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  1. Read over and internalize all the other responses here because I think everyone's covered what you should be reflecting on at this point. I won't beat it to death - but just to summarize how this can be a good learning experience for both your future education and life: While the easy way might seem great because it is "easy", think of how people get places. Is it mostly through "easy" ways? Perhaps in some circumstances... What about "hard work"? That sounds a little more right... The more difficulty and rigour that you can impose upon yourself, the better. It will prepare you for the next step in your life, and will increase the chances that you are able to succeed, and ideally thrive. I'm not going to bring any more analogies into this conversation at this point because I believe you get the picture - but use this as a learning experience to frame and contextualize how you'd like your education to play out. If law school truly is something you want to do down the road, you still have many years to go. Don't look for "easy" paths where you skip out on learning something or bettering your work ethic. Seize these opportunities and actually accomplish something.
  2. OLSAS will be late August. Dal will be in September. UNB most likely at a similar time. No clue about TRU. Your documentation is pretty much exclusive to the actual portals opening up - no harm in getting reference letters lined up now and starting on the personal statement. Chipping away at this now will save many headaches during "application season" (the Fall).
  3. Barber Recommendations

    Also curious about this.
  4. Tech Gadgets for School and Beyond

    If this can be extended to software - investing in a reliable backup/cloud storage system can be invaluable. I use the iCloud one for simplicity. OneNote has also been pretty well-received to take notes on and manage them. Gadget wise, only thing I can think of outside of a laptop you're comfortable on would be a quality pair of headphones.
  5. Conserving Practice Tests

    That sounds like a good method! Always do whatever is best for you - whether it's modifying or adapting other guides or tips. Mine was really effective for me because I finally just reached a point where I would see a game so much that it became second nature to solve it (usually after 10-15 days of doing it daily). This level of knowing the game inside and out would lend itself obviously to other games of the same type. I would almost suggest covering games in this drilling phase of your studies not by game type - as it's important to do many types a day in your drilling to keep them all fresh in your mind. If you stick to just blocks of time where you only focus on one or two types, you might start to forget others. Mixing around the types is also more representative of what you will encounter on test day - which is always good to keep in mind!
  6. Conserving Practice Tests

    No problem - happy to help! I might of better explained this in a previous post, but I'll go over it again: For LG - after I had gone through the full 7Sage LG guide and had learned all different types of games and how to properly do them, I began drilling (roughly 2.5 months before LSAT). I had PDFs of every single Prep Test. I started by taking 10-15 games out of these tests and would do them every day. I would always fully "draw them out" - even if I could kind of remember how to do them from previous days, and would time each of them and would write my time beside them. Over the course of several days, you start to get pretty good at doing these particular games perfectly, well below the 7Sage suggested time to complete them. Any game that I'd get wrong or mess up, I would watch the 7Sage explanation video and would be sure to keep doing it for at least a few more days. Finally, when I had enough of a particular game or two, I'd take them out of my cycle and would grab some new LGs out of these Prep tests to add to my cycle. I'd do this drilling every morning - regardless of whether i was doing other LSAT prep that day or not. Just make it a habit. I wasn't a "naturally good" LG person by any means, but just through drilling and putting in time, I was able to get consistent LG section results that I was happy with.
  7. 1L Summer Job

    Interesting feedback, thanks everyone! Could any Windsor students share their experiences?
  8. Conserving Practice Tests

    They just stress the importance of not burning through them without dedicating enough time to learning/getting the most value of them, because there are only so many you can do and conservation is key. No learning is really done by doing the test, right? It's more just "testing" how well you studied, your skills, your ability to do things timed, simulate test environment, etc. I blind reviewed the whole tests in the method explained on 7Sage. LGs I would drill daily, probably 10-15 games every day. RC is definitely the hardest to prepare for, and I can't really give any tips on it other than just practice reading and internalizing the passages, and perhaps even pick up a tricky(ish) book to read during your free time outside of studying. Hope that helps.
  9. Conserving Practice Tests

    I think the best mentality and attitude you can have with the LSAT is to convince yourself you're doing it once. If you're already sort of anticipating that you're going to rewrite in December, in the back of your mind you're going to subconsciously not going to be taking the September test as seriously. Now incase your September results don't go well and you want to rewrite December, it would obviously be good to have unused PTs to practice with. Be conservative with how quickly you're going through them now, but resist that thought that "oh I'm going to be rewriting anyway, December will be the real test, etc.". Regarding your pace - I followed the advice on 7Sage - which was do tests somewhat infrequently (I think it was like one every week or two?). PTs aren't really your learning tool, that should be drilling/learning questions. Are you blind reviewing?
  10. Parking

    Their whole website and purchasing system was pretty easy and straightforward - honestly easier to navigate and work with than uWindsor's official parking system or the one I used at my undergrad uni. I was a little confused at the month-by-month system but I suppose it's more convenient for many people.
  11. Rewrite? LSAT: 159

    As others have said - open your range of schools. The application process to law school is more competitive than you can imagine - way more so than in undergraduate. Given that your stats aren't "out-of-this-world", you most likely will not have the opportunity to be too selective of whatever school you wish to attend. That being said I'm not suggesting to just apply everywhere for the sake of applying, but for example you list uOttawa as a school you are interested in. I don't know why, but if it's because you wish to work in Ottawa after school, you might as well apply to more Ontario schools as well because it's a common application and many graduates from most other Ontario schools find work in Ottawa. Your situation is unique, and your military experience is commendable and definitely an excellent EC. You also have the advantage as applying as an adult to schools that offer that. Browse through this forum, check through past "Accepted" threads, and look at what people are getting into schools with. Take it with a grain of salt because of your unique situation, especially if you will be applying as an adult. Also, again as others have said, work hard for the LSAT and study smart. Give yourself more than a month. Read through this forum's LSAT section and pick the most effective learning tools for you. It's a really demanding test that can't be taken lightly.
  12. Parking

    Just to follow up - I just contacted Canterbury today about parking and it's a pretty straightforward process. You can purchase a parking spot directly from their website here: https://webapps.uwindsor.ca/canterbury/?q=parking/view The spots fill up pretty quickly so if you're looking to get one hop on it sooner or later. Another tip I got was to purchase all the months at once, because often people do them one at a time and by the time they go to renew the second month all the spots have been sold out.
  13. Strange - my September 2016 percentile went up by 1 as well.
  14. Parking

    Thanks for your response! By "other alternatives" do you mean the Canterbury College parking lot? Are these passes just purchased off of their website? Or are you referring to another student parking lot operated by the University?
  15. Chances (79%, 160)

    Should be fine. You can look at past years "Accepted" threads to get a better picture of what stats people have who got accepted: