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by app
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: The official 2021 LSAT study group
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: The official 2021 LSAT study group

Taking next month's April Flex, and I'm at a really tough point - I'm averaging -7 on the whole test and I'm currently working to take those final points off by any means necessary. The big drop mainly comes from RC, with a couple off of LR. LG has been perfected. Anyone else at this stage? Anyone ...
by app
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: The official 2021 LSAT study group
Replies: 3
Views: 683

The official 2021 LSAT study group

Rolling thread to discuss ideas, questions, prep advice for 2021 official LSAT administrations. For Starting Out (Covering All Sections) - The LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim ( http://www.thelsattrainer.com/ ) For Logic Games - The Powerscore LSAT Logic Games Bible - 7Sage Online LSAT Prep For Logical Reas...
by app
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 36
Views: 8058

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

I had similar stats- which is a rarity- and a similar result to what you have now a couple years back (lil bit better GPA, lil bit worse LSAT- not the sparkly 180 but close). I'm not sure I think you should reapply, next year will presumably have more high LSATs with the Flex being the norm from no...
by app
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:17 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: 22
Views: 5420

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

came across this article at ny review of books https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2021/02/11/to-err-is-poetic/ (behind paywall) but searchable on google at https://www.acrosticbooks.com/poets/to-err-is-poetic-by-evan-kindley/. interesting topic that was totally new to me so was good to learn about thi...
by app
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:09 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: 22
Views: 5420

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

It's relevant for poetry because (without getting into an debate about aesthetics) the sounds of the words are directly relevant to the quality of the work: He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. I wouldn't ...
by app
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:05 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: 22
Views: 5420

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

when you say doing well, how many misses are you referring to in official or in PTs? i think with the new computer-based test, RC has become more difficult than paper, just due to having to read on the computer. but even worse is LG on computer, where one would need to constantly look back and fort...
by app
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:53 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: 22
Views: 5420

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

Nony's experience aligns with mine. I was a social-sciences major in college and I've always read a lot of English-language nonfiction in my spare time. I also don't subvocalize when I read (I know this because I have to consciously do it to analyze poetry etc.). Agree that the Economist is an espe...
by app
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

i thought Flex would make it harder to score higher, due to it being computer based. it was one of the reasons why i avoided it.

this doesn't look like any standardized test anymore. 175+ scorers are now over 1200 instead of ~600 last year.
by app
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:55 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: 22
Views: 5420

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

I went -0 on RC back in the day (which was a while ago). I also found that the section was mostly natural to me - I never did worse than -4 or -5, even at the beginning. The "natural" aspect of RC makes it perhaps the hardest to learn and more challenging for non-native speakers. That said, my obse...
by app
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

hopefully applications going up is a result of covid. to make sure, this isn't intended explain the rise in high scorer percentage? the % change in test takers is 19.3% but the 170+ scorer increase is disproportionate. iirc a few years ago there used to be ~30k test takers in every administration (...
by app
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

LSAC finally released score data for 2020 (link opens PDF; see page 4): https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummaryOriginalFormat.aspx?Format=PDF wow 50% increase in 170-174 and whopping 95% in 175-180. so much for standardization of the test. any reason why they're not getting the curve right for Flex? ...
by app
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Study group for November flex
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Study group for November flex

I'm a planned retaker for the November flex, and I am looking to start a study group for retakers and for first-timers. We could use the group to keep each other motivated to study, keep each other on schedule, and help each other with LSAT problems. Frankly, when I studied for the August flex, I w...
by app
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS feedback?
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: PS feedback?

primo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:25 am
I hope everyone is doing well. I was wondering if anyone on lawschoollife has the time to review one poor soul's personal statement. You would have my immense appreciation! I'll PM it to anyone willing to read it.
You can pm me.
by app
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 17
Views: 5560

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

Would you feel comfortable posting your PS in here so that people could look it over and give you some thoughts as to how it might have come off? (If not, no worries.) I don't really want to post it here, but would be willing to PM it when I get home this afternoon if anyone is interested in readin...
by app
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 3030

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

idk it's grass is greener on the other side mostly i think. depends on what you mean by prestige and for whom.
note that tech has very low barrier for entry unlike law even for the most selective positions.
by app
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 3030

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

Are all my assumptions about law school well-founded? Not really. There are rules everywhere you turn, and procedural defects override solid legal arguments all the time. And shit definitely rolls downhill in law. You've got your boss, you've got your client, and you've got a judge to answer to. WH...
by app
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

re: bootcamp. if the HM isn't being super clear, I would ask to speak to the actual ICs on the team, should be much more informative. if you're still feeling unsure after that, you could even try to backchannel with engineers who have left that team during bootcamp, typically how many times/session...
by app
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

could asking to speak to ICs on the team be seen as negatively, like someone not excited enough about the group or somewhat skeptical of the group? generally only very secure managers don't see that as something negative and there can be insecure managers/people anywhere in these companies. also any...
by app
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

the 7 hr of actual work actually requires one to be really wired in for much longer. during weekday for 3-4 hrs after work still gets 'mindshare' and mind will be buzzing with work-topics until into night.
by app
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

wizzy wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:44 am

There's always going to be randomness with the types of questions...
yeah but this all sounds good in theory about the question bank, calibration etc, it's doesn't happen so in practice. question bank is only a guideline. g is notorious for lack of accountability among its interviewers.
by app
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

If you are already getting G interviews, then I would say the boost probably isn't there since it seems like you're good at LC. But if you're not getting interviews, then I think FB almost guarantees you an interview at G (and at FAANGMULAS/whatever the acronym is now). i mean yeah there is some tr...
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

suralin, do you know how long an offer remains valid or one can get the same offer without re-interviewing loop? say if one says no to them, would they be able to get the same offer in Aug 2021? or if one agrees to accept the offer, can they begin in 1 yr from now say Aug/sep 2021? do you have to si...
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

yeah, still weighing the pros and cons. one thing i think happens though is that people become a lot more risk averse with age, so trying to avoid any potential mismatch/failure at the next place.
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

would you know how the wlb is in AI Infra group? any specific teams within this large group that may have better wlb?
(i'd remove the name of the group later)

please don't quote
by app
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 74133

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

the gunner culture is what worries me. it's much more than what i've seen in G employees i've interacted with. i was told bootcamp to be only 6 weeks, have they changed from 2 months to 6 wks recently (may be due to covid)? from what recruiter tells me, i'm pre-allocated for a specialist role (as op...