What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby Mr. Pablo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:04 pm

neimanmarxist wrote:I've heard this advice but chose not to take it, and wish I had:

If you have a bad feeling about your performance on the LSAT, don't wait around to find out your score. You're letting your curiosity get the better of you. Jitters are fine, but if you feel like something was seriously off, cancel and re-take. It's better to apply with just a September (or December) LSAT and a cancellation than with a low score and a high score.

Related to this was the earlier advice to take the June LSAT if you possibly can. I wish I had.

I couldn't agree more. Felt badly about my June test, but thought I was psyching myself out. Then I was in the awkward position of having to explain a 157 and a 170 from Sept. Cancel if you really think you bombed it. You probably did.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby CmonSD » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:13 pm

I wish I knew schools handed out $$ like candy.

I wish someone told me how stressful this whole process is. Approaching mid-April and still waiting on a bunch of schools. The longer the wait, the more the excitement is dwindling into resentment.

I wish someone would have told me about TLS a year ago........

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby mikehoe » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:24 pm

what does OP mean?

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby lallygag » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:34 pm

mikehoe wrote:what does OP mean?


OP is original poster... viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18478

I wish someone had told me to apply to more reaches (ie stop obsessing over LSP and other similar "tools"). I was accepted at all my "considers", and I got WL at a T1 where they probably laughed at my app (LSAT was 9 points below their 25th percentile). Who knows what would have happened at other reaches?

I also wish I had been more realistic of the schools I picked. [Did I really think I would move to Miami for LS? What was I thinking?]

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:35 pm

mikehoe wrote:what does OP mean?


http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/OP

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby quickquestionthanks » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:35 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:The withdrawal method isn't all that effective.



Ha!

But actually...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Economy/st ... 558&page=1

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby Z3RO » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:41 pm

quickquestionthanks wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:The withdrawal method isn't all that effective.


But actually...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Economy/st ... 558&page=1

Whoa. Mind-blowing.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby mikehoe » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:36 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
mikehoe wrote:what does OP mean?


http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/OP


So it's Opposing Party? Or maybe it's Optimus Prime?

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:57 pm

Z3RO wrote:
I didn't apply, because I am a foolish man. I was also turned off by the interview requirement.



Don't most schools have an interview requirement?

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby quickquestionthanks » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:00 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:
Z3RO wrote:
I didn't apply, because I am a foolish man. I was also turned off by the interview requirement.



Don't most schools have an interview requirement?



No, only a handful.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby askhos » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:30 pm

TLS. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:32 pm

quickquestionthanks wrote:
No, only a handful.


Wow, that actually bothers me. I was counting on an interview for some of my "reach" schools. :\

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby OneKnight » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:39 pm

mikehoe wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
mikehoe wrote:what does OP mean?


http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/OP


So it's Opposing Party? Or maybe it's Optimus Prime?


Original Poster, but you've gotta love the "Leader of the Autobots, icon of the 80s"

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby erniesto » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:44 pm

quickquestionthanks wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:The withdrawal method isn't all that effective.



Ha!

But actually...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Economy/st ... 558&page=1


Condoms have a 2% better failure rate. This definitely justifies the extra $$ --ImageRemoved--

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby pearl_earrings » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:10 pm

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby thequest » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:28 pm

I wish I hadn't made again my safe word.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby MURPH » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:19 pm

I kind of wish I had known NYU and Cornell would take half of a year to respond to my application. Still waiting.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby Son of Cicero » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:23 pm

quickquestionthanks wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:The withdrawal method isn't all that effective.



Ha!

But actually...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Economy/st ... 558&page=1

The woman in the pic needs to wash her feet or wear shoes more often so she doesn't get manly callouses. It looks like two d00ds in bed together, and although there's nothing wrong with that, such a picture wouldn't make much sense given the article's subject matter.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby Jones, Dow » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:27 pm

personal statements are far more important than people on here think.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby erniesto » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:29 pm

Jones, Dow wrote:[strike]personal statements are far more important than people on here think.[/strike]


This is what I learned this cycle.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby mi-chan17 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:27 am

I think the one thing I learned from my cycle (which is mostly over, though not quite) is that I have no idea what the AdComms at any given school are thinking. I was waitlisted at schools that I felt somewhat safe for, and waitlisted at schools that I numerically had no business even applying to.

So I guess the moral here is to put your best into every aspect of your application, because God only knows what the person reading your file will be looking for that day.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby PDaddy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:54 am

1) I wish someone had advised me to go to an HBCU (Historically Black College or University). I would have had a ball at Howard or Morehouse and would have performed even better than i did academically. Plus I would have dated even more really hot black women!

2) I wish someone would have told me that I could take a really easy major, get a 3.9/4.0 and get into any law school I wanted. Despite what adcoms say, they don't give much weight to the rigor of courses you take; they just buy numbers to keep their rankings up and keep the money coming in.

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby ruleser » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:12 am

PDaddy wrote:1) I wish someone had advised me to go to an HBCU (Historically Black College or University). I would have had a ball at Howard or Morehouse and would have performed even better than i did academically. Plus I would have dated even more really hot black women!

2) I wish someone would have told me that I could take a really easy major, get a 3.9/4.0 and get into any law school I wanted. Despite what adcoms say, they don't give much weight to the rigor of courses you take; they just buy numbers to keep their rankings up and keep the money coming in.

I'd give this the biggest +1 - I had no idea GPA would matter much actually when getting my BA. I thought do well, you're over 3, you'll graduate no problem, make some Dean's lists, etc., it'll be good enough for grad schools, etc. If I'd known that tenths of GPA points would be worth tens of thousands of dollars and completely different ops, could have easily boosted by .3-.5 with very little effort.
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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby JustDude » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:14 am

OmbreGracieuse wrote:So... what is one thing you wish someone would have told you during the admissions process, but didn't? For pre-admissions?


" Dont cut off your penis"

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Re: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you?

Postby quickquestionthanks » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:24 am

erniesto wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:The withdrawal method isn't all that effective.



Ha!

But actually...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Economy/st ... 558&page=1


Condoms have a 2% better failure rate. This definitely justifies the extra $$ --ImageRemoved--


Certainly doesn't justify the lack of pleasure.

what does that little line mean?




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