How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

How much above/below your PT avg. did you score?

7 or more above
6
4%
+5-6
7
5%
+3-4
15
10%
+1-2
16
11%
0
20
13%
-1-2
27
18%
-3-4
25
17%
-5-6
16
11%
-7-8
8
5%
9 or more below
11
7%
 
Total votes: 151

GettingReady2010
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How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby GettingReady2010 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:01 pm

How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? Add any and all comments.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby GettingReady2010 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:08 pm

I have a feeling this going to turn into one massive bell curve.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby gmenfan » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:12 pm

My last five PTs went: 171, 172, 168, 170, 167, and I ended up right on my average at a 170. Test day was a complete blur for me, and I left the place thinking I sucked it up. Was very close to canceling my score, but people kept recommending that I keep the score since it would be my only one.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby GettingReady2010 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:14 pm

I posted this is the mega thread that is going on right now, but I did not get an answer: Doesn't the curve ensure that no test is harder than another? It seems like the average has always been 151-152.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:15 pm

1.5 below...

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby leidice » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:51 am

approx 12 below. 6 below June '10 score, 3 below cold diagnostic. \

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby St.Remy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:33 am

GettingReady2010 wrote:I posted this is the mega thread that is going on right now, but I did not get an answer: Doesn't the curve ensure that no test is harder than another? It seems like the average has always been 151-152.


Yes, the curve is calculated in a way so that all tests are equivalent. There could certainly be a test where the average was lower or higher than a 151, but that would require a significantly smarter or dumber group of people taking the test during one of the seasons. Every curve is essentially determined by the group that preceded it.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:37 am

Honestly, I wasn't rigorous enough with my practice tests to be able to tell you. My entire study plan was pretty bad, actually. I only did practice tests in the last about 3 weeks before the real thing, and every time I was really stressed out and not doing as well as I could have been. I was also still figuring a lot of things out, such as how to diagram certain games or tackle certain LRs, never mind the whole 50s RC fiasco. Taking all that into account, I scored about 3 or 4 points above my PT average, but 3 or 4 points below what I know I can get.

I wish I had found out about and become addicted to this site over the summer instead of in the middle of September. It would have helped me tremendously.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:40 am

GettingReady2010 wrote:I posted this is the mega thread that is going on right now, but I did not get an answer: Doesn't the curve ensure that no test is harder than another? It seems like the average has always been 151-152.


Yes, but it depends on who you are. A long and easy test benefits fast people, a short and hard test benefits thorough people. A difficult but common LG benefits those who studied, an easy but unique game benefits people who are quick on their feet. People are going to do better on some tests than they will on others, so that is probably what mostly accounts for what makes a test seem "hard" or "easy", even if the overall average of tens of thousands of scores is the same in all of them.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby bjc314 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:51 am

Whoa...10 pts below. I was averaging low 170s on pts, received a 161 today. I haven't seen the pdf yet as lsac hasn't posted, so I can't tell for sure what the issue was--it could be a bubbling error or just as likely that I was overconfident. All I can say for future students is don't take this shit lightly...

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby dpk711 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:12 am

got a 172
started out at 159
last 10 or so PTs was around 162-173
content with my score

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby neonx » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:15 am

+9 from PT average on the real thing
+20 from initial diagnostic on the real thing.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby Lasers » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:19 am

-2 from usual PT average; +17 from diagnostic.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby WonkyPanda » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:37 am

+1

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby mickeyD » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:09 pm

Averaged 174, scored 170. PT's probably could have been more strict, but it was RC that did me in. I had averaged -0/2 for the longest time, but in the last month I became wildly inconsistent, and it showed with my -4. Other than that my 0 LG and -6 total LR was in line with my average.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby gavinstevens » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:39 pm

I took every PT + experimental section under timed conditions at 12:30 (time of June administration) with a fifteen minute break after the third section. I studied under somewhat ideal conditions most of the time. Sometimes in the middle of the library. One time I studied under very loud conditions and had a throwaway PT. It was a horrible experience, but it probably helped me. I was very anxious for how I would be affected by test day noise. It was negligible. I am told this is not always the case.

My average was 163.6, my mode was 162 and 164, and my median was 164 (maybe 163?). I got a 164 in June. I scored very consistently overall, but my breakdowns were ALL over the place, which is why I am retaking in October.

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby lawgod » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:11 am

+5
Hee hee. And I sure as heck didn't write no addendum for that!

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Re: How much above/below your PT avg. did you score? (POLL)

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:32 am

-4 from PT average
+15 from diagnostic




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