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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby MrOrange » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:51 am

liberty wrote:Who are you? Get lost pal, if you're not going to help me answer my question. You and the other fellow who made the gay comment are the only trolls in here.

What, you're going to point me towards a door? You can only ask dumbshit questions for so long before someone tells you to STFU. And if they don't, the least I can do is tell other people to ignore you.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby liberty » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:54 am

MrOrange wrote:
liberty wrote:Who are you? Get lost pal, if you're not going to help me answer my question. You and the other fellow who made the gay comment are the only trolls in here.

What, you're going to point me towards a door? You can only ask dumbshit questions for so long before someone tells you to STFU. And if they don't, the least I can do is tell other people to ignore you.


Why are you still here? If you have nothing but rude comments to contribute, leave! Simple. Also consider yourself ignored from now on.
Thanks for the input everyone else. My high school career will now be a lot less stressful.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby MrOrange » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:55 am

liberty wrote:
MrOrange wrote:
liberty wrote:Who are you? Get lost pal, if you're not going to help me answer my question. You and the other fellow who made the gay comment are the only trolls in here.

What, you're going to point me towards a door? You can only ask dumbshit questions for so long before someone tells you to STFU. And if they don't, the least I can do is tell other people to ignore you.


Why are you still here? If you have nothing but rude comments to contribute, leave! Simple. Also consider yourself ignored from now on.
Thanks for the input everyone else. My high school career will now be a lot less stressful.

OK, you win pal. Good luck on the LSAT algebra section.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby EzraStiles » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:57 am

OP, if you aren't capable of getting above a 3.5 in High School or doing well on standardized tests crafted for the common chimpanzee, what makes you think you'll suddenly become brilliant in college? I know there are people who sucked in High School and absolutely kicked ass come college (myself included) but from what this kid's said he actually tried his hardest in high school and the best he could do was a 3.5. If you think that's mean, then let me welcome you to a world where numerical data will finally provide evidence that you're parents were wrong all along and you actually are stupid (stupid in the eyes of law school adcomms anyway).

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby liberty » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:07 am

EzraStiles wrote:OP, if you aren't capable of getting above a 3.5 in High School or doing well on standardized tests crafted for the common chimpanzee, what makes you think you'll suddenly become brilliant in college? I know there are people who sucked in High School and absolutely kicked ass come college (myself included) but from what this kid's said he actually tried his hardest in high school and the best he could do was a 3.5. If you think that's mean, then let me welcome you to a world where numerical data will finally provide evidence that you're parents were wrong all along and you actually are stupid (stupid in the eyes of law school adcomms anyway).


I signed up for the hardest math class, and I got bad grades. I somehow convinced the counselor to place me in a math class that was two grade levels above so I could show colleges that I was taking "rigorous" classes. I also was placed in Japanese class, which is also screwing up my GPA. I'm also taking art class, which I also suck at. The only classes I have good grades in are History and Language Arts. And those are the only two classes that matter IMO....


Also, I only fail at the math portions of standardized tests. I simply don't use math in my normal life and I don't learn anything from the one hour class I take. And from what I understand, the SAT math portion tests your understanding of abstract math things which makes it even worse for me.

And really its not that hard to get a good grade in college. I'll just sit in a history class and hear an old Jewish man blab for a few hours and then write a few essays here and there. And If I go with African American studies I'll simply talk about how rude white people such as yourself make demeaning comments towards blacks to hold them down.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby kn6542 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:15 am

UW is a good school. Seattle is a great place to explore different kinds of pursuits. It was, after all, initially settled by people who didn't fit in or weren't treated so well in other parts of the country, including blacks, so you don't find the oppressive sense of conventionality you find in some places in the country. There are innovative, creative, tolerant and interesting people there. If I had a kid, I'd actually be very pleased if they wanted to attend UW over some private institution, like, say, Baylor.

So, focus on getting a good education and becoming a well-rounded intelligent person. That is, put some effort into getting the most you can out of it. You can do that at a state school. You might want to still be a lawyer when it's time to deal with that, but there are A LOT of ways to make a living, some you probably can't even imagine right now, and you'll figure it out step by step.

As for the SAT, you can get yourself a private tutor. A lot of people who struggle with math find they do a lot better with it if they approach it from a diff angle than the way it is typically taught in HS. A good math tutor can help you with that.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:16 am

liberty wrote:And really its not that hard to get a good grade in college. I'll just sit in a history class and hear an old Jewish man blab for a few hours and then write a few essays here and there. And If I go with African American studies I'll simply talk about how rude white people such as yourself make demeaning comments towards blacks to hold them down.


