Have you ever had your IQ tested?

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:43 pm

this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:44 pm

Thanks for clarifying my joke about the unabomber, mistaken genius.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:44 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:Thanks for clarifying my joke about the unabomber, mistaken genius.

he recognized the shit out of that pattern

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:54 pm

I'm surprised at how easy it is to get into MENSA: http://www.us.mensa.org/AML/?LinkServID ... 4A1AC31D#3

They don't take the SAT anymore, but they take an ACT of 29, which according to the ACT company is equivalent to an SAT score of only 1940/2400 or 1300/1600 (which was the MENSA cutoff back when they still accepted the SAT).

They used to accept a junior year PSAT score of only 180.

For the LSAT you only have to be 95th percentile, which is 167 or 168.

Not that I have any intention of joining MENSA lol.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby JC17 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:45 am

fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Have you taken the LSAT?

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:56 am

JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Have you taken the LSAT?

i got a 170 with some studying

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby Jeffort » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:03 am

Grond wrote:I should call Jeffort and get him in this amazing thread.


Uhg, just saw and read this *cough *cough aMaZziNg thread. :shock:

I don't really care about the personal friction between Brute and ReasonableMan, but I'm a bit surprised and dismayed at the hostile attitudes and attacks against them and downbeat14 and LSAT tutors/prep providers pretty universally for accepting $$ from anyone that doesn't appear up front from inherently limited first impressions as being close to a sure thing for potentially hitting a high LSAT score and getting a T14 acceptance. People that start with a diag score in the high 150s or 160s generally don't seek out paid tutoring or expensive prep classes.

As Brute has said and I agree, there is a lot of sliminess in the LSAT prep biz with many (but not all!) ethically questionable commercial prep providers and tutors. There are a lot of slimy/unethical people in the biz focused almost entirely on their $$ interest without much regard for the ultimate short or long term goals/outcome/benefits/lack thereof that their customers end up with.

However, I don't really understand why others personally attacked first downbeat14, then ReasonableMan and Brute for making some $$ in the LSAT tutoring biz charging reasonable rates far below what the big name companies charge.

None of the three are spammers or commercial promotional purposes only posters/abusers of TLS/the LSAT forum like several entities with threads in the 'Free advice from Professionals' subforum that those entities pay to get listed/shadowed in this LSAT forum thread index mainly during the hot $$ making new student enrollment times during the year leading up to each LSAT administration.

All three of them post pretty good answers and advice in various threads for free without trying to promote/sell their services and without posting links to their web pages to overtly try to sell more product like some other entities/posters do here on the forum frequently.

Why not criticize the blatant mainly commercial purposes only LSAT prep teacher/tutor posters for posting here mainly just to try to get as many people as possible to spend a few hundred or thousand+ $$ on LSAT prep products/services instead of these three guys that answer students questions freely in their spare time without trying to sell them something?

Geeze... at least pick the right/guilty targets for these types of attacks!
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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:05 am

Are LSAT tutors physically unable to write a short post? Reasonable man, brut, jeffort, I could go on.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby Clearly » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:07 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:Are LSAT tutors physically unable to write a short post? Reasonable man, brut, jeffort, I could go on.

Done.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:07 am

RZ5646 wrote:For the LSAT you only have to be 95th percentile, which is 167 or 168.


Srs? Half of TLS is in Mensa then.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby sublime » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:09 am

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby Jeffort » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:10 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:Are LSAT tutors physically unable to write a short post? Reasonable man, brut, jeffort, I could go on.


It's not a physical thing, it's purely mental! The answer is no, this post is proof.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:10 am

if you're say 5 points shy of mensa do they still let you go to the events and serve drinks or something

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:10 am

sublime wrote:AReasonableMan is an LSAT tutor? Seriously?

i would watch a reality show of this

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:10 am

Of course you can when you're not in the midst of an aspie pissing match.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:11 am

Brut's posts are pretty concise

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:11 am

PeanutsNJam wrote:Brut's posts are pretty concise


I'm not sure you've seen him really get going then.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby JC17 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:52 pm

fats provolone wrote:
JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Have you taken the LSAT?

i got a 170 with some studying


Nice!

Do you remember what you scored on your SAT?

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:57 pm

JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:
JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Have you taken the LSAT?

i got a 170 with some studying


Nice!

Do you remember what you scored on your SAT?

i wanna say 1470 but its been a while. on the old scale.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby JC17 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:11 pm

fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Which IQ test did you take? When did you take it?

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:18 pm

JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Which IQ test did you take? When did you take it?

oh man i have no idea. like in the early 90s probably. it had a section where you matched shapes and patterns but there was other stuff too.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby JC17 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:28 pm

fats provolone wrote:
JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Which IQ test did you take? When did you take it?

oh man i have no idea. like in the early 90s probably. it had a section where you matched shapes and patterns but there was other stuff too.


Wanna try out this one? :P

http://www.iqtest.dk/main.swf

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby 06102016 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:40 pm

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:55 pm

JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:
JC17 wrote:
fats provolone wrote:this humble bragging is the worst

i scored like a 115 or something and couldn't even get into gifted classes. my parents made up some lie about how i couldn't be in gifted because of my birthday or something so i wouldn't feel bad. and let's be honest I'm clearly a genius.


Which IQ test did you take? When did you take it?

oh man i have no idea. like in the early 90s probably. it had a section where you matched shapes and patterns but there was other stuff too.


Wanna try out this one? :P

http://www.iqtest.dk/main.swf

pretty busy right now but ill give it a whirl when i have some time

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby JC17 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:01 am

@fats provolone

Thanks!




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