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What's the Max Point Jump?

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What's the Max Point Jump?
« on: November 05, 2007, 02:01:56 PM »
i think that no more than a 20 point jump is possible, and even that's comically rare.  going from a 160 to a 170-175 is realistic, and:

140 to 155-160
150 to 165-170

anyone disagree?  i recently told some kid that prepped in the 150s that he shouldn't get his hopes up unless he's willing to walk a year-long LSAT mile.

Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 02:42:17 PM »
60 points is the maximum possible jump.  HTH.

I've seen some 30 point jumpers in less than 2 months.

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 05:10:13 PM »
60 points is the maximum possible jump.  HTH.

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 06:39:51 PM »
i think that no more than a 20 point jump is possible, and even that's comically rare.  going from a 160 to a 170-175 is realistic, and:

140 to 155-160
150 to 165-170

anyone disagree?  i recently told some kid that prepped in the 150s that he shouldn't get his hopes up unless he's willing to walk a year-long LSAT mile.

This is pointless to debate as it will vary individually. Why don't you lose your holier than thy attitude and encourage this "kid" and give him advice on how to prepare?

Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 08:39:42 PM »
I improved 17 points so far. If I can improve on RC and my timing, I think it is very possible for me to improve 5~8 more points.

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007, 08:42:32 PM »
I've seen 22

Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 10:00:45 PM »
My initial diagnostic was a 144. Now I range from 158-162 on average with 165 being my highest score on a PT, so I think a 20 point increase is definately possible.

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 11:40:06 PM »
Are you talking about from diagnostic to real test or between a first test and a retake?

In the first case you can easily do a 60 point jump, it's just about prepping.

As for retaking, I improved from a 156 to a 178, and I'm confident anyone putting in the same amount of work can do the same.

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2007, 11:58:07 PM »
It all depends on where you start. I think it's possible to improve as much as you are willing to work for. As for me, My original diagnostic was a 146. I screwed around with my prep and got a 152 on the Dec. 06 test. Big mistake. After that, I made the choice to buckle down and put in the work and it has paid great dividends. Before the Sept. test I was preping at 168-169 consistantly. I had a bad day (-8 on games, normally - 1) and got a 163 so I'm retaking. The great thing about it is that I have the chance to get even better before December. It's an opportunity.

I'm not that smart. I don't think I'm diferent from anyone else. Definitely not trying to talk myself up. Their are a lot of people doing better than me. The point is that it's possible. If there were ever a time to insert the "if I can do it anyone can" cliche this is it.

Does it work for everyone? Of course not. There are countless stories of people who beat their heads against the wall for months and never improve. Who knows maybe I screw up another section in Dec. and don't help myself at all. Nothing is guaranteed. It is however resonable to believe the only limits you have are the ones that you place on yourself. Need a 25 point increase? Go for it but be willing to put in the time.

I will say that those last few points are the toughest to get. After countless 169's I would probably give my first born for a one point increase. A 178 would probably work for me. :)

Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 02:37:31 AM »
It all depends on where you start. I think it's possible to improve as much as you are willing to work for. As for me, My original diagnostic was a 146. I screwed around with my prep and got a 152 on the Dec. 06 test. Big mistake. After that, I made the choice to buckle down and put in the work and it has paid great dividends. Before the Sept. test I was preping at 168-169 consistantly. I had a bad day (-8 on games, normally - 1) and got a 163 so I'm retaking. The great thing about it is that I have the chance to get even better before December. It's an opportunity.

I'm not that smart. I don't think I'm diferent from anyone else. Definitely not trying to talk myself up. Their are a lot of people doing better than me. The point is that it's possible. If there were ever a time to insert the "if I can do it anyone can" cliche this is it.

Does it work for everyone? Of course not. There are countless stories of people who beat their heads against the wall for months and never improve. Who knows maybe I screw up another section in Dec. and don't help myself at all. Nothing is guaranteed. It is however resonable to believe the only limits you have are the ones that you place on yourself. Need a 25 point increase? Go for it but be willing to put in the time.

I will say that those last few points are the toughest to get. After countless 169's I would probably give my first born for a one point increase. A 178 would probably work for me. :)

Hey, how long did you prep? anything above 170 would make me so happy.  :)