I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

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I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby whiteness » Sat May 19, 2012 9:55 pm

Just thought I would post this so maybe someone can get some hope from it. Oct. 2011 lsat-152--now I'm pting around 165-167. Just keep at it and you'll see gains.

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby vanwinkle » Sat May 19, 2012 10:02 pm

I made a 15-point jump from first PT to actual test date with 2-3 months of studying. It's doable, if you put in the work.

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby bruss » Sat May 19, 2012 10:02 pm

145 to 165-167 anything is possible. But my gpa is such shit and I wanna be an lsat baller so I gotsta get that 170.

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Postby 83947368 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:04 pm

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby Tom Joad » Sat May 19, 2012 11:01 pm

Like Kevin Garnett...

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby taboo » Sat May 19, 2012 11:39 pm

Original diagnostic in October: 148
Practice test on May 14th: 164
Been PTing around 158-164

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby Nova » Sun May 20, 2012 1:34 am

Diagnostic:151
Lowest PT:149
Dec 2011: 167

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby gaud » Sun May 20, 2012 1:35 am

Diag: 148
Final Shot: 170

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby moonman157 » Sun May 20, 2012 2:19 am

Diagnostic: 153
Actual test: 174

It's definitely possible! The LSAT is a very learnable test, just study hard!

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Sun May 20, 2012 3:03 am

nice going! keep up the steam!

(me- diag: low 50s untimed)
1st test-172
highest-177

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby PDaddy » Sun May 20, 2012 4:39 am

taboo wrote:Original diagnostic in October: 148
Practice test on May 14th: 164
Been PTing around 158-164


Count on a 5-point drop from your average of seven best test (and recent) scores. If your seven highest recent scores average out to 164, your score on the real thing will hover at somewhere between 157-161, the score band of a 159. To score a 165 on the real deal, you need to practice consistently at 170 or so. As a rule, to reach your target score you need to practice consistently at five or more points above the target.

If you can score five or more points above the target on at least 80% of new exams (never dipping below three points above your target score), you are probably there. It is very possible for someone to score exactly the way they practice, but statistics say that average scores drop by around five points on test day. This is based, of course, on students' claims about their practice scores, which are usually inflated by suspect timing, re-use of practice material, forgiven mismarkings, omitted experimental sections, lack of perceived pressure because it's only practice, or outright lies.

I don't want to discourage you or any other test takers, but you have a little more work to do. The good news is that some people actually beat their practice scores, but those are usually the people who score above 165 consistently in practice. That should give you a lot of incentive to practice more. If it doesn't...watch Suits, and the early scenes from The Firm and Legally Blonde.

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby ashen » Sun May 20, 2012 10:29 am

10 points in one week. Four months until my LSAT date and ~10 more points to 180! :wink:

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby chesterfan1230 » Sun May 20, 2012 10:36 am

Diagnostic: 148
Ocotber 11: 155
December 11' 163
Now: PT AVG: 171
Highest PT: 178

It is possible.

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby danitt » Sun May 20, 2012 11:11 am

Original diagnostic: 158
Lowest PT: 148
December '11: 151 (WTF!)
Now PTing: 162+

Hopefully I don't fuck up June like I did December.

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby Shiraz » Sun May 20, 2012 11:38 am

Original diagnostic July 2011: 155
Diagnostic October 2011, post Testmasters class: 159
Feb 2012 score: 170

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun May 20, 2012 12:47 pm

Original diagnostic: 165
June 2012: 180

:lol:

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby bruss » Sun May 20, 2012 12:48 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Original diagnostic: 165
June 2012: 180

:lol:


You son of a......

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby bruss » Sun May 20, 2012 12:49 pm

danitt wrote:Original diagnostic: 158
Lowest PT: 148
December '11: 151 (WTF!)
Now PTing: 162+

Hopefully I don't fuck up June like I did December.


And this is why I'm afraid to take the lsat until I'm constantly pting 170+

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby marlo45 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:51 pm

Diagnostic: 154
Highest PT (timed): 174
Actual test: 166
Oct 2012: :?:

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun May 20, 2012 12:56 pm

bruss wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Original diagnostic: 165
June 2012: 180

:lol:


You son of a......


I am a believer in The Secret

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Re: I never thought a 15 point improvement was possible-it is

Postby rbkl » Sun May 20, 2012 1:00 pm

diag: 161
last ptest: 178

:)




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