« on: June 13, 2004, 04:17:06 AM »
I have never been a great test taker, add to that I have a undiagnosed
learning disability. I have done fairly well in College, I got A's on the
classes I liked, (including Business Law) but not so well in other classes
I didn't care about. Well that's besides the point, I am just trying to show
that I am not stupid.
However, this LSAT is killing me. I'm scheduled to take it on Monday
June 14th. (I am not seeking extra time, that won't help much)
The problem is I started studying for the LSAT about a week ago.
Somebody gave me some pretty good advice and said take the test
and take as long as you need and try to get all the answers correct.
Well I spent about an hour and a half on each section, and the
best I could do under these liberal conditions was the 50th percentile.
BTW, I used Kaplan's Book as a guide to answering questions.
I took more and more tests, eventually getting my time down to
35 minutes per section. It's now Sunday morning, the day
before the dreaded real test, and the best I can do so far is
the 28th percentile.
All I need is the 10th percentile to get into the law school I want.
I do not think under actual test conditions, I will even be able to
My question is....How well, How accurately does the LSAT
represent how well I will do in law school? I think it's completely
bogus. The logic games are a joke, and I've had several
lawyers tell me that fast reading comprehension is the last
thing you want to do as a lawyer. These lawyers however
scored very high on the LSATS and went to very good schools.
These lawyers state that time should not be a factor when researching
a case. Deliberate, accurate results is what they are looking
from paralegals and law partners.
Since my score is so bad, should I just give up on this dream I've
had since I was 16? (btw, I am 40 now)
I just don't see any correlation of the LSAT to how good of an attorney
I'll be. However, if I am only scoring in the 28th percentile on the LSAT's
does that mean I will most likely never pass the bar exam?
I would appreciate any feedback. As of now, it doesn't look
as if I am going to take the grueling LSAT If there is doubt
I can even score in the 10th percentile.
Again, I'd appreciate any advice...and good luck to
all Monday test takers!