Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

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Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby greyblob » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:16 pm

I started studying at the end of April with a 153 on the diagnostic. My score actually got worse before suddenly improving. Now, I am up the mid-high 160s range for the most part. Do I still have a shot?

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby servinDizzert » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:26 pm

greyblob wrote:I started studying at the end of April with a 153 on the diagnostic. My score actually got worse before suddenly improving. Now, I am up the mid-high 160s range for the most part. Do I still have a shot?



If you're asking this question, I highly doubt you are scoring in the high 160's

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby LLB2JD » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:27 pm

servinDizzert wrote:
greyblob wrote:I started studying at the end of April with a 153 on the diagnostic. My score actually got worse before suddenly improving. Now, I am up the mid-high 160s range for the most part. Do I still have a shot?



If you're asking this question, I highly doubt you are scoring in the high 160's



Or you are just a show off :lol:

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Postby etown989 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:14 pm

servinDizzert wrote:
greyblob wrote:I started studying at the end of April with a 153 on the diagnostic. My score actually got worse before suddenly improving. Now, I am up the mid-high 160s range for the most part. Do I still have a shot?



If you're asking this question, I highly doubt you are scoring in the high 160's


Maybe he scored a 153 b/c he didnt have a clue how to do logic games, didn't realize wrong answers dont count against you, plus the other usual excuses. OP i would say a 170 is reachable, but most likely not mid 170s

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby lawls » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:20 pm

It took me 3 months to go from 170ish to 175ish (only about a week to go from 160 to 170). I know others who were never able to do mid 170s, though I'm certain they tried.

It depends.

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Postby 09042014 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:25 pm

Probably not.

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby Lonagan » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:33 pm

Go study and find out. If everyone here says no, what are you going to do, not take the LSAT?

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby yzero1 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:33 pm

It'll be difficult.. a jump of 10 points in two months in itself is not an easy feat, let alone a jump into the mid 170's, where the score differential is extremely tight.

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Postby Audio Technica Guy » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:35 pm

It's possible, though not likely. Worth a try though.

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby servinDizzert » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:37 pm

etown989 wrote:
servinDizzert wrote:
greyblob wrote:I started studying at the end of April with a 153 on the diagnostic. My score actually got worse before suddenly improving. Now, I am up the mid-high 160s range for the most part. Do I still have a shot?



If you're asking this question, I highly doubt you are scoring in the high 160's


Maybe he scored a 153 b/c he didnt have a clue how to do logic games, didn't realize wrong answers dont count against you, plus the other usual excuses. OP i would say a 170 is reachable, but most likely not mid 170s



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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby greyblob » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:42 pm

Thanks for the feedback!

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Postby blink » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:52 pm

servinDizzert wrote:
etown989 wrote:
servinDizzert wrote:
greyblob wrote:I started studying at the end of April with a 153 on the diagnostic. My score actually got worse before suddenly improving. Now, I am up the mid-high 160s range for the most part. Do I still have a shot?



If you're asking this question, I highly doubt you are scoring in the high 160's


Maybe he scored a 153 b/c he didnt have a clue how to do logic games, didn't realize wrong answers dont count against you, plus the other usual excuses. OP i would say a 170 is reachable, but most likely not mid 170s



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Postby etown989 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:01 pm

servinDizzert wrote:
etown989 wrote:
servinDizzert wrote:
greyblob wrote:I started studying at the end of April with a 153 on the diagnostic. My score actually got worse before suddenly improving. Now, I am up the mid-high 160s range for the most part. Do I still have a shot?



If you're asking this question, I highly doubt you are scoring in the high 160's


Maybe he scored a 153 b/c he didnt have a clue how to do logic games, didn't realize wrong answers dont count against you, plus the other usual excuses. OP i would say a 170 is reachable, but most likely not mid 170s



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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby Anaconda » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:16 pm

Why wouldn't he be able to raise his score to the mid 170's? Isn't that a fairly minimal raw score increase? We have 2 months left!!

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Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:25 pm

Anaconda wrote:Why wouldn't he be able to raise his score to the mid 170's? Isn't that a fairly minimal raw score increase? We have 2 months left!!


a 20+ point increase is minimal? Especially, since he hasn't come near that score yet after 3+ months of studying?

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Postby downing » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:30 pm

I guess I understand the anxiety that inspired the question. Even still, it seems like the kind of question that only someone who knows you, and who also understands the LSAT, could answer. I mean, are you asking if the feat is possible, or if it's possible for you? Since it seems like the latter, who knows. If it's the former, why not.

