Getting the most out of the writing section

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Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby Hamertime79 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:18 pm

Did anyone else argue in favor of the media-whoring Dr. Rickman for completely BS reasons? I'd like to know that I'm not alone here.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby kilgoretrout103 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:19 pm

I argued that side, for what I thought were legit reasons. But I kind of changed my mind half-way through...

Oh well. Good think that entire section is irrelevant.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:22 pm

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby AverageTutoring » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:28 pm

People actually wrote essays during the writing section at my test center: rookie mistake. I spent 10 minutes writing a 10 line blurb and spent the rest of the time doodling about the wars between the Power Puff Nation and the Men with Goatees...also had a battle going on between the Chickless Dickens and King Peg leg.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:30 pm

Demonstrate good grammer and the ability to write senteces. Neither of which I do on these forums.

I think it is to make sure that you are not an idiot savant.

Like a logic monster that cant do anything else.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby AverageTutoring » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:35 pm

jarofsoup wrote:Demonstrate good grammer and the ability to write senteces. Neither of which I do on these forums.

I think it is to make sure that you are not an idiot savant.

Like a logic monster that cant do anything else.


That is what the personal statement is for. The writing sample is a time to relax and bask in the greatness that is the LSAT.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby St.Remy » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:39 pm

AverageTutoring wrote:That is what the personal statement is for. The writing sample is a time to relax and bask in the greatness that is the LSAT.


Schools do have the option of reading the writing sample, so I think there's something to be said for making it at least decent. I don't think having only written a ten line blurb will hurt you necessarily, but why not take the twenty minutes and write something sort of legit? Also I hope you're not serious about doodling on the actual writing sample sheet.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby AP-375 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:44 pm

Writing sample is restroom break, stretch your legs, and celebrate time. Then put some stuff down on paper, same as any old thing.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby arean.ryan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:46 pm

I was honestly thinking about writing LSAC can suck one, then cancel...but I didn't

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby Hedwig » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:49 pm

I think I used too many adversative clauses beginning with "while." Shoulda mixed it up a bit. Hard when you can't erase.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby nylost » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:54 pm

eit wrote:I think I used too many adversative clauses beginning with "while." Shoulda mixed it up a bit. Hard when you can't erase.

You are beautiful

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby niederbomb » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:04 pm

UVA says they take the RS seriously and compare it to the PS to see if the applicant really wrote his/her own PS.

Do they really? I don't know, but I'd rather not find out.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby Ragged » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:06 pm

niederbomb wrote:UVA says they take the RS seriously and compare it to the PS to see if the applicant really wrote his/her own PS.

Do they really? I don't know, but I'd rather not find out.



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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:06 pm

eit wrote:can't erase.

? Srs?

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:07 pm

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby AverageTutoring » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:12 pm

St.Remy wrote:
AverageTutoring wrote:That is what the personal statement is for. The writing sample is a time to relax and bask in the greatness that is the LSAT.


Schools do have the option of reading the writing sample, so I think there's something to be said for making it at least decent. I don't think having only written a ten line blurb will hurt you necessarily, but why not take the twenty minutes and write something sort of legit? Also I hope you're not serious about doodling on the actual writing sample sheet.


No, no on the scratch paper. I did write a legit argument for my choice, it was just concise. I explained how one person met the criteria better then the other and concluded that they should be chosen. You really did not need a full 2 pages to do this, like some people.

I actually asked if I could retain my art work for fear of the proctor profiting from my work. I was laughing so hard when I was drawing it. Got many looks from the people trying to write!

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:13 pm

niederbomb wrote:UVA says they take the RS seriously and compare it to the PS to see if the applicant really wrote his/her own PS.

Do they really? I don't know, but I'd rather not find out.


The Riting Section? Is this what you were getting at with the RS? I hope so.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby sidhesadie » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:13 pm

Don't feel bad, eit.

I used "Although" far too many times. :) Probably in a similar manner to your use of "while".

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:15 pm

Seriously folks, were we not supposed to erase?

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby Ragged » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:16 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:Seriously folks, were we not supposed to erase?


Yes, I did a few times anyway though.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby niederbomb » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:16 pm

niederbomb wrote:
UVA says they take the RS seriously and compare it to the PS to see if the applicant really wrote his/her own PS.

Do they really? I don't know, but I'd rather not find out.


The Riting Section? Is this what you were getting at with the RS? I hope so.


Hahaha. Yeah, RS just came out because it looked like "PS." I guess it should have been "WS." I guess it matches my avatar and my home state. :wink:

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby 4for44 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:17 pm

Pro-Tip:

Use your writing sample as a "Why Yale" essay

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby achilles » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:19 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:Seriously folks, were we not supposed to erase?


our proctor told us not to, because it made the image that's sent to schools hard to read. she said to just cross it out instead. but since they probably won't read it anyway, it shouldn't matter

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby AverageTutoring » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:19 pm

4for44 wrote:Pro-Tip:

Use your writing sample as a "Why Yale" essay


This is a veteran move right here.

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Re: Getting the most out of the writing section

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:19 pm

Ragged wrote:
CGI Fridays wrote:Seriously folks, were we not supposed to erase?


Yes, I did a few times anyway though.

:oops:

I only did it a few times as well, but what's the reasoning? Legibility after copying?




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