Yeah, I don't really expect him to break 160. His goal is 160 but he'll probably be OK with a 155. Hes looking at Seton Hall w/ a 3.15 I think and when I ran it in Chiashu a 155 maybe him about 50/50 and a 160 was more or less a lock. I'm aiming to get him to a 160 but it probably won't happen.
As for his test: (btw it was the Feb 1993 test from 10 Real...)
I was hoping he'd be weakest on LGs but he seems to be the worst at LR and overall he doesnt have any real strengths. My plan is this for now: I'm going to go over the test with him on Saturday and explain to him why his answers are right/wrong and what hes doing wrong. Then on Sunday, I'm going to have him take another practice test. After that I'm going to have him work through the LGB and LRB bible slowly and then maybe do a whole test untimed to see how he does. After that I feel like the best way to study is to take as many preptests and go over the test well and see what mistakes he is making, etc. He doesn't really have the time or $$ for a class and with materials and me helping I don't think it is really necessary for him.
I'm just curious if anyone has any experience with someone who scored around a 138 and then studied and made big improvements. I think if I can get him to bust his ass over the next month, a 20 point increase is possible.
Any other suggestions are welcome and thank you to all who have posted so far.
and it tells you very little about how well you will do after adequate prep.
Actually, it does tell you how you can do with adequate prep. It's not unreasonable to aim for 150-160 from there, but I'd put money down that this kid's not gonna be hitting 170. The starting point gives you something to work towards and lets you set realistic goals.
But if knowing your starting point is discouraging for you, then maybe there's some other self-esteem issues going one.