Post your progress once complete

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theZeigs
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Post your progress once complete

Postby theZeigs » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:40 pm

I thought it might be helpful if people were to post their score progress when already complete with LSAT.

For example, let's say you took 20 practice tests. It might be helpful for others to see your diagnostic, your 19 scores as you studied, and your final (test day) score. Any other information (how long studied, which PTs taken in which order, how often took PTs, any time off, etc.) might also be useful. Obviously, a positive trend would generally be seen, but maybe people can get an idea of how quickly scores will improve and relatively, how much deviation there is test to test, and maybe even relative difficulties of tests (if you saved this info).

If you've saved this information (spreadsheet or just jotted down) and can post, it would be interesting to me and probably other TLSers.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: If anyone wants to PM me their chart so that it doesn't go public (i.e. your name is not associated with it) I can simply put up the results as "anonymous" and put the scores in the thread. Obviously, I will delay the time between you sending it to me and it being posted so that, if you happened to write in the thread, it's not easy to figure out your score; I can also make any other appropriate edits as requested (e.g. get rid of data on how you felt on test day, etc.).
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Sandro
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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby Sandro » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:01 pm

This would be really helpful to see.

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby Unemployed » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:06 pm

I have one. I just don't know how to post it.

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby theZeigs » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:45 am

I think that any format is useful. If you just wanted to post score 1, score 2, score 3 etc. that's fine.

Perhaps a very useful one would be comma delimited, e.g.:

date, PT number, score,
date, pt number, score,
...
date, pt number, score,

Hard returns per line make it easy to import into excel for any statistical analysis. You could include other "columns" as well, if you had e.g. notes on how you felt on test day or notes on how many you guessed correctly, or whatever. If you already have the excel file, you can just save as a *.csv (comma separated values file) and then open with notepad and copy-paste into the forums.

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby Unemployed » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:07 pm

It's a complicated chart (PT#, source, date, general comments, raw score, real score, 1st take, 2nd take...), and I took just about every PT I could find. I'm willing to e-mail the excel file, but I'm not sure I want to make it public.

I don't think you'll find it helpful anyway, since I don't have any details about the crucial period during which I went from a 152 diagnostic to the 170's. I was stuck in the 160's for about a month, but I didn't record those. All of the detailed entries are pretty much for scores in the 170's.

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby theZeigs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:16 am

Unemployed wrote:It's a complicated chart (PT#, source, date, general comments, raw score, real score, 1st take, 2nd take...), and I took just about every PT I could find. I'm willing to e-mail the excel file, but I'm not sure I want to make it public.

I don't think you'll find it helpful anyway, since I don't have any details about the crucial period during which I went from a 152 diagnostic to the 170's. I was stuck in the 160's for about a month, but I didn't record those. All of the detailed entries are pretty much for scores in the 170's.


This is a good point.

If anyone wants to PM me their chart so that it doesn't go public (i.e. your name is not associated with it) I can simply put up the results as "anonymous" and put the scores in the thread. Obviously, I will delay the time between you sending it to me and it being posted so that, if you happened to write in the thread, it's not easy to figure out your score; I can also make any other appropriate edits as requested (e.g. get rid of data on how you felt on test day, etc.). Going to edit the first post and put this info there as well.

Unemployed, it's too bad you don't have the 160's data, but I will be honest that it's encouraging to me personally that you were stuck there for a month. I'm feeling the blues in the same way. If you want to send me the data, that would be great.

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby typ3 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:28 am

Posting so i can later edit the results.

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby Knock » Wed May 12, 2010 2:11 pm

Here you guys go, hope this helps. If you want more info such as my reactions after taking every PT (for the most part), check out my prep tracking thread, viewtopic.php?f=6&t=112107.

