LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

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LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby dadownclub8 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:51 pm

Hi everyone. I've heard of some stories here and there of people improving, but out of curiosity, how many points while LSAT studying has either someone you've known to improve or yourself for that matter? I understand that it varies depending on how much effort you put in, etc. but just curious as to the amount of improvement that people personally have encountered.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby gaud » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:07 pm

This thread has been done a bazillion times.

22 points for me.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby Nova » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:10 pm

I hear about 140s to 160s on TLS all the time.

I improved about 20 points.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby indigomachine » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:37 pm

I went 136-->170

But that basically wasn't real anyways. (I got scored for half the exam while taking it ridiculously sick the first time.)

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby cahwc12 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:42 pm

I improved 26 points on my diagnostic but I expect to raise that number to at least 31 or so when I retake in October. Give yourself time to study and don't pay any mind to what your initial score is, only what your target is and a plan to obtain it.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby PeanutsNJam » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:26 am

60

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby mindarmed » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:53 pm

dadownclub8 wrote:Hi everyone. I've heard of some stories here and there of people improving, but out of curiosity, how many points while LSAT studying has either someone you've known to improve or yourself for that matter? I understand that it varies depending on how much effort you put in, etc. but just curious as to the amount of improvement that people personally have encountered.


If you have a good work ethic, and possess slightly above average intelligence the LSAT can be learned. HTH

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby shntn » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:50 am

PeanutsNJam wrote:60

This.

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Postby fortheshoes » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:47 pm

My LSAT instructor said he knew someone who improved 26 points (from 151 to 177). However, he noted that this student had spent an obscene amount of time preparing.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby ilovelawtays » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:23 pm

If I recall, the very first diag I ever took way, way back in Sprint 2007 was a 144. I PT'd at 164 today with two months to go.

It helps if, you know, you actually study for the test. (This was lost on my 22 year old self)

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby burtlantin » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:35 pm

I diagnosed the same score as ilovelawtays -- a 144. Currently PTing around high-160s average (it's pretty consistent). But I feel like I have tonnes of room for improvement before October.

Edit: I've been studying for a few months, but recently I realized that I've been studying pretty inefficiently. I feel like I could have made the same gains in way less time.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby Ende » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:08 am

One thing I will say..

Thank you for this thread!! Just what I needed to read.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby CorkBoard » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:03 am

25 points.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby Swimp » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:22 am

I went from a 166 a couple of years ago to PTing in the high 170s with an average of 1-2 hours of work every day for the past two months. I've gotten a 179 twice so far.

I think consistency was the key for me. I was so used to cramming for tests at the last minute and marathon paper-writing sessions the night before in college. That's the way I treated the LSAT the first time around and it backfired. I decided to give it another try and I've just been plugging away every day. I turn down drinks after work, I get up early on weekends, etc. LSAT test-taking is a *skill* much more so than any other standardized test I know of, and you stand to benefit from just practicing question after question. I mostly don't even time myself when I'm practicing (though obviously on PTs, I do).

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby Joeshan520 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:23 pm

ilovelawtays wrote:If I recall, the very first diag I ever took way, way back in Sprint 2007 was a 144.


A 144 while sprinting in 2007 is really impressive.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby MarvinsRoom » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:27 pm

It's not unheard of to go from the high-130s to the 160s (or possibly higher) or even the 140s to the 170s. Of course, this would take an extraordinary amount of work and dedication. A low diag, doesn't have to mean a low-LSAT. Best of luck.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby ilovelawtays » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:54 pm

Joeshan520 wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:If I recall, the very first diag I ever took way, way back in Sprint 2007 was a 144.


A 144 while sprinting in 2007 is really impressive.


I plan on incorporating the story into my PS.

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Re: LSAT Improvement: Most You've Heard of Anybody Improving

Postby Joeshan520 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:51 am

ilovelawtays wrote:
Joeshan520 wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:If I recall, the very first diag I ever took way, way back in Sprint 2007 was a 144.


A 144 while sprinting in 2007 is really impressive.


I plan on incorporating the story into my PS.


Please do that's amazing




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