Have you ever had your IQ tested?

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:51 am

JC17 wrote:@fats provolone

Thanks!

ok its pretty short so i took it

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looks like i got a little smarter but probably still w/in the error bars

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:34 am

Can someone explain 37 and 39?

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:36 am

RZ5646 wrote:Can someone explain 37 and 39?

i feel like i could have done 39 if it had been the first question but not the last. don't remember 37

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:37 am

The checkerboard and the tic tac toe board with triangles. I just guessed on those because I had no clue.

ETA: Only got 126... pattern matching is definitely not my strong suit.

Okay I found explanations, and those two are ridiculously complicated. I don't feel bad about missing those at all.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/inde ... 241AAvN3l9

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:04 am

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:16 am

My SAT was in the upper 22xx range without studying, either 2260 or 2280. So the correlations here seem very weak. (Which isn't exactly surprising.)

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:20 am

RZ5646 wrote:My SAT was in the upper 22xx range without studying, either 2260 or 2280. So the correlations here seem very weak. (Which isn't exactly surprising.)


How the hell did you do well on Verbal without studying? That shit has nothing to do with IQ. I tanked the shit out of that section. Didn't know what half the words meant.

I don't read much.

Oddly enough, I did quite well on the Writing section.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:31 am

I seem to have a natural facility for language (or English, at least). I was also a big reader as a kid.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:59 am

yea reading/vocabulary was huge for verbal. math i think you could easily max w/ study. i didn't take the SAT seriously at all bc i only applied to one school. i think i took one practice test.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:20 pm

fats provolone wrote:i only applied to one school


Your high school counselor was shit. I went to a private school where like literally 1/3 of the class went to Ivies or their equivalents. Our counselors worked so hard to try and convince us to apply to TTT unis, saying we shouldn't just hit up HYP, and how Rensselaer Polytechnic University was the shit.

And what kind of book are you reading in high school that have words like harangue and obdurate. I was reading Harry Potter and Ender's Game.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:23 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:
fats provolone wrote:i only applied to one school


Your high school counselor was shit. I went to a private school where like literally 1/3 of the class went to Ivies or their equivalents. Our counselors worked so hard to try and convince us to apply to TTT unis, saying we shouldn't just hit up HYP, and how Rensselaer Polytechnic University was the shit.

And what kind of book are you reading in high school that have words like harangue and obdurate. I was reading Harry Potter and Ender's Game.

i think i read enders game in 5th grade

i didn't have the extracurriculars for ivies probably but who knows. wasn't my counselors fault, i just didn't give a fuck

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby downbeat14 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:43 pm

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby bjsesq » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:49 pm

Really learning a lot about fatduck and his tests here. Good questions, JC. Ask him his address.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:51 pm

I heard from a possibly bullshit source that IQ tests are scaled with your age. And are there any definitive studies done on the learn-ability of IQ tests? Any standardized test, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, whatever, is learnable. IQ? I can understand pattern recognition, short/long term memory, and computational speed being capped at varying levels for different people.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:53 pm

bjsesq wrote:Really learning a lot about fatduck and his tests here. Good questions, JC. Ask him his address.

wait till we get to the std tests

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:56 pm

fats provolone wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Really learning a lot about fatduck and his tests here. Good questions, JC. Ask him his address.

wait till we get to the std tests


I don't words good, but positive is a good thing right

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby bjsesq » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:56 pm

fats provolone wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Really learning a lot about fatduck and his tests here. Good questions, JC. Ask him his address.

wait till we get to the std tests

Got a 140 on those. Was 500 last week. My scores are more unstable than Amy Winehouse's t cell count

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:28 pm

downbeat14 wrote:
They don't accept the ACT, and haven't for 25 years. Gotta read dat fine print: "N/A: These tests no longer correlate with an IQ test." Hence, you can't use the ACT unless you took it in the 80's. It was a very different score distribution back in the dark ages.

They haven't accepted the LSAT since 1982 (according to the chart on the link you are referencing). The 95th percentile thing you read was for the GMAT (two stars **), not the LSAT (three stars ***). LSAT no longer correlates with IQ as well, according to the Mensa website.


Okay I guess you're right about the ACT, I just skimmed the chart and didn't read all the bullshit in the middle.

But they definitely accept a 95th percentile LSAT. It says right there, "LSAT - effective 1982: 95 percentile rank." So, like the other guy said, half of TLS qualifies for MENSA, even though many/most of us fail the IQ requirement.

I guess that was an RC fail for both of us, probably because their chart is inconsistent and says the same thing in like 3 different ways.

Regarding high school counselors: I also got screwed over with this. I had no guidance whatsoever from my high school or my parents, took the SAT blind, applied to only two schools because I didn't think I could afford anything better, etc. I want to go back and punch my 18-year-old self in the face for not trying harder and getting a full ride or going somewhere prestigious.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby fats provolone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:30 pm

yea i was just dumb and wanted to go to the state school where all my friends were going. but w/e if I'd gone to Harvard i would probably have become a huge douche

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby downbeat14 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:49 pm

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:01 pm

downbeat14 wrote:I'm also really similar to the lot here regarding the SAT. Didn't prep, went out partying the night before, etc. My parents didn't go to college, so I think they just didn't know that standardized testing was important. Glad I found TLS before I decided to take the LSAT...


Yeah I see the LSAT as my "take two" in life where I can start over, do things right this time, get into a great school, and then start a career I'll be happy in. Also a first generation college student.

And are there any definitive studies done on the learn-ability of IQ tests? Any standardized test, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, whatever, is learnable. IQ? I can understand pattern recognition, short/long term memory, and computational speed being capped at varying levels for different people.


There are a lot of conflicting studies on this, but it seems like yes, you can train people to beat certain IQ tests.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magaz ... wanted=all
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2317294
(or just google "ravens matrices improvement")

But then there's the issue of whether such training methods actually improve "intelligence" (whatever that is) or just improve your ability to take IQ tests, and the consensus on that front is somewhat less favorable.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby JC17 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:17 pm

RZ5646 wrote:The checkerboard and the tic tac toe board with triangles. I just guessed on those because I had no clue.

ETA: Only got 126... pattern matching is definitely not my strong suit.

Okay I found explanations, and those two are ridiculously complicated. I don't feel bad about missing those at all.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/inde ... 241AAvN3l9


Dang this iq test is pretty accurate imo

Anyways, you are my new inspiration lol.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:27 pm

RZ a 2260+ is like a 174+ according to percentiles.

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:57 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:RZ a 2260+ is like a 174+ according to percentiles.


I've actually gotten a 174 on a timed practice test already lol :) (My high is really 176 but I don't count it because I had drilled some of the games before.)

LG is killing me though. If I had gone -0 on LG my last two PTs would have been 180s (I think... both were -1 LR, -1 RC).

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Re: Have you ever had your IQ tested?

Postby JC17 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:27 pm

RZ5646 wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:RZ a 2260+ is like a 174+ according to percentiles.


I've actually gotten a 174 on a timed practice test already lol :) (My high is really 176 but I don't count it because I had drilled some of the games before.)

LG is killing me though. If I had gone -0 on LG my last two PTs would have been 180s (I think... both were -1 LR, -1 RC).



You really only got a 126 on the iq test i posted?




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