3 Years Volunteer Work Abroad/166 LSAT/long story

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sabza
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3 Years Volunteer Work Abroad/166 LSAT/long story

Postby sabza » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:38 am

Hi all, I wanted to see if you could give me some insight into what my chances are at a T14...I think they might be just out of reach :(

I have 3 years volunteer experience in South Africa-2 years working with children with HIV, 1 year working with people in the townships to get government subsidies for formalized housing; and a summer working with orphaned/abused children in Russia.

My GPA (before I took time off to volunteer) was a MESS...2.7 (I have a very good reason for this, which will be discussed in my PS). When I returned to the US, I transferred to a different school, and earned a 3.78 GPA, and graduated from the honors college. However, my lsac gpa factors in everything, so it is a 3.3. There is clearly a strong upward trend. I spent time studying aboard in Germany last summer as well (though that probably means nothing).

I got a 166 on the lsat...which really bothers me because I was PTing much higher. I severely messed up RC. I was -2 LR1, -2 LG, -12 RC, -1 LR2...IDK how I let that happen!

Please let me know what you guys think! I appreciate the help.

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Jaqen
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Re: 3 Years Volunteer Work Abroad/166 LSAT/long story

Postby Jaqen » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:14 am

Retake in October.

What was your PT range? Were you doing the PTs timed and under normal testing conditions?

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Re: 3 Years Volunteer Work Abroad/166 LSAT/long story

Postby sabza » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:19 am

Jaqen wrote:Retake in October.

What was your PT range? Were you doing the PTs timed and under normal testing conditions?


PTing 172-176...timed conditions-yes...normal, perhaps not ;)

Instead of just adding a section for an experimental, I would take 2 PTs at once (so 8 sections). I would take a short break between the 4th and 5th section to grab a drink or something, but other than that, I would go straight through them.

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Clearly
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Re: 3 Years Volunteer Work Abroad/166 LSAT/long story

Postby Clearly » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:44 am

That sounds awesome, but its a bad idea. You want to take them under exact times, and if you are going to add sections, add them at the end. People who acclimate to not having a break, often have their focus broken by being forced to take the break on the real thing. Retake.




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