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Title: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 26, 2006, 11:37:57 AM
So I got a 146 on my first pratice LSAT. I am taking the LSAT in September. Looks like I wont be doing so hot on it. If I study about 2 hours/day, is it possible for me to raise my score to a 160? I did great on the logical games section, but only got 41% right in LR and 53% correct in RC.
Should I just come to terms with my engineering stupidity and only apply to Thomas Jefferson School of Law?
Is anyone else scoring as low as I am? I believe it was in the 30th %ile, wow. I have always been in the top of my classes, even as an enginerd.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: OCLawGirl on July 26, 2006, 11:49:46 AM
Don't give up!  I scored 156 on my first practice.  I'm a single mom and I don't have the $$$ for a prep class or the time luxury to study between taking care of my 8 month old and having a full time job.  I have a lot working against me at this point.  My LSAT is June 07.  Any min I have, I study!  Just keep going and whatever you do...DON'T LOOSE YOUR CONFIDENCE!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: jer on July 26, 2006, 11:57:04 AM
So I got a 146 on my first pratice LSAT. I am taking the LSAT in September. Looks like I wont be doing so hot on it. If I study about 2 hours/day, is it possible for me to raise my score to a 160? I did great on the logical games section, but only got 41% right in LR and 53% correct in RC.
Should I just come to terms with my engineering stupidity and only apply to Thomas Jefferson School of Law?
Is anyone else scoring as low as I am? I believe it was in the 30th %ile, wow. I have always been in the top of my classes, even as an enginerd.

the world needs more ditchdiggers

/seriously, if half the people who take the lsat score above a 150, that means half score below.

//seriously, really, the fact that you have bothered to take a practice lsat and are looking on this forum for advice puts you ahead of the group of people who will be scoring below a 150 because they did great on the SAT and don't think they need to study for the lsat.  you have to start somewhere, now you know what to expect and can set aside time to study.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: cassise on July 26, 2006, 12:04:18 PM
You will improve.  By virtue of the fact that you are spending time practicing your score will get better.  It is tough to say how much, but you should pass over 150 with easy and I would guess cruise into the mid 150's, safely into a range that makes you a candidate for many schools much better than TJ school of law.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: n/a on July 26, 2006, 12:16:10 PM
Fellow engineer... I was overwhelmed at first with the LR as well.  I only started at like 165 but am now practicing >175, improving is definately doable for engineers like us :)

Buy the powerscore LR bible, and look into a book on an intro to formal logic, it helps... alot

Getting familiar with the terms and argument structure has increased my knowledge, awareness, and ability on both RC and LR so much...
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: jer on July 26, 2006, 12:52:46 PM
Fellow engineer... I was overwhelmed at first with the LR as well.  I only started at like 165 but am now practicing >175, improving is definately doable for engineers like us :)

Buy the powerscore LR bible, and look into a book on an intro to formal logic, it helps... alot

Getting familiar with the terms and argument structure has increased my knowledge, awareness, and ability on both RC and LR so much...

as a fellow engineer,
i'd be happy with a 175
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: Commie Panda on July 27, 2006, 10:34:28 AM
Just some words of encouragement about the LSAT in general. A summer associate at my law firm who currently goes to YALE LS said she took the LSAT five times. She cancelled something like 3 times, and the first score she got was in the 50's in terms of percentile. She then increased by 18 points and is now at Yale...you be the judge.

That doesn't mean take the LSAT 5 times or whatever but it means you really can improve if you are determined.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 27, 2006, 10:40:28 AM
I greatly appreciate everyone's words of encouragement here. Maybe I actually will get into law school, T2 is still probably a dream for me though.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: Dr. Gonzo on July 27, 2006, 10:44:27 AM
A summer associate at my law firm who currently goes to YALE LS said she took the LSAT five times. She cancelled something like 3 times, and the first score she got was in the 50's in terms of percentile. She then increased by 18 points and is now at Yale...you be the judge.


Wow. What a story.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: firant on July 27, 2006, 10:49:45 AM
So I got a 146 on my first pratice LSAT. I am taking the LSAT in September. Looks like I wont be doing so hot on it. If I study about 2 hours/day, is it possible for me to raise my score to a 160? I did great on the logical games section, but only got 41% right in LR and 53% correct in RC.
Should I just come to terms with my engineering stupidity and only apply to Thomas Jefferson School of Law?
Is anyone else scoring as low as I am? I believe it was in the 30th %ile, wow. I have always been in the top of my classes, even as an enginerd.

