The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

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

Postby Fancy Pants » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:28 pm

sayan wrote:How do you know where the testing room is if it's at a university or college?


My brother and several friends have taken the LSAT here and it's always in the same building. I don't know which classroom I will be assigned to but they're all pretty much the same.

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

Postby missvik218 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:20 pm

BEST. RAW. SCORE. YET!!!

PT 48
LG -1 (Experimental from an older test)
LR -2
LG -0
RC -1
LR -3

Raw +94
Scaled 171 (Rough curve ... +93 for a 170)

I think that fatigue is definitely showing in the 5th section, but I'm getting better ... this was a monumental improvement over last week's 165 (+84). I'm making this face :mrgreen: all night, I'm thinking I could be VERY HAPPY with a +94 on September 26th.

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

Postby rbhesser » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:24 pm

There's a free kaplan event at the college that I am taking my test at the week before the test. I signed up for that so that I have at least one try with an "official proctor" and a chance to see where the school is. I think its worth the chance of a trial run to put up with the sales pitch. Anyone else had good experience with an event like this?

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

Postby lawduder » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:35 pm

missvik218 wrote:BEST. RAW. SCORE. YET!!!

PT 48
LG -1 (Experimental from an older test)
LR -2
LG -0
RC -1
LR -3

Raw +94
Scaled 171 (Rough curve ... +93 for a 170)

I think that fatigue is definitely showing in the 5th section, but I'm getting better ... this was a monumental improvement over last week's 165 (+84). I'm making this face :mrgreen: all night, I'm thinking I could be VERY HAPPY with a +94 on September 26th.

I'm jealous, awesome, awesome raw score!

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

Postby Bustang » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:38 pm

missvik218 wrote:BEST. RAW. SCORE. YET!!!

PT 48
LG -1 (Experimental from an older test)
LR -2
LG -0
RC -1
LR -3

Raw +94
Scaled 171 (Rough curve ... +93 for a 170)

I think that fatigue is definitely showing in the 5th section, but I'm getting better ... this was a monumental improvement over last week's 165 (+84). I'm making this face :mrgreen: all night, I'm thinking I could be VERY HAPPY with a +94 on September 26th.


internet high five! Seems like many of us owned this test.

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

Postby faceman9000 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:53 pm

Finally broke 170...171 on PT 32, which has a very generous curve, but nevertheless...

LR#1: -2
RC: -9
LG: -1
LR#2: -1

RAW: 88

SCALED: 171

Bamboozled by reading comp once again, but confidence is rising...

Keep rocking everyone

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

Postby buddyblack » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:03 am

missvik218 wrote:BEST. RAW. SCORE. YET!!!

PT 48
LG -1 (Experimental from an older test)
LR -2
LG -0
RC -1
LR -3

Raw +94
Scaled 171 (Rough curve ... +93 for a 170)

I think that fatigue is definitely showing in the 5th section, but I'm getting better ... this was a monumental improvement over last week's 165 (+84). I'm making this face :mrgreen: all night, I'm thinking I could be VERY HAPPY with a +94 on September 26th.


PT 48 is out of 101, so congratulations on your +95!!

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

Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:04 am

My first 170!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!

PT 43

RC -3 (surprising, this is my weaker section)
LR -2
LR -5
LG -1 (misread the question)

Raw 90
Scaled 171!!!

Granted the sections were taken two at a time (yet strictly timed) before work, I am still super excited!!!
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Re: The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

Postby Fancy Pants » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:07 am

Raskolnikoff wrote:My first 170!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!

PT 43

RC -3 (surprising, this is my weaker section)
LR -2
LR -5
LG -1 (misread the question)

Raw 91
Scaled 171!!!

Granted the sections were taken two at a time (yet strictly timed) before work, I am still super excited!!!


Freaking awesome!

How weird is it that you can I randomly chose the exact same PT to do two sections at a time and got the same raw score on it?

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Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:11 am

Fancy Pants wrote:How weird is it that you can I randomly chose the exact same PT to do two sections at a time and got the same raw score on it?

Let me guess.. You are retaking in September at the Fordham Law test center?

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

Postby hypermeganet » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:14 am

Raskolnikoff wrote:My first 170!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!

PT 43

RC -3 (surprising, this is my weaker section)
LR -2
LR -5
LG -1 (misread the question)

Raw 91
Scaled 171!!!

Granted the sections were taken two at a time (yet strictly timed) before work, I am still super excited!!!

Awesome! I tanked the RC on this one (-8) and ended up with an 83 raw (165). I also ran out of time on the LG and missed 3 in the final game, ugh.

Take 44 and let us know how you do! I just finished it and got a raw 84 on it (also a 165).

PT 44:
RC: -2
LR1: -6
LG: -3
LR2: -5

Since we're so close together on the PTs we should have daily/weekly updates. haha

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

Postby Fancy Pants » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:15 am

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

Postby missvik218 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:16 am

Thanks for all the support everyone!! I was really happy ... now just hoping for a repeat performace on Thursday (and every test from now on)!

Bustang wrote:internet high five! Seems like many of us owned this test.

Agreed, the wicked curve must have been due to an easier test, so it makes sense that people would be having high raw scores although not disproportionately high scaled scores on PT 48.

Congrats on the break through Rask!

