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Studying for the LSAT / Re: ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE THE LSAT
« on: June 10, 2005, 12:19:03 PM »
Bluetooth, you cheating bastard.  One word per person.

 8)

Go ahead Blue Tooth.  Keep em coming.  I know I said one word.  It's okay if you insert them though on seperate threads!  lol   :D  Oh my bad, I didn't stipulate that in my initial thread.  But then again, I wasn't thinking of it either.  Anyway, the more the better.  Just want to see how you guys perceive the test with one word, if possible.  It's tough to come up with one word to depict this WHOLE process, isn't it?  At least it is for me.  I thought this would be a nice deviation from thinking about Monday and our score arrivals.  Nonetheless, the the procession continue....

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Male Female Ratio
« on: June 10, 2005, 12:14:27 PM »
I have been very interested in this information for the past couple of months.  Since I read this thread, I figured it would be an ideal time to actually look up the information that I thought was true.  I had heard men score better on the LSAT.  I thought it was strange since most of the higher ranked schools have an equal number of men and women, and an equal number or more women actually take the LSAT and matriculate to law school these days.  In any case, here's a study that shows what several studies I read say.  Men score at the extremes in pretty much every test and/or academic performance setting, meaning there is a higher percentage of men who score in the top 90th percentile of the LSAT similarly there ar is a higher percentage of men scoring in the bottom 10th of the LSAT, putting the large proportion of women in the middle.  Does this indicate that men score higher?  Perhaps, but at most it says, there are a larger number of men who score in the top ten percent.  That does little to prove or even validly indicate that men "do better" in general.  Perhaps there's a higher percentage of men than women in the bottom 10% than there is men than women in the top 10%.  We're just going to have to keeep on guessing or researching if we want to know.  I did find it striking that despite this truth about men/women scoring, law school grades delivered the same results which indicates to me that the LSAT is at least a somewhat fair indicator of law school performance.  The higher grades of women and men in undergraduate schools translating to their performance in law school was less causally linked than LSAT.  The results came out to be a higher percentage of men in the top and bottom ten percents and the higher percentage of women in the middle.  Interestng

You can check out the site if you're interested.  This is the most relevant, though there are several studies on the site
http://darwin.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty/guyot/testingatextremes.html


Have you considered the possibility that perhaps schools don't want discrimination matters, which is why mostly they select equal gender amounts or roughly equal?

Also, I do think men score higher, generally speaking.  Not sure though how much higher though.

And to whom pointed out that what I heard may not be relevant to LSAT.  True.  Hence, my query / original q.   :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Male Female Ratio
« on: June 10, 2005, 12:11:46 PM »
And to others....  what is baff style?

Also, what does Tag mean?  I've seen it but never asked? 

tagging a thread means they are just posting in it to get it in their "unread replies to your posts" list. This way they can easily keep track of a thread they find interesting even if they have nothing relevant to add. Baff is a guy on this board who tags frequently in other sections of the board, hence baff-style.

Okay.  Gothca!  Thanks for provingding me the info. jwilcox.  Really appreciate it. :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE THE LSAT
« on: June 10, 2005, 12:09:52 PM »
I'm tied between Serpentine and ball-busting, though ball-busting isn't one word, unless we can count the hyphen?

I like 'haunting.'  Daunting... at times

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Got my score.....
« on: June 10, 2005, 03:00:49 AM »
Okay so you just screwed the poll O.P. that we had going a few days ago! 

Yeah, you suck.   :D

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Studying for the LSAT / ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE THE LSAT
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:59:23 AM »
Go ahead people:  Pick your adjective.

I'll refrain for now.   ;D

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To answer the O.P., I got 3 in Feb. and 3 in June.  Ball busting, I tell ya!  ;)

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I had 2 going, in the event if one chose to deliberately not cooperate with 2 back up batteries to the side of them, which were easily accessible.

Paranoid, some would say, but I clepe it as detail-oriented.   ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Male Female Ratio
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:41:47 AM »
I think men tend to to a little better on standardized tests generally, while women tend to do better grade-wise academically, at least in high school.

However, there's obviously so much variation within each group that this is pretty much irrelevant.


I actually heard this on the news the other day that males do better on standardized tests than females.  Thanks for your input AmandaH.  And to others....  what is baff style?

Also, what does Tag mean?  I've seen it but never asked? 

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in the last game and on the 3 or 1st section of RC?  Does anyone know?

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