how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

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shifty_eyed
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how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

Postby shifty_eyed » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:09 pm

A retake? Would you retake even if you are probably only going to improve 3 or 4 points? Basically, does every point count, or does a retake with only 1 or 2 points improvement look bad?

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Re: how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

Postby mlee85 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:26 pm

If the 1-2 point improvement turns you into 170 or higher, do it. Otherwise a 3 point improvement warrants a retake.

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Re: how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

Postby 2ofspades » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:31 pm

We can provide better advice if you tell us...

1. Your original score
2. Your GPA
3. How much you had prepared the first time you tested
4. How well you are PTing now
5. Whether you are considering retesting in October or December

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Re: how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

Postby shifty_eyed » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:12 pm

170
3.3
Did 6-7 preptests (plus 5 more logic games only)
am scoring 174-177 now
October
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Re: how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

Postby hefox » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:14 pm

retake! Its worth it :D

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Re: how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

Postby 2ofspades » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:27 pm

hefox wrote:retake! Its worth it :D

+1

You weren't well prepared the first time. If the 174-177 is consistent over a good number of tests, then you should retest. Last year a 174 / ~3.3 had a shot at Chicago. Apart from that possibility, a higher score would prob give you one of MVP instead of DNCGV.

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Re: how much improvement on practice tests needed to justify...

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:51 pm

just read a post where a bunch of people mentioned scoring <150 on their first diagnostic and ended up with awesome LSAT scores. makes me feel like a slacker! i got a 165 on my first diagnostic. i should be able to get a 180, right? hah.




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