Do you guys think there is a substantial difference between

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IHaveDietMoxie
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Re: Do you guys think there is a substantial difference between

Postby IHaveDietMoxie » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:34 am

i think this debate is going places

aether
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Re: Do you guys think there is a substantial difference between

Postby aether » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:27 pm

IHaveDietMoxie wrote:i think this debate is going places

But is it going there in a handbasket? :mrgreen:

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Re: Do you guys think there is a substantial difference between

Postby MichelFoucault » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:28 pm

IHaveDietMoxie wrote:i think this debate is going places

I love that tar

drsomebody
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Re: Do you guys think there is a substantial difference between

Postby drsomebody » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:36 pm

I think the answer is clear. There is a huge difference between somebody who scores, say, a 178 and somebody who scores anything lower. It's only above 178 (179 and 180) that the fine grain distinctions are entirely meaningless.

Signed,
A student who scored 178.

p.s. The LSAT, like most standardized tests, is essentially useless for determining any qualities of value. The substantive differences between a student who gets a 180 and one who gets a 165 are far less important in terms of accomplishing anything in life than "subjective" differences in their work ethic, social skills, writing ability, etc... If I had my druthers I'd do away with it entirely.

Richard Rorty
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Re: Do you guys think there is a substantial difference between

Postby Richard Rorty » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:48 pm

I scored 170-175. I think that a lot of the people I know who scored 175-180 are a lot smarter than me. But then again, I think a lot of the people who scored 170-175 are a lot smarter than me.

Obviously words like "smart" and "intelligent" are extremely vague. One of the qualities that I'm highlighting when I say that these people are smarter than me is creativity--the LSAT may test your ability to interpret existing arguments, but not your ability to formulate novel ones.




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