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High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score

basal

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High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:58:15 PM »
Did anyone get a lower score from what their PT average was?

Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 09:21:52 PM »
Did anyone get a lower score from what their PT average was?

I did.  That seems to be the general trend, and I expected as much.  For one, fatigue is more of a factor, as the PTs only have 4 sections.  Add in nerves, the potential for question types you've never seen, etc. and it's not all that surprising.

basal

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Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 09:30:43 PM »
#s?

Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 10:57:18 PM »
Yes i did too.

Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 11:01:04 PM »
I did significantly better on my numereous PT's...some people (myself included) simply choke up during standardized tests, and don't do as well as their natural ability would otherwise allow.  The LSAT in particular is as much about performance as it is about raw skill. 

kang

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Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 11:21:02 PM »
i bombed the games

i averaged 0-2 wrong on pts, but on the real thing i froze up and guessed on 10 questions

result?  163...

Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2007, 11:50:47 PM »
I was scoring in the 168-172 range at home.  On the real thing I started the first section too relaxed; I over-paced and then kind of panicked and had to speed read the last 5 problems.

Result - 165, 93rd percentile, rejected from Mensa.

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Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007, 12:54:45 AM »
I can empathize man--I felt like I hit the proverbial glass ceiling with my 180.  It's such a limiting number for those of us who are better than perfect.  I'm pissed.