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The Dan
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Postby The Dan » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:21 am

The formula caps at 177. I guess that's ok with a margin of error of 5.


I beat my SAT prediction, within the margin of error (+4).

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Postby Amelie » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:26 am

Pretty close... gave me a 172, I got a 173.

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Postby cafloyd12 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:21 pm

Formula predicts 156. I made a 164. 1150 SAT. Slacked off in high school.

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Postby tomhobbes » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:52 pm

It was pretty accurate for me.

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Postby texasgirl22 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:32 pm

predicted a 171, actual = 168.

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Postby kinch » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:37 pm

Wowwwww.... EXACTLY right. Well, at least exactly right for my second take. 1520 SAT, 173 LSAT.

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Postby clevinger33 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:26 am

SAT: 1600
Predicted: 177
Actual: 175

I did no studying for the SAT, and about a week and a half's worth of studying for the LSAT, so if it was a one-to-one comparison, I should've done slightly better than predicted, but I suppose the studying might compensate for the number of brain cells I killed with bad decisions throughout college. All-in-all, I'm pretty happy with my standardized test-taking abilities.

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Postby Columbia Law » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:37 am

SAT= 1020, 1080

Predicted= 148, 152

Actual= 172, 174


Did nothing in high school. Played football and baseball and only cared about that. Didn't even look at anything SAT related until the test. Had an 89 Average in high school. Went to community college and then a pretty good undergrad. Finished college with a 4.1 LSAC GPA.

I guess this formula is only relevant for people who put equal time into both.

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Postby Laina » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:48 am

Predicted: 162
Actual: 171

Oh well.

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Postby whuts4lunch » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:11 am

I think people on this board are going to tend to higher LSAT score : SAT score ratio than most test takers. This board attracts particularly high LSAT scores. I mean, Harvard undergrad's average LSAT score is a 165... I imagine the average SAT of those takers was ~1500. I feel like, over all takers and not those who performed exceptionally on the LSAT, the calc is going to overstate LSATs.

That being said, the calc hit my practice LSAT range, but overstated my actual score. Then again, I did much better on my math SAT than verbal, and apparently the verbal section correlates better.

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Postby MC Southstar » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:12 am

Hm. predicted I would get a 173, I got a 171. I actually can't properly balance the longer period of time I studied in HS + complete disregard for college admissions vs. the intense focus and really short period of time I studied for the LSAT. Let's just say I ace math and just do well on verbal and writing, lol.
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Postby whuts4lunch » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:14 am

yea, perhaps the calc overstates LSAT for those of us who did much better on the math section. 100 pts higher on math for me.

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Postby squelp » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:16 am

Hmm, it predicted a 165, I got a 167/172. Close, I guess. I wonder if it's less accurate for splitters.

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Postby MC Southstar » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:18 am

Doubling up my verbal score instead of the aggregate verbal and math gives me 170.5, doubling up SAT II writing gives me 171.5, which is pretty much dead on. Nice formula and fun to think about :)

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Postby ze2151 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:19 pm

predicted- 168
actual- 176

though i should say my first lsat was a 164 with <3 weeks study time. and the sat was off zero studying. i'd say pretty darn accurate.

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Postby ali & ali » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:50 pm

SAT: 1330
Predicted LSAT: 164.333
Actual LSAT: 176

Long story short, the LSAT inspired the fear in me that made me study more than I ever had for anything in my life. At the time, it sucked, but now it's totally worth it.

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Postby WhiskeyGuy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:05 pm

This would have been accurate for me...if I hadn't improved any from my diagnostic score.

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Postby Notor » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:14 pm

Within 1 point. Really weird.

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Postby Cupidity » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:20 pm

Predicted: 166.23
Actual: 166

Damn.

The +/-5 is HUGE though, in some cases we are talking the difference between 70th and 90th percentile.

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Postby WhiskeyGuy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:06 pm

Cupidity wrote:Predicted: 166.23
Actual: 166

Damn.

The +/-5 is HUGE though, in some cases we are talking the difference between 70th and 90th percentile.


This formula is bunk. Many people go from 50% to 99% on the LSAT. These scores, when compared to a test in which these kinds of improvements are far less likely, makes for entertainment at best.

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Postby glacierfrost » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:13 pm

Wow.

This formula says I should be scoring a 168. And that is what my average has been lately. I now fully expect to score this on my December test.

But what's even crazier is that I took the SAT the day "Last Samurai" came out when I was a sophomore in high school. I remember because afterwards me and my friends walked to the movie theater. Guess what date that was? DECEMBER 5th. OMFG this is destiny.

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Postby 02122015 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:17 pm

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Postby laidoffjournalist » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:29 pm

OldBlue wrote:Someone posted this on that "other" forum.

I found it interesting and thought I'd relay it. It was EXACTLY on for me.

LSAT = (SAT*/21) + 101 (m.o.e +/-5)


*old 1600 based SAT

If my SAT guess is correct, then this formula gave me my diagnostic LSAT score. Haha. That's about right, since I did absolutely no preparation for the SAT and I only took it once. I didn't even know what kind of questions were on the SAT and I didn't really care...

I wonder if it goes backwards. LSAT score after preparation = SAT score if I had prepared?

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Postby letsgojayhawks » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:11 pm

Wow. This hit 10 points beneath my LSAT. Granted I took the SAT when I was a junior, but still. Wow.

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Postby biggamejames » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:15 pm

I did better on the LSAT. I think it was because the LSAT didn't have math.




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