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Advice After a 159 - Very Important

Hurley97

Re: Advice After a 159 - Very Important
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2004, 07:45:54 PM »
That sounds like good advice.  I am planning to really kick back on Thursday and Friday also.  This way my mind is rested and ready for test day. 

I am wondering about my prosepects for law schools though...  I have a 3.6/3.7 GPA, so what schools should I be shooting for with at 163-166 LSAT?


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Re: Advice After a 159 - Very Important
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2004, 08:15:35 PM »
That I cannot help you with... In Canada, those numbers are good enough to have a shot at pretty much every school, except maybe UofT.

I assume you aren't coming to Canada for law school, though...

Hurley97

Re: Advice After a 159 - Very Important
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2004, 12:15:40 AM »
One thing I did notice is that my raw score for this most recent LSAT was a 76, and when I score that against the breakdown for the LSAT I took last weekend the score works out to be a 163 instead of a 161. 

Do the points break down differently for different LSATs?  I mean, on one LSAT the raw score needed for a 168 is the same that would score me as a 165 on another test.

I'm a bit confused about this.

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Re: Advice After a 159 - Very Important
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2004, 11:31:40 PM »
Hurley - I'm confused,don't you work in the Adcomms. office? Can't you speculate as to your admission to the school you work at based on your numbers.I mean, if you have a 3.6/3.7 and get a 163 what is the likelihood that you would be admitted where you work at? Just curious.

Matthew_24_24

Re: Advice After a 159 - Very Important
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2004, 11:44:36 PM »
yes Hurley, scores differ depending on the difficulty of the test.

Sometimes 87 is good enough for a 170.  Sometimes you need up to 92/101.

Matt

AaronJ

Re: Advice After a 159 - Very Important
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2004, 12:01:59 AM »
The test is normalized meaning it is fit to a standard normal curve.  The properties of the standard normal curve are desirable for the constructors and the users of this test as a measure of performance for large bodies of test takers because the upper and lower bounds of the curve can be forced to contain the desired percentage of scorers by adjusting the point totals required for a given LSAT score. 

That is why your raw score can vary with respect your computed score. A score of 167 regardless of raw point total will always be in the 95.7th percentile etc.