PT vs Real Exam

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egeffin
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PT vs Real Exam

Postby egeffin » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:10 am

Whats the usual score difference between someone's average PTs before the LSAT and their actual test score?

What do you guys attribute this difference (if any) to?

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby mazporrr » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:18 am

When I took the LSAT's my difference was approximately 3-4 points lower. Keep in mind though that I have standardized test anxiety (which is pretty normal for many of us).

Most of the other students I know scored 2-4 points lower on their actual LSAT's.

Best of Luck

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby egeffin » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:22 am

mazporrr wrote:When I took the LSAT's my difference was approximately 3-4 points lower. Keep in mind though that I have standardized test anxiety (which is pretty normal for many of us).

Most of the other students I know scored 2-4 points lower on their actual LSAT's.

Best of Luck


Thanks, is that lower that your average or highest PT score?

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby am060459 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:40 am

i scored 1 point higher than my PT average.

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby 2014 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:43 am

It seems from reading TLS that you can reasonably expect a 2-3 point drop. However, clearly not everyone has that drop, or else the scores in the high range wouldn't exist. If you prepare extremely well and don't suffer test anxiety, you have hope of scoring at your PT average in my opinion.

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby WonkyPanda » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:48 am

Any evidence is anecdotal at best. In reality, it's going to come down mainly to how much you get test axiety, your mood that day, and the testing center. I am not sure if it's a safe assumption to think that the majority lose some points, but that seems to be the general feeling from most people. That being said, it is not uncommon to score at your above your average.

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby dabbadon8 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:56 am

WonkyPanda wrote:Any evidence is anecdotal at best. In reality, it's going to come down mainly to how much you get test axiety, your mood that day, and the testing center. I am not sure if it's a safe assumption to think that the majority lose some points, but that seems to be the general feeling from most people. That being said, it is not uncommon to score at your above your average.


I am an example of this. Some luck was probably involved but the highest I scored on any PT was 171 (twice) and ended up with a 173 in june. I think it depends a lot on the individual test.

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby mst » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:05 am

Aside from the obvious things like being nervous on test day or being in a crappy test center, it really just comes down to the test. That shouldn't be surprising though... nobody PT's the same score like 5 times in a row. There's going to be some difference. I think a lot of people see that difference (a harder reading section for example) and then make a big deal out of it and freak out, rather than just treating it for what it is: a different test.

Take enough PT's and you should be able to score at or above your PT's come test day, providing you take a day or two rest before the test and approach it with 100% energy and focus.

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby Kurst » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:49 am

This forum has an outstanding, though tragically underused, search function. Every day we reinvent the wheel.

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby vlj1994 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:54 am

Kurst wrote:This forum has an outstanding, though tragically underused, search function. Every day we reinvent the wheel.


Did you ever stop to think that people on this thread want to re-ask the question so they can see updated answers? Just because a thread has already been posted doesn't mean the responses are up-to-date. But thanks anyways for your "help" and insight....

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby lymenheimer » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:39 am

vlj1994 wrote:
Kurst wrote:This forum has an outstanding, though tragically underused, search function. Every day we reinvent the wheel.


Did you ever stop to think that people on this thread want to re-ask the question so they can see updated answers? Just because a thread has already been posted doesn't mean the responses are up-to-date. But thanks anyways for your "help" and insight....

"It depends on the tester" is likely never going to be an outdated answer.

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Re: PT vs Real Exam

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:18 am

vlj1994 wrote:
Kurst wrote:This forum has an outstanding, though tragically underused, search function. Every day we reinvent the wheel.


Did you ever stop to think that people on this thread want to re-ask the question so they can see updated answers? Just because a thread has already been posted doesn't mean the responses are up-to-date. But thanks anyways for your "help" and insight....

Did you ever stop to think that you're responding to a comment from 2010 and that poster likely isn't here any more? Please don't bump old threads to argue with a long-ago comment - if you have something to add to the substance or want to get more answers to the question, that's fine. But otherwise don't necro.




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