My Practice Tests:
Pt#____Date__________Individual Sections____Raw /Scaled Score_______________Notes___________________
36 -- 02/27/10 ------ -6 LR -3 RC -7 LR -3 LG ------82/165 --- Free Kaplan Test, finished LG bible by exam, 5 sections
19 -- 03/24/10 ---- -2 LG -4 LR -4 RC -2 LR ------- 89/170 ---- most of LR Bible done, rusty on games, 4 sections
20 -- 03/25/10 ----- -4 LR -1 RC -4 LG -2 LR ------- 90/171 ---- missed last 3 on 4th LG due to extremely hard game
21 -- 03/30/10 ----- -4 LG -6 LR -2 LR -3 RC ------ 86/169 ----- 4 sections, felt off, disappointing, first PT to drop
22 -- 03/31/10 ----- -2 RC -4 LR -0 LG -4 LR ------ 91/172 ----- 4 sections, nearly bombed LG, LR dragging me down
23 -- 04/01/10 ----- -6 LG -4 LR -4 LR -4 RC ------ 82/168 ----- ran out of time on LG (2 q's), took at 9pm (noise + tired)
24 -- 04/03/10 ----- -2 RC -3 LR -2 LR -6 LG ------ 88/171 ---- 4 sections, bombed last LG (missed 5/6)
25 -- 04/05/10 ----- -0 RC -2 LR -9 LG -2 LR ------ 88/169 ---- 4 sections, bombed 2nd lg (0/7), hardest LG ever
26 -- 04/07/10 ----- -2 LG -5 LR -5 LR -2 RC ------ 87/170 ---- 4 sections, LR holding me back this time
27 -- 04/08/10 ----- -2 LR -1 LG -4 RC -4 LR ------ 90/174 ---- 4 sections, 5 extra minutes on LG! Artificially high score
28 -- 04/09/10 ----- -3 LR -2 LG -2 LR -0 RC ------ 94/175 ---- untimed on 1st LR section, all else timed, 4 sections
SpA- 04/12/10 ----- -0 LR -2 RC -1 LG -1 LR ------ 97/177 ---- SuperPrep A, untimed LG, 4 sections
SpB- 04/13/10 ----- -5 LR -3 LG -3 RC -0 LR ------ 90/173 ---- SuperPrep B, untimed LG, 4 sections
SpC- 04/14/10 ----- -5 LG -2 LR -1 LR -1 RC ------ 92/174 ---- SuperPrep C, untimed LG, 4 sections
40 -- 04/15/10 ----- -2 LR -1 LG -1 LR -2 RC ------ 95/174 ---- 4 sections, fully timed
43 -- 04/17/10 ----- -1 RC -2 LR -2 LR -0 LG ------ 96/177 ---- 4 sections, fully timed
44 -- 04/19/10 ----- -2 RC -3 LR -1 LG -1 LR ------ 93/173 ---- 4 sections, fully timed
45 -- 04/20/10 ----- -1 LR -0 RC -0 LG -3 LR ------ 95/178 ---- 4 sections, fully timed (did a 5th afterwards from PT41.1)
46 -- 04/21/10 ----- -1 RC -1 LR -0 LR -0 LG ------ 97/179 ---- 5 sections (exp. PT41.2 as 3rd section)
39 -- 04/22/10 ----- -3 LG -3 LR -1 RC -3 LR ------ 91/172 ---- 5 sections (exp. PT41.3 as 3rd section)
42 -- 04/23/10 ----- -2 LG -2 LR -2 RC -1 LR ------ 94/174 ---- 5 sections (exp. PT41.4 as 2nd section)
41 -- 04/20-4/10 --- -3 LR -1 LG -0 LR -4 RC ------ 93/174 ---- used as experimental section for PT's
47 -- 04/27/10 ----- -3 LR -2 RC -1 LR -0 LG ------ 94/174 ----- 5 sections (exp. PT18.1 as 1st section)
48 -- 04/28/10 ----- -1 LR -0 LG -0 RC -1 LR ------ 99/178 ----- 5 sections (exp. PT18.2 as 3rd section) untimed LG
30 -- 04/29/10 ----- -0 LG -1 LR -2 RC -0 LR ------ 98/180 ----- 5 sections, 18.3 as 3rd experimental, re-used q's, e/x RC
31 -- 05/01/10 ----- -1 LG -1 LR -1 LR -6 RC ------ 92/174 ----- 5 sections, 18.4 as 4th experimental
18 -- 05/01/10 ----- -1 LG -4 LR -0 RC -3 LR ------ 93/175 ----- broken up and used as experimental tests
29 -- 05/03/10 ----- -1 LR -2 RC -0 LG -3 LR ------ 95/176 ----- taken in 2 parts, 1st section and then last 3 sections
32 -- 05/04/10 ----- -0 LR -3 RC -0 LG -2 LR ------ 95/177 ----- 5 secions, with 16.1 as 3rd section experimental
33 -- 05/05/10 ----- -0 LR -4 RC -0 LR -1 LG ------ 96/178 ----- 5 sections, with 16.2 as 3rd section experimental
34 -- 05/06/10 ----- -0 RC -1 LR -2 LR -0 LG ------ 98/180 ----- 5 sections, with 16.3 as 3rd section experimental
16 -- 05/07/10 ----- -1 LG -3 LR -1 LR -5 RC ------ 91/173 ----- experimental test
35 -- 05/08/10 ----- -0 LR -2 RC -0 LG -1 LR ------ 98/179 ----- 4 sections due to library closing
49 -- 05/10/10 ----- -0 LG -2 LR -2 RC -2 LR ------ 94/174 ----- 4 sections
50 -- 05/11/10 ----- -3 RC -0 LR -1 LG -3 LR ------ 93/173 ----- 5 sections

