URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:56 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
OsaroLJ wrote:I have to be honest guys but this might be the first time in my life that I have been glad to be black. I'm a 3.6/161 and I'm getting all sorts of t-14 love citing my "academic achievements." Yea right!


This happened in the fee waivers thread. I kind of made me a little sad that fee waivers made him/her glad to be black.


This irritates to me for multiple reasons, the first of which being that a 3.6 is an academic accomplishment. Most people don't get a 3.6 from being lazy.

Secondly, there's some things I just don't believe in saying in mixed company...and that's one of them.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:57 pm

californiauser wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
OsaroLJ wrote:I have to be honest guys but this might be the first time in my life that I have been glad to be black. I'm a 3.6/161 and I'm getting all sorts of t-14 love citing my "academic achievements." Yea right!


This happened in the fee waivers thread. I kind of made me a little sad that fee waivers made him/her glad to be black.


That's dark.


I wonder if that person will use that little tid bit in their diversity statement, smh

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:11 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
OsaroLJ wrote:I have to be honest guys but this might be the first time in my life that I have been glad to be black. I'm a 3.6/161 and I'm getting all sorts of t-14 love citing my "academic achievements." Yea right!


This happened in the fee waivers thread. I kind of made me a little sad that fee waivers made him/her glad to be black.


Sad, but a google search resulted in finding this dude...a family therapist in Philly, apparently. :? :shock:

In other news glad to see my RC is in a decent range. Re-did an RC I haven't seen in ages (June 2007) with 5 minutes to spare, but scored 22/27. Eh.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:10 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
OsaroLJ wrote:I have to be honest guys but this might be the first time in my life that I have been glad to be black. I'm a 3.6/161 and I'm getting all sorts of t-14 love citing my "academic achievements." Yea right!


This happened in the fee waivers thread. I kind of made me a little sad that fee waivers made him/her glad to be black.


Sad, but a google search resulted in finding this dude...a family therapist in Philly, apparently. :? :shock:

In other news glad to see my RC is in a decent range. Re-did an RC I haven't seen in ages (June 2007) with 5 minutes to spare, but scored 22/27. Eh.



AAJD what approach are you using for RC?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby MoMettaMonk » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:39 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
okaygo wrote:
toshiroh wrote:Anyone else getting a million emails from Brooklyn Law School. Lol.... my life consists of a million lower tier emails daily :cry:


Yes! Them and Florida Coastal.



Some ppl in the fee waiver thread find the lady in the Florida coastal emails good. On some days I agree, on others not so much. Either way, her pic us the only reson why I open those emails. :lol:


Ha! Was her picture always there and I just didn't notice it, or is this a new tactic to bring more attention to Florida Coastal?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Florida Coastal doesnt email me... :( :( :(

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:55 pm

okaygo wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
OsaroLJ wrote:I have to be honest guys but this might be the first time in my life that I have been glad to be black. I'm a 3.6/161 and I'm getting all sorts of t-14 love citing my "academic achievements." Yea right!


This happened in the fee waivers thread. I kind of made me a little sad that fee waivers made him/her glad to be black.


This irritates to me for multiple reasons, the first of which being that a 3.6 is an academic accomplishment. Most people don't get a 3.6 from being lazy.

Secondly, there's some things I just don't believe in saying in mixed company...and that's one of them.


Speak for yourself :lol: Easy major though.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:00 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:Florida Coastal doesnt email me... :( :( :(


Lol you might want to consider yourself fortunate boo.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby XicaDaSilva » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:51 pm

toshiroh wrote:Anyone else getting a million emails from Brooklyn Law School. Lol.... my life consists of a million lower tier emails daily :cry:


+1

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:21 am

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
OsaroLJ wrote:I have to be honest guys but this might be the first time in my life that I have been glad to be black. I'm a 3.6/161 and I'm getting all sorts of t-14 love citing my "academic achievements." Yea right!


This happened in the fee waivers thread. I kind of made me a little sad that fee waivers made him/her glad to be black.


Sad, but a google search resulted in finding this dude...a family therapist in Philly, apparently. :? :shock:

In other news glad to see my RC is in a decent range. Re-did an RC I haven't seen in ages (June 2007) with 5 minutes to spare, but scored 22/27. Eh.



AAJD what approach are you using for RC?


I don't return to the passage to confirm answers unless there is a specific line reference. I try to absorb the material and be engaged with minimal notation. Also, drilling a full RC section a day helped with my speed. I still need to improve though. I went 20/27 in October.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:55 am

Anyone have an example they can share of how they request fee waivers? This is the TLS example, is that what people are using?

