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Studying for the LSAT / Male Female Ratio
« on: June 09, 2005, 05:24:49 PM »
Hey all,

I was just wondering if any of you have ever come across any accredited stats on what the ratio is between male and female lsat takers of which gender scores higher, say like a 5 or 10 year period, or even the last 3 years.

I'm just curious. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help w/ Logic
« on: June 09, 2005, 07:51:07 AM »
Here is how I like to explain it.

A-->B-->most C


all As are Bs


most Bs are Cs


no As are necessarily Cs so there is no valid inference

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet explanation!  Thanks a lot. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Proctors shorting us
« on: June 07, 2005, 07:25:43 PM »
A similar thing happened to me when I took the test in October 2004. The proctor who kept the time just looked at the clock on the wall and interpreted "35-minutes per section" to mean "30ish-minutes per section." On section 1, we were only given around 31 minutes. People complained, but her way of compensating was to give us, like, 40-minutes for sections 4 and 5. I wrote to LSAC, and the only thing that accomplished was holding up my score. Ultimately, LSAC wrote back to me, something to the effect of "the proctors notes indicate that the proper time was alloted for each section." So, filing a complaint didn't really help me in the long run, although I did send an addendum along with my applications mentioning the proctor's gross incompetence and my complaint with LSAC. But, I did end up taking it again (instead of cancelling, like I should have).

I am so so sorry to hear that happened to you.  Thanks for sharing.  I did call them and the rep. was NOT very helpful.  She was very general but strongly encouraged I file a complaint.  I really don't see how this will help me now but I bet it will help future test takers.  Thanks for sharing your story.  I really appreciate it. 

Anyone ever hear?  I'm thinking it's not viewed positively.  Nonetheless, what would you do? 

We were shorted and I'm deliberating calling LSAC.  I've already posted a thread about this yesterday and for those who didn't catch it, it was between 40 - 43 seconds on the 1st 3 sections.  After many people complaining, after the break, the proctor switched timers and all was better.  WE STILL have issues though with the first 3.  And she DID NOT recompense us on the last 2.

So if I report, do the ad comms. know that I reported and if they do, how do you think they would view this scenario?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Proctors shorting us
« on: June 07, 2005, 06:31:30 AM »
according to my proctor, the proper procedure according to LSAC would be to let you work on those sections for however much time you were shorted after section 5 was completed.

This basically amounted to nothing since it took a while to find which question you were on, remember the scope of the RC passage, etc.

In the end I think it ended up costing me 2 questions which would have amounted to 1 more point on my score.

My room was an overflow room, so there were only 15 or so of us in the room.  with that few people affected, I assume LSAC wouldn't really care even if 100% of the people complained.  Plus the proctor did consult with the "head proctor" in the main room during the break and said that giving us the extra minute in the end was what was dictated in the LSAC manual.

You made some valid points as to why you didn't.  However, our proctor did not recompense us so I'm thinking I'll be calling shortly.  Do you think Ad Comms. look down on us for complaining?

Even though June's didn't go as well as I had prepped and planned for, it was MUCH easier than Feb.s, I feel.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Proctors shorting us
« on: June 06, 2005, 07:48:45 PM »
something similar happened to me in October, but the proctor realized their mistake and tried to compensate at the end.   I didn't report anything to LSAC, I figured it would be an exercise in futility.,10209.msg150333.html#msg150333

My q. to you SN if you don't mind me asking, is why you abstained from reporting? 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Proctors shorting us
« on: June 06, 2005, 07:48:06 PM »
Even if it is futile, at least you can make an effort to see if something can be done. Try at least. I don't understand such passive behavior.

Trust me, I will not be passive on this one! 

Unfortunately such a note doesn't count in the US News rankings.  I'd report, but not sure if it will help that much. :(

Well, the question I pose is:  Would it make a difference to an adcom commitee?

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