The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

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Re: The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

Postby missvik218 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:00 am

solotee wrote:I think I hit burnout. It's really hard to do this, but I'm taking the next 4 precious days off completely from studying. My last 13 PT's were in the 160's range. Today, I hit 159.

Raw: 74
Scaled: 159

And the worst part is, I thought I was on a roll.
Time to go be depressed now :(

Definitely take and cherish that break!

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Postby TTH » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:58 pm

Checking in.

My cold diagnostic was a 160. Since then, I've had a 159, 166, and 165 in that order. I'm averaging -2 on RC, -5 or both LRs, and b/t -10 and -5 on LG. I've yet to finish an LG section in time without guessing the last few questions.

Taking in September. God help us all.

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Postby lawduder » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:00 pm

I belong here! Hovering around 162/163 area right now and currently working on drilling certain LR questions.

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:18 am

I just broke 170 for the first time on a PT! I woke up at 5:00 accidentally and decided "fuck it, let's see if I can take an LSAT under these conditions." Chugged a coffee and had a half a muffin. It was only 4 sections (no experimental), so I did all 4 in a row with no breaks.

It's the 5th time I've taken a PT -- and I still plan on taking 30+ more, hopefully making this sort of scoring consistent. Just thought I'd share -- if I can do it, y'all can too!

PT 19 (easy curve, I know...but still a good raw score):

LG: -1
RC: -5 (ran out of damn time)
LR1: -2
LR2: -0

RAW: 93 SCALED: 173

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Postby misslawyer2013 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:18 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:I just broke 170 for the first time on a PT! I woke up at 5:00 accidentally and decided "fuck it, let's see if I can take an LSAT under these conditions." Chugged a coffee and had a half a muffin. It was only 4 sections (no experimental), so I did all 4 in a row with no breaks.

It's the 5th time I've taken a PT -- and I still plan on taking 30+ more, hopefully making this sort of scoring consistent. Just thought I'd share -- if I can do it, y'all can too!

PT 19 (easy curve, I know...but still a good raw score):

LG: -1
RC: -5 (ran out of damn time)
LR1: -2
LR2: -0

RAW: 93 SCALED: 173


Wow, our stories are very similar. I did the same thing, woke up this morning & said lets give the LSAT a shot. I, too, had a cup of coffee and a half of a muffin. I took practice test 44 & I, too, scored a 173 (my 8th practice test).

RC: -2
LR: -4
LG: -1
LR: 0

Raw: 93 SCALED: 173

Just enough to boost my 170s confidence.

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Postby cunni1775 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:49 pm

Unfortunately I didn't do as well as you guys this morning. I've been in the low-mid 160s for my last 5PT's and today I did horribly today.

June 2007
LG: -9
LR1:-6
LR2:-8
RC:-6
Exp- didn't score yet
Raw: 71
Scaled: 156- GARBAGE

I usually get a total of -8/-9 on lr-as low as -2
The games were actually easy I just made a lot of dumb mistakes
During the LR I kept feeling like I wasn't very focused and was rushing a bit- unusual for me
I'm just chalking it up to a bad day-FK it

Cheers to you guys in the 170s today though, that kicks ass

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Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:43 pm

Horrible test this morning.

PT48
LR: -5 (wtf?)
LG: -7 (guessed on the last 9)
LR: -5( WTF?!?!)
RC: -4 (if I remember correctly)

raw 77, scaled 159. TRASH.

I spent a lot more time reading the arguments and it seems like thoughts weren't flowing correctly through my mind. I'm hoping this is because I went out to drink last night and was still a little hungover this morning.

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:45 pm

My story gets better.

I was so stoked at my 173 that I took ANOTHER test (my second today) to see if it was a fluke or not. To make things more exciting, I actually took it on a plane flight -- with a decent amount of turbulence and plenty of distractions.

Raw: 95 Scaled: 177

I really, really, really hope that I can start to do this consistently. This was all on 5 hours of sleep, and both tests in the AM. I can't believe I got my best score hours after frying my brain on the previous LSAT.

Cunni -- we hall have bad days. Don' get too down on yourself. Was there anything you did today that would have changed your focus? Did you sleep well last night? Get wasted? Have a good breakfast, etc? I'm going to start marking my "external factors" when I record my PT progress to make sure that there isn't anything I'm doing which is screwing me up and giving me bad days with poor focus.