Bad news: 146 is really bad. (but you already know that)

Good news: LR and RC are practice based sections, whereas LG is a skills learning section.

By which I mean:
  Practice, and tons of it, will help alot. Take a class, read some books, keep working. Pick a reasonable target, say 163, and work your butt off.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: michelle d on July 27, 2006, 12:02:22 PM
I took my first practice test cold and had no idea what I was doing.  I scored about the same as you.  I took a second one about a week later and just from knowing the format and content I jumped up to a 163 which is a much more realistic place to start.

So I'd say look at the format of the questions you got wrong and take another one and see where you stand.  I'm convinced that the very first practice test isn't at all indicative of where you actually are pre-studying.  I'm beginning to notice some key words that almost automatically point to answers in some of the sections which is a great help.  (Now my only problem is pulling up my reading comp average!  I'm doing miserably for the most part -- terribly embarassing for an English major.)
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: syracuse1L on July 27, 2006, 02:04:22 PM
I got a 148 on my first practice, but after about ten practice tests was averaging a 159.  I begin at Syracuse in three weeks, which I am happy with, but despite my best efforts, I could never break above the 160 range on my practice tests.  Over time I had to amend my expectations.  My advice is to set reasonable goals.  Don't listen to clowns who tell you about how they studied real hard and 'willed' themselves to a 175 and that anybody can.  I am constantly amazed at how many people lie about their LSAT scores.  Remember, very few people relative to all LSAT takers actually score higher than a 164 or so.  Overall I would say you are better off setting a realistic goal, such as a 160 or something, and just remember that when you actually take the real thing, it is a VERY nerve racking experience and you will likely get a score perhaps 4 points lower than your practice tests, or at least don't be surprised if you do.  That was my experience as well as the experience of 4 of my friends.  Don't kill yourself with stress though, I have friends who refuse to take the LSAT until they get up to the 170s on their practice tests.  These friends have been studying for years and still can't fess up to the fact that it's OK to go to a T2, not everyone goes to Harvard.  Don't kill yourself with stress, set a reasonable and realistic goal and work towards it.  As to how lowly ranked a school you are willing to apply to, that's a personal preference.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: Dr. Gonzo on July 27, 2006, 02:25:06 PM
Don't listen to clowns who tell you about how they studied real hard and 'willed' themselves to a 175 and that anybody can.  I am constantly amazed at how many people lie about their LSAT scores.  Remember, very few people relative to all LSAT takers actually score higher than a 164 or so. 

This is exactly right. Percentile ranks are informative here. What is 164? 92nd or so?

A useful exercise may be to ask, would you honestly, personally expect to score in the 99th percentile of law school applicants -- to beat 99 of every hundred REAL people sitting in your LSAT room on test day? Some people of course will, but they usually know who they are.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: Commie Panda on July 28, 2006, 03:56:13 PM
A summer associate at my law firm who currently goes to YALE LS said she took the LSAT five times. She cancelled something like 3 times, and the first score she got was in the 50's in terms of percentile. She then increased by 18 points and is now at Yale...you be the judge.


Wow. What a story.

Yeah, I actually just heard this a day or two before i posted. I was talking to my boss about what I got on the LSATs and the LSATs in general and the summer associate walked out of her office to share her story. It was very inspiring in general and also very disheartening regarding the law school admissions process--such as the fact that law schools are all about boosting their US News numbers. For example, she mentioned how she had gotten into Yale and Harvard wasn't giving her an answer on whether she got in or not and as soon as she mentioned she got into Yale, they started trying to convince her to go to Harvard. This also happened with the U of Chicago when they heard she got into Yale and was going to go there.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: dgutc on July 29, 2006, 02:04:32 PM
I scored a 151 on my first one...2 months of studying later I got a 172 on a practice...Part of it is natural talent...the rest is just hard work.  Don't fret.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 29, 2006, 02:57:40 PM
I just took my second diagnostic (a week and about 15 hours of studying later) and again received a score of 146. I think I might just be doomed to a very very poor school.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: Anne Shirley on July 29, 2006, 05:01:57 PM
My first diagnostic was a 146 as well.  I think my second one might have been a 147.  I took a Testmasters course starting in April '05.  By the end of the course, I was hitting the high 150's.  Over the summer I took practice tests.  I planned to take the October test, but by then I was still scoring about a 165.  I waited until December and wound up with a 170. 

