Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

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Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby kkklick » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:30 pm

Feeling coming out of the test = 168
Feeling after being on TLS for 5 days = 160

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby incompetentia » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:38 pm

^ Fold and tear on the perforated line

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby CGI Fridays » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:41 pm

171
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169

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby GoGetIt » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:44 pm

Many of us on TLS are among the more ambitious test takers out there. With that being said, many of us are our own biggest critics. I know personally as a perfectionist, I always can find a flaw in my performance, no matter how well I feel I did. In many cases things went fine and I was overreacting; then there were times I became a little too confident. My point is to just relax man. Your natural reaction as an ambitious individual-I'm assuming-is to be hard on yourself and lay out the worst case scenarios. All you can do is sit back and wait for the real score to come out. Good luck.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:47 pm

Wow, I am glad I didn't join/lurk TLS till after the June scores posted.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby kkklick » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:49 pm

GoGetIt wrote:Many of us on TLS are among the more ambitious test takers out there. With that being said, many of us are our own biggest critics. I know personally as a perfectionist, I always can find a flaw in my performance, no matter how well I feel I did. In many cases things went fine and I was overreacting; then there were times I became a little too confident. My point is to just relax man. Your natural reaction as an ambitious individual-I'm assuming-is to be hard on yourself and lay out the worst case scenarios. All you can do is sit back and wait for the real score to come out. Good luck.

I've laid out the worst case scenario 56 times in 56 different ways.
That actually helped. Thanks

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby kkklick » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:50 pm

Tiva wrote:Wow, I am glad I didn't join/lurk TLS till after the June scores posted.


I got banned 2 days before the June LSAT for a month so I was forced to stay away. I got banned for a day yesterday and it felt nice not going on. Alas, the ban is over and I'm back here obssessing.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby incompetentia » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:54 pm

My range of scores has gone anywhere from 180 down to 166 since the test happened. At this point, if I'm in the upper half of that range I will not complain at all. (Well, maybe a little.)

I am at peace with my LSAT score.
My PS/addendum, on the other hand...

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby CGI Fridays » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:15 pm

GoGetIt wrote:Don't be hard on yourself. Relax.


This does not address the substantive reason I changed my estimation: opinions on the curve.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby Ragged » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:16 pm

:P

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby terpie » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:21 pm

incompetentia wrote:My range of scores has gone anywhere from 180 down to 166 since the test happened. At this point, if I'm in the upper half of that range I will not complain at all. (Well, maybe a little.)

I am at peace with my LSAT score.
My PS/addendum, on the other hand...


I'm at this point as well. Felt terrible before I found out the hard RC was my experimental, then ecstatic when I found out it was experimental. Now I'm second guessing the LG and whether I remembered all the rules as it was my last section and I remember it least. I also had to do a game nearly twice because I messed up a rule. Although at the end I felt confident I had finished all the questions well enough. My mind has been going through phases of "OMG possibly 180?" to "I'm screwed with a 165". Right now I'm cautiously optimistic and don't want to speculate anymore.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:24 pm

Go by your first impression after the test. You never sat around and thought about your PT's for days, so you have no idea how that goes.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby incompetentia » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:27 pm

Therein lies my problem. Felt decent about most of my PTs...all the way up to 180 and down to 161. Only a couple were ones I didn't really feel confident about...those ended up not being outliers though.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:30 pm

incompetentia wrote:Therein lies my problem. Felt decent about most of my PTs...all the way up to 180 and down to 161. Only a couple were ones I didn't really feel confident about...those ended up not being outliers though.


Then you really can't tell how you did. Focus on your Personal Statement.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby kkklick » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:07 pm

Now I'm thinking higher, I will finish up apps I suppose. Each day is getting easier anyways.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby Ragged » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:32 pm

Feeling like I did worse after hanging out here. But I tend to agree with DF that going with the emotion you felt coming out of the test is probably the way to go. When I do well on a test I can usually feel it when I'm done.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby kkklick » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:35 pm

I felt good but I've felt good after a test and not done so hot, also vice versa. So, not a reliable indicator for me.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby Ragged » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:27 pm

I'm starting to feel worse and worse about my score. Likely tight curve and the feeling that I probably missed several tricky LR questions without realizing it, now I'm thinking I'll be happy with a 173. Maybe bringing my expectations down is a good thing, who knows.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:29 pm

coming out: 175

Now: 170

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:47 pm

Coming out: 171

Now: 169

About the same... unfortunately my hopes went up at first and now back down lol.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby JJDancer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:07 am

After test: felt like I missed 9 or 10
Now: think I might have missed 13-14

Retaking a -13 (168) so hopefully it's the former. I'm not good at predicting my test performance though.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby incompetentia » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:15 am

By most estimates, the curve should be slightly more generous than -13 for a 168.

But we'll see.

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby JJDancer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:18 am

incompetentia wrote:By most estimates, the curve should be slightly more generous than -13 for a 168.

But we'll see.


It's super strange to think that I missed that many regardless of the curve. Had missed between 5-10 for 3 weeks of PTing up to the test :/

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby Sandro » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:20 am

I somehow feel better after the test. Right after the test I felt good, not because I simply answered all the questions but that I actively thought them out and watched out for the traps. After some general discussion of questions I have only learned of one LR question Im sure I missed. Hopefully this translates into the higher end of my PT scores...

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Re: Experience test estimator vs TLS test estimator

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:44 am

I think I'm really glad that I can't remember most of the test well enough to obsess over individual questions. I remember a few topics, but hardly any specifics. I have absolutely no clue how I did.

All I'm telling people when they ask how I did is that I think I scored somewhere in my PT range. I'm telling myself very firmly that I matched my lowest PT score, and trying very hard not to hope for anything like my highest.




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