General question: I am 24yo.... NO SPAM [UPDATE]

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General question: I am 24yo.... NO SPAM [UPDATE]

Postby Will_Imake_it » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:30 pm

December 2012 was probably my last attempt towards law school. I busted my a$$ getting all my LORs, worked really hard to earn As in my last year of college to improve my GPA before I graduated, and volunteered in my community so my track record would look unique among others when my applications are being looked at.

After two low scores I have lost all the hope in actually pursuing a law degree altogether. Even though, I am employed by a federal agency. I am 24 years old and while living at home I can already sense a sort of grief by my parents that to them, I am wasting my time pursuing this law school. I have worked very hard the last six months to study for the December LSAT and actually saw the gains that would be considered my target score. I know there are many TLF'ers on here who would shut me up by pointing out either score 170+ or don't attempt for law school. I come from a Pakistani culture where at least in my household there is a constant pressure to figure out your career by the age of 25-26, get married, and live your life "happily ever after."

Now, with a political science degree and with few masters degree options, I am clueless as to what I can do with my life. I can say that I had my life all planned out in October 2011, when I took a shot at the LSAT that once I receive my scores I would apply to such and such schools and go on with my life. Although, that didn't workout in my favor. After, reading some words of wisdom on here and taking time off from the lsat. I came back and started prepping once again as my PTs scores started to increase I became more confident in finally leaping over this wall of LSAT. Then, came that morning to take the test and as I finished I felt more confident then my last time taking the test. But, yet again the lsat still managed to hate my life once again.

I have one question to whoever reads this, how can you be so hopeful and have a positive mindset of sitting out one whole cycle to try to score better again? How do you find confidence to perform better after you have spent 6+ months of prep, as in my case? Need some serious advice on my struggle to surpass this lsat nightmare in my life.

As I apply to my target schools with this lsat addenda, that talks about my case and frequent struggle with standardized tests throughout my academic career, I can only hope it works out in my favor.

thanks.

[[UPDATE]] 02/28/13

As many of you who have read my above thread I am coming back to post my update regarding the schools that I still applied to with my embarrassing LSAT score. I attached my addenda about struggling with standardized tests throughout my academic career hoping for a spot at a decent law school.
I have been rejected from most all of my schools that I applied to [applied to eight schools] I recently received a letter from St. Thomas University school of law in Miami, FL. The letter states "Congratulations, .... we are willing to offer you admission to our fall 2013 class contingent upon successful completion (top 20%) of our introduction to Legal Studies Program." It further says that I may also be eligible for scholarship based on my rank in the course.

Now as many have replied back by saying I should stick it out another cycle and prep prep prep to beat the test and overcome my adversity regarding standardized tests. I just think I will never do better on this test. I have been depressed since December, that my PT avg. of 163-165 was just time and confidence wasted.

I want to ask whoever reads this as to what I should really do. Any honest advice will be appreciated. If I do attend do I have a fair shot at transferring out after my first year back to NEW YORK, where I am originally from?

And to those who have already gotten 180s on the lsat please don't rub it in as to I have already been through enough in my life.

thanks
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Postby boblawlob » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:27 pm

You haven't even told us your score.


A question to answer your question: How much time total on studying the LSAT and how much time was it since you graduated ug?

The longer you study for the LSAT and the more time away from ug would affect your confidence when waiting out your cycle. If you've only spent roughly less than a year in prep, then that isn't enough to feel down and depressed. Anything lower than a 160, you MUST retake. If you've only taken the LSAT twice, you still have enough juice in you. Come back when you've taken it 4 times. That's another story.

How do you find the confidence to study? Aim for the stars and gun for HYSCCN. The thought of going to Columbia and living in NYC should be enough of a motivating factor for you.

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Postby Will_Imake_it » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:37 pm

boblawlob wrote:You haven't even told us your score.


A question to answer your question: How much time total on studying the LSAT and how much time was it since you graduated ug?

