how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby yesofcourse » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:58 pm

If its any consolation I scored a 1010 on the SAT and I'm practicing in the low to mid 170's right now on the LSAT. Granted I have studied a lot for the LSAT and didn't know what the hell was on the SAT before I took it, but still. Also, I'm a philosophy major, so that might of helped for the LSAT; how much I don't know.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby playhero » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:56 am

Wait you got a 1230 and got into a T50 school. I sure fucking undersold myself.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby andol469 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:05 am

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby Dead Ringer » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:12 am

E for me as well. To person earlier: yeah its not kosher to talk about natural ability but we all do it indirectly. I have noticed in teaching another key difference between 170's and those below. A plus 170 person always understands an LSAT answer when it is explained to them, even if it wasn't apparent at first. Below this isn't as sure a thing or it takes longer. -158 or so it is almost a sure thing that they won't really understand the hard ones without very lengthy explanation if at all.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby TatteredDignity » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:48 am

I think the key area in which natural ability comes into play is speed. Everyone says that the test is "learnable"- of course. Teach a system for LG to anybody and they will be able to solve the games eventually. The difference between the people who start in the 150s and work their butts off for a 165+ and the people who start in the 160s and break 170 is that the latter already have the innate skills for the test, and it's a matter of fine tuning. Eventually, the former group learns the skills, but their reading and reasoning just isn't quick enough to get to all the questions effectively. 25 questions in 35 minutes is daunting for the person who has to beat their brain into the wall for every question, even the "easy" ones.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby bartleby » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:09 am

In addition to the tips on reading The Economist, etc. daily, spending six months to really read and understand Spinoza, Hegel, Marx should do wonders. You can probably find their stuff at a lot of public libraries.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby littleboyblue » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:40 pm

i have no recollection of what i got on the SAT but probably something around 1200 (over 15 years ago). i think the LSAT is way easier than the SAT. there is no vocab to memorize.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby yesofcourse » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:50 pm

littleboyblue wrote:i have no recollection of what i got on the SAT but probably something around 1200 (over 15 years ago). i think the LSAT is way easier than the SAT. there is no vocab to memorize.


To me that would mean the SAT is easier b/c alot/some of what you have to do is just memorize shit thats easy.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby yesofcourse » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:52 pm

bobina wrote:With a 1230, I'm guessing you'll max out somewhere in the 160s. The only people I know IRL who got 176+ scored in the upper 1500s on the SAT. I don't believe everything written on the forums either...


You can definitely score in the 170's even if you get a 1200 something on the SAT.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby yesofcourse » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:58 pm

Are you saying this is the case taking the SAT cold while actually studying for the LSAT????

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby yesofcourse » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:04 pm

bobina wrote:
yesofcourse wrote:Are you saying this is the case taking the SAT cold while actually studying for the LSAT????


Yes. Definitely. Let's face it, most people took the SAT cold anyway.

With +- 3 or 5 points error (depending on who you ask) the equation is as follows:

SAT/20.7 + 100.7= LSAT.


I guess, but I'm telling the honest to God truth that I got a 1010 on the SAT and my last two HONEST LSAT scores were 175 and 173.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby yesofcourse » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:08 pm

144. ha, it really was. But I'm kind of an odd case.

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Re: how hard is it to break 176+ in LSAT

Postby yesofcourse » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:13 pm

Yea, its just a matter of wether or not you can conquer your nervousness and focus it in a good way.




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