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  1. Yes! Absolutely. Study hard, do not give up! You can do it. Some of my friends have retaken courses where they received Cs. I know that a bad mark can weigh down your GPA. Is it viable for you to retake your 3 worst courses? Maybe consider that. It is a bit more work, but I think it would better your chances (it shows a change in you, and that you are putting in effort and motivated to succeed, or so I heard and believe). Keep studying for the LSAT though. Never give up if law school is your dream!
  2. I know a few people who have gotten in with a lower GPA (3.0-3.3) but a higher LSAT (155-158). It is hard to compare, because they had a lot of ECs, but they also did not have substantial medical issues. You can submit a letter of "extenuating circumstances" when applying to explain why your grades were below what you could have otherwise obtained.
  3. Hi First, congratulations on beating cancer! That is amazing and very inspiring! I am so sorry that it impacted your performance on the LSAT Did it influence your decision to pursue law? Maybe, in your PS, you should mention how difficult it was to fight (I assume it was) and how it shaped your life. I cannot even imagine going through something like that. I feel that, because you have a valid reason, they would be more lenient with your score. What sections are you having difficulties with? If it is one specific area, maybe you can practice that area if you intend to rewrite (for example, logical games). I think you should just give it your best shot if you do not intend to write again. If you do, try to target your weak areas. Make sure you have a really good PS, and I think you will have a good shot! Make sure you do not limit yourself to one school. I really wish you the best of luck with your application!
  4. Cgpa is 3.71 If you mean my best 2 years, it is 3.74 (on 4.0) I had 2 'low' semesters, mostly because of my first (I was unwell) and another where the prof, who taught 2 of my courses, was, uh, not willing to give anyone above Bs, and I'll just leave it at that. I finished my degree though! @ryn thank you, what I do is I go to the library every day to get away and escape. I cannot stand being home. I have a strong feeling writing the LSAT, and a work week with normal hours (i.e. finding a new job), as soon as I can would be my ticket out.
  5. Hi I am so sorry you did not hear back How many past tests have you done? Maybe you need to do more. Personally, I am a slow learner. I need a LOT of preparation before I can perform very well. I know people who literally bought a study guide, did 3 tests, and managed a 160. This is not me at all. Maybe you should change up how you are studying. If you are weak in LG, maybe you should spend more time practicing LG. I have found 7sage very helpful, I purchased the ultimate. I think what I struggle with is trusting myself, sometimes you have to move on with 90% certainty. Also, what helped me, was learning to skip questions. I can spend a solid 5-10 minutes on one question, only to get the answer wrong. In the end, all the easy questions are worth just as much as the hard ones. Also, why are you burnt out? An anecdote: in my 4th semester, I literally crashed from sleep deprivation, around my very last exam. I couldn't function and actually failed because I was so exhausted, even though I new my stuff better than anyone. I would say write in October, November, and Jan. Plan to write all 3. I am writing in July even though I intend to cancel my score, and I am writing on many dates so there is less pressure on me to do well the day of my exam. I feel like you really put in the effort, and maybe your anxiety (?) got in the way of you performing well. I feel like it is really stressful for you and that you put a lot of pressure on yourself. Be kind to yourself! Don't give up! Again, I really think it depends where you are struggling. My weaknesses may not be yours. But, maybe they are (which is why I provided some of them). Maybe film yourself when you do your PTs to see where you go wrong. Good luck studying! If you don't hear back this summer, I am confident that you will get in next year!
  6. Thank you for your advice! I see a therapist once every other month, it’s all my insurance covers. I’m also going to look into getting another job, I work a lot of unpaid overtime, and given how little I make and how much I work I can’t afford to do anything now.
  7. Hi About a month and a half ago, I took charge of my life. I dropped out of a graduate program I hated and actively began working towards my dream of studying law. I did not quit, I made a choice about how I wanted to spend my life. I am currently studying for the LSAT exam. My parents have been giving me absolute hell since I did this. They keep talking down to me, and demotivating me, just because they cannot stand that I do not want to pursue the career of their choice (they really pushed me to enter the program I did). Every time we interact we fight. I cannot afford to move out, yet. I am working a job I absolutely despise to save for law school. I want to quit. I took a leave of absence until September to study for the LSAT. I really need a lot of time to study. During my undergrad, I have had a lot of mental health issues because of my home environment. And I would leave, but I cannot afford to, financially. I pay for my own food, study materials etc. myself, which is fine. I just didn't expect their reaction, I thought they would be way more supportive of my dreams/happiness. I just feel like I am decaying mentally and don't really know who to turn to. I really want to do well on the LSAT, pursue my lifelong dream of studying law, move to a new city, and restart. I figured, it's one more year, but every day it gets harder and harder to keep myself motivated, out of bed, focused, and I just don't know what to do anymore
  8. You should pursue whatever you are most interested in! I personally believe that when you are interested in something, studying is a lot easier, as are getting good marks! McGill is not going to discriminate based on your degree But, I do think that science courses would help you if you are taking the LSAT (at least they've been helping me so far, I took a bunch as electives bc I think it is interesting). Artsydork makes a great point, essays are very subjective, and the TA's are usually critical (at least in my personal experience). I personally did a commerce degree which also opened many doors for me, in terms of jobs. Can't say I liked it as much as I thought I would but I balanced it with fun/diverse electives from all departments. Also, remember if all your courses are essay-based your papers will be due within the same week whereas finals are usually more spread out (at least that is how it worked at my uni). As for ECs, I think anything research-related would help, involvement in clubs/societies, and some volunteering. You have to be a 'humanitarian'. I think everyone has really great points! I hope I was helpful in my reply and I wish you the best of luck, I am sure you will do great
  9. I will probably apply to U of O, UBC, U of T, McGill, Osgoode, Queens, Dalhousie. But, it really depends on how well I do on my LSAT.
  10. Hi everyone I’m looking for a study buddy near me. Some perks: - I am super nice - I’ll share my study materials (ps bible, 7 sage, library wifi password) - I graduated already, I guess I’m knowledgeable? Let me know
  11. Thank you, I will keep practicing and keep going. You better know that at 7 days a week I have a good GPA -- ironically, it is exactly 3.7 on the nose. So I can go to law school haha I find that if I *really* go through the exam, and every single line in the MCQ, it takes a very long time. I am doing But I tend to over-dissect things, and I'm anal about details, I like to know exactly why each response is wrong/right, so it takes me a long time to respond to them.
  12. Bachelors in commerce. I really mean it when I say I worked for my grades. I just put in my share of the work. Idk I guess I just feel really bad about myself after taking the first LSAT? I am not someone 'naturally smart'. I already have v low self-confidence, and feel worse after this test, and really down. I want to pursue law though. I always have. I included my breaks. I feel like I literally would have been better off guessing the same letter consistently So your score did improve with lots of practice? If I actually go through 50+ practice tests, I should be prepared, correct? And yeah, I think you're right, but if I get into law school I know that my sacrifices would be well worth it
  13. Hi everyone, I just completed my first LSAT test In 4x the length given, I only got about 25% of the questions right. The only section I am not concerned with is the LG. The section I am most concerned with is the reading comp. I am SO discouraged. I just started studying. But, I am super committed and willing to do whatever it takes to get into law school. I am in a great university but worked consistently hard to achieve my GPA. I am likely the hardest working person I know, but school/studying never came easily to me. I am extremely diligent in my study habits (think going to the library every single day of the week, without a single weekend off, to keep my GPA up). I was thinking about registering for 7 sage, and bought the powerscore prep book. I wanted advice for general study methods, and how you think I should proceed. Please let me know what you think.
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