Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby romothesavior » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:19 pm

kwais wrote:If you are serious about going to law school, take everything involved with it seriously. Any other sentiment is bs. Also, if you blow it off because some dbags on an internet forum said it isn't important, you suck at life.

Not what anyone said at all. It matters only to the extent that you aren't supposed to blow it off. It is not a priority. One LSAT point matters 1,305,029 times more.

And I'm not a dbag. Thanks for playing though.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby 09042014 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:21 pm

There is no fucking way Northwestern Deans read the writing sample. They don't even read letters of rec. and I really doubt they read a personal statement.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:There is no fucking way Northwestern Deans read the writing sample. They don't even read letters of rec. and I really doubt they read a personal statement.


yeah sure

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby Stringer Bell » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:34 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:And one of my favorites for Why do people spend 15+ minutes on the writing sample?

sundance95 wrote:Because some people, when told they have to do something, believe they may as well do it as well as they possibly can.

So crazy I know LOLOL!!!!1!one! Don't they know they can cynically adopt an unjustified sense of superiority and bomb it with no consequences?


I like this as well.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby 09042014 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:35 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:There is no fucking way Northwestern Deans read the writing sample. They don't even read letters of rec. and I really doubt they read a personal statement.


yeah sure


2500 posts and no avatar?

Our Deans are incompetent and lazy.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby sighsigh » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:25 pm

So relating this topic to issues of LSAT preperation...what does one recommend one does in order to prepare for the writing sample? Should I write 2-3 practice ones from preptests?

Hmm, the LSAT Blog says to do nothing...

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/st ... cored.html

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby Stringer Bell » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:40 pm

sighsigh wrote:So relating this topic to issues of LSAT preperation...what does one recommend one does in order to prepare for the writing sample? Should I write 2-3 practice ones from preptests?

Hmm, the LSAT Blog says to do nothing...

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/st ... cored.html


If you do nothing, it's not an issue. TCR is probably just to spend a couple of minutes to look over one or two so you know what you are dealing with. I did a couple for the hell of it on the .00001% chance it would actually affect an admissions outcome. I figured the time spent doing that wasn't wasted anymore than it would have been by watching Varsity Blues for the hundredth time or something of the like.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby timmah427 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:30 pm

sighsigh wrote:So relating this topic to issues of LSAT preperation...what does one recommend one does in order to prepare for the writing sample? Should I write 2-3 practice ones from preptests?

Hmm, the LSAT Blog says to do nothing...

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/st ... cored.html


Just read one of the past prompts to get a feel for what it will be like. No need to practice.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby Easy-E » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:47 pm

I figured that four years of college should be enough to do fine on the writing sample...

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby minnesotasam » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:50 pm

emarxnj wrote:I figured that four years of college should be enough to do fine on the writing sample...

They are for most people. Just try on the actual day, that's it.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby Easy-E » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:17 pm

minnesotasam wrote:
emarxnj wrote:I figured that four years of college should be enough to do fine on the writing sample...

They are for most people. Just try on the actual day, that's it.


This thread reminds me of those funny test answers. Like the physics problem where the kid draws an elephant and just writes "No, theirs an elephant in the way". I'm picturing someone doing that for a writing section except "I cant write, theirs an elephant in the way".



...I felt that was a solid contribution to the thread

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:23 pm

emarxnj wrote:
minnesotasam wrote:
emarxnj wrote:I figured that four years of college should be enough to do fine on the writing sample...

They are for most people. Just try on the actual day, that's it.


This thread reminds me of those funny test answers. Like the physics problem where the kid draws an elephant and just writes "No, theirs an elephant in the way". I'm picturing someone doing that for a writing section except "I cant write, theirs an elephant in the way".



...I felt that was a solid contribution to the thread


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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby BrightLine » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:There is no fucking way Northwestern Deans read the writing sample. They don't even read letters of rec. and I really doubt they read a personal statement.



So you say, I got a full scholarship to northwestern TODAY (which is what made me look on the tls interview and then make this thread) The letter specifically mentioned my letter of recommendations.

