« on: February 19, 2010, 03:50:17 PM »
I agree. Probably it is the best predictor there is available right now, but not the best predictor possible. I have been successful in every test I studied for so far but was not very successful in LSAT, despite 3 months of day and night studying for it and practicing. I still got into 86 percentile but that was definitely not what I was getting at. The main reason I did not do well was that I did not have enough time to think. I am a little slower on thinking front than other people, but way more fruitful on the results on this thinking. It was this slow but ingenious thinking that allowed me to reach academic and professional success over my peers similarly to how a proverbial turtle hit the finish line before the hair. So now this quality that has been instrumental in my prior success and will probably be in the future is now a huge disadvantage in a test that is supposed to simulate the conditions of achieving professional success. Putting somebody in a hotbox to resolve arcane logical problems does not predict success in a legal world any more than an ability to quickly count the number of toothpicks that just fell on the floor predict somebody's ability to succeed in mathematics. All in all, it could be the most retarded and most serious math-incapabale person in the group who did the best and quickest job in counting the toothpicks. No disrespect to retarded people but I hope you get my point.