The longer you study for the LSAT and the more time away from ug would affect your confidence when waiting out your cycle. If you've only spent roughly less than a year in prep, then that isn't enough to feel down and depressed. Anything lower than a 160, you MUST retake. If you've only taken the LSAT twice, you still have enough juice in you. Come back when you've taken it 4 times. That's another story.

How do you find the confidence to study? Aim for the stars and gun for HYSCCN. The thought of going to Columbia and living in NYC should be enough of a motivating factor for you.


Feb '11 was my last semester in UG

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:20 pm

I think you need to consider the impact on finding a wife. All the good Islamic women get taken by 22-25. If you are 26 now, even if you go to school now, you'll be 30. That's pushing it IMO.

I mean, do you wanna get some second hand slut of a wife, or get a nice one? Go now.

Your LSAT probably won't go up.

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Postby boblawlob » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:26 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I think you need to consider the impact on finding a wife. All the good Islamic women get taken by 22-25. If you are 26 now, even if you go to school now, you'll be 30. That's pushing it IMO.

I mean, do you wanna get some second hand slut of a wife, or get a nice one? Go now.

Your LSAT probably won't go up.

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:27 pm

boblawlob wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I think you need to consider the impact on finding a wife. All the good Islamic women get taken by 22-25. If you are 26 now, even if you go to school now, you'll be 30. That's pushing it IMO.

I mean, do you wanna get some second hand slut of a wife, or get a nice one? Go now.

Your LSAT probably won't go up.

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Don't laugh, try getting married in a central asian culture if you have publicly dated a man. It's near imposible, but he'd have to resort to it.

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Postby boblawlob » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:35 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Don't laugh, try getting married in a central asian culture if you have publicly dated a man. It's near imposible, but he'd have to resort to it.

Look, I don't pretend to know anything about marriages in the central Asian culture. But I find it ridiculous for you to say that if he doesn't go to law school now, he'll be relegated to having to marry a "slut" (which is, by itself, already a ridiculous word in itself in the 21st century). I wouldn't be surprised if there were pretty Islamic women out there who have high career aspirations and are aiming for/are in PhD programs right now. Who's to say he can't meet them?

I think at a certain point, you have to think beyond what your culture demands of you and you have to look at what you demand for yourself. I would hope that by going on TLS, the OP values going to a T14 school more than the prospect of getting married within the next 2 years. Plus, who's to say OP can't retake next cycle, get into T14 school, AND get married all before he's 26. Yeah he won't have a job to support wife, but there are many students who are married in graduate school and they're able to do it.

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Postby Ludo! » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:44 pm

Gonna have to agree with DF here. 24 and unmarried is TTT. OP don't your parents have any connections for getting a marriage arranged?

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Postby sinfiery » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:02 pm

ITT: Ludovico Technique and DF failing, hard.

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Postby Will_Imake_it » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:08 pm

boblawlob wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Don't laugh, try getting married in a central asian culture if you have publicly dated a man. It's near imposible, but he'd have to resort to it.

Look, I don't pretend to know anything about marriages in the central Asian culture. But I find it ridiculous for you to say that if he doesn't go to law school now, he'll be relegated to having to marry a "slut" (which is, by itself, already a ridiculous word in itself in the 21st century). I wouldn't be surprised if there were pretty Islamic women out there who have high career aspirations and are aiming for/are in PhD programs right now. Who's to say he can't meet them?

I think at a certain point, you have to think beyond what your culture demands of you and you have to look at what you demand for yourself. I would hope that by going on TLS, the OP values going to a T14 school more than the prospect of getting married within the next 2 years. Plus, who's to say OP can't retake next cycle, get into T14 school, AND get married all before he's 26. Yeah he won't have a job to support wife, but there are many students who are married in graduate school and they're able to do it.

