Hitting 170+

Darmody
Posts: 117
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:58 pm

Hitting 170+

Postby Darmody » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:06 am

Just curious.

What was your cold diagnostic (if you did one) and how long (time and # of tests) did it take you to finally hit 170 or above?

Humbert Humbert
Posts: 400
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:46 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby Humbert Humbert » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:31 am

Darmody wrote:Just curious.

What was your cold diagnostic (if you did one) and how long (time and # of tests) did it take you to finally hit 170 or above?


Diagnostic: 151
June test: 172

Studied for 6-7 months (including a Manhattan prep course). Took somewhere between 20-30 tests I'd guess, but used essentially all of the available material between prep tests and drilling.

User avatar
NoodleyOne
Posts: 2358
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 7:32 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:19 am

Cold: 158

Probably five tests before my first 170. Took about 25-35 more, though.

User avatar
Pneumonia
Posts: 1642
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:05 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:55 am

NoodleyOne wrote:Cold: 158

Probably five tests before my first 170. Took about 25-35 more, though.


ditto, but my cold was a 157

User avatar
DrStudMuffin
Posts: 236
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:54 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby DrStudMuffin » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:05 am

Cold 168.
Three tests until 170+.
Took 25 in total.

scandk
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu May 30, 2013 8:15 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby scandk » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:17 am

DrStudMuffin wrote:Cold 168.


geez

politics89
Posts: 377
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:50 am

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby politics89 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:21 am

Cold: 163
Actual: 180

Not sure how long it took me to get to 170, but I took my cold pt in November and took the actual test in Feb. I drilled from the earlier test and then did maybe 15-20 full length pts.

User avatar
jingosaur
Posts: 2195
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:33 am

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby jingosaur » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:40 am

Cold, but after practicing the process for Logic Games, I got a 165

I cracked 170 on my 5th PrepTest.

It took 2 real tries and 35 PrepTests to hit 170 for real.

Don't let a low diagnostic lower your expectations or make you feel like you're doomed. Elle Woods scored in the 140s on her early diagnostics and after studying all of Greek Week, she scored a 179. And a lot of people on TLS have seen huge score improvements too.

KdRw19
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:24 am

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby KdRw19 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:51 am

Cold: 159
Actual: 176

Cracked the 170 barrier on my 4th PT and did about 13-15 full tests total...I spent the majority of my time/material drilling sections

User avatar
CyanIdes Of March
Posts: 743
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:58 am

edit
Last edited by CyanIdes Of March on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
MT Cicero
Posts: 574
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:40 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby MT Cicero » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:19 am

Cold: 160
Actual: 173

Broke 170 on my 6th PT thanks to this site. My first 4 tests were basically taken as a study method, with no drill whatsoever. Stumbled onto this site, with about 7 weeks until test day and drilled a ton. Hit 170+ the second PT after I started a deliberate plan (pithypike). Never dropped below on a PT again for the last 12. Still wish I hadn't porked away two LG questions on game day!

User avatar
Sourrudedude
Posts: 415
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:34 pm

.

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:10 pm

.
Last edited by Sourrudedude on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

SmokeyG
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:27 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby SmokeyG » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:57 pm

Diagnostic (PT7): 168 or 169, ill have to look when I get home. I had taken a fake LSAT prior to that but everyone told me to burn it.

Took me one more to break 170. Taken four since - all 170s but one was another 169.

thenewguy
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:51 am

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby thenewguy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:27 pm

151
didnt hit it till actual test day. did all PTS in Testmasters course (15 or so) + 80% all the other homework and problems, which came from actual tests obviously

User avatar
Otunga
Posts: 1317
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:56 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby Otunga » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Late March - diag: 152

PT62 a few days ago: 170

I took about four strictly timed tests since then. It took about a month for me to hit 165+. Since that time, I devoted almost all of my study effort to drilling. Just started PTing with 62 the other day and hit 170, with plenty of room still for improvement, particularly on RC and timing in LG.

Daily_Double
Posts: 1035
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:45 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby Daily_Double » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:37 pm

.
Last edited by Daily_Double on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ihill
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:39 am

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby ihill » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:05 pm

goldbh7 wrote: Elle Woods scored in the 140s on her early diagnostics and after studying all of Greek Week, she scored a 179.


nice lol

User avatar
rftdd888
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 3:08 am

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby rftdd888 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:06 am

diag: 153 (before college. i had no background in games, good now but lost then.)
diag, beginning of prep about ~2 months ago: 163
last 4 avg: 172

ive taken about 7 PTs
Last edited by rftdd888 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:25 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Clearly
Posts: 4165
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby Clearly » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:10 am

Diagnostic: 150 even
Final Official: 176

Took at least 6 months before I was at 170, although I didn't study hardcore for a while into it.

User avatar
willwash
Posts: 318
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:51 pm

Re: Hitting 170+

Postby willwash » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:01 pm

Weird story. First ever diagnostic was a 158, taken in college in 2002. By my 5th or 6th PT I had broken into 170+ territory, but then I changed career plans for personal reasons and endedup joining the Navy. in 2011 I decided for sure I wanted to go to law school again and started PTing again. My diagnostic was a 164 after a layoff of several years. I probably took 40 or 50 PTs total with 1 x 180, 2 x 177, 4 x 174 and lots of low 170X and high 160X.

Real thing=171




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Kaziende and 3 guests