I said all that to say, a 146 is not a death sentence.  You can get a higher score.  Keep studying and take plenty of practice tests. 
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: CayenneS on July 30, 2006, 05:54:16 PM
I'm in the same boat as you are, only slightly worse off. My first diagnostic was a 144. I start a prep class next week -glad I am, I know I need it! I'm taking the Sept test as well.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 31, 2006, 09:26:15 AM
I'm in the same boat as you are, only slightly worse off. My first diagnostic was a 144. I start a prep class next week -glad I am, I know I need it! I'm taking the Sept test as well.

I am definitely a bit scared about taking the test in sept, but i know that i need to get that test in for this application rotation. What schools are you looking at applying to? I have just come to the realization that i wont be getting into any school that i was hopeing.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: Kizzy on July 31, 2006, 10:01:56 AM
If you know you need more time to practice and study, why not give yourself that time? Is it a must that you take the sept lsat or enroll for fall 07? Me, personally if I wasn't satisfied with how my progress on practice lsats were I would delay taking the test to give myself that extra time to get the score I wanted. You sound dead sure you're not where you want to be as far as scoring goes and you seem to think you have no hope in getting there. Something to think about.

However, if your heart is set on applying fall 07 and taking sept lsat then you need to first BELIEVE that you can do it! Stay positive and work hard. If you have a negative attitude and you are already frustrated then it will be hard to master this material. All in all Keep the Faith and Be encouraged and do whatever it is you need to do to get the score you want. Even if that means taking a later test or applying at a later time.

Good Luck!!!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on July 31, 2006, 03:45:38 PM
I'm really glad I found this message board. It seems to be a lot nicer and the people are more welcoming and encouraging than another board I was a member of, for a short time.  I won't mention the message boards name, but there all seemed to be a bunch of pompus A--holes that only cared to talk about T1 and T2 schools.  Whatever, this board seems rather encouraging and I think we all need that going through the process because it is a struggle and it can seem very dark at times.  Anyway, hello all!

To the OP, I think you have plenty of time to get your LSAT up, a 146 is not bad.  I will be honest my first practice test, that I took just a day last week, was a 141! YOWZAH! Don't worry there are people out there who have done/and are currently doing worse than you. But you can do one of two things, sink or swim.  Even if they second score was the same, YOU KEEP TRYING! It is discouraging to know that you are starting off at such a low score, but the people on here have been very encouraging and have shared stories of how people have gone from the 140s to the high 150s and 160s...YOU CAN DO IT! Its all about believing in yourself. 

Kizzy, you seem very inspired and I am grateful I read your post. 

Good luck to you all and be encouraged!!!!!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 31, 2006, 03:54:26 PM
I must say that the encouragement I receive on this board is better than anything else I have come across. For some reason I feel as though every person on this site has scored above a 160, and are all going to T1 or T2 schools.

I hope I will start doing a bit better on my tests, but I know only practice will give me that opportunity. It just sucks that I have to work so much (usually between 50-60 hours per week, so I don't have much time to study) or I might be getting better scores quicker.

I wish everyone the best of luck with their tests and applying to schools. I am sure we all have a bright future ahead of ourselves. Let's keep the friendly compassion up!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on July 31, 2006, 04:08:11 PM
DS, this board seems to be really great.  The other message board I was on really brought me down and got my spirit all messed up.  I was only a member there for about a week (if that long), and I felt really discouraged and questioning if I would get into law school, and if I did, what kind of job would I get (my only hope at this point is a T4 or maybe a T3).  The board was really depressing if you don't have 'stellar' numbers. 

Oh well!  I really hear that practicing until your eyes bleed (not literally, well, at least I hope not) is what really will get your score up.  I don't really hear many people advocating for the LSAT prep courses, but I hear that practicing is what is going to make the most difference.  If you can take a prep course I suppose it won't hurt (except maybe your wallet).  Just don't give up, PLEASE!!! We'll both make it out of the 140s.   ;)
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 31, 2006, 04:30:38 PM
Survivor...gotta say I love your name. That's a great way to describe oneseld, especially through the whole law school experience.

If you dont mind me asking, what are your other stats (GPA, school you attend, major, exc.) I dont have any spectacular grades or anything of the sort, but I am an extremely hard worker. I dont think the school makes the lawyer, the lawyer makes himself. No matter what law school one attends, they always have the ability to do great things for themselves.

