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The experimental section was a LR, and the section of the three LR I felt I had performed the best on.

I scored 10 points lower than my practise average and 14 points lower than my record high. I even scored below the first practise test I ever took, before I even studied anything. Was it just me, or was the RC section particularly tough? Since I felt so confident on the 4th, I'm kinda afraid to sign up for the December test and waste another month of my life and hundreds of dollars.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Glad I'm already successful
« on: October 25, 2008, 05:20:31 PM »
We're all in the same boat. To the person above me who's bummed about getting 166: Rejoice and be glad. I am extremely jealous. 166 is only one point lower than my record for a practise LSAT (not counting the untimed ones, where I typically took 25% longer for LR, 50% longer for RC and 100% longer for LG.) On untimed tests I scored 172 the first time, 175 the second time and 177 the most recent time. What I don't understand is how I performed so poorly on the two LR and RC, lost a grand total of 28 questions there, when I would usually miss 8-12 questions on those sections otherwise. LG usually drags my score way down, but on this test I missed 7 of them, which is, pitifully, fewer than I missed on 2 of the 3 other sections. If I had had only 5 more minutes, I would have aced those stupid bus questions too.     

First practise I ever wrote: 154

Average: 163

Highest, and last before the real test: 167

Real thing: 153

I almost had a heart attack. No idea how I screwed up so bad. I was confident after the test that I had scored in the mid to high 160s. The ironic thing is, I miss more questions in my strongest section, LR, on the "easier" tests than on the more difficult ones. That really cost me here since on this test a 160 was 82 correct responses. Seriously, how do you obtain a lower score on the real test after weeks of preparation than you got without any prep on the first practise test you ever wrote? I missed 12 questions on reading comp and I usually miss no more than 4-5. I somehow scored at the 56th percentile when I usually score past the 90th percentile and my record is 96th percentile... Now, I have to figure out if I'll risk retaking in December or wait until February. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 2008 Stories
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:50:50 PM »
Ok thanks.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 2008 Stories
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:10:54 PM »
I could not have asked for a better test or testing conditions. Logic games is definately my weakest section so I was pleased to only have to answer 22 questions, and I'm pretty sure I got at least 3/4 right (I usually get about 2/3rds on easier tests and slightly over half on more difficult ones). Logical reasoning is my strongest section so naturally I was happy the unscored section was LR. All the sections were pretty easy but one section in particular took me under 30 minutes. I hope it wasn't the unscored part even though it probably was. No one in my room had a cold or was making annoying noises. I had only 3 pencils and I thought the maximum allowed was 4? So that no neurotic inconsiderate creep can bring like 50?

By the way, I heard that the unscored section is always one of the first 3 sections on the test to reduce the impact of examiner fatigue, can anyone confirm that or is it just a myth? 

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