Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

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Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby bdeans91 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:56 pm

How much do you guys think my score could improve?

I'm looking at Canadian law schools and American, so I want to score at least 168 but ideally in the 170s.

I'm doing PithyPike's plan, should I be able to see a bump of 15-20 points?

Thanks, much appreciated. Trying to not put too much in my diagnostic score.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby jackbauer10 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:57 pm

bdeans91 wrote:How much do you guys think my score could improve?

I'm looking at Canadian law schools and American, so I want to score at least 168 but ideally in the 170s.

I'm doing PithyPike's plan, should I be able to see a bump of 15-20 points?

Thanks, much appreciated. Trying to not put too much in my diagnostic score.


When are you taking? If you have enough time I think it's definitely possible. My cold diag was a 156 in late July -> 171 in December :)

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby objection_your_honor » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:58 pm

This forum is filled with individuals who have seen 20+ point gains. You will need at least three months.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:00 pm

bdeans91 wrote:How much do you guys think my score could improve?

I'm looking at Canadian law schools and American, so I want to score at least 168 but ideally in the 170s.

I'm doing PithyPike's plan, should I be able to see a bump of 15-20 points?

Thanks, much appreciated. Trying to not put too much in my diagnostic score.

A 157 cold is a good sign. The sky's the limit!

Edit: my cold timed diagnostic was ~160 and I got a 172.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby bdeans91 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:01 pm

I am taking on June 10, 2013 I believe. I will begin the Bibles on Feb 1st.

Mostly making this thread because I don't want to create a self-fulfilling prophecy that my score can't improve.

If it is possible for me to score 175+ I guess I'll aim for that and falling short would still be splendid.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby gaud » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:03 pm

bdeans91 wrote:I am taking on June 10, 2013

If it is possible for me to score 175+


Absolutely

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby sabanist » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:12 pm

I did a sort of hybrid of Pithypike and NoodleyOne's retaker guide. I went 159 cold diagnostic to 170 with a month's preparation and 177 with 3 more months. You've got plenty of time. 180 is totally within reach.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:38 pm

My diagnostic was 163, and that was with one of the easiest Games sections ever (DEC 1997, probably would have been ~159 with another test). Three weeks later I have hit 169 and 171. You should see a good 5-10 point jump once you acquaint yourself with all the LG/LR types and work through a fair number of problems. Getting from the high 160s into the high 170s is the hard part.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:41 pm

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby dusters » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:02 pm

I would also look into the Manhattan LSAT guides. While I thought the bibles were helpful, I'm getting more use out of the Manhattan guides.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby dotm629 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:29 pm

I had a cold diagnostic right around there and after working through the LR an LG Bibles, then a month on intense practice test taking, my PT scores are consistently above 173. It's doable, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:18 pm

My first diagnostic was a 154, and I got a 165 on my first LSAT. I was PTing between 165 and 172.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby steel_shot » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:37 pm

You'll be fine, I never took a cold but after doing the bibles I scored around 161, and am PTing generally 169-172, and still improving. If you are applying in Canada, most schools will take you with a low - mid 160 score, and for U of T probably around 168 (assuming your GPA is at median). Good luck!

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby sideoffries » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:48 pm

Yes, my cold diagnostic was a 157 and I got a 168

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:20 am

I had a very similar score and got a 15 point bump, so yes.

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Re: Just wrote diagnostic (cold/timed), 157, help

Postby gobosox » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:38 am

Cold diagnostic 158, PTing in mid 170s, hoping for 176+ this Saturday.




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