What type of law are you looking at and what schools?
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on July 31, 2006, 04:44:22 PM
LOL!  Its funny because I picked the name simply because of how defeated I was feeling by visiting that other board.  I was going to go with my common alias I use for everything, but I figured I'd try something new.  I figured I'm a survivor and I will be after the whole process is said and done, so I went with that name.  :)

My GPA is a sucky 2.8 (and unlike you I'm just a liberal arts major).  I just went about things the wrong way.  Instead of taking all the classes I know I'd struggle with in my first year of school (like most freshman do that's why their grades are so bad), I took a bunch of classes I 'liked' rather than what I 'needed'.  So instead of my GPA increasing it decreased because I took math, biology, and chemistry (classes I suck at) in my junior year.  Those classes, along with with a difficult linguistics class pulled my GPA way down! I don't go to any big name school either.  In the state where I live it's a good school, but it is not nationally recognized.  Oh, my major, to be more specific, is Poli Sci and I have a minor in English (lol, my grammar sucks sometimes though).  I do work a full-time job while going to school-full time--that is the worse thing ever.  I wouldn't recommend that to anybody who doesn't have to do it. 

I am looking into corprate law (international, more specifically).  As for the schools I am looking into, they are plenty.  My number one choice, however, is The John Marshall School of law in Chicago.  Chicago is the one area I really have my heart on living/practicing, but my grades won't get me into any other schools in that state.  JM seems to have a good quality program, so I really pray I get my LSAT up to get in there.  I'm also looking at Widener in PA/DE, St. Mary's (TX), Roger Willams, Western New England College...just to name a few.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 31, 2006, 05:44:50 PM
hey survivor!!!!

yeah, i decided to go with the same name i use for everything just because i knew i would forget anything else.

dont worry about your gpa, you will be fine. as long as you have the motivation to get into and through law school you will be golden. i have right around a 3.4 or so (in engineering), but it has gone down from about a 3.77. right now i am on a huge decline grade wise, and i have heard that doesnt look good. i like to attribute it to all my extra cirricular activities (ones that had a huuuge impact on me landing jobs in engineering), the ones that dont matter for law school.
i also go to a smaller state school, but it is highly regarded for its engineering program (in california). hmmm....i wonder if i am making the stupid move by getting out of engineering, hahaaha. o well.

Law School it is!!! and i really would love to get into the university of san diego. i was born there, and would love to go back home to practice. ohhh, and i am hoping to practice patent law.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on July 31, 2006, 06:54:13 PM
Hey nutter! 

LOL, thanks for not ragging on me about my GPA.  My GPA took a huge nose dive.  I was at a 2 year community college and was only going part-time, so I had time to study and to be honest the academics were NOT that difficult.  It in no way prepared me for my transfer to my 4-year university.  When I got to my new university I felt like a fish out of water.  I had already been out of school for several years, so I was not ready for the 4 year atomsphere.  I also hear that a declining GPA does not look good to admissions officers, but I'll have to find a way to write about my GPA issues in a personal statement, I don't know!  I like you, have the drive to be in law school...I just want to be given a chance to prove myself.  I don't want Harvard or Yale, I just want a chance.  Ya know!?  And for you to have an engineering degree that is a really good GPA.  I hear most engineering majors only have GPA's in the high 2s.  That will definitely work in your favor.  Good luck with San Diego...just work hard and have a little faith in yourself!!!!

WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!! Be encouraged! 
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on July 31, 2006, 08:47:20 PM
hahaha...that is so funny that you called me nutter. have never gotten that from an internet person  :P

it is quite impressive that you worked full time through school. i could barely even get through school working only during the summers! but then again, i am not quite the bad a** you are.

i wouldnt mind that chance being at haaaavard or yale, but i will definitely take whatever i can get in this situation. how long ago did you decide on the whole law school thing? i was playing around with the idea about 4 months ago, then about 3 weeks ago really decided that is what i wanted to do. hahahha. o man. not the best timeing.

so you have any of those other points going for you, ie. under represented minority? crazy life story? female (no idea if this does anything for you in the world of law, but i know in engineering it was a pretty easy in)?
i am the typical white, middle class male. no special stories, but i am still here, so that is all that really matters.


yeah....were going to kick some butt!!!!!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on July 31, 2006, 09:06:09 PM
I'm the first internet person to call you nutter, I feel so special!  :)

Yeah I worked full-time while going to school full-time.  It was either move back home with my mommy (not happening) or move in with my sister (HELL NO, NOT HAPPENING), so I toughed it out and did it on my own.  I think I've done OK for myself thus far, I just wish I didn't have to do it.  It really is a struggle everday, Lord only knows I've wanted to quit school on numerous occassions.  Don't worry I'm not bad @**, just a typical gal trying to make it.

