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I got a 156, I have $3000 for tutoring and 4 months.  What score seems like a realistic goal?

maybe a couple of points higher; anything over 160 seems unlikely.
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lower 160s....160-162
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163-165....middle 160s
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166 seems like a modest goal, even if it is a 10 point jump, it can be easily done. I don't know about 170, though.
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at least 170....
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Don't sell yourself short now. You could get 180 if you try hard enough.
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What LSAT should I be able to get if I retake in December?
« on: July 19, 2006, 11:53:16 PM »
Well, what do you think I could get realistically?

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Re: What LSAT should I be able to get if I retake in December?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 12:12:40 AM »
I would think at minimum low 160s. I improved by 5 points after taking a prep course.

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Re: What LSAT should I be able to get if I retake in December?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 12:34:38 AM »
So maybe 162 would be a good goal.

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Re: What LSAT should I be able to get if I retake in December?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 09:02:36 AM »
Did you prepare for the one you took.  I mean, if you took it cold or with very little prep and study hard, you may be able to come near 170, but if you prepped and felt like you did all you could, then your improvement could be very modest even with the tutor and all.

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Re: What LSAT should I be able to get if I retake in December?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 09:39:55 AM »
It all depends how much prep you did before.

Tutoring alone is not going to get you to a higher score. Tutoring will help you learn the basics and will help you explain some of your weaknesses.

The main thing is up to you. You need to work on practicing the concepts on real, timed LSAT tests. 80% of your time needs to be spend you personally doing the work, reading, learning, practicing, reviewing...

Be careful who you sign up with for tutoring. Many of the testprep company tutors follow a script and basically provide you with the same as if you were sitting in a class.

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Re: What LSAT should I be able to get if I retake in December?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 12:25:37 PM »
Hmmm...maybe I should just do classes then. What if I prepped without formal instruction but still covered the basis and a bunch of practice tests? Could 162 still be realistic? I was getting between 159 and 165 on the practice tests....about 162 on average.