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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:40 am

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windycity wrote:
i know someone who worked 40+ hours a week, had a parent in the hospital, and was going to night school for a grad program while studying for the lsat. they busted their ass and averaged 3 full timed lsats every week for a few months prior to the test - and raised their score from 150 to 168. it's possible.


I know someone who studied for a week just so that she would be familiar with the format of the test and scored a 170+. Who cares? Of course it is possible. Anything is possible. This has no relevance for the OP, because it didn't happen to the OP.

Regardless, OP study harder. I jumped 17 points with a basic Kaplan course and those only last for a month. Get to work :D


Wait, what? Seriously? The OP started at 150. The OP is working full-time. The OP is dealing with a parent in the hospital. I thought the OP would appreciate knowing he/she isn't alone, and that despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles, hope is not lost. Why the hostility?

I don't think she meant the hostility! I think she was just offering another viewpoint. I appreciated both of your posts :)

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:44 am

Any of the nice people here can pm me if you would like to fb friend me.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby TTTennis » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:45 am

basicgrey7 wrote:I don't think [strike]she[/strike]he meant the hostility! I think she was just offering another viewpoint. I appreciated both of your posts :)

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Postby completing » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:48 am

basicgrey7 wrote:My Dad always gets mad at me because he studies all the time and only gets a B. I told him that's perfectly fine!
You definitely have to like what you study. I think law is so fascinating so that's why I don't think I'd mind studying it. LSAT on the other hand........... :evil: not so fascinating!! I think I probably also need to not get on facebook the whole time I am studying....


I'm pretty much in a similar situation with you. I have great GPA, but still have a lot to improve on LSAT.

But my practice score is improving ever since I've been reading Powerscore books and doing practice exams.

Yes, I totally understand you on 'fascination and focus'. I would get everything right if the question relates to a topic of my interest, but, on the other hand, I would lose focus and get it wrong no matter how easy it is if I don't find it interesting.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:48 am

TTTennis wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:I don't think [strike]she[/strike]he meant the hostility! I think she was just offering another viewpoint. I appreciated both of your posts :)

Sorry!! :oops:

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:48 am

completing wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:My Dad always gets mad at me because he studies all the time and only gets a B. I told him that's perfectly fine!
You definitely have to like what you study. I think law is so fascinating so that's why I don't think I'd mind studying it. LSAT on the other hand........... :evil: not so fascinating!! I think I probably also need to not get on facebook the whole time I am studying....


I'm pretty much in a similar situation with you. I have great GPA, but still have a lot to improve on LSAT.

But my practice score is improving ever since I've been reading Powerscore books and doing practice exams.

Yes, I totally understand you on 'fascination and focus'. I would get everything right if the question relates to a topic of my interest, but, on the other hand, I would lose focus and get it wrong no matter how easy it is if I don't find it interesting.
Feel free to come to Illinois and help me study :lol:

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby BigA » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:50 am

TTTennis wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:I don't think [strike]she[/strike]he meant the hostility! I think she was just offering another viewpoint. I appreciated both of your posts :)


You mean that avatar pic isn't really you? :o

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:53 am

BigA wrote:
TTTennis wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:I don't think [strike]she[/strike]he meant the hostility! I think she was just offering another viewpoint. I appreciated both of your posts :)


You mean that avatar pic isn't really you? :o

Okay, okay I made a false assumption. ;) There's no judging in this thread! haha

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:07 am

BigA wrote:
TTTennis wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:I don't think [strike]she[/strike]he meant the hostility! I think she was just offering another viewpoint. I appreciated both of your posts :)


You mean that avatar pic isn't really you? :o

Is yours you? :lol: :lol:

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby PDaddy » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:16 am

basicgrey7 wrote:Well my diagnostic was a 150 so I really didn't do that much worse, but didn't get better with studying.


