Trent Teti experiences equal parts horror and fascination when he realizes that he's taught more LSAT courses, to more people, than just about anyone else in the world. At some point along the way, he started an LSAT company called Blueprint that does the same. Teaching LSAT classes provides a fairly strange vantage point, and Trent is repeatedly confronted with a rather narrow cross-section of humanity (aspiring lawyers) during what they believe to be the most stressful time of their lives (which will, no doubt, be dwarfed by future harrowing events the like of which they have yet to conceive).
The cyclical nature of LSAT preparation forces a blighted few, Trent Teti included, to answer the same questions regarding the LSAT ad infinitum. Part of the motivation for Trent Teti's blog is to set forth some provisional answers regarding these issues. Another motive is to address some broader cultural issues that may be of interest to students studying for the LSAT. Some of these include the nature of genius, the probable LSAT scores of characters on LOST, and issues regarding the lives of lawyers in general.
The last motive is to assure that Trent Teti avoids working on a languishing dissertation in philosophy he's fairly certain won’t write itself.
As for the rest, Trent enjoys Illy cafe, motorcycles, and Apple Computers. He's either indifferent toward or actively dislikes most everything else.
In particular, Mr. Teti loathes certain expressions (which are sadly in vogue of late) that express trivial truth, such as “It is what is is.” Trent also dies a little when he hears locutions that are apparently devoid of any content, such as “whatever.” Lastly, he's annoyed by the use of expressions that strive at meaning, but apply improper predicates, such as “Let’s be real,” (as if we could be unreal), when what is meant is that we ought to try to be authentic or sincere.
LSAT / Miscellaneous / Student / Studying
A recent article in a well established literary magazine examined the emergence of “smart drugs”, pharmaceuticals that are being self-prescribed by people seeking cognitive enhancement.
This practice has been seen among students at prestigious undergraduate universities in this country, as well as in some highly competitive professional endeavors (ranging from scientists to poker players).
It should come as no surprise then, that among the masses of anxious LSAT students, more than a few have experimented with these substances to achieve a better score.