Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Tayaz2015
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Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby Tayaz2015 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:35 am

Is there any value to taking an untimed practice test to see where you're at without any time constraints. I took PT 11 (didn't want to waste a more recent test) and took as much time as I needed (ended up taking 43-45 mins per section) and scored 174. I'm PT'in at 165 consistently timed. I want to feel good about the 174 but I kind of feel like it may have been a waste of a PT to do it that way. What do you think?

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WaltGrace83
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Re: Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby WaltGrace83 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:43 am

Tayaz2015 wrote:Is there any value to taking an untimed practice test to see where you're at without any time constraints. I took PT 11 (didn't want to waste a more recent test) and took as much time as I needed (ended up taking 43-45 mins per section) and scored 174. I'm PT'in at 165 consistently timed. I want to feel good about the 174 but I kind of feel like it may have been a waste of a PT to do it that way. What do you think?


I think most people would tell you that it would mean you have a solid foundation but just need to get more efficient in your process. For example, getting a 150 on an untimed test DOES tell you a lot, just as a 174 would tell you something.

However, I'd really think about those 6 points you missed.

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Ron Don Volante
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Re: Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:19 am

is the real test untimed?

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Re: Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:17 am

Not worth much.
The main reason the LSAT is so challenging is because of the time constraints, so taking the tests timed is essential.

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Re: Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby nlee10 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:18 am

You now know your score potential so now work on timing and don't settle for anything lower than 174.

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Re: Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby hillz » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:55 pm

I wouldn't continue taking PTs untimed - that's what drilling is for. But now that you have, it tells you that you need to work on timing. If you are able to choose the correct answer when not under time pressure, you just need to work on improving accuracy and not falling prey to trap/incorrect answers when timed.

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Re: Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby konoha » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:47 am

Sounds like you are well on your way. See if you are consistent with scoring +170 on 2 more tests. If so, practice the questions that seem to take the most time and find faster ways in solving them.

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Re: Untimed Score Worth Anything?

Postby downbeat14 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:20 am

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