What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

What score do you want to get for June 2010 LSAT?

Poll ended at Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:06 pm

177-180
35
30%
174-177
16
14%
170-173
28
24%
165-169
23
20%
160-164
9
8%
154-159
1
1%
147-153
0
No votes
120-146
3
3%
 
Total votes: 115

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What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby HiLine » Sun May 30, 2010 6:06 pm

I know this is a stressful period for June test-takers, so I created this poll for people to take a break from Preptests and share their LSAT desires, the very humane motivation behind studying like crazy for the exam, with their TLS peers. I decided against asking for score predictions, thinking of which will drive people even crazier. Instead, please share with us the score that you want, no matter how ambitious, how totally ridiculous or terribly modest it is. This is the time to release your emotions from the emotionless LSAT prep, to step ahead and think about June the 7th, the time when your dream is fulfilled, when you come out of the testing room, relieved ... or not, but that's beyond the scope of the poll. :mrgreen:

Tell us what you want to get from all this preparation, what score you think you deserve. :D

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby confusedlawyer » Sun May 30, 2010 6:12 pm

165-169 definately, thats is also the range of my PT's. Anywhere within this range I will jump for joy. Anything less than 161-162 and I will probably re-write.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby Quadrangulum » Sun May 30, 2010 6:18 pm

I am hoping for 175. I'm not an optimist and even looking so high is uncomfortable for me but that is the middle of the range of my last 25 prep tests or so.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby pjo » Sun May 30, 2010 6:22 pm

I'm really hoping for a 165 or higher, but I won't retake unless I get less than a 160

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun May 30, 2010 6:24 pm

I would of course like a 180 on the LSAT. However, if I get a 168 or above I'm not retaking in October, and I'm really looking to score a 170.

confusedlawyer wrote:165-169 definately, thats is also the range of my PT's. Anywhere within this range I will jump for joy. Anything less than 161-162 and I will probably re-write.


Are you by any chance Canadian? I don't see a lot of Americans refer to "writing" an exam.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby WWAD » Sun May 30, 2010 6:26 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I would of course like a 180 on the LSAT. However, if I get a 168 or above I'm not retaking in October, and I'm really looking to score a 170.

confusedlawyer wrote:165-169 definately, thats is also the range of my PT's. Anywhere within this range I will jump for joy. Anything less than 161-162 and I will probably re-write.


Are you by any chance Canadian? I don't see a lot of Americans refer to "writing" an exam.


unless, of course, they actually wrote the exam.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby d34d9823 » Sun May 30, 2010 6:27 pm

180, but I won't be pissed unless I get below 177.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby Rikkugrrl » Sun May 30, 2010 6:38 pm

Well, I have a little more wiggle room with the LSAT than I thought I would after calculating my LSAC GPA (I got straight As this year, bumped it to a 3.4...would have a 3.75 if it weren't for my horrible decision to go through Honors requirements. Calculus, Statistics, and Honors Geology ate my face). Still it's not too stellar, especially since I want to go to Emory. My jaw about dropped when I saw the divide on LSN between the 165s and the 166s. It was almost as if the GPA didn't seem to matter, almost everyone with a 166+ got into Emory and almost everyone with a 165- (not counting URMs) didn't. It seems like they were really whoring themselves out to strong LSATs this past year, so it looks like I'm gonna need that 166, maybe even a 167 if they want to raise their LSAT median even higher next year. My score is all over the place, lowest being 163 and highest being 170, averaging about a 167, so I honestly have no idea what's going to happen on test day. Strangely, I've found I work better with distractions (my mom was watching a new episode of Say Yes to the Dress with the volume all the way up while I took a test and I still scored well. If that can't distract me, nothing can). I do know, however, that if I don't bring a 166 home I'm gonna be retaking in the fall.

(Even though I really reeeeeally want Emory, I don't think I'd shed tears if I didn't get in. UGA's a fine school. I think the world might stop spinning if I don't get in there though...)