The trolls sure are hungry tonight. Best not hate on the Jews if you're thinking of law school, though :D

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby EzraStiles » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:19 am

liberty wrote:
EzraStiles wrote:OP, if you aren't capable of getting above a 3.5 in High School or doing well on standardized tests crafted for the common chimpanzee, what makes you think you'll suddenly become brilliant in college? I know there are people who sucked in High School and absolutely kicked ass come college (myself included) but from what this kid's said he actually tried his hardest in high school and the best he could do was a 3.5. If you think that's mean, then let me welcome you to a world where numerical data will finally provide evidence that you're parents were wrong all along and you actually are stupid (stupid in the eyes of law school adcomms anyway).


I signed up for the hardest math class, and I got bad grades. I somehow convinced the counselor to place me in a math class that was two grade levels above so I could show colleges that I was taking "rigorous" classes. I also was placed in Japanese class, which is also screwing up my GPA. I'm also taking art class, which I also suck at. The only classes I have good grades in are History and Language Arts. And those are the only two classes that matter IMO....


Also, I only fail at the math portions of standardized tests. I simply don't use math in my normal life and I don't learn anything from the one hour class I take. And from what I understand, the SAT math portion tests your understanding of abstract math things which makes it even worse for me.

And really its not that hard to get a good grade in college. I'll just sit in a history class and hear an old Jewish man blab for a few hours and then write a few essays here and there. And If I go with African American studies I'll simply talk about how rude white people such as yourself make demeaning comments towards blacks to hold them down.



Of course all Professors are Jewish. Yes, of course I'm white. Well done. Racism won't get you far in life.

But I'll take the higher road here. You have no idea what it's like to be in college, and you're speculation is bafflingly racist. You come here asking for questions on college without doing an ounce of background research, as evinced in you're thinking the LSAT has a math section. You also reject any opinion that doesn't mold with you're own hopes, and susceptibility to criticism is something that will play a major part in a sociological concentration, especially one on such subversion as Afro-American studies. And I'm going to let you're parents explain to you the flaws in you're belief that math won't help...

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby stratocophic » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:22 am

BioEBear2010 wrote:
liberty wrote:And really its not that hard to get a good grade in college. I'll just sit in a history class and hear an old Jewish man blab for a few hours and then write a few essays here and there. And If I go with African American studies I'll simply talk about how rude white people such as yourself make demeaning comments towards blacks to hold them down.


The trolls sure are hungry tonight. Best not hate on the Jews if you're thinking of law school, though :D


O hai thar!

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Edit: Blatant anti-UW trolling, yes?

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby Drake014 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:24 am

liberty wrote:
EzraStiles wrote:OP, if you aren't capable of getting above a 3.5 in High School or doing well on standardized tests crafted for the common chimpanzee, what makes you think you'll suddenly become brilliant in college? I know there are people who sucked in High School and absolutely kicked ass come college (myself included) but from what this kid's said he actually tried his hardest in high school and the best he could do was a 3.5. If you think that's mean, then let me welcome you to a world where numerical data will finally provide evidence that you're parents were wrong all along and you actually are stupid (stupid in the eyes of law school adcomms anyway).


I signed up for the hardest math class, and I got bad grades. I somehow convinced the counselor to place me in a math class that was two grade levels above so I could show colleges that I was taking "rigorous" classes. I also was placed in Japanese class, which is also screwing up my GPA. I'm also taking art class, which I also suck at. The only classes I have good grades in are History and Language Arts. And those are the only two classes that matter IMO....


Also, I only fail at the math portions of standardized tests. I simply don't use math in my normal life and I don't learn anything from the one hour class I take. And from what I understand, the SAT math portion tests your understanding of abstract math things which makes it even worse for me.

And really its not that hard to get a good grade in college. I'll just sit in a history class and hear an old Jewish man blab for a few hours and then write a few essays here and there. And If I go with African American studies I'll simply talk about how rude white people such as yourself make demeaning comments towards blacks to hold them down.


I love it when high school kids remind me how stupid high school kids are... sometimes I forget.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby liberty » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:28 am

EzraStiles wrote:
liberty wrote:
EzraStiles wrote:OP, if you aren't capable of getting above a 3.5 in High School or doing well on standardized tests crafted for the common chimpanzee, what makes you think you'll suddenly become brilliant in college? I know there are people who sucked in High School and absolutely kicked ass come college (myself included) but from what this kid's said he actually tried his hardest in high school and the best he could do was a 3.5. If you think that's mean, then let me welcome you to a world where numerical data will finally provide evidence that you're parents were wrong all along and you actually are stupid (stupid in the eyes of law school adcomms anyway).


I signed up for the hardest math class, and I got bad grades. I somehow convinced the counselor to place me in a math class that was two grade levels above so I could show colleges that I was taking "rigorous" classes. I also was placed in Japanese class, which is also screwing up my GPA. I'm also taking art class, which I also suck at. The only classes I have good grades in are History and Language Arts. And those are the only two classes that matter IMO....


