Difference between high 160s and high 170s

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Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby jjlaw » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:25 pm

Can someone satisfy my curiosity and tell me what the difference is between a test-taker who scores in the high 170s and one who scores in the high 160s? It seems like once you enter the 170s zone, it's all about confidence, speed, and concentration, not as much about strategy, but I feel like someone scoring in the high 160s isn't low on strategy either. Is there something else at work?

Happy pills?

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby $1.99 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:33 pm

its usually missing zero on the games, and recognizing the few difficult questions that separate the 170s from 160s and learning to beat them with comfort

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:35 pm

jjlaw wrote:Can someone satisfy my curiosity and tell me what the difference is between a test-taker who scores in the high 170s and one who scores in the high 160s? ?


10 - 12 points.

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:38 pm

Adderall.

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby lawyerliar » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:39 pm

no weak sections. I can score perfect on most games and many LR sections but not close on the new RC.

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby 06132010 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:40 pm

upper 170s = you know how to systematically attack each question. you have substantial remaining time after each section. you think logic games are a fun diversion from the rest of the test.

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby daesonesb » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:45 pm

games did me in. I missed five on games, 4 on LR, and 2 on RC.

If I had mastered my games section, I'd probably be at michigan or NYU right now... HTH.

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby mah2012 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:20 pm

IQ

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby mz253 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:23 pm

i don't think going above 160 is IQ, going over 170 is more of EQ. how you perform under stressful condition, how you react to proctors/other test takers, how easily you get distracted...

oh, of course. your english ability. people like me will never make it over 175. because i don't understand the language very well.

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby jjlaw » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:32 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:upper 170s = you know how to systematically attack each question. you have substantial remaining time after each section. you think logic games are a fun diversion from the rest of the test.


I like this response the best so far. I have an inkling it's about being comfortable with the test and going into it confidently. While I don't see myself scoring in the upper 170s, I'll walk in with that attitude.

Thanks for humoring me at the eleventh hour, everyone. :)

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby mallard » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:33 pm

It's about getting the right answers.

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Re: Difference between high 160s and high 170s

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:54 pm

Having the skills to understand the logic to do the problems with no strategy. I only got 176, but there aren't any LSAT problems I don't understand. Almost all my errors are misreading, or something careless. When I reviewed a PT everything I got wrong caused me to think "shit how could I miss this".

I don't think you can brute force your way above 174 with powerscore techniques.




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