Diagnostic at 165 - take a class?

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Diagnostic at 165 - take a class?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:16 pm

My Diagnostic is a 165. Performance the same across the board. Worth taking a class?
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Re: Pre-class score 165, what can i expect to acheive?

Postby amorfati » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:28 pm

IMHO, if you're already scoring 165, a class is a bit of a waste of time/money. as i understand it, they are more for those looking to move from low-mid range to high-mid range scores -- ie, from a 147 to a 163. of course, you'll have the benefit of being exposed to more tests/material, but I think you could get the same benefit on your own, without wasting your time listening to explanations on the things you already understand.

but in any case, you're already in the class, so i'll stop ragging on them... like i said, at least you'll be exposed to lots of useful material. if I were you, though, I'd definitely do that LR bible as well. (RC is said to be not as useful.)

As for your potential score, it's very hard to say... did you take a diagnostic? If so, what was your score on that? Even knowing that, though, it's still tough to predict. However, I do think you should be able to get into the low-to-mid 170's without a problem.

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Re: Pre-class score 165, what can i expect to acheive?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:38 pm

I was in a powerscore class with a guy who got a 165 on his first practice test (his only previous exposure to LSAT questions was taking the actual test cold, which he also got a 165 on). He jumped up to a 175 on his second in-class test. He also was a bit of a freak of nature and told me he had done absolutely everything in terms of reading and problems to do for classes. That anecdote aside, you should be in good shape, esp if games is your worst section. After teaching the LSAT, the majority of students I saw who initially scored in the 160's who were hard workers were able to get into the 170s consistently.

With either self-study or a class, you should hold yourself to the goal of trying to reach a place where you are consistently scoring in the mid 170s. If you aren't scoring in this range ~2-3 weeks before the test, I would seriously consider taking an absence (or just taking with immediate cancel) and planning on taking in Oct. Or you could just post-pone 4 weeks out if you feel like you still have a lot to learn (assuming 1 month is still the timetable they allow for postponing).

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Re: Pre-class score 165, what can i expect to acheive?

Postby Kurst » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:40 pm


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Re: Diagnostic at 165 - take a class?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:49 pm

Cool~ Thanks :mrgreen:
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Re: Pre-class score 165, what can i expect to acheive?

Postby dooood » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:50 pm

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