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  1. Got an offer on Monday CGPA is around 3.5 (4.33) and L2 is around 3.7 (4.33) LSAT 165 and 171 have already accepted UBC, good luck to all who are still waiting for an offer
  2. I live in Acadia Park with my wife (it’s family housing so you can only get in if you’re married, common law, or have a child) and it’s a dream. We’ve got a beautiful apartment, 1 bedroom and den, deck, and it’s right on the edge of campus with all family housing surrounding you so no parties. She’s doing the teaching program this year and I’m going to Allard in September. For anyone in a similar situation I would highly recommend it, way cheaper than renting off campus and beautiful location and units.
  3. A 163 is a score that puts you near the 90th percentile. This is a blessing and a curse. Because you’re starting with a solid understanding of the test you won’t make progress as quickly or dramatically as those who start from a lower score. Also, prep courses and basic materials won’t do much for you because, again, you already understand the basics. That being said, with some effective study techniques, a lot of in depth review, and a lot of hours put in you can definitely improve. In my experience as an instructor and tutor for the LSAT, most people around 160-165 haven’t yet mastered logic games to the point of scoring perfect on the section and this should be your first area of focus. After that, take a look at the specific question types that you struggle with in LR and do a lot of practice on those question types (usually it’s assumption, flaw, principle, and parallel reasoning). And while doing these things, do a minimum of one reading comp passage per day (RC is by far the hardest section to improve one and really the only way to do it is to do A LOT of it, so 1-2 passages per day is a good way to get through a lot of material). Typically 6-8 hours per day, 6 days a week for about 3 months will get you a good amount of improvement as long as you are using effective study techniques. I went from 165-171 using these methods.
  4. For UBC it would depend on your GPA after drops. They drop your 12 worst credits (if you have a full degree). Their median GPA after drops is 3.8 and LSAT is around 166. Use the calculator for your GPA and chances on the Peter Allard thread on this website it is quite accurate.
  5. More info would be very helpful. What is your gpa? LSAT? Do you think it would be reasonable for you to improve your LSAT? Generally going back to improve your GPA isn’t really feasible as most schools won’t take the extra courses into consideration as @Luckycharm noted. Usually your best bet is to improve your LSAT and then tailor your applications to schools who’s admissions make your application the most competitive that it can be (L2, B3, omitting some low grades, holistic etc.) woth some more details I might be able to recommend some schools, LSAT tips that would help.
  6. Need to edit this as I forgot that UofA averages LSAT that would make my LSAT 168 (165 and 171)
  7. Just got the email with a scholarship. GPA ~ 3.68 for L2 LSAT is 171
  8. If you call admissions they will give you your confirmed GPA after drops once they’ve calculated it.
  9. To establish that I am an “expert” as you say... official LSAT was 171 and I am a prep instructor and private tutor. LG: use the 7Sage app, every time you do a game compare your set up to JY Ping’s. if you didn’t get it right, redo the game from memory a few days later until you have the proper set up memorized. Why do this? Because Logic Ganes are all about pattern recognition. If you memorize the most common inferences and set ups then your speed increases drastically. How do you do this? You do a shit ton of logic games, untimed, until you master making inferences and detailed diagrams. Once you master this untimed, then the timing will come naturally. There is no “quick fix” for LG speed. If you aren’t a master at inferences and set ups, you will not finish the section with accuracy...period. LR: you need to be able to finish the first 15 question in 15 minutes in order to finish the section with accuracy. Work on hitting this benchmark first. Once you can do this, hone in on specific question types that you struggle with and practice them. Any prep company pretty much will have a book that separates LR questions by question type. I used the power score one for my prep. RC: you are not reading for the details, you’re reading for the layout. It’s open book... you don’t need to remember anything from the passage, you just need to remember where to find it. Some people make a “road map” in the margins, others create a mental road map. It is however easier to start by making physical notes for practice. And you are going to need to re-read sentences or even paragraphs at times in order to fully understand how they relate to the rest of the passage. DO NOT skim. You will just spend the time you saved trying to understand the passage during the questions. Read the passage until you fully understand how each section fits under the unbrella of the authors purpose (why are they telling you this stuff, why should you care about what they have to say?). How do you practice this? You do a shit ton of reading comp passages, untimed, going for perfect accuracy on the questions. The more you do, the faster you get. Schedule: 1 PT per week, 1 day of review (blind is probably best), 2 days untimed practice (LG, RC, difficult LR q’s), 2 days times practice (full, times sections), 1 day off. Good luck.
  10. Cold diagnostic generally implies taking the test with no prior knowledge. In my opinion this strategy was designed by prep companies to ensure that you improve from the diagnostic to the final test of the course so that you feel like you are getting your money’s worth. I think that one should do about 1 week of studying and take a look at each section and the basic strategies before doing a diagnostic.
  11. Anyone have an info into tracking into political positions?
  12. Vest or no vest? french cuffs or regular? single or double Windsor? Hope this becomes a fun debate
  13. Cold diagnostics are pretty much a waste of time. You’re much better off learning the basics and then taking a diagnostic
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