Duke" essay. I pound out these essays and I should have my first decision by October 1st.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Top14dreams » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:42 am

Hello and good luck to everyone in this upcoming cycle. Just curious as to whether anyone is aware of other programs similar to SEO?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:45 am

Top14dreams wrote:Hello and good luck to everyone in this upcoming cycle. Just curious as to whether anyone is aware of other programs similar to SEO?


Have you checked CLEO? I think they have a program for both college and law students.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:49 am

tkgrrett wrote:Ok.. gametime.. just got inspired to write my "Why Duke" essay. I pound out these essays and I should have my first decision by October 1st.


Given your numbers I'm pretty certain it will be a sweep of a cycle for you. I hope HYS are in the running. :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Rand M. » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:03 am

Top14dreams wrote:Hello and good luck to everyone in this upcoming cycle. Just curious as to whether anyone is aware of other programs similar to SEO?


I've heard over and over again that SEO is the only program even remotely like itself. CLEO is has a few programs geared toward minority applicants, but but they are kind of of a different nature. I don't know much about CLEO because I never went through that program, but here is an article that gives you some information about both -- http://www.top-law-schools.com/urm-applicant-programs.html -- If you have any questions about SEO that are not covered in the article, I may be able to answer them. I think there are others who went through CLEO and may be able to answer questions about that.

EDIT: There is also TRIALS, which is really prestigious and probably difficult to get, but beyond that I know nothing.

http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/SLI_TRIALS_2009

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:15 pm

booby87 wrote:hiiiiiiiiiiiiii future classmates!! I'm sure this thread is going to be just as awesome as it was last year. Woo hoo '14 :mrgreen:


zOMG Boobs!!! Now that you've deferred, what are you doing with your time? <3

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:26 pm

We need more activity on this thread. I need motivation to start my PS... anyone done with it yet?? All I got left to do is "Why UVA" and my general PS..

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:31 pm

tkgrrett wrote:We need more activity on this thread. I need motivation to start my PS... anyone done with it yet?? All I got left to do is "Why UVA" and my general PS..


Have you considered writing "Why not?" as your entire Why UVA essay?

And yeah I agree, we need a lot more activity I keep looking for responses to motivate me but I'm not finding any :-[

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ArchRoark » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:52 pm

I need to finish up the last drafts of my PS (pretty much here I want it), edit down my DS (content is there, just need to get it shiny) and then write my three Why X essays (MVP). Not looking forward to writing the why X essays. Ohh yah then finish up my resume but that shouldn't take long. GL everyone

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:55 pm

Fresh wrote:Have you considered writing "Why not?" as your entire Why UVA essay?

And yeah I agree, we need a lot more activity I keep looking for responses to motivate me but I'm not finding any :-[


Haha that would no doubt be interesting.. unfortunately I am attempting to actually be admitted lol.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:02 pm

tkgrrett wrote:We need more activity on this thread. I need motivation to start my PS... anyone done with it yet?? All I got left to do is "Why UVA" and my general PS..


Agreed. More activity is needed. I'm not applying this cycle but I've already started my PS. Have you narrowed down on what you want to talk about? Also, are you writing a DS?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:06 pm

I sincerely hope that the lack of activity doesn't deter anyone from getting started on their own...but just remember that the last URM thread didn't even get started until mid-September. You guys are way ahead of the Class of 2013 curve <3

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:10 pm

Somewhat off topic but with respect to LSAT studies has anyone picked up mag subscriptions to help with your studying of the exam?

I've just recently subscribed to a few as I need to start reading more dense material in preparation for this exam. Have you any reviews on The Economist, Smithsonian or Scientific American mags?

I've also picked up some books on informal logic. I'm considering reading through these books immediately before I start active study of the bibles. As for the subscriptions, I intend to read them religiously leading up to test day.

Does any of this sound normal? :?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:13 pm

Fresh wrote:And yeah I agree, we need a lot more activity I keep looking for responses to motivate me but I'm not finding any :-[


Be your own motivation, Fresh. :wink:

That said, what kind of motivation are you seeking? If you have most of the "to-do list" on lock all you have to do is sit back and wait for the cycle to begin.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:15 pm

Tiva wrote:I need to finish up the last drafts of my PS (pretty much here I want it), edit down my DS (content is there, just need to get it shiny) and then write my three Why X essays (MVP). Not looking forward to writing the why X essays. Ohh yah then finish up my resume but that shouldn't take long. GL everyone


For the Why X essays, what material are you relying on to draft a convincing statement? Are you requesting brochures?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ArchRoark » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:21 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
Tiva wrote:I need to finish up the last drafts of my PS (pretty much here I want it), edit down my DS (content is there, just need to get it shiny) and then write my three Why X essays (MVP). Not looking forward to writing the why X essays. Ohh yah then finish up my resume but that shouldn't take long. GL everyone


For the Why X essays, what material are you relying on to draft a convincing statement? Are you requesting brochures?


Scouring the website, wiki, TLS, and youtube (UVA actually has a youtube account with a number of videos). Really, I haven't done much but that is where I will start.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:01 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:We need more activity on this thread. I need motivation to start my PS... anyone done with it yet?? All I got left to do is "Why UVA" and my general PS..


Agreed. More activity is needed. I'm not applying this cycle but I've already started my PS. Have you narrowed down on what you want to talk about? Also, are you writing a DS?


Umm my PS is basically going to end up being my DS as well. Basically talking about my family's educational background, obstacles overcome, and what education has/does mean to me.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:20 pm

Tiva wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
Tiva wrote:I need to finish up the last drafts of my PS (pretty much here I want it), edit down my DS (content is there, just need to get it shiny) and then write my three Why X essays (MVP). Not looking forward to writing the why X essays. Ohh yah then finish up my resume but that shouldn't take long. GL everyone


For the Why X essays, what material are you relying on to draft a convincing statement? Are you requesting brochures?


Scouring the website, wiki, TLS, and youtube (UVA actually has a youtube account with a number of videos). Really, I haven't done much but that is where I will start.


Thanks for that added tidbit on UVA. I think they also send out brochures if requested.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:21 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:We need more activity on this thread. I need motivation to start my PS... anyone done with it yet?? All I got left to do is "Why UVA" and my general PS..


Agreed. More activity is needed. I'm not applying this cycle but I've already started my PS. Have you narrowed down on what you want to talk about? Also, are you writing a DS?


Umm my PS is basically going to end up being my DS as well. Basically talking about my family's educational background, obstacles overcome, and what education has/does mean to me.


Sounds good. Are you getting several pairs of eyes to read it?




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