I already knew that I got a 167 on the LSATs — now I know why. My corrected answers and detailed score information arrived at my parents’ house in Newington today. My dad e-mailed me a full report.
The Logic Games section was by far my weakest, as I knew all along. But those foolish games didn’t totally tear me apart — I actually did a little better than I expected. I had estimated immediately afterward that “at best, I got maybe 12 out of the 24 questions right,” but in reality, I got 13 right. So I was 13-for-24 on that section, and (here’s the good part) 72-for-76 on other three sections, for a total of 85-for-100 overall, which translates to a 167, the 96th percentile.
Now, on to more important things: football! USC’s game against Stanford doesn’t kick off until 4:00 PM Pacific time, but the Trojans’ Rose Bowl hopes are very much on the line right now as Oregon battles Washington State. Even if USC wins all three of our remaining games, we need Washington State to lose two of their final three in order for us to win the Pac-10. So far, so good: the Ducks just took a 14-10 lead. Go, Oregon, go!
UPDATE, 1:56 PM: Dammit, Washington State just took back the lead, 17-14. Well, it’s early yet. (4:37 left in the first half.) C’mon, Ducks! Quack! Quack! Quack!
UPDATE, 2:40 PM: Ducks score! 21-17 Oregon, 14 minutes left in the third quarter.
UPDATE, 3:41 PM: D’oh!!!!!!! Washington State, having narrowed the lead to 21-20 just before the end of the third quarter, just scored two touchdowns in about five minutes (the second one on a bizarre near-interception tip-turned-catch), and the Cougars are now solidly in the driver’s seat, 32-21. (They failed to convert a two-point conversion the first time, and had the extra-point blocked the second time, hence the odd score.) The Trojans are now counting on a mighty Duck comeback. Less than eight minutes to go, two touchdowns (or a field goal and a touchdown-plus-two-points) needed. GO DUCKS! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!
UPDATE, 3:58 PM: Dropped passes, bad blocking, missed field goals… doesn’t look good for the Ducks (or the Trojans). Washington State 32, Oregon 21, 3:07 to go.
After dozens of busy signals, I finally got through to the LSAT score reporting line — and my score is 167, which puts me in the 96th percentile. That’s not quite Yale-worthy, but it puts me within striking distance of NYU and Columbia, and Georgetown is a definite possibility. I’m above the median score for Fordham, Boston College, George Washington, American U., and UConn.
Becky is proud of me. :)
In other news, the USC-Oregon game looks like it’s going to be a hard-fought, see-saw affair. Trojans lead 14-13 with a few seconds left in the first quarter.
First things first: Newington High School’s football team beat Maloney 14-7 Friday night for their second consecutive win — the first time the Indians have done that since starting last season 3-0. (They finished the season 3-8.) This season, they are now 3-4 with four games remaining. (You must understand the context of this: the NHS football team won a grand total of three games the entire time I was in high school.)
Now, looking ahead to tomorrow…
The first big event occurs in less than six hours, at 7:00 AM Pacific time, when my LSAT score will become available by phone. Of course, I’ll undoubtedly be sleeping at 7:00 AM, so the big event will really occur when I bother to wake up, groggily grab a phone, and call. I’m hoping for mid-160s…
The second big event is the USC football team’s must-win game against Oregon at 12:30 PM Pacific time. (We need to catch the Ducks in a noose!) This game is crucial not only because the loser is effectively eliminated from winning the Pac-10, but also because Oregon’s athletic department had the unbelieveable audacity to paint a giant f***ing advertisement for Oregon football on the side of the Hotel Figueroa, just down the street from OUR campus!!! That’s what we call a declaration of war, my friends, and it means unequivocally that we MUST beat them. Let’s just hope Carson Palmer, Mike Williams & company will be weapons of mass destructions tomorrow in Eugene!
The third big event, of course, is Game Six of the World Series at 5:00 PM Pacific time in Anaheim. The Angels are trailing 3-2, seeking to repeat the home-field feat of the Diamondbacks last year, so they’re going to need some big-time help from the Rally Monkey (and perhaps a couple of their players… though really, I think the monkey can handle most of the hard work).
By the way, while we’re on the topic of the Angels, the funniest thing I read about the three games in San Francisco was that at one point, some Giants fans started chanting, “Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!” A small group of Anaheim faithful correctly shouted back, “We’re not L.A.! We’re not L.A.!”
So, in conclusion… Wish me luck on my LSAT score, Fight on Trojans, and Believe in the Power of the Rally Monkey!
Oh yeah, one more news item: 4 days till I turn 21!!!
(Oh, you wanted real news? Well, the seige in Moscow ended, thank God; the Democrats are thinking about running Walter Mondale for Senate in place of the late Senator Wellstone; and the authorities are battling over who should get to put the snipers on trial first. Also, as friend and fellow blogger Andrew rightly points out, I have been remiss in not mentioning Hurricane Kenna on this site. Despite my usually intense interest in weather generally and hurricanes especially, I have been so consumed with sniper news that, frankly, I barely noticed it. But Kenna was a ferocious Category 5 storm at one point, and it has now made landfall in Mexico as a powerful Category 4.)
Just got back from taking the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and discovered that… well… it’s hard. :) I think I did quite well on most of the sections, but the Analytical Reasoning section (more commonly known as “Logic Games”) was unusually difficult on this particular test. At best, I got maybe 12 out of the 24 questions right (unless I guessed really well on the ones where I had no clue). However, talking to some other test-takers after we finished, everyone seemed to struggle mightily with that section, so hopefully the “raw scores” will be lower than usual, and the adjusted scores will therefore be comparatively high. I don’t think I’ll do quite as well as the 171 (out of a possible 180) that I scored on my practice test last week, but we shall see. I’ll be able to find out my score in three weeks.