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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Did you get into u of a yet?
  5. 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.
  6. From what I understand the rankings aren't released to applicants, at least from what I see from previous years' waitlists.
  7. 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.
  8. Thank you for your valuable input
  9. I take issue with this statement on many levels: A) my application to Sask was not access based, it was in the normal category. As mentioned in the TRU thread, only one of my years was access so it was not worth mentioning in my sask application other than to say that there was an explanation for the weird GPA pattern in my degree. B) I'm not sure what you mean by "you should count yourself lucky," because I'm no more "lucky" than you are to get into law school. I used the same methods as you to get into school, and worked hard to do so. It's frankly appalling that you think yourself better than me for having a .3 better GPA in two years. C) I wasn't actually rejected with the same stats, as I mentioned within the other thread. My actual L3(including the access year) was 2.7, not 3.1. I'm free to express my opinion on OP's chances, just as you are free to continually follow me around these threads commenting on my opinion. Also, someone was accepted with L3 of 3.42 and 162 LSAT just this year, so what makes you think that OP couldn't get in with 3.1 and 165+? I'm not sure you understand the idea of splitters in terms of Law applications. D) I'm wondering where you saw me guarantee OP anything? I clearly said "likely" and "could," neither of which are strong guarantors. I'm honestly confused as to what your issue is with me.
  10. Sorry to hear this. Are you planning to rewrite your LSAT?
  11. What makes you say that? Their L2 is 3.1, not 2.1. I got into sask this year with B2 3.26, 165. 167+ and they're likely in at sask, 165+ and they could get in at TRU.
  12. @nrfanatic @ellewoodsinwaiting It seems like they don't like students with ultra high GPA and relatively low LSAT(sub 155) with no sask connection, at least at this point in the cycle. That's what I seem to gather from both your applications anyways.
  13. What are your stats? That might help tell us what's going on with your file(and explain the general circumstances of your special application if you can).
  14. I would've been been on the non-Atlantic waitlist but I wasn't ranked yet so maybe it wasn't created? Or I wasn't placed because I didn't make the cut? Not sure
  15. 2.8 CGPA(special circumstances one year) B3/L2: 3.0-3.1 LSAT: 153, 156, 165