Should I Be Worried?

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oatmilk

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Should I Be Worried?

Post by oatmilk » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:10 pm

I was averaging around a 175/176 before getting a 180 on PT 83. Immediately following that, I got a 167 on PT 79 (lower than my diagnostic!) and a 172 on PT 88. I just got a 180 again with a -0 on PT 85 today. I've never experienced such wild oscillation, and I'm kind of worrying that it's happening right before test day. On one hand, I do know 79 and 88 are two of the "hardest" LSATs out there, but on the other, shouldn't my score trend be pretty steady since the test is standardized?

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Re: Should I Be Worried?

Post by Pneumonia » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:00 am

oatmilk wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:10 pm
I was averaging around a 175/176 before getting a 180 on PT 83. Immediately following that, I got a 167 on PT 79 (lower than my diagnostic!) and a 172 on PT 88. I just got a 180 again with a -0 on PT 85 today. I've never experienced such wild oscillation, and I'm kind of worrying that it's happening right before test day. On one hand, I do know 79 and 88 are two of the "hardest" LSATs out there, but on the other, shouldn't my score trend be pretty steady since the test is standardized?
You’re good, don’t sweat it. Keep fresh for the next week, but don’t change your approach or anything drastic.

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Re: Should I Be Worried?

Post by HopefulSplitter0000 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:49 am

oatmilk wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:10 pm
On one hand, I do know 79 and 88 are two of the "hardest" LSATs out there, but on the other, shouldn't my score trend be pretty steady since the test is standardized?
A hard exam is one that causes low results despite scaling. Relax and don't change anything about your practice if you're in the upper 170s.

Anecdotally, I had a similar concern during my prep where I tested below 170, but it was a one-off problem, and I got a 177 on test day.

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