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High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?

Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2006, 10:00:46 AM »
I got a 163 on a diagnostic.

I took about 3 more practice tests and went way up from the 163.

After a night with no sleep working on a conference I was presenting that weekend + awful testing conditions + me just not seeing the answer to a logic game, I got a 164.

There are some things you can control -- how prepared you are is one and not having ANY other commitments for the two weeks around the LSAT. And some things you just can't (say, a full marching band parade marching by the building during logic games because a school decided to host the LSAT on their Homecoming?).  Oh well. :)


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Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2006, 10:47:57 AM »
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And some things you just can't (say, a full marching band parade marching by the building during logic games because a school decided to host the LSAT on their Homecoming?).  Oh well.

Did this really happen to you?

Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2006, 10:58:20 AM »
N.C. Central.

HBCUs take Homecoming very seriously.

Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2006, 01:09:49 PM »
Averaged 169 on last 10 practice tests, 160 on the real thing. bombed the RC section which was my first section (literally missed half) and had forgotten how bad it was and rationalized myself into keeping the score rather than cancelling. Doh. Too lazy to retest.

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Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2006, 04:37:24 AM »
wow...168 and going to syracuse. im impressed

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Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2006, 08:06:55 PM »
wow...168 and going to syracuse. im impressed

why do that to yourself... cornell is 45 minutes away

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Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2006, 08:29:39 PM »
I scored a 170 on practice and a 164 on the real thing, I think test day anxiety had a lot to do with it. I'm really thinking about taking the test again.

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Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2006, 07:08:48 PM »
171 average (took 20+ tests), and 174 on test day.

I feel like I've said this a million times, but I'll say it again here. I went to the testing center and took a test a day everyday for a week up until the day before test day. I took only recent tests.

I saved the October '05 test until 3 days before the test. I knew October was a bear from all the reports I had heard about it. I went in there pretending like I was really taking the LSAT. I got nervous, lost my confidence, and scored a 162.

It was after that experience that I realized that my test performance was going to be linked more to my attitude than to my aptitude. I had prepped, my scores were usually consistent, and I felt like I knew the LSAT pretty well.

After the October test nightmare, I recognized that I had allowed myself to feel all the terror that many people feel on test day 3 days early. It was liberating. Having experienced that nervousness, I was able to let it go. On test day I was free to walk into the testing center with only one half-sharpened pencil, no timer, and a big smile on my face, knowing that I was mentally prepared.

I didn't come up with the above strategy. It came from an excellent LSAT instructor who has been reccomending this method for years. He showed me lots of written testimony regarding his advice, and it was all glowing praise for the method.

I can't reccomend it enough. It's simple and it makes sense. Own the room.


Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2007, 02:31:50 AM »
And some things you just can't (say, a full marching band parade marching by the building during logic games because a school decided to host the LSAT on their Homecoming?).  Oh well. :)


Hah, this happened to me too, though fortunately I couldn't really hear it too much in my testing centre.

Re: High Diagnostic-->Bomb real test?
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2007, 04:27:13 PM »
170s on diagnostic tests, 153 real score....