3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

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3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:20 pm

I'm a Rutgers history major with a 3.6 ugpa and have been receiving low 150's on the practice tests with exactly a month before I take the test in October. Is it reasonable to think that with daily practice and review I can pull my score up to at least a 160 by October 1st? Here is my school list. Which would be reasonable with a 160 or without?

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Villanova
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CUNY Queens

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:31 pm

people are gunna tell you to get a real score.

Also, you need to improve.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:34 pm

MellowMantis wrote:I'm a Rutgers history major with a 3.6 ugpa and have been receiving low 150's on the practice tests with exactly a month before I take the test in October. Is it reasonable to think that with daily practice and review I can pull my score up to at least a 160 by October 1st? Here is my school list. Which would be reasonable with a 160 or without?

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Fordham
George Mason
Rutgers Newark
Villanova
Miami
CUNY Queens


Keep studying hard. Take the December exam.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:40 pm

Is it possible to take the December LSAT and still be strongly considered for selection in the next year? And also I have already registered for October 1.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:42 pm

Also, neither of your replies answered my main question which is it reasonable to think I can improve by 10 points in a month?
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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:44 pm

MellowMantis wrote:Also, neither of your replies answered my main question which is it reasonable to improve by 10 points in a month?

Its possible depending on how much studying youve already done. Reasonable, it is not.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:47 pm

MellowMantis wrote:...Is it reasonable possible to improve by 10 points in a month?


I don't know if it's reasonable but if you're wondering if it's possible then the answer is yes.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:49 pm

MellowMantis wrote: is it reasonable to improve by 10 points in a month?

It really depends on the person, where they started at, and how much prep (and of what quality) they've already done. If 152 was your totally cold diagnostic and you're a quick learner, then I'd say 160 by the October test might be doable. But if you've already done prep and are still 8-10 points below where you want to be, you're going to need to immediately identify what your specific weak points are and build a study plan that will address those that can be carried out effectively in the next few weeks. Realistically speaking, you're likely better off postponing the test.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:51 pm

Is it reasonable to think one can improve by 10 points / is it possible to improve by 10 points. Instead of getting hung up on my lack of personal editing on a chat forum perhaps answering the question which you so clearly seem to have understood regardless of my error would be most helpful.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:53 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
MellowMantis wrote: is it reasonable to improve by 10 points in a month?

It really depends on the person, where they started at, and how much prep (and of what quality) they've already done. If 152 was your totally cold diagnostic and you're a quick learner, then I'd say 160 by the October test might be doable. But if you've already done prep and are still 8-10 points below where you want to be, you're going to need to immediately identify what your specific weak points are and build a study plan that will address those that can be carried out effectively in the next few weeks. Realistically speaking, you're likely better off postponing the test.


This is after a pretty thorough read of the Princeton Review 2012 LSAT prep book. Is taking the LSAT in December going to greatly hinder my chances for admission this year though?

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:04 pm

MellowMantis wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
MellowMantis wrote: is it reasonable to improve by 10 points in a month?

It really depends on the person, where they started at, and how much prep (and of what quality) they've already done. If 152 was your totally cold diagnostic and you're a quick learner, then I'd say 160 by the October test might be doable. But if you've already done prep and are still 8-10 points below where you want to be, you're going to need to immediately identify what your specific weak points are and build a study plan that will address those that can be carried out effectively in the next few weeks. Realistically speaking, you're likely better off postponing the test.


This is after a pretty thorough read of the Princeton Review 2012 LSAT prep book. Is taking the LSAT in December going to greatly hinder my chances for admission this year though?

It's hard to say; I sent a couple of applications in late December that I think suffered for their timing, but I think two extra months of LSAT prep time outweigh this disadvantage.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:05 pm

MellowMantis wrote:This is after a pretty thorough read of the Princeton Review 2012 LSAT prep book. Is taking the LSAT in December going to greatly hinder my chances for admission this year though?


it's not going to hinder it as much as a low LSAT score will. get the powerscore logic games and logic reasoning bibles and go through them. then take as many practice tests as possible.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby mattviphky » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:08 pm

I would much rather get a 165 in December than a 155 in October. What sections give you trouble? If it is LG that is hindering you, buy the Bible and see what happens in a month, this section usually is the most easy and quick to improve on

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:34 pm

I have been averaging 15 correct or so on the LR and around 17 on the RC while LG is my worst mainly due to timing which I feel like I can improve.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:42 pm

MellowMantis wrote:I have been averaging 15 correct or so on the LR and around 17 on the RC while LG is my worst mainly due to timing which I feel like I can improve.