Back on point, I was never saying to obsess over or even practice the writing sample. My only point was not to blow it off because it is looked down on.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby booboo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:00 pm

Are you trying to out-"Northwestern" DF?

Lol...

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby Mase » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:10 pm

I know a guy who got a 165. He never studied so I was shocked. I asked him how he did it. He said, 'Dude, I killed the writing section.' :? He then proceeded to share his argument on the writing section. I said that isn't scored. He said he didn't know how they scored it, because it was an undisclosed test.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby CattyPake » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:06 am

Mase wrote:I know a guy who got a 165. He never studied so I was shocked. I asked him how he did it. He said, 'Dude, I killed the writing section.' :? He then proceeded to share his argument on the writing section. I said that isn't scored. He said he didn't know how they scored it, because it was an undisclosed test.


Haha I'm glad they don't score the writing sample like they do on the SAT. But seriously I don't know why anyone would purposely screw up their writing section. A house with a chimney is a lot more noticeable than a mediocre essay.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby BrightLine » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:11 am

CattyPake wrote:
Mase wrote:I know a guy who got a 165. He never studied so I was shocked. I asked him how he did it. He said, 'Dude, I killed the writing section.' :? He then proceeded to share his argument on the writing section. I said that isn't scored. He said he didn't know how they scored it, because it was an undisclosed test.


Haha I'm glad they don't score the writing sample like they do on the SAT. But seriously I don't know why anyone would purposely screw up their writing section. A house with a chimney is a lot more noticeable than a mediocre essay.



The attitude that says "if it is not scored/doesn't count then why should I care." Or essentially "FU"

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby suspicious android » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:13 am

Andrzej wrote:Ive taken test and writing section is easy if you understand what ever dean wants. EVERY dean wants good professional student who can write and PROCESS ALL INFORMATION. key to good writing on test is writing for a reader who is dean and thinking of dean in your paper.


What is your stance on savings the money?

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:19 am

I think the writing samples have to do with advocating for a certain position on something if I recall and I think my prose was quite cocky. I might have written it in the way I imagine some courtroom drama playing out, but in neat handwriting with nice looking paragraphs. So I guess as long as your essay looks the part...But I don't think cocky prose is that big a deal-I *think* it was well-written. But my brain was fried.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby thedive » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:28 am

I wrote mine in perfect Chinese like it was an eight-legged exam.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby Easy-E » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:31 am

suspicious android wrote:
Andrzej wrote:Ive taken test and writing section is easy if you understand what ever dean wants. EVERY dean wants good professional student who can write and PROCESS ALL INFORMATION. key to good writing on test is writing for a reader who is dean and thinking of dean in your paper.


What is your stance on savings the money?



Is avoiding the use of "the" important as well?

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:58 am

Desert Fox wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:There is no fucking way Northwestern Deans read the writing sample. They don't even read letters of rec. and I really doubt they read a personal statement.


yeah sure


2500 posts and no avatar?

Our Deans are incompetent and lazy.


I'd rather have no avatar than one of a Nazi commander with a feels good man face over it.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby kwais » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:04 am

romothesavior wrote:
kwais wrote:If you are serious about going to law school, take everything involved with it seriously. Any other sentiment is bs. Also, if you blow it off because some dbags on an internet forum said it isn't important, you suck at life.

Not what anyone said at all. It matters only to the extent that you aren't supposed to blow it off. It is not a priority. One LSAT point matters 1,305,029 times more.

And I'm not a dbag. Thanks for playing though.


I was not referring to you. Last fall there was a big thread where many people explicitly said "blow if off or you're a tool" I was speaking of these such idiots. Oh, and thanks, I enjoyed playing!

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby buckilaw » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:08 am

Andrzej wrote:Ive taken test and writing section is easy if you understand what ever dean wants. EVERY dean wants good professional student who can write and PROCESS ALL INFORMATION. key to good writing on test is writing for a reader who is dean and thinking of dean in your paper.


In Soviet Russia Dean write for you.

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Re: Warning: Do not blow off the writing section.

Postby ahduth » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:14 pm

I studied for this section more than the other sections. Too vague and easy to goof up.




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