What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby Angrygeopolitically » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:36 am

165-177

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby woeisme » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:40 am

Borg wrote:171 --> 175


yeah? impessive..

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby hicrhodus » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:50 am

164 to 176.

I bought a few books and did about 40 hours of self-study over the course of 2 months--my weakness was finishing the logic games on time, for which I found the powerscore logic games bible to be quite helpful.

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby Sadieche2464 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:54 am

Can some of you also provide us with the amount of study it took for you to get to your 170+ score. I'm scoring in the very low 160s and am wondering if I can realistically get to 170+ by the June test. Also, I work full time...

Thanks.

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby Borg » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:07 pm

woeisme wrote:
Borg wrote:171 --> 175


yeah? impessive..


Thanks, that's not to say you need to start at that point. The test happened to click with me, but I know a lot of people who were in 150s when they started that are now at law school with me. Just work hard, take a course if you think it will help (I recommend Blueprint or Testmasters), and don't panic on test day.

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby TheRedMamba » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:09 pm

Borg wrote:
woeisme wrote:
Borg wrote:171 --> 175


yeah? impessive..


Thanks, that's not to say you need to start at that point. The test happened to click with me, but I know a lot of people who were in 150s when they started that are now at law school with me. Just work hard, take a course if you think it will help (I recommend Blueprint or Testmasters), and don't panic on test day.


I find it a little hard to believe you scored a 171 cold without any prep before hand...

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby beardown_tho » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:18 pm

TheRedMamba wrote:I find it a little hard to believe you scored a 171 cold without any prep before hand...


I don't. It just clicks for some people.

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:19 pm

TheRedMamba wrote:
I find it a little hard to believe you scored a 171 cold without any prep before hand...


If someone is naturally good at logic games or has taken classes in logic before, I can believe it. LG is the only section that I significantly improved on through studying when I went from a 165 to a 170, as I basically did the same on my first LSAT as my cold prep test except I missed no LG questions.

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby Zelda » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:47 pm

161 - 173

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby splitmuch » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:04 pm

175--->178

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby splitmuch » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:05 pm

TheRedMamba wrote:
Borg wrote:
woeisme wrote:
Borg wrote:171 --> 175


yeah? impessive..


Thanks, that's not to say you need to start at that point. The test happened to click with me, but I know a lot of people who were in 150s when they started that are now at law school with me. Just work hard, take a course if you think it will help (I recommend Blueprint or Testmasters), and don't panic on test day.


I find it a little hard to believe you scored a 171 cold without any prep before hand...


Why? The LSAT doesn't test any learned information.

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Postby EdgarWinter » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:04 am

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby Clearly » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:59 am

I think modern LR is MUCH easier then 90's questions. For starters not every flipping stimulus is a novel like they used to be, and they're so absurdly repetitive in structure now. For a goof today I did 10 LR questions today WITHOUT reading the stimulus, literally just the question and answer choices, I considered it a drill in recognizing and eliminating patterns of wrong answer choices. Out of 10 I got 2 wrong. And one was parallel. Even that I ruled down to 2 answers one of which was the correct answer. Not that I recommend this at all, but a 90s LR wouldn't have worked out the same for me.

For the record, don't try that in your prep, it was really just a goof to see if it's as pattern based as i believe it to be lol

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Re: What score did people that got 170s get on their 1st...

Postby Jeffort » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:43 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:I think modern LR is MUCH easier then 90's questions. For starters not every flipping stimulus is a novel like they used to be, and they're so absurdly repetitive in structure now. For a goof today I did 10 LR questions today WITHOUT reading the stimulus, literally just the question and answer choices, I considered it a drill in recognizing and eliminating patterns of wrong answer choices. Out of 10 I got 2 wrong. And one was parallel. Even that I ruled down to 2 answers one of which was the correct answer. Not that I recommend this at all, but a 90s LR wouldn't have worked out the same for me.

For the record, don't try that in your prep, it was really just a goof to see if it's as pattern based as i believe it to be lol


lol

I've done that same experiment a few times when bored with time to kill after a new test has been disclosed and got the same results you did.

The modern LSAT test-forms have become remarkably consistent with the typical repeated structures and relationships in all section and question types and typically offered types of incorrect answer choices.

In other words, it's become much more standardized and predictable than it was back in the 90's before LSAC built and started using sophisticated software to design and assemble sections and test forms according to a strict set of item parameters. It makes the test much more learnable IMHO.

And yeah, don't try this goof to prep, you need to already be really familiar with the test and basically have mastered it to a 165+ ability level to be able to do it.




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