Correlation between LSAT and SAT, for those who asked

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typical1L
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Postby typical1L » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:01 pm

Use the first-listed meaning ;)

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AR75
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Postby AR75 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:06 pm

26 ACT / 151 here. Yeah, I'm quite a catch.

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doctorgonzo
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Postby doctorgonzo » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:06 pm

1550/167

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AR75
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Postby AR75 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:08 pm

also, 6'7", 463 lbs.

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AR75
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Postby AR75 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:12 pm

Busted again. Wah wah wah *Debbie Downer's Theme*

Alf14997
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Postby Alf14997 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:14 pm

1040 SAT... high school was a whole nother story compared to college... I didnt get my LSAT back but I topped out on preptests at 169 (twice)

haha, 1040

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Postby hobbla » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:43 pm

they are two very different tests

the SAT tests math and verbal skills that are a little below the levels of most top students coming out of high school. (For example, there is no calculus, and the reading comprehension isn't as complex as the lsat)

The SAT has more to do with taking your time and not making stupid mistakes, beacuse none of the questions are truly difficult. (problem is getting 1 or 2 wrong can drop you down to a 750 on math, verbal is a little more lenient).

I think the LSAT tests a much higher level of logical reasoning (so there shouldn't be much of a correlation).

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Postby minestar7 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:51 pm

1360 SAT (680 Verbal); no problems with timing
158/155 LSAT; always ran out of time

I hate getting dumber.

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GodSpeed
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Postby GodSpeed » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:18 pm

My problem is that English wasn't my first language. I stomped the math but got eaten alive by the verbal :(

Same thing with logic games vs reading comp. I did pretty damn well in the logical reasoning as well. 2-3 wrong in every section and 9+ wrong in reading comp. wahoooo!

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Postby Slash2049 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:15 am

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seagull48
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Postby seagull48 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:22 am

slash you are my test score twin. except you are the slightly smarter twin.

1510/33/176

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Slash2049
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Postby Slash2049 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:09 am

i did cheat and take the sat twice

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Corsair
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Postby Corsair » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:13 am

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GodSpeed
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Postby GodSpeed » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:30 am

Keep in mind the competition.

Everyone in america
vs
College graduates, or those very close to college gradation looking to earn a doctorate.


It makes sense that those in lower SAT percentiles will see a significant drop in LSAT percentile. Those who are higher in the SAT percentile will see a smaller drop in comparison.

BTW: I hate you all. I no longer feel brilliant.

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seagull48
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Postby seagull48 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:54 am

i did cheat and take the sat twice


haha, i did too.

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Slash2049
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Postby Slash2049 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:01 am

did anyone else have the urge and cheat in the sat and turn back and work on the math sections...

i remember the first time i took it having to tell myself that it was a ridiculous thought... but it was there...

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seagull48
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Postby seagull48 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:07 am

screw the math section. i hated math for itself and for dragging my sat score down. now i'm getting a b.s. in mathematics.

i'm glad there was no time for temptations like that on the lsat though. once logic games are over you're on to something else, no looking back.

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GodSpeed
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Postby GodSpeed » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:22 pm

I had 4-5 minutes to spare after finishing the logic games :D

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DOS
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Postby DOS » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:18 pm

1410 (730 Verbal)/176

I would be more interested in an age/LSAT correlation to see if it is true that the test gets 'harder' if you are older.

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MagicMurdock
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Postby MagicMurdock » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:19 pm

Saying 1270 is a crappy SAT is a joke.

typical1L
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Postby typical1L » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:23 pm

To be fair, it's on the low end for people looking at top UG schools. Obviously, the SAT has more differential at the top end in the scoring because it is not a difficult test.

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MagicMurdock
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Postby MagicMurdock » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 pm

For the sake of this intelligent thread...

1370 (I think 700 Math?)
169

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Postby Master Tofu » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:41 pm

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Postby salamander » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:46 pm

It's been a while, but I think my SAT was 1460. LSAT 170.
Oh, for the age people, I'm 29, and I've been out of school for 8 years.

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Postby capnjack » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:08 am

I would be more interested in an age/LSAT correlation to see if it is true that the test gets 'harder' if you are older.


SAT: taken at age 16, without studying: 1430
GRE: taken at age 25, with minimal studying: 740 verbal (99%), 790 quantitative (96%), 800 analytical (99%)
LSAT: taken at age 31, with significant studying: 175

My LSAT %tile is, I'm pretty sure, higher than my SAT %tile. Undergrad apps. have become so much more competitive now than when I applied, I would definitely study more now for the SAT. But age hasn't seemed to hurt anything . . . yet.




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