Is a 170+ on the LSAT realistic for me?

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Is a 170+ on the LSAT realistic for me?

Postby Naija-Aggie » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:56 pm

I did my first practice test yesterday pretty much cold and scored a 160. Today I was sick and took the Kaplan diagnostic and thought I did horrible but got a 157! My problem areas were the games, I only got through about 14 before I ran out of time and had to guess. On the reading comp I ran out of time on the last reading part and had to guess on those 5.

I think with practice I can improve my timing and easily score in the 160s but my goal is 170+ since I'm a serious splitter. Do you think this is realistic? What can I do to improve my score on top of the prep course I'm taking? I've already ordered the LG & RC Bibles and 20 practice test. Any advice would help, thanks!

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Re: Is a 170+ on the LSAT realistic for me?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:01 am

You're on the right track. I would guess if you read the LG Bible from cover to cover and do the practice problems, that by itself should push you into the mid 160's. If you stay disciplined and work hard, a 170 is very much within the realm of possibility.

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Re: Is a 170+ on the LSAT realistic for me?

Postby Naija-Aggie » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:20 am

Thank you! I know I only have about 5-6 weeks but hopefully I can get through the LG & RC bibles by then since I took an easier workload this semester.

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Re: Is a 170+ on the LSAT realistic for me?

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:21 am

Naija-Aggie wrote:Thank you! I know I only have about 5-6 weeks but hopefully I can get through the LG & RC bibles by then since I took an easier workload this semester.


This changes things, you will almost surely need more time than that to hit 170. Usually it takes a solid 2-3 months. I would wait till December for you.

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Re: Is a 170+ on the LSAT realistic for me?

Postby Naija-Aggie » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:23 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
Naija-Aggie wrote:Thank you! I know I only have about 5-6 weeks but hopefully I can get through the LG & RC bibles by then since I took an easier workload this semester.


This changes things, you will almost surely need more time than that to hit 170. Usually it takes a solid 2-3 months. I would wait till December for you.



Do you think it would be ill advised to take it in October and if I dont make a 170 take it again in December?

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Re: Is a 170+ on the LSAT realistic for me?

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:26 am

Naija-Aggie wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Naija-Aggie wrote:Thank you! I know I only have about 5-6 weeks but hopefully I can get through the LG & RC bibles by then since I took an easier workload this semester.


This changes things, you will almost surely need more time than that to hit 170. Usually it takes a solid 2-3 months. I would wait till December for you.



Do you think it would be ill advised to take it in October and if I dont make a 170 take it again in December?

It just depends, if you know you won't be fully prepared in october there is no reason to take it then. You should plan on taking the test only once. And of course a 170 is going to look better than a 165 in october and a 170 in december. It may or may not effect your cycle.




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