What is the Relation between Your LSAT Scores and Your IQ
Before we delve into understanding the relationship between LSAT scores and IQ let us first understand the individual meaning of both the scores.
What are LSAT scores?
An LSAT score is simply the test result of the Law School Admission Test. It is an expression of your correct answers in the test. It is a very simple formula and very mathematical in nature.
What is IQ?
An IQ score, or the Intelligence Quotient of a person is the measure of the intelligence of a person and is therefore based on general life, the aptitude of the person, and various test results and thus is very relative in nature. For example, if my score in LSAT is very high but I have scored a low score in my GMAT or SAT or any other competitive test then my IQ through my LSAT score is not my correct IQ. Neither is my IQ through the GMAT or SAT test results my correct IQ. So what exactly is my correct IQ?
IQ is the analysis of an individual`s intelligence based on all available data about the individual. Tests that he/she may have taken, measure only the intelligence quotient or the IQ score of the person in relation to the test and the subjects associated with the test.
Therefore, what is LSAT IQ?
IQ based only on the LSAT test score is your LSAT IQ. This is therefore a subjective IQ only and not general IQ. Having said that though, an LSAT score can sometimes be related to the general IQ of an individual because at the end of the day he/ she has answered the test using his/her intelligence. Because the LSAT is not an easy test and along with being a test of knowledge also tests skills and general aptitude, to a certain extent, the analysis of the intelligence of the person, can be done through his/her LSAT scores.
When we talk about the method of calculation of LSAT IQ through the LSAT scores, we come across many schools of thought and all of them are equally justified in their own regard.
Mathematically, the LSAT IQ score can be calculated by equating the LSAT score and IQ but most of these methods are very controversial and none has been proved totally right. For example, if we consider the LSAT percentile scores, they simply denote of the percentage of candidates that have scored lower than the other. This percentile is then mathematically converted to an IQ figure. For example, if your LSAT score percentile is 80%, which is very high, then your LSAT IQ can be 129, which is also very high. This is not a completely logical inference and therefore LSAT IQ scores converted from your LSAT scores are not taken into account during admissions and are singularly not that important.
A high LSAT IQ score brings a lot of social respect and automatically allows you to join a few of the elite social clubs within and outside your campus but, one has to understand that the LSAT IQ score is at the end of the day just another form of your LSAT score so a high LSAT score holds more prominence than a high LSAT IQ.
In a nutshell:
The LSAT scores and the LSAT IQ are related to each other and the LSAT IQ can be calculated from your LSAT scores. There are many conversion tables and formulae available for determining the IQ of a person through his/her LSAT scores but none has been proved to be completely acceptable, therefore the LSAT IQ scores derived from the LSAT scores are used only non academically.
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