TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby 03152016 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:50 am

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby CallMeEccentric » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:24 pm

Hi! This is a really stupid question, but when people say splitter and reverse-splitter in terms of high/low LSAT and low/high GPA, which is which? And why is one considered "reverse"?

Thanks in advanced!

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby haus » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:29 pm

CallMeEccentric wrote:Hi! This is a really stupid question, but when people say splitter and reverse-splitter in terms of high/low LSAT and low/high GPA, which is which? And why is one considered "reverse"?

Thanks in advanced!

splitter = high LSAT, low GPA
reverse splitter = low LSAT, high GPA

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby Oskosh » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:47 pm

Greetings! I don't have time to go through the entire thread (went through a few the pages), but I was wondering if we could get the money ranges of the $ sign. I see multiple iterations of it, and would like to know the ranges so that I may use them appropriately when I am discussing and weighing my options on this board.

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:58 pm

I don't think there's any agreed-upon scientific breakdown of what people mean by "$$" v. "$$$" and so on. I think it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder - someone would use "$ at School X v. $$ at School Y" but that just means more at school Y than school X - it could even be twice as much, but school X might be offering $5k a year or $15k a year. (This is one of the reasons why people are encouraged to list the total COA when they post choosing threads.)

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby Hikikomorist » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:17 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:I don't think there's any agreed-upon scientific breakdown of what people mean by "$$" v. "$$$" and so on. I think it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder - someone would use "$ at School X v. $$ at School Y" but that just means more at school Y than school X - it could even be twice as much, but school X might be offering $5k a year or $15k a year. (This is one of the reasons why people are encouraged to list the total COA when they post choosing threads.)

I think most people use a percentage-of-total-tuition system. $=25%, $$=50%, etc.

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby butlerraider1 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:00 am

What does it mean when a TLS user has a green name?

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby Capitol_Idea » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:10 am

butlerraider1 wrote:What does it mean when a TLS user has a green name?
It means they used to be a mod but aren't actively one now.

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby twokings » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:19 pm

What does LTR's mean?

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:28 pm

Long term relationship.

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby YCDAACH » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:45 am

What qualifies as ties to a state?

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Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:28 pm

YCDAACH wrote:What qualifies as ties to a state?


Anything you can spin as a connection to a region. Did you grow up there? Was it where you lived before you went off to college? Do you own property or a business there? Do you have family or a significant other there? Basically, if you were to start working there, is there anything that might keep you from leaving?




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