CE2JD wrote:The vast majority of prospective law students think they are smarter than they really are. This is because our entire worthless generation has been told "you are special, you are brilliant" when in reality most prospective law students, by definition, are just normal people who should NOT expect to be in the top 2%. When you have 20-30% of LSAT takers honestly believing they got scores in the 170s, you have a lot of people setting themselves up for epic failure.
So I'd say, if you think you've had a typical upbringing, take what you honestly think you got on the LSAT and lower it by 3-4 points and that will be the most accurate measure of what your score will be.
Lose the sense of entitlement and come down to reality.
You sound exactly like one of my teachers in sixth grade who said that the "self esteem choo-choo train was going to stop here."
I don't have a sense of entitlement about anything. I don't expect my score to be anything but a reflection of how well I felt during the test, based on my own mental state, and of what skills I had gained up to the point of the test. If I didn't get the score I want, it's my fault, not any other person's fault.
I also understand what distribution of scores is and that very few people get very high scores. On the other hand, the types of people that get those high scores often come to boards like this, for whatever reason, and skew reality. So yes, not that many people get a high score, but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of people who could get that high score, based on this board.