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 Post subject: how did your LSAT compare to your SAT?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:17 pm 

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obviously, they test different skills, but there's some definite overlap, i.e. speed reading and logical analysis.

I've heard that a common rough correlation is (SAT/20)+100. that would put me at about 167, but I just scored 10 points lower than that on a diagnostic.

how do your 2 scores compare?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:22 pm 

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I took the ACT.. is there a correlation between those at all?.. If so, what's the forumla?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:23 pm 

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Check out this thread for comparing SAT/LSAT scores:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/tls276.html

As far as ACT...no clue.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:29 pm 

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1380 SAT, which works out to 169 LSAT by that equation. I got a 168, so yeah, close enough. However, I did very little prep work for either one, so I couldn't be sure whether that would have made a difference.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:33 pm 

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1380 SAT to 174 LSAT.

i don't think the tests are that similar at all.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:34 pm 

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i'm not sure how accurate this really is for converting ACT to SAT, but it might give you an idea...

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/satacta ... satact.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:56 pm 

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I did quite better on the SATs than the LSAT.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:57 pm 

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1540 SAT
170 LSAT...not 177 as predicted by that formula. Hmm, something else to factor into my decision about retaking...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:26 pm 

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As much as I admire the quest for improvement, why why why retake with anything over 170? What if you do worse? What if you just look like you're putting too much stock into your lsat?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:53 pm 

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1540/173


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:17 pm 

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No score because I only applied to my state university and already had a full ride scholarship with stipend so I didn't need test score / 174


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:21 pm 

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1560/172, with 10+ years in between, so the correlation was probably a little weaker than it might've been if I wasn't so rusty at taking standardized tests!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:31 pm 

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Location: Florida State University
lsat_fear,

In order for the correlation to have any relevance, you must also ask a third question:

How much did you prepare for each test?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:45 pm 

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1240/161
i put in alot of effort into the lsat and no effort on the sat


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:48 pm 

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honestly i dont think it necessarly correlates. I took the sat as a 16 year old with little idea of how important the test was. I spent alot of time working on the lsat and could have done even better than a 161. I think it all comes down to the amount of work you put into the test, esp the lsat


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:48 pm 

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I don't think I fit very well into this correlation:

1260 SAT (660M, 600V)
172 LSAT

But I didn't prep at all for the SAT and prepped a lot for the LSAT. It's funny what happens to your preparation approach when you realize just how important standardized tests are. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:00 pm 

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I think that anyone who could get a 1150+ on the sat, esp with no prep, could get in the high 160's to low 170's with alot of practice.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:48 pm 

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MLBrandow: lsat_fear,

In order for the correlation to have any relevance, you must also ask a third question:

How much did you prepare for each test?


no prep on either


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:33 pm 

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1340 sat...havent taken the lsats yet but im consistently practicing at 168 and im predicted at 167...weird how that works out. does that mean that as far as percentiles, a 1340 sat is the same as a 167 lsat. a 1400 sat equates to a 170 lsat and maybe im wrong but it seems like a 170 lsat is a good bit harder than a 1400 sat.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:28 pm 

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I really dont think the test correlates that well. If you look at the two test they have almost nothing in common. My girlfriend got a 1410 on the sat but i doubt she could even break a 150 based on her poor understanding of logic (shes a math/science person). She actually took a practice lsat for the heck of it and gave up only getting about 25% right. So i dont think the two tests really correlate


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:59 am 

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Standardized tests aren't really standardized. Otherwise, we wouldn't be studying and we wouldn't improve with studying.


Last edited by longodds on Thu May 24, 2007 9:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:33 am 

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Looking at a conversion scale for my ACT score, I should have been able to score above 170 on the LSAT. Either a 171 or a 173 depending on how you convert the ACT score. I scored a 165 on the LSAT :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:44 am 

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I scored in the 1300s on my SAT, I think. I have no clue. I did better on the ACT; got a 34 on that. That converts to a 1510-1550 on the SAT...

LoL, and a 1510 on the SAT means a 175 on the LSAT. Yeah, didn't really do that.

Scoring in the 1300s puts me in the high 160s for the LSAT.

I got a 172.

I don't really think they have much to do with each other.


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 Post subject: Re: how did your LSAT compare to your SAT?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:39 pm 

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1520 SAT, 176 LSAT. Seems perfect to me, assuming (SAT/20) + 100 = LSAT.


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 Post subject: Re: how did your LSAT compare to your SAT?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:55 pm 

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1410 / 167 cold, 1550 / 176 with prep. Pretty good correlation for me.


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