Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

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Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Anaconda » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:09 pm

1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic?

2) What were you getting on preptests?

3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)?

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby doublefocus4 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:24 pm

Friendly bump

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby BeMo » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:56 pm

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby jmaan » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:58 pm

1. 150(untimed)
2. Final 20 PT avg :171
3. Actual test 171

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby dominkay » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:04 am

Diagnostic was 165. Prep test average was 175 (including the initial diagnostic). June score was 172.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby budafied » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:06 am

Diag: 160
PT avg: 163

Actual: 167 :)

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby am060459 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:11 am

1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic? 134

2) What were you getting on preptests? 158 average (over 20+ PTs)

3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)? 159 on June 2010


i will retake. looking for 161+

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:13 am

1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic? 173

2) What were you getting on preptests? 171-180, avg 174/175

3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)? Previous, 178. Lucky on test day.

BeMo wrote:1) Initial diagnostic: 163
2) Prep tests: 169-178, averaging around 174.
3) June '10 LSAT: 180 (-1 LG, -1 LR).

Posting to contribute my experience that it's possible to add 15+ points to your diagnostic with lots of focused practice (I'd estimate about 100 hours over 2 months), and that those final few points can really come down to the luck of the draw on test day.


Wow, good job! Congratulations.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby juevonate » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:33 am

1. 160

2. Leading up to June 167-177, with the most recent averaging around 173.

3. 170 -1 LR, -5 LG, -6 RC

Caveat: I was very sleep-deprived for the LSAT. I believe I could have scored at least a 174 had I gotten adequate sleep, but I'm happy with the 170.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby pleasepickme » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:40 am

1) 168
2) last week, they ranged 167-173
3) 176 in September 2009.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:41 am

1. Original Diagnostic: 153 (after going through some of LG Bible)
2. Average of Last 10 PTs before JUNE '10: 170.8 (Range: 166-173)
3. June '10 LSAT: 171 (Changed one of my intern answers last minute to the wrong answer :twisted: , should have been a 172, really pissed)

-About 3-4 months of studying
-Went through LR, LG bibles and some of RC bible
-About 25-30 Full PTs, Last 10 were 5 sectioned

*Like "Juevonate" I was very sleep deprived, I was so nervous the night before I didn't fall asleep until about 5am, woke up at 8:30. I left the LSAT and everything was a blur

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:50 am

Mike12188 wrote:1. Original Diagnostic: 153 (after going through some of LG Bible)
2. Average of Last 10 PTs before JUNE '10: 170.8 (Range: 166-173)
3. June '10 LSAT: 171 (Changed one of my intern answers last minute to the wrong answer :twisted: , should have been a 172, really pissed)

-About 3-4 months of studying
-Went through LR, LG bibles and some of RC bible
-About 25-30 Full PTs, Last 10 were 5 sectioned

*Like "Juevonate" I was very sleep deprived, I was so nervous the night before I didn't fall asleep until about 5am, woke up at 8:30. I left the LSAT and everything was a blur

Wow this is very similar to me only I scored ~10 points lower on the real thing and my average was, say, 169ish.

I am embarrassed on my own behalf. :oops: I did well on LG, at least :|

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby itsfine » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:54 am

1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic?
152
2) What were you getting on preptests?
umm, 152-170, when i hit my stride i was avging 165
3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)?
167

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:27 am

156- first practice LSAT in apprx. 2006 (apprx score/ may not have been accurately timed)

156-173 total practice range (took probably a total of 40 practice tests, mostly piecemeal, over a period of 2-3 years studying on and off). I would say my overall average was probably 163 (but didn't carefully keep track). Hit 170s several times toward end of practicing before the actual test, with a 170 under strict timed conditions (5 sections) for prep course I ended up taking (the diagnostic for the course). The other 170+ scores were generally timed but I broke the tests into sections, and some of the LG may not have been strictly timed (LG was my final downfall- on tests where I got 5 or less LG questions wrong I think I inevitably ended up in or very close to 170s range).

166- actual score on Dec. 2009 LSAT (-9 on LG).

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby katiem » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:39 am

1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic? 172

2) What were you getting on preptests? I did 15 preptests - 3 177, 7 180, the rest were 178 or 179.

3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)? 177 in June

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:44 am

katiem wrote:1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic? 172

2) What were you getting on preptests? I did 15 preptests - 3 177, 7 180, the rest were 178 or 179.

3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)? 177 in June




Wow... out of curiosity, what is your edu background (major/ type of HS and College attended)?

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Anaconda » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:53 am

jmaan wrote:1. 150(untimed)
2. Final 20 PT avg :171
3. Actual test 171


Jeez, that's a gigantic improvement. Lots of optimism and inspiration in these answers. :)

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby geist » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:07 am

Based on 2 months study using a Powerscore prep course. Studied pretty much every weekday (April-May) for about 4-5 hours.

Diagnostic - 134 (the hardtop on my car ~$1000 was stolen the night before and I was unaware that guesses should be made :roll: )
Average pt's - 153-157, highest being a 163 on a late 90's PT (total of about 10 pt's)
Actual June 2010 - 160 (-3 LG, -11 LR, - 12 RC)

I was having issues finishing LR and RC sections in the allotted time. Ended up having to guess on about 2-4 questions per LR section and an entire passage in RC. Not finishing sections was a common issue in my PT's leading up to the June LSAT.
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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Aias » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:10 am

Diagnositc: 154
PT AVG: ~172
June 09: 169 :?

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby straxen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:10 am

Initial Diagnostic: 164
PT Range: 171-176 (hit 180 once or twice but only on the old PTs in the single digits)
Actual: 178

I hadn't slept in the 24 hrs before the test thanks both to nerves and a next-door neighbor party, and I was having a panic attack up until the exact moment the test began when it all went away...I think the pure adrenaline pushing through my fatigue actually helped, YMMV.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Anaconda » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:16 am

To those that were sleepless/nervous before the LSAT - did that affect your score? This happens to me a lot before a big college exam, and never seems to hurt my performance - but then again, haven't had many exams at 8 am.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby mrperson » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:27 am

diagnostic: 163

pt range: 166-178

actual: 171 in june 2010


i didn't take a course or anything like that. did a lot of practice tests about a month or two before the test, took a month off, then did three practice tests the weekend before the test.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby geist » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:57 am

Anaconda wrote:To those that were sleepless/nervous before the LSAT - did that affect your score? This happens to me a lot before a big college exam, and never seems to hurt my performance - but then again, haven't had many exams at 8 am.


Not getting an adequate amount of sleep before an exam that lasts over 4 hours would probably hurt most people. Majority of undergrad exams ~1-2 hours?

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby katiem » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:23 am

I think sleep loss and nerves affected me some. For some reason I got all worked up over the LG section and made two really stupid mistakes, and then the two LR mistakes were in the last section when I was getting tired.
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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby ebl1014 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:22 am

Studied for a month (and took a prep course) from the diagnostic to the exam:

1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic? 159

2) What were you getting on preptests? 159, 160, 164, 165, 170, 164, 174

3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)? 164




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