Curious study about high LSAT scorers

HarvardHopeful93
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Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby HarvardHopeful93 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:18 pm

Interested in seeing what high scorers on the LSAT scored and what their majors were. Also interested in the amount of time spent studying.
Let's use this format. This is for a project I'm doing.

LSAT: 1XX
MAJOR: N/A
TIME SPENT: X weeks/months/years

HarvardHopeful93
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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby HarvardHopeful93 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:19 pm

Particularly interested in those that scored 165 and above.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby PeanutsNJam » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:22 pm

Don't have an official LSAT score, so won't post my stuff. My hypothesis: the highest scoring ones are philosophy or engineering majors (mostly philosophy). The "time spent" will be something like a Gaussian distribution: the highest scores will not be the longest time spent. There will be this sweet spot of time spent for the high score-ers.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby R86 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:25 pm

I think there's a spreadsheet somewhere released by LSAC

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby Kronk » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:25 pm

R86 wrote:I think there's a spreadsheet somewhere released by LSAC


There is. This study has been done already, just google it.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby R86 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:26 pm

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby PeanutsNJam » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:30 pm

lol @ criminology and prelaw being the lowest.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby Nova » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:56 pm

HarvardHopeful93 wrote:Also interested in the amount of time spent studying.


Many high scorers comment on that in this sticky, viewtopic.php?f=6&t=396 , although their major is not given.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby TheThriller » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:58 pm

LSAT: 167 (but retaking in Oct.)
Major: Classical Language
Time Spent: Feb 1st - June 11th, 2-4 hours on the week day until May 1st, 4-8 on the weekends until May 1st. May 1st - June 11th it was either 3 hours or 6 hours depending on the days I took PTs or the days I drilled. Took every PT between 20-65 in some way.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby UtilityMonster » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:42 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:lol @ criminology and prelaw being the lowest.


It probably owes to the kind of people who are attracted to that major. Who might they be?

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby Swimp » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:20 pm

UtilityMonster wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:lol @ criminology and prelaw being the lowest.


It probably owes to the kind of people who are attracted to that major. Who might they be?


People who attend lower-ranked UGs. More selective schools tend not to offer those majors.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:39 pm

169 in June (retaking)
History Major
Started studying after finals, so roughly beginning of May, probably on average 3 to 4 hours a day five days a week. This time around I'm studying about the same hours per week, but with an extra two months to study, I'm aiming for 177+.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby spleenworship » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:21 pm

R86 wrote:--LinkRemoved--



I scored well above what my fellow sociology major's average would indicate. Studied for 2.5 months.

OP, PM me if you want my score, provided you promise to keep it confidential.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:25 pm

spleenworship wrote:
R86 wrote:--LinkRemoved--



I scored well above what my fellow sociology major's average would indicate. Studied for 2.5 months.

OP, PM me if you want my score, provided you promise to keep it confidential.


OP, I will PM you my score if you promise to PM me spleen's score right after.

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Re: Curious study about high LSAT scorers

Postby spleenworship » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:30 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
spleenworship wrote:
R86 wrote:--LinkRemoved--



I scored well above what my fellow sociology major's average would indicate. Studied for 2.5 months.

OP, PM me if you want my score, provided you promise to keep it confidential.


OP, I will PM you my score if you promise to PM me spleen's score right after.



Meh. I'll just PM you and tell you a small range. Hows that?




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