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby risktaker » Fri May 14, 2010 1:45 pm

PT 30: 169
PT 18: 170
PT 36: 167
PT 37: 168
(I took two tests a week for the above test scores)
April 21, 2010, PT 38, 167
April 23, 2010, Dec 04 test, 164
April 27, 2010, Dec 05 test, 168
May 2, 2010, June 05 test, 164
May 4, 2010, Dec 06 test, 163
May 9, 2010, Sep 06 test, 162
May 13, 2010, June 07 test, 168

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby kayljsh » Sun May 23, 2010 6:01 pm

I'll come back and edit this later as I add some/ after I take the real thing:

PT 36: -3LR, -0RC, -4LR, -0LG (bubble error) 94/175
PrepTest A: -0LR, -0RC, -1LG, -3LR 97/177
PrepTest B: -2LR, -4LG, -3RC, -1LR 91/174
June 2007: -2LR, -1RC, -0LG, -0LR 96/177
PT 54: -4RC, -3LR, -0LG, -1LR 93/172
PT 55: -6LR, -4RC, -1LR, -0LG 89/168
PrepTest C; -0LG, -1LR, -3LR, -3RC 94/176
PT 39: -0LR, -2CR, -0LG, -1LR, 98/179
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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby afa_brandon » Sun May 23, 2010 7:06 pm

PT/Score/Percentile/Raw/#missed/LG right/LG wrong/LR right/LR wrong/RC right/RC wrong

A/ 164/ 91.91%/ 84/ 17/ 17/ 7/ 44/ 6/ 23/ 4
B/ 173/ 99.32%/ 90/ 11/ 18/ 6/ 48/ 3/ 24/ 2
C/ 165/ 93.49%/ 79/ 22/ 10/ 14/ 44/ 6/ 25/ 2
39/ 171/ 98.69%/ 90/ 11/ 20/ 3/ 44/ 6/ 26/ 2
42/ 176/ 99.78%/ 96/ 5/ 23/ 1/ 50/ 2/ 24/ 2
43/ 178/ 99.91%/ 97/ 4/ 22/ 0/ 49/ 2/ 28/ 2
45/ 173/ 99.32%/ 90/ 9/ 21/ 1/ 47/ 3/ 22/ 5
46/ 173/ 99.32%/ 93/ 6/ 22/ 0/ 48/ 3/ 23/ 3
47/ 166/ 94.84%/ 86/ 14/ 22/ 4/ 46/ 6/ 26/ 4
48/ 175/ 99.67%/ 97/ 4/ 22/ 0/ 51/ 1/ 24/ 3
49/ 171/ 98.69%/ 91/ 9/ 19/ 3/ 50/ 1/ 22/ 5
50/ 173/ 99.32%/ 93/ 7/ 21/ 1/ 47/ 3/ 25/ 3
J07/ 169/ 97.55%/ 91/ 9/ 21/ 2/ 46/ 4/ 24/ 3


47 and superprep A and C were "bad days," with everything from being hung over to loud construction in the library to blame. i think the june 07 curve really didn't reflect that test's difficulty... at least for me :/

the percentile column is pretty useless, but it came with the spreadsheet.

LG is a LOT better than it used to be, but still missing stupid points.

I'll edit once i finish 51-59

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Wed May 26, 2010 6:18 am

From January through April, I slowly went through the LGB, took about one test a month to see where I was (low was a 164, high was a 170), and didn't focus on test-taking until finals ended. I had a pretty good grip on LR and RC already, or else I would have read the Bibles on those too.

These are listed in the order I've taken them over the past month, which was pretty arbitrary. There's a focus on the new ones, but I wanted to mix in some old ones for variety. All of these are timed and four sections unless noted otherwise.

SuperPrep B -- 171, -13 (-7 LG, -4 LR, -2 RC)
PT 50 -- 172, -8 (-2 LG, -3 LR, -3 RC)
PT 29 -- 173, -9 (-3 LG, -5 LR, -1 RC)
PT 53 -- 170, -11 (-3 LG, -5 LR, -2 RC) [inc. experimental]
PT 30 -- 178, -5 (-1 LG, -2 LR, -2 RC)
PT 48 -- 174, -5 (-2 LG, -2 LR, -1 RC)
PT 54 -- 175, -6 (-0 LG, -4 LR, -2 RC)
PT 51 -- 180, -1 (-0 LG, -1 LR, -0 RC)
PT 57 -- 176, -5 (-1 LG, -4 LR, -0 RC) [inc. experimental]

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Re: Post your progress once complete

Postby theZeigs » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:07 am

I thought I would bump this...there's another thread like this but mine started first 8)

I'd like to esp. see the June takers take this exam.




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