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Your pracitce score versus your "final score"

Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« on: August 07, 2004, 08:02:35 PM »
Ok, I am kinda bummed in that I just took a few of the old LSAT tests from 1996 onward and my average score is 162  :-[.  I have about another year before I have to take the actual test, but I was wondering if anyone started with a score around this and was able to improve it significantly by the time they took the real thing?  I was really hoping for around a 168-172.

foxnewssucks

Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2004, 08:34:13 PM »
A year? Why the hell are you worried?  Just start studying and figuring the LSAT out instead of taking multiple tests.

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Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2004, 08:36:46 PM »
mine went up about 15 points ... got a 153 the first time and almost cried.  Just work at it and you'll do fine I'm sure.

Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2004, 09:14:08 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys.  I figured I had a good long time to study, just did not know what the usual increase is.  15 points rock, if I can do half of that I would be very happy!  ;D

casino

Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2004, 09:38:32 PM »
well, you already have a great score and with a year to practice, you should be just fine.

if you don't get at least a 170 it's gonna be five slashes with the wet noodle for you..

casino

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Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2004, 10:29:51 PM »
Ok, I am kinda bummed in that I just took a few of the old LSAT tests from 1996 onward and my average score is 162  :-[.  I have about another year before I have to take the actual test, but I was wondering if anyone started with a score around this and was able to improve it significantly by the time they took the real thing?  I was really hoping for around a 168-172.

I'm in a similar situation.  I don't plan to take the LSAT for another year, but I started looking into it a few months ago.  Back then, I took my first (cold) LSAT and scored 160.  Although I haven't studied/read and 'prep' books, I have practiced answering a bunch of tests/questions [un-timed].  I recently took another timed LSAT, and scored above 170.  Although I realize that I might have just been lucky, I do think I have made a considerable improvement.

The only advice I can offer is that you take a few tests un-timed, especially the older ones; that way, you can save the newer exams for when it gets closer to D-Day.

Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2004, 03:35:52 AM »
165 on my first practice -----> 177 on actual

lawguy

Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2004, 03:57:56 AM »
Man, how do you guys do it?  You're all like geniuses or something!  I took my first practice test and I got a 152.  I guess I got a long uphill battle for the Oct. exam.  Also looking at that website lawschoolnumbers.com doesn't help either.  Everyone there's a genius too!  I don't think I saw any score lower than like 170.  Okay, high 160s.  Still, man.  What a bummer for folks like me!  Oh well, I still have about two months to go and a "secret weapon" so it's all good.

Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2004, 04:12:56 AM »
hey lawguy, whats your secret weapon?  i might need to get me some of that.  :P

lawguy

Re: Your pracitce score versus your "final score"
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2004, 04:36:25 PM »
Dang yeah that was pretty much my secret weapon too!  I guess it ain't so secret.