Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
learning31

LSAT - Better than expected?

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

Does anyone have an experience in which their scores were better than expected on the LSAT?

Would be nice to share some stories and stats!

I am super nervous for the scores so maybe this is just the waiting that is having me second guess. :P 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I ended up scoring three points higher - eight questions higher - than my best practice test, so yep, it does happen forsure. Everything clicked and I thrive in test settings. It definitely happens but I didn't expect it!

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm hoping the reasoning habits I learned while studying paid off because I felt a bit scattered during the exam.

I was PT higher than my Nov LSAT scores per section - but somehow seemed to jump back and forth within the section a bit unlike my practice.

Edited by learning31

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's nice to hear these stories, the anxiety of score day is getting to me. Felt super confident after the test but as time goes by I feel less and less confident. Keep the inspirational tales coming people.

Edited by KJR
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It definitely happens! My highest PT score was a 164 and my scores ranged from 161-164. I wrote a 165 on the September 2018 LSAT. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was aiming for a 160 on the LSAT because I knew a score around there would get me into law school. I had a 159 on my diagnostic and my PT scores gradually improved over the ~3 months I studied for until I was in the 166-169 range. Then in the last couple of weeks before the real thing, I could barely get 160 and was often getting 156-158. I had to stop doing PTs for the last few days because I was psyching myself out. I ended up getting a 164 on the first try and it was such a relief.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happened for me as well - my highest PT was a 167 and was averaging around 164; I ended up with a 170 on test day. I chalk that up to taking the week or so before the test off from studying, and taking the day  before the test off from work to get some BBQ and a massage. Seriously. The test is all about mindset and not letting your anxiety about finishing the section undermine all the prep you’ve done - so just relax ! Good luck. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, javathehut said:

Happened for me as well - my highest PT was a 167 and was averaging around 164; I ended up with a 170 on test day. I chalk that up to taking the week or so before the test off from studying, and taking the day  before the test off from work to get some BBQ and a massage. Seriously. The test is all about mindset and not letting your anxiety about finishing the section undermine all the prep you’ve done - so just relax ! Good luck. 

Good job on the 170 score! When did you take your last ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A good friend of mine was practicing at 167-170 and ended up with a 173. Personally I was practicing at 178-180 and dropped to 173. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, Mal said:

A good friend of mine was practicing at 167-170 and ended up with a 173. Personally I was practicing at 178-180 and dropped to 173. 

178-180 is high for any score. :P 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My highest PT was 162 and they usually ranged from 158-160. I only decided at the beginning of january that I was going to write February so only gave myself about a month to study. I just figured I could always write it again.

Immediately after I wrote I had to fight the strong urge to cancel my score because I thought I totally bombed the lg section. Ended up getting a 167 :) 

Probably the proudest moment of my life reading that email

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow your all clearly very smart. Mostly when I thought I did shit, I did lol. 

I think if your the type of person who has a history of underