Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

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Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby notaznguy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:07 pm

So I was looking at other threads and someone mentioned that TLS users are not representative of the average law school applicant or the average law student. As a matter of fact, TLS is self-selective of the higher end of the law school applicants and students. This is supported by the prevalence of 170+ LSAT scorers or high 160 LSAT scorers that post on here AND the users that allegedly had dedicated and successful studying habits.

What makes TLS so fond that it naturally attracts the top spectrum of law school applicants and students?

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Re: Why does TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:08 pm

because we actively disparage applicants who cannot gain acceptance to the top schools

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Grizz » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:09 pm

notaznguy wrote:What makes TLS so fond that it naturally attracts the top spectrum of law school applicants and students?


Obnoxious strivers tend to both score 170+ and do more research.

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Re: Why does TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Grizz » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:09 pm

fatduck wrote:because we actively disparage applicants who cannot gain acceptance to the top schools


Is VanderbilTTT at Top Lawl School now?

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Re: Why does TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby notaznguy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:11 pm

rad law wrote:
fatduck wrote:because we actively disparage applicants who cannot gain acceptance to the top schools


Is VanderbilTTT at Top Lawl School now?


LOL

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:11 pm

notaznguy wrote:So I was looking at other threads and someone mentioned that TLS users are not representative of the average law school applicant or the average law student. As a matter of fact, TLS is self-selective of the higher end of the law school applicants and students. This is supported by the prevalence of 170+ LSAT scorers or high 160 LSAT scorers that post on here AND the users that allegedly had dedicated and successful studying habits.

What makes TLS so fond that it naturally attracts the top spectrum of law school applicants and students?


Top Law Schools.
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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby tallboone » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:13 pm

false premise

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Re: Why does TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:15 pm

rad law wrote:
fatduck wrote:because we actively disparage applicants who cannot gain acceptance to the top schools


Is VanderbilTTT at Top Lawl School now?

i'm only going for the radness

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Re: Why does TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Grizz » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:15 pm

fatduck wrote:
rad law wrote:
fatduck wrote:because we actively disparage applicants who cannot gain acceptance to the top schools


Is VanderbilTTT at Top Lawl School now?

i'm only going for the radness

Let's do it up bro

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:20 pm

Alright-law-schools.com never took off?

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby notaznguy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:21 pm

tallboone wrote:false premise


Premise: Prevalence of dedicated, studious applicants on TLS.
Premise: Prevalence of high 160-170 scorers on TLS.
Conclusion: TLS is self-selective of top law school applicants.

Diagram:

Valid: PDSA and P170 --> SS
Contrapostive: - SS --> - PDSA or - P170

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby KibblesAndVick » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:26 pm

I think the life blood of the website is that it provides excellent LSAT advice for free. The mindset is to score 170+ which is not the focus of most of the test prep you'll find in LSAT classes, books, and other websites. I can't speak for everyone, but I found TLS when I started googling info on the LSAT.

Also, it provides you with a group of peers who have the same set of goals. I went to an unimpressive state school. There weren't too many kids gunning for high LSAT scores or debating the pros and cons of the best schools. It's like sitting with the other nerds during lunch.

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Bronte » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:27 pm

The forum is designed for top law school applicants (and, increasingly, top performers at top law schools) and the culture reenforces that. Further, those that are more driven are more likely to spend time in forums discussing law school applications, etc. Finally, those with strong credentials are more likely to sign up and post rather than lurk.

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby citykitty » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:27 pm

KibblesAndVick wrote:It's like sitting with the other nerds during lunch.



This is totally why I'm here.

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:28 pm

thesealocust wrote:Alright-law-schools.com never took off?

it was ken's first choice, but it was taken by domain squatters

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby tallboone » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:29 pm

notaznguy wrote:
tallboone wrote:false premise


Premise: Prevalence of dedicated, studious applicants on TLS.
Premise: Prevalence of high 160-170 scorers on TLS.
Conclusion: TLS is self-selective of top law school applicants.

Diagram:

Valid: PDSA and P170 --> SS
Contrapostive: - SS --> - PDSA or - P170


Both of these premises are false. TLS its fair share of dedicated applicants and high LSAT scorers but it also has a ton of morons and liars as well. Perhaps more of the former, but definitely enough of the latter to make your premises and conclusion questionable.

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby notaznguy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:36 pm

tallboone wrote:
notaznguy wrote:
tallboone wrote:false premise


Premise: Prevalence of dedicated, studious applicants on TLS.
Premise: Prevalence of high 160-170 scorers on TLS.
Conclusion: TLS is self-selective of top law school applicants.

Diagram:

Valid: PDSA and P170 --> SS
Contrapostive: - SS --> - PDSA or - P170


Both of these premises are false. TLS its fair share of dedicated applicants and high LSAT scorers but it also has a ton of morons and liars as well. Perhaps more of the former, but definitely enough of the latter to make your premises and conclusion questionable.


Perhaps, but you are using your real, outside life knowledge. Everything stated in the stimulus by the author is presumed to be valid, even if it is not true.

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:40 pm

notaznguy wrote:Perhaps, but you are using your real, outside life knowledge. Everything stated in the stimulus by the author is presumed to be valid, even if it is not true.

you are coming dangerously close to answering your own question

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby notaznguy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:43 pm

fatduck wrote:
notaznguy wrote:Perhaps, but you are using your real, outside life knowledge. Everything stated in the stimulus by the author is presumed to be valid, even if it is not true.

you are coming dangerously close to answering your own question


lol oops. I mean, I know that TLS does attract top applicants. I just want to know why?

Which one of the following most strengthens the argument? :p

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Grizz » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:47 pm

fatduck wrote:
notaznguy wrote:Perhaps, but you are using your real, outside life knowledge. Everything stated in the stimulus by the author is presumed to be valid, even if it is not true.

you are coming dangerously close to answering your own question

lawl

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:50 pm

notaznguy wrote:
fatduck wrote:
notaznguy wrote:Perhaps, but you are using your real, outside life knowledge. Everything stated in the stimulus by the author is presumed to be valid, even if it is not true.

you are coming dangerously close to answering your own question


lol oops. I mean, I know that TLS does attract top applicants. I just want to know why?

Which one of the following most strengthens the argument? :p


Again,Top

Who would you expect to find on a site for pedophiles?

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:51 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:Who would you expect to find on a site for pedophiles?

the FBI?

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:53 pm

fatduck wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:Who would you expect to find on a site for pedophiles?

the FBI?


In addition to Catholic priests and other stakeholders.

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby KibblesAndVick » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:06 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:Who would you expect to find on a site for pedophiles?


Image

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Re: Why is TLS naturally self-selective of top law applicants?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:08 pm

KibblesAndVick wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:Who would you expect to find on a site for pedophiles?


Image


Swing and a miss.




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