Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby roaringeagle » Wed May 30, 2012 11:11 pm

go in with your game face on. don't gamble.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby 20130312 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:26 pm

Except for that time when the experimental was the fourth section. Doh!

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby dingbat » Wed May 30, 2012 11:28 pm

I gambled about $250k on the LSAT

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:33 pm

presidentk1 wrote: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
On a recent test (Oct 2011?), the experimental was 4th. You can't count obn that anymore.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby NYC2012 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:53 pm

presidentk1 wrote: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



Just so you know, last October many of the test forms had the experimental section 4th. So this advice no longer applies - you never know where the experimental will show up, and it's best to treat all sections as if they're the real thing.

ETA: you all beat me to it :)

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Micdiddy » Thu May 31, 2012 12:57 am

I offered to wager with people in another forum and no one took me up on it. Offer still stands...

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby DaRascal » Thu May 31, 2012 12:58 am

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



Haha Clever. Don't know if I'd have the balls to do it though. I get the feeling that the LSAT proctors are the stiff, cold types who would throw someone out and rip up their exams in front of them for the smallest of disturbances.

And you have to play the odds and figure that the October 2011 LSAT is an exception and that trend is not likely to continue.

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Postby DaRascal » Thu May 31, 2012 12:58 am

Micdiddy wrote:I offered to wager with people in another forum and no one took me up on it. Offer still stands...


$5 for you if you get 179+, $1 for me for any other outcome. Deal?

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Postby presidentk1 » Thu May 31, 2012 1:05 am

i didnt know it came on part 4 of the oct 2011

must be the first time it ever happened

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Postby JamMasterJ » Thu May 31, 2012 1:08 am

deepblue wrote: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.

I bet my fiancee on my LSAT score. But the over/under she set made me choose the under :lol:

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu May 31, 2012 1:27 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
deepblue wrote: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.

I bet my fiancee on my LSAT score. But the over/under she set made me choose the under :lol:


Less work taking the under...

Wait, we're talking about you being on bottom, right?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby bdeebs » Thu May 31, 2012 1:32 am

My friend gave me 50-1 odds that I'll get into a top 3 school. So in a way, I'm betting on it.

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Postby mattviphky » Thu May 31, 2012 1:43 am

i did it. in fact, i took an even bigger gamble. my 3rd section was rc, and the first two passages seemed sort of strange, so i stopped doing it. i still filled in random bubbles, but i decided to conserve myself in order to do gain an advantage on my next 2 sections. Sure enough, the very next section was rc. I remember hearing that the experimental will only be within the first 3 sections, so i took the gamble. HUGE risk for a nominal reward. I did it, but I absolutely DO NOT recommend anyone do this...it is a huge risk.

btw, this was october 2011, and it was the first time expirementals showed up in the 4th sections, so this could have been very bad for me.

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Postby DaRascal » Thu May 31, 2012 1:45 am

mattviphky wrote:i did it. in fact, i took an even bigger gamble. my 3rd section was rc, and the first two passages seemed sort of strange, so i stopped doing it. i still filled in random bubbles, but i decided to conserve myself in order to do gain an advantage on my next 2 sections. Sure enough, the very next section was rc. I remember hearing that the experimental will only be within the first 3 sections, so i took the gamble. HUGE risk for a nominal reward. I did it, but I absolutely DO NOT recommend anyone do this...it is a huge risk.

btw, this was october 2011, and it was the first time expirementals showed up in the 4th sections, so this could have been very bad for me.



LMAO! Dude that's awesome! :mrgreen:

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby d0rklord » Thu May 31, 2012 11:16 am

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


Ouch... Sounds BRUTAL!

