femmefatale wrote:How much movement is there off the held list typically?
Also, is held synonymous with waitlist or is there a separate group for WL?
Held means you're delayed.... in essence, it's a defacto waitlist, but you hear back a lot sooner. Supposedly, we're supposed to start getting movement around April. Either you get accepted, declined, or actually put in waitlist.
littlegiant wrote:what do people think about not writing all the essays? I have 2 written, and feel they are pretty strong. The other 2, I simply dont feel like they will have the "wow" factor I hope the others will. I am of the opinion that 2 good is better than 4 average, but if i dont do four, does it look like i simply didnt put in the effort?
curious what hold and non-hold people here think.
I'm held, but honestly, if I don't have a good response to it, I'd just make a video/not write it.
Personally, I said I'm doing going the video route because, I honestly don't feel like taking the time to write & proofread a proper document over a personal question. I think a personal statement, diversity statement, LOCI, LSAT writing sample, and anything else they have from me should be enough.
I'm good at talking people's ears off, so a video's good for me, and though I'm also very good & comfortable with writing, I personally don't feel like writing an essay about what I'd do on my day off for example.
So my opinion is, write whatever you feel comfortable with. You don't want to sandbag your application.
Personally, I probably won't do all of them, so it'll likely end up being some combo of essays, vids, & a skip or two.