LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

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LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby HYS2017 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:36 pm

Hello! I'm just curious (and maybe looking for a little motivation): how did your LSAT score compare to your SAT/ACT? How much (or how little) did you study for each?

When I took the SAT a few years back, I got a 1900 (minimal studying/preparation). I'd always assumed I'd score 2100+, so needless to say I was very disappointed. Guess you can say you get what you study for. That being said, I'll be studying INTENSELY for this year's December test and aiming for a 170 or above.

So without further adoooo, what were your SAT/ACT and LSAT scores and how long did you study for each test?
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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby future!jd12 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:41 pm

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:45 pm

1400 (old scale)/34, no studying at all.
171 with minimal studying.

Same ballpark, percentile-wise.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby whacka » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:43 pm

Did people actually study for the SAT? How?

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Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:44 pm

169 LSAT / 26 ACT
3.92 GPA / 2.4 GPA

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby Poldy » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:47 pm

33/172

One practice test each. I scored a 36 on the reading portion of the ACT which corresponds well to the LSAT in my opinion.
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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby xael » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:47 pm

2050 with a fair amount of studying (second take, first was ~1850, with studying)
173 with a lot of studying

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby gyra15 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:49 pm

1380/1600 sat
166 LSAT

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby lacrossebrother » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:50 pm

whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?

same way you study for the lsat?

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby RZ5646 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:51 pm

SAT: 22xx without studying, LSAT diagnostic was 164, got into the 170s after a couple PTs and reading the LG Bible. No official score yet but there's some data for you.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby whacka » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:52 pm

lacrossebrother wrote:
whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?

same way you study for the lsat?


Wow, shows my mindset in high school. I was completely unaware that there were practice SATs out there. I took it cold, 1350/1600, don't remember writing because no one cares about that. Maybe I should've studied.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby RZ5646 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:53 pm

whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?


SAT prep is an enormous industry and one of the major sources of inequality between rich and regular students.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby whacka » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:56 pm

RZ5646 wrote:
whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?


SAT prep is an enormous industry and one of the major sources of inequality between rich and regular students.


Huh. I see a lot of "lol how can people not study for the LSAT/know what's on it don't they do research about their future?" around here and I'm inclined to agree with them, but I never realized the irony in the fact that I was the exact same way as those people in high school. I guess UG made me into the neurotic I am today

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:00 pm

2260 SAT: no studying.
173 LSAT: some studying.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby HYS2017 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:05 pm

RZ5646 wrote:
whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?


SAT prep is an enormous industry and one of the major sources of inequality between rich and regular students.


It is indeed a big industry and something I wish I'd taken more advantage of.

Thanks for the plethora of responses already! Keep em coming.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:05 pm

RZ5646 wrote:
whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?


SAT prep is an enormous industry and one of the major sources of inequality between rich and regular students.

It seems like a stretch to state that so definitively.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:08 pm

HYS2017 wrote:
RZ5646 wrote:
whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?


SAT prep is an enormous industry and one of the major sources of inequality between rich and regular students.


It is indeed a big industry and something I wish I'd taken more advantage of.

Thanks for the plethora of responses already! Keep em coming.


1420 SAT, no studying
178 LSAT, three months of pretty devoted studying.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby Yeezus » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:10 pm

2310 SAT, with some half assed studying
170 LSAT, with reasonably hard studying

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby oldercoldervoice » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:54 pm

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby cub1014 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:26 pm

33 ACT, 2300 SAT with minimal studying.
Got a 164 on the Feb 2013 LSAT with moderate studying but wasn't in the right place on test day. Hoping for an improved score from this June 2015 version which I studied pretty hard for.
I'm of the opinion that the correlation between the two tests only goes so far.

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby hearsay77 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:31 pm

2160 with a prep course & some studying on my own
168 with a prep course & some studying on my own

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby landshoes » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:35 pm

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby chipperjones » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:52 pm

800 M, 710 R, 790 W (cold)
34 (1 week)
170 (6-8 weeks)

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby PoopNpants » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:54 pm

1160- no studying at all
167- studied like my life depended on it

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Re: LSAT vs your SAT/ACT

Postby everton125 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:04 pm

1450 (Little to no studying)
32 (28 on writing, 33+ on all other sections)
173 (Considerable studying; 2 to 3 points below my PT average)




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