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby bostonlawchick » Sun May 30, 2010 6:59 pm

I really, really really want a 176. That's the highest I've gotten on a PT, and would really help me get some t10 acceptances. I'm praying once my summer classes are over and I send my transcripts in that the LSAC gods will give me a 3.4, but I'm prepared for anything down to a 3.2. Anything high enough to at least get me in at BC would be acceptable. Anything lower and it looks like I'm taking a year to get my MS in accounting and retake the LSAT.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby PlugInBaby » Sun May 30, 2010 7:03 pm

I would very excited with a 170 and higher. All my Superprep tests were in that range. However I would still be pleased as punch with 167-169 which would put me in good shape for U of Washington and Washington U and give me an outside shot at the T14. I'd be a tad disappointed with a 166. 165 or lower.../self. Fortunately I haven't scored lower than a 166 in any of my PTs so far.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby confusedlawyer » Sun May 30, 2010 8:28 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I would of course like a 180 on the LSAT. However, if I get a 168 or above I'm not retaking in October, and I'm really looking to score a 170.

confusedlawyer wrote:165-169 definately, thats is also the range of my PT's. Anywhere within this range I will jump for joy. Anything less than 161-162 and I will probably re-write.


Are you by any chance Canadian? I don't see a lot of Americans refer to "writing" an exam.

Yes you got me, from Toronto

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby confusedlawyer » Sun May 30, 2010 8:36 pm

Not to get anyone's hopes up, but I feel I should chime in about something. I, like 100% of the people writing the LSAT, want a 180. But just for a second lets look at the statistics. Out of 120,000 people writing the test, maybe a few hundred get a 180, even if you go all the way down to 170, thats still the 99% +. Statistically speaking, the odds of any of the people wanting a 180 and getting it is probably 1/1000.

Aim for whatever score you would like but just don't be bummed out if you don't get what you want. Me personally, am aiming for a more realistic number. And from my experience talking to about 30 people who wrote the LSAT, about 99% of them said they did worse than they were scoring on PT's. Me personally don't put much stock into what I'm scoring on practice tests as an indicator of what I will score on the real thing. My opinion is that the real LSAT is a completely different beast. You have to deal with testing conditions, competing with others, and contrary to popular belief, luck does play a role in the LSAT.

I am not trying to discourage anyone, I am just trying to encourage realisticness so no one gets upset. And from what I can see from the poll, a few of you are walking down that cold road

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun May 30, 2010 8:52 pm

confusedlawyer wrote:Not to get anyone's hopes up, but I feel I should chime in about something. I, like 100% of the people writing the LSAT, want a 180. But just for a second lets look at the statistics. Out of 120,000 people writing the test, maybe a few hundred get a 180, even if you go all the way down to 170, thats still the 99% +. Statistically speaking, the odds of any of the people wanting a 180 and getting it is probably 1/1000.

Aim for whatever score you would like but just don't be bummed out if you don't get what you want. Me personally, am aiming for a more realistic number. And from my experience talking to about 30 people who wrote the LSAT, about 99% of them said they did worse than they were scoring on PT's. Me personally don't put much stock into what I'm scoring on practice tests as an indicator of what I will score on the real thing. My opinion is that the real LSAT is a completely different beast. You have to deal with testing conditions, competing with others, and contrary to popular belief, luck does play a role in the LSAT.

I am not trying to discourage anyone, I am just trying to encourage realisticness so no one gets upset. And from what I can see from the poll, a few of you are walking down that cold road


Yeah, I said I'd like to get a 180, but I'd also like to be able to shit ice cream, and you don't see me walking around with a bottle of chocolate sauce. I'm aiming for about a 169, because I think I can score right around there, and I know if I walk in there fully expecting a 180 then when I actually get my score I'd have to see how many bottles of whiskey it took to make the pain go away.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby confusedlawyer » Sun May 30, 2010 9:00 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
confusedlawyer wrote:Not to get anyone's hopes up, but I feel I should chime in about something. I, like 100% of the people writing the LSAT, want a 180. But just for a second lets look at the statistics. Out of 120,000 people writing the test, maybe a few hundred get a 180, even if you go all the way down to 170, thats still the 99% +. Statistically speaking, the odds of any of the people wanting a 180 and getting it is probably 1/1000.

