Is a 5-point increase on the LSAT worth $10,000 to you?

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Re: Is a 5-point increase on the LSAT worth $10,000 to you?

Postby suspicious android » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:02 pm

Someone who's already spent a few hundred hours and is stuck at 155 is likely to have some serious issues that he cannot or will not address. Unless he got really unlucky with some terrible tutors, it'd probably be like banging your head against a wall for 8 hours a day. I'd want the $30/hr up front with a $15 hour bonus for hitting his goal.

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Re: Is a 5-point increase on the LSAT worth $10,000 to you?

Postby Bernie » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:40 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:
Bernie wrote:
LSAT Blog wrote:
(Also, I don't appreciate the fact that he referred to personal LSAT tutors as "nimrods." :))


I do not think it means what you think it means:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nimrod


I doubt he was describing personal LSAT tutors as being "skillful hunters."

The word has multiple meanings, but if you want to take it as a compliment, be my guest.

See http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nimrod#Noun

(chiefly US, informal, pejorative) A silly or foolish person; An idiot.

Don't stick your fingers in the fan, you nimrod.

Synonyms: (pejorative term meaning idiot): doofus, fathead, lamebrain, numbskull



+5 points for supercilious pedantry.

-20 points for having the sense of humor of a beached blowfish.

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Re: Is a 5-point increase on the LSAT worth $10,000 to you?

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:40 pm

suspicious android wrote:Someone who's already spent a few hundred hours and is stuck at 155 is likely to have some serious issues that he cannot or will not address. Unless he got really unlucky with some terrible tutors, it'd probably be like banging your head against a wall for 8 hours a day. I'd want the $30/hr up front with a $15 hour bonus for hitting his goal.

It does seem risky. I can see him improving in a few weeks then cutting off the tutor. What if the guy doesn't have 10k? I also doubt it's Kaplan testing their teachers. That'd be so messed up. You can't be mad when you pay people 20/hr and they boalt for 10k. I wouldn't expect that level of fidelity from my future wife or child.

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Re: Is a 5-point increase on the LSAT worth $10,000 to you?

Postby LSAT Blog » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:22 am

Bernie wrote:+5 points for supercilious pedantry.

-20 points for having the sense of humor of a beached blowfish.


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Re: Is a 5-point increase on the LSAT worth $10,000 to you?

Postby Bernie » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:03 pm

lol, I stand corrected, sir.

+20




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