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diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:52:50 PM »
I got a 166 on my first diagnostic in my LSAT class. I'm taking the June course. How much can I improve this score? Any good tips?

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Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 12:00:14 AM »
166? christ.  you can hit 175 with enough hard work.
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Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 12:13:59 AM »
166 is an amazing diagnostic score, congratulations.

Focus in on the incorrect answers and try to understand why you got them wrong. See if you can find any patterns in the types of questions that you get wrong; if you can pinpoint the problem, you can increase your score dramatically.

It is hard to say how much you can improve, but if you work hard and stick to a strict studying regimen, you shuold be able to break well into the 170's.
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Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 12:38:10 AM »
Definitely the 170s.

My diagnostic was 163 and I got a 170. Plus i only did two weeks of studying so with a course you shouldn't have a problem

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Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 02:32:07 AM »
166-178

To be fair, you might get up to a scoring range of something like 166-174 or so, and then score on the bottom of your range on test day (thats what happened to me). Once you get up to about 168-170, I feel like the LSAT loses some of its predictability because you basically have a handful of really smart people duking it out for their place on a huge spread... remember, 172-180 is all the top ONE percentile. So yeah, it gets crazy starting around 170.

Also, you are supposed to score within a 6-point score band "95%" of the time, if I remember my stats right. So the 166 you scored might just be that 1/20 chance that you scored above what you were supposed to.

At any rate, great job though! I think my first diagnostic was 157... I worked it up to a 168-174 score range and got a 169 on test day.
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Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 02:53:57 AM »
You can improve 14 points.
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Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 03:26:30 AM »
This guy I know who got a 166 on this diag got a 178 on the real thing. Heck, this girl I know who got a 147 on her diag got a 171 on the real thing! So 170s is in your grasp. You should be very proud  :)

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Re: diagnostic score -- what is my potential?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 08:57:30 AM »
166-178

To be fair, you might get up to a scoring range of something like 166-174 or so, and then score on the bottom of your range on test day (thats what happened to me). Once you get up to about 168-170, I feel like the LSAT loses some of its predictability because you basically have a handful of really smart people duking it out for their place on a huge spread... remember, 172-180 is all the top ONE percentile. So yeah, it gets crazy starting around 170.

Also, you are supposed to score within a 6-point score band "95%" of the time, if I remember my stats right. So the 166 you scored might just be that 1/20 chance that you scored above what you were supposed to.

At any rate, great job though! I think my first diagnostic was 157... I worked it up to a 168-174 score range and got a 169 on test day.


TITCR. My first diagnostic was a 166, test average was a 172-3. Got a 167 on the real thing.

Was it a real test or Kaplan's usual diagnostic? Thats what my first one was, and I dont think it is as accurate.
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