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TheSharklord
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Postby TheSharklord » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:21 pm

Off by 1 point for me.

This is like some kind of academic urban legend from grade school. =P

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Postby rm21 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:53 pm

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Postby SeanB » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:39 pm

Is the based on 1000 SAT being 50% percentile? When I took it, it was before they rebalanced it. My 640 verbal was 96% and my 570 math was 85%. Seriously.

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Postby jbarl1 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:40 pm

edgarderby wrote:wow.

hit it dead on for me.



Me too...I never studied for either of the tests to I guess that shows haha

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Postby whitman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:51 pm

Predicted a 173.38 for me. I'll find out in a couple days how accurate that was...

Anyone else find the LSAT much harder? I didn't study at all for the SAT and did really well but have studied my ass off for the LSAT just to bump my diagnostic up from a 163 to hopefully a 170+.

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Postby Thirteen » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:54 pm

TheRedDeath wrote:Gave me a 167, actually got a 169. Not bad.

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Postby holborn » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:59 pm

for me, its 3 points below my actual LSAT. However, if you ignore my math score and calculate it using my verbal score x2, its dead on. haha good thing lawyers don't need math.

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Postby starstruck393 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:09 pm

I must be an outlier. It predicted 5 points lower than my actual LSAT, and nearly 20 points lower if you use my converted ACT score...

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Postby BenJ » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:12 pm

I'm just barely within MoE, a 174 by this calculation but actually a 178. Calculating with just my verbal score would make things even worse; my verbal score (740) alone predicts a 171.5. My math score (790) still only predicts a 176. Of course, it can't predict any higher than a 177, so I suppose that's pretty good.
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Postby Z3RO » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:14 pm

It predicted that I would get 19 points lower on the LSAT than I actually did...

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Postby ariadne86 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:47 pm

BenJ wrote:I'm just barely within MoE, a 174 by this calculation but actually a 178. Calculating with just my verbal score would make things even worse; my verbal score (740) alone predicts a 171.5. My math score (790) still only predicts a 176. Of course, it can't predict any higher than a 177, so I suppose that's pretty good.


Similar here. Predicted ~175 based on 1550 SAT. Actually got a 177.

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Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:06 pm

Should have gotten a 172. Shoot. I underachieved massively on my LSAT.

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Postby yeff » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:13 pm

My converted ACT was way above my SAT, and if I use that, hit my LSAT dead on. SAT converted gives me 7 below though.

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Postby T14_Scholly » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:16 pm

7 points below my actual LSAT score.

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Postby Honeysuckle » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:17 pm

awesomerossum wrote:Sorry, I use a different formula for calculating SAT-LSAT correlation. My old tutor said that one's starting point should be the verbal score with the last zero removed and a one added to the front.



I got a 750 on the verbal section, so by the formula above, I should be getting a 175...not quite there yet though!

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Postby existenz » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:59 pm

For me it was off by two points. Pretty close though.

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Postby existenz » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:02 pm

SeanB wrote:Is the based on 1000 SAT being 50% percentile? When I took it, it was before they rebalanced it. My 640 verbal was 96% and my 570 math was 85%. Seriously.

If you took the SAT before 1995, then you need to convert it to the new calculation. For example, my 1420 in 1994 would be a 1490 now.

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Postby Stringer Bell » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:13 pm

My LSAT score was 13 points higher than this prediction.

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Postby Columbia Law » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:05 pm

Thank you for bumping an old thread.

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Postby quetzalcoatl » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:05 pm

Flipping it around, should have got a 1450 SAT. Only got a 1350 though. I was such a slacker in highschool, didnt even study for SAT.

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Postby Doritos » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:25 am

clevinger33 wrote:
quetzalcoatl wrote:Flipping it around, should have got a 1450 SAT. Only got a 1350 though. I was such a slacker in highschool, didnt even study for SAT.


Study for the SAT? I didn't study for the SAT and got a 1600. That test was easy.


Wow, you totally deserve one of these...

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Postby brose002 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:57 am

Wow according to this, I should have gotten a 152. I got a 168. My SAT was pretty pathetic, but in my defense, my grandpa died the night before the test. I also didn't study or retake.

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Postby Bauer24 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:00 pm

According to SAT: 175
Actual LSAT: 177
Close enough, :D

A difference is that I didn't study for the SAT at all and I was hardcore about studying for the LSAT (self-studied, no prep).
My GPA started with a 2 when I took the LSAT...




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