This is actually in your benefit. LG is easy to improve on.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:50 pm

I just checked on LSAC and I believe I have until September 11th to decide whether or not to change my test date from October to December. I think my plan now will be to take at a minimum 3 PTs by 9/11 and If I am not scoring in the high 150's I will change to Decemeber. Seem like a good plan?

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:17 pm

There's a difference between something being reasonable and something being possible. If you plan on improving by 10 points or more in a month, it's probably in your best interest to notice such differences.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby Moomoo2u » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:36 pm

It may be in your best interest to take a year off and study until June/February

Law school will always be there, there's no sense in rushing into it with a lower LSAT and suffering quality of education, $$$, and quantity of job prospects.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:59 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:There's a difference between something being reasonable and something being possible. If you plan on improving by 10 points or more in a month, it's probably in your best interest to notice such differences.


I'm well aware of the difference between "reasonable" and "possible" and have already noted that what I meant was "reasonable to think I can improve by 10 points". If all you have to contribute is your grammar critique you can take it elsewhere, unless you really need to nit-pick others typos on a forum to make yourself feel good.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby mattviphky » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:05 pm

you're not much of a mellow mantis. But seriously, take those pts and see how you do. If you do not improve to the score you want, you should not fret over postponing, many people do it and it isn't that big of a deal. Give yourself time for success. Also, you don't know your capabilities yet. When I started studying I just wanting anything over a 160, not really knowing what sort of school I wanted, I was kinda misguided on the whole law school glory thing. But after studying for a while, I realized what I really wanted and was capable of gettin was 170. Don't limit your success for the mere reason of taking in October, if you need to postpone, do it, you will just come out with a better score.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:12 pm

Thanks Mattviphky. I agree with your advice and will follow that course. My only concern is the drawback of having to apply a little later in the admission process and therefore competing with a pool of fewer spots in each school. However, maybe this is not as consequential considering I do not intend on applying to any top 20 schools?

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:26 pm

MellowMantis wrote: I'm well aware of the difference between "reasonable" and "possible" and have already noted that what I meant was "reasonable to think I can improve by 10 points". If all you have to contribute is your grammar critique you can take it elsewhere, unless you really need to nit-pick others typos on a forum to make yourself feel good.


It's not a typo, dufus. Two different things.

Also, your list is a rogues gallery of terrible choices. Do some research. Your attitude makes it hard to give you any advice. In any case, do whatever you want, it's a free country. You seem to be in a hurry to get into Law School any Law School. In fact, why retake? I'm sure you can get in somewhere with your current score.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby MellowMantis » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:04 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:
MellowMantis wrote: I'm well aware of the difference between "reasonable" and "possible" and have already noted that what I meant was "reasonable to think I can improve by 10 points". If all you have to contribute is your grammar critique you can take it elsewhere, unless you really need to nit-pick others typos on a forum to make yourself feel good.


It's not a typo, dufus. Two different things.

Also, your list is a rogues gallery of terrible choices. Do some research. Your attitude makes it hard to give you any advice. In any case, do whatever you want, it's a free country. You seem to be in a hurry to get into Law School any Law School. In fact, why retake? I'm sure you can get in somewhere with your current score.


Didn't I already tell you I didn't want your advice? Get lost.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:05 pm

This is all sorts of bad TLSing.

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Re: 3.6 ugpa 152 on practice tests

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:43 pm

MellowMantis wrote: Didn't I already tell you I didn't want your advice? Get lost.


mmmk.

PS: Are you one of those people who go to Law School because a lot of people have told them they like arguing and they'd make a good lawyer?




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