Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

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Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby locthebloke » Tue May 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Hey all. I've just started studying for the October LSAT. Yesterday I took my very first practice test, timed, before any formal study. I got a 149. :? I was pretty discouraged even though I know I shouldn't be. I know the average is like a 151, so I was only slightly below average going in cold. As expected, the LGs did me in the most. I got 9/12 correct on the first two sets and just didn't have time to even consider the other two (I scanned them all and did the two first I thought seemed easier).

Wondering: What did you all get on your very first timed test--(the one you took before you started studying just to see where you were at)?

I'm just starting out so your score plus any general words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby BigBlueLaw » Tue May 24, 2011 5:02 pm

either a 154 or 158, I don't remember. Took the real thing in December and got a 166. My PTs ranged from 166-173. Retaking in October. It's very possible to score high.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby sportgirl234 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:14 pm

163 timed - june 07 lsat that can be downloaded

rc is my thing and i didnt miss any but the logic games caught me up.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby The Gentleman » Tue May 24, 2011 5:17 pm

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=121989

But I'll play anyway. 160 I think? Might have been a 159... I don't remember exactly.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby locthebloke » Tue May 24, 2011 5:18 pm

The Gentleman wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=121989

But I'll play anyway. 160 I think? Might have been a 159... I don't remember exactly.


Ah, sorry, didn't see that there. :oops:

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby minnbills » Tue May 24, 2011 5:19 pm

159.

Got a 162 on the real thing- retaking in a couple of weeks. PTs ranged from 159-172.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby thecactus » Tue May 24, 2011 5:22 pm

Don't worry about your LG score. I got like a -14 on that section the first time I took a practice test, which means I only got 8 or 9 right. By the time I got around the test, I got -1, so a 22/23.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 24, 2011 5:23 pm

158, ended 172 on PT's and 166 on the real thing.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby AreJay711 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:28 pm

163

171 pt average with an actual score of 168

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby mac35352 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:35 pm

148. pting around 162-170. Taking the June LSAT so we will see.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby reverendt » Tue May 24, 2011 5:36 pm

I got a 159 on my first practice.
Studied after work for about 6 weeks...I was scoring in the high 160s.
Got a 164 on test day. It was enough for what I needed.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby 09042014 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:37 pm

Your first one doesn't matter. After 2 or three you see where you really are. Just getting the timing in the ballpark can mean 10 points.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby joemoviebuff » Tue May 24, 2011 5:50 pm

155. Got a 170 on the real deal. 8) Study hard.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby CoriOlivia » Tue May 24, 2011 6:46 pm

I got 166, 168, 168 on my first 3 practice tests. The first was with no reading or studying. The second two were after a bit of reading through the Superprep book. Now, after going through a bunch of the LGB, my last PT was 161. :-/
Point of my story - Diagnostic doesn't really matter. I think the general consensus on this forum is that LG can be learned (by almost anyone) well enough to get you a -1 or -0 on the section. If you missed many in the reading comprehension section on your diagnostic, that may be a bit harder to improve in. GL

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby jtemp320 » Tue May 24, 2011 6:48 pm

160

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby SnoDog » Tue May 24, 2011 6:54 pm

148 :mrgreen:

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby Ssushi » Tue May 24, 2011 7:01 pm

165

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Tue May 24, 2011 7:03 pm

SnoDog wrote:148 :mrgreen:


Ditto. 168 on test day.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue May 24, 2011 7:07 pm

~151---> 170 on test day

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby tehrocstar » Tue May 24, 2011 7:19 pm

My first timed test was a 157, I was so surprised to how fast I needed to go! For almost each section I averaged -2 for the first 20 questions or so and completely got wrong the last 7 in each section.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue May 24, 2011 7:21 pm

168 --> 168 :?

I didn't really log my PT scores the first time around (hence no improvement, I pretty much bs-ed studying) so I don't know if I was that close, but I ranged between 165-173. Needless to say I am retaking lol.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby iminlstrick » Tue May 24, 2011 7:29 pm

151 ---> 173, 178 PT avg going into the exam (boo test anxiety!). PM if you have questions, but LSAT is very learnable.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Tue May 24, 2011 8:12 pm

141. Getting that low of a score now just seems impossible to me.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby OhOkay » Tue May 24, 2011 8:17 pm

Completely cold diagnostics really don't mean much. The difference between my totally-unfamiliar-with-the-test diagnostic and the very next test I took after reading the Bibles was about 13 points. Seriously.

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Re: Your very first timed practice test: What did you get?

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue May 24, 2011 8:17 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:141. Getting that low of a score now just seems impossible to me.

Anything is possible.




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