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What was your very first practice LSAT score?

140 or Below
2 (3%)
141-150
12 (18.2%)
151-160
28 (42.4%)
161-170
20 (30.3%)
171 or Above
4 (6.1%)

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What was your very first practice LSAT score?

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What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« on: June 21, 2004, 10:38:03 AM »
Hello all! long time reader,first time poster... wanted to see just how well I faired in comparison...

Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2004, 10:41:41 AM »
I don't know I was able to vote (kept getting errors), but I got a 161 and on my second one a 157, which means an average of 159 is what I'm guessing is an accurate place to put me for where I'm starting out from.

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Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2004, 10:47:51 AM »
I got a 153, and compared to you guys i feel like i should be applying to clown school not law school...

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2004, 10:51:22 AM »
I got a 153, and compared to you guys i feel like i should be applying to clown school not law school...

Dont feel bad...my first was 154...and I hit 172 2 months into my practice

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Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2004, 10:53:22 AM »
I got a 153, and compared to you guys i feel like i should be applying to clown school not law school...

Trancer,

Dont feel like that. With practice you can bring your score up alot. Some people have a natural ability to think like the LSAT wants you to think, and others need to work at it. Just keep your head up.

In all honesty practice tests do not mean that much, most people have a range of LSAT scores that they fall into when they take numerous tests. The real deal is all that really matters. So practice... and practice more.. and more... and before you know it, you will be scoring where you want to be.

Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2004, 11:05:31 AM »
I got a 153, and compared to you guys i feel like i should be applying to clown school not law school...

Dont feel bad...my first was 154...and I hit 172 2 months into my practice

Oh, wow M2!  You're like my hero!  lol.  Congrats on such an improvement - what's your secret(s)?

And don't feel badly Trancer!  There's so much time to the next test so you'll have lots of time to improve (hopefully I do too)!

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Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2004, 11:21:09 AM »
I have jumped 9 points in 2 weeks of moderate studying.  It is amazing how important studying is for this damn test.

Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2004, 11:30:57 AM »
9 points in two weeks?  That's encouraging! 

And of course practice is the answer, but with what is the question!  Do you recommend anything?  Right now I've been using the real LSATs, but as I mentioned, I went down from my first test to my second one (June 1996 to October 1996).  Mostly, because of the damn LR section!  Any suggestions on that?  My problem is that I don't get why my answers are wrong and the LSATs are right, so I'm not improving anything by taking yet another LSAT preptest only to make the same mistakes and not know what is the flaw in my reasoning!  I wish it would just click...

Wow, I'm getting way too anxious about this and I've got to October and I just started studying...I need to so get a life...lol

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Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2004, 11:34:56 AM »
If you have problems with specific LR questions, post them in a seperate thread and ask help from people on the board.  They will explain what the deal is and hopefully you will start getting it. 

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Re: What was your very first practice LSAT score?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2004, 11:55:47 AM »
I started studying this past weekend, i can only look at the LSAT for a couple of hours before my mind starts to wonder... im answering LSAT questions in my sleep... not a pretty picture  ;D ... anyone got an really creative methods to studying?? after i work through a section (LR) i first check my answers, then try to label what kind of question each one is (assumption, inference, parallel the reasoning...) then i do some stats figure out the precentage correct and type those into excel by category (for furture reference to see how well im progressing).  Then i read over the explanations and see what stupid mistake i made  :-\