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  1. If you basically got 35-40 A+s as you allege, then just try not to fall asleep on the LSAT
  2. ^^^ Windsor seems to deliberately filter out applicants who aren't genuinely interested by requiring a non-academic reference - pretty sure this is the only law school to do this. I get it's a social justice school, but when the majority of applicants' best references are profs, they're basically asking people to sacrifice their applications to other schools to include a reference for them that they otherwise wouldn't have.
  3. I see.. I was actually making the same argument as you on an unrelated post, and I do agree that different degrees have varying levels of difficulty. The link you shared had a "join now starting for $5" ad, so I assumed you were dissing the school. Yeah, that definitely complicates things. As you know, America does have a ranking system, and so it's reasonable for Canadian adcomms to place emphasis on that..
  4. I agree it's a fair way to compare, however and again, I think that's the difference between Canadian and American universities. Let's take your rewording and apply it. In Canada, undergrads aren't more or less competitive to get into and so it cancels out the argument. Even UofT doesn't have rigorous admission standards for undergrad
  5. I think that's the difference between Canada and US - no Canadian adcomm would use that line of reasoning and say that since this GPA is from a "better" school, we value it more than a higher GPA from "lesser" school. For example, most applicants on this site who get accepted do not post where the GPA was from unless it was from UofT, and they even get chastised for it
  6. @providence Even if people do "game" the LSAT, which I agree with you happens, you can't deny that it still takes a base amount of intellect to score in the top 20th percentile, or above for those who really exploit the standardization of it, but regardless it serves it's purpose
  7. Mike Kim is great. Bibles are great. You have enough preptests, although I would purchase the 72-81 set if it's available. If not, buy the individual ones for $10 each. I know, I know, what a rip off. But the way LSAC is changing these games as well as the increased amount of info they're adding in LR stimulus' lately makes it worth it to buy the newer material. 7Sage is also good - you really can't go wrong unless you're going with Kaplan imo.. it's still a decent text, but not the best. I would also start meditating and going to the gym at least 5 times a week. Make sure you eat healthy and get 8 hours of sleep. Those suggestions might slash a considerable amount of hours, but the closer you get to test day, the more important performance considerations become instead of studying material. Edit: To organize your studying, I'd do one preptest every Saturday, exactly how it'll be on test day, that is 8:00am, time constraints, and all that. Use the other days to study sections. Some people, and I was one of them, ran through all the material and then applied it on preptests, but if I could go back, I would do it the way I just said. I think it's a lot easier to track your progress (or lack of) by separating your tests by a week rather than banging them out every day. Also, study the test in sections because despite what many say, it's really three mini tests. LR isn't going to help you that much on RC or vice versa, MAYBE for a strengthen, weaken, if that, but likely not.. Point is do LR first (Half the test), then a personal judgment call on RC or LR. This suggestion may not work with my last one of separating prep tests by one week (can't do the first test unless you studied all three or you could but prob a waste), but I'm sure you could work it out (study all three then do tests weekly with alternating weeks of different sections, whatever works for you).
  8. You're gonna be a purple loosestrife expert in no time!
  9. I actually agree with you OP on science courses being objectively harder (I'm in social sciences), but I would like to point out the particularly odd fact that you're OK using that as a justification for a lower GPA on this thread, but you're unwilling to put it in a statement.. Why not? If you're gonna take a position, dig your feet in and hold that shit down. Edit: But I wouldn't spend more than 2 sentences on it if it were included, and I wouldn't put it as it was put in past posts
  10. JohnBordeaux

    ON Paralegal

    I'd say yes, you even seem overqualified, but I'd call the appropriate body (LSUC?) to find out
  11. If you ever need any LSAT help, I'm not a 170 or anything, but I do think I know the ins and outs of the test well enough to offer guidance, PM is always open. There are better people though and those who offer services.
  12. You're completely right, the LSAT is absolutely discriminatory, and while it's even more evident in your case, the same argument has been made for those who speak different languages. While I certainly am not telling you how you should feel about being discriminated against, I encourage you to not focus on that aspect of the LSAT, stay positive, and keep giving it your all. If you can get through this, you're one step closer to YOUR goals. And at the end of the day, you're only competing against yourself. These are your idiosyncratic obstacles and challenges, and they are your idiosyncratic successes when they're realized. I may have gotten past the LSAT, but I never got past it like you're attempting to.
  13. Yeah, I can't even imagine how difficult that must be - I hope they give you more time to compensate because it's hard enough on paper. I do think that you have a unique advantage in this regard though, and you should try to exploit it if you can. Excel has all sorts of neat functions to manipulate data with, so you can definitely try playing "the game within the game." I had one game on my LSAT that absolutely destroyed me, and I'm realizing that if I did it on Excel, I could use the sum equation to keep track of the values of each group after you do the "trades" (need to see the game to really get it, it was last December). Maybe take online Excel lessons as part of your prep, who knows how it could help. Edit: I just saw one comment that I missed. In regards to the all possible worlds approach, that might not be Excel just a strategy that works for some not others. Personally, it wasn't my thing. If you're good at it and always remember to do it when possible (harder to remember on test day), then yeah it can definitely lock down a game and win you some time. But man, I didn't even like doing that with pencil. seems like a logistical nightmare on Excel
  14. Yeah I think we're blurring boundaries here. Paralegals do advocate for some on summary offences I believe
  15. I would look up paralegal capacities; I know them vaguely but not enough to comment assuredly.
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