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What's the Max Point Jump?
« on: November 05, 2007, 04:01:56 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.

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 04:42:17 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, 07:10:13 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, 08:39:51 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?
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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 10:39:42 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, 10:42:32 PM »
I've seen 22

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 10:46:01 PM »
I've seen 42. No that is not a joke. I am quite seriours. Her first diag was a 124 and her final diag was a 166. Granted she studied for about two years to get those 42 points.

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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 11:07:34 PM »


53 points.

Of course, I had to take the test for her...
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Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 12:00:45 AM »
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 #9 on: November 06, 2007, 01:40:06 AM »
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.