LSAT score increase?

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LSAT score increase?

Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:12 am

Asked this in a different forum but re-posting here. I took the LSAT cold turkey in February. Does anyone know how much of a score increase I can expect if I study?

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby nlee10 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:17 am

billybevans wrote:Asked this in a different forum but re-posting here. I took the LSAT cold turkey in February. Does anyone know how much of a score increase I can expect if I study?

Study hard and sky's the limit.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:22 am

Somewhere between zero and sixty points.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby nlee10 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:24 am

But seriously OP, it depends what you scored on your FEB score. Probably wasn't a good idea to take it cold turkey...

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby Rigo » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:39 am

Just read your other post, but no--10 points is not too ambitious if you diligently study.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:45 am

nlee10 wrote:But seriously OP, it depends what you scored on your FEB score. Probably wasn't a good idea to take it cold turkey...

litmus test wanted to see what I was working with. 161?

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby nlee10 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:46 am

billybevans wrote:
nlee10 wrote:But seriously OP, it depends what you scored on your FEB score. Probably wasn't a good idea to take it cold turkey...

litmus test wanted to see what I was working with. 161?

Well a 161 cold is pretty damn good. 170+ if you study.

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Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:52 am

nlee10 wrote:
billybevans wrote:
nlee10 wrote:But seriously OP, it depends what you scored on your FEB score. Probably wasn't a good idea to take it cold turkey...

litmus test wanted to see what I was working with. 161?

Well a 161 cold is pretty damn good. 170+ if you study.

you think so? Or are you some LSAC employee using the latest strategy to get people to shell out another $150

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby KMart » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:53 am

170+ is not too ambitious. Get studying and use the Cambridge packets for drilling concepts.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:57 am

KMart wrote:170+ is not too ambitious. Get studying and use the Cambridge packets for drilling concepts.

Thanks for the help

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby nlee10 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:59 am

billybevans wrote:
nlee10 wrote:Well a 161 cold is pretty damn good. 170+ if you study.

you think so? Or are you some LSAC employee using the latest strategy to get people to shell out another $150

Think a LSAC employee would accumulate 2300+ posts on an online forum just to rack up business? :roll:

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby Clearly » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:19 am

Honestly though, no one can answer this question. Not with your starting score at least. The best I can say is plenty of people have improved that much.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby boaltlaw » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:43 am

obvious troll. no way that someone with the ability to get a 161 RAW would not research the test or take a diagnostic, etc.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby Shemp » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:29 am

Maybe he means that he studied for months, but then quit sniffing glue cold turkey the morning of the test.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:27 am

Haha wow the two of you are sad

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Postby Capitol_Idea » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:11 am

boaltlaw wrote:obvious troll. no way that someone with the ability to get a 161 RAW would not research the test or take a diagnostic, etc.


My sister-in-law did this - took LSAT cold and got low 160's. Got a full ride to Drexel. Worked out for her but can't recommend it to anyone else.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby TheProdigal » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:45 am

nlee10 wrote:
billybevans wrote:
nlee10 wrote:Well a 161 cold is pretty damn good. 170+ if you study.

you think so? Or are you some LSAC employee using the latest strategy to get people to shell out another $150

Think a LSAC employee would accumulate 2300+ posts on an online forum just to rack up business? :roll:

Absolutely.

boaltlaw wrote:obvious troll. no way that someone with the ability to get a 161 RAW would not research the test or take a diagnostic, etc.

To each their own. A bit odd that they payed out for the test but now balks a bit at paying for it again. This is also a bit of an intersection of real-world and institutionalized student intelligence types.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:42 am

This is a bit of an intersection between those who understand a joke and those who take themselves too seriously

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby Blueprint Ben » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:32 am

Assuming you're serious, 10 points from a 161 cold is going to be a very easy ride compared to what many people do and/or attempt to do on this site.

People on this site have improved >30 points from their cold diagnostic by studying hard enough, long enough, and the right way. Soak in the wisdom here, get motivated, and ask a lot of questions. The prep community is strong and very willing to help.

You might have mentioned this already, but when are you planning to retake? You should give yourself at least 3 months of proper study, even with that high score. And yes, 161 is high for a cold test. You're not starting with any disadvantage, but you should still expect those 10 points to be very hard to come by. You'll have to work for it.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby commandercup » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:43 pm

Went from a 156 diagnostic to 161 then 171. It's possible I got a bit lucky, but I think a lot of it was getting ready for test day; plus some stuff I couldn't control (my first test was held on game day and the parking lots I had scoped out were closed for tailgating).

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:09 pm

BP Ben wrote:Assuming you're serious, 10 points from a 161 cold is going to be a very easy ride compared to what many people do and/or attempt to do on this site.

People on this site have improved >30 points from their cold diagnostic by studying hard enough, long enough, and the right way. Soak in the wisdom here, get motivated, and ask a lot of questions. The prep community is strong and very willing to help.

You might have mentioned this already, but when are you planning to retake? You should give yourself at least 3 months of proper study, even with that high score. And yes, 161 is high for a cold test. You're not starting with any disadvantage, but you should still expect those 10 points to be very hard to come by. You'll have to work for it.


I was planning on June for a retake. I am a reporter and likely will be tied up covering a fairly high profile trial next fall, so worried that any of those dates will be a nightmare for me.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby billybevans » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:10 pm

commandercup wrote:Went from a 156 diagnostic to 161 then 171. It's possible I got a bit lucky, but I think a lot of it was getting ready for test day; plus some stuff I couldn't control (my first test was held on game day and the parking lots I had scoped out were closed for tailgating).

Encouraging! Thank you!

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby Eladriel » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:17 pm

I had a 22 point increase from my diagnostic. Went from low 150s to mid 170s.

I don't think there's a right way to do it. You have to know yourself and know your study habits.

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Re: LSAT score increase?

Postby Auxilio » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:36 pm

boaltlaw wrote:obvious troll. no way that someone with the ability to get a 161 RAW would not research the test or take a diagnostic, etc.


While I did not go in completely cold, I went in with ~2 full tests under my belt. If I had not gotten sick the day of the examination I likely would have walked away with that being my only attempt.




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