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165 diagnostic lsat

Postby emkd26 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:27 pm

Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby dowu » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:28 pm

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby emkd26 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:30 pm

Yes. Timed. And taken back to back with no breaks.
No fun.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby TheZoid » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:33 pm

If 165 is your first try cold, there's no reason you can't score 170+, probably even into the mid 170s. I started in the low 150's and scored a 168, so there's a lot of room for improvement.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby emkd26 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks!

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:39 pm

Definitely a ton of room for improvement. I went from a 150-something the first time to a 171 with some decent studying, but not as much as some of the people on this site put in. You're in a pretty good place.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby Nova » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:44 pm

emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


IMO, scoring around the 93rd percentile without studying at all means anything less than a 99th percentile score on the real deal would be a disappointment.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:47 pm

Nova wrote:
emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


IMO, scoring around the 93rd percentile without studying at all means anything less than a 99th percentile score on the real deal would be a disappointment.


Yeah you should really be aiming 173+. My diagnostic was 164, and was practice testing high 170s for the last couple months. I had a mildly disappointing test day and got a 174. My advice is to prep to a point where even your disappointing scores will be good enough to get you where you want to go.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby emkd26 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:49 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
Nova wrote:
emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


IMO, scoring around the 93rd percentile without studying at all means anything less than a 99th percentile score on the real deal would be a disappointment.


Yeah you should really be aiming 173+. My diagnostic was 164, and was practice testing high 170s for the last couple months. I had a mildly disappointing test day and got a 174. My advice is to prep to a point where even your disappointing scores will be good enough to get you where you want to go.


Great Advice! Thanks so much.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby 1776 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:41 pm

emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


I went up 18 points by studying somewhat for 3 months. I took 16+ practice tests and did the bibles. No classes or anything. I think I could've done even better, but I got in where I wanted with a good package and outperformed my numbers.

I wish I started at 165! You'll be fine. Good luck.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby manofjustice » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:46 pm

Nova wrote:
emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


IMO, scoring around the 93rd percentile without studying at all means anything less than a 99th percentile score on the real deal would be a disappointment.


TIC

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:28 pm

Nova wrote:
emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


IMO, scoring around the 93rd percentile without studying at all means anything less than a 99th percentile score on the real deal would be a disappointment.


Debbie Downer here: I had a 165 cold diagnostic and got two 170s, and I studied a decent amount the second time.

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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby Nova » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:31 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
Nova wrote:
emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


IMO, scoring around the 93rd percentile without studying at all means anything less than a 99th percentile score on the real deal would be a disappointment.


Debbie Downer here: I had a 165 cold diagnostic and got two 170s, and I studied a decent amount the second time.


Sorry Shifty. Just trying to employ some tough love :lol:

You'll crack the 99th percentile this time. :D
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Re: 165 diagnostic lsat

Postby TLSwag » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:33 pm

emkd26 wrote:Just took my first diagnostic/practice test lsat. I scored a 165. Realistically, how much can I expect to raise my score with some hardcore studying.
Thanks.


157 diag, 166 fuck up in oct., waiting june results (foreverrrrr) but i was PTing at 173-177 this time around. i think 173+ as suggested above should absolutely be in reach. GL




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