The Year of the Splitter?

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sanetruth
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The Year of the Splitter?

Postby sanetruth » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:56 pm

Is it just me, or are there (already) way too many splitters this upcoming cycle? This is just a selection of posts made since May 31st:

3.1-3.2/170
3.1/174
3.3/173-176
3.1/175
3.2/171
3.35/177
3.1/171
3.17/173
3.3/170
3.15/172
2.2/180

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:59 pm

Do you have any evidence that this is any different from any other cycle?

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby sanetruth » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:01 pm

bk1 wrote:Do you have any evidence that this is any different from any other cycle?


No, I don't. That's why I said 'is it just me'. It SEEMS like a lot of splitters to post in 3 weeks, but maybe this always happens.

Also, it's not just that there are a lot of splitters, but a lot of splitters with VERY similar numbers, all posting in the last 3 weeks. I assume by the end of the month, once the June LSAT scores come out, this will at least double.

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby scammedhard » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:02 pm

"Way too many splitters this upcoming cycle" compared to what? For your observations to be meaningful, one has to compare among several years, and, if possible, "standarize" each year to the total number of applicants reporting their numbers on TLS since traffic flow may have changed.

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:04 pm

Splitters need more advice than most people do, because they gaming the system in some respects.

3.6/170 doesn't need any advice. Apply and see what sticks.

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby sanetruth » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:06 pm

scammedhard wrote:"Way too many splitters this upcoming cycle" compared to what? For your observations to be meaningful, one has to compare among several years, and, if possible, "standarize" each year to the total number of applicants reporting their numbers on TLS since traffic flow may have changed.


Why is everyone responding to this as if I didn't present it as a question? There is a big difference between me saying "Way too many splitters this upcoming cycle" and
sanetruth wrote:are there (already) way too many splitters this upcoming cycle?

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:08 pm

Looking at LSN for the past 3 years it looks like the number of splitters compared to the total number of applicants doesn't change drastically.

I doubt it would be any different this year. There might be more threads this year but that is random chance and doesn't mean there are more splitter applications.

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby scammedhard » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:16 pm

sanetruth wrote:Why is everyone responding to this as if I didn't present it as a question? There is a big difference between me saying "Way too many splitters this upcoming cycle" and
sanetruth wrote:are there (already) way too many splitters this upcoming cycle?

Sorry if I misunderstood you. Your actual sentence was:
Is it just me, or are there (already) way too many splitters this upcoming cycle?

I took it to mean that you believe that there are "way too many splitters this upcoming cycle," and you were asking for our opinions about your belief. IMO, it is impossible to know with the data you presented in your original post.

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby ahduth » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:46 pm

I'm not reading any actual content in this thread, because "Year of the Splitter" is such a great movie title.

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby vpintz » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:02 pm

ahduth wrote:I'm not reading any actual content in this thread, because "Year of the Splitter" is such a great movie title.


this!

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby admisionquestion » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:46 pm

1) There are thousands of admitted top law school applicants every year.
2) Of everyone, those who are splitters have the most reason to ask, "what are my chances." Really they are the only ones who have a good reason to be asking.
3) You pointed out 11 posts.

Add those together and you have an answer to your question.

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Re: The Year of the Splitter?

Postby ahduth » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:53 pm

admisionquestion wrote:1) There are thousands of admitted top law school applicants every year.
2) Of everyone, those who are splitters have the most reason to ask, "what are my chances." Really they are the only ones who have a good reason to be asking.
3) You pointed out 11 posts.

Add those together and you have an answer to your question.


1) Fine. You made me read this thread.
2) I want to take exception to your attack on splitters.
3) Please watch this video and... lemme know what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTR0lMxri5w

Add these together and you get... something wonderful, I hope.




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