glitter178 wrote: Straw_Mandible wrote:
dpk711 wrote:softs won't overcome a poor LSAT/GPA.
I think that point is clear, but we can still rate how certain softs might fare against others among applicants with comparable numbers. That's what the OP is interested in.
The OP seems interested in knowing if lack of softs (or lack of good softs) are going to result in a bad cycle despite competitive numbers. The answer is no.
That made my night, because quite frankly my softs are complete crap.
I don't get how people come up with all of these great things.
I always just assumed I was a normal student, not above average and not below average. Normal. I worked through college, did a bit of volunteering (actually, not really), I've joined a few student organizations, but quit one and couldn't be bothered to be president of any others.
I worked hard to get a high GPA and a high LSAT score (hopefully). If that doesn't get me into one of the schools I want to go to, then it wasn't meant to be for me, I guess. What more do they want really?
Even my PS statement is probably going to suck. And what's this about a "Why _____?" essay on top of that?
Couldn't they just take the smartest kids they can find and run with it?
Thankfully it seems they do.