silentbob wrote:Just wondering if I would know which one doesnt count? Or is it always the last section before the essay? Also, is the essay even worth prepping for really? From everything I have heard it doesnt count as anything.
There are some adcoms who like to read those stupid essays; so you should do your absolute best on them. Doing anything else is like buying a lottery ticket (or better yet, getting it free!) and immediately trashing it without even putting your name on it because you assume that it can't be the winner. Regardless of the odds of winning, SOMEONE has to win! Every year, someone gets into an elite school because their LSAT essay tipped the scales in their favor.
The essays usually aren't deal-makers or deal-breakers, but they always have that potential. One adcom at Yale actually likes to read and grade them, and use them to separate candidates. He can't be alone. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to make yourself stand out...you never know.