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  1. That's amazing. Wow! We'll see how I do.
  2. A few things to note to answer your questions: I haven't taken the LSAT yet and my GPA (3.2) is well below median which is why I said I'm considering all of the options. I'm not sure what my L2 is but letter grades are all A's and two B+'s in my last two years if you exclude my study abroad term in England during my last semester. Once the LSAT is taken and I have a score under my belt. I'll either score well enough to get into one of the Canadian law schools I applied too for fall 2018 or I'll have to wait a year to apply next cycle which will give me lots of room to improve on the LSAT. I know the LSAT is a very hard test, that's why I'm already considering the options of if I don't get the right score because through studying for it, I have noticed how difficult it is. I've been PTing in the mid 160s so far but that wouldn't be helpful until I get an actual score seeing as scores can and do dramatically drop on test day. I'm signed up for February. This post is in fact entirely hypothetical, mainly to acquire some form of insight from people who maybe have been in a similar position in the past and carried through. Not having a US citizenship is also something I considered which is why I've only applied to Canadian schools with some hope that in the future, I would be able to acquire the opportunities necessary to move and practice in the US. The admissions office at McGill and UBC have told me their students get to sit for the bar in California or NY so I felt hopeful at the ability to someday practice in the states. I'm simply now considering, if my attempt this time around fails, that with a sufficiently high LSAT (acquired through hard work, of course once again not devaluing how hard the test is) I could acquire a big scholarship to a US school. I'm also aware the T15 matters a lot in the states. But the posts I've seen on those US forums with splitters has made me hopeful of attending a school like UCLA or Northwestern. I'm not gunning for Harvard or Yale so that isn't even a discussion worth getting into. Once again, I want to say I know nothing which is why I made this post. I'm sure there are people on here who are much more informed than I am so I'm asking for some insight due to realizing that acquiring a really good LSAT score can grant you a scholarship to a T15 in the states. My dream in the end is to practice in America. I'm not sure how I'll get there, but I'm all for looking at the several options I have beforehand. The possibilities. Thank you guys.
  3. reading comprehension help

    I do pretty well on RC untimed (-2/-3). Timing is an issue for me. The same thing that works with LR applies to RC through effective skipping (once again, for me). I just practice reading AND understanding the paragraph in 4 minutes everyday during my commute to and from work. I'm timing myself and reading RC passages then I ask myself questions about the passages. I also have this LSAT app that uses real question from very very early test (1-10 I think). I don't remember if it cost money, but anyway, it lets you know if you got the right and wrong answer and why. It's really been helpful for me as due to time preparation constraint, I can't focus on RC like that and am moreso devoting my time to going -0 on LG and -2/-3 on LR combined. So these commute readings is the only time I can dedicate to RC. Doing so, I've been taking timed practice test and scoring much better on RC simply from doing this during commute since October. Try it and lmk. Also reading dense dense, boring material helps too in terms of understanding. I'm noticing RC is actually the easiest section if you learn to actively read and really UNDERSTAND what you're reading and WHY you're reading it (aka what is the author(s) saying?) Hopefully this helps. Sitting for FEB lsat too. Good luck!
  4. Hi. Thanks so much for the insight. I'm very conflicted, I will PM you!
  5. Hi All. So I'm taking the February LSAT with hopes to get into McGill amongst several other choices. Either way, I'm considering other options as well because the end goal is law school and becoming a lawyer -- period. I've been lurking on the US law school forums, because my goal in the end of it all is to practice in America. I'm aware some JD degrees in Canada allow you to sit down for the bar for certain states (NY with McGill for instance). I'm also aware that the US has incredibly HIGH tuition which is my main reason to not do it. However, from glancing over the US forums, I'm realizing a really good LSAT (if you put in the work) + good grades (even in some cases, OK grades) can get you a huge scholarship (Somebody got 90k with 2.9 and 178 LSAT to Northwestern). So I'm wondering. Depending on what the outcome is this time around (I applied to a lot of Canadian law schools so that would be if I get in nowhere) and I were to retake in June or September (and kill my LSAT let's say). Should I just apply to US law schools and see if I can get big scholarship money OR should I keep applying here, do my degree and eventually sit down for the bar for NY. I'm trying to think economically here as well. I am fortunate enough to have my family finance my education, but I still would feel really bad attending U of T (40k+) vs McGill (>4 because I'm from Quebec). But if I were to get a big scholarship from an American school, maybe it is a possibility to just skip directly to that? I would also have to bare in mind that I would not get to practice in Canada either. I'm not sure how the US to Canada interchange works either. All in all to say, my dream is to work and practice in LA or NY in intellectual property. I'm aware our law schools here in Canada are amazing and the tuition much more affordable, but if the end goal is US -- what is really the best move? Thanks!
  6. Thank you all for the helpful advice. I truly appreciate it!
  7. Thank you! I'm focusing on full length starting next week to get my timing under control and I drill whatever I'm having a hard time with. For the past few weeks, I've been doing untimed full tests and going over the answers slowly to see where I messed up so I don't do it again.
  8. I'll try that. Any specific strategies you looked over for this? Thank you x
  9. Hi guys. Currently studying with the 7sage for Feb LSAT. I'm plugging in a weakness for Parallel Questions either method of reasoning or flaw. What is a method you use to fool-proof these kind of questions? Thank you
  10. Hey guys. So I've compiled strategies for LR, LG and RC for the last 4-5 months. I've been playing games with my studying before then so I won't count that. I'm aiming for 170+ on the LSAT because I have unrealistic expectations so bare that in mind. Realistically, 160+ would be good. Anyway, I'm sitting for the February LSAT and I have 6 weeks left.I'm wondering if I should focus on taking timed sections and everyday for LG, LR and RC respectively (ex: day 1 LR drills, day 2 RC drills, day 3 LG drills or week 1 LR drills, week 2 RC drills etc) everyday or take a (1) full length tests everyday. I'll be blind reviewing them. I feel like I've been wasting my time on learning theory and need to focus on practicing. Raw score was 142, currently PTing at 158-162. Thoughts?
  11. Or is it like OLSAS where they convert it to their own scale? Thank you
  12. Same here! Will take in Feb. Good luck
  13. Wow this really turned into an entire thread lmaooooo
  14. But no one is promising anything, I'm saying it does not hurt to try. I never once said law school is happening. Heck, what do I know? I'm not on the admissions committee. Mind you OP has not even written the LSAT yet. If he/she doesn't get in this year, but law school is the aim -- work hard and do what you have to do and try again next year. That's all I'm saying.
  15. Also the December LSAT is a BAD idea. If you know you have a poor average, focus on studying and giving yourself enough time to score within the right range so you'll score similar on the test. I have spoken to top scorers on here and most of them emphasize on time and practice. It's a marathon, not a race.