Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby minnbills » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:55 pm

Diag: 159
Oct. 162

:oops:

Avg. PT: 166

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:30 pm

pwyoung wrote:
ConLawLover wrote:1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic? 149

2) What were you getting on preptests? 173

3) What did you score on the June (or any previous LSAT)? 178


Jesus.


And to think, with my 156 diagnostic, I could have scored a 185! :mrgreen:

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:54 pm

1. 164
2. ~168
3. 171

7 weeks of studying, working full time.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Unshake » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:58 pm

Diagnostic: 165
PT average: 171-172
October: 161
December: Hopefully 168+

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby kaftka juice » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:49 pm

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby ATR » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:10 pm

Cold diagnostic: 157
October: 164
Practice range prior to October: 163-168
Goal for December retake: 170

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby NJcollegestudent » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:14 pm

Diagnostic:140
PT Average:156
Actual: 153

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby The Gentleman » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:22 pm

Cold Diagnostic - 160 or 161 can't remember, but I think I gave myself extra time per section. So let's say 158/159

PT Average - 172 (3 out of last 7 PTs were 178's!)

Oct 2010 - 171

Studied 2-4 hrs per day over 5 months. Probably overkill, but it's much better than not studying enough. Only regret is not having a better RC strategy.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Hedwig » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:37 pm

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

2) What were you getting on preptests? 174 average overall, 176 on the last ten tests average. Hit 180 twice.

3) What did you score on the October (or any previous LSAT)? 174.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby northwood » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:38 pm

eit: is that a picture of your owl from hogwarts???

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby minnbills » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:43 pm

What did you guys do specifically to improve?

I just pushed myself harder and reviewed missed questions. I would write out an explanation for why a given answer is right or wrong, but I've never really been able to break that barrier between getting maybe -3 to -5 wrong on a section, and consitently getting only -1 to -3; or however you would describe that next hurdle.

I started in April and studied pretty consistently over the summer.

Also, what do TLSrs think of the princeton prep materials? I have the bibles already.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby AverageTutoring » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:45 pm

minnbills wrote:What did you guys do specifically to improve?

I just pushed myself harder and reviewed missed questions. I would write out an explanation for why a given answer is right or wrong, but I've never really been able to break that barrier between getting maybe -3 to -5 wrong on a section, and consitently getting only -1 to -3; or however you would describe that next hurdle.

I started in April and studied pretty consistently over the summer.

Also, what do TLSrs think of the princeton prep materials? I have the bibles already.


Commercial PR books will decrease your score. The course books are pretty solid, but nothing that will dramatically change your life.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby yzero1 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:46 pm

1) What was your score on your initial diagnostic? 160

2) What were you getting on preptests? 176 average, 171-180 range (5x 180), higher variability after PT50

3) October LSAT: 177

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby northwood » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:14 pm

minnbills wrote:What did you guys do specifically to improve?

I just pushed myself harder and reviewed missed questions. I would write out an explanation for why a given answer is right or wrong, but I've never really been able to break that barrier between getting maybe -3 to -5 wrong on a section, and consitently getting only -1 to -3; or however you would describe that next hurdle.

I started in April and studied pretty consistently over the summer.

Also, what do TLSrs think of the princeton prep materials? I have the bibles already.



i took a live online princeton review course. I really liked it, mainly because they break down a lot of LR question by question type. Theres 4 books of prep that comes with the class, so you always have stuff to work on. I took the class because I had no strategies or clue as to how to defeat this test. When the class was over I had a solid foundation of strategies to use.

The downside of the course is that it goes a bit slow. The strategies are very similar to the powerscore methods, but the verbage is different ( I got called out for using powerscore verbage- i was using the powerscore bibles in addition to the class methods). Just make sure to leave youself a month to prep on your own, or else you will only get 5 full length prep tests in.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby northwood » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:16 pm

the pr stuff you find in the library is garbage. Same for barons. I think that because the non course material from pr is so bad, it hurs their overall reputation, especially on here.

also- most prep companies try to get you to score into the low 150s. If you want to score higher than that, you will have to continue prep on your own.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby motiontodismiss » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:02 am

1) 155 (165 untimed)
2) Untimed range 165-174, Timed with 10 extra minutes range 155-168 Timed range 154-160
3) I'll get back to you on March 8th, 2011.

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby lyman03 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:27 pm

1) 163 cold diag

2) total PT avg = 171 or so over 2.5 months of taking PTs
last 10 PTs avg = 174-5

3) 175 on test day

Spent 2.5 months studying, didn't take a class, read LGB and LRB, then just did lots and lots of preptests (about 35 total), being very disciplined about strict time limits and simulated test conditions. Since LGs were my biggest problem, I also did a lot of extra LG sections and redid the LGs in the LGB multiple times. Initially, I could never finish the 4th LG (usually had to guess on 3-4 questions), and I kept reading everyone's comments on TLS that LGs are the easiest to improve on and that if you practice you should eventually get -0. I really struggled for awhile, and it took me until about 2 weeks before test day to get my first -0 on LG. On test day I ended up with -1 on LG (ran out of time on the last question and blind-guessed).

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Ludacrispat26 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:02 am

diag: 159
pt avg: ~168
oct 2010: 170

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby gatorgirl4life » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:55 pm

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby Magi228 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:06 pm

I believe I am the most consistent/worst studied LSAT taker ever.

Diagnostic: 168
PT: 168 on every single one of them. Never deviated from this score ever out of 15 practice tests and reading through the entire McGraw Hill LSAT book.
Actual Test: 169

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby gloriouscause » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:23 pm

Diagnostic: 152
PT Avg: 166
Score: 171

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby 4for44 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:37 pm

Diagnostic- 162
PT Median last 10 PTs- 175 (range 169-180)
Actual- 174 :)

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby IAFG » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:38 pm

Diagnostic - ~156
First LSAT- 165
Second LSAT- 167
Third LSAT- 173

i don't know what my PT scores were because i did not track them

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby ArchRoark » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:40 pm

1) 157 or 159 can't remember
2) 170-180
3) 177

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Re: Your LSAT Score vs. Your Initial Diagnostic

Postby BilderMoss » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:31 pm

Diagnostic: 176
PT avg: 176-177
Oct LSAT: 172

Yeah I was pretty pissed.




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