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by app
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

interesting read today http://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness ... t-feelings

this one is ~3200 words. kinda of like a less denser text than lsat rc out of which one could make a denser lsat rc passage, which are ~500 words.
by app
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAT Addendum Needed? 162 -168-180
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: LSAT Addendum Needed? 162 -168-180

I am weighing the pros and cons of submitting an addendum to my law school applications "explaining" my LSAT scores, which range 18 points(162-168-180) over a three-year period. Some advisors have recommended the addendum, but the more I talk to them, the more it seems that the risks outweigh the b...
by app
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

regarding subvocalization, i mean i have a kind of faint voice thing running in my head where it's saying some words or may be just some important syllables of them and sometimes deciphering or comprehending meaning just from seeing its shape (like for prepositions or connectors but for some common ...
by app
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

i'm not sure but i think i read somewhere everyone sub-vocalizes to an extent as brain's comprehension seems to require it, like a continuum. that's why speed-reading was kind of controversial imo. but also i have heard that some people do speed-read and 1.5 min-2 min reading the passage and compreh...
by app
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

FWIW, RC was natural to me (to be sure, my only natural section), and really the only thing I can suggest is icechicken’s advice just to read a ton. I’ve always read really fast and always finished the RC with time to spare, even with my diagnostic. Unfortunately I can’t really give any concrete ad...
by app
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

were you always able to read so quickly even the difficult passages, or how much practice, pts, or drilling you did in order to get there? anything you did in your college education or prior that helped (besides the reading newspaper tip)? wondering if you sub-vocalize internally or not? 1.5-2min re...
by app
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

You only have about 8 minutes per subsection, so spending 4 minutes just to read the passage sounds way too high to me. Are you heavily annotating them? Even if you find it helpful to mark up the text, you can't afford to spend a ton of time on it. When I took the test, I would just read the passag...
by app
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

I took the official test many years ago but recently began reconsidering a retake. The most tricky section for me was RC which i found difficult to get better at even after doing umpteen pts. i have a low 17x score, but my RC was like -8/-5 range mostly. it was also paper-based. timing was the main ...
by app
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 16
Views: 1946

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

I've made some posts on reddit before, but wanted to ask some other forums to get feedback as well. I had a bit of a rough cycle. I applied across the entire T14 and a few T25, and was waitlisted pretty much everywhere aside from Berkeley. Berkeley offered me $75,000, but in the end I just couldn't...
by app
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: computer-based LSAT test prep
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

computer-based LSAT test prep

I was wondering how different and difficult the computer-based LSAT is compared to older paper-based LSAT. It seems like RC and LG would be nightmares on the computer not to speak of the difficulty of reading on a device. I took the paper based test many years ago but was reached short by a few poin...
by app
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 14
Views: 7053

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

Hello forum participants - I realize this is an older post but I relate so much to it that I could not help but reply. I am a junior associate who was recently fired from a top tier law firm where I worked for two years. One thing that frustrates me is that many times while at the firm I often woul...
by app
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.

I think 172 is a strong score even for hls and your profile seems p strong to me. what was your major?
by app
Tue May 26, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: How much does 0.01 matter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: How much does 0.01 matter?

I currently have a 3.88 GPA, just 0.01 below CLS and NYU's 75 percentile GPA, and UPenn's median. I am a senior graduating in August. Would it be worth it for me to take a number of online community college classes just to push my GPA to 3.89 to maximize my chances at these schools? Thanks! don't t...
by app
Tue May 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Last few LR and RC points?
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Last few LR and RC points?

Hi all, I'm consistently getting -1 on my LR sections and -2 on RC, and I just don't know how to get those last few points. I have the LSAT trainer, but I've found the LR and RC material in it to be way too easy and unhelpful for those few questions. I know this is a good problem to have but would ...
by app
Sun May 03, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: writing on to law review
Replies: 11
Views: 5969

Re: writing on to law review

someone is hawking an ebook about how to write onto law review. why don't we crowdsource, compile some tips here? the best tip i got about the write on competition was to read the bluebook, front to back, applying each rule to the bluebooking exercise. i caught a ton of minor stuff this way (and it...
by app
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: AA male 3.4 160
Replies: 5
Views: 2704

Re: AA male 3.4 160

retake.

how did and how long you prepped the last go?
by app
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

any competitions like the above link i posted where one could give it a shot even if not a law student? i really liked that it wasn't too long, only 4000-7500 words (not including footnotes).
by app
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

i was looking at this https://www.georgetowntech.org/writingcompetition just to make the abstract idea of a publication more real to conjure, to have something to talk about with potential collaborators, and have something of a rough deadline, until i found that these are open only to law students.
by app
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 96
Views: 39507

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

wow, that means hunter biden must have done really well if his gulc grades made transfer even plausible (considering how tough yls transfer is). it doesn't seem he graduated YLS with any latin honors though, which is a bit surprising considering he must have had almost top grades after 1L.
by app
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

*please don't quote yeah, IP issues can be very tricky but i don't plan to let work know about it or use ideas that are developed from work. i intend research to be related to generic ideas about machine learning (that are already in the public domain). related to cold emailing profs, i put together...
by app
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 96
Views: 39507

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

After a year at Georgetown, Hunter transferred to Yale Law, where he completed his degree, in 1996.
regarding biden's son, was it based on his law school performance or could it be influence?
by app
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

*please don't quote i don't think i know anyone who can introduce me to prof. being in workforce of tech industry for a long time can be like a silo. i'm thinking of academia so want to get research exposure prior. i was considering using my work-email to cold-email profs so it's not ignored right a...
by app
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

*please don't quote would profs generally be open to ~150 hr investment type of commitment over 4-5 months? regarding approaching profs for possible 'collaboration', i guess being clear about publication is good but hard to do without direction from the prof. from what i've gathered prof would most ...
by app
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

so can practitioners or academics not affiliated with the university that owns the journal eligible to apply for publication and when they do have a case note they worked on do they send it to all journals to apply broadly or target a specific one? also, are there only 2-3 articles per hlr issue? it...
by app
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

i guess if i put 8hrs per weekend then it could be ~150 hrs in 4 months. does the focus of a publication/research collaboration with a prof have to be narrower than like, an issue related to upcoming machine intelligence tech and how it may lead to social issues or legal pitfalls? it sounds very bro...