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  1. Index 73.55 chances?

    But the table says for those in the 4.0-4.5 range with scores 155-159, two out of 63 weren't admitted. OP's AGPA is 4.0 and their LSAT is 155 which is at the bottom of each range. I think the person with the 3.98/156 from last year would have an index of 74.2. With a gap between that and 73.55, it could be tough since that is a significant difference, adding the fact that they are out of province and the 74.2 person from last year was admitted near the end of June. The waitlist cuts down to Manitoba residents only before the end of July. That isn't to say they won't get in, as you said; not impossible, not a lock. It will really just depend on this year's competition, as usual. Good luck, OP!
  2. Accepted 2018

    I got an email when I was admitted. It said something like "Admission status updated" (or something to that effect). Having said that, I think it could go both ways - for admission or for being rejected.
  3. I only applied to one because I want to stay with my family. Got early admission last month!
  4. Canadian law schools and low LSAT scores?

    Depending on how their GPA turns out post-drop, even a low 150 might not make it. 155 might be a better score to shoot for.
  5. Chances? Help! [3.15, 160]

    If OP wants to get into U of M, I'd suggest raising the GPA to a 3.4 minimum (if that's possible at all, assuming a 4.0 scale) to have a reasonable chance of getting in, although (early) admission cutoffs always change. As it is, it looks like their index is around 72 which would not make it in based on past years. The 160 could stay as it is depending on the school. If the OP wants to get into other schools, it might be good to not retake unless he/she can do better. Your score was comfortably above the past cutoffs but a 165 can be difficult to get. Depending on which schools, he may want to opt for a raise in LSAT or a raise in GPA, but at least one of them has to go up.
  6. [Part of my opinion deleted and modification added] It's very hard to gauge what your chances are, but I agree with @Shankar. It is very borderline. I'd suggest you take a look at the threads -- there is a lot of information there for you to get a (very) rough estimate of your chances. In fact, if you look hard enough (not that hard, really), you'll find a lengthy list of the stats of those admitted in past years. You can compare yours to those if you'd like (caveat below). As well, early index cutoffs aren't much of an indicator because a 74.16 is that far down from what we might expect it to be this year. Even if the cutoff was 75.0 (which it likely is not based on past years), there is a huge, huge difference between a 75 and a 74.16. From what I've observed, a 0.1 - 0.2 difference can mean 10 people above you. For example, if you have 74.7 and others have a 74.8/74.9, you could expect that they would be around the 40th place (say) and you would be in the 50th. It wouldn't be unusual. Just putting it out there to let you know that the lower cutoff isn't much of an indicator when the score is significantly lower (the amount of variation also tends to build). Good luck!
  7. Accepted 2018

    It's more likely that his gpa is out of 4 which would make more sense.
  8. Ask a current student...

    Does the school advise a maximum number of hours for part time jobs if they don't discourage it? Thank you!
  9. Thanks! I've been hearing some good things about the Manhattan LR. I'll look at getting it. Although my LSAT is this September. ;(
  10. I've finished reading for the logic games section. At this point, I think I need practice. I'm a bit hesitant to do the games at the back of the books I have because they're from actual tests; I don't want to spoil them. I haven't done much reading for the Logical Reasoning section, and I don't think I plan to read the whole Powerscore book for it because it's just too convoluted. I think I'd rather just learn from the practice tests themselves (I don't know if this is a good choice, but I hope it is). So at this point, what do you suggest I do next? Should I dive into practice tests? Should I do the older ones first untimed for practice then as I get to the newer ones (after a certain number), start timing? Just practice logic games first and read for the logical reasoning? For practice tests, I have: 7-18 19-28 29-38 52-61 62-71 Thank you!
  11. Thanks, Hockey5200 and all those who answered so far! I'm not sure how I'd identify question types because when I do them, I don't categorize. I guess I'd score the tests on 7sage which would let me know which ones? I've also heard the 10 questions in 10 minutes thing, I hope I can do that. Do you happen to know why they suggest that? I hear it's because the middle questions are a bit more difficult.
  12. Hi, all! I tried reading the Logical Reasoning Bible (LRB) but found it to be really dense. I feel like it might be a better idea to go straight into practice. Do you think the LRB is a must-read? On my diagnostic 2-3 months ago, I got 14/25 and 18/25. I studied logic games for about 2 weeks after that then went on vacation for 2 months, continuing studying only logic games for the past 2-3 weeks. After finishing reading for logic games, I retook the "diagnostic" and got 18/25 and 17/25. I also sometimes finished with a few minutes of extra time. I think this means that my logical reasoning score is relatively stable, perhaps we can attribute the slight increase in the total to be due to the fact I retook the same test. However, given that I only need, on average, 7 more to improve on / get correct, is it really worth studying the LRB? I find that it can be pretty convoluted and dense. Can I just start doing practice tests and learn from them instead? Some background information that might be helpful: I double majored in math and philosophy so I took "Intro to Critical Thinking" in philosophy and also used logic a lot in my math undergrad. Thank you!
  13. Thank you for your reply, DeadJava. I found the practice drills for the lessons to be more than enough. I want to avoid spoiling tests as much as possible, so I was thinking of buying the logic games workbook to get practice on the games before doing the actual LSAT (since I need to work on speed). But if it's mostly practice drills like in the lesson book ("Identify if global or local", etc), I guess I'll try to do with the LSAT prep tests for practice games. Thanks again for your reply, I really appreciate it!
  14. I have some practice tests, do you think it's a good idea to buy and do the workbooks first, maybe to really "get the ball rolling" (getting down the foundations first), then once I've picked up speed, move onto PTs? Or are PTs enough? Are the workbooks representative of the LSATs to begin with? Thanks!
  15. Thanks for this. BAECD doesn't work because A must be shown exactly two places before D. In your example, it's three places before D. As for the rest of what you did, that's what I did too. Unfortunately, I didn't realize where E couldn't go, though I would if a question asked about E and I were to look at the templates. So I think I'd have to make it a habit to make that inference of where E is not (to write it down) -- but it seems to be implicit in the setup anyway, not sure if I should really be bothered about making that inference on where E shouldn't be when the setup takes care of that for me. Another concern is being able to find where E does not go without having to do each of those cases (and for me, I did it as you did, case by case). I think that would take up some memory and time. Thanks for your response!