« on: October 17, 2007, 07:20:32 AM »
I will be willing to pay 20,000 dollars for 180. With score that high and my current GPA, I could probably get a full ride at one of the schools around where I live. Now that would be nice.
Ah, he's gay. That explains it since everyone knows that gays are really bad at explaining stuff. It because they prefer to just beat around the bush.
Nice gay bashing dude. I hope you are having fun with the delete function, your are up to 2 posts on account. Care to try again with your crap?
There are several things you must do well in order to succeed at RC:
1. You need to get the gist of each passage. If you can't do this, than global questions will kill you. In order to improve, I'd suggest thinking of each passage as 4 or 5 LR stimuli back to back. Don't just skim through the whole thing. Read and force yourself to understand a paragraph before you move on to the next one. Practicing on old tests is fine for this. Eventually, you will get to the point where the underlying structure of the passage is easily grasped, and your time will improve.
2. You must be able to read quickly, and with a high level of retention. My advice for improving this is the same as for the last point. You just have to stay engaged the whole time you're going through the passage. Here's a trick I used: when I found myself losing focus, I'd force my eye lids open wider, and force myself to stare really intently at the words on the page. For whatever reason that helped me concentrate. Anyway, again, as long as you're strategy is sound, you'll get faster with practice.
3. You need to get good at hunting down answers in the passage. With highly specific LR questions, ('each of the following is mentioned except...'} don't just stare at the answer choices waiting for something to jump out at you. Read through them, and then zip to the portion(s) of the passage that contains the information you need to kill off answer choices. The suggestions I mentioned earlier, combined with lots of practice make this pretty easy, but you have to get in the habit of doing it. Although the RC section has a lot of questions, you should never have to guess.
4. You need the mental endurance to not only stay on your game throughout the section, but also enough that you'll be fine if it's the 5th section on the test. If you're not already doing so, I would recommend reading voraciously prior to taking the test. Newspapers, books, especially magazines. Whatever. This will also increase your reading speed.
Going law school and practicing law are two different things. Ask any attorney they will agree with this point. There is barely anyone who fails out of law school because they initially scored 150 on the LSAT. As long as you get that JD and be smart doing business, you are going to be ok.
OK, your first line is called a straw man, I never made the arguemnt they were the same. My argument in simple form is this.
1. Lsat correlates with grades
2. grades in turn determine the optionsyou will have available following law school (specifically, the high paying jobs are more available to those with good grades)
3. Law school is expensive and requires a reasonably well paying job post graduation in most cases for it to be financially viable
Conclusion: Therefore, you ought to think long and hard about whether you shoudl go to law school, because financially nonviable lives are unpleasant from what I hear.
Note something, I did not say he should not go to law school, rather the fact that he is scoring in that range should give him pause to consider whether he ought to. I am by no means tyring to crush someone's dreams as I believe one poster put it, I am simply tryin to help a person from rushing headlong intop what for many people is a very expensive mistake. Especially as Iam unaware of OP's life situation. One can take a gamble with personal fortunes that is simply reprehensible if one has a family and children..
Lastly, to the poster that says .4 is a small correlation, I woudl remind you it is the largest correlation for any predictor of first year law school grades. Also if you read social sciences literature, .4 looks like a sufficient condition compared to some of the meager correlations studied by technical literature.
Going law school and practicing law are two different things. Ask any attorney they will agree with this point. There is barely anyone who fails out of law school because they initially scored 150 on the LSAT. As long as you get that JD and be smart doing business, you are going to be ok. Come on, this is just another stupid test. I don't think just because one person can get 170 on the LSAT that they will be gauranteed to succeed in law school, much less in real life where you have to earn money by doing business. I used to have few friends who scored nearly perfect on the SAT, I never thought they were smarter than me. I have a friend who scored 177 on the LSAT, I don't think he is any smarter than me either. He is very slow in many other things. (I can explain many LR questions better and faster than he can) Plus, when we were both pre-med in our freshmen year, I used to tutor him. lol
Judging from your 'tar, you look like a pretty cute chick, but judging from your past posts, you sound vapid and your explanations are not good at all. The few acceptable explanations you have posted are just rehashes of other people's explanations. While I agree with you that a high lsat score doesn't necessarily guarantee success, I do believe that you have been bamboozled, hoodwinked, run amok! Led astray.
Ever consider that perhaps you were being conned by your friend "who scored 177" because he was out to tap some fine, young, asian booty? I do that all the time, with a nearly 100% success rate. When I'm interested in a girl, I pretend to be "slow and clueless" around her so she doesn't view me as threatening, manipulative womanizer until she has already given up the poonani. In fact, one of my most successful ploys (guys take note) is to get the girl to "tutor" me in some easy class, like the ones required for pre-med majors, long enough for me to make my moves. Once I've achieved coitus, I move on to my next target.
PS. Did your friend succeed in getting some poonani from you? I know I would have had you in bed within a week. JBH