Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby North » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:43 am

franklyscarlet wrote:When did this become the June waiting thread? Take this stuff back there and give us more funny stories here, please.

Seriously.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby ariadne328 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:45 pm

Don't know if this really qualifies as funny, but when I took the test last October, the girl sitting behind me was aiming for a 140. When I questioned her about this, she said her parents, both lawyers, wouldn't let the idea of her going to law school go until she took the LSAT. She had actually studied so she could do badly (her diagnostic was 162) and get them off her back. It seemed like way more work to me that just sitting them down and telling them she wanted to get an MBA (which she was super excited about), but to each their own I guess. I would love to know what she ended up getting.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby jas1503 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:48 pm

ariadne328 wrote:Don't know if this really qualifies as funny, but when I took the test last October, the girl sitting behind me was aiming for a 140. When I questioned her about this, she said her parents, both lawyers, wouldn't let the idea of her going to law school go until she took the LSAT. She had actually studied so she could do badly (her diagnostic was 162) and get them off her back. It seemed like way more work to me that just sitting them down and telling them she wanted to get an MBA (which she was super excited about), but to each their own I guess. I would love to know what she ended up getting.

Why would you need to study how to mark "B" for ever question?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby ariadne328 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:55 pm

jas1503 wrote:
ariadne328 wrote:Don't know if this really qualifies as funny, but when I took the test last October, the girl sitting behind me was aiming for a 140. When I questioned her about this, she said her parents, both lawyers, wouldn't let the idea of her going to law school go until she took the LSAT. She had actually studied so she could do badly (her diagnostic was 162) and get them off her back. It seemed like way more work to me that just sitting them down and telling them she wanted to get an MBA (which she was super excited about), but to each their own I guess. I would love to know what she ended up getting.

Why would you need to study how to mark "B" for ever question?

I don't know... she seemed nice but like she hadn't really thought her whole plan through... I let the conversation drop after this.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby steel_shot » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:57 pm

jas1503 wrote:
ariadne328 wrote:Don't know if this really qualifies as funny, but when I took the test last October, the girl sitting behind me was aiming for a 140. When I questioned her about this, she said her parents, both lawyers, wouldn't let the idea of her going to law school go until she took the LSAT. She had actually studied so she could do badly (her diagnostic was 162) and get them off her back. It seemed like way more work to me that just sitting them down and telling them she wanted to get an MBA (which she was super excited about), but to each their own I guess. I would love to know what she ended up getting.

Why would you need to study how to mark "B" for ever question?


Exactly what I was wondering... It's pretty easy to fail a test on purpose.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:00 pm

slack_academic wrote:Plus, why not gun for a high score? If you get a really high score and mention it in a business school app, it's not like it could hurt. Worst case you have it and don't have to use it at all. Intentionally bombing is absolutely idiotic. I can't even imagine...


The whole point is that if she does well, her parents will force her to go to law school..

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

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TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Plus, why not gun for a high score? If you get a really high score and mention it in a business school app, it's not like it could hurt. Worst case you have it and don't have to use it at all. Intentionally bombing is absolutely idiotic. I can't even imagine...


The whole point is that if she does well, her parents will force her to go to law school..

Clearly law school was not her biggest problem.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby keviiiiiiiiiiiin » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:07 pm

danitt wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Plus, why not gun for a high score? If you get a really high score and mention it in a business school app, it's not like it could hurt. Worst case you have it and don't have to use it at all. Intentionally bombing is absolutely idiotic. I can't even imagine...


The whole point is that if she does well, her parents will force her to go to law school..

Clearly law school was not her biggest problem.


:D

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:07 pm

slack_academic wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Plus, why not gun for a high score? If you get a really high score and mention it in a business school app, it's not like it could hurt. Worst case you have it and don't have to use it at all. Intentionally bombing is absolutely idiotic. I can't even imagine...


The whole point is that if she does well, her parents will force her to go to law school..

at gunpoint, or what?


