How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby mdd05d » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:48 am

Someone said it in a thread a month or so ago, all the practice in the world can't prep you for morale failure. It's when you hit a road bump on the actual LSAT and have that mini panic attack that you may not be doing as well as you planned. It's hard to keep focus after that.

This time around I got a 164, PT's were (161, 164, 170, 164, 167)

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Elms » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:05 am

kritiosboy wrote:On the real thing, I focused and my training took over. I wasn't thinking,it felt like I was in autopilot and all my practice seemingly paid off.


I feel the same way. I don't even remember much of the test, it's like I just went in there and something came over me and I just, did what I had trained to do.

My score was the same as my PT average.
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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby vswaruup » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:03 pm

PTed at 165-168
Scored 167.

So exactly what I expected.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Pseudonym » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:27 pm

My score dropped 12 points.

Going once...going twice...sold

I win.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby skiridedrive » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:44 pm

I was scoring anywhere from 159 to 166 on practice tests... averaging in the 162 area. Before test day I took 5 days off of studying. Game day score of 169. So I couldn't be happier with the result.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Rotor » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:53 pm

14 PTs from 158-170 (last 5 162-170).

Actual: 166

After the post-test desperation, I actually started to feel really good about the test as yesterday approached. Thought 170+ might have happened. Just went back to my spreadsheet, though, and found my 166 hit the high end of 1 std dev. Would have had to go >2 std devs to get to 170 (so possible, but not likely). Darned statistics...I hate it when they're right. :-)

Happy enough where I'm at-- at last year's 75%ile for W&M. That and WE should compensate for a bit of a split (3.46 UGPA/~25%ile)

Edit: BTW, stupid Talk-Stories....4 of my -14 were on that one RC. Ouch

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby alexyoshi » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:47 pm

practice average - 165-6 (range of 162 to 169)

actual - 170

for me, it was all about the way you felt on test day. i was extremely awake and positive, joking around with people before the test, having a good time and doing my best -- so i scored on the high end of my practices.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby OssumPossum » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:54 pm

About 15 tests (all timed) in the 166-169 range. Probably hit 169 about 8 of those 15. 1 was a 173 (combining timed individual sections) and my first full timed was 159 back in June (when I decided to postpone).

Walked out of the test feeling great.

As the weeks passed I was praying to hit my range, scared I whiffed.

171

Can't explain it other than that the stars aligned. Perfect arrangement of sections for me. Very pleased.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Lod732 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:57 pm

Averaging my last 5 tests, I scored 159, 160, 164, 162, 167 = 162.4

I scored a 163 on test day, but I think with a little prep I could have easily scored over 165.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby reza9333 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:19 pm

Yuuuuup. Dropped 3 points, but I don't think thats worth re-testing over. Time to send out some apps and get in on some action !!!

Does anyone else stalk the website LawSchoolNumbers.com ?? Based on their graphs, assuming people aren't giving fake info, it looks like a lot of people with numbers lower than you would expect get into some good schools. Anyone thoughts?

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:42 pm

Elms wrote:
kritiosboy wrote:On the real thing, I focused and my training took over. I wasn't thinking,it felt like I was in autopilot and all my practice seemingly paid off.


I feel the same way. I don't even remember much of the test, it's like I just went in there and something came over me and I just, did what I had trained to do.

My score was the same as my PT average.


same shit happened to me. :D

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby ColtonDLong » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:39 pm

hkfortytwo wrote:
Elms wrote:
kritiosboy wrote:On the real thing, I focused and my training took over. I wasn't thinking,it felt like I was in autopilot and all my practice seemingly paid off.


I feel the same way. I don't even remember much of the test, it's like I just went in there and something came over me and I just, did what I had trained to do.

My score was the same as my PT average.


same shit happened to me. :D


Same here, only I was so nervous that my score dipped substantially. Just stay calm, and take the pressure off and you'll be fine. I learned my lesson!! On the upside for me, I'm going to law school, and if I don't get into the school I want, life will go on.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby jw65106 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:51 pm

practice range: 168-171 (really tight band). Highest, 173. Last 3 exams before test day were 169, 170, 170.

test day: 167, oh well.

Went -5 on one LR section. Way off of practice average (-2)

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Judicial » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:03 pm

I experienced large fluctuations in my scores (167-179 range). I think this can be attributed to switching back and forth between older and newer tests, because on older tests I averaged almost 4 points higher.

With that said, my average over the last 30 PTs was about 172.

On the October administration I scored 174.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Denny_Crane » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:15 pm

Highest (timed) practice test was a 158.

Got a 160 on the real thing.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby WaywardSon » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:19 pm

I averaged a 168 on my practice exams. On the Oct 08 exam I actually got a 165, but the "deviation bracket" my score was included in [162 - 168] meant I was pretty close to my average.

In case you were wondering, the bracket is LSAC estimating what range of scores you would get if you retook the exam given your actual score.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby bobina » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:48 am

Mine was lower.

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Re: How did your real LSAT score differ from your practice?

Postby Brucewaynegretzky » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:10 am

167-174 PT
170 day of

About right....




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