LSAT Practice Score vs. Actual score.

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yaboy23
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LSAT Practice Score vs. Actual score.

Postby yaboy23 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:53 pm

Being that the LSAT is in two days, I wanted to know what is the chances of me scoring of what I have been scoring on the practice tests? Do people generally score the same on the actual test or lower? An admissions counselor for a law school told me people generally score five points lower than their actual test. Is this true?

I'm curious to know because I don't want to take the test in October because I am not scoring where I want to score at the moment, but on the other hand I want to take the test so I can get a vibe of what it like on test day and how nervous I will be so I can come better prepared for December's test.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

-Austin


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Nova
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Re: LSAT Practice Score vs. Actual score.

Postby Nova » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:06 pm

yaboy23 wrote:An admissions counselor for a law school told me people generally score five points lower than their actual test. Is this true?


lol, no.

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Re: LSAT Practice Score vs. Actual score.

Postby yaboy23 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:11 pm

Thanks a bunch!

Austin

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Re: LSAT Practice Score vs. Actual score.

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:23 pm

Only you know how you deal with nerves on test day. I don't get test anxiety, so I was pretty confident of hitting my average (I actually beat my average by a point). Scoring 2-3 points below your average is probably the most common. A few people bomb it and even fewer magically overperform.

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Re: LSAT Practice Score vs. Actual score.

Postby iMisto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:41 pm

I definitely scored 5 points lower on my actual test.

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Re: LSAT Practice Score vs. Actual score.

Postby Oklahoma2014 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:26 pm

It depends on the person. For me, it was difficult to ever take a practice test seriously. Thus, my actual score was 3 points higher than my highest practice test. But overall, it seems that most people score a few points below their best practice score. Probably just depends on how seriously you take the practice tests and how strictly you actually adhere to the timing.




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