I dunno any answers to any of those questions. I'm 41. Are the two related? In 1988 I got a "perfect score" on the Logical Reasoning (aka "logic games") section of the GRE -- yup, a perfect 800, 99+% -- but now that I'm "studying" for the LSAT, my WORST section is Logic Games. It's one of those things where, either you know that you have the right answer, or you know that you DON'T KNOW the right answer. But in the last eight games that I've tried -- comprising two different fully timed sections, at a test-prep center -- I've known literally zero answers. Eek. What happened? Is this a usual thing for "oldsters," the ability to "keep it in your head" sneaks away? I always "get" the game, when I either (a) have the time to figure it out or (b) have it explained to me or (c) read an explanation. But right now I'm not "getting" it ON MY OWN in a TIMED CIRCUMSTANCE, although I USED to do quite well at that. Eek again. I think I'm more concerned about the rapid and precipitous change itself, than I am about the raw score.So I was originally thinking of staying here in my home town because I could live with family -- Tulane, Loyola (New Orleans), hopefully not Southern (what is its real name, Southern University in New Orleans? something, it's low low low tier), maybe commute to Baton Rouge for LSU. But then I talked with mommy and daddy about funding (don't you just love permanent non-repayable loans from parents?) and it seems they might be more supportive of me attending a higher-tier school than those choices. So I haven't looked around. I can build a pretty good case for me being a First Amendment / Free Press advocate (experience in publishing, journalism, blah blah) or, by extension, Intellectual Property. But I don't know what I "want" any more than an average undergrad does, since I don't actually KNOW what you "do all day" as such-and-so a type of lawyer. My grades and undergrad record are great, my LSAT USED to be good (though it is now plummetting, see above ...), but my recommendations are garbage. I keep getting fired from my work for "failing to fit in" or "not being happy here" -- read, I am not challenged by idiot-proof work! -- so I can't rely on anyone writing anything good about me from the last fifteen years.I guess that makes me a "non-traditional" student. Any thoughts?
I find that in my work situations, people who are dumber, less capable, and more poorly educated than me, nevertheless also have some kind of "certificate" (usually in something lame, like "word processing" or "website content") that places them one or two tiers above me; subsequently, idiots above me note that I am capable yet uncertified, and this offends them (since those certifications and consequent abilities were so hard for THEM to come by) and they lash out by making my work situations counter-productive. To put it simply: Petty little tyrants who don't like smart folk. So I end up with the best brain in the office, doing the worst work; soon enough I "don't fit in" or am "not happy here" and some distant director-type thinks "he doesn't value the money we're giving him" or "he isn't committed." And because I'm low-down the totem pole, I never GET UP to where my abilities COULD be demonstrated. With a law degree I get to either (a) be supervised by smarter people who don't RESENT but rather VALUE productivity, ability, etc.; or (b) parachute in at a higher level than the grunt-work which has thus far stymied me.