LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

nickbentley
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LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby nickbentley » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:40 pm

Whats up guys...

I took my diagnostic last week and got a 160.

I've taken three diagnostics since then and pulled in a 151, a 151, and a 151.

Its safe to say, I'm a 151 scoring person right now...

The 160 that I got was PT9.

The 151's were from PT's in the 40's (i don't remember the exact number)


With that being said, I start the PowerScore full length next week. I will do every bit of the homework I'm given. period.

How much can I reasonably expect to gain throughout the course and before I take the LSAT in October?

Thanks!

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Tanicius
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Re: LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby Tanicius » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:51 pm

10 points at least I would say. I took a diagnostic and got a 155, did the PS bibles and got a 169. Both tests were relatively recent.

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Re: LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby Anaconda » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:36 pm

Where did you see most of the decline in your score (LR/LR/RC, etc)? 160 to 151 is pretty big.

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Re: LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby kazu » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:40 pm

Don't put too much importance on PT scores from before the 40s. PT 9 is a loooooooong time ago, the curve was much more lenient then, and the questions were a bit different as well.

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Re: LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby eandy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:42 pm

kazu wrote:Don't put too much importance on PT scores from before the 40s. PT 9 is a loooooooong time ago, the curve was much more lenient then, and the questions were a bit different as well.

This.

The really early PTs are very different from recent PTs.

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Re: LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby nickbentley » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:59 pm

eandy wrote:
kazu wrote:Don't put too much importance on PT scores from before the 40s. PT 9 is a loooooooong time ago, the curve was much more lenient then, and the questions were a bit different as well.

This.

The really early PTs are very different from recent PTs.


That is what I'm starting to figure out... I just don't want to run out of practice tests from PT40 and newer.

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Re: LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby kazu » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:04 am

nickbentley wrote:
eandy wrote:
kazu wrote:Don't put too much importance on PT scores from before the 40s. PT 9 is a loooooooong time ago, the curve was much more lenient then, and the questions were a bit different as well.

This.

The really early PTs are very different from recent PTs.


That is what I'm starting to figure out... I just don't want to run out of practice tests from PT40 and newer.


Don't get me wrong, the early ones are very useful for practicing & honing your skills. Just don't put too much importance on the actual numerical score that you get.

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Re: LSAT - Wrong Diagnostic

Postby yzero1 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:11 am

Your improvement will probably hinge on the nature of your mistakes. Are you finding yourself struggling with a particular section? Is the timing getting to you? Knowing your weaknesses and focusing on them will take you a long way in getting the score you want.




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