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 Post subject: First practice lsat score v.s final score
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:28 pm 
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I would be very appreciative if all of you would be willing to post what you scored on your first practice lsat; and then what your scored on the actual test. I am very curious as to what average increase can be expected. Also, please indicate how you studied. I scored a 151 on my first practice lsat and have recently purchased twenty tutoring hours, so I am very curious as to what I may score in June.


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This is an old discussion, but

171 init => 173 final.

I took five practice tests in four weeks.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:33 pm 
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I scored the exact same, 171-171. There is a qualification though. I didn't limit myself for time on the first practice test. I took about 10 with no time limit, and I can't tell you how much that helped me. I got faster and faster each time, so when I finally added the time constraint it was no big deal.

I think it's a good predictor, too because practice can't really make you understand logic better (maybe on the games), but it can make you faster. If you practice enough, time shouldn't be an issue, but your general capacity to understand will remain unchanged. Least that's my theory.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:36 pm 
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when I started studying: 161

last practice 170 (though I was ranging between around 167-171 for the last few tests I took.)

actual lsat: 163, I still have no idea what happened, my only exuse is that it was really cold (like I was shaking with my coat on) in the testing room and it messed with me a little, but really not nearly enough for that much of a drop.


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My first was a 154. My highest 169. They never dropped below 165 when I got up to it.

Just waiting on my Feb score now to see how I did :(


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168 --> 175, but I only had a couple weeks to prepare


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175, but I only had a couple weeks to prepare


die.




no offense was actually intended of course, but where do you people come from. It took me 3 months to hit 168 in a practice test, and you got it on your first try. Mind blowing.

Congrats on a great LSAT tho.


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144->122


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thats rough slash, youll get em next time


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It depends on if you mean first real one or not. The first ones I took were from a book by ARCO, and in retrospect, I have the feeling the tests they write suck. My first one was somewhere in the high 150s. As far as real tests, which I started taking after using ARCO for a few days and getting familiar with the question types, my first was 172, and I got a 177 on the real thing.


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I got 170 and 168 on the first two diagnostics I took, so I didn't prepare at all. Got a 158 on the Sept 2006 test, and needless to say, retook in February. Anxiously awaiting...


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well.. i started out fine.. worked my way up to a 179 on my last practice... then on test day some guy pointed his finger in my face, i flipped out, stabbed a proctor with a mechanical pencil, defecated on my answer sheet and had to be restrained by two large men who promptly expelled me from the testing center... lucky for me the defecation actually filled in one correct answer


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lucky for me the defecation actually filled in one correct answer


I love when that happens


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take that metamucil


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Last edited by longodds on Thu May 24, 2007 2:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:26 pm 
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These posts are really helping me develop a clearer picture of the lsat progression process. I really like to see when people significantly pull up their scores. I am very interested to see more posts; also if anyone can let me know how long it takes to receive your scores after the test I would appreciate it.


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about twenty days


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You hope...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:36 pm 
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btw, it is the worst part of the LSAT


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no i'm not waiting on a score today.. according to the last 13 tests, 6 of them took 20 days, and 2 took less than that


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164-->176. studied with kaplan. a billion dollar prep course is not for everyone, though. it helped me because it forced me to study. i am i saying that i paid $1,000 for someone to give me some books and kick me in the @$$? yes i am. i mostly did timed sections for practice and only took a few full length tests. it seemed to help a lot.


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I'm sure this has been said numerous times but it bears repeating -

An untimed test is not an indicator of your timed test abilities

A lot of the test is testing your ability to reason QUICKLY and figure out shortcuts. Got a 164 on my first timed one, then went and took a practice test and gave myself all the time I needed on games (I don't seem to have any time problems with the other sections) and got a 175 (yes, I am that bad and slow at games).

So for the purposes of validity within this discussion, please list your initial timed score and your actual score, just to make sure we aren't comparing apples to oranges.


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Good point, the differences can be substantial I'm sure.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:57 pm 
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heres some real advice

dont take the LSAT

the wait for scores will be the death of you


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Quick question. I realize that the LOR's are sealed and sent to the lsac; however can I request the person who the LOR to send it to me later, or am I not suppossed to see it?


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