rdawkins28 wrote:Probably not a troll. I know plenty of book smart kids, many of whom are Asians coincidentally, who do fine when they're tested exactly the material that they're taught. But when it comes to SAT/ACT/LSAT/MCAT, they choke because those require a little more than studying known material.
Heck, an in-law relative of mine (Asian American) was valedictorian in her large middle-class suburban fairly competitive high school. But that was pretty much her peak. She couldn't get a decent SAT/ACT to save her life. Tried the MCAT several times but couldn't get a decent score.
The College Board, who administers the SAT, paints a different story than your anecdotes.
OP, I went from a 144 to a 160 and am retaking in Feb. Study hard. You can do even better than me. Do what baseball said- 7sage videos, manhattan forums, and I would add Hacking the LSAT free explanations. Then get your PTs and drill slowly (plenty of threads on this).
hunt godlink wrote:Likewise, if I don't improve significantly on the February LSAT, my determination to become a lawyer also makes me inclined to settle for a tier two or tier three school and try to make it to the top of my class there. I'm not too fond of studying for the LSAT and be out of school for an entire year (May 2015 - September 2016), and I think I'd rather attend a sub-par law school.
You do realize that everyone tries to be at the top of the class, right? And it always
ends up being just ten percent of the class.