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

Postby doinmybest » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:19 pm

PT 37

RC: -2
LR1: -4
LG: -3 :(
LR2: -1

91 - 170

Added an experimental RC and missed 5 on that, I was really losing focus there. I tend to do better on RC when its the first section. Its hard to maintain RC like focus in the 4th or 5th section. LR1 didn't go as well as I thought it did... I made 3 dumb mistakes rushing the 3rd game fearing that I would run out of time in the fourth game, I ended up having 3 minutes left too...


I seem to have mostly gotten over my burnout. I hope I can keep it this way.

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Postby ruleser » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:24 pm

Sheesh, aps available this week, so deviating from studying to get three important ones in this week. But will be RCing like mad trying to get one step closer to 180...

Congrats on the 170 person above... finishing strong is something really to focus on - 2x on actual tests I lost 3 on the last 5 questions of a section because I got comfortable/extra-careful mid-section on one of the final sections and so slowed.

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Postby Kulax22 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:02 pm

ruleser wrote:Sheesh, aps available this week, so deviating from studying to get three important ones in this week. But will be RCing like mad trying to get one step closer to 180...


Did you already do the LSAT? I was under the impression not to apply until the LSAT has come back scored :?:

I just took a 3 day break - visiting with friends - so I guess I'm on the home stretch. I've done well recently and am hoping I don't get too cocky. Need to keep up the pace!

Sort of scared because my job -teaching- is starting now too. Don't want to lose focus or dull my "edge" :twisted:

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Postby ruleser » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:10 am

Kulax22 wrote:
ruleser wrote:Sheesh, aps available this week, so deviating from studying to get three important ones in this week. But will be RCing like mad trying to get one step closer to 180...


Did you already do the LSAT? I was under the impression not to apply until the LSAT has come back scored :?:

I just took a 3 day break - visiting with friends - so I guess I'm on the home stretch. I've done well recently and am hoping I don't get too cocky. Need to keep up the pace!

Sort of scared because my job -teaching- is starting now too. Don't want to lose focus or dull my "edge" :twisted:

Yes, I already have an LSAT score from previous test (I am retaking) but schools say get your ap in as early as possible, so they can assemble, date it, etc., and then just finalize it when they get the score. Some schools I won't apply to until I'm sure my score warrants it... but there are three I'm borderline at with my current LSAT score so I want to be in early just in case I don't improve for some reason

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

Postby EmVan » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:32 pm

After a long stay in the 170s, the newer RCs on PT43 and 44 have brought me back down to the 160s :( scored -11 on RC 43 and -12 on 44... Ugh. I was at -1/-2 before that for the PTs in the high 20s.
:cry:

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

Postby Raskolnikoff » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:41 pm

EmVan wrote:After a long stay in the 170s, the newer RCs on PT43 and 44 have brought me back down to the 160s :( scored -11 on RC 43 and -12 on 44... Ugh. I was at -1/-2 before that for the PTs in the high 20s.
:cry:

Not to discourage you, but I find RC's from the most recent tests (51-57) to be more challenging than ones from the 40's.

I got -3 and -6 on the respective tests that you mention. I miss 8-10 on the recent ones.

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

Postby missvik218 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:46 pm

Yes, it's sad but true ... RC is more difficult on the newer exams IMO.

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Postby ruleser » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:44 pm

missvik218 wrote:Yes, it's sad but true ... RC is more difficult on the newer exams IMO.

+1 Practicing on old test can be misleading.

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

Postby barkingbug » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:57 pm

I've been told I need to be more optimistic. I will stop telling myself a 170 is impossible, even though I have gotten exactly 162 on 5 of the last 6 PTs. Despite that consitency, my idividual sections are all over the place, except for logic games, where I always crap the bed, getting somewhere in the 55% range. Plowing through LGB; hope to post something better here on Saturday.

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Postby lawduder » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:59 pm

PT49

LG -2 (misread one question)
LR -4
RC -6 (zzz I can't win)
LR -2

raw: 86
scaled: 166

If I get a 166 one more time I think I'm going to scream....

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

Postby missvik218 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:01 pm

barkingbug wrote:I've been told I need to be more optimistic. I will stop telling myself a 170 is impossible, even though I have gotten exactly 162 on 5 of the last 6 PTs. Despite that consitency, my idividual sections are all over the place, except for logic games, where I always crap the bed, getting somewhere in the 55% range. Plowing through LGB; hope to post something better here on Saturday.

How many practice tests have you been taking a week?

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Postby barkingbug » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:23 pm

missvik218 wrote:
barkingbug wrote:I've been told I need to be more optimistic. I will stop telling myself a 170 is impossible, even though I have gotten exactly 162 on 5 of the last 6 PTs. Despite that consitency, my idividual sections are all over the place, except for logic games, where I always crap the bed, getting somewhere in the 55% range. Plowing through LGB; hope to post something better here on Saturday.

How many practice tests have you been taking a week?


I had been taking about one a week and then studying with what time I had left. Unfortunately, I work full time and am in my last year of B school, so time is limited. However, I will be taking at least 2 or 3 per for the next few weeks, and one a day for the week leading up to the exam... I am just waiting for LGs to "click." I feel like I have a pretty good understanding, but I am still too slow and have not put it all together yet on the games... in fact I suck at them under timed conditions. a lot.




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