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  1. I am wondering if anyone has any experiences teaching the LSAT through Princeton Review, Kaplan, or as a self-employed tutor that they would be willing to share. Are these companies good employers to work for? How flexible were the hours? What was the pay like? Etc... Even if you just interviewed for a job with a test-prep company and didn't get it, I'd love to hear your insight on the experience. Thanks in advance!
  2. Good Stats but no Bite

    Thanks for creating this thread! I am in a similar position myself, but thankfully I have one acceptance. I only applied to three schools (western, osgoode and U of T). My stats are 3.73 CGPA and 162 (June)/169 (December) LSAT. I heard from Western before Christmas, and obviously I don't expect to have heard from U of T, but i really thought I would have heard from Osgoode sometime in January when they received my december lsat! I am super confused and I have no idea what the problem with my application could be. At the very least, don't feel bad about Osgoode because they haven't given me a decision yet either. Best of luck to you and let us know what happens when you call
  3. How reprehensible is it to call admissions?

    Yeah I did get the email... darn I'm getting some mixed messages about how early in the process it is - some say "its still early", some have said that they've already given out 300-400 offers. Also (while I'm not a shoo-in) my stats have recently gone up. I'm feeling really antsy and I hate doing nothing. A friend told me that he called (a different school) and they informed him that they were looking at people with higher GPAs right then, but that they would get to his application in a week or two (and they did). So that's essentially the kind of response I would like to get out of it. If that's unrealistic, then that's fair. Thanks for answering my question.
  4. How reprehensible is it to call admissions?

    i was realllllly hoping that by posting this I could identify a sacrificial lamb who has gone before me
  5. I hate myself for even asking this, but I'm kinda starting to wonder if my application got dropped behind a desk or forgotten or something. Will they mark my file with a big red X if I call and bother them about when I should expect a decision? I'm told this is a thing that people do and that they actually give you a reasonable answer. Am I being told lies? Thanks
  6. Is it worth worrying at this point?

    when should we worry? I feel like I wake up every monday filled with optimism and then end each week with a stress-induced breakdown.
  7. How to start LSAT prep

    7 sage is awesome for getting started - I highly recommend it I agree that you shouldn't do an actual LSAT after only a couple weeks, there's no real advantage to doing one so early. However, I'm not sure how important your initial diagnostic test is in determining how much work you have ahead of you. I didn't even score my diagnostic because it was so awful. I finished maybe one third of every section and got half of the answers wrong on the ones I answered - so I imagine it was pretty bad. However, once I realized how quickly I had to move through the questions and I learned basic conditional reasoning/logic game set up, I was easily PTing in the low 160s every time. This took around one month of casual studying. Essentially, don't let your diagnostic discourage you. This being said, I do think its a good idea that you start prepping as soon as possible. After the initial massive boost of score improvement that comes from just learning the basics, it's a lot harder to make improvements. I think I could have done much better if I put more time into studying. You don't necessarily need to be doing full tests every day, as you can just drill the sections that you struggle with. At the end of my prep I averaged around -3 on each LR and on reading comp, but analytical reasoning dragged me down because I'm just bad at analytical thinking in general. I ended up -5 on logic games on test day, leaving me with a 169. I am confident that spending a few more months drilling logic games would have pushed me above 170. It takes a significant amount of time to build up competencies that you don't have - especially if you're looking to score 168-172. It's never too early to start. You put 4 years into your GPA. Six months is not too much time to put into your LSAT.
  8. Accepted to U of T 2018

    you people have been driving me crazy by posting about this in this thread (spiking my heart rate for no reason when I see that there's been a recent post)!! But regardless, I don't think a large Facebook group is reason to think that they're almost finished making offers. Its extremely likely that a bunch of the members in the group are actually current students who are there to give guidance/answer questions. I'm sure that the admissions team knows what they are doing, so we should probably just take their tumblr posts as truth instead of trying to draw conclusions from the Facebook group.
  9. reading comprehension help

    Hi there! RC is something I struggled with as well. For a long time, I wasn't able to finish more than 3 passages in the section. I'm going to give you the complete opposite advice from aspiringlawyer123. For me, my problems just had to do with poor timing and overthinking. Someone suggested that I try to just power through the section as fast as I could and see how I did. Initially I thought there's no way that would work for me, but honestly, it was that simple. The first time I tried it I finished the entire section correctly and within 35 minutes. Through mastering my timing, I went from -14 on RC on the June LSAT to -3 on the December one. I highlighted the passages as I read them to keep myself focused, but didn't take notes. I found that I had been spending far too much time on the questions, when my initial idea about the right answer was usually correct. Try not to look back at the passage unless it refers to a specific line or unless you have no idea. And if you really have no idea - choose something and move on! I found that making an "educated guess" at all 28 questions left me with a better score than more carefully selecting the answers to only 20 questions. Try to restrict yourself to around 8 minutes per passage + question set. I know this seems like not enough time - but try to just read the question and immediately choose an answer instead of mulling it over or looking back at the passage. I know this sounds too easy, but your brain picks up on more than you think! Don't overthink the questions. I encourage you to just try this and see how you do. Maybe it will help.. maybe I'm just lucky.
  10. Accepted to Osgoode Hall 2018

    Does anyone know if all the Osgoode acceptances for the day appear on OASIS first thing in the morning? Or is it ongoing throughout the day?
  11. December scores update on OLSAS?

    has anyone's updated yet? mine still shows my june score
  12. Have you taken a diagnostic? Its important to know just how much work you've got ahead of you to get to the score you want. Assuming that you're on winter break now, you should spend some time looking at prep materials/taking a test or two to help you make this decision. Unless you're having a really hard time with the LSAT, I don't think this trip will affect your result much. It sounds like an incredible experience, and you may really regret missing out on it. It will be pretty difficult to study the LSAT full time for four months, given that it is such a mentally draining test. Personally, I found that once I learned certain LSAT techniques, taking a break from studying did not hurt my ability much at all. I wrote in June after studying about 2 months part time, then I didn't look at the LSAT again until October, when I started prepping for the December test. The first prep test I wrote after a three month break scored in the same range that I was consistently hitting before my June test - my skills didn't change much at all (but that's just me - maybe other people have had a different experience) The best advice I can give you is to start prepping now. It can be casual, even doing some prep once a week is really worthwhile. It can take a long time to wrap your brain around certain concepts relevant to the LSAT. I definitely regret not starting earlier than I did. Also, it doesn't hurt to bring a few practice problems on your trip to keep you sharp (my boyfriend did this when we backpacked Europe for two weeks right before his September test - he just sat down at the end of the day and did a section every few days).
  13. Wow! A Christmas miracle! Does anyone know when the new scores will be updated on OLSAS?
  14. Accepted to Western 2018

    in today as well! cGPA 3.69 and LSAT 162/a pending score from December
  15. Definitely don't cancel - especially because you think it went well! If you cancel now, you will always wonder about it AND you will be putting so much pressure on yourself in February (and it seems like that extra pressure may negatively affect your performance on test day).