Worst Cycle of the Year award

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:17 am

CardinalRules wrote:I feel like people should only nominate themselves, otherwise this is the new BP thread.


Screw that. USS BP is a traveling shit show.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:26 am

Just got home from work to see quite a bit of activity here. Thanks for all the feedback. I have some thoughts.

My PS was exchanged with two or three TLS-ers and proofed dozens of times. Way back before I even wrote a PS, I was a little worried that I didn't have anything interesting to write about. I ended up writing about how my academic journey through college (changing majors, etc) has shaped me intellectually and prepared me for law school. My LOR, frankly, are something I expected to be a strength of my application. I was quite close with both professors I used, and both have told me point blank I am among the top two or three most impressive students they've taught in their careers (both are relatively young; been teaching 6-7 years each). They are also both decently published philosophers.

Before submitting any of my applications, I printed hard copies of the LSAC "preview" pdfs and proofed them myself, followed by my mother proofing them as well. We caught little errors and there. Work experience? I would guess my most "prestigious" work experience is the three summers I spent as an engineering intern with Intel in their honors internship program back when I was ChemE. Right now I'm just a waiter in my year off. I also tutored throughout college. I don't think any of it is particularly impressive, but when taken together it does present a steady employment history with no red flags. It also shows that I had to work through college.

My first LSAT 152, as someone alluded to. That's what got me rejected at Oregon, Pepperdine, and Lewis & Clark last year. I think I also had a pretty bad PS last year, so I don't really think there are any hold-over concerns from last cycle to this cycle. NYU might be the stingiest retake school in the T14, so this might explain my "unexpected" ED rejection

Other than that, the only thing I can really think of is lack of softs. I didn't do much volunteering or get involved with many clubs in college. I don't really have much going for me other than what I present in my PS. I also regret being somewhat lazy with supplemental essays. I couldn't really think of anything to write about for optional DS statements, so I decided submitting nothing was better than submitting something contrived. I also didn't write optional Why essays for Duke, Michigan, etc. Maybe that is something I can rectify with LOCI now.

To answer one question that was posed, I used to post as Blazers4Life. In a bit of good news, I just opened an acceptance letter from USC. Things are looking up?

But yeah, in the next 1-2 days, there will be some heavy LOCI drafting for Chicago, Duke, Georgetown, and Virginia. I am also still considering sending UVA the ED contract. I feel like I'm cutting it close waiting for good news from Michigan or Northwestern....
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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby stratocophic » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:28 am

Desert Fox wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:I feel like people should only nominate themselves, otherwise this is the new BP thread.


Screw that. USS BP is a traveling shit show.


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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:32 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
In a bit of good news, I just opened an acceptance letter from USC. Things are looking up?



Indeed! It must have been good karma to start this thread.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby beef wellington » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:34 am

LieutKaffee wrote:In a bit of good news, I just opened an acceptance letter from USC.

/thread

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:35 am

Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:37 am

beef wellington wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:In a bit of good news, I just opened an acceptance letter from USC.

/thread


Doing well at UCLA or USC is enough to ensure top-notch job prospects in the LA market, correct? Months ago I talked myself into paying sticker at a T6 school on the premise that it's a worthwhile investment. I'm wondering if I should be wary of paying sticker at the #17 school.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby stratocophic » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:37 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Look at this fucking clown:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/LazySplitter/jd

Seriously. What the hell's wrong with NorthwesTTTern.
CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.

IBManagamy

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:38 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
beef wellington wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:In a bit of good news, I just opened an acceptance letter from USC.

/thread


Doing well at UCLA or USC is enough to ensure top-notch job prospects in the LA market, correct?


Correct.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:41 am

stratocophic wrote:

CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.

IBManagamy


Sorry, I was just trying to inject some optimism into the proceedings. There are plenty of people out there who had cycles like mine.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby stratocophic » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:43 am

CardinalRules wrote:
stratocophic wrote:

CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.

