nicdmx wrote: GargamelITT wrote:
nicdmx wrote:How did the high LSAT people who haven't gotten JR2s yet feel about theirs?
i am one of these people. i went back and forth about it for a bit after the interview (and after the 11/23 wave which didn't include me) and have settled on thinking it didn't go particularly well. i doubt it did me any favors.
to be honest, if i don't get in, i'll probably end up blaming it in part on the interview. which will be a bit more painful than being able to shrug it off and place it on some other part of my application which had already been determined well before i pressed the submit button
What was it about the interview that you didn't feel went well? Did JR give you an indication through his response to your questions or was it just how you felt about your answers?
for one thing, i think i may have interrupted him a couple times by accident. it wasn't a great connection so it was difficult to tell. it actually didn't even occur to me until after the call that i might have interrupted him because everything during the call was so heat-of-battle-ish. if i did interrupt him more than once without apologizing, that's obviously quite bad, maybe nearing dealbreaker status depending how he felt about it
also, i didn't ask a question when he asked for one. my plan was to take an angle more or less like "i've learned a lot about harvard through the website, reading, info session at my school, etc, and at this point i don't have any burning questions, i think the next thing i want to learn about harvard is what it's like on campus, so i'm hoping to visit soon" and convey interest that way, but it really didn't seem to go over that well. i think someone ITT mentioned that JR said it's okay not to ask questions, but i finished the interview really wishing i'd asked him one. in retrospect, it seems like even a really simple, nondescript question like "how was your harvard experience" or "what's it like on campus" is probably better than the approach i took.