Aim for whatever score you would like but just don't be bummed out if you don't get what you want. Me personally, am aiming for a more realistic number. And from my experience talking to about 30 people who wrote the LSAT, about 99% of them said they did worse than they were scoring on PT's. Me personally don't put much stock into what I'm scoring on practice tests as an indicator of what I will score on the real thing. My opinion is that the real LSAT is a completely different beast. You have to deal with testing conditions, competing with others, and contrary to popular belief, luck does play a role in the LSAT.

I am not trying to discourage anyone, I am just trying to encourage realisticness so no one gets upset. And from what I can see from the poll, a few of you are walking down that cold road


Yeah, I said I'd like to get a 180, but I'd also like to be able to shit ice cream, and you don't see me walking around with a bottle of chocolate sauce. I'm aiming for about a 169, because I think I can score right around there, and I know if I walk in there fully expecting a 180 then when I actually get my score I'd have to see how many bottles of whiskey it took to make the pain go away.


Exactly, this is exactly what I was alluding to. What happens is when you have the expectation of a 180 walking in, you know that you cannot make 1 mistake. Simple as that. So what happens when you come accross a question you do not know the answer to (will definately happen) psychologically you start to panic, and you completely lose confidence. If you run out of time? Even worse, because most likely your guesses will be wrong, and there goes your 180. Just be realistic and confident in your abilities to reach your realistic goal and hey, you might even be lucky enough to exceed it. Like I said before, my realistic goal is 165, which I haven't scored lower than this on a PT, but it is still my goal. 168 would be unreal.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby d34d9823 » Sun May 30, 2010 9:03 pm

confusedlawyer wrote:Exactly, this is exactly what I was alluding to. What happens is when you have the expectation of a 180 walking in, you know that you cannot make 1 mistake. Simple as that. So what happens when you come accross a question you do not know the answer to (will definately happen) psychologically you start to panic, and you completely lose confidence. If you run out of time? Even worse, because most likely your guesses will be wrong, and there goes your 180. Just be realistic and confident in your abilities to reach your realistic goal and hey, you might even be lucky enough to exceed it. Like I said before, my realistic goal is 165, which I haven't scored lower than this on a PT, but it is still my goal. 168 would be unreal.

This is just not true if you have a disciplined mentality. I expect to get a 180, but I'm not going to let one question throw me or influence my confidence. That's just dumb. Same deal as in sports, flush the mistake and move on.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby confusedlawyer » Sun May 30, 2010 9:07 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
confusedlawyer wrote:Exactly, this is exactly what I was alluding to. What happens is when you have the expectation of a 180 walking in, you know that you cannot make 1 mistake. Simple as that. So what happens when you come accross a question you do not know the answer to (will definately happen) psychologically you start to panic, and you completely lose confidence. If you run out of time? Even worse, because most likely your guesses will be wrong, and there goes your 180. Just be realistic and confident in your abilities to reach your realistic goal and hey, you might even be lucky enough to exceed it. Like I said before, my realistic goal is 165, which I haven't scored lower than this on a PT, but it is still my goal. 168 would be unreal.

This is just not true if you have a disciplined mentality. I expect to get a 180, but I'm not going to let one question throw me or influence my confidence. That's just dumb. Same deal as in sports, flush the mistake and move on.


If you really feel like you can get it then that is good on you. The only reason I am even discussing this is 50% of people on here are saying they are going to get a 180, but 0.0001% of them actually will. Just trying to save some people the agony.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby d34d9823 » Sun May 30, 2010 9:09 pm

confusedlawyer wrote:If you really feel like you can get it then that is good on you. The only reason I am even discussing this is 50% of people on here are saying they are going to get a 180, but 0.0001% of them actually will. Just trying to save some people the agony.