I'm not defending her stupid plan.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby keviiiiiiiiiiiin » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:07 pm

slack_academic wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Plus, why not gun for a high score? If you get a really high score and mention it in a business school app, it's not like it could hurt. Worst case you have it and don't have to use it at all. Intentionally bombing is absolutely idiotic. I can't even imagine...


The whole point is that if she does well, her parents will force her to go to law school..

at gunpoint, or what?


They were gonna litigate if she didn't follow their plan.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby keviiiiiiiiiiiin » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:12 pm

steel_shot wrote:
jas1503 wrote:
ariadne328 wrote:Don't know if this really qualifies as funny, but when I took the test last October, the girl sitting behind me was aiming for a 140. When I questioned her about this, she said her parents, both lawyers, wouldn't let the idea of her going to law school go until she took the LSAT. She had actually studied so she could do badly (her diagnostic was 162) and get them off her back. It seemed like way more work to me that just sitting them down and telling them she wanted to get an MBA (which she was super excited about), but to each their own I guess. I would love to know what she ended up getting.

Why would you need to study how to mark "B" for ever question?


Exactly what I was wondering... It's pretty easy to fail a test on purpose.


She was probably trying to hit around 140, so that she could pretend she tried. If she guesses all "B" and her parents ask to see her scoresheet breakdown, it would be suspicious.* Still, it seems like a stretch to call 8 questions on each section and guessing on the next ten and failing to fill out the last parts of each section "studying."

*I'm assuming she wouldn't be able to stand up to her parents, because... she didn't.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby jingosaur » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:15 pm

jas1503 wrote:
ariadne328 wrote:Don't know if this really qualifies as funny, but when I took the test last October, the girl sitting behind me was aiming for a 140. When I questioned her about this, she said her parents, both lawyers, wouldn't let the idea of her going to law school go until she took the LSAT. She had actually studied so she could do badly (her diagnostic was 162) and get them off her back. It seemed like way more work to me that just sitting them down and telling them she wanted to get an MBA (which she was super excited about), but to each their own I guess. I would love to know what she ended up getting.

Why would you need to study how to mark "B" for ever question?


Maybe her parents are going to look at her answer sheet to make sure that she did it correctly?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:16 pm

Given that she's totally unable to stand up to her parents, how great would it be if her plan backfired, and now she's at Cooley? :lol:

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby steel_shot » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:16 pm

keviiiiiiiiiiiin wrote:
steel_shot wrote:
jas1503 wrote:
ariadne328 wrote:Don't know if this really qualifies as funny, but when I took the test last October, the girl sitting behind me was aiming for a 140. When I questioned her about this, she said her parents, both lawyers, wouldn't let the idea of her going to law school go until she took the LSAT. She had actually studied so she could do badly (her diagnostic was 162) and get them off her back. It seemed like way more work to me that just sitting them down and telling them she wanted to get an MBA (which she was super excited about), but to each their own I guess. I would love to know what she ended up getting.

Why would you need to study how to mark "B" for ever question?


Exactly what I was wondering... It's pretty easy to fail a test on purpose.


She was probably trying to hit around 140, so that she could pretend she tried. If she guesses all "B" and her parents ask to see her scoresheet breakdown, it would be suspicious.* Still, it seems like a stretch to call 8 questions on each section and guessing on the next ten and failing to fill out the last parts of each section "studying."

*I'm assuming she wouldn't be able to stand up to her parents, because... she didn't.


But if she scored 162, she could easily have just picked out a few easy ones and guessed on the rest. Ah well, I think we can agree it was a dumb plan anyways haha.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Br3v » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:28 pm

North wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:When did this become the June waiting thread? Take this stuff back there and give us more funny stories here, please.