Misslawyer -- High fives!

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Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:45 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:My story gets better.

I was so stoked at my 173 that I took ANOTHER test (my second today) to see if it was a fluke or not. To make things more exciting, I actually took it on a plane flight -- with a decent amount of turbulence and plenty of distractions.

Raw: 95 Scaled: 177

I really, really, really hope that I can start to do this consistently. This was all on 5 hours of sleep, and both tests in the AM. I can't believe I got my best score hours after frying my brain on the previous LSAT.

Cunni -- we hall have bad days. Don' get too down on yourself. Was there anything you did today that would have changed your focus? Did you sleep well last night? Get wasted? Have a good breakfast, etc? I'm going to start marking my "external factors" when I record my PT progress to make sure that there isn't anything I'm doing which is screwing me up and giving me bad days with poor focus.

Misslawyer -- High fives!

Good job man! And good luck on scoring 170+ consistently :D

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Postby lsb » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:12 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:I just broke 170 for the first time on a PT! I woke up at 5:00 accidentally and decided "fuck it, let's see if I can take an LSAT under these conditions." Chugged a coffee and had a half a muffin. It was only 4 sections (no experimental), so I did all 4 in a row with no breaks.

It's the 5th time I've taken a PT -- and I still plan on taking 30+ more, hopefully making this sort of scoring consistent. Just thought I'd share -- if I can do it, y'all can too!

PT 19 (easy curve, I know...but still a good raw score):

LG: -1
RC: -5 (ran out of damn time)
LR1: -2
LR2: -0

RAW: 93 SCALED: 173


:shock: Are you taking in September? How do you plan on taking 30+?

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Postby lsb » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:14 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:Horrible test this morning.

PT48
LR: -5 (wtf?)
LG: -7 (guessed on the last 9)
LR: -5( WTF?!?!)
RC: -4 (if I remember correctly)

raw 77, scaled 159. TRASH.

I spent a lot more time reading the arguments and it seems like thoughts weren't flowing correctly through my mind. I'm hoping this is because I went out to drink last night and was still a little hungover this morning.


That's one tight curve. -21 for a 159 :shock:

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Postby justski » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:21 pm

took a practice test today and got my first score in the 160's. was an 82 as a 162. my first diagnostic was a 143 so I am stoked.

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Postby knola002 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:30 pm

justski wrote:took a practice test today and got my first score in the 160's. was an 82 as a 162. my first diagnostic was a 143 so I am stoked.

19 point jump=you rock. Way to go.

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Postby lsb » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:35 pm

justski wrote:took a practice test today and got my first score in the 160's. was an 82 as a 162. my first diagnostic was a 143 so I am stoked.



Impressive. How have you studied and for how long? How many PTs have you taken.

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Postby justski » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:38 pm

lsb wrote:
justski wrote:took a practice test today and got my first score in the 160's. was an 82 as a 162. my first diagnostic was a 143 so I am stoked.



Impressive. How have you studied and for how long? How many PTs have you taken.


I have studied for about 3 months and I have only taken about 10 practice tests. still have a lot to do and a lot of room to improve. . . i hope

and thanks. . . i felt pretty good after checking my answers this morning

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Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:48 pm

lsb wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Horrible test this morning.

PT48
LR: -5 (wtf?)
LG: -7 (guessed on the last 9)
LR: -5( WTF?!?!)
RC: -4 (if I remember correctly)

raw 77, scaled 159. TRASH.

I spent a lot more time reading the arguments and it seems like thoughts weren't flowing correctly through my mind. I'm hoping this is because I went out to drink last night and was still a little hungover this morning.


That's one tight curve. -21 for a 159 :shock:

I definitely thought my score was going to be a lot worse after I tallied everything up. I just felt completely out of sync on his test. Nothing was clicking. I think I'm taking another one on Monday just to prove to myself that I have made progress since my last practice test (163 PT46)

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Postby misslawyer2013 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:41 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:My story gets better.

I was so stoked at my 173 that I took ANOTHER test (my second today) to see if it was a fluke or not. To make things more exciting, I actually took it on a plane flight -- with a decent amount of turbulence and plenty of distractions.

