Test Day vs. PT

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Test Day vs. PT

Postby i_Pernix » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:58 pm

In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby Mikey » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:09 pm

People typically score below their PT average. If the test is suited to their strengths then they may hit their PT avg or even higher.

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby galeatus » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 pm

i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby Mikey » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:25 pm

galeatus wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

I think the OP was just curious. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=272266

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby galeatus » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:29 pm

Mikey wrote:
galeatus wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

I think the OP was just curious. http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 9&t=272266


Right then, ignore everything I said, I'm way outta my league here

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby i_Pernix » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:32 pm

Mikey wrote:
galeatus wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

I think the OP was just curious. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=272266


Cool -- appreciate it. Just sitting on some anxiety and getting some last minute tips. PTing in the dining hall next semester.

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby Mikey » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:32 pm

galeatus wrote:

OP beat you. You suck

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby Mikey » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 pm

i_Pernix wrote:
Mikey wrote:
galeatus wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

I think the OP was just curious. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=272266


Cool -- appreciate it. Just sitting on some anxiety and getting some last minute tips. PTing in the dining hall next semester.

wait, you're retaking the LSAT??

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby i_Pernix » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:35 pm

Mikey wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:
Mikey wrote:
galeatus wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

I think the OP was just curious. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=272266


Cool -- appreciate it. Just sitting on some anxiety and getting some last minute tips. PTing in the dining hall next semester.

wait, you're retaking the LSAT??


I don't think so -- I think it'd be super unhelpful. And crazy. But the thought passed my mind because I was thinking of all my options. There's no way a few points will help. Best to just chill :{

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby galeatus » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:36 pm

Mikey wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:
Mikey wrote:
galeatus wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

I think the OP was just curious. http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 9&t=272266


Cool -- appreciate it. Just sitting on some anxiety and getting some last minute tips. PTing in the dining hall next semester.

wait, you're retaking the LSAT??

Retaking a 177 is the most TLS thing I've heard, ever

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby i_Pernix » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:37 pm

galeatus wrote:
Mikey wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:
Mikey wrote:
galeatus wrote:
i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?


Do most, if not all, of your PTs in full LSAT conditions with a proctor app, and start writing your PT at 9 am.

I think the OP was just curious. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=272266


Cool -- appreciate it. Just sitting on some anxiety and getting some last minute tips. PTing in the dining hall next semester.

wait, you're retaking the LSAT??

Retaking a 177 is the most TLS thing I've heard, ever


I never should have even thought about it hahaha. I should have probably asked these questions the first time around...

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby Mikey » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:38 pm

i_Pernix wrote:
I don't think so -- I think it'd be super unhelpful. And crazy. But the thought passed my mind because I was thinking of all my options. There's no way a few points will help. Best to just chill :{

what. why would it even cross your mind?? you're above 75th for LSAT/GPA everywhere. what

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby 20170322 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:55 pm

Despite test day conditions during PT, I dropped 3 from my average, likely due to nerves/lack of sleep/a weird RC section.

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby laqueredup » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:35 am

Dropped 5 points from PT average. In part the problem
was ahem.... Hydration management. Didn't account for all the extra time checking in etc when I prepped... So take a few where you sit down at 9, start the test at 10... Abd double check the desk size to make sure your practice replicates test conditions ( little fold out desks in an auditorium are workable, but could cost you quite a few seconds of you aren't prepared.)The other problem was that I fell for the time sink game 3 before viruses. Be careful with the coffee, consider a double shot of espresso instead lol.

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby Blueprint Mithun » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:00 pm

i_Pernix wrote:In general, do people do worse, better, or about the same on test day relative to how they PT?

If you tested lower than your PT, do you have advice on how to minimize any test day dips in score?



It varies, but I think most students usually fall within a margin of 3 points or so in either direction. Test day anxiety can be a limiting factor, which is why I recommend taking practice tests in conditions simulating the actual test. Do a test in a public study space, like a library, a classroom, or even the building where you'll take the actual exam (if this is a possibility, of course). Also, get a good night's sleep and stay healthy in the weeks leading up to the exam by eating well and cutting back on alcohol, etc.

When I took the test, I was very nervous during the first section, until I stopped myself and took around 15 seconds to take some deep breaths and tell myself that this was just the same as all the practice tests I had done before. After that section, I had calmed down and everything felt normal. I'd recommend practicing simple meditation if test anxiety is something you regularly experience. I did so daily in the month leading up to the test, and that's what allowed me to calm down and recalibrate so quickly and effectively.

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Re: Test Day vs. PT

Postby 34iplaw » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:17 pm

-5 on Sept from PT. Mainly due to a rough RC early on which is/(was if most recent scores hold up) my weakest section.



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