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Mensa membership and applications

Postby bjc314 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:14 pm

I used to be in mensa, and can still renew my membership but its rather expensive for a broke-ass like myself. Would doing so be beneficial on my app?

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:19 pm

No. In fact it is shocking how low of an LSAT score (95th percentile or higher) qualifies one for membership. 95th percentile on the LSAT is about a 167. President Obama scored 171 on his LSAT according to one website, while others just specify that he scored at the 98th percentile & another website points out that those who write that Pres. Obama achieved a 169 or 171 are incorrect because different scoring was in effect at the time he sat for the LSAT.
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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby JurisDoctorate » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:28 pm

Source on the Obama LSAT?

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby dooterdude11 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:29 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:No. In fact it is shocking how low of an LSAT score (95th percentile or higher) qualifies one for membership. 95th percentile on the LSAT is about a 167. President Obama scored 171 on his LSAT.



How do you know this?

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Knock » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:30 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:No. In fact it is shocking how low of an LSAT score (95th percentile or higher) qualifies one for membership. 95th percentile on the LSAT is about a 167. President Obama scored 171 on his LSAT.


I'm in great company then!

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:30 pm

Mensa boost is probably as large if not larger than the URM boost.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:34 pm

dooterdude11 wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:No. In fact it is shocking how low of an LSAT score (95th percentile or higher) qualifies one for membership. 95th percentile on the LSAT is about a 167. President Obama scored 171 on his LSAT.



How do you know this?


Ya, it's my understanding he wouldn't release this when asked.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby canuck » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:35 pm

You only need a 163 in Canada lol. Looks like a big scam to me. Membership benefits include prestige, exclusivity, self-confidence, and friendships....

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:36 pm

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:36 pm

Well it was published on the internet so it has to be true.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Destined » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:37 pm

bk1 wrote:Mensa boost is probably as large if not larger than the URM boost.


hahaha . wow doing some research into mensa it is an huge scam! I had been thinking you had to be a genius to be in it and its only 95 percentile on the LSAT (which is still difficult to do) but i definitely wont be "wow"ing when someone says they are a member anymore

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:40 pm

Usual qualifying standard is top 2% of an IQ test, but that is adjusted for the LSAT because the testing group tends to be more intelligent than for standard IQ tests.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby bjc314 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:46 pm

Wow, I didn't realize that you could use LSAT scores for admission, and I'm surprised the qualifying score would be so low. At any rate, its a totally worthless organization--you basically pay $100 a year for a membership card.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby bjc314 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:48 pm

bk1 wrote:Mensa boost is probably as large if not larger than the URM boost.



You know this how?

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:53 pm

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:56 pm

Shawh wrote:
bjc314 wrote:
bk1 wrote:Mensa boost is probably as large if not larger than the URM boost.



You know this how?


He was completely and utterly sarcastic.


If you look through LSN you find the people who used their LSAT to get into Mensa often get into way better schools than their numbers justify.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby beachbum » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:00 pm

If I was an adcom, I'd count Mensa as a black mark against anyone ludicrous enough to throw it on their resume. But maybe that's just me.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby canuck » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:06 pm

beachbum wrote:If I was an adcom, I'd count Mensa as a black mark against anyone ludicrous enough to throw it on their resume. But maybe that's just me.


+1

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby pattymac » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:30 pm

163 LSAT for a memby to Mensa in Canada? Source?

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby canuck » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

pattymac wrote:163 LSAT for a memby to Mensa in Canada? Source?


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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

Most TLS posters don't realize how intelligent they are. Scoring 168 or above on the LSAT shows unusually high intelligence.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Adjudicator » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:12 pm

Is there any benefit to joining Mensa or it is just a pretentious sort of thing?

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:13 pm

There are social benefits.

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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Ragged » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:16 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:No. In fact it is shocking how low of an LSAT score (95th percentile or higher) qualifies one for membership. 95th percentile on the LSAT is about a 167. President Obama scored 171 on his LSAT according to one website, while others just specify that he scored at the 98th percentile & another website points out that those who write that Pres. Obama achieved a 169 or 171 are incorrect because different scoring was in effect at the time he sat for the LSAT.


Wait. You can get Mensa membership from LSAT? I thought that was just IQ...

Just checked their website.... pffftt its so overrated if that's it. 167 isn't even a good score.
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Re: Mensa membership and applications

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:16 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Is there any benefit to joining Mensa or it is just a pretentious sort of thing?


You get so much pull from stupid people who think you can help them on their taxes.




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