129 LSAT thoughts?

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Cole S. Law
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129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby Cole S. Law » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:58 am

I was just running some figures. A 130 LSAT represents the 2.38 percentile according to a chart I found. The December 2008 conversion table tells us that to get a 130 you only needed a raw score of 25. At my testing center, there were at least 250 people taking the test, so about 5 of those people were only able to beat random guessing by five questions? How were they able to find the testing center? Didn't they have some inclination that law school might not be in the cards for them before they plunked down $127? Also, do you think I can get into NYU with a 131? I have great softs and was president of my school's barbershop quartet.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby pithypike » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:00 am

I like where this is going.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby starlight007 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:01 am

apply, and then let us know how it works out for you

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby kyle » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:05 am

im sure plenty of people take the lsat for the hell of it and wind up leaving the testing center without finishing or caring.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby Globetrekker » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:06 am

I'm stoked. You're golden. Spin a good angle on the quartet, maybe write a jingle catered to life in Manhattan, and they'll eat it up.

Especially if you're an aspiring actor with all intent on dropping out.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby goansongo » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:16 am

Cole S. Law wrote:I was just running some figures. A 130 LSAT represents the 2.38 percentile according to a chart I found. The December 2008 conversion table tells us that to get a 130 you only needed a raw score of 25. At my testing center, there were at least 250 people taking the test, so about 5 of those people were only able to beat random guessing by five questions?

This is based on the assumption that the 250 people at your testing center represented the normal distribution of LSAT scores. It could be the case that no one at your center received anything lower than 130. But then again, it could go the other way too and perhaps everyone there bombed the test.
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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby HipHopAPotamus » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:18 am

Getting a 129 would be a real sweep to the leg. Get him a body bag!

Sorry I just love Karate Kid.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby solidusardet » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:39 am

I think you're a lock at NYU. Be sure to apply for a scholly.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby Squints » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:46 am

goansongo wrote:
Cole S. Law wrote:I was just running some figures. A 130 LSAT represents the 2.38 percentile according to a chart I found. The December 2008 conversion table tells us that to get a 130 you only needed a raw score of 25. At my testing center, there were at least 250 people taking the test, so about 5 of those people were only able to beat random guessing by five questions?

This is based on the assumption that the 250 people at your testing center represented the normal distribution of LSAT scores. It could be the case that no one at your center received anything lower than 130. But then again, it could go the other way too and perhaps everyone there bombed the test.

Have you ever read Jonathan Swift?

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby AndrewD » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:48 am

I do think it's amazing that somewhere around half the people who take the LSAT score a 150 or below.

Did they not study whatsoever? How did they graduate college? On the one hand I am grateful for them (makes me look better), but on the other I feel like half a tard for missing the 12 that I did. At least three of those were complete throwaways.

Maybe I spend too much time on this site.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby mikeyp » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:13 am

this is the dumbest thread i've ever read on this site.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby nattag » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:14 am

AndrewD wrote:I do think it's amazing that somewhere around half the people who take the LSAT score a 150 or below.


I've had the same thought many, many times.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby mikeyp » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:15 am

AndrewD wrote:I do think it's amazing that somewhere around half the people who take the LSAT score a 150 or below.


why is it amazing? it's not amazing at all...in fact its logical. more than half of the people that take the lsat for the first time are going in cold turkey, or not having taken a full test before. it makes complete sense that half score below 150.

what IS amazing however is that people go into this test with such little preparation at all.

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby nattag » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:17 am

mikeyp wrote:what IS amazing however is that people go into this test with such little preparation at all.


Everyone knows that you can't study for the LSAT

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Re: 129 LSAT thoughts?

Postby Cole S. Law » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:42 pm

If you got up and left the testing center early, I'm pretty sure they'd nullify your score. Someone actually sat there the whole time and only managed 6.25 correct/section. The only possibility I can think of is that they obsessed over each question for five minutes, and didn't have the common sense to bubble in the remaining questions when time was running out. Also, I may have fudged a bit. I was actually treasurer of the quartet. Don't tell the Character and Fitness people. :|




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