LSAT Score dropping from PT Average

How did your LSAT score compare to your average PrepTests

-4 or more
7
23%
-3
4
13%
-2
0
No votes
-1
2
6%
0 (the same as your average)
7
23%
+1
2
6%
+2
0
No votes
+3
0
No votes
+4 or more
4
13%
Haven't taken the LSAT yet
5
16%
 
Total votes: 31

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Knock
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LSAT Score dropping from PT Average

Postby Knock » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:38 pm

Heard a lot that people drop a few points from their PT's on the real deal, so I wanted to see to what degree that is true.

Edit: If you vote in the poll please post and elaborate.
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sumus romani
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Re: LSAT Score dropping from PT Average

Postby sumus romani » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:45 pm

I was +1 on the real thing as compared to my average of the five exams I took just before the real thing. I was much higher if one goes all the way back to include all my PT's in the average. On the real exam, I just had greater concentration than in my practices. I finished each section at least five minutes early (and then went back to check over my answers), whereas with PT's, I always felt the time pressure. So, I don't really think my improvement was luck: rather, it was something that I would be able to do again if I took another official exam.
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Geist13
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Re: LSAT Score dropping from PT Average

Postby Geist13 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:52 pm

I was about -5. 172 avg. 167 on the real thing. It was frustrating. I didn't have a bad test or get tripped up by a game or anything. I was just really nervous and not well rested. I got 14 questions wrong. 11 of those came in the first two sections of the test. Once I settled in, I rocked the remaining sections.

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napolnic
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Re: LSAT Score dropping from PT Average

Postby napolnic » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:59 pm

If you averaged out all of my PTs, it was a little off; but if you averaged my last 7 PTs, it's spot on.

tomwatts
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Re: LSAT Score dropping from PT Average

Postby tomwatts » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:43 pm

I've mentioned my long and sordid history with the LSAT before, but I voted that it was the same just because my only PT immediately before the February test was PT 58, and I got the same score on that. A few months earlier, I did 57 and got 1 point lower.

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HiLine
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Re: LSAT Score dropping from PT Average

Postby HiLine » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:16 pm

Poll for February 2010 test takers with 70 participants:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=109330&view=viewpoll




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