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Ozymandias
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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby Ozymandias » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:51 pm

JohnV wrote:
bloobook wrote:Are you basically asking how crappy you can do on the LSAT without missing out on certain schools? Just aim for a 180.

I do also think you're going to have a difficult time in law school with your attitude, but people have already ragged on you enough about it.


Only if everyone in law school happens to be as much of a dick as everyone here has been.

They pretty much are. Law school is full of assholes and whiners.

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Clearly
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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby Clearly » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:21 pm

JohnV wrote:EDIT: Alternatively, after this last semester the difference could be a 3.79 and a 3.86.

EDIT 2: This thread was intended to ask about the 3.8 floor, and if I have a chance at HYS. It was not/is not about random evauation on my internal blame-placing process. If you disagree with my position in the post, that's fine, but at least try to direct your post at helping answer the question I asked rather than solely coming to tell me your position on my inner-justifications.

As mentioned in another post, I had some damage done to my GPA... totally needlessly, which is the part that hurts the most.

Basically, 3 hours of a B came from some bad advising in which I went in to find out if I already had the credit for this required class from an A credit (and a transfer), because the website said I did not. Turns out, due to the transfer, I had the credit and my advisor just didn't know what he was talking about. By the time I found out the date to drop had already passed and I was stuck with my B.

Later, I took Spanish 1 at my first school and got an A. I transfered to a bigger/tougher school, and due to their re-organizing of their spanish curriculum I had to take a Spanish 1 - 2 class and recieved a B-, this class being 6 hours worth. I ended up taking the rest of my spanish during the summer at a community college (cheaper, quicker, easier). The result being that the B- I got actually serves no purpose, I wasn't able to use it as a Spanish 2 course because it didn't completely fill the requirements of the CC's Spanish 2 course, so now I have Spanish 1 at one school, Spanish 1/2 at another, and Spanish 2, 3, and 4 at yet another.

So now I have 9 hours of useless credit that has done .08 damage to my GPA and it seems that a lot of the top schools have a 3.8 GPA floor, at least that's the indication on LSN. What do you guys think? I doubt there is anything I can do to remedy the situation (I've tried), so now I'm just assessing the damage.


On the bright side, you've gotta be pretty fucking good at Spanish by now.

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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby thederangedwang » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:07 pm

maybe if you had God as your adviser, or prayed a bit more (or at all) you wouldnt be in this situation. HTH

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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:42 pm

How the hell did you get a B- in a class you already took? I suggest another career path. Maybe start an atheist support group for all of the mistreatment you have experienced.

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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby JohnV » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:37 pm

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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby Map Cat » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:43 am

JohnV wrote:Lol God as my adviser. I guess a non-existent adviser may have been better than one that confidently gave completely incorrect information.


Since when is it your advisor's job to know what credits you earned at another school? It's your reponsibility to find out what you need, however you have to do that. Do you accept all information given to you as being true? You might want to change that habit before law school.

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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby JohnV » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:09 am

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Re: 3.84 to 3.76, how much damage has been done?

Postby honeybadger12 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:28 am

JohnV wrote:
bloobook wrote:Are you basically asking how crappy you can do on the LSAT without missing out on certain schools? Just aim for a 180.

I do also think you're going to have a difficult time in law school with your attitude, but people have already ragged on you enough about it.


Only if everyone in law school happens to be as much of a dick as everyone here has been.

I think/hope anonymous TLS users are not a representative sample of the law school student body




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