Also, I only fail at the math portions of standardized tests. I simply don't use math in my normal life and I don't learn anything from the one hour class I take. And from what I understand, the SAT math portion tests your understanding of abstract math things which makes it even worse for me.

And really its not that hard to get a good grade in college. I'll just sit in a history class and hear an old Jewish man blab for a few hours and then write a few essays here and there. And If I go with African American studies I'll simply talk about how rude white people such as yourself make demeaning comments towards blacks to hold them down.



Of course all Professors are Jewish. Yes, of course I'm white. Well done. Racism won't get you far in life.

But I'll take the higher road here. You have no idea what it's like to be in college, and you're speculation is bafflingly racist. You come here asking for questions on college without doing an ounce of background research, as evinced in you're thinking the LSAT has a math section. You also reject any opinion that doesn't mold with you're own hopes, and susceptibility to criticism is something that will play a major part in a sociological concentration, especially one on such subversion as Afro-American studies. And I'm going to let you're parents explain to you the flaws in you're belief that math won't help...


I don't think all professors are Jewish (it was a joke), but you probably are white. And maybe the question I asked I didn't do background research on, so what? Most people had the courtesy to reply in a kind manner, you on the other hand made rude comments and also claimed that standardized are made for chimpanzees. I took that as a racial insult, considering I did mention that I was black. You obviously don't want to help answer my question, so you to can excuse yourself from my thread (along with all the people spamming ) as it's clear that your to hostile and condescending to be of any help.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby stratocophic » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:28 am

Drake014 wrote:
liberty wrote:
EzraStiles wrote:OP, if you aren't capable of getting above a 3.5 in High School or doing well on standardized tests crafted for the common chimpanzee, what makes you think you'll suddenly become brilliant in college? I know there are people who sucked in High School and absolutely kicked ass come college (myself included) but from what this kid's said he actually tried his hardest in high school and the best he could do was a 3.5. If you think that's mean, then let me welcome you to a world where numerical data will finally provide evidence that you're parents were wrong all along and you actually are stupid (stupid in the eyes of law school adcomms anyway).


I signed up for the hardest math class, and I got bad grades. I somehow convinced the counselor to place me in a math class that was two grade levels above so I could show colleges that I was taking "rigorous" classes. I also was placed in Japanese class, which is also screwing up my GPA. I'm also taking art class, which I also suck at. The only classes I have good grades in are History and Language Arts. And those are the only two classes that matter IMO....


Also, I only fail at the math portions of standardized tests. I simply don't use math in my normal life and I don't learn anything from the one hour class I take. And from what I understand, the SAT math portion tests your understanding of abstract math things which makes it even worse for me.

And really its not that hard to get a good grade in college. I'll just sit in a history class and hear an old Jewish man blab for a few hours and then write a few essays here and there. And If I go with African American studies I'll simply talk about how rude white people such as yourself make demeaning comments towards blacks to hold them down.


I love it when high school kids remind me how stupid high school kids are... sometimes I forget.


Your avatar is especially relevant here.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby gwuorbust » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:23 pm

Here is my suggestion if you know you really want to go to law school. Enroll in http://www.evergreen.edu/ . They do not have a GPA grading system. While there, find a community college that operates on an A+ system. Find THE easyist class and take that. Get an A+ in that class. Because all the Evergreen classes will not count to your LSAC GPA, the only class that will is the one A+. You will have a 4.33 LSAC GPA. Enjoy Evergreen and then get a good LSAT. Enjoy Yale.

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Postby 09042014 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:26 pm

gwuorbust wrote:Here is my suggestion if you know you really want to go to law school. Enroll in http://www.evergreen.edu/ . They do not have a GPA grading system. While there, find a community college that operates on an A+ system. Find THE easyist class and take that. Get an A+ in that class. Because all the Evergreen classes will not count to your LSAC GPA, the only class that will is the one A+. You will have a 4.33 LSAC GPA. Enjoy Evergreen and then get a good LSAT. Enjoy Yale.


The top three may have a problem with that. But enjoy NYU at the very least.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby chadwick218 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:34 pm

OP, UW is a very well respected school. It's too early for your GPA to have any adverse impact. Honestly, if you can escape undergrad with very little debt, it will really help you in 3 years when you are hypothetically considering attending a T14 at sticker vs. a T50 with a full-scholarship.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby kn6542 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:37 pm

gwuorbust wrote:Here is my suggestion if you know you really want to go to law school. Enroll in http://www.evergreen.edu/ . They do not have a GPA grading system. While there, find a community college that operates on an A+ system. Find THE easyist class and take that. Get an A+ in that class. Because all the Evergreen classes will not count to your LSAC GPA, the only class that will is the one A+. You will have a 4.33 LSAC GPA. Enjoy Evergreen and then get a good LSAT. Enjoy Yale.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby Ragged » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:54 pm

Mother nature (and people who make laws) already did 50% for you, now all you gotto do is maintain around 3.5 GPA in college and score around 170 LSAT and you will have a good chance literally anywhere.

