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moopness
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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby moopness » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:42 am

Desert Fox wrote:
moopness wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
moopness wrote:While it's nearly impossible, it's not impossible. That's all I'm saying. Likely? God no. But possible? There's always that sliver.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


I'm taking it that you don't gamble? You know what, never mind, you're absolutely right. Let's just tell the guy that there is absolutely nothing he can do to get into YHS. Let's not even bother telling the guy what he'd need to do to build as strong an app as possible, what areas to focus on to maximize his chances at getting in. I mean, no one's ever beaten the odds and gotten into a school that they had no chance at, and certainly no one has ever won the lottery.


There is nothing this guy can do to get YHS.

Aren't you the clever little one.

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:59 am

moopness wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
moopness wrote:While it's nearly impossible, it's not impossible. That's all I'm saying. Likely? God no. But possible? There's always that sliver.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


I'm taking it that you don't gamble? You know what, never mind, you're absolutely right. Let's just tell the guy that there is absolutely nothing he can do to get into YHS. Let's not even bother telling the guy what he'd need to do to build as strong an app as possible, what areas to focus on to maximize his chances at getting in. I mean, no one's ever beaten the odds and gotten into a school that they had no chance at, and certainly no one has ever won the lottery.


Are you advocating gambling?

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby MrKappus » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:01 am

--LinkRemoved--

"Impossible is nothing."

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby moopness » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:04 am

Adjudicator wrote:
moopness wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
moopness wrote:While it's nearly impossible, it's not impossible. That's all I'm saying. Likely? God no. But possible? There's always that sliver.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


I'm taking it that you don't gamble? You know what, never mind, you're absolutely right. Let's just tell the guy that there is absolutely nothing he can do to get into YHS. Let's not even bother telling the guy what he'd need to do to build as strong an app as possible, what areas to focus on to maximize his chances at getting in. I mean, no one's ever beaten the odds and gotten into a school that they had no chance at, and certainly no one has ever won the lottery.


Are you advocating gambling?

um, no?

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:37 am

Desert Fox wrote:No shot at Boalt.


False. Maybe a long shot, but definitely a shot.

He also lies about personal statements not narrating -- if anywhere, a good PS can open doors at Boalt that numbers won't.

Good luck, OP.

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby stilles » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:48 pm

Wow, wasn't expecting all the great responses. Seems like the consensus is a no for T3 but i'll throw an app in anyway next cycle and have an update.

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby HopefulFish » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:21 am

NU_Jet55 wrote:
moopness wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Personal statements don't matter.

Ah, the authority has spoken. Time to shut it down.


I love 0L's.


0L's what?

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:39 am

MrKappus wrote:http://www.sportpost.com/video/view/Impossible+Is+Nothing+video+rsum+Aleksey+Vayner

"Impossible is nothing."


That video was annoying but do you know if that scrawny dude was the guy benching 495? If so I have to say I'm impressed -- I'm way bigger and would probably die if I tried to do that without the spot.

@OP: It can help because you have overcome a pretty strong obstacle and most people at professional schools come from upper middle class backgrounds. Enough to get you into HYS? Probably not but you experiences color your GPA in a different light that LSP won't capture. I can honestly say that a 4.0 GPA from a recluse doesn't impress me as much as a 3.5 from someone who had significant work/sports obligations.

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Re: Does coming from a poor/poverty stricken background help?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:43 am

rad law wrote:Come back with an LSAT score. No one can make predict for you without that.


Actually, I beg to differ with you, I know he's going to get a 176




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