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  1. Rejected from Windsor 2017

    My extra curriculars were nothing special but I did try to frame them in a Social Justice context. My PS was good I believe as I got into Saskatchewan so I would think it was alright
  2. Waitlist Consideration/Waitlist 2017

    You must've have a sask connection? Or perhaps access? No offence of course, just that both those numbers are under the median
  3. Waitlist Consideration/Waitlist 2017

    What are your stats like? For future applicants
  4. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Misread it. I was on vacation at the time, I'm gonna blame it on "vacation brain" but we also don't know the the sex/gender of OP, so (s)he is more appropriate
  5. What are my chances of being accepted?

    3.7 and 158 is right where the admissions averages are for UNB, so I'm not sure why you wouldn't already have been accepted. Regardless though I would prepare as if you are writing the September LSAT, it's really late in the acceptance game.
  6. Chances of Acceptance? cGPA 3.50/ L2 3.81/ LSAT 158, 156

    Western is the only L2 based school. With a 3.81, OP has a better shot there than they would at any of the other schools. 3.8 and 158 isn't unreasonable to get in off waitlist perhaps. Feel free to disagree with me though
  7. Chances of Acceptance? cGPA 3.50/ L2 3.81/ LSAT 158, 156

    I think you have a low chance at queens, oz, Ottawa, and u of t. Good shot at western, that's about it. I would definitely rewrite and see if you can get above 163, you'd have a much better shot.
  8. Reading Comprehension HELP

    -12 to -18 wasn't my range, it was more like -8 to -12. But for me I just practiced the mind mapping until I started getting it. I would give myself 35 minutes for the whole section, and then run down the clock. Once I was done passage one and the questions for it, I would stop the clock, mark the questions and see how I did on that section and try to learn from it. I would do that for every passage from 1-4. I can't actually tell you how I did on the RC portions since I wrote the February exam but I'm guessing I went -3 to -5 because I don't think my games went amazingly and I ended up with a 165. Just keep practicing and I'm sure you'll eventually get it. And stick with one strategy for consistency's sake
  9. Conserving Practice Tests

    Over how long of a period have you been studying for this exam? I studied for 2 months, used exams 1-78 and when I was writing PT 75 and used a section from PT 1 as my experimental, I didn't remember the questions or get them all right. So that's something to consider. On that note, I would go all in for September and not plan to write again in December
  10. Tips on increasing gpa? Help me!

    General trends tell you next to nothing about individuals. I would say im a government/service major(political science) and I scored a 165, 10 points higher than that table's average for my type of student. Choose an undergrad major which fits best, not what you think will help you do well on an exam. Studying techniques for the lsat and time spent and other things like that will help people score better on the LSAT.
  11. Warming up before taking PT's

    In terms of the first part of your question, I personally didn't do any warmups before the actual exam. I studied in periods of 3 days, followed by one day off. The last 2 weeks of my studying were simply doing PTs, and perhaps one section extra after I was done marking the exam and eating something. So in these periods of 3 days, I found I scored best on the second day's practice test(167, 173, 165). So I planned my studying such that the actual exam on Saturday was my second day. So I took Thursday off from studying, and wrote one exam on Friday. I ended up scoring 165 on test day, which was the average of my practice tests. So what I'm saying is that you should find a time where your scores are the highest, and try to recreate that scenario, as I did. Try doing one section before you actually start the 5 section exam, and make sure you still start your actual exam at 8:30. See how your scores are, and if they're actually better. For now you are simply hypothesizing that you would have a better score. You could very well find that you're exhausted by the time the last section(which would be your 6th of the day) comes around. In terms of where I placed my experimental section, I always placed it either 3rd or 4th in my exam. So it was either right my break or exactly after it. I did that so that I would be placing these at my strongest section points. Either right after I had basically warmed up completely(3rd section) or right when I was fresh(4th section). The placement worked out for me, so I can't complain. I alternated sections based on the one I was working on at the time, or my weakest section. I think a great deal of my "experimental" parts of the exam were LG or RC because those were my weaker ones. I'd say 70% RC and 30% LG. Let me know if you have any other questions, I'm reachable via PM! Best of luck
  12. Rejected 2017

    Did you get into u of a yet?
  13. Clarification on GPA calculation

    I think it depends how your grades appear on your transcript. My school gives letter grades as opposed to percentage grades. However, my guess is there is some way they convert percentages from different schools to actual grades, which have their own Grade Points assigned to them. Ex. A+ = 4.3, A = 4, etc.
  14. Waitlist Consideration/Waitlist 2017

    From what I understand the rankings aren't released to applicants, at least from what I see from previous years' waitlists.
  15. I find these forums very irritating simply because I find a lot of those who comment on people's chances(and feel they are deserving to do so) are those with higher GPA and lower LSAT. In these cases they say "oh the LSAT is just a timed exam, just a few hours of your life, and it's not really a good indicator of your ability to do well in law school." And then these same people will go so far as to harp on people who have higher LSAT scores and lower GPAs, as if most schools don't weigh both aspects at 50%. To all those who say that your chances with a lower GPA and higher LSAT are poor, GET OVER YOURSELF. Look through canadian schools' accepted threads and see that many schools are willing to accept lower GPA students with higher LSATS. And not for access reasons, simply because that's how admissions at law schools works. Further, just because you were unable to get a score within the excellent range on the LSAT doesn't mean that those who did worked any less hard than you did for your higher GPA.
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