Score or Curve?

Score or Curve?

I will check my score first.
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70%
I want to see the curve before checking my score.
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theZeigs
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Score or Curve?

Postby theZeigs » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:24 am

Which will you check first...your score, or come on TLS and see the curve?

Please provide reasons, if you have any.

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Bildungsroman
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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:54 am

My score, because I want to see my score as soon as it's available. Also, seeing the curve would just change my expectations, which would be pointless if I'm about to find out my score in 30 seconds.

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James Bond
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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby James Bond » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:56 am

Why would I want to see the Curve first?

crossingforHYS
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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby crossingforHYS » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:06 am

because it's the one in my e-mail and is unavoidable.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby etown989 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:03 pm

I am guessing most of you guys that want the score first are not much for slow reveals and anticipation.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:17 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:because it's the one in my e-mail and is unavoidable.


Yea you don't really get a choice. Score is just there.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby suspicious android » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:49 pm

etown989 wrote:I am guessing most of you guys that want the score first are not much for slow reveals and anticipation.


I know, these people don't have any self-restraint. Hmm. Or maybe they're just less neurotic.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby skaklight » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:57 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:because it's the one in my e-mail and is unavoidable.


Yea you don't really get a choice. Score is just there.



Not necessarily. I check these forum boards more than I check my email, so odds are good that I will see the curve first.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:58 pm

skaklight wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:because it's the one in my e-mail and is unavoidable.


Yea you don't really get a choice. Score is just there.



Not necessarily. I check these forum boards more than I check my email, so odds are good that I will see the curve first.


Hmm, true. I guess I did know the curve before my score.

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PrayingforHYS
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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:05 pm

I'd rather know the curve -- yes, I'd be about to see my score whenever I wanted, but I want that 30 seconds of altered expectations. If the curve is something like -9/-10, I know I'm screwed, if we get another -14, then I'll be ecstatic before checking my score

Anyway, when you get the email from LSAC, does it ONLY have your score, or does it have your breakdown for each section and THEN your score?

If it only shows your score in the email, then is it possible to go to LSAC.org and get the breakdown?

Ideally, I'd like to see how I did on EACH individual section and THEN see my overall score. Is that possible?

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby jdstl » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:09 pm

I'm definitely doing the thing mentioned in another thread where I open the e-mail and use Ctl F search and start searching. I think I'm gonna start with 160 and go up so as to create increasing optimism rather than despair.

So score first.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby lebob » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:17 pm

PrayingforHYS wrote:I'd rather know the curve -- yes, I'd be about to see my score whenever I wanted, but I want that 30 seconds of altered expectations. If the curve is something like -9/-10, I know I'm screwed, if we get another -14, then I'll be ecstatic before checking my score

Anyway, when you get the email from LSAC, does it ONLY have your score, or does it have your breakdown for each section and THEN your score?

If it only shows your score in the email, then is it possible to go to LSAC.org and get the breakdown?

Ideally, I'd like to see how I did on EACH individual section and THEN see my overall score. Is that possible?



the email only has your score
you can find the breakdowns inside your lsac.org account

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PrayingforHYS
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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:18 pm

jdstl wrote:I'm definitely doing the thing mentioned in another thread where I open the e-mail and use Ctl F search and start searching. I think I'm gonna start with 160 and go up so as to create increasing optimism rather than despair.

So score first.


What do you mean? They have the entire scaled score chart (180 to 120) included in the email, with the raw scores attached to the numbers? So you're going to see what your raw score is and then proceed upwards from 160?