Seriously.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Word1 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:09 pm

This was in Prepping for the LSAT.
Girl: So I plan on going to Stanford
Me: oh yea?
Girl: yea. I already found an apartment and everything.
Me: oh so how'd you do on the LSATs?
Girl: I'm taking in June
Me: oh cool, how do you expect to score?
Girl: mid-170s
Me: awesome.
Girl: yea, my strategy is that I skip the hardest Logic Game and the hardest RC passage. And I usually get through at least 20 LR questions and only get a few wrong.
Me: so, how do you expect to get a 175?
Girl: oh, it works out. My Instructor said so.
Me: I'm not sure if it does actually work out.
Girl: well, have you heard of the "Curve"??
Me: ...yes, yes I have.
Girl: anyway I'm a girl and an underepresented minority. I'll be fine.
Me: hmmmm... Enjoy Stanford.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby guano » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:32 pm

Word1 wrote:This was in Prepping for the LSAT.
Girl: So I plan on going to Stanford
Me: oh yea?
Girl: yea. I already found an apartment and everything.
Me: oh so how'd you do on the LSATs?
Girl: I'm taking in June
Me: oh cool, how do you expect to score?
Girl: mid-170s
Me: awesome.
Girl: yea, my strategy is that I skip the hardest Logic Game and the hardest RC passage. And I usually get through at least 20 LR questions and only get a few wrong.
Me: so, how do you expect to get a 175?
Girl: oh, it works out. My Instructor said so.
Me: I'm not sure if it does actually work out.
Girl: well, have you heard of the "Curve"??
Me: ...yes, yes I have.
Girl: anyway I'm a girl and an underepresented minority. I'll be fine.
Me: hmmmm... Enjoy Stanford.

Instructor, can I get I to HYS?
Give me $20
Here you go
Of course you'll get into HYS. Can I have another $20?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby keviiiiiiiiiiiin » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:32 pm

Not at the LSAT, but...

A few years ago, I was taking this honors class called "philosophy, politics, and law" in UG and there were only 25ish students, so it was kind of seminar-ish. First day, prof has everybody introduce themselves and guy says something along the lines of:

"Hi, I'm [name]. I'm a senior communications major and I don't really know what I want to do for a career, but I'm thinking about law school. I actually take the LSAT in like a month and I haven't even studied [wearing huge shit-eating grin]. It's cool, though, cuz it's basically like all ethics questions."

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Otunga » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:53 pm

If it were all moral philosophical arguments, philosophy majors would rejoice everywhere.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby okaygo » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:02 pm

Word1 wrote:This was in Prepping for the LSAT.
Girl: So I plan on going to Stanford
Me: oh yea?
Girl: yea. I already found an apartment and everything.
Me: oh so how'd you do on the LSATs?
Girl: I'm taking in June
Me: oh cool, how do you expect to score?
Girl: mid-170s
Me: awesome.
Girl: yea, my strategy is that I skip the hardest Logic Game and the hardest RC passage. And I usually get through at least 20 LR questions and only get a few wrong.
Me: so, how do you expect to get a 175?
Girl: oh, it works out. My Instructor said so.
Me: I'm not sure if it does actually work out.
Girl: well, have you heard of the "Curve"??
Me: ...yes, yes I have.
Girl: anyway I'm a girl and an underepresented minority. I'll be fine.
Me: hmmmm... Enjoy Stanford.


That's idiotic.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby patfeeney » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:38 pm

Not at the actual LSAT, but I took a Kaplan-proctored PT at my school at the end of January. At the end of the test, a senior who was preparing for the Feb. test and I started talking and exchanging scores. The senior had a 162, and I had a 160. We started talking about our study habits and what we did to prepare.

This kid had taken two full-length Kaplan courses at over $2000. The second one was a retake of the first - apparently you get a refund/retake the course if you're dissatisfied. He said he failed to increase his score more than four points over the two courses.

I overheard him talking to the proctor, a Kaplan instructor, after the test. He told her that he didn't study outside of the classes and he thought the classes should have adequately prepared him for the exam.
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Another person at my school who was preparing for a retake told me they didn't buy any preptests. They instead used Kaplan's free online tests. Their words exactly were, "The free tests are so awesome because then you can pause them and take breaks and finish them later. I started one yesterday and I'm going to go to work and finish it later." They were PT'ing at the time around the mid-140s.


Just a side note - not blasting Kaplan at all. Their people are nice and resourceful, and their free events are a real help. Unfortunately, they are also the only test prep company in my area and therefore will necessarily be somehow involved in many peoples' negative test-prep situations.




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