Diagnostics?

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Diagnostics?

Postby GoGetIt » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:16 pm

Hello all,
I'm just a little curious about hearing what your diagnostic scores were when you first started your LSAT prep(cold) and where your PT scores are currently. Also, if you already took the real thing, please, feel free to share what score you ended up with if you'd like to. Thank you all for your time.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby StrictlyLiable » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:28 pm

140. Scoring between 160-162 on the newest tests under real conditions with 5 sections.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby 2011Law » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:36 pm

Never took a completely cold PT, but I did PT 29 or 30 with about 3 hours of studying and got a 153, though I went way overtime on LG (55 min). After reading the LG and LR bibles, and Nova's section on RC, I averaged about a 163 on the rest of the "Next 10," though I am still very slow with LG. Taking in Dec, so I still have plenty more practice and study ahead of me.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby pocket herc » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:36 pm

157 diagnostic. Took four practice tests before the real thing. I improved pretty rapidly, scored 170's last practice. Should have studied much more in hindsight, but I didn't know how much people studied for the lsat going in, only came upon this site after the test. Mid 160's on the actual test. It's a very learnable test, just put in the time. G'luck.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby mrvinyl007 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:41 pm

My cold diagnostic test was 147 about three months ago. Now I've been consistently scoring 160-162 on my pts. All of which are in timed conditions. The weird thing is I've been able to finish each section within 30 minutes and I still seem to be getting a ton wrong on the LR section. But there's still a little less than a month left to increase your score.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby Kabuo » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:34 pm

Mine was a 161 diagnostic, but was pretty notable for being 6\24 on games. It almost seems impossible to me now to do that poorly on games in 35 minutes. I didn't write anything down and just tried to do everything in my head, and it just totally froze me. Still, you'd think that with completing the first game and part of the 2nd with guesses everywhere else, I would have gotten 10 or so. Oh well, I usually do well on games now. The general consensus that games are easily improved if you put in the work has held true for me.

Like, pocket herc, I only took a few PTs before the real thing in June, scored in the 170s on those, and then got a 165 on the real thing. I found this site after that and realized that people were putting in a LOT more work than I had and getting results, so now I'm going to take it again in Oct. Currently PT at ~174 after reading the LGB and seeing games go from a guaranteed -7 to a pretty consistent -0.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby yzero1 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:06 pm

Diagnostic was 160, PTing now around 176 after reading the bibles and doing a number of PTs.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby asuusa » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:30 pm

I had a 152 diagnostic. I don't think that's representative of my abilities however- I tried to solve the games section in my head. (NOT a good idea.) My strongest section was RC, and it's now my weakest.

I'm at a 166, and it's incredibly easy for me to get that. I'll get a little lower or higher, but I'm always missing 14-17 per test, which puts me right at that point. I've hit a wall though. I have no clue what I'll actually pull in Oct. I took a course starting June 5 and put in about an hour a night to get to 167 on the last day of the class (Aug. 14), so I don't know where my actual abilities lie. Especially since I barely attended the course toward the end and still scored higher than I am now.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby GoGetIt » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:37 pm

This is very interesting so far. I really would like to hear from more people. My diagnostic was in the 140s range and I have seen significant improvement after about 3 months of extremely light prep, being that I'm taking the test in October 11'. I'm striving for a 180 :) . However, 170 seems a lot more feasible.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:38 pm

160 diagnostic.

Highest I've hit was a 174.

My last 3 prep tests have been 171 174 170.

I'm averaging something like a 168 though probably...maybe a 169.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:40 am

GoGetIt wrote:This is very interesting so far. I really would like to hear from more people. My diagnostic was in the 140s range and I have seen significant improvement after about 3 months of extremely light prep, being that I'm taking the test in October 11'. I'm striving for a 180 :) . However, 170 seems a lot more feasible.


I know how you feel. I started in the 140's as well, but am still stuck in the low 150's right now and need to make that jump into the 160's. I'm hoping I'm gunna see some real improvement soon!

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby Hedwig » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:25 am

Diagnostic ish, 159. Currently scoring anywhere between 172 and 180. Average for all PTs taken so far is 174, I think.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:39 am

1st time: 157 cold

Last diagnostic was a 170. I was stuck on 166 for a while, and when I say a while I mean like 8 tests. Finally breaking out of it...

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby sanetruth » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:46 am

Never took a completely cold test. But first official diag under real testing conditions was a 152. Last three PTs were 171, 172 and 169.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby jfb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:51 am

Diag: 151, first take after abt 2 months of study: 161 (Feb. 09), currently averaging about 173 after 2.5 more months of prep

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby The Gentleman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:09 pm

Diagnostic was 161, average over last 10 PTs has been about 172. Good Luck!

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby Nulli Secundus » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:58 pm

The first timed PT I took, I scored a whopping 178, at that point, I only read the explanations for sample questions on the internet. Then I read Bibles and now I am scoring anywhere from 173 to 180. So Bibles decreased my score :cry:

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby DorianGray89 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:07 pm

My cold diagnostic was a 148. My last PT was a 171.

I've been studying since July and been taking TestMasters.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby GoGetIt » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:00 am

Sh@keNb@ke wrote:
GoGetIt wrote:This is very interesting so far. I really would like to hear from more people. My diagnostic was in the 140s range and I have seen significant improvement after about 3 months of extremely light prep, being that I'm taking the test in October 11'. I'm striving for a 180 :) . However, 170 seems a lot more feasible.


I know how you feel. I started in the 140's as well, but am still stuck in the low 150's right now and need to make that jump into the 160's. I'm hoping I'm gunna see some real improvement soon!

I'm sure you will man. What I'm learning is that it just takes patience. There are times were I become so pissed at mistakes but now I try my hardest to not let it frustrate me. Its definately been encouraging to see so many people make these jumps from 140s to 170s. That's very impressive. Thank you everyone for all the responses thus far.
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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:25 pm

Quality of diagnostic matters. Had they seen the directions before, etc.

My diagnostic wasn't completely cold--I had skimmed over each section prior to know what to expect.
I did well on my diagnostic, but I also have been playing these for years and so LG didn't trip me up too much on my diagnostic (in fact, LGs are easier than these puzzles):
http://www.puzzles.com/projects/LogicPr ... chive.html
173 diagnostic, keeping my numbers fuzzy, but I was in the 177-180 range on test day.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby GoGetIt » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:26 pm

acrossthelake wrote:173 diagnostic


God bless you. Seriously. :shock:

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:36 pm

GoGetIt wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:173 diagnostic


God bless you. Seriously. :shock:


I know they say be careful what you wish for, but for anything over 160 I'd give my left arm and leg.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby StrictlyLiable » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:38 pm

GoGetIt wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:173 diagnostic


God bless you. Seriously. :shock:



I think it's obvious he already has.

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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby GoGetIt » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:47 pm

StrictlyLiable wrote:
GoGetIt wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:173 diagnostic


God bless you. Seriously. :shock:



I think it's obvious he already has.


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Re: Diagnostics?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:49 pm

StrictlyLiable wrote:
GoGetIt wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:173 diagnostic


God bless you. Seriously. :shock:



I think it's obvious he already has.


Yeah, but like I said, keep in mind that I've done logic puzzles that are harder than the LG for fun. So it wasn't really a pure diagnostic in that sense. Thus my point that it's really you. Your answers here will be useful to see normal improvement, but yeah.
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