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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.

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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.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Glad I'm already successful
« on: October 25, 2008, 08:20:31 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.     

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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. 

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LSAT horror stories / Re: October 2008 Stories
« on: October 15, 2008, 03:50:50 PM »
Ok thanks.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: October 2008 Stories
« on: October 15, 2008, 03:10:54 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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