Hello,

I have a quick question – I was wondering if School X offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. My information is:

LSDAS GPA: x.xx

LSAT SCORE: xxx

LSAC ACCOUNT NUMBER: Lxxxxxxxx

Thank you for your time,

Hopeful Law Student

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:00 am

Dumb question. Who do you email the fee waivers solicitation to?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby isaiah1992 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:04 am

okaygo wrote:Dumb question. Who do you email the fee waivers solicitation to?


Admissions offices. They get back to you pretty quickly. Also I used the TLS example except I let them know about my race.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:10 am

isaiah1992 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Dumb question. Who do you email the fee waivers solicitation to?


Admissions offices. They get back to you pretty quickly. Also I used the TLS example except I let them know about my race.


Where do you fit in the race part?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby isaiah1992 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:25 am

okaygo wrote:
isaiah1992 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Dumb question. Who do you email the fee waivers solicitation to?


Admissions offices. They get back to you pretty quickly. Also I used the TLS example except I let them know about my race.


Where do you fit in the race part?



I have a quick question – I was wondering if School X offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. I am a xxx male. My information is:

LSDAS GPA: x.xx

LSAT SCORE: xxx

LSAC ACCOUNT NUMBER: Lxxxxxxxx

Thank you for your time,

Hopeful Law Student

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:37 am

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:43 am

AAJD2B wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
In other news glad to see my RC is in a decent range. Re-did an RC I haven't seen in ages (June 2007) with 5 minutes to spare, but scored 22/27. Eh.



AAJD what approach are you using for RC?


I don't return to the passage to confirm answers unless there is a specific line reference. I try to absorb the material and be engaged with minimal notation. Also, drilling a full RC section a day helped with my speed. I still need to improve though. I went 20/27 in October.


Have you looked into the MLSAT RC book? Or Voyagers guide?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:46 am

isaiah1992 wrote:
okaygo wrote:
isaiah1992 wrote:
okaygo wrote:Dumb question. Who do you email the fee waivers solicitation to?


Admissions offices. They get back to you pretty quickly. Also I used the TLS example except I let them know about my race.


Where do you fit in the race part?



I have a quick question – I was wondering if School X offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. I am a xxx male. My information is:

LSDAS GPA: x.xx

LSAT SCORE: xxx

LSAC ACCOUNT NUMBER: Lxxxxxxxx

Thank you for your time,

Hopeful Law Student


Thanks! Did you have any success?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:43 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
In other news glad to see my RC is in a decent range. Re-did an RC I haven't seen in ages (June 2007) with 5 minutes to spare, but scored 22/27. Eh.



AAJD what approach are you using for RC?


I don't return to the passage to confirm answers unless there is a specific line reference. I try to absorb the material and be engaged with minimal notation. Also, drilling a full RC section a day helped with my speed. I still need to improve though. I went 20/27 in October.


Have you looked into the MLSAT RC book? Or Voyagers guide?


Not Voyager's. I wanted to read the Trainer for RC though. Which have you found helpful?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:19 pm

I will master SA questions even if it kills me. I refuse to miss anymore of these.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby isaiah1992 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:14 pm

I had success with UVA and GTown. All of the other T-14 schools told me to wait for CRS. However Michigan told me to wait until the end of next week and if I don't receive one, email them back and I'll get one.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EstebanMFernandez » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:19 pm

isaiah1992 wrote:I had success with UVA and GTown. All of the other T-14 schools told me to wait for CRS. However Michigan told me to wait until the end of next week and if I don't receive one, email them back and I'll get one.


Nice! I'll be emailing them too... lol

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:52 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Not Voyager's. I wanted to read the Trainer for RC though. Which have you found helpful?


I've read MLSAT, voyager, and the trainer. MLSAT an the trainer are practically the same. My approach to RC is a combo of both voyager and MLSAT/trainer. Reading for structure is key to RC and it takes a while to start reading with the intent of looking for structure rather than understanding. That's what the trainer and MLSAT focus on. From voyager I took the boxing in approach. Usually when dates or names come up in the passage they will appear in the question stems. Boxing in dates and names makes them easier to locate when these types of questions do come up. HTH

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:09 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Not Voyager's. I wanted to read the Trainer for RC though. Which have you found helpful?


I've read MLSAT, voyager, and the trainer. MLSAT an the trainer are practically the same. My approach to RC is a combo of both voyager and MLSAT/trainer. Reading for structure is key to RC and it takes a while to start reading with the intent of looking for structure rather than understanding. That's what the trainer and MLSAT focus on. From voyager I took the boxing in approach. Usually when dates or names come up in the passage they will appear in the question stems. Boxing in dates and names makes them easier to locate when these types of questions do come up. HTH


I tried the boxing, notating, and all of that. But the only time I go less than -5 on reading comp is when I just read the passage and answer the questions. Whenever I used try boxing stuff and looking for structure I miss like 8 to 9 questions. I use memorization technique though. I don't know if the trainer goes over that.




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