Do you remember your first PT score?

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Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Hoosier574 » Sun May 19, 2013 6:26 pm

So I'm trying do decide whether or not I should spend the next few months prepping hard for the LSAT, and I was wondering if anyone remembers what their scores were on the first practice test they took before preparing. The reason being, I just took the LSAC 2007 PT and didn't score very high. I'm sure months of prep work would help me raise it quite a bit, but I'll need ~170 to get into the schools I want. Thanks in advance to anyone with input!

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby gnuwheels » Sun May 19, 2013 6:36 pm

First prep test was a 158. Lowest ever was a 152. Scored a 171. Attending a T10 school. Good luck.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sun May 19, 2013 6:48 pm

164 at the end of January. Consistently 175-177 after 4 months of heavy prep.
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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Br3v » Sun May 19, 2013 6:49 pm

152 ended up with a 170

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Postby 062914123 » Sun May 19, 2013 6:52 pm

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Borg » Sun May 19, 2013 6:55 pm

171, wound up somewhat higher. Doesn't matter though, I've definitely seen people jump from 150s to 170s. It is very common if you put in the work, the test just takes some getting used to.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun May 19, 2013 6:57 pm

My diagnostic was a 158. Studied for two days, and three days after my diagnostic, scored a 166. Never went below a 166 again. Scored significantly better than 158 (or even 166, for that matter) on test day after a couple months of studying. Don't be terrified by a shitty diagnostic.
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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby SteelPenguin » Sun May 19, 2013 6:58 pm

Started with a 154, scored a 165 in December, and I'm currently PTing in the 170-174 range.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Hoosier574 » Sun May 19, 2013 7:01 pm

Thanks everyone, I don't feel as discouraged now. I've had alot of down time at work today and thought I'd give them a shot and scored much lower than expected. Granted, I'm running on about 4 hours sleep, I expected to reach at least 160.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby SteelPenguin » Sun May 19, 2013 7:07 pm

Hoosier574 wrote:Thanks everyone, I don't feel as discouraged now. I've had alot of down time at work today and thought I'd give them a shot and scored much lower than expected. Granted, I'm running on about 4 hours sleep, I expected to reach at least 160.


You have over four months until the October test. As long as you take the test seriously and commit yourself, you should see great gains in your score, especially for your first month of studying.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Br3v » Sun May 19, 2013 7:12 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
Hoosier574 wrote:Thanks everyone, I don't feel as discouraged now. I've had alot of down time at work today and thought I'd give them a shot and scored much lower than expected. Granted, I'm running on about 4 hours sleep, I expected to reach at least 160.


You have over four months until the October test. As long as you take the test seriously and commit yourself, you should see great gains in your score, especially for your first month of studying.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Clearly » Sun May 19, 2013 7:27 pm

151, final official 175+

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby t-14orbust » Sun May 19, 2013 8:05 pm

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby itachiuchiha » Sun May 19, 2013 8:05 pm

147

I am in the low 160s at this point. I'm just a bad reader

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Hoosier574 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:13 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:147

I am in the low 160s at this point. I'm just a bad reader



Same here. The logic games are easiest for me so far, my reading comprehension could use some serious improvement before the test though.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Daily_Double » Sun May 19, 2013 8:21 pm

Kind of. I remember it being it being in the high 50s. It was a diagnostic test, which I'm against people taking. I think it is an absolutely awful idea until after at least some prep. And I explicitly remember giving up in the games section, not even getting to the last RC section, and wondering if flaw answer choices were in a dialect I was unfamiliar with.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Younger Abstention » Sun May 19, 2013 8:26 pm

142 (attended T10).

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby SteelPenguin » Sun May 19, 2013 8:42 pm

Daily_Double wrote:Kind of. I remember it being it being in the high 50s. It was a diagnostic test, which I'm against people taking. I think it is an absolutely awful idea until after at least some prep. And I explicitly remember giving up in the games section, not even getting to the last RC section, and wondering if flaw answer choices were in a dialect I was unfamiliar with.


I liked the idea of a diagnostic because I was able to see immediate results in my studying. Going from a 154 > 162 in around 3 weeks was very rewarding and kept my motivation level high.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Test786 » Wed May 22, 2013 9:57 am

Younger Abstention wrote:142 (attended T10).


what were your softs?

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby CR2012 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:00 am

148-> 169

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Young Marino » Wed May 22, 2013 10:18 am

Started at 140 now scoring in the mid 150s . No thanks to Kaplan

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby gertie » Wed May 22, 2013 10:24 am

148 to a 164 after months of prep

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby Br3v » Wed May 22, 2013 12:21 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
Daily_Double wrote:Kind of. I remember it being it being in the high 50s. It was a diagnostic test, which I'm against people taking. I think it is an absolutely awful idea until after at least some prep. And I explicitly remember giving up in the games section, not even getting to the last RC section, and wondering if flaw answer choices were in a dialect I was unfamiliar with.


I liked the idea of a diagnostic because I was able to see immediate results in my studying. Going from a 154 > 162 in around 3 weeks was very rewarding and kept my motivation level high.


This. It was great motivation to see where you came from.

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby loomstate » Wed May 22, 2013 12:25 pm

started from the bottom, now we're here

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Re: Do you remember your first PT score?

Postby emciosn » Wed May 22, 2013 12:40 pm

I went from a 155 (cold) to a 170 with a few months of studying.




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