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  1. Accepted a while ago I just forgot to make a post cgpa: 3.97 L2: 4 lsat (fall): 160 Will be rejecting
  2. was it pretty easy for you To get a spot? I accepted my offer to UofT and sent in a deposit but I haven’t heard anything back yet!
  3. Ah that makes so much sense!!! It's definitely a good idea for people to be aware of that then. Also thanks so much!! I didn't end up rewriting but I was considering it. I applied for this cycle and have been accepted so thankfully it worked out well for me! Thank you for the video, I'll definitely check it out!
  4. Hey! I'm am by no means an expert when it comes to the LSAT but I can offer some advice: I took an online course with PowerScore. It was done through a program called blackboard. You could hear the instructor talk and see their writing. The course comes with books which have all the lesson information, your homework questions, tips and tricks, etc. The course also comes with a book with 4 full practice tests and a book with 10 practice tests excluding the experimental sections. There's 12 lessons in total, each lasting 3 hours, and some course schedules have a lesson only once a week while others offer a lesson 3 times a week. Mine was 3 times a week so my course lasted about a month. The course is very fast paced. Every time you have a lesson, you're giving a ton of homework which consists of practice questions to complete. They understand that you may not be able to finish all the homework before the next lesson so they give you a list of "essential" homework questions to complete out of all the homework given. Personally, I thought that I may as well just do the course at my own pace and complete all the homework so that I'm getting as much practice as possible. All the lessons are recorded so I would just do all the homework, and watch the next lesson whenever I felt ready instead of feeling pressured to watch it live (only downside to this is you can't ask questions while the lesson is happening but you are given contact info to ask questions at any time outside of the lessons). Once I got the hang of the homework, I started timing myself on the questions as well. Overall, I found the course to be super helpful. It taught tons of important tips and great ways to do questions without taking too much time. With that being said, I definitely did still feel a little weak in some areas, so once I had finished the course, I printed past LSAT questions from sections I was struggling with and did those while timing myself. Then for a while I did practice tests under the same conditions as the real test (woke up at the time same, timed myself, etc.). I find that this is really helpful especially if your LSAT is going to be early in the morning. The LSAT is exhausting and requires a lot of mental endurance, so you really do have to try and prepare your mind for that. The only thing is, don't just do practice tests robotically - check them over when you're done and see the sections which you're not scoring well on or the type of questions you tend to get wrong, and work on those. On the practices tests, I was averaging around 163-168. But on the real test I got a 160 which isn't terrible, but I was still a little disappointed. I'm honestly not sure why my test score dropped. It could be due to test anxiety, it could be due to the fact that I wasn't well rested, or idk if this is just me, but I did find that the more recent practice tests were harder, especially the reading comp sections. I was initially doing less recent practice tests, and when I started doing the most recent ones closer to my actual test, I found my scores were dropping...not sure if that was just a coincidence or due to burnout. Personally, I think any well structured course will serve you well, the rest is up to you and how much time you put into studying and how well you are targeting your practice. I would highly suggest having a consistent studying schedule and sticking to it because once you start taking random days off here and there, things start getting thrown off. I think it's better to study for smaller amounts of time, but on more days, then to study, say, once a week, but for the whole day. It's also definitely important to realize that you can't study all day everyday, because you will burn out and that definitely can affect your performance. It's okay to give yourself a break if you need it! I think 3 months is definitely enough time to practice unless you have a job or something that's going to take up a lot of your time, in which case you may need more than 3 months. Hope this helps! Good luck
  5. Yeah my email said the same thing. I was confused because it implied that there should have been some sort of electronic package attached to the email but there was nothing. I figured that the email itself was the electronic package but now I'm not sure?
  6. Same here! I received the initial email which included some information on dates and accepting the offer but in general it had minimal information. I didn't receive any electronic booklet or anything about the ICLP (income contingent loan program) but I did receive an email about bursaries and upcoming events. Maybe the email about ICLP was only sent to people who qualified for it based on financial needs?
  7. I'm not really familiar with how uni strikes work. I understand that most undergrad classes were affected but what about some of the campus services (libraries, food places, etc.)? Was everything closed?
  8. I don't have a lot to add, but I was in the same position as you really recently where I was set on going to Osgoode but then I started to change my mind. If you haven't already, go see both schools and talk to some students who currently go there to get an idea of what the school environment is like. I feel like actually talking to someone in person is a really great way to gain some perspective on what the schools are like and it definitely helped me feel more certain about where I want to go! In terms of interests, I'm in the same boat, where I think I know what some of my interests might be, but I'm not entirely sure and I'm willing to keep an open mind. For me personally, Osgoode seems better in terms of its variety of courses, clinics and experiential opportunities, but UofT seems like the better school in all other areas (again, this is just my own personal opinion). At the same time, UofT does offer some external programs and clinics that fit some of my interests so I came to the conclusion that despite UofT not having such a large variety of courses and clinics like Osgoode, the pros of going to UofT still outweigh the pros of going to Osgoode. Of course everyone is different and for you, the pros of going to Osgoode may completely outweigh the pros of going to UofT, especially if UofT doesn't really offer much opportunity for the kind of law you want to pursue. It really just depends on what you're looking for. Hopefully my decision making process seems reasonable and helpful, otherwise I have some more thinking to do as well! 😂
  9. Thank you for your response! It sounds like it’s a pretty decent option
  10. Don't know if this helps, but I recently talked to someone at TD and they said for LOCs, they don't typically expect students to have a lot of credit history, the main thing they're looking for is whether your credit score is good. I would highly suggest talking to one of the banks that UofT has negotiations with!
  11. Was accepted in January, just never made an actual account until today! cGPA: 3.97 LSAT: 160 Congrats to everyone else 😊
  12. Hey guys, I'm currently looking for living accommodations downtown and Grad House seems like a good option for at least 1L. I'm wondering if anyone who's lived in Grad House can give some insight into what it's like (e.g. quality/size of the bedrooms, location, community, and whether the price is worth it compared to other options). Thank you!
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