How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby Bankhead » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:50 pm

I've gone from a 142 to a 170 on practice tests. Doubt I hit it on the real thing though... :cry:

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby helpmeplz91 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:49 pm

nitsudrx wrote:I've gone from a 142 to a 170 on practice tests. Doubt I hit it on the real thing though... :cry:


That is quite an impressive jump! Keep up the good work!

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby ku1185 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:26 am

To those that scored low on their diagnostic: I envy you. I think getting a relatively high score on my diag totally killed my motivation. I saw my friend go from a 157 diag to a 177, and considering my diag was more than 10 points higher than his, I thought it would be a breeze. Unfortunately, my score just did not go up: I hit a high of 172 and one of 170, but those were the only times I broke 170. Now I'm sitting here realizing that I needed to have studied more.

Gunning for a 20 point increase is far better of an incentive than 4 point increase. I'm hoping I get like a 155 on the Dec test so I can hate myself enough so that I'll study and hopefully end up in the low-mid 170's.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby sscasper101 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:45 pm

I started with a diagnostic of 155 then down to 153 and since then have had steady improvement up to 173. 20 point (or in my case just shy of) increases are possible if you devote the time necessary and study correctly. read the powerscore bibles and then just do tons of PTs and timed sections, even divide the time allotted for each question (LR) and try and get individual questions done in 1:20s or whatever it is. TIming is everything on the LSAT. If you can get the easy questions done quickly, then you will have the timed saved to apply to the more difficult questions. This strategy will also help high scorers make the difficult jumps in improvement.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby tellmebaby2 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:31 am

pmchang51 wrote:TestMasters says that: "Robin Singh, the creator and author of the TestMasters LSAT Course, has achieved more perfect scores on the LSAT than anyone else in history." According to their website, he's taken the LSAT 25 times between 1988 and 2003.

Quick question: How did LSAC allow this? Isn't there a maximum number of times the LSAT can be taken? And don't they make you explicitly state that you are taking the exam for the sole purpose of applying to law school?


They are probably practice tests.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby Glamour » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:33 am

tellmebaby2 wrote:
pmchang51 wrote:TestMasters says that: "Robin Singh, the creator and author of the TestMasters LSAT Course, has achieved more perfect scores on the LSAT than anyone else in history." According to their website, he's taken the LSAT 25 times between 1988 and 2003.

Quick question: How did LSAC allow this? Isn't there a maximum number of times the LSAT can be taken? And don't they make you explicitly state that you are taking the exam for the sole purpose of applying to law school?


They are probably practice tests.

No they weren't practice tests. He actually took the LSAT that many times. For me it was easier to score higher on the practice tests just because of the environment and stuff.

They didn't actually enforce the "only taking this for the purpose of applying to law school" thing, although a few years ago he had to stop.

Of course, they could've lied to me, but in my TM class my classmates and I discussed this a lot.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby tellmebaby2 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:47 pm

Glamour wrote:
tellmebaby2 wrote:
pmchang51 wrote:TestMasters says that: "Robin Singh, the creator and author of the TestMasters LSAT Course, has achieved more perfect scores on the LSAT than anyone else in history." According to their website, he's taken the LSAT 25 times between 1988 and 2003.

Quick question: How did LSAC allow this? Isn't there a maximum number of times the LSAT can be taken? And don't they make you explicitly state that you are taking the exam for the sole purpose of applying to law school?


They are probably practice tests.

No they weren't practice tests. He actually took the LSAT that many times. For me it was easier to score higher on the practice tests just because of the environment and stuff.

They didn't actually enforce the "only taking this for the purpose of applying to law school" thing, although a few years ago he had to stop.

Of course, they could've lied to me, but in my TM class my classmates and I discussed this a lot.


I stand corrected... but it would be nice to hear exactly what went down.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby yolanda32 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:53 pm

I read an article on Robin Sing. He seems like a pretty interesting guy.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby yolanda32 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:17 pm

I was informed that I said "Sing" instead of "Singh." So, uh, yeah.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby BarackObama » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:45 pm

Seems he was just really good at it and realized he could make a lot of money off it (without having to be a lawyer).

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby yolanda32 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:32 pm

BarackObama wrote:Seems he was just really good at it and realized he could make a lot of money off it (without having to be a lawyer).


He didn't go to law school?

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby helpmeplz91 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:15 pm

yolanda32 wrote:
BarackObama wrote:Seems he was just really good at it and realized he could make a lot of money off it (without having to be a lawyer).


He didn't go to law school?


Why would you go to law school when you can make millions helping poor LSAT test takers?

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby Jean_Rousseau » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:46 pm

helpmeplz91 wrote:Why would you go to law school when you can make millions helping poor LSAT test takers?


To study and practice the law. They are many, many easier and more reliable ways to "make millions" other than law school.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby helpmeplz91 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:08 am

Jean_Rousseau wrote:
helpmeplz91 wrote:Why would you go to law school when you can make millions helping poor LSAT test takers?


