Tiago Splitter wrote:tehrocstar wrote:I
almost thinkam sure it's detrimental to think that you have to be a genius to achieve an elite score.
As soon as people put a cap on their own potential they shut themselves down. My initial goal was to break 170, but once I did that I came to the conclusion that someone scoring 170 knows how to answer every question correctly. At that point, why not just go for a 180?
The caveat is a lot of people "expect" to get a 170+, particularly if paralegal tests or pre-law came easy to them before and don't give themselves enough time. By all means some of the hardest people to teach the LSAT to are paralegals, and it breaks my heart as these people are generally professional, honest and on-time.
If you start sub-155, it is a lot of work no question. The people you see on this site and real life making 20 pt improvements really tend to make academics the focus of their life, and it may be a touch too poetic for TLS, but one could argue that these people have an "ingenious work ethic."