2012JayDee wrote:You may be the President of MENSA but without constant preparation you're not going to do well on the LSAT
I call BS. With no prep, my first practice test was well enough to qualify me for MENSA.
Aequitas_ wrote:Gifted as child which already is a prereq of 132 for IQ
IQ measured as a child is relative for the age; it could just be that you were smart for your age. It should be measured again as an adult.
On a separate note, 99th percentile IQ is not sufficient to get 98th percentile LSAT. 99th percentile IQ is about a 167, whereas 98th percentile LSAT is about 170.
Aequitas_ wrote:Magnet program throughout high school. Honors program at my university, UCI.
I guess you're not as special a snowflake as you thought you were.
Having above average intelligence allows you to cruise through high school, but there are a lot of people smarter than you.
For some quick math, there are approximately 300 million people in the U.S.
That means that approximately 3 million are in the 99th percentile of intelligence.
This is why many people are shocked when they get to law school and end up median - high school was a breeze, honors at college, but, holy crap batman, everyone in law school is equally gifted and now you're competing against intellectual peers.
but don't worry:
RedBirds2011 wrote:There really are different types of intelligence.
thelawyler wrote:this is a great time to learn some humility. And you're welcome.