Am I being unrealistic

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thedentprogrammer

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Am I being unrealistic

Post by thedentprogrammer » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:56 pm

Hi, I'm an international (UK) student currently at university. I did a baseline LSAT (completely cold) and got a 151. If I was to take the LSAT in a year or two, do you think it's possible for me to improve to be in the 170s?

Please be completely honest, I can take it!

TIA

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Re: Am I being unrealistic

Post by decimalsanddollars » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:03 pm

Plenty of students at top schools get to the 170s from a mid-150s cold diagnostic early in college. You can get up to that level with hard work and focus. It may take a year or so of planning, studying, PTing, recalibrating, possibly seeking tutoring or professional prep, but it's certainly possible.

dfrika0937

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Re: Am I being unrealistic

Post by dfrika0937 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:45 pm

My cold LSAT score was 151. I took a Kaplan course and studied like a maniac and ended up with a score in the low 170s. It is possible. It was hard.

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Re: Am I being unrealistic

Post by lsatmadness » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:11 am

Hi Programmer,

I broke through the 170 barrier and started in the 140s. And you're starting with a 151? Let's go! You totally can do it and your timeframe is completely reasonable. Come check out the resources on my site which are intended for those whose goal is to get a very high score. All our current content is completely FREE.

Best,

LSAT Madness
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Re: Am I being unrealistic

Post by IntellectualMode » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:15 am

As a UK LLB student myself, you can do this in a years' time.
I started 149 in the August of last year and I'm now in the late 160s after 9 months - taking in Oct and putting in work.

First thing you've probably realised is that this test isn't really like anything we've been taught in primary, secondary or 16-18 education and that your university literally has no resources or support for people who are considering this as an option.

Get yourself some learning resources from Powerscore or Manhattan, get a shit ton of PrepTests off of Amazon or Ebay (Because we don't have the pleasure of having Barnes & Noble in this country) and set yourself a plan to learn this test - You can find Pithypike's guide on the compendium forum thread.
Get a spreadsheet handy as well for when you start taking tests.

The hardest thing is going to be getting into the habit of doing it. I don't know what A-Levels you chose but for me, we were always being tested in class on problem and essay questions and the simple matter of fact is that once you go over it over and over and keep repeating it - you'll form better habits.

Best of Luck boss.

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