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  1. Convert your percentage grades using the OLSAS GPA table: https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-conversion-table/ A 79.3% average is likely much further below a 3.7 than you'd think.
  2. Thats what I did. I also drew a line to separate each paragraph's notes so that I could reference them easier when a question stem referred to a particular paragraph. Mind you, everyone I know (including myself) got absolutely destroyed by RC in July so it didn't really matter anyways!
  3. I found using the tablet very straight forward. The thing I didn't like was the glare on the screen from overhead lighting. That and proctors learning how to administer the test for the first time. But as long as you've reviewed the LSAC tutorial you will have no issues jumping right into the test. Some people I know didn't like it when the "five minutes remaining" box popped up and you had to physically close it to get back to the test. Good luck!
  4. I initially thought an MPA/MPP would pair nicely with my B.Sc. since public policy is a very important aspect of scientific research and the industry. But I became more and more intrigued by the law, especially in areas where an MPA/MPP would not be overly beneficial to justify the extra expense. I would say you're probably correct about the JD being more versatile but I'm sure there are many people with better insight than what I can offer regarding that.
  5. I considered pursuing a career in public policy, in fact, I was admitted as an applicant. During this time I spoke with students and graduates who gave me the impression that "rankings" don't matter. However, not all programs are created equally. They differ in length of study, tuition, financial aid, location, and co-op (some have guaranteed placements for all students while others only have enough spots for some students).
  6. My stats are nearly identical. I'm anticipating my July LSAT to be around 158-162 (reading comp. was deadly). After browsing the accepted/rejected threads for the past fews years, I told myself that if I end up below 157 I'll cancel and rewrite 100%... but I'm still on the fence for if I don't hit 160. Do people think a 157/158/159 will still be a safe bet for Western/Queen's with OP's stats?
  7. Everything you need to know is explicitly stated on the LSAC website. Their FAQs page regarding the written component is also very good.
  8. Now having had time to reflect on the test as a whole and thinking about what could possibly come from a complaint, I don't think I'll bother. It's not like it will change my score. Overall the proctors were fantastic. But at the same time, those last moments very well could be the difference between a 159 and a 160.
  9. I'm not sure if this makes me feel relieved or nervous to begin something completely new.
  10. I don't blame the test centre employees because it was also their first time administering the digital LSAT. However, one of the proctors accidentally began the first section before the other proctor finished reading opening remarks/instructions. This resulted in everyone losing at least 15 seconds from the 35 minutes. In fact, after this had happened they advised us that we could submit a formal complaint and that they would make note of it themselves for LSAC. Normally I wouldn't care but I had two more LG questions left at the end, with every game board already figured out... so I'm fairly certain that I could have got the correct answers. Bad luck I suppose! Side note: Did anyone else experience any issues relating to the digital test today?
  11. I'm under the impression that the free retake is only for those who decide to cancel their score. Remember that this time only, you can choose to cancel after seeing your score (They expect to release scores Aug. 28th). Since you have already paid I don't see a downside to writing. The actual test could be good experience. Having written the test once before (and actually studying properly this time around) I'm feeling much more relaxed and confident than I did last time because I've been there and know what to expect on Monday. Good luck if you decide to write!
  12. I can't speak for scoring a 177 but I'd say it is definitely possible for you to see drastic improvements by September. LG is the only section giving you any real trouble out the gate. Fortunately, LG is probably the easiest section to improve on with lots of practice. I personally went from scoring -10 at best on LG to now getting nearly perfect on most practice test LG sections. (Thanks to the techniques I learned from 7Sage). Check out some of 7Sage's LG solution videos on YouTube and see if you also like the techniques.
  13. Sounds like it. Here's a quote from LSAC: "Although the Digital LSAT is intuitive and easy to use, we wanted to provide some additional reassurance to candidates who register for our July 15 test, to help ensure a smooth transition. So, all July 15, 2019, test takers will have the opportunity to see their score and will have five days to decide whether they wish to cancel it. Those who decide to cancel will have the option of retaking the test one time free of charge in the 2019–2020 testing cycle, which extends through April 2020. Details about arranging for these options will be available when registration opens for the July 2019 test."
  14. In terms of law school I've generally heard they don't (I would like to think they do to help justify my high school self choosing to suffer through a pure science degree). However, I know this can be the case for other professional school programs because one of my referees used to work on a medical school admissions committee and she told me they do look at "the nature of one's degree".
  15. I think it's a matter of classroom/lab hours and general discipline difficulty more so than anyone thinking they are smarter than anyone else.
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