Are research publications as an undergrad notable at all?

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FrankOcean
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Are research publications as an undergrad notable at all?

Postby FrankOcean » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:47 pm

I have two articles published in journals for psychology. One of them as a first author.

Does this mean anything? Or is it basically just another "meh" soft?

UAX09
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Re: Are research publications as an undergrad notable at all?

Postby UAX09 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:51 pm

It's a soft factor. If you have a below median LSAT score, your research publications will hardly help at all. LSAT and GPA scores are the two most important factors.

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Br3v
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Re: Are research publications as an undergrad notable at all?

Postby Br3v » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:52 pm

It is a soft, a somewhat interesting one at that considering probably half or less of applicants have it. It would matter much more for other graduate schools though fyi.

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TheThriller
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Re: Are research publications as an undergrad notable at all?

Postby TheThriller » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:53 pm

It's a meh soft

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RhymesLikeDimes
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Re: Are research publications as an undergrad notable at all?

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:39 pm

Psych journals aren't all that hard to get published in, in general. I knew some awfully mediocre students who managed to get one through independent studies.




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