When should you hit your target score.

kwwill3
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When should you hit your target score.

Postby kwwill3 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:47 pm

I took a diagnostic in late june and got a 157. My last two practice tests were both 162. My goal is at least a 170. How close to the test should I be practicing at that score level to be within striking distance of a 170 on the october test? Worried I may be running out of time. Thanks.

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gaud
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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby gaud » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:17 pm

I'd say you still have enough time.

Good Luck!

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby bp shinners » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:05 pm

gaud wrote:I'd say you still have enough time.

Good Luck!


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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby buddyt » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:07 pm

Are you just trying to make the OP feel good, or do you really believe that? I have been stressing that my testing in the 165-167 range lately wasn't going to cut it for October if I wanted a 170, and I thought my stressing was legitimate. I'll be happy to be wrong, though.

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby jmart154 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:21 pm

^^ Nothing is beyond your ability. It all comes down to how much effort you put into it - if you want it badly enough, work for it, and you'll see the results. With dedicated study you could see an 8 point improvement in 3 weeks, even.

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Mr. Frodo
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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby Mr. Frodo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:30 pm

We're in somewhat of the same boat OP. Good luck! You can do it!

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby top30man » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:33 pm

buddytyler wrote:Are you just trying to make the OP feel good, or do you really believe that? I have been stressing that my testing in the 165-167 range lately wasn't going to cut it for October if I wanted a 170, and I thought my stressing was legitimate. I'll be happy to be wrong, though.

The key goal to improving is figuring out what question types you are consistently missing and then fixing them (eg for me, one was parallel reasoning) and that was when my PT average started to get higher.

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby dsn32 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:35 pm

I didn't start scoring in the range I wanted until literally 5 days before the test. I truly believe you'll improve if you keep working at it, but that for the most part there are a ton of ebbs and flows in how your perform on a given LSAT administration. It's about peaking at the right time and being confident going into test day that you're going to do what you set out to do, in my opinion.

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby Psib337 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:43 pm

kwwill3 wrote:I took a diagnostic in late june and got a 157. My last two practice tests were both 162. My goal is at least a 170. How close to the test should I be practicing at that score level to be within striking distance of a 170 on the october test? Worried I may be running out of time. Thanks.


I'm in the same boat, I'm getting anxious but I haven't hit the panic button yet. There's still about 6 weeks until the test (6 weeks that of course will fly by) but at this point I think it's all about staying focused, fixing what needs to be fixed, and trying to stay relaxed/confident.

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby 05062014 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:48 pm

This thread makes me happy. Scored my lowest score and by far worst total on LR last night. It had not been that bad since I started studying. I am really hoping PT 47 was just an anomaly for me. Gotta stay positive

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Mr. Frodo
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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby Mr. Frodo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:50 pm

abdistotle wrote:This thread makes me happy. Scored my lowest score and by far worst total on LR last night. It had not been that bad since I started studying. I am really hoping PT 47 was just an anomaly for me. Gotta stay positive


PT47 was bad for me too man. Just the LR.

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby 05062014 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:52 pm

Mr. Frodo wrote:
abdistotle wrote:This thread makes me happy. Scored my lowest score and by far worst total on LR last night. It had not been that bad since I started studying. I am really hoping PT 47 was just an anomaly for me. Gotta stay positive


PT47 was bad for me too man. Just the LR.


Yeah dude same. -1 on LG and RC combined. Thank you for your post, lol.

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby Pete Venkman » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:01 pm

I'd say you should be testing consistently at that level at least a couple weeks out in order to have confidence you will score at your desired level on test day.

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Re: When should you hit your target score.

Postby 05062014 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:22 pm

Pete define consistent




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