Just wait for the Bar Exam.... Eiiip! ;)

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby d0rklord » Thu May 31, 2012 11:17 am

mattviphky wrote:i did it. in fact, i took an even bigger gamble. my 3rd section was rc, and the first two passages seemed sort of strange, so i stopped doing it. i still filled in random bubbles, but i decided to conserve myself in order to do gain an advantage on my next 2 sections. Sure enough, the very next section was rc. I remember hearing that the experimental will only be within the first 3 sections, so i took the gamble. HUGE risk for a nominal reward. I did it, but I absolutely DO NOT recommend anyone do this...it is a huge risk.

btw, this was october 2011, and it was the first time expirementals showed up in the 4th sections, so this could have been very bad for me.


OMG this is literally crazy............

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby deepblue » Thu May 31, 2012 11:57 am

Micdiddy wrote:I offered to wager with people in another forum and no one took me up on it. Offer still stands...

Hahah. How much do you want to wager?

It seems we are both shooting for Yale. How about I give you $200 if you get in. And you give me $200 if I get in.

I give you $100 for getting into Harvard, and you do the same for me.

I give you $50 for getting 177+ and you do the same on my end.

This isn't final. Does this sound like a plan?

The main problem is that I don't know how we'd guarantee that we'd follow through...

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby patienunderstanding » Thu May 31, 2012 8:29 pm

Question to those who already took the LSAT. When you have a booklet in front of you, can you 'delicately' skim through, let say just barely look through it and see what is section 2 or 3 for example?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby glucose101 » Thu May 31, 2012 8:39 pm

patienunderstanding wrote:Question to those who already took the LSAT. When you have a booklet in front of you, can you 'delicately' skim through, let say just barely look through it and see what is section 2 or 3 for example?


Um, no.

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:22 am

deepblue wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:I offered to wager with people in another forum and no one took me up on it. Offer still stands...

Hahah. How much do you want to wager?

It seems we are both shooting for Yale. How about I give you $200 if you get in. And you give me $200 if I get in.

I give you $100 for getting into Harvard, and you do the same for me.

I give you $50 for getting 177+ and you do the same on my end.

This isn't final. Does this sound like a plan?

The main problem is that I don't know how we'd guarantee that we'd follow through...


Well, I def cannot bet on getting into Yale or Harvard because my gpa sucks so even with a great score I will not necessarily get in. I would def take a bet on 177+ but yeah unsure how we'd follow through. Gentlemen's bet then?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:23 am

glucose101 wrote:
patienunderstanding wrote:Question to those who already took the LSAT. When you have a booklet in front of you, can you 'delicately' skim through, let say just barely look through it and see what is section 2 or 3 for example?


Um, no.


I was wondering this too. At the end of your first section can't you just flip the page fr a second? How would the procor know you're not going from the 2nd to last page to the last??

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:25 am

Micdiddy wrote:
glucose101 wrote:
patienunderstanding wrote:Question to those who already took the LSAT. When you have a booklet in front of you, can you 'delicately' skim through, let say just barely look through it and see what is section 2 or 3 for example?


Um, no.


I was wondering this too. At the end of your first section can't you just flip the page fr a second? How would the procor know you're not going from the 2nd to last page to the last??
Fucking ethics, how do they work?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:27 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
glucose101 wrote:
patienunderstanding wrote:Question to those who already took the LSAT. When you have a booklet in front of you, can you 'delicately' skim through, let say just barely look through it and see what is section 2 or 3 for example?


Um, no.


I was wondering this too. At the end of your first section can't you just flip the page fr a second? How would the procor know you're not going from the 2nd to last page to the last??
Fucking ethics, how do they work?


I don't know, I think they need batteries?

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Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Gambled on the LSAT

Postby DaRascal » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:29 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
glucose101 wrote:
patienunderstanding wrote:Question to those who already took the LSAT. When you have a booklet in front of you, can you 'delicately' skim through, let say just barely look through it and see what is section 2 or 3 for example?


Um, no.


I was wondering this too. At the end of your first section can't you just flip the page fr a second? How would the procor know you're not going from the 2nd to last page to the last??
Fucking ethics, how do they work?


Oh fuck ethics. This is the LSAT, man. Gotta use whatever you can to your advantage.




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