So, go enjoy college.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby phoenix323 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:16 am

This OP really has some growing up to do.

My advice to you, OP, is to focus on some things that are going make you a better person. Do some volunteer work. Take a variety of classes until you find you academic niche. Figure out what really interests you. Doing things just to get into law school isn't going to enrich your college experience, nor will it make you an interesting or unique candidate to law schools when you do apply.

A little maturity and humility goes a long way in life. Try finding some.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby TTTennis » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:20 am

Liberty, you again? I thought I told you to go to Somalia! And go eat some canjeero.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby liberty » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:25 am

phoenix323 wrote:This OP really has some growing up to do.

My advice to you, OP, is to focus on some things that are going make you a better person. Do some volunteer work. Take a variety of classes until you find you academic niche. Figure out what really interests you. Doing things just to get into law school isn't going to enrich your college experience, nor will it make you an interesting or unique candidate to law schools when you do apply.

A little maturity and humility goes a long way in life. Try finding some.


How dare you dig this thread up simply to lecture me! Shame on you! And of course I'm going to do things simply to get into law school. Welcome to the world of competitive college admissions where most kids spend more time on College confidential then on facebook. I deserve to go to a top law school so I can assume my rightful position as the next supreme court... if Clarence Thomas can get on so can I!

But anyway I don't understand why is was necessary to dig this thread up...just to make a personal jab at me?

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:33 am

liberty wrote:l. Welcome to the world of competitive college admissions where most kids spend more time on College confidential then on facebook.


Don't be one of those kids. Please please please don't be one of those kids. College is awesome, but not because of the prestige or academics. Being really competitive at college or high school is like being the guy who takes a board game seriously. Just get good grades - it isn't that hard - and have a lot of fun. Regardless of what you think, you don't know if you want to go to law school yet, and frankly it's not worth thinking about beyond "get good grades" at this point.

To quote the great Jerome Reichman, "Exams do not indicate success in school, success in law school does not indicate success in law, and success in law does not indicate happiness in life. [something about knowing lots of miserable lawyers]."

Have fun, do well, worry about this shit later.

I advise: sports, a reasonable amount/quality of partying, making friends, taking girls out, joining some clubs, and finding a side job.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby phoenix323 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:34 am

liberty wrote:
phoenix323 wrote:This OP really has some growing up to do.

My advice to you, OP, is to focus on some things that are going make you a better person. Do some volunteer work. Take a variety of classes until you find you academic niche. Figure out what really interests you. Doing things just to get into law school isn't going to enrich your college experience, nor will it make you an interesting or unique candidate to law schools when you do apply.

A little maturity and humility goes a long way in life. Try finding some.


How dare you dig this thread up simply to lecture me! Shame on you! And of course I'm going to do things simply to get into law school. Welcome to the world of competitive college admissions where most kids spend more time on College confidential then on facebook. I deserve to go to a top law school so I can assume my rightful position as the next supreme court... if Clarence Thomas can get on so can I!

But anyway I don't understand why is was necessary to dig this thread up...just to make a personal jab at me?


Just trying to offer some advice. It's really disheartening to see someone so closed off to the advice of those who might just have something to offer. Why post questions on the forum if you do nothing but attack anyone who posts a response?

Good luck in your future endeavors.

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Re: Someone help? High school student

Postby liberty » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:52 am

phoenix323 wrote:
liberty wrote:
phoenix323 wrote:This OP really has some growing up to do.

My advice to you, OP, is to focus on some things that are going make you a better person. Do some volunteer work. Take a variety of classes until you find you academic niche. Figure out what really interests you. Doing things just to get into law school isn't going to enrich your college experience, nor will it make you an interesting or unique candidate to law schools when you do apply.

A little maturity and humility goes a long way in life. Try finding some.


How dare you dig this thread up simply to lecture me! Shame on you! And of course I'm going to do things simply to get into law school. Welcome to the world of competitive college admissions where most kids spend more time on College confidential then on facebook. I deserve to go to a top law school so I can assume my rightful position as the next supreme court... if Clarence Thomas can get on so can I!

But anyway I don't understand why is was necessary to dig this thread up...just to make a personal jab at me?


Just trying to offer some advice. It's really disheartening to see someone so closed off to the advice of those who might just have something to offer. Why post questions on the forum if you do nothing but attack anyone who posts a response?

Good luck in your future endeavors.





I took offense to the fact that you resurrected a dead thread from several weeks ago to simply lecture me on humility and whatever. If you were only innocently trying to offer suggestions then I apologize for coming off so defensive.

I took offense to the fact that you reserected




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