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LSAT vs SAT
« on: March 13, 2006, 01:53:09 AM »
I’ve just been wondering if my correlation between these tests is normal or not. I took both tests with “little” prep, meaning a few timed practice tests, but spent no time “learning” them. My SAT score was 1310, and my LSAT was 155. Granted I might have killed a good amount of brain cells along the way, but it seems like my LSAT performance was kinda low, and given I have no real love for math, this seems odd no?

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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 01:56:49 AM »
No they are not correlated.  Plus LSAT is scaled. 
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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006, 02:00:29 AM »
No they are not correlated.  Plus LSAT is scaled. 

Isn't the SAT somehow scaled too?
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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006, 02:03:14 AM »
I don't think the SAT is scaled, could be wrong though

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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 02:04:27 AM »
I was 90%tile back then now like 66%tile, I dunno.

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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006, 02:12:10 AM »
This is true, I guess my main question is are these scores comparable. I saw something that equated a 1310 to like a 163, which just made me depressed, but too late to worry now

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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2006, 02:17:38 AM »
That’s somewhat reassuring

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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2006, 02:51:28 AM »
i dunno how correlated they are. i sucked at the analogy section of the SATs simply b/c I didnt know what the vocab meant half the time.  i feel the LSATs test slightly different skills..more logical and less ability to memorize lots of random vocabulary words
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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006, 03:42:40 AM »
you got a 1600, didn't you, stan.

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Re: LSAT vs SAT
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006, 04:00:19 AM »
she might have too.

but it's hard to do "considerably" better on the SAT than you did the LSAT.

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