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  1. Hey guys, I just used a tool named lawstudents.ca to calculate my L2 and it comes up to 3.68...do law schools round up lol? I know the average L2 is 3.7 but like I'm so close....yet so far. Really stressing out.
  2. Oh okay, thank you so much for responding!
  3. Hi guys, does anyone know what sort of documentation one should submit if trying to apply under the access category given facing major financial disadvantages all throughout post secondary schooling? For e.g. Western University leaves it on to the applicant to decide what documentation suits their access claim, but it's a bit confusing when it's regarding a financial burden. Thanks.
  4. Okay sounds good! I blog about all things beauty and skincare, sustainable living, etc. I thought it would be an interesting thing to add to the application under the artistic tab in personal activities. It's more of a stress reliever/something I do for fun to get my mind off things.. would that be okay?
  5. I have a question about the sketch, under "extracurriculars," it gives you the option for listing any personal activities (reading, blogging, etc) that you may want to outline. This seems appealing to me as I don't really have any experiences with joining clubs or teams during uni, but who exactly do we put as a verifier for those types of personal activities?!
  6. Hey guys, I'm a bit confused about the extracurricular tab on the OLSAS sketch.. I don't really have any ECs like joining clubs but can I still list personal activities that I like to do during my free time? For e.g. reading, watching documentaries, blogging, etc.? If so, who would I list as a verifier for these types of "personal" activities? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  7. Hey guys, This may seem a bit silly to ask but when we are filling out the autobiographical sketch information, where exactly do we put the names of the verifiers that can verify each activity that we list..? I don't see any tab to put the name of the verifier, so do we just include their name and/or contact information under "Description"? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  8. Same! would appreciate a reply. Do they want us to upload our high school trancripts? 😕
  9. Hi, University of Alberta requires applicants to notify them of their academic history, including both high schools and universities. On the launchpad, under "upload materials", it gives a list of the documents we are supposed to provide including transcripts from high schools. I was wondering if that is necessary, or do they only need to see a transcript from the university you attended? Thanks!
  10. Hello! Would anybody be willing to edit my personal statement(s), and CV/Resume (in terms of format etc.). Any type of help would be much appreciated. I would generally get some help from a university's resource center, but I graduated back in 2018 Thanks!
  11. Thank you so much for taking the time to thoroughly reply back ! To refer back to your question about RC, I am both struggling to finish all 4 passages AND I am getting trapped by trick answers. Partly my fault though, because I didn't think RC would be a section I'd need improvement on as it's something we all have done throughout our lives... But, unfortunately it is a section that aggravates me. I know a lot of prep courses teach you to think of the mainpoint/POV/themes when reading the passage, but I still end up focusing too much on each passage and STILL get the answer wrong. For BRing, I do review my answers (just once though) before checking the actual answer for each question. Once I figure out that it is the wrong answer, I quickly log on to the Manhattan Prep website and read through why the answer I've chosen is wrong - this, I think might be the wrong approach. I will definitely take your advice and review my answers more than once before I check the answer. I do, in fact, focus on each section equally. But I think I should devote more time to each section individually, like you mentioned. Thank you again. I just hope all these tears are worth it in the end lol !
  12. I drilled LR and AR sections the most because those two needed extreme studying on my part. I used the PowerScore Bibles for that and also watched some YouTube videos when it came to being stuck on certain logic games. When I review a certain LR question, I try my best to get it down to two answers, which the correct answer is always a part of. But I always select the wrong answer. Currently, I am looking at Manhattan Prep for help with LR. What I feel I might be doing wrong is that I automatically go on to the Manhattan Prep forum to try and figure out why I got the answer wrong, whereas I should be trying to figure it out to the best of my capabilities first... I am also running out of prep material. I cannot go over the material I have already reviewed because I always remember what the correct answers are out of memory.