To study and practice the law. They are many, many easier and more reliable ways to "make millions" other than law school.


Your post makes no sense in response to mine... Please read it again.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby Jean_Rousseau » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:24 am

helpmeplz91 wrote:Your post makes no sense in response to mine... Please read it again.


I cannot say I'm surprised you think so.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby RVP11 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:17 am

Jean_Rousseau wrote:
helpmeplz91 wrote:Your post makes no sense in response to mine... Please read it again.


I cannot say I'm surprised you think so.

:roll:

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby helpmeplz91 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:46 pm

Jean_Rousseau wrote:
helpmeplz91 wrote:Your post makes no sense in response to mine... Please read it again.


I cannot say I'm surprised you think so.


Wow rude. Ok, whatever.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby Jean_Rousseau » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:18 pm

helpmeplz91 wrote:Wow rude. Ok, whatever.


Take a deep breath and do not read more into what I wrote than I did. Like I said, I understand why it was confusing since I clearly misused the word "they" for "there."

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby helpmeplz91 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:50 pm

Jean_Rousseau wrote:
helpmeplz91 wrote:Wow rude. Ok, whatever.


Take a deep breath and do not read more into what I wrote than I did. Like I said, I understand why it was confusing since I clearly misused the word "they" for "there."


ok well peace be with you 8)

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby yolanda32 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:11 pm

helpmeplz91 wrote:
yolanda32 wrote:
BarackObama wrote:Seems he was just really good at it and realized he could make a lot of money off it (without having to be a lawyer).


He didn't go to law school?


Why would you go to law school when you can make millions helping poor LSAT test takers?


true dat hahaha

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby schiesser » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:06 am

JDewey wrote:Thought I would give my bit of advice. I took a more holistic than most people I think.

Here are my top three bits of advice.

1) Read all different kinds of information. I would read The Economist, The Smithsonian, and Scientific American, daily. I think this is what helped the most, and reading should be a top priority. You can re-wire the neurons in your brain to better handle written words if you read all the time. Most people's brains are probably set in "T.V. Mode" and unfortunately there is no video section on the LSAT. Turn off the television, start reading dense material, this will help you across the board not just on the reading comprehension section.

2) Pick up a good book on INFORMAL logic. I hear people saying that formal logic important, believe me, for this test INFORMAL logic is actually what you want to study. I think people are confusing the two. I am particularly fond of "Informal Logic: A handbook for critical argument" by Douglas N. Walton.

3) When you are studying, figure out why each answer choice was wrong, as well as why the correct one was in fact correct. This is kind of common sense but the tediousness of doing this causes it to be often ignored.

Cheers


You forgot one:

4) Be naturally good at taking tests like the LSAT.

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby yolanda32 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:15 pm

schiesser wrote:
JDewey wrote:Thought I would give my bit of advice. I took a more holistic than most people I think.

Here are my top three bits of advice.

1) Read all different kinds of information. I would read The Economist, The Smithsonian, and Scientific American, daily. I think this is what helped the most, and reading should be a top priority. You can re-wire the neurons in your brain to better handle written words if you read all the time. Most people's brains are probably set in "T.V. Mode" and unfortunately there is no video section on the LSAT. Turn off the television, start reading dense material, this will help you across the board not just on the reading comprehension section.

2) Pick up a good book on INFORMAL logic. I hear people saying that formal logic important, believe me, for this test INFORMAL logic is actually what you want to study. I think people are confusing the two. I am particularly fond of "Informal Logic: A handbook for critical argument" by Douglas N. Walton.

3) When you are studying, figure out why each answer choice was wrong, as well as why the correct one was in fact correct. This is kind of common sense but the tediousness of doing this causes it to be often ignored.

Cheers


You forgot one:

4) Be naturally good at taking tests like the LSAT.


Well that would solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time, wouldn't it?

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby lawschoolnobigdeal » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:57 pm

I am bored

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Re: How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.

Postby rocketman » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:47 pm

Glamour wrote:
tellmebaby2 wrote:
pmchang51 wrote:TestMasters says that: "Robin Singh, the creator and author of the TestMasters LSAT Course, has achieved more perfect scores on the LSAT than anyone else in history." According to their website, he's taken the LSAT 25 times between 1988 and 2003.

Quick question: How did LSAC allow this? Isn't there a maximum number of times the LSAT can be taken? And don't they make you explicitly state that you are taking the exam for the sole purpose of applying to law school?


They are probably practice tests.

No they weren't practice tests. He actually took the LSAT that many times. For me it was easier to score higher on the practice tests just because of the environment and stuff.

They didn't actually enforce the "only taking this for the purpose of applying to law school" thing, although a few years ago he had to stop.

Of course, they could've lied to me, but in my TM class my classmates and I discussed this a lot.

is that you in the avatar?




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