Fair enough. I think the poll results are skewed by the phrasing though. A decent amount of people will say they "desire" a 180, even if they're PTing at 165.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby James Bond » Sun May 30, 2010 9:17 pm

What do I desire? 170-173

What am I going to get? 163-167

October retake, here I come

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby alicrimson » Sun May 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Hmmm....Well, I would like a 167; however, anything above 162 is in the realm of acceptability. Though, I will probably retake anything under a 164.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby jjlaw » Sun May 30, 2010 9:23 pm

I'm aiming for 172+, but anything above 169 would make me happy.

Good luck, everyone!

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby HiLine » Sun May 30, 2010 9:27 pm

confusedlawyer wrote:
The only reason I am even discussing this is 50% of people on here are saying they are going to get a 180, but 0.0001% of them actually will. Just trying to save some people the agony.


Your reasoning is flawed: you are applying the characteristics of a group of people to specific individuals. In addition, your criticism is unfounded because it is beyond the scope of this thread.

People, this poll is supposed to be fun. It is OK if everyone desires a 180. We all have an ideal to look up to, no matter how unrealistic it is. :D

So keep it coming. :mrgreen:

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby budafied » Sun May 30, 2010 10:06 pm

I'm hoping to eclipse 165, but I'm guessing i'll probably be around 162-164. Even if I do that, I'll probably still retake in October. With the plethora of family issues and shit I've had to deal with these past few months, I know I can score better with more than 3 weeks prep...

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby confusedlawyer » Sun May 30, 2010 10:12 pm

HiLine wrote:
confusedlawyer wrote:
The only reason I am even discussing this is 50% of people on here are saying they are going to get a 180, but 0.0001% of them actually will. Just trying to save some people the agony.


Your reasoning is flawed: you are applying the characteristics of a group of people to specific individuals. In addition, your criticism is unfounded because it is beyond the scope of this thread.

People, this poll is supposed to be fun. It is OK if everyone desires a 180. We all have an ideal to look up to, no matter how unrealistic it is. :D

So keep it coming. :mrgreen:

loll, don't go throwing your LSAT jargon at me now

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby BrightLine » Mon May 31, 2010 12:21 am

confusedlawyer wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:
confusedlawyer wrote:Exactly, this is exactly what I was alluding to. What happens is when you have the expectation of a 180 walking in, you know that you cannot make 1 mistake. Simple as that. So what happens when you come accross a question you do not know the answer to (will definately happen) psychologically you start to panic, and you completely lose confidence. If you run out of time? Even worse, because most likely your guesses will be wrong, and there goes your 180. Just be realistic and confident in your abilities to reach your realistic goal and hey, you might even be lucky enough to exceed it. Like I said before, my realistic goal is 165, which I haven't scored lower than this on a PT, but it is still my goal. 168 would be unreal.

This is just not true if you have a disciplined mentality. I expect to get a 180, but I'm not going to let one question throw me or influence my confidence. That's just dumb. Same deal as in sports, flush the mistake and move on.


If you really feel like you can get it then that is good on you. The only reason I am even discussing this is 50% of people on here are saying they are going to get a 180, but 0.0001% of them actually will. Just trying to save some people the agony.



Its a great point.

But people who sought out TLS are likely the same people who are more likely to believe that a 180 is possible. There the old adage

"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."

Thats how I feel. I have practiced twice at 180 but more often I am at about 175. I know a 180 is within the realm of possibility but is still highly unlikely. That being said, I am aiming for that score. If I fail, then I probably will get a around a 175.

I am VERY comfortable that I have gotten to a place in LSAT prep where I fail and get a 175.

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Re: What score do you desire for June 2010 LSAT?

Postby shock259 » Mon May 31, 2010 12:41 am

Shooting for 170+ but I'll settle for a 168+. Anything less and ... October here I come!




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