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  1. polisciundergrad10

    is registering for CAS really necessary?

    oh okay! well, all the better then since I'm only applying to Ontario schools. Thank you!
  2. I'm wondering how necessary is it to fork over the extra money for this "CAS" registration and why/how it makes my life easier if i do? It just doesn't seem to be explaining clearly to me through the LSAC website and i was wondering if anyone here could explain it's usefulness to me? Thanks!!
  3. polisciundergrad10

    Best LSAT course?

    I haven't actually done my LSAT yet so I can't give you an extremely knowledgeable response, however I studied the powerscore bibles a few months ago and was finding the books don't explain things that well, at least in my personal opinion. I recently enrolled in 7sage and realized how much better it is that the PS bibles, its so clear and well explained and the material is all organized in such a practical and efficient way. Definitely recommend 7Sage over Powerscore but that being said, it all matters on you personally and what works for you!
  4. polisciundergrad10

    confusing question about cgpa

    Yeah I unfortunately found out about petitioning off first year grades too late as well, it is really annoying how it isn't common knowledge at York. I found out in third year and was told by the department that it's too late to apply for it... If the F is going to show up in my cgpa regardless then I really don't see a point in even retaking the course then
  5. polisciundergrad10

    confusing question about cgpa

    Yes, the school I attend to does have the policy that they will replace the grade however I believe the old grade is only replaced once you finish the course. So, i suppose the best bet for me would be to take it anyways and see if maybe some late rounds will take into consideration my final grades at the end of May.
  6. polisciundergrad10

    confusing question about cgpa

    Wow really? So, is it really worth it for me to even retake the course if it isn't going to replace my failed grade and instead just focus on l2 schools? Or should I just retake it to be on the safe side?
  7. polisciundergrad10

    confusing question about cgpa

    So I took this one 9 credit course in first year which I failed and so it has been dragging down my gpa (without that course I'm at a 3.5 and with it I'm at a 3.2)I am retaking it this year (my final fourth year of my degree) I have a pretty decent L2 gpa (3.7) so I'm not worried about L2 schools, but for cgpa/hollistic schools I would much rather my cgpa stay as high as possible which is why i'm retaking the course to replace my fail with most likely an A. However, my question is will law schools take into consideration that I am retaking the course even though it wont actually replace the grade until i'm finished the course at the end of fourth year? Will my cgpa still be including the F when law schools are looking at my cgpa and not realize I'm trying to retake it to rid of that one bad grade or will they notice the course is being retaken? Thanks for the help guys i'm just worried about the big difference in cgpa based on this one course!
  8. polisciundergrad10

    September vs November LSAT?

    2 months is only enough to study for the LSAT if you really put your all into it. I understand how the York strike may have affected you by throwing off your schedule but i also think you should've taken the time off university as time to focus on the LSAT. Just recommend you start studying asap if you're planning for the September LSAT because there is a lot to study and if you aren't familiar with formal logic and the logic game strategies, it may take you a while to really understand that concepts and then have them become second nature (Which is what needs to happen if you want a high LSAT score to make up for your low cgpa) I'm saying all this because we seem to be in similar situations!
  9. My cgpa is on the lower side (3.5) so I am counting on my lsat score to be very good in order to get into some of my top choice schools. I originally planned on taking the September lsat (and I've registered for it too) I've been studying the powerscore bibles the past few months (not rigerously, maybe an hour or two every other day) and realized I wasn't seeing results I wanted in my PT's so I just enrolled in 7sage 2 weeks ago and now I'm seeing phenomenal results! I am understanding the material so much better now, but because 7sage offers so many lectures my "study schedule" is saying I need to take 30-40 hours a week to study. I'm always working 30+ hours a week and I still manage to study 5 hours a day but I still find myself getting really tired and I'm worried I'll lose motivation soon if I keep going on like this. Now that I've discovered 7sage I have been thinking of changing my lsat date to November but I'm worried it'll effect my chances of getting into law schools because it's a later test date, and I'm also worried about getting a low score and being unable to take it again for this round. Sorry for the long explaination but basically I just want advice on what to do! Should I take both September+ November, or just November, or what??? Thanks for any help!!! (Also, my ideal score I'm aiming for would be a 165, and so far my highest PT of 4 has been 154 but I can definitely predict 7sage will help my score very much as I continue it)
  10. polisciundergrad10

    LSAT sections

    I think you mean books like powerscore? I personally read each book until I completed it then moved to the next section but I don't know how well it worked for me because now that I want to do some PT's I feel like I've forgotten what i learned back in the the first books.. so i'd recommend going back and forth like how the sample study schedules for Powerscore suggest in their setup.
  11. polisciundergrad10

    thoughts on the 7sage entry level course

    Thanks for your advice guys! I think I will start with the lower level and just pay the difference as I continue.. it's really useful they give us that option!
  12. I already spent money on the powerscore bible and studied them, but I want ton continue with 7sage (but also don't want to spend a ton more money). Would the entry level online course that's $179 be sufficient or is it worth it to invest in the higher level courses with more resources available?
  13. So I finished studying the LSAT bibles and now i want to practice drilling questions/practice tests. My question is what would you guys recommend: should i sign up with 7sage to both experience the online class plus have access to a bunch of PT, or just buy PT booklets on amazon? Also are there any good LSAT drill question booklets anyone could recommend? I would appreciate any suggestions!
  14. polisciundergrad10

    Does any law school actually have a quiet law library?

    Well, the reason Osgoode has that policy is because there are 3 other libraries on campus that non-law students can use, so this justifies reserving the Osgoode Law Library for Osgoode students only. I myself am not a law student but really needed somewhere quiet to study so I would sometimes sneak into that library, but their policy has gotten much stricter this year and I am unable to do so anymore. This doesn't upset me though because I understand that law students may need a more quiet and professional space and some undergrads might not respect this or understand it's importance. Law students studying around other law students makes a unique environment in which the students all understand each other's study needs and thus respect the sanctity of the library where as the other library on our campus, "Scott library" is much harder to focus in because people are eating, talking and being loud even though there are tons of signs not to. I totally understand that you think libraries should be public and I agree, however when there are three other libraries on campus for the non-law students I do believe law students can have their smaller and quieter library for themselves.
  15. polisciundergrad10

    Does any law school actually have a quiet law library?

    Osgoode's Law Library is very quiet and they just recently have been really enforcing the no non-law students rule so there are only serious students within being very quiet and respectful to others study needs.