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Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:04 am

Helmholtz wrote:Mine was about ten points off.


I think I'll just /self now. I got a 740 on the writing section of the SAT II. 700 US History, 640 Math. I sometimes think of this as an indicator of what might have happened on a retake, since I was a lot more relaxed that day, though I didn't study very much more.

Maybe it just means I suck less at writing (unscored) than at the sections that actually mattered. FML.

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Postby irie » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:21 am

predicted 167, actual 175

i blame the kaplan SAT course i took in high school.

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Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:24 am

Not even close for me. (I sucked on the SAT). I think it was because I actually cared about the LSAT?

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:38 am

Wow. Pretty impressive.

1520 on my SAT predicts 173 on my LSAT. That's my exact goal, and I've been averaging low 170's on practice tests.

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Postby lawlover829 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:43 am

This was BS for me. I actually did study for the SAT

1140

LSAT 176

Big gap.. I think i got smarter :)

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Postby wackjickham » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:08 am

Completely off for me. 1350 on the SAT (F-ing 780 on the writing section that no schools looked at because it was the first year they used it) Predicted a 165 for me. 174 actual. I prepped for the SAT but I prepped a lot harder for the LSAT.

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Postby capitalacq » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:03 pm

it nailed it for me... but it won't hold up for my retake

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Postby wired » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:33 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



Converting from an ACT to an SAT....

1255/21 + 101 = 161

I scored a 169.

Fail.

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Postby Pearalegal » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:34 pm

Predicted a 160, got a 168. Not sure what to think of that.

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Postby KimmyGibbler » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:36 pm

Said I should have gotten a 167 and I did. I am relieved because I thought I should have done better on the LSAT

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Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:39 pm

I scored almsot 7 points higher than I was supposed to on the LSAT. Well, either that or I really sucked it up on the SAT.

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Postby astro1819 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:40 pm

Anyone do WORSE than this would predict? Majority seems to have scored same or better than predicted.

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Postby Helmholtz » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:41 pm

I took the ACT when I was 16 and didn't even study for it. ftl
Never took the SAT.

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Postby Lmao Zedong » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:38 pm

1600 on math + reasoning (780 on the new verbal, but i assume that shouldn't be part of the equation for this).

still outperformed my LSAT prediction

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Postby JCougar » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:11 pm

It predicted a 162, and I got a 161 on my initial LSAT diagnostic.

I took the SAT cold and didn't study for it at all, so I guess that makes this formula pretty accurate.

Hopefully, studying this time will get me better than a 162. I haven't scored that low on any PT since, and I've scored as high as 178. I think anything 168 and above will make me very happy, but I want to get a 170 to give me a shot at Cornell.

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Postby Lyov Myshkin » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:57 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
awesomerossum wrote:"RE: awesome's drop-the-zero-add-a-one conversion. The LSAT's overlap with the Verbal section is pretty clear. But I think the Math section could be an important indicator, as the logic games rely on similar skills.
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I dunno. The SAT I math is ridiculously easy. In fact, an 800 is around the 86th percentile!

That couldn't possibly be right.

::edit::Yeah, that's wrong. If you think about it, it makes no sense for them to design a test that is unable to distinguish among the top 14% of student. If an 800 was at the 86th percentile, they'd redesign the test.

http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downlo ... Groups.pdf


i have a feeling that awesomerossum is actually talking about the sat ii subject test in math. prolly iic, where the 800 is like 90% or lower.

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Postby bostonian » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:33 am

Predicted 175, got 176. I think this formula gets a little less accurate above 1500 though, since 1600 translates to 177, meaning no one would be predicted to get a 180.

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Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:01 am

bostonian wrote:Predicted 175, got 176. I think this formula gets a little less accurate above 1500 though, since 1600 translates to 177, meaning no one would be predicted to get a 180.


i don't think this is completely unreasonable though. a 180 is definitely tougher to get than a 1600. the LSAT has a higher ceiling than the SAT so i think it kinda makes sense that the formula's "input" ceiling can't give you the highest possible LSAT score

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Postby astro1819 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:25 am

Predicted 169, actual 168. Slightly lower than PT average, so a bit disappointing, but it is amazing how close the SAT-->LSAT prediction was.

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:36 am

Predicts a 173.

Got a 172.

Dammit!

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Postby missvik218 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:40 am

I used to think that I was bad a standardized tests and there was nothing I could do about it ... prediction 159 (based on mediocre SAT) actual 169, I'm glad the predictor and myself were wrong!

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Postby inmans » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:43 am

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Postby jrgong » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:50 am

Predicted: 168
Actual: 173

i didn't study for the SAT, i studied intensely for the LSAT.

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Postby showNprove » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:59 am

This formula was dead on my practice average. Test day fail.


Edit: WTF. I took the SAT twice. When I plug in my first SAT score, I get my LSAT score (off by less than 3/4 a point). This formula is buggin' me out.

I should have taken the LSAT again. Goddamn it.

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Postby nahgems » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:03 pm

predicted 173. actual 163. sigh.




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