  13. Hi guys. I wanted to come on here in hopes to get some advice. I started studying for the LSAT in 2018, on and off, and the first diagnostic score I got was a 141. I was able to increase that to a 147 a year later (used Powerscore Bibles, Khan Academy, and took a Oxford Seminars course - which by the way, did NOT help much). I took a break from studying (I was unmotivated and disheartened as my score was so low), and I decided to get back to studying 4 months ago. I gave the May LSAT flex and scored a 145. I'm not sure where I am going wrong!!! I am doing everything that I can to study for this test. -- doing timed and untimed practice tests, going over why answers are right and/or wrong, etc. I do, however, feel like when I am giving a practice test, my anxiety severely interferes and I am not able to fully concentrate on the material. But I feel like the amount of studying that I have done so far should be building my endurance by now...I do feel like I have improved on logic games, but I still struggle with LR and RC. I am so disheartened. I know law is really what I want to do. I have a CGPA of 3.5 and my last (best) two years is 3.8. The LSAT is really killing my motivation. Can someone please recommend any other strategies that I can try? I JUST CANNOT BREAK OUT OF THE 140s!!! I've seen a lot of people talk about hiring a private tutor, but I've spent so much money on courses that do not actually help me. Plus, with this whole situation we are in right now, I wouldn't be able to afford to hire one. I've heard a lot about 7sage. But I really want to get my money's worth this time. Also what is more stressful is that I see so many posts on here of people stating that they went from a 140 diagnostic to a 160 in ___ amount of weeks. Clearly, the LSAT is not my cup of tea, but I just feel like I am doing something wrong while studying for this test as I am not seeing the same results. I don't think studying for this test should be as frustrating as it is for me right now.
  14. I have tried emailing a couple of profs in the past..not sure if it is just me but some of them straight up refused to write me one just because they don't remember me enough. I mean that makes sense, since it would be hard to write a strong reference letter about a student you don't really know much about Thank you for your response!! ❤️
  15. Hi guys! I had a general question regarding letters of recommendation that are required to apply to pretty much every law school in Canada. The issue I have is that I graduated university back in 2018, so I'm not really considered a "mature" student as of yet, which means I most definitely need a reference letter from a prof. But, I am a bit worried as I did not really have much of a close connection with any of my profs. I mean, I did talk to a few during their office hours, but I doubt they'd remember me if I emailed them asking for a reference letter now. I have pretty strong referees outside of the academic world, but I am really stressed as almost every law school in Canada requires at least 1 academic reference letter. Can anyone provide me with some help on how to go about this? thanks!
  16. So do you think I should use older preptests to practice individual questions with and then use the more recent preptests to take full, timed practice tests on?
  17. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone can provide me with some advice on which preptests to do section drilling with. Today, I used Preptest 9 to drill a few LR sections and I found the questions to be extremely HARD and I was finding myself getting frustrated with each LR question. I am wondering if older preptests are generally harder than newer preptests, or are they the same? Would it be smart for me to use old preptests, like preptest 9, to practice with? If not, can anyone suggest me more recent preptests to practice with? Thanks!
  18. Hey! So I've recently been narrowing down on my choices for law school and I realize that Ryerson now has a law school. I was really excited as it is close to home and would be perfect if I get admitted. However, I'm a bit discouraged because I understand, from their website, that their approach is more business/technology based - whilst I took double majors in Political Science and Criminology (I know...typical). I mean, their approach is very appealing to me - I love the aspect of merging business and technology with law, but do I even bother applying to Ryerson then? I have no knowledge related to their approach Do you think those with undergraduate programs within the business field would have greater priority than me? Also, the interview aspect is throwing me off as well. Anyone whose done an interview for Ryerson Law, could you perhaps lend me some advice in terms of what to expect?
  19. Hi, I'm a bit stuck on how to approach writing a personal statement - would anyone who has already written and/or submitted their statements be able to help me out with some examples? For instance, did you talk about a specific life experience and revolved your whole statement around that experience or did you have several life experiences and tied them all together, etc. I am not sure what the rules and regulations are, but would anyone be able to share their statement with me somehow? Obviously, I would only be using it as a guideline.. Secondly, how important is the CV? Can someone suggest what might look good on a CV (I'm not one of those who had various jobs associated with law, rather than just one admin assistant job at a law office). Can someone suggest examples of volunteer experiences that they've done so I can look in to those and get some experience as well? Thanks!
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