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Hey! Has anyone ever improved on the actual day of the test? If so how?

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Asked my tutor instead so I took out the personal scores to make it more general for tips

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possible if test day condts as favourable. 

possible if the LSAT on that test day was 'easy' relative to you 

But I wouldn't bank on it, more often then not students get anxious/rush and end up scoring a bit less , 

 

good luck , !

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Luck can help you get a higher score than usual, but it also depends on the difficulty of the test you end up taking relative to the PTs you worked on. On the day before the test, do your best to just relax and not think about the LSAT at all. Take the day off from the test. It'll give you some good rest before the big day, and it may help your chances in scoring higher than usual too.

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If you mean doing better than your best PT, this is very unlikely. I only know of one person who got the same score as their best PT. I don’t know if anyone who beat their best PT. 

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I scored about 3 points higher than my average PT. It was sheer luck. I think preparing for a "worst case scenario" (specifically unconventional game types) helped a bit, though. 

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2 hours ago, jan said:

I scored about 3 points higher than my average PT. It was sheer luck. I think preparing for a "worst case scenario" (specifically unconventional game types) helped a bit, though. 

that's awesome- but I agree with the above responses after looking at more questions, we can't deny some sections/pts are definitely harder then others 

 

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But a 'harder' test usually has looser curve so you can get more wrong and still score the same as an 'easier' test with a tighter curve 

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I found that my practice test conditions were actually a bit harder than normal- when I printed out my tests I had them unbound, and flipping through them took up more time. The actual booklets were easier to handle. My actual test day was the second highest score I ever got. 

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I scored about 2 pt higher than average.  I think it has to do with stress management skills. I had an extremely difficult game section (this was confirmed by other people after the test). I panicked for a good 3 minute and then somehow convinced myself that I can do this, pulled it back together, and finished the game section with an overall -2. Put yourself under pressure each time you practice, you may come out surprising yourself of how much you can handle.

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I scored 4-5 higher than my average on the day of. It was my highest test score yet. I attribute it to performing well in test conditions and also taking a couple of days to relax before the test since I felt very burnt out by the end of 4 months of studying. 

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I also scored higher than my PT average. Probably a combination of luck and added pressure.

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On 10/06/2018 at 2:02 AM, Psychometronic said:

If you mean doing better than your best PT, this is very unlikely. I only know of one person who got the same score as their best PT. I don’t know if anyone who beat their best PT. 

Though many years ago, I did do better on the actual LSAT than practice. Due in part to my personality - I actually kind of like a certain degree of stress, especially from some types of exams like the LSAT (multiple choice, skill not knowledge tested) energizes me and I enjoy myself (I'm not, unfortunately, as good with some more knowledge-based, closed-book exams... :rolleyes:).

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