Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

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Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

Postby lsnewbie » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:28 pm

I am preparing for the June LSAT (I want to apply as early as possible). My first diagnostic was 158 (timed, finished all but LG early), the next test I took a week later was a 163 (untimed, but I'm pretty sure I didn't go over time). That was two months ago or so.

I haven't done all that much to prepare at this point: have read the LR and LG bibles (I didn't do the questions because I didn't want to foul up my scores on the preptests, also this way I can use the answer keys to help me out if they are questions I get wrong on the tests, I'm still not sure if that is a wise move).

Today I got a 166 on preptest 12 (with -2 on the LG section). This was after 3-4 weeks not looking at LSAT materials. I have all three preptest books and all preptests after that, a textbook that covers formal and informal logic (Copi and Cohen) and Kaplan 180 (which I'm not sure if I should bother with).

I can spend about 32-35 hours a week up to the test preparing. Do you think I can work my way up to the 172+ range by June? Should I wait for October and delay sending in my apps?

Sorry to ramble on.
Thanks :)

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Re: Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

Postby Atlas LSAT Teacher » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:04 pm

Yes, you can do it.

Worst case scenario, you realize 3 weeks before that you can't do it (i.e. you're not scoring 174 on preptests), and you back out of the test, or perhaps even take it and cancel.

Start predicting your score on practice tests to build up your sense of how you're doing.

BTW, there's not much of a delay if you wait until October. A good rule of thumb is to apply by Christmas.

Good luck!

- NT

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Re: Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

Postby lsnewbie » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:09 pm

Thanks for the information.

I think I need to aim closer to a 174+ (looking at law school predictor, my gpa is 3.46). I need to do a lot of work. The LR is where I lose more of my points which is disappointing since it's harder for me to figure out why I'm choosing the wrong answer on those questions.

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Re: Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

Postby Bert » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:12 pm

Atlas LSAT Teacher wrote:Yes, you can do it.

Worst case scenario, you realize 3 weeks before that you can't do it (i.e. you're not scoring 174 on preptests), and you back out of the test, or perhaps even take it and cancel.

Start predicting your score on practice tests to build up your sense of how you're doing.

BTW, there's not much of a delay if you wait until October. A good rule of thumb is to apply by Christmas.

Good luck!

- NT


Apply as early as possible -- Christmas is late, but not too late. Assuming your PS is done before the October LSAT, there is no reason why you cant have all of your apps out before the LSAT score is released, or if you wanted to wait until the score is released, on the date that the score is released.

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Re: Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

Postby UFmark » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:44 am

I plan on getting a 170+ and I just took my first diagnostic today(161). So as far as I'm concerned, its plausible haha.

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Re: Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

Postby hellokitty » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:46 am

Definitely. Good luck!

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Re: Is it plausible for me to get a 170+ on the June LSAT?

Postby melinda.corbin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:15 am

UFmark wrote:I plan on getting a 170+ and I just took my first diagnostic today(161). So as far as I'm concerned, its plausible haha.


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