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I would agree with you. If i was a female of the age of 24 I would already be married by now and my dreams of going to law school would be long forgotten. Obviously, to me marriage isn't on my mind. The interests of law school that have been developed since my junior year of college weight higher than any social pleasures of life. Ever since i opened that email, I feel discouraged by the hour. I feel like a failure compared to my friend circle who are already either graduating from law/medical school. And, here I am trying to get over the LSAT obstacle...
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Postby Will_Imake_it » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:09 pm

sinfiery wrote:ITT: Ludovico Technique and DF failing, hard.


what is ITT? DF? Ludovico Technique?

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Postby Ludo! » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:12 pm

Will_Imake_it wrote:
sinfiery wrote:ITT: Ludovico Technique and DF failing, hard.


what is ITT? DF? Ludovico Technique?


That's TLS slang for saying he agrees with us

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Postby sinfiery » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:14 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:
Will_Imake_it wrote:
sinfiery wrote:ITT: Ludovico Technique and DF failing, hard.


what is ITT? DF? Ludovico Technique?


That's TLS slang for saying he agrees with us


You win this time.

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:19 pm

boblawlob wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Don't laugh, try getting married in a central asian culture if you have publicly dated a man. It's near imposible, but he'd have to resort to it.

Look, I don't pretend to know anything about marriages in the central Asian culture. But I find it ridiculous for you to say that if he doesn't go to law school now, he'll be relegated to having to marry a "slut" (which is, by itself, already a ridiculous word in itself in the 21st century). I wouldn't be surprised if there were pretty Islamic women out there who have high career aspirations and are aiming for/are in PhD programs right now. Who's to say he can't meet them?

I think at a certain point, you have to think beyond what your culture demands of you and you have to look at what you demand for yourself. I would hope that by going on TLS, the OP values going to a T14 school more than the prospect of getting married within the next 2 years. Plus, who's to say OP can't retake next cycle, get into T14 school, AND get married all before he's 26. Yeah he won't have a job to support wife, but there are many students who are married in graduate school and they're able to do it.

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Postby Ludo! » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:21 pm

I don't know, I gotta give it up to a guy who posts a response gif in response TO HIMSELF


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I wasn't trying to pass that off as my own wit.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:26 pm

I bumped my lsat frome 166 to 176 by sitting out a year and retaking. Went from Notre Dame with 9k per year to NYU with almost a half ride. You are so young dude. there's no reason to freak out now.

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:27 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:I bumped my lsat frome 166 to 176 by sitting out a year and retaking. Went from Notre Dame with 9k per year to NYU with almost a half ride. You are so young dude. there's no reason to freak out now.


Are you married to a wholesome Sunni woman?

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Postby sinfiery » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:27 pm

Desert Fox wrote:


I wasn't trying to pass that off as my own wit.

This could head to a great war of semantics

But instead


viewtopic.php?f=10&t=201254&p=6252251&hilit=+imgur#p6252251

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:29 pm

sinfiery wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:


I wasn't trying to pass that off as my own wit.

This could head to a great war of semantics

But instead


viewtopic.php?f=10&t=201254&p=6252251&hilit=+imgur#p6252251


I stand by that not being witty nor funny.

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Postby boblawlob » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:29 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:I bumped my lsat frome 166 to 176 by sitting out a year and retaking. Went from Notre Dame with 9k per year to NYU with almost a half ride. You are so young dude. there's no reason to freak out now.

Out of curiosity, how many times did you take the LSAT?

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Postby Will_Imake_it » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:30 pm

One question:

After, I am able to forget this episode in my life and start again, How do I prep for the test If i have used most of the pts in the past, most meaning (pts 52-67) and maybe some earlier ones from 29-38.. What should I do this time around? Any links to old posts to answer this question would be appreciated.

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:30 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:


I wasn't trying to pass that off as my own wit.

This could head to a great war of semantics

But instead


viewtopic.php?f=10&t=201254&p=6252251&hilit=+imgur#p6252251


I stand by that not being witty nor funny.


But my main ire is directed at people who take the same gifs ripped from what should we call me and post them over and over and over again.




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