Cause for concern?

sharrin7
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Cause for concern?

Postby sharrin7 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:15 pm

So, I took my self-administered diagnostic today and scored a 158 (with the hopes of jumping 10-15 points before June). I got 32 questions wrong, however, 16 of these were due to the time constraints. I'm wondering if this is normal and would like to get any input from those who also fell victim to timing issues during their diagnostic (or, whoever wants to chime in). Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby glitter178 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:23 pm

sharrin7 wrote:So, I took my self-administered diagnostic today and scored a 158 (with the hopes of jumping 10-15 points before June). I got 32 questions wrong, however, 16 of these were due to the time constraints. I'm wondering if this is normal and would like to get any input from those who also fell victim to timing issues during their diagnostic (or, whoever wants to chime in). Thanks in advance.


no, just have to work on knowing question and section types so you can get faster. wait until after the new year and start taking timed practice tests (1-2 per week), review the tests (what you got wrong and what you got right, to make sure you are understanding your errors and to ensure you aren't getting some questions right based on guesses), start reading the Economist and like publications to get used to reading reading- comp style text. FWIW, i got a 158 on my first LSAT and took it again after practicing with a lot of practice tests and got a 168, which wasn't quite my goal, but i'm okay with it.

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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby bee's vision » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:26 pm

very normal. That's actually probably better than the average cold-diagnostic. I think mine was a 152 and I'm averaging in the 170s now. June is a long time a way, so 170+ is definitely possible.

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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby hokie » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:27 pm

sharrin7 wrote:So, I took my self-administered diagnostic today and scored a 158 (with the hopes of jumping 10-15 points before June). I got 32 questions wrong, however, 16 of these were due to the time constraints. I'm wondering if this is normal and would like to get any input from those who also fell victim to timing issues during their diagnostic (or, whoever wants to chime in). Thanks in advance.


dude-its your diagnostic. You still have over 6 months to prepare for the LSAT; follow Pithypike's study plan, read the bibles, and take pts. Timing is especially one of the things that will improve as you become more familiar with the test.

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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby sharrin7 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:34 pm

Thanks for the advice/reassurance. Yeah, I know I have plenty of time but I just wanted to make sure this wasn't too big an obstacle. Thanks again.

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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby ATR » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:36 pm

Just to reiterate, 158 is a good cold diagnostic score. With work, you should be able to get to the upper-160s by June.

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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby Wustlmike19 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:40 pm

I got a 153 on my cold diagnostic. Studied for about 6 months (Blueprint), and got a 170 on my LSAT, only because I fucked up. During the month beforehand, when I took 2-3 practices a week, ranged from 171-177, mostly 172s.

So It can definitely be done, and I don't believe that it is in any way something outside of the ordinary!

Also, I am going to UVA next year, so, again, don't worry, just study!
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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby ATR » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:45 pm

Wustlmike19 wrote:...when I took 2-3 practices a day...

wut

If I did that, I would burn out.

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Re: Cause for concern?

Postby Wustlmike19 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:23 pm

atresia wrote:
Wustlmike19 wrote:...when I took 2-3 practices a day...

wut

If I did that, I would burn out.



Woops, I meant a week!




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