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olderapplicant

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I am hoping my focus and adrenaline will give me an extra few points!

Laura Roslin

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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 07:25:40 PM »
There seems to be a consensus on this board that most people drop a few points on the day of the test, due to testing anxiety, distractions in the room, etc.    You can do certain things to minimize this possibility, such as scouting out your test site in advance and taking practice tests in noisy enviornments.  But you can't control for everything. 

I think it's better to expect that you'll go down a bit from your practice average.  That way, if you do better than you expected, you'll be pleasantly surprised.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 07:28:03 PM »
bummer - my scores have been as low as 165 and as high as 177 - hoping to get at least a 170.

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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 08:45:11 PM »
Generally speaking Laura is correct; however, it just depends on how you perform in those types of situations. I have come across plenty of people who scored either in their upper range, or higher then they ever have before.

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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 08:59:34 PM »
Most people won't get their high mark.

Some people will get higher than their high score.

Some people will score lower than their average.

I'd say it's likely you will score above your median score if you have a large enough test sample.

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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 06:03:11 PM »
Best score on test day?  Doubtful.

Somewhere around the median leading up to test day?  Probably.

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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 08:28:20 PM »
I think there's a chance mine will be. Only because LG has been my worst section by a large distance (-4 to -6). Suddenly with the new lg, I am getting -0 to - 3 at worst. But since I'm doing timed LG but no full tests, I could technically score above my highest practice score on the real thing
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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 08:49:09 PM »
If hope=think. Then I think so.

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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 09:39:08 PM »
I had always been one of those "score higher on the real thing" people until the LSAT. 
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Re: Do you think that your best score will be on the day of the test?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 10:19:54 PM »
I think it will be my highest because I'm usually too damn lazy to check over my work on a practice test.