So yeah, I am female.  I don't know if that will give me brownie points in the law field.  I know in engineering it does because not many women are in that field.  I wouldn't mind going to Harvar or Yale (for the simple fact that I wouldn't mind being a snob -I know, how awful, but it's the truth), but I'll take what God gives me.  It's about making the best of the situation you have, ya know!? Also, I am a URM (black), so I guess that helps.  I wonder if because I'm black will Haaaaarvard accept me just because??? NAH, I doubt it. :) Other than that, there are no crazy life stories or anything. 

I decided I wanted to practice law when I was a lot younger, probably in high school.  I went through the motions (I wanted to be a engineer, doctor, writer, psychiatrist, etc. etc.), but then I realized law was what I really wanted to do (this was years ago), so I've known for quite some time.  So you basically just decided you wanted to practice law.  Good for you for following your heart and your dreams.  A lot of people don't out of fear.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on August 01, 2006, 08:48:18 AM
hey..being black will definitely give you some points. good for you! i would take whatever extra points i could get. but yeah, unfortunately that fact alone wont get you into yale, but you will definitely get in somewhere. when it comes time to apply to school, dont sell yourself short. make sure to apply to quite a few school which you migth feel are 'reaches'. you will probably be plesently surprised on what happens.


i am still greatly impressed that you worked full time throughout a full school schedule. man, butt kicker! i can barely get through my working full time rigth now. i seriously need to quit my job and start just strictly studying. every night i say i am going to go home and study for the lsat, and i just plop myself on the couch and fall asleep. ahhhh yesss, that is going to raise my score.


170 here we come!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: jfields32 on August 01, 2006, 08:58:17 AM
you can def do it. In about two months i went from a 147 diag to scoring a 167 yesterday. You gotta put the work in though. A 160 is doable.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on August 01, 2006, 09:23:52 AM
hey..being black will definitely give you some points. good for you! i would take whatever extra points i could get. but yeah, unfortunately that fact alone wont get you into yale, but you will definitely get in somewhere. when it comes time to apply to school, dont sell yourself short. make sure to apply to quite a few school which you migth feel are 'reaches'. you will probably be plesently surprised on what happens.


i am still greatly impressed that you worked full time throughout a full school schedule. man, butt kicker! i can barely get through my working full time rigth now. i seriously need to quit my job and start just strictly studying. every night i say i am going to go home and study for the lsat, and i just plop myself on the couch and fall asleep. ahhhh yesss, that is going to raise my score.


170 here we come!

I just want to mention that it is HOT!!! That has nothiing to do with the LSAT or even law school,but I don't have air and I live in the midsouth.  I'M BURING THE HECK UP!!! LOL!

Anyway, I think I am selling myself short.  I think I should apply to a few more 'reach' schools just to see what happens.  I'll never know unless I try.  It's nice that I get a couple of extra points because of my URM status.  Even if I don't get into a top school I know I'll get in somewhere; there's a school for everybody! 

Yeah working full-time and doing the whole school thing full-time is a witch, but I've maintained to the best of my ability.  And that is the perfect way to raise your LSAT from a 146--go home and sleep!  LOL, its crazy because I should be studying and when I get home at 8:30 I strip down and lay in front of the fan and try not to move too much.  :)

We gotta get better motivation---and I need to invest in air conditioning.  :)
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: jfields32 on August 01, 2006, 09:25:25 AM
what is you gpa??
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on August 01, 2006, 09:30:35 AM
what is you gpa??

Who me??? 

Well I'll answer anyway though I don't know why since it sucks......it's a 2.8 (liberal arts major). 

