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Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!

jiggedyjared

Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2006, 04:18:55 PM »
Well, it's not that I choked exactly.  It's a long story not worth mentioning.  In any case, I had planned on retaking it in Feb.  The problem with is I graduated last year and am working a full time job.  The company I work for told me I had to work that weekend or I would pretty much be let go.  So, I took my chances. 

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Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2006, 04:19:42 PM »
anything on ACT score correlations?  I didnt take the SAT

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Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2006, 04:44:59 PM »
I think the LSAT and SAT may correlate more than the LSAT and the ACT...if I remember the ACT is not really an aptitude test at all.

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Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2006, 10:24:13 AM »
I'd take it for either Verbal or Math.

180 and 176.

Both would work very nicely.

jiggedyjared

Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2006, 10:28:52 AM »
I'd say 180 = 1600, 170 = 1500, 160 = 1400, 150 = 1300, 140 = 1200 and so on (100 points on the SAT total equivalent to 10 points on the LSAT total). 

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Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2006, 10:34:39 AM »
Just to increase the sample size of stats -

SATV: 800
SATM: 720
LSAT: 169

I probably could've prepped a little more for the LSAT, but didn't really prep at all for the SAT. 

This equation also doesn't factor in nerves, which I think are much greater for the LSAT - I didn't feel any pressure taking the SAT because I didn't reflect on its importance; taking the LSAT 8 years later, I was a lot more aware of its significance. 

There are also probably a lot of other variables, but pure verbal SAT doesn't make sense to me because of the logic games - these require a lot of practice, and use skills that are much more math SAT related than verbal SAT related.

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Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2006, 10:35:54 AM »
I'd say 180 = 1600, 170 = 1500, 160 = 1400, 150 = 1300, 140 = 1200 and so on (100 points on the SAT total equivalent to 10 points on the LSAT total). 

I don't think that's accurate at all.  A person with a 1200 on the SAT is way beyond capable of scoring much higher than 140.

jiggedyjared

Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2006, 10:42:20 AM »
Yeah, well... you're probably right.  Let's just go ahead and say SAT to LSAT comparissons are BS.  The end.

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Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2006, 11:14:58 AM »
I can't find the thread, but I remember a table that was posted on LSD that attempted to correlate IQ, LSAT, SAT, GRE, etc.  My IQ(138), SAT (1310R-1994), and ACT (30-1994) results correlate relatively well.  My LSAT did not, though that chart indicated a 163--not too far off from the 159 I achieved.  Kev mentioned the choke and Lily mentioned lack of sleep--both of which may have been a factor in my LSAT results.

I think it's clear that some correlation exists.  If I were to bet, I'd guess that combined score on the SAT (rather than either Q or V), ACT, and IQ all correlate with LSAT scores relatively well.  What the coefficient is--none of us will likely ever know.

Edit:  Now that I think about it, that chart may have had a higher score than a 163 listed on that "line" I seemed to fit otherwise.  Can anybody find it?




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Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2006, 12:23:05 PM »
I'd say 180 = 1600, 170 = 1500, 160 = 1400, 150 = 1300, 140 = 1200 and so on (100 points on the SAT total equivalent to 10 points on the LSAT total). 

So a 120 = 1000?

No, if you want to "directly" scale the full SAT to the LSAT, you have to double the rate you're using....

1600 = 180
1500 = 175
1400 = 170
1300 = 165
1200 = 160
1100 = 155
1000 = 150
800 = 140
600 = 120