Two Diagnostic LSATs, a Big Difference

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Two Diagnostic LSATs, a Big Difference

Postby razman83 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:50 pm

I'm sharing this just as an observation about what a different "test-taking mentality" can make on your score.

I took a proctored diagnostic of PT 57 in late March and came out with a score of 142. I just took a Kaplan proctored test yesterday (PT 36, I believe) and scored a 154 with no studying in the meantime.

My March score was a result I believe of the extreme performance anxiety I had and wanting to do well on the June LSAT. In the interim, I cancelled my registration, rescheduled for October and took another diagnostic this weekend with no worry about what my score would be and without having even cracked open any test-prep books and had a score 12 points higher (18th percentile to the 60th).

I suppose you could argue some of it is familiarity with the format of the test, but I just thought I would share with you that your mentality towards taking the test can be a huge difference too.

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Re: Two Diagnostic LSATs, a Big Difference

Postby Gwen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:12 am

Cool story bro

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Re: Two Diagnostic LSATs, a Big Difference

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:14 am

1) yeah the familiarity creates massive jumps early.
2) massive swings can be expected early in your prep.

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