Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

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Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby DaRascal » Wed May 30, 2012 5:41 pm

With the experimental section?
For example, if the 4th section comes up and you've already done a RC section and the 4th section is RC, knowing that there's a 50/50 chance that it will count you take the section off and conserve your brain power for the last section.

I was thinking that for a risk taker this might be an effective strategy, but it seems really likely that the experimental section will come earlier rather than later to prevent people from possibly bolstering their scores by doing this.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby deepblue » Wed May 30, 2012 5:52 pm

It would actually be cool to bet on LSATs. Like if I get >= X score then you give me $ and if I don't then I give you $. It would be very motivating.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby DaRascal » Wed May 30, 2012 5:54 pm

Yeah... Actual gambling would be cool. You could get to bet on other posters too based on what they say they're getting on PTs and their posting habits.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Birdnals » Wed May 30, 2012 5:56 pm

I’m sure people have. I don’t think the “conserved brain power” is worth the 50%, or 33% chance you guess correctly though.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 30, 2012 5:58 pm

No, because fatigue was a non-factor for me. The LSAT isn't even half as long as the longest test I've ever taken.

Also, it's a terrible, stupid idea.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby deepblue » Wed May 30, 2012 6:01 pm

DaRascal wrote:Yeah... Actual gambling would be cool. You could get to bet on other posters too based on what they say they're getting on PTs and their posting habits.

Yeah. I could collect bets from people based on my actual LSAT score. I.e. a 175 and above would be a $100/$100 bet, while a 179 and up would be a $100/$25 bet. The only hurdle is finding a platform which would guarantee the bet would be paid out. Then of course you'd have to verify with an official LSAT doc. Hahah this could be fun.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby BearState » Wed May 30, 2012 6:03 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:No, because fatigue was a non-factor for me. The LSAT isn't even half as long as the longest test I've ever taken.

Also, it's a terrible, stupid idea.


Rinkrat, what test do you refer to?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:05 pm

SBRForum, gambling website, has a points system. You earn points for your first post of the day and other shit, and then you can bet other users points, or use their sportsbook with points (but pay vig). Points can be redeemed for things like pizzas, gift cards and t-shirts.
It's quite evident TLS needs this feature.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Br3v » Wed May 30, 2012 6:05 pm

Don't do this

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:06 pm

BearState wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:No, because fatigue was a non-factor for me. The LSAT isn't even half as long as the longest test I've ever taken.

Also, it's a terrible, stupid idea.


Rinkrat, what test do you refer to?
Fundamentals of Engineering. 8-hour* test. The test booklet is literally 1/2" thick.

*8a-12, 1 hr lunch break, 1-5p
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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby glucose101 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:07 pm

I gambled on the LSAT (Dec11), and lost. LOL. I thght there was no way the RC section was real. It was.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby BearState » Wed May 30, 2012 6:07 pm

Brutal. Hopefully it will make the bar seem like a cakewalk.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:10 pm

BearState wrote:Brutal. Hopefully it will make the bar seem like a cakewalk.
That would be nice, but I don't think I get to use a graphing calculator on the bar exam! :P

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Mr.Binks » Wed May 30, 2012 7:34 pm

glucose101 wrote:I gambled on the LSAT (Dec11), and lost. LOL. I thght there was no way the RC section was real. It was.


Clearly, you will be repeating this strategy, since you can't possibly lose twice, right?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby glucose101 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:
glucose101 wrote:I gambled on the LSAT (Dec11), and lost. LOL. I thght there was no way the RC section was real. It was.


Clearly, you will be repeating this strategy, since you can't possibly lose twice, right?


I won't, hahah. I think I gambled bc the RC was so hard to me that it didn't matter if I tried really hard bc I was pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten my target score and would've had to have retaken anyhow.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby smaug_ » Wed May 30, 2012 8:40 pm

glucose101 wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:
glucose101 wrote:I gambled on the LSAT (Dec11), and lost. LOL. I thght there was no way the RC section was real. It was.


Clearly, you will be repeating this strategy, since you can't possibly lose twice, right?


I won't, hahah. I think I gambled bc the RC was so hard to me that it didn't matter if I tried really hard bc I was pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten my target score and would've had to have retaken anyhow.


That was certainly an interesting reading section. At least it gave everyone who completed it a generous curve?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby glucose101 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:49 pm

I had trouble w 2 RC passages, so even with a super generous curve, it wouldn't be worth it for me when you add other sections (which I knew I didn't get perfect on). Can't gamble Oct tho.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby stillwater » Wed May 30, 2012 8:52 pm

Pete Rose bet on the LSAT, look where it got him.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby northwood » Wed May 30, 2012 9:11 pm

stillwater wrote:Pete Rose bet on the LSAT, look where it got him.



what hasn't Pete Rose bet on?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby mindarmed » Wed May 30, 2012 9:22 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
BearState wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:No, because fatigue was a non-factor for me. The LSAT isn't even half as long as the longest test I've ever taken.

Also, it's a terrible, stupid idea.


Rinkrat, what test do you refer to?
Fundamentals of Engineering. 8-hour* test. The test booklet is literally 1/2" thick.

*8a-12, 1 hr lunch break, 1-5p


Fuck the FE. Way, way, way, more difficult than the LSAT.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Mr.Binks » Wed May 30, 2012 9:40 pm

glucose101 wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:
glucose101 wrote:I gambled on the LSAT (Dec11), and lost. LOL. I thght there was no way the RC section was real. It was.


Clearly, you will be repeating this strategy, since you can't possibly lose twice, right?


I won't, hahah. I think I gambled bc the RC was so hard to me that it didn't matter if I tried really hard bc I was pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten my target score and would've had to have retaken anyhow.


Man, the RC was fucking ridiculous. It absolutely raped me.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby boblawlob » Wed May 30, 2012 10:18 pm

Never gamble.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby presidentk1 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:34 pm

sometimes you dont need to gamble, you can know for a fact

for example:

if the first section is RC,
and your test booklet should so happen to fall on the floor, landing on section 5, showing that it too is RC

then you know for a fact that section 1 is an experimental section

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Wed May 30, 2012 11:03 pm

presidentk1 wrote:sometimes you dont need to gamble, you can know for a fact

for example:

if the first section is RC,
and your test booklet should so happen to fall on the floor, landing on section 5, showing that it too is RC

then you know for a fact that section 1 is an experimental section


how?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby presidentk1 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:06 pm

the experiment section always shows up in 1 of the first 3 sections

there is only 1 graded RC section.

therefore, if you have 2 RC sections, 1 of them is def. going to be the experimental

and if one shows up in part 1,2, or 3 and the other in part 4 or 5

then you know for a fact that the first RC section was the experimental



this same thing applies to the games as well
but not for the LR sections
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