question for all 170 and up scorers

natashka85
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question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby natashka85 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:31 pm

I have a problem with reusing older tests i score 175-178 on them then when i take newer tests my score drops 10 points,can someone advise me how to deal with that ,also what do u guys think i should do in order to reach a 180 ?
the thing is that i remember probably answer choices or maybe its easier for me to read the older tests i took before ,cause usually when i read sth i read before i feel more comfortable than a new test i didnt see before
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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:35 pm

Didn't have that problem with older vs. newer tests.

Study hard, review your mistakes, identify weaknesses.

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby law2015 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:35 pm

I don't really understand your question. Obviously you will score higher on tests that you have seen before.

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby natashka85 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:44 pm

law2015 wrote:I don't really understand your question. Obviously you will score higher on tests that you have seen before.


so i am taking the June lsat,do u guys think i should start drilling all the questions again from 1-40 tests( not timed) then do two tests a week each 8 section?

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby CristopherG » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:13 pm

How the **** does someone with posts that hard to understand get in the 170s on ANY LSAT?

Using old tests isn't a big deal, so long as there is sufficient space between the test and retest dates, and you did other tests between the two. I'd advise exhausting all of the PTs available before you make a habit of re-using tests, though.

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby vayze » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:02 pm

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby vzapana » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:10 pm

if you really have done every single past LSAT, then the only thing you can do is review your work and retake some of the tests at a later time. the newer tests are harder and closer in difficulty to the test you will take in june. but retaking exams isn't the best lsat strategy.

you might want to do a few of the old lsat questions in the next month or two. when it gets closer to june, take some of the newer tests again. that way, you'll forget some of the questions, and the experience will be more comparable to taking the tests for the first time.

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:13 pm

natashka85 wrote:I have a problem with reusing older tests i score 175-178 on them then when i take newer tests my score drops 10 points,can someone advise me how to deal with that ,also what do u guys think i should do in order to reach a 180 ?


You should try to figure out why thats happening... clearly, you are not learning from your mistakes and applying them to your general approach. Sure, you don't make the exact same mistake twice, but you shouldn't be making the same types of mistakes twice.

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby natashka85 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:41 am

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby natashka85 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:41 am

natashka85 wrote:I have a problem with reusing older tests i score 175-178 on them then when i take newer tests my score drops 10 points,can someone advise me how to deal with that ,also what do u guys think i should do in order to reach a 180 ?




the thing is that i remember probably answer choices or maybe its easier for me to read the older tests i took before ,cause usually when i read sth i read before i feel more comfortable than a new test i didnt see before

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby natashka85 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:41 am

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby Trajectory » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:43 am

Im having a hard time understanding whats going on here. You have a problem and asked a question. You got numerous responses/advice but in the end you're looking for more, as if you havent gotten any advice, all while quoting and replying to yourself 3 times. wtf?

Regardless, if writing like that gets you 175s-178s on ANY PTs then by all means I'll start doing it :) ....but really though space out retaking PTs that you have already took so its harder to remember anything. Find out weaknesses and take the newer/newest PTs (basically what everyone else said, ha)

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby Elston Gunn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:29 am

Your "problem" isn't even a problem. The point of taking LSATs is to get better, not to have an accurate gauge of how well youre doing. As long as you don't cheat and force yourself to go through all the though processes necessary to answer the question, you'll learn almost as much when redoing it.

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby natashka85 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:24 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:Your "problem" isn't even a problem. The point of taking LSATs is to get better, not to have an accurate gauge of how well youre doing. As long as you don't cheat and force yourself to go through all the though processes necessary to answer the question, you'll learn almost as much when redoing it.



well i always thought that u can get better by drilling not by doing timed tests,the purpose of taking a test for me has always been to get an accurate indication of where i am.

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Re: question for all 170 and up scorers

Postby vzapana » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:01 pm

natashka85 wrote:
Elston Gunn wrote:Your "problem" isn't even a problem. The point of taking LSATs is to get better, not to have an accurate gauge of how well youre doing. As long as you don't cheat and force yourself to go through all the though processes necessary to answer the question, you'll learn almost as much when redoing it.



well i always thought that u can get better by drilling not by doing timed tests,the purpose of taking a test for me has always been to get an accurate indication of where i am.


after a certain period of drilling, you need to work on endurance. that's when timed tests are key.

also please use punctuation and better grammar; it is extremely difficult to understand what you're saying.




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