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You're confused on the meaning/reguirements of general correlation.

As long as I'm busting your balls, 'reguirements' isn't a word.


Take your SAT (say, 1200), divide it by 1/2 (600), drop the last zero (60), and add a one in front (160) to get your predicted LSAT score, plus or minus 5 points (155-165). 

It's a wide range, and you're not necessarily bound by it.  For example, you may have been very unprepped for your SAT, etc. 

1200 divided by 1/2 is 2400.  But we know what you meant.

I heard it was just the math section that correlated.

But it's not all HS students... SAT takers may be a larger subset, but they're also self-selecting.

Law School Admissions / Re: Crucial Question For Achilles Last Stand
« on: October 23, 2007, 12:35:14 PM »
I'm talking about the part of ALS starting at 4:50 in (5/4 time, meaning five beats per measure)

vs. the part of IMTOD starting at 3:45 (3:27 in the video below) with three normal 4/4 measures followed by a 9/8 measure (4.5 beats).
The rest of the song is kinda slow.

Is there really a correlation? I find it somewhat implausible, because say you got a really bad score on the SAT, and you prep for the LSAT for a year, you're telling me that person won't get a good score because the SAT was low? I really don't understand how there can be a correlation when you can do well on either one by preparing adequately. There has to be people out there who have a low SAT, high LSAT or vice versa.

Composition fallacy.  You can easily have outliers in your regression but maintain a valid correlation.  In layman's terms, the correlation has no effect on an individual's scores, but when we look at all the LSAT takers as a whole, we see their LSAT scores generally correlate to their SAT scores.

Law School Admissions / Crucial Question For Achilles Last Stand
« on: October 23, 2007, 12:16:16 PM »
OK, dude:

The 5/4 'march' section from your namesake or the 9/8 bridge from In My Time Of Dying... and why?

Law School Admissions / Re: 2007-2008 Fee Waiver Roll Call
« on: October 22, 2007, 11:47:56 AM »
Alabama - Oct 22 (email)

Fee waiver AND Free $20 iTunes giftcard for applying!

..also got Columbia today.

Step 1.  Contact Princeton Review via telephone or their website
Step 2.  Find out
Step 3.  Small profit

The problem there, Wallace, is that there are plenty of articulate, highly motivated, decent or better teachers who did score above their threshold, which they view as the minimum necessary comprehension level for the test.  So they don't even need to look at you.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2007-2008 Fee Waiver Roll Call
« on: September 07, 2007, 10:28:11 AM »
University of Illinois, email, Sept. 7

Don't worry, press the continue button.  It takes you to the 'and how will Monsieur be paying today?' page.

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