UVA 2010, RD

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:06 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
5ky wrote:I still love UVA more than any school. But still.


I used too. I even wrote my UVA all about the visit that I took to the school and I havent heard anything and I applied in September.. So it is making me dislike UVA


I actually wrote a why UVA. I didn't write optional why essays ANYWHERE but UVA. lot of good that's done. rabble rabble rabble

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby starrydecisus » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:06 pm

wired wrote:I recognize there are far fewer 180s than 4.0s. My statement doesn't make a lot of sense, but let me give some caveats.

First off, I should say perfect As are what I thought were more difficult than 180s. The 4.3 adjustment throws things off.

Second, I am excluding degree factories where a pulse is a sufficient condition for a 4.0.

Third, when I say "difficulty," I am referring primarily to the amount of work required to achieve it. I think the consistent effort needed to achieve a 4.0 is harder to put in, then the amount required to score near a 180. In connection with that, I think that most of the 180s have certain degree of luck to them that a 4.0 GPA doesn't have. There are some gifted individuals who can score a 180 more than 75% of the time, but I think they are a very small percentage of the people who actually score a 180. The vast majority (in my opinion) are people who typically score between a 175-180 and have the right test on the right day. Contrast that with a 4.0 which doesn't have the same type of luck.

Do my caveats make my statement any less incredible? If not, I probably ought to reconsider my position, but it seems to make sense to me right now.


I understood what you meant (but I'm biased) but I think you explained it well. Anyway, I know from my perspective, that I appreciate the schools looking at my 4.0 (highest available at my school), and also appreciate schools congratulating me for it. I worked very hard in two majors to earn it. so thanks for defending the goodness of it :)

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby 5ky » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:12 pm

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby wired » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:19 pm

bluejayk wrote:
wired wrote:But I can't resist pointing out this no-true-Scotsman fallacy here:

Second, I am excluding degree factories where a pulse is a sufficient condition for a 4.0.


So, a 4.0 is harder to get than a 180, and the easy to get 4.0's just don't count?:)



Good call. I will say I think it is more difficult to a get a 4.0 at a Top 100 university than it is to get a 180.

Thanks for the polite response.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:41 pm

wired wrote:
bluejayk wrote:
wired wrote:But I can't resist pointing out this no-true-Scotsman fallacy here:

Second, I am excluding degree factories where a pulse is a sufficient condition for a 4.0.


So, a 4.0 is harder to get than a 180, and the easy to get 4.0's just don't count?:)



Good call. I will say I think it is more difficult to a get a 4.0 at a Top 100 university than it is to get a 180.

Thanks for the polite response.


sorry, i really really don't think this is true

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:41 pm

GargamelITT wrote:sorry, i really really don't think this is true


+1

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby bluejayk » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:56 pm

wired wrote:
Good call. I will say I think it is more difficult to a get a 4.0 at a Top 100 university than it is to get a 180.

Thanks for the polite response.


No problem, it's a new posting style that I'm trying out with my possible future classmates.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:57 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:sorry, i really really don't think this is true


+1

Yeah as someone with a near-4.0 from a top 5 university and with a mediocre (by TLS standards) LSAT, I can pretty safely say this isn't true. Every year a handful of kids from every school graduate with 4.0s. Every year, the number of 180s does not exceed, I don't know, 50 or so in the entire country. The numbers just don't add up.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:58 pm

crackberry wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:sorry, i really really don't think this is true


+1

Yeah as someone with a near-4.0 from a top 5 university and with a mediocre (by TLS standards) LSAT, I can pretty safely say this isn't true. Every year a handful of kids from every school graduate with 4.0s. Every year, the number of 180s does not exceed, I don't know, 50 or so in the entire country. The numbers just don't add up.


:shock: wow. I thought your LSAT was higher. like, a standard deviation higher.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby texasgirl22 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:59 pm

i heard appr 5 people per LSAT administration get a 180...

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:59 pm

puppins wrote:
crackberry wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:sorry, i really really don't think this is true


+1

Yeah as someone with a near-4.0 from a top 5 university and with a mediocre (by TLS standards) LSAT, I can pretty safely say this isn't true. Every year a handful of kids from every school graduate with 4.0s. Every year, the number of 180s does not exceed, I don't know, 50 or so in the entire country. The numbers just don't add up.


:shock: wow. I thought your LSAT was higher. like, a standard deviation higher.

Hmm, well it's been in my profile the whole time...

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:00 pm

crackberry wrote:Hmm, well it's been in my profile the whole time...


I never really checked? I don't know, I just form this idea about what I think posters stats should be subconsciously.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:02 pm

puppins wrote:
crackberry wrote:Hmm, well it's been in my profile the whole time...


I never really checked? I don't know, I just form this idea about what I think posters stats should be subconsciously.

So I sound smarter than I am? :mrgreen:

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:02 pm

crackberry wrote:
puppins wrote:
crackberry wrote:Hmm, well it's been in my profile the whole time...


I never really checked? I don't know, I just form this idea about what I think posters stats should be subconsciously.

So I sound smarter than I am? :mrgreen:


apparently so does Helm; I recently had a similar experience re: his stats. Not that LSAT score = intelligence and so on and so forth disclaimer disclaimer. I also imagine you as a dude. true/false?

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:04 pm

puppins wrote:apparently so does Helm; I recently had a similar experience re: his stats. Not that LSAT score = intelligence and so on and so forth disclaimer disclaimer.


You still can't get over my inadequate LSAT score. :(

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby 5ky » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:05 pm

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:06 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
puppins wrote:apparently so does Helm; I recently had a similar experience re: his stats. Not that LSAT score = intelligence and so on and so forth disclaimer disclaimer.


You still can't get over my inadequate LSAT score. :(


:oops: it's not inadequate, it's just different.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:07 pm

puppins wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
puppins wrote:apparently so does Helm; I recently had a similar experience re: his stats. Not that LSAT score = intelligence and so on and so forth disclaimer disclaimer.


You still can't get over my inadequate LSAT score. :(


:oops: it's not inadequate, it's just different.


It's not how big it is, it's how I use it.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby ClemCarter » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:08 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
It's not how big it is, it's how I use it.


for free cavs tickets?

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:08 pm

Helmholtz wrote:It's not how big it is, it's how I use it.

:shock:

:oops:

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:09 pm

puppins wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:It's not how big it is, it's how I use it.

:shock:

:oops:


10 bucks says puppins is going to have "alone time" in her room now after that comment

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:17 pm

puppins wrote:
crackberry wrote:
puppins wrote:
crackberry wrote:Hmm, well it's been in my profile the whole time...


I never really checked? I don't know, I just form this idea about what I think posters stats should be subconsciously.

So I sound smarter than I am? :mrgreen:


apparently so does Helm; I recently had a similar experience re: his stats. Not that LSAT score = intelligence and so on and so forth disclaimer disclaimer. I also imagine you as a dude. true/false?

Yes I am most certainly a guy.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:18 pm

puppins wrote:
crackberry wrote:Hmm, well it's been in my profile the whole time...


I never really checked? I don't know, I just form this idea about what I think posters stats should be subconsciously.


What do you think mine are?

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby ClemCarter » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:19 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
puppins wrote:
crackberry wrote:Hmm, well it's been in my profile the whole time...


I never really checked? I don't know, I just form this idea about what I think posters stats should be subconsciously.


What do you think mine are? 2.0/148?


But you have a 4.0 in being a disappointment.

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Re: UVA 2010, RD

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:22 pm

ITT: puppins' preconceived notions about us blow up in her face.




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