135 LSAT

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135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:15 pm

Thanks for the advice everyone.

Naysayers--you make me "lol!"

Anywho, I'm on my mission to my goal. Until next time, I will update you all on the June score!
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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby sanjola » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:20 pm

It's discouraging to hear that you picked Princeton Review, but I wouldn't be too worried just yet. Most people do terrible on their first PT and improve as they continue with their studies. Make sure to take as many tests as possible, since those prep classes don't give you that many in class practice tests.

I would take the June test and cancel if you really don't feel you have improved.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Teoeo » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:21 pm

you wont be ready in June

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Teoeo wrote:you wont be ready in June


Thanks for the advice!

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:24 pm


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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby esq » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:25 pm

Sounds like he LG Bible would do you wonders.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Kurst » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:25 pm


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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:27 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/



Thank you for the site!

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:28 pm

esq wrote:Sounds like he LG Bible would do you wonders.



Yeah, I'm stating to improve in that area.
I know how to set up the game and what not now.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby sighsigh » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:30 pm

What is your goal? If it's above 160, I doubt you're going to make June (especially if you have UG work + exams coming).

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:33 pm

sighsigh wrote:What is your goal? If it's above 160, I doubt you're going to make June (especially if you have UG work + exams coming).


My goal is btwn a 155-160. I would love to have a 160.

I graduated last Dec. I only work 9hrs. a week now.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:38 pm

sighsigh wrote:What is your goal? If it's above 160, I doubt you're going to make June (especially if you have UG work + exams coming).



I can cancel bu May 14th. I'm glad I'm trying to be as proactive as
possible about the test.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby sighsigh » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Firework11 wrote:
sighsigh wrote:What is your goal? If it's above 160, I doubt you're going to make June (especially if you have UG work + exams coming).


My goal is btwn a 155-160. I would love to have a 160.

I graduated last Dec. I only work 9hrs. a week now.


Treat the LSAT like a full-time job and you will make it.

Also keep in mind that your diagnostic probably isn't as low as 135 since you took it in an official setting which can be quite intimidating, while others just do it at home in their pyjamas.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:42 pm

sighsigh wrote:
Firework11 wrote:
sighsigh wrote:What is your goal? If it's above 160, I doubt you're going to make June (especially if you have UG work + exams coming).


My goal is btwn a 155-160. I would love to have a 160.

I graduated last Dec. I only work 9hrs. a week now.


Treat the LSAT like a full-time job and you will make it.

Also keep in mind that your diagnostic probably isn't as low as 135 since you took it in an official setting which can be quite intimidating, while others just do it at home in their pyjamas.


Lol, thanks. That placed a smile on my face. Yeah, it was an official setting. I even spaced out for like 5 mins, telling myself "boy" this is tough.

I'm not trying to get into a tough school. Just a decent law school.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Rosem80 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:06 pm

My 1st practice test was a 138 taken at the start of a prep course and my latest score was a 152, which I'm hoping to increase to the 160s by June.

This board and the LSAT Blog have some of the best advice, I definitely attribute my score increase more to these factors then my prep course. I think prep courses can help you get the ball rolling just remember that score increases come from out of class studying and taking practice exams.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:10 pm

Rosem80 wrote:My 1st practice test was a 138 taken at the start of a prep course and my latest score was a 152, which I'm hoping to increase to the 160s by June.

This board and the LSAT Blog have some of the best advice, I definitely attribute my score increase more to these factors then my prep course. I think prep courses can help you get the ball rolling just remember that score increases come from out of class studying and taking practice exams.


I will search the forum for more tips. Thank you!

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby BrianOz1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:17 pm

sanjola wrote:It's discouraging to hear that you picked Princeton Review, but I wouldn't be too worried just yet. Most people do terrible on their first PT and improve as they continue with their studies. Make sure to take as many tests as possible, since those prep classes don't give you that many in class practice tests.

I would take the June test and cancel if you really don't feel you have improved.



Why is this discouraging?

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby EarlCat » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:57 am

sanjola wrote:It's discouraging to hear that you picked Princeton Review,

$5 says you've never taken a TPR course or even sat in on a class.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Apeacer » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:09 am

Definitely possible to get a 160. I got a 135 on my diagnostic as well and by reading the LG and LR bibles and working through the old tests, I brought it up to a 164 on test day. Best thing for me was to just make a routine and grind it out.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby japes » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:31 am

If you have test anxiety, you might consider working through that with a therapist.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:24 pm

japes wrote:If you have test anxiety, you might consider working through that with a therapist.


Thanks.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:25 pm

Apeacer wrote:Definitely possible to get a 160. I got a 135 on my diagnostic as well and by reading the LG and LR bibles and working through the old tests, I brought it up to a 164 on test day. Best thing for me was to just make a routine and grind it out.


Thanks for the info. :D

How long did you prep for the exam?

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby queenzd » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:09 pm

Therapy? No!!! I was petrified during my first practice test in my prep course. Someone on this site recommended betablockers (you can get a perscription from your doctor). I ended up taking an ADD medication during another practice test which drastically calmed me down.

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby Firework11 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:17 pm

queenzd wrote:Therapy? No!!! I was petrified during my first practice test in my prep course. Someone on this site recommended betablockers (you can get a perscription from your doctor). I ended up taking an ADD medication during another practice test which drastically calmed me down.



WOW!

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Re: 135 LSAT

Postby tomwatts » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:20 pm

1) You sound like exactly the sort of person who would benefit from a class (you need boosting in all areas, though games more than the others, you're starting fairly low, etc.), so you're in a good situation as far as that goes. It's likely that your score will ratchet up substantially if you keep up with everything and take it seriously.

2) Don't worry too much about starting low. Some people start lower than that and end higher than your goal. Not many, admittedly, but it's possible.

3) You'll have a pretty good idea what your score is looking like when you take the fifth or sixth test. Until then, you won't really know much — score improvement is a weird, non-linear thing — but that's pretty late in the course and you'll have a decent idea by then where you're ending up by June.




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