I went to a forum at one of the LSs I was applying to today and the head admissions officer echoed an "industry secret" that my law school advisor told me a year ago. Apparently, to gauge your LSAT you take the verbal portion of your SAT substract the last number and add a "1" to the front. Example (my SAT): 740, so my LSAT should be 174... When my advisor told me this she said it would predict your range (in my case 170-174, so with test anixety she expected me to be between 165 and 172) and today the admissions officer said it is indicative of the score you are capable of with the "proper" amount of study (review and at last 10-20 practice tests).
I studied 5 hours a day for a month before the LSAT and did the Powerscore Logic Games Bible (this was before the LR Bible came out), as well as about 15 practice tests. The second time I took it I studied the LR Bible, reread the LG Bible, and did more practice tests. Both times I got a 152 (lowest practice test was 168).
So what the hell happened?! My advisor has worked in her field for decades at top universities, so I doubt she just made this up and hearing the same thing from a head admissions officer who has worked at the school for twenty years makes me wonder what I did wrong. Does anyone else have experience with this formula not holding up? If it is true, why am I so incredibly bad at the LSAT?!