LSAT: the devil's work?
Various people I respect, including my boss, tell me I should be less secretive on this blog about another forum at which I spend time, my Admissions 101 discussion group. We have very lively---some think occasionally too lively---exchanges over issues related to getting into college and other forms of higher education.
I post a new topic every Tuesday and Thursday, but some of these discussion strings acquire a life of their own. One of them, "Will AP or IB really get you college credit?", is in its third or fourth year--I've lost track--and is approaching 8,000 posts.
The participants are, by and large, well informed and not the least shy about pointing out to me how much more they know about this topic than I do. The fact that I have published a book on the subject, Harvard Schmarvard, just gives them more ammo to fire at me.
Admissions 101 is not for everybody. The people involved in the discussion tolerate a good deal of aggressive language. My producer recently removed one post from a frequent participant. The producer and I are discussing this incident because I don't think the post was out of line in the context of this feisty group. I apologized to the poster, who gloated over her victory. That is a typical Admissions 101 moment. If you try it, don't say I didn't warn you.
I will henceforth post each of my new Admissions 101 topics here, so you can take a look if the subject interests you. Here is today's new topic, and here is the link to the site:
Is the LSAT the work of the Devil?
I am freed, I believe, from certain encumberances now that my daughter has gotten into a law school she loves and I can express my views about the LSAT and its grip on the law school admissions system. I realize the SAT is very important to college admissions. We have talked about that. But I had no idea some law schools pretty much choose based on the LSAT and nothing else. I didn't know that a good LSAT score can get your admission fee waived. Does this make sense? I am fairly sure the GRE, which I took once, doesn't have such a death grip on the process. How about the MCAT or the GMAT? I will write about this eventually, but first I seek this group's wisdom.
| March 16, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
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