161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

lxhyss
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161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby lxhyss » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:52 pm

hey guys!
I'm a foreigner and would like to pursue a JD degree in America, hoping to get my shot in T14. I studyed LSAT for about 3 months and got a 161 in June, 2011. I have used PT1-58 in my preparing. Now I have registered the Dec LSAT and hope to get a 170+. I start preparing again in October, and did PT41-52 again, with an average about 168. I'm not sure if this is a reliable indicator about my real LSAT score: after all, I did it twice, although I can hardly remember the content of most questions, except for the topic of RC.
My question is: 1. should I be optimistic about my average score of PT41-52? 2. What should I do in the last month of preparing?

Thanks!!
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Re: 161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby gaud » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:56 pm

lxhyss wrote:hey guys!
I'm a foreigner and hope to pursue a JD degree in America, hoping to get my shot in T14. I studyed LSAT for about 3 month and got a 161 in June, 2011. I have used PT1-58 in my preparing. Now I have registered the Dec LSAT and hope to get a 170+. I start preparing again in October, and did PT41-52 again, with an average about 168. I don't sure if this is a reliable indicator about my real LSAT score: after all, I did it twice, although I can hardly remember the content of most questions, except for the topic of RC.
My question is: 1. should I be optimistic about my average score of PT41-52? 2. What should I do in the last month of preparing?

Thanks!!



I would be very cautious about accepting your new practice scores as 'reliable' . before my last (3rd) retake I was pt-ing in the mid to upper 170's and scored below that. (the same thing happened to me on my second retake.. i was scoring 167-171 and recieved a 164....

so just subtract 5 points from your score or something like that and that will more than likely be an accurate indicator of your scores.

however, i would recommend practicing in a way that it works for you. i had run out of material by my second retake and i just kept taking timed-pt's and reviewing them carefully. since you have the basics, work on fine-tuning and not making careless mistakes.


ill PM you with more specifics

lxhyss
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Re: 161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby lxhyss » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:01 pm

gaud wrote:
lxhyss wrote:hey guys!
I'm a foreigner and hope to pursue a JD degree in America, hoping to get my shot in T14. I studyed LSAT for about 3 month and got a 161 in June, 2011. I have used PT1-58 in my preparing. Now I have registered the Dec LSAT and hope to get a 170+. I start preparing again in October, and did PT41-52 again, with an average about 168. I don't sure if this is a reliable indicator about my real LSAT score: after all, I did it twice, although I can hardly remember the content of most questions, except for the topic of RC.
My question is: 1. should I be optimistic about my average score of PT41-52? 2. What should I do in the last month of preparing?

Thanks!!



I would be very cautious about accepting your new practice scores as 'reliable' . before my last (3rd) retake I was pt-ing in the mid to upper 170's and scored below that. (the same thing happened to me on my second retake.. i was scoring 167-171 and recieved a 164....

so just subtract 5 points from your score or something like that and that will more than likely be an accurate indicator of your scores.

however, i would recommend practicing in a way that it works for you. i had run out of material by my second retake and i just kept taking timed-pt's and reviewing them carefully. since you have the basics, work on fine-tuning and not making careless mistakes.


ill PM you with more specifics

Thank you! You a so kind!

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Re: 161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby IamIn » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:20 pm

If I were you I would do some drilling by question/passage/game type and work on my weaknesses. Also, I found the most useful part of my prep to be reusing preptests. Practice makes perfect. I think you should definitely retake.

lxhyss
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Re: 161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby lxhyss » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:26 pm

IamIn wrote:If I were you I would do some drilling by question/passage/game type and work on my weaknesses. Also, I found the most useful part of my prep to be reusing preptests. Practice makes perfect. I think you should definitely retake.

Thanks for you words. Really encouraging!

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Re: 161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby GirlStop » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:21 am

Since you are retaking in December perhaps you shouldn't waste time going over question type's that don't give you trouble...just a suggestion! Best of luck to you!!

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Re: 161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby dstars823 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:32 am

its possible to go up that many points, i had a friend who went from 162 to 170 in a matter of 1 month however you better have the discipline to sit down and really study and work on where your weaknesses lie

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Re: 161, retake in Dec and hope to get a 170+?

Postby lxhyss » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:35 am

I found people here are really polite. If I could really do such a good job, half of the merit should be owed to you guys!! :lol:




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