What are your stats?
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on August 01, 2006, 09:44:48 AM

I just want to mention that it is HOT!!! That has nothiing to do with the LSAT or even law school,but I don't have air and I live in the midsouth.  I'M BURING THE HECK UP!!! LOL!


hahaha...it's hot out there huh? we just got out of our heat wave (in the 90s for san deigo is ridiculously hot!!!) i dont have air conditioning either, but i am a white boy with no fat, therefore i am usually cold. haha.
jsut tell it to coool down!!!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on August 01, 2006, 09:54:36 AM
Oooh, someone else with no AC.  I thought I was the only crazy person left in the world that didn't have air, guess not.  I think this is the hottest day all summer.  It's one thing when the temperature is 100 degrees (which it is today), but it is another thing all together when it is 100 degrees and so is the humidity (which it is today).  It feels like 115!  YOWZAH! And I haven't even been outside yet....

...I guess that means I should get ready for work.  Talk to guys in a few hours. 

Laterz.  8)
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: jfields32 on August 01, 2006, 09:56:59 AM
what is you gpa??

Who me??? 

Well I'll answer anyway though I don't know why since it sucks......it's a 2.8 (liberal arts major). 

What are your stats?

A 2.75 Econ/ Pol. Science. Mine sucks too.
LSAT= To Be Determined: I need to get a 166-170 for a shot at top 20.
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on August 01, 2006, 10:03:48 AM
Well your prep test seem to be going in an upward direction, so that is a good thing.  You'll be surprise, you might just get that 170.  Keep on studying, we have 8 weeks until the test.  We all have a lot of work to do, but we can do it!!!! 

Keep on studyin'.   ;)
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on August 01, 2006, 10:16:01 AM
I would ahve to agree with the obvious


Well your prep test seem to be going in an upward direction

haha....that is awesome though. if mine went up like that i would be so happy. i have taken two practice tests, neither being in the best testign environments (that is my excuse for such shotty scores).

law school should be fun...cant believe it is an entire year away (asuuming i can even get in!)
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on August 01, 2006, 12:24:12 PM
Oooh, someone else with no AC.  I thought I was the only crazy person left in the world that didn't have air, guess not.  I think this is the hottest day all summer.  It's one thing when the temperature is 100 degrees (which it is today), but it is another thing all together when it is 100 degrees and so is the humidity (which it is today).  It feels like 115!  YOWZAH! And I haven't even been outside yet....

...I guess that means I should get ready for work.  Talk to guys in a few hours. 

Laterz.  8)

No AC here either. God help us all.

No AC for you either!  Oh wow!  I really am not the only insane person left on this Earth.  But you are right, God help us all!  
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on August 01, 2006, 12:30:14 PM
Well, where I live it usually doesnt get hotter than about 75 degrees or colder than about 60. so we never need ari conditioning. but that heat wave was a killer.


does studynig for teh lsat by osmossis work? i sleep with my practice books next to me...i hope it works!
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: theunderdog on August 01, 2006, 12:31:51 PM
No because I started with a high 140s score and I increased my range to 165+ (with hard work).
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: survivor07 on August 01, 2006, 01:28:28 PM
LOL!  No it won't work by the process of osmossis.  You really have to STUDY,and not just with the books open.  You really have to READ!!! Today can be your first day of studying for that one 170 you want.  Use that as your motivation. 

You can do it!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: iSalute on August 01, 2006, 01:30:43 PM
stupid osmossis, what is it good for anyways?

motivation for studying...large amounts of money upon graduation???

if i am one of those people that graduate and make 60k i am going to be so pissed because i have already declined offers from companies for that much, and that is with NO law degree. geeshhhh
Title: Re: I got a 146 on my first practive LSAT...should I kill myself now?
Post by: Osmosis1 on August 01, 2006, 01:49:27 PM
Jfields32 and Underdog:

OK I am in the low 149's right now and I def need to get to 160 at the very least. Got a question for you guys, what did you do (studying tactics) to raise your scores?

 For example: did you read the bibles on Mon, took a practice test on Tues, debriefed your tests on Wed, read chapters from the bibles on Thurs and took another test on Fri?

I seem to be a little scattered in my studying right now. For instance, on Mondays I take a practice test (sometimes timed, sometimes untimed), debrief on Tues, practice on RC on Wed, debrief the RC on Thurs, spend time looking over the games bible and do a few games on Fri, go over missed questions on the game or re-do the game. I switch up the bibles from day to day, one day LR the next Games. Oh yeah and I try to spend about 6 hours each day on the weekends on taking a test and then debriefing.

I am just frustrated, I am pretty much not moving beyond the mid 140's and it is driving me nuts.