Ep. 136: Accommopocalypse Part Deux
Nathan Fox April 24, 2018
Are you signed up for the June AND July LSAT exams? Well if so, don’t expect to get a refund if you crush it on the June exam and decide to cancel your July date. The guys share some news one of Nathan’s students found out from LSAC about refunds for the July test. Nathan and Ben also do a deep dive into some raw data regarding LSAT accommodations. Plus, the guys contemplate who should get paid for doing household chores, parse some data on how Americans generally pay for grad school, and, of course, answer some listener mail.
10:52 – Email 1—In the wake of discussions around public student loan forgiveness, Ben’s student Dan dug up some interesting data on how grad students are generally paying their way. Tune in to hear the guys talk about the gender split, how long students have been out of college before attending grad school, how most folks are paying for law school, and much more.
21:36 – Email 2—Avery is a bit bummed. Despite scoring an average of 175 on all of her recent practice, she’s just received her second 171 on record. So frustrating! She’s wondering: is this just my max score? Am I incapable of a better performance on the actual test? Does it make sense at all to try a third time? The guys give her a firm yes. Definitely take the test a third time, and a fourth and a fifth time! Take as many as you need to nab that 175. They also remind her that she is clearly capable of scoring higher, because she already has. Whether you’re sitting next to Many-Pencil-MacGubbins on test day, or you’re in your bedroom with an official practice test, you ARE taking the LSAT. Just make sure you’re not cheating…
36:22 – PSA—Hey, dear listeners. Remember a few episodes back when Nathan and Ben proposed teaching a class together? Possibly somewhere on the east coast? Possibly in NYC? Well, a number of you reached out and said that would be pretty badass. And we think so, too. But we need to know if there’s, like, sufficient interest to actually make this happen. You know when you’re in the bleachers of a high school sports game, and someone on the field is like, “hey are you excited?!” And you kind of scream. But then they’re like, “iiiii cannnn’tttt hear you.” And you scream louder. This. Is. That. Moment.
If you’re interested in attending a June LSAT prep class with Ben and Nathan in New York City in late May, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Pretty soon, you may be cracking jokes and getting some serious pearls of LSAT wisdom in person.
39:04 – Emails 3 & 4—Greg and anonymous write in with their thoughts on LSAT accommodations. Greg lays out his line of reasoning which ends with the complete dismissal of the LSAT as a viable exam, and reckons the guys will soon be out of work. Anon, on the other hand, just sends the straight shit: some serious data regarding LSAT test takers from LSAC itself. Ben and Nathan dive deep and discuss how accommodations are clearly tilting rather than leveling the playing field.
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