Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby legaleagle9 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:22 pm

hey guys. this is a little bit off topic but can someone link/direct me to a real size LSAT PT?? Thank you so much!

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby gaud » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:35 pm

legaleagle9 wrote:hey guys. this is a little bit off topic but can someone link/direct me to a real size LSAT PT?? Thank you so much!



http://www.lsac.org/jd/pdfs/SamplePTJune.pdf

that is the free 4-section test


I may be wrong, but I do not believe that they have sample ones for free that have the 5-sections. Cambridge LSAT has 5-section tests that you can purchase.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby Hannibal » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:35 pm

143-174

Got -21 on games during my diagnostic XD

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby gaud » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:36 pm

Hannibal wrote:143-174



Wow, good s**t right there

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby gothamm » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:32 pm

TLS has the amazing ability to make people think that a 170 is a run-of-the-mill score.

It would be a huge mistake to assume that a 170+ is easily attainable, especially with your GPA. Not trying to be negative, but just know what you're in for.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby legaleagle9 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:30 pm

gaud wrote:
legaleagle9 wrote:hey guys. this is a little bit off topic but can someone link/direct me to a real size LSAT PT?? Thank you so much!



http://www.lsac.org/jd/pdfs/SamplePTJune.pdf

that is the free 4-section test


I may be wrong, but I do not believe that they have sample ones for free that have the 5-sections. Cambridge LSAT has 5-section tests that you can purchase.


thanks alot buddy. I just went to my local library and picked up the big Kaplan LSAT 2010 book and Princeton 2009 LSAT book with 3 prep tests each.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:16 am

155-->172... no tutor/class/etc.

I used pretty much only TLS advice, tbh.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby lawscholar20 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:23 am

152>>>171

I attended a 7 week course three nights a week for 3 hours each. I studied about 5 hours a day. My scores were climbing until the day I took the test.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby lawscholar20 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:25 am

gothamm wrote:TLS has the amazing ability to make people think that a 170 is a run-of-the-mill score.

It would be a huge mistake to assume that a 170+ is easily attainable, especially with your GPA. Not trying to be negative, but just know what you're in for.

+1000000

I scored 171=98 percentile.

Run of the mill??? Do the math.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby PleaseHelpThanks » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:34 am

142 ======> 165 Highest/ occurred thrice times on multiple new practice exams in precisely timed conditions...Real score was a little lower, and honestly I'm 100% sure I should still retake and keep working for the 170+ because this test is literally something you can keep getting better at, unless you have a learning disability, but I thought my very pretty GPA would be a little more helpful, and neglected the now obvious choice of retaken in December, God do I feel dumb! And I know this opinion is not shared by many, but I strongly believe that 8/10 people can get a 170 with enough practice, but 8/10 don't have the belief in themselves, nor the patience to really practice their hardest at something like this for a good year, year and a half, nor the correct advice on how to properly do so. Yes I’m serious.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby Patriot1208 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:50 pm

lawscholar20 wrote:
gothamm wrote:TLS has the amazing ability to make people think that a 170 is a run-of-the-mill score.

It would be a huge mistake to assume that a 170+ is easily attainable, especially with your GPA. Not trying to be negative, but just know what you're in for.

+1000000

I scored 171=98 percentile.

Run of the mill??? Do the math.

A 171 is alright, bro.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby Hannibal » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:04 pm

I remember when I got my diag and felt like crap about the games, the Princeton Review book said something like "don't worry, many can learn games and even get a score in the top 10%." I was sooo hopeful I'd get in the top 10% of LSAT scores.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:09 pm

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby edgarfigaro » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:13 am

dooood wrote:
phaedrus wrote:
olympia1000 wrote:Hey All,
I'm 4 years out of undergrad and took my first full timed practice test last night, and was NOT pleased with my score. Considering my scores on previous standardized tests, I was expecting much higher result. With my GPA (very low) I need more than a 170 to get me into a school, but judging from my staring point I have a long way to go.
I'm planning on two tests a week till the October exam, plus a Kaplan course, and two books - logic games and logical reasoning.

So, for everyone who got a 170 and higher ( and actually studied) what were your lowest starting points???

Thanks, and happy Friday!



171-->169

With lots of practice tests in between. Bet that doesn't make you feel better.


There is no way in hell you got a 171 diag


It's not impossible. Some people just get the test (particularly people that have taken logic recently and love the professor layton games).

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby Ginj » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:44 am

147---> currently scoring low 170's.

No class. Just books. Lots and lots of books. Going on month 9 of studying.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby coveyellow » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:10 am

My diagnostic was 165 and after 3 months of studying I got a 170... this topic is starting to make me think I should have studied a little more.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:52 am

coveyellow wrote:My diagnostic was 165 and after 3 months of studying I got a 170... this topic is starting to make me think I should have studied a little more.

I went from 159 to 169 with about 4 months of studying at 15-20 hours a week. I'm pretty sure i'm just gong to drill every single thing I can for four months straight again before a retake.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:10 am

My diagnostic was a 147 and i've been studying with a private lsat tutor since early june... http://newyorklsattutor.com/ . She teaches me a new type of question every week and i have just started timing myself. From these posts I am thinking about taking the testmasters course for the december exam. I just hope that they don't teach a conflicting style to that of my tutor's. My tutor is good but very very expensive.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:23 pm

I tutored a girl who started at a 143, and got in the mid-170s.

She was an exception from the norm though as she was smart but just never learned logic. She had a 3.9x GPA. I definitely think there is a correlation between GPA from a respectable school, and the amount of weight you should give a diag.

I have conversely had a student with a 2.8 GPA with a diag of a 136 who had his "heart set on Yale". I opted not to tutor him, but don't think he would have improved that much. Some people just are not cut out for the academic world, and while the LSAT can't prove who will work hard or what not, the LSAT can pick people out on the extremes.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby SLS_AMG » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:50 pm

Didn't get a 170+, but I got pretty close and my jump was pretty huge. 147 cold diagnostic --> 168 on the real one.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:30 pm

SLS_AMG wrote:Didn't get a 170+, but I got pretty close and my jump was pretty huge. 147 cold diagnostic --> 168 on the real one.

congrats man. well done. this indicates you're a worker and hustla. mad props.

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Re: Lowest Starting Point for a 170+ LSAT

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:03 pm

SLS_AMG wrote:Didn't get a 170+, but I got pretty close and my jump was pretty huge. 147 cold diagnostic --> 168 on the real one.


how did you prepare?




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