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    Getting a bad grade in Fall 2018

    I liked your previous post and I'm neither as harsh nor anywhere near as experienced and knowledgeable on law school or the legal profession as theycancallyouhoju, but I do agree that stress management and self-awareness are very important. You're obviously very academically proficient given your GPA and the fact that you've gotten into a ton of law schools already this early in the cycle. But your anxiety and fears are causing you to self-sabotage. People who wouldn't have given a second thought to you beyond "wow, those are some good stats, good for them" if you'd just posted some banal questions and in the acceptance thread are giving you harsh comments and thinking less of you. I'm not saying they're right to do so, and I do get where you're coming from to some extent, but this is the reality of what's happening. And like theycancallyouhoju says, this is something you can change. Not for the sakes of those posters or for getting a job, but for your own mental well-being. From personal experience, constantly being stressed and worried over things isn't fun. It sucks and it drains all my energy and attention, essentially creating a self-fulfilling prophecy when what I fear is not doing my best or, worse, failing entirely. Getting a B+ isn't going to wreck your chances at law school or your legal career. But being perpetually anxious about this and any other perceived failure just might chip away at the benefits you can accrue from them, both in terms of your personal capacity and others' perceptions of you.
  2. I ate an extra large bag of chips.
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    Getting a bad grade in Fall 2018

    I mean, there's a difference between "slacking off" and getting a B+ instead of an A+ and slacking off and going from an A to a D average.
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    Timing for Queens Acceptances

    Well, it's already 2018, so I'm afraid that time has already passed. But I think Queens mentioned in their email that first acceptances come out in January.
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    Getting a bad grade in Fall 2018

    That makes sense since UofT bases admissions decisions on your B3 GPA, right? Not sure how much your last year of undergrad affects admission at law schools that use CGPA, though.
  6. Soo what I'm getting from this is that law students are neurotic and highly argumentative?
  7. Just got woken up by the call! 3.84 GPA 174 LSAT Last name X, didn't write either of the optional essays.
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    Getting a bad grade in Fall 2018

    @Megbean123 I know we're both just two strangers on the Internet, but I wish you all the best and I hope you feel better over your break!
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    Getting a bad grade in Fall 2018

    Are you currently being treated for your anxiety, etc.? If you're worrying this much about something that's not a problem at all, I would start looking into things beyond self-management like therapy. Apologies if you've mentioned doing these things already and I missed it, in which case I would definitely bring these things up with some kind of mental health care provider.
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    Accepted to Ottawa 2019

    Status changed just now to Admitted! 174 LSAT 3.84 OLSAS GPA
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    Getting Married in Law School

    But especially lawstudents.ca!
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    RC - Help

    I don't have much, I'm afraid. I did well, I think, but I read a lot in general and didn't find RC a difficult section for me, so I worked on it very little compared to LG and LR. As for my strategy, I didn't spend much time poring over the passage during my readthrough. Instead I read through it quickly, then looked at the questions to see what sentences I should be paying deeper attention to.
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    RC - Help

    Depends what you're struggling on? There's no One Great Trick that'll push your RC score up without any effort, no.
  14. Honestly, as a 0L, my jaw dropped when I saw that first reply. I'm just glad people were quick to jump on the first poster (and whoever started backing them up) before what they said could get too far.
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