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  1. 40 minutes ago, capitalttruth said:

    My family insisted on accompanying me,

    I can appreciate their sentiment and wanting to provide support, but I can only imagine how you felt. I was rejected off of the waitlist last year, too. Though, because of geography, I had a phone call for feedback. I would have kindly told my parents to kick rocks if they wanted to be included in that conversation.


  2. 1 hour ago, Riam said:

    Update for anyone who is still following this. 

    I emailed to make sure my files were received as I'm still sitting at Referred for Review and my To Do says "Initiated" on everything. 

    I got an answer, which is the good news. So the file is complete but the email says I will get an update end of February. Not by the end of February, but AT the end. That late in the game is making me think it isn't good news :( 

    Dude. It’s January. Relax. This is by no means “late in the game” come on.

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  3. 14 minutes ago, hopesndreams said:

    Thank you! It was a crazy tumble, my car is written off bu,t fortunately I came out with just a few bumps and bruises! 

    Also - thank you for the reply & advice. I think I unintentionally did this for the test I got 161 on. I only did three full games and guessed the last and managed to get 21 on the section!.. then when I tried to time myself and get all four done yesterday, I only got 15 (I just try and rush through all of it) :|. I think I might stick with your strategy. I think if I can get at least 19/20 on my games, then I can pull off the 160+ I'm aiming for :)

    I echo what @romesmj4515 says. Get perfect on 3, that will bring you around 18 questions. 


  4. 4 minutes ago, shklawjunkie said:

     

    Ya homework tot makes sense but I heard its literally 50 pages per week which is reasonable but I work FT and I am afraid of the possible fallback. I am dedicated to put the work and commit to 50 pages weekly, it's just possibility of falling behind and getting myself screwed because of the fall back. 

    But it is nice to know Yoni will not give up because I am so far from a quick learner with the LSAT, it is hard and I tot get why it is weighted so much heavier than CGPA, it will determine your credibility as a lawyer. LOL I will deff be that person asking gizillion questions and people will think Im dumb 

    Nobody will think you're dumb. If they do, remind them that they too, needed an instructor. Also, I worked full time and commuted from Hamilton each time. I didn't miss a class nor a diagnostic day. It was draining, but worth it. I took the Sept-Nov course that was obviously geared for the November test, but because I spent so much time commuting, I needed the Nov-Jan to finish the homework. Something to bear in mind. 

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  5. 3 minutes ago, shklawjunkie said:

     

    Ya homework tot makes sense but I heard its literally 50 pages per week which is reasonable but I work FT and I am afraid of the possible fallback. I am dedicated to put the work and commit to 50 pages weekly, it's just possibility of falling behind and getting myself screwed because of the fall back. 

    But it is nice to know Yoni will not give up because I am so far from a quick learner with the LSAT, it is hard and I tot get why it is weighted so much heavier than CGPA, it will determine your credibility as a lawyer. LOL I will deff be that person asking gizillion questions and people will think Im dumb 

    It's closer to 30-50 pages per night.


  6. Just now, emtee said:

    Quite literally, yeah.

    & I honestly wanted to chime in because I feel like OP made HR/Yoni/both seem unsatisfactory as they are trying to change their method of study. 

    HR is a great prep course. You just have to be prepared to go to class (at least frequently), do the homework, and attend at least a few of the diagnostics. I personally have gone up from a 131 to a 150 on test day. Of course, I've got lots of improving to do myself, but I could have NEVER gotten to a 150 even, without HR. 

    So if anyone reading this is contemplating HR, go for it! They just put up the schedules for the new courses and there's a new 4-month one. Classes twice a week up until the June test. Perfect for full-time workers! 

    Absolutely tremendous course. 10/10.

    Good luck on upcoming tests!

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  7. Just now, shklawjunkie said:

    I have heard mixed things about HR as I meet someone who said if you fall behind of homework then you're screwed and if you don't get the material the first time then Yoni isn't as responsive 

    In my anecdotal experience, HR was fantastic. I will agree that if you fall behind in homework, that won't be good. But I think that's kind of assumed, no? And not particularly a knock against HR. If you don't do enough PowerScore chapters you likely wouldn't do as well either. If you mean in terms of "get" as in, understanding and not the acquisition of the tangible material, I will have to wholeheartedly disagree. If someone asked a question, Yoni would not move on until he felt that you understood it. He wouldn't let other people interrupt, if you said the typical "uhh yeah I think I get it" he would ask, "are you sure?" With the explanation of material, I haven't had a better instructor. And that includes my four years of undergrad. 

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  8. I echo @NeverGiveUp - you should go to as many proctored exams as you can at HR. Moreover, you don't have to retake the course to use the material? Assuming you still have the books and access to the online system. HarvardReady material is, at least for me, much better than PowerScores and LSAT Trainer. I have used all of them. I would seriously reconsider, but good luck regardless. 


  9. 2 minutes ago, hopesndreams said:

    Update!

    I just got my first 161 on a full timed practice test! .. still struggling with getting all of the games done unfortunately, but making up for it in LR and RC luckily. I was forced to take a two day break (I hit some black ice and rolled my car!) and when I got back into it I wrote a 153, 155, then 161 today! 

    Thanks for all the help! - let me know if anyone has some advice for faster game sections :D 

    Good work! It's good that you're okay!


  10. 3 minutes ago, bebe97 said:

    I didn't get any email regarding a change in my application status. I just checked my OASIS account and it had changed to "in queue for review". Don't worry though. I'm sure your file will go in queue soon!

    But being in queue doesn't mean much anyway. I've been in queue (as well as others) since November. And if I recall correctly, some people skip the queue process and go straight to admitted. All is okay people.

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  11. 1 minute ago, hopesndreams said:

    you're absolutely right with that! - it is a good thing it isn't test day. I never thought I would respond like that to being timed, but holy crap. 

    I am very grateful I did not follow my naivety and just wait for test day to be timed like that for the first time - so thank you for the advice!

    You're welcome - good luck.


  12. 2 minutes ago, hopesndreams said:

    okay - don't judge me on this lol, but is there a fifth section?.. like 4 (2 of which are LR) of the 5 are for marks?.. 

    maybe tomorrow I'll do a timed test starting at 9 - you've convinced me .. but i'm terrified lol!

    No judgement. So there is a fifth one, it is not marked but you don't know which one it is. It has never been the fifth section, very rarely the fourth, though it has happened. Typically sections 1 to 3 will have one. Not that it particularly matters. But you can gauge which one it is. (Have 2 RC's, 2 LG's or 3 LR's). On an undisclosed test like January, you won't know. Though the Powerscore forum does a good job at disseminating information to figure it out. Adding in a fifth section on your own helps for stamina. I am glad I told you now so that you are mentally prepared. There is also a written section at the end (if you didn't know).

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