Not sure I understand -- sorry

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby risktaker » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:23 pm

I will check the curve so as to see where I might have landed in terms of score. Then, I will go to my e-mail and start searching for scores from 157 all the way to 170. Hopefully the score lies closer to the 170.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby lebob » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:28 pm

risktaker wrote:I will check the curve so as to see where I might have landed in terms of score. Then, I will go to my e-mail and start searching for scores from 157 all the way to 170. Hopefully the score lies closer to the 170.



ahhh man, i don't know if i could handle the drama of doing that. that's like 20 instances of mini heart attacks, each time the page refreshes, from 150 all the way up to 170.

i'd rather just look at the curve on TLS, then open the email and get the whole shabang over with

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby hobbsey » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:30 pm

Since I can check TLS at work but not external email (I work around SENSATIVE INFORMATION, haha) I will probably be compulsively checking to see if the scores were released (and what the curve is) and then run and check my email on my phone in the bathroom. Actually, if my willpower holds out, it might be better to wait until I get home in case of bad news.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:31 pm

hobbsey wrote:Since I can check TLS at work but not external email (I work around SENSATIVE INFORMATION, haha) I will probably be compulsively checking to see if the scores were released (and what the curve is) and then run and check my email on my phone in the bathroom. Actually, if my willpower holds out, it might be better to wait until I get home in case of bad news.


Scores get released in groups all day long. TLS reported scores at 5pm Eastern, and I didn't get mine til 11:30pm eastern.

forward your email to your cell phone as a text message.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:56 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
hobbsey wrote:Since I can check TLS at work but not external email (I work around SENSATIVE INFORMATION, haha) I will probably be compulsively checking to see if the scores were released (and what the curve is) and then run and check my email on my phone in the bathroom. Actually, if my willpower holds out, it might be better to wait until I get home in case of bad news.


Scores get released in groups all day long. TLS reported scores at 5pm Eastern, and I didn't get mine til 11:30pm eastern.

forward your email to your cell phone as a text message.

My test they didn't release scores until 7 pm Mountain Standard Time. No one expected them to release them because it was so late.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby am060459 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
skaklight wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:because it's the one in my e-mail and is unavoidable.


Yea you don't really get a choice. Score is just there.



Not necessarily. I check these forum boards more than I check my email, so odds are good that I will see the curve first.


Hmm, true. I guess I did know the curve before my score.


+1

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby adonai » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:17 am

Most of your will know what the curve is before you see your score. The people who get their scores first will most likely post the curve here and there will be a million and one posts/threads arguing over if it is legit or not. Then all the score e-mails will start rolling out gradually.

am060459
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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby am060459 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:22 am

is there a specific method in which the scores come out (i.e. by region, state, etc).

does anyone know when NY, relative to others, gets their scores?

TIA

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:24 am

Desert Fox wrote:
hobbsey wrote:Since I can check TLS at work but not external email (I work around SENSATIVE INFORMATION, haha) I will probably be compulsively checking to see if the scores were released (and what the curve is) and then run and check my email on my phone in the bathroom. Actually, if my willpower holds out, it might be better to wait until I get home in case of bad news.


Scores get released in groups all day long. TLS reported scores at 5pm Eastern, and I didn't get mine til 11:30pm eastern.

forward your email to your cell phone as a text message.[/quote]

I did this last Fall. It was great. I could go out and have fun and socialize instead of remaining pinned to my computer jamming at the refresh button.

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby TOMaHULK » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:55 am

Look guys, the scores will be updated on the LSAT section of your LSAC profile way before you get your email.

So while yes they are populated and emailed at different times, the whole email to phone scenerio is actually lagging behind. Last time I took it, I got my score on the LSAC way before my email.

Just saying...

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Dinho
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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby Dinho » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:07 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:Look guys, the scores will be updated on the LSAT section of your LSAC profile way before you get your email.

So while yes they are populated and emailed at different times, the whole email to phone scenerio is actually lagging behind. Last time I took it, I got my score on the LSAC way before my email.

Just saying...


What is "way before"? Two hours? Two days? I'm not going to sit on my LSAC page for three days hitting refresh just to see the page 30 minutes before I get an email...

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Re: Score or Curve?

Postby Ragged » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:08 pm

Score. Just like a bandaid.




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