The point is, even if you can improve by just 10 points (to 158), there's a world of difference in your opportunities (Kent, Loyola and DePaul might give you a look). If you get to 165, then you have NU and, to a lesser degree, Chicago in your sights. Don't waste a 4.0 on John Marshall.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:27 am

PDaddy wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:Well my diagnostic was a 150 so I really didn't do that much worse, but didn't get better with studying.


The point is, even if you can improve by just 10 points (to 158), there's a world of difference in your opportunities (Kent, Loyola and DePaul might give you a look). If you get to 165, then you have NU and, to a lesser degree, Chicago in your sights. Don't waste a 4.0 on John Marshall.

I didn't really know that John Marshall didn't have high employment prospects until I got to this board. When I went to the Chicago LSAC forum, they were one of the most packed tables!!

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby TTTennis » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:30 am

BigA wrote:
TTTennis wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:I don't think [strike]she[/strike]he meant the hostility! I think she was just offering another viewpoint. I appreciated both of your posts :)


You mean that avatar pic isn't really you? :o


I'm much prettier :D

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby eth3n » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:27 pm

ITT, why GPA should not count in regard to admission process (unless OP is URM)

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:38 pm

Nope, no URM here :(

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby Dostoevsky » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:14 pm

OP: My mother died 5 hours before my first LSAT. I got 150.
Retook for a 160, 6 months later. Didn't have time to study in between, did concentrate better.
The retake made a huge difference in my admissions, and now I'm in at USC. Retake.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby Ragged » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:24 pm

Please for the love of god whatever you do DO NOT RETAKE THE LSAT!

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:25 pm

I don't want to get into details, but I had a similar GPA. My first LSAT was decent and opened up some doors, but I retook and that decision will change my life. I will be going to a much higher ranked school and will have much better job prospects.

When in doubt, retake.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:44 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:I don't want to get into details, but I had a similar GPA. My first LSAT was decent and opened up some doors, but I retook and that decision will change my life. I will be going to a much higher ranked school and will have much better job prospects.

When in doubt, retake.

Thanks for your input :)

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:47 am

Ragged wrote:Please for the love of god whatever you do DO NOT RETAKE THE LSAT!

Do you have reasoning behind this??

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby Luis Gomez » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:49 am

am060459 wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:As funny as it sounds with my gpa, its just really hard for me to study. I hate studying and always take breaks and get distracted. It was really hard to take a whole timed test without taking breaks in it. I will try a lot harder because I really don't want to take it a third time!!


if so, then law school might not be for you.


RITALIN! visit a health care professional, get your prescription and study with it. Take it again and take the test. Increase your attention span and your score.

Good luck/.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:52 am

Dostoevsky wrote:OP: My mother died 5 hours before my first LSAT. I got 150.
Retook for a 160, 6 months later. Didn't have time to study in between, did concentrate better.
The retake made a huge difference in my admissions, and now I'm in at USC. Retake.

:( I am so sorry, I couldn't even imagine. I applaud you I would be too much of a mess to even take it and get a 120.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby basicgrey7 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:53 am

Luis Gomez wrote:
am060459 wrote:
basicgrey7 wrote:As funny as it sounds with my gpa, its just really hard for me to study. I hate studying and always take breaks and get distracted. It was really hard to take a whole timed test without taking breaks in it. I will try a lot harder because I really don't want to take it a third time!!


if so, then law school might not be for you.


RITALIN! visit a health care professional, get your prescription and study with it. Take it again and take the test. Increase your attention span and your score.

Good luck/.

lol im not big on meds but thank you for your input. I just need to block time into my schedule and not stray away from it.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby Ragged » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:17 pm

basicgrey7 wrote:
Ragged wrote:Please for the love of god whatever you do DO NOT RETAKE THE LSAT!

Do you have reasoning behind this??


cuz everytime you retake the LSAT god masturbates.

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:46 pm

Guys, Im applying next cycle.. PLEASE stop telling people with 4.0s to retake..

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Re: 4.0/148 Chicago schools

Postby Veyron » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:55 pm

Only at clown school do 4.0s get 148s. Op must be talking about looks in which case I advise (re) taking the last along with diet and exercise.



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