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« on: June 10, 2005, 04:39:32 PM »
I'll grant that it is possible that is the case, V, but not wholly likely. However, I'm done with this topic and I appreciate your efforts to explain.
I wish I could or could have provided something more.
Anyway, thanks for inserting your thoughts.
« on: June 10, 2005, 04:34:22 PM »
Though I'll admit that all of the sections are important for law school and lawyering and the lsat measures something, (still trying to figure out what it measures) if you could select only one of the 3 that would be most relevant, for the sake of this argument - which section do you feel would be most expedient as an attorney and while studying in law school?
« on: June 10, 2005, 04:27:10 PM »
Yes it was 2.
« on: June 10, 2005, 04:26:35 PM »
The jokes were taken as jokes. The only thing that I found disturbing was the lack of critical inquiry into the causes, which is what I thought your question warranted. This study wasn't conducted for the pure joy of it and I don't believe that people's interest in the subject is purely quantitative. The complete lack of discussion about the causality is most suspect. I don't mind your question at all V -- as I said, I am interested in the topic of education and sex and I've studied it a bit myself. I do mind, however, that no one bothered to get to the point, whatever that point might be.
Okay I undestand your view, but maybe no one can come up with a point b.c. no one knows enough to impute _____ causality? I'm just postulating here, btw.
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:54:53 PM »
As far as I know the LSAT is the only major standardized test that only gives a single score. GRE, MCAT, GMAT (verbal/math/composite) and even IQ tests give a breakdown (let's not talk about the differential in my math/analytic IQ an my crappy verbal IQ!!!) It just seems to me that it would not hurt and would give the schools a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses within any given LSAT score.
I can be wrong to presume such but here they are:
1. They don't give a shat.
2. They don't have the time.
3. They care mostly only about the rankings, which hence compells them to focus on the overall lsat number v. eclectically agglomerating their candidates using other methods. Sure they look at other variables too, supposedly. But, if that was a case in point, then why is it that most of the schools give a 65 -70% credance ratio to LSAT only and the remaining for everything else. I also heard that the law schools just get the score and not a breakdown. Can anyone confirm this?
LSAT is a weeding tool. No Q about it, though I know that's not what you asked. Just saying....
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:47:16 PM »
So I met someone who is studying for MCAT. I don't know too much about the test only that of course it's difficult. But why, or maybe it's just me, is it that these MCAT people always try to justify (without you asking) that MCAT is WAAYYYYYY harder than LSAT? Again though, maybe it's just me. But any person I've ever me, I know not a fair representation of the sample, always act this way!
Has this ever happened to you? And further, is it 'harder' b.c. more people apply to med schools and it's harder to become matriculated?
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:37:35 PM »
Well the first two times I took I was in the military. I went to an academic counselor for advice when I said I wanted to go to law school and he told me the VERY FIRST thing I had to do was take the LSAT. When I asked him how to prepare he said I didn't have to that it was basic math and english. I took it. got the 144. I didnt' cancel because shoot I thought I had done really well because I didn't understand what is going on. The second time I took it I didn't really understand how to prep, I had a Barron's book, and was studying it. It was the about the middle of the war and I was consumed in my job trying to get members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal deployed. Not to mention the proctors kept cutting time short by about 2 minutes a section. Well, needless to say, I got the 146. Found this board and actually started to prep. And noticed significant increases. Not trying to make excuses. Just trying to explain.
Oh, well that makes more sense. GC's are really really dumb for the most part, aren't they? Look man, I know this is going to sound wierd, but why not wait until your scores expire so you'll have your best going in. If you get a 160 now, you can just wait to the other two expire and get into some really awesome schools given ur GPA and military background. The extra wait may pay dividends down the line.
But I heard that even after the 2 year mark, they still average any preceding test scores on the your record so they never go away. Or do they?
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:30:25 PM »
Okay this topic has deviated and I'd like to say a few things.
One: As a former educator, it has been proven statistically and I have observed this in my past classrooms that at times, males perform better than females. Now the reasons vary but I'll say some may be worth considering. It has also indeed been proven that when classes or sexes I should say, were and are segregated, females navigate that ship and in some cases win the race against their opposing masculine ocean liners. If you want to learn more about the reasonings behind this, then do a search on segregated classrooms or sexes in education.
Two: I sincerely wasn't trying to infuse sexism by posing the question. So if any of you took it this way, I apologize. I have some time now on my hands, so I thought I would ask of what about I heard on the news.
Three: For those who can't take a joke about guys being smarter than chicks, CHILL THE F..K OUT! There is always an exception though, if that appeases you. After all, I wouldn't want some people to get their panties or boxers all in a ruff!
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:16:44 PM »
I was a little worried at first, I saw you going in alphabetical order and was thinking you had entirely too much time on your hands. LOL
I know I do now...
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:15:35 PM »
Are we supposed to describe the LSAT in general, or the Jun05 one?
Lsat in general.
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