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby Lonagan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:04 am

Anaconda wrote:Why wouldn't he be able to raise his score to the mid 170's? Isn't that a fairly minimal raw score increase? We have 2 months left!!


Because some people aren't smart enough don't happen to be good enough at the LSAT to score in the 170s.

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Postby Anaconda » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:20 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
Anaconda wrote:Why wouldn't he be able to raise his score to the mid 170's? Isn't that a fairly minimal raw score increase? We have 2 months left!!


a 20+ point increase is minimal? Especially, since he hasn't come near that score yet after 3+ months of studying?


He said he's scoring in the mid-high 160's. If he's at a ~167, is another 7 points really out of the question?

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Postby tourdeforcex » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:24 am

+1 to lonagan.

regardless of the opinions here, greyblob, do your best. be positive. think of a range you will be pleased w/. think of a range you actually think you will score.

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:23 am

Anaconda wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Anaconda wrote:Why wouldn't he be able to raise his score to the mid 170's? Isn't that a fairly minimal raw score increase? We have 2 months left!!


a 20+ point increase is minimal? Especially, since he hasn't come near that score yet after 3+ months of studying?


He said he's scoring in the mid-high 160's. If he's at a ~167, is another 7 points really out of the question?


It's not out of the question, but very few people who self study make a 14 point jump and then pull another 7. like less than 1%

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Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:47 am

Anaconda wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Anaconda wrote:Why wouldn't he be able to raise his score to the mid 170's? Isn't that a fairly minimal raw score increase? We have 2 months left!!


a 20+ point increase is minimal? Especially, since he hasn't come near that score yet after 3+ months of studying?


He said he's scoring in the mid-high 160's. If he's at a ~167, is another 7 points really out of the question?



there is a cap somewhere, it's not like you can forget he's already made a 10-15 point jump, then say all he needs to do is jump anouther 7, 7 is nothing.

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:53 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
Anaconda wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Anaconda wrote:Why wouldn't he be able to raise his score to the mid 170's? Isn't that a fairly minimal raw score increase? We have 2 months left!!


a 20+ point increase is minimal? Especially, since he hasn't come near that score yet after 3+ months of studying?


He said he's scoring in the mid-high 160's. If he's at a ~167, is another 7 points really out of the question?



there is a cap somewhere, it's not like you can forget he's already made a 10-15 point jump, then say all he needs to do is jump anouther 7, 7 is nothing.


I think the bigger issue is that usually the last 7 points is harder to get than the first 14, and its taken him 4 months to get those 14 and he has two months to get those last 7. Again, it's possible with a lot of dedicated practice, its just not likely, especially with self study.

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:55 am

Audio Technica Guy wrote:
I think the bigger issue is that usually the last 7 points is harder to get than the first 14, and its taken him 4 months to get those 14 and he has two months to get those last 7. Again, it's possible with a lot of dedicated practice, its just not likely, especially with self study.


What does self study have to do with it?

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Postby Audio Technica Guy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:57 am

naterj wrote:
Audio Technica Guy wrote:
I think the bigger issue is that usually the last 7 points is harder to get than the first 14, and its taken him 4 months to get those 14 and he has two months to get those last 7. Again, it's possible with a lot of dedicated practice, its just not likely, especially with self study.


What does self study have to do with it?


In my experience, its harder to make huge score improvements with self study. Mostly because you don't have someone else to point out errors in your thinking, provide another set of eyes, etc. Its not that hard to learn the basics of how to diagram, how to find conclusions, etc, but that only gets you so far. If you're having trouble with the more subtle points, that usually takes a tutor or teacher (and a very good one at that).

But in the interests of full disclosure, I teach.

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Re: Can I raise my score to the mid 170s by the October LSAT?

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:12 am

Audio Technica Guy wrote:
naterj wrote:
Audio Technica Guy wrote:
I think the bigger issue is that usually the last 7 points is harder to get than the first 14, and its taken him 4 months to get those 14 and he has two months to get those last 7. Again, it's possible with a lot of dedicated practice, its just not likely, especially with self study.


What does self study have to do with it?


In my experience, its harder to make huge score improvements with self study. Mostly because you don't have someone else to point out errors in your thinking, provide another set of eyes, etc. Its not that hard to learn the basics of how to diagram, how to find conclusions, etc, but that only gets you so far. If you're having trouble with the more subtle points, that usually takes a tutor or teacher (and a very good one at that).

But in the interests of full disclosure, I teach.

Yeah I see what youre saying but from my experience (being a self studier) its not like I sit there and stare at questions hoping I will eventually understand it. If I'm struggling with something I search answers/explanations online or something.




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