Raw: 95 Scaled: 177

I really, really, really hope that I can start to do this consistently. This was all on 5 hours of sleep, and both tests in the AM. I can't believe I got my best score hours after frying my brain on the previous LSAT.

Cunni -- we hall have bad days. Don' get too down on yourself. Was there anything you did today that would have changed your focus? Did you sleep well last night? Get wasted? Have a good breakfast, etc? I'm going to start marking my "external factors" when I record my PT progress to make sure that there isn't anything I'm doing which is screwing me up and giving me bad days with poor focus.

Misslawyer -- High fives!


Wow! Congratulations. I take my next test on Monday, I would be so content to score 170+ again!

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:12 pm

lsb wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:I just broke 170 for the first time on a PT! I woke up at 5:00 accidentally and decided "fuck it, let's see if I can take an LSAT under these conditions." Chugged a coffee and had a half a muffin. It was only 4 sections (no experimental), so I did all 4 in a row with no breaks.

It's the 5th time I've taken a PT -- and I still plan on taking 30+ more, hopefully making this sort of scoring consistent. Just thought I'd share -- if I can do it, y'all can too!

PT 19 (easy curve, I know...but still a good raw score):

LG: -1
RC: -5 (ran out of damn time)
LR1: -2
LR2: -0

RAW: 93 SCALED: 173


:shock: Are you taking in September? How do you plan on taking 30+?


Yep, in September. I just counted my PT's, and if I buy a few more from LSAC I will have 35 I haven't touched (I've done about 10 or 15, only a few were actually timed though). 35 tests in 55-ish days means about 2 tests every 3 days!

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Postby Doxide » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:21 pm

Wow 2 tests every 3 days? That's a crazy schedule! :shock: Kudos to you if you can pull it off without burning out dude! What I do is I take 2 full PTs every week. (about 1 every 3 days). On the off days, I do 1 timed section and then spend the rest of the day reviewing past tests or untimed technique. So it sort of amounts to 3 tests a week. Hopefully by September, that'll total to about 30 tests.

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Re: The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

Postby missvik218 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:53 pm

Off to take a PT now (October 1999, I think it's #29) .. wish me luck, I'm shooting for 167+ today!

Edit: I'm stuck at 165 :evil:

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Postby Bustang » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:43 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:Horrible test this morning.

PT48
LR: -5 (wtf?)
LG: -7 (guessed on the last 9)
LR: -5( WTF?!?!)
RC: -4 (if I remember correctly)

raw 77, scaled 159. TRASH.

I spent a lot more time reading the arguments and it seems like thoughts weren't flowing correctly through my mind. I'm hoping this is because I went out to drink last night and was still a little hungover this morning.



I went through a phase with symptoms much like yours when I was studying for the June test. My mind felt "cloudy" when I was taking the test. I wasn't fatigued nor was I anxious, but the material within the test just wouldn't seep in. After awhile the cloudiness subsided and I was able to attack the test much better. Just stick to the methods my friend and you'll get out of the drought :)

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Postby goodolgil » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:55 pm

166, 166, 169, 168 have been my last four practices. I've really done about the same on all of them just with variations in the curve. The only time I've broken 170 was on PT 50, but that felt somewhat empty since I went -1 LR combined and -2 RC--the stars were aligned. I need a consistent formula to get into the 170s...

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Postby lawduder » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:10 pm

Took PT30 today

LG: -4
LR: -5
RC: -5
LR: -3

raw: 84
scaled: 168

Huge improvement on my part! After a terrible defeat of a 159, I immediately picked up another prep test and decided to go through it untimed and alas scored a 170. I took yesterday off to review the differences in my 159 timed and 170 untimed and analyzed why I got what questions wrong... needless to say it paid off!

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Re: The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:38 pm

PT 48 today at Kaplan

Raw: 95 Scaled: 172 (brutal curve! -10 = 168)
RC: -3
LG: -1 (careless error bullshit!)
LR: -2
Total: -6

Damn, I have gotten 170+ three times in a row. Does this mean I've lost my club membership? :shock:

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Re: The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

Postby missvik218 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:45 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:
Damn, I have gotten 170+ three times in a row. Does this mean I've lost my club membership? :shock:

I think we'll keep you until you've scored 170 on a test that counts ... until then you're still technically a 16?! :wink:




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