IBManagamy


Sorry, I was just trying to inject some optimism into the proceedings. There are plenty of people out there who had cycles like mine.

Just joking, should have recognized you from the 'tar anyway :wink:

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:44 am

stratocophic wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
stratocophic wrote:

CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.

IBManagamy


Sorry, I was just trying to inject some optimism into the proceedings. There are plenty of people out there who had cycles like mine.

Just joking, should have recognized you from the 'tar anyway :wink:


How do you change your screen name without making a new account?

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:45 am

CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101596

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:45 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Look at this fucking clown:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/LazySplitter/jd


LOL Cornell. That's one pathetic loser.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby TTTennis » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:45 am

CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.


Hmmm, I vote for Managamy :D Doesn't get any better than that.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:47 am

stratocophic wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
stratocophic wrote:

CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.

IBManagamy


Sorry, I was just trying to inject some optimism into the proceedings. There are plenty of people out there who had cycles like mine.

Just joking, should have recognized you from the 'tar anyway :wink:


Even though I switched from Ivanovic to Sharapova (who just won her 21st title..hooray!), there's no camouflaging my identity, is there? 8)

Lieut, you can contact Hawkeye or another administrator to change your name.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby stratocophic » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:47 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
IBManagamy


Sorry, I was just trying to inject some optimism into the proceedings. There are plenty of people out there who had cycles like mine.

Just joking, should have recognized you from the 'tar anyway :wink:


How do you change your screen name without making a new account?

PM Hawkeye. The outing shitshow from a few weeks ago prompted a ton of regulars to make a switch.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:49 am

TTTennis wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.


Hmmm, I vote for Managamy :D Doesn't get any better than that.


Nah. Managamy had great numbers, its no shocker that she did well. The worst cycle isn't some 2.5/130 retard who strikes out. It's someone with good numbers who strikes out.

The best cycle is someone placing above their numbers.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby tomhobbes » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:49 am

TTTennis wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.


Hmmm, I vote for Managamy :D Doesn't get any better than that.


Well, it gets better than that if you get into the same schools without having to be Managamy. :wink:

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:51 am

Desert Fox wrote:
TTTennis wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.


Hmmm, I vote for Managamy :D Doesn't get any better than that.


Nah. Managamy had great numbers, its no shocker that [strike]she[/strike] he did well. The worst cycle isn't some 2.5/130 retard who strikes out. It's someone with good numbers who strikes out.

The best cycle is someone placing above their numbers.


FTFY.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:51 am

stratocophic wrote:PM Hawkeye. The outing shitshow from a few weeks ago prompted a ton of regulars to make a switch.


Outing shitshow?

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:52 am

CardinalRules wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
TTTennis wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.


Hmmm, I vote for Managamy :D Doesn't get any better than that.


Nah. Managamy had great numbers, its no shocker that [strike]she[/strike] he did well. The worst cycle isn't some 2.5/130 retard who strikes out. It's someone with good numbers who strikes out.

The best cycle is someone placing above their numbers.


FTFY.


Did you sweep the T3? Where are you heading?

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:53 am

tomhobbes wrote:
TTTennis wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:Waiting for someone to start a Best Cycle of the Year thread in response.


Hmmm, I vote for Managamy :D Doesn't get any better than that.


Well, it gets better than that if you get into the same schools without having to be Managamy. :wink:


Or without needing to call upon the conflict-resolution skills of TomHobbes to stop being Managamy. :wink:

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby stratocophic » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:54 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
stratocophic wrote:PM Hawkeye. The outing shitshow from a few weeks ago prompted a ton of regulars to make a switch.


Outing shitshow?


Long story, started with a tool at a test prep company and somehow ended up with a very regular poster (the one who indirectly caused the tool to show up) having a few personal things that may or may not have been true posted multiple times when no mods were around late at night. Some people changed out of fear, some for fun.




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