Score Improvements

kiklavan
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Score Improvements

Postby kiklavan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:58 am

Hi all,

I started studying for the Sep. LSAT on June 1st. My diagnostic score was initially 154 and I hit 159 on the subsequent PT I took at the end of June. I've been putting ~40 hours in a week (not even including the prep class I'm taking). My last score had me at 35/51 in LR, 17/23 in LG, and 20/27 in RC just to give some context.

Is it likely that I will hit 170 by September? Am I improving at a reasonable pace? :?

I'd love to hear thoughts/opinions from anybody who can give me insight based on their own progress/past experience. Thanks in advance!

AJordan
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Re: Score Improvements

Postby AJordan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:52 am

kiklavan wrote:Is it likely that I will hit 170 by September? Am I improving at a reasonable pace? :?


5 points a month is absolutely a reasonable pace. There will be peaks and plateaus along the way, so don't get too down on yourself. As you progress up the scale, things tend to get more difficult. You need to get questions of a higher difficulty correct consistently. Don't expect this to be linear and don't set arbitrary point goals that define your success and failure. Just keep plugging away and do the best that you can. Don't sit for the test until you are PTing in the range you figure you need to score. And good job on your progress so far.

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tanes25
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Re: Score Improvements

Postby tanes25 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:12 am

You seem to be doing very well. Hopefully you are blind reviewing before scoring your PT and moving on to another. I think this is where you'll see your greatest gains because it'll show you your weaknesses and what you should be focusing on to improve. Figure out which question types you're struggling with in LR and drill those. No worries. You're on the right path. I'm not sure of your circumstances but I wouldn't force myself to sit for a particular test. Don't take the test until you know you're ready and hitting your target.

kiklavan
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Re: Score Improvements

Postby kiklavan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:48 pm

Thank you so much for your responses!

I have been avoiding taking PTs, but I definitely BRed the 2 I did take. I'm still trying to get the fundamentals down from the Bibles & in class but I'll start PTing at the end of this month. Also I definitely agree with both of you in that I won't sit for the test if I'm not PTing where I want to be, but I am seriously determined to take it in September because I want to apply this cycle.

If you don't mind me asking -- how long did it take you both to see significant improvements?

ScamMan101
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Re: Score Improvements

Postby ScamMan101 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:09 pm

I got a 148 on two diagnostics 1 week apart in May... Its August 2nd and I'm now getting 168-172.. Definitely doable




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