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I, the pessimist....
« on: September 17, 2004, 12:36:39 PM »
So I guess I am more of a pessimist than an optimist, but especially so in this situation.  I am taking the October LSAT and was wondering, worst case scenario, if I could even get in to a law school with something as bad as a 150-152.  Also I was wondering if anybody knows if something like membership in Mensa would help in any way. 

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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2004, 12:43:25 PM »
Well, maybe I'm just naive, but I'd think that if you have a membership to MENSA then you're not going to be scoring in the low 150s...


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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2004, 12:43:55 PM »
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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2004, 12:44:39 PM »
what's MENSA?


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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2004, 12:49:34 PM »
youd be suprised ekc364... thats the mentality I had when I first approached the LSAT but I havent tested that well so far...  :-\
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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2004, 12:49:51 PM »
Yeah, if you can pass the IQ tests to get into MENSA you should be able to come close to acing the LSAT...

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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2004, 01:04:09 PM »
Not so!!  Unless a 163 is your def of acing the lsat.  MENSA guideline will accept the lsat as an admissions test with a score of 163 or better. (I'm 90% sure this is the score...someone posted it on the studying for the lsat board a while back with a link to the mensa website.)  Granted, 163 is a decent score, but not what I consider acing!

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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2004, 01:08:38 PM »
Exactly Jacy... and furthermore, I got in to Mensa with flying colors, not even 98% but 99%, yet did comparatively horrible on my SATs.  I am scoring way below expectations and I dont know why.  I am taking the October LSAT so I was wondering if Admissions would notice what many of you have pointed out: In order to get in to Mensa I must, despite my score, posses some of the strengths and attributes the LSAT tests.
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Re: I, the pessimist....
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2004, 01:47:15 PM »
Well, I think it just reaffirms taht the lsat, as much as some people would love to think, does not actually test intelligence.

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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2004, 06:34:41 PM »
Does Mensa actually have meetings or do anything?  Or is it basically just in existence so people can say 'I'm smart, how about you?', 'Yep, I'm smart too.'  I'm not trying to criticize anyone for being in Mensa, I'm just curious.