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Postby keg411 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:07 pm

Beat my SAT :).


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Postby mcdad » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:20 pm

SAT prediction 3 less than actual LSAT

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Postby Sogui » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:44 pm

According to SAT: 175
Actual: 176

Pretty impressive

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Postby maudlinstreet » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:48 pm

According to SAT: 175
LSAT: 175

weird :O


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Postby wired » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:50 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:According to SAT: 175
LSAT: 175

weird :O

Eh, not really weird. All this think has to do is come up with a reasonable formula to ballpark your score. It is bound to match up exactly with people's scores a few times.

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Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:53 pm

wow, just 1 point off, pretty dead on

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Postby Legacy316 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:57 pm

13 points off (thank God!).

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Postby Rob Crow » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:01 pm

prediction = 9pts lower, but if you take just my verbal, it's within a point.

Not surprising that this works as well as it does, but still helpful. I wish I'd heard both of these methods before Sept. test (that 10 point span between the predictions captures my PT average, but it would have given me a sense of what was realistic and what I was capable of on the high end)


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Postby knola002 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:05 pm

Should've gotten a 168 . . . did a little beter. Then again, I actually studied for this one.

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Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:43 pm

Totally bogus.

SAT (Verbal: 670 Math:480)

By their calculations I am at a 155.

163 in September Biatches!! :lol:

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Postby PoorOrpheus » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:45 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 scored an 800 on the verbal. Technically, I should've started from a 180.

The OP's formula gave me a number that was -6 the actual. Yours gave me the correct score. Interesting....


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Postby Borhas » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:00 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

I got a 1340 on the SAT, and I got a 165 on the LSAT
this thing said 164.8

kind of nifty
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Postby driveshaft » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:13 pm

I scored 13 points higher than it says I should have. Wish I'd studied for the SAT now.

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Postby mi-chan17 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:15 pm

Mine was off by 11 points (in a good way). I'm attributing this to my hatred for math, though. My SAT scores looked ridiculous 700s in Verbal and 500s in math.

No math on the LSAT! :D


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Postby dukeorbust » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:07 am

Formula predicts 172. I scored a 167. Trouble on the Logical Games section. I guess I ought to study. :-(

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Postby jakeoooh » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:15 am

No dice for me. 1400 sat (730v/670m), 175 LSAT. Oh well. Back in 1997 a 1400 was a good enough score to get me into some good schools. If I had done better there I'm sure my 175 would do the same :-)

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Postby Ragged » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:16 am

SAT predicted:165

I didn't really put my heart into studying for the SAT though and I took it 4 times too.... my first one would put me at around 157.... those were fun times... sorta.. :| ... wait no, actually those were shitty times... now are the fun times. :P


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Postby movieguru873 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:34 am

SAT score predicted-158
Actual score- 162

wasn't too far off, but is only about as accurate as an educated guess.

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Postby MF248 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:41 am

Said I'd get a 172. I got a 177.

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Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:49 am

gave me a 164, made a 173 :D

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Postby mountaintime » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:24 am

predicted 164-165, actual was 168. I think I did pretty well considering my SAT score was so damn unbalanced (750M / 580V). I'm a slow reader.

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Postby voice of reason » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:38 am

JCougar wrote: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.

Impressive improvement. What study methods/materials did you use?

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Postby huarwfn » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:14 am

SAT score prediction: 165 (and I actually took a prep course for this thing back in the day)
ACT score prediction (using the table converting ACT to SAT from this thread): 171.5 (no studying)
LSAT: 172 (~3 weeks of light studying)

Dead on, if you ignore my SAT. I'm not really sure what happened there (My highest score was on the math section on that thing, something obviously went wrong).


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Postby zephyr36 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:16 am

This is a pretty shabby formula. I did zero studying for the SAT and scored a 1080. I scored a 29 on the ACT so that helped, but my cold diagnostic was 160. After three months of studying I'm hoping to be in the 172+ range. I guess it might work decently for someone who studied intently for the SAT and ACT but for someone like me who studied for neither and plans on studying hardcore for the LSAT it is pretty inaccurate.

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:20 am

I guess I under-performed.

SAT: 1520
LSAT Prediction (based on 730 Verbal): 173
Actual: 172

But i'm still happy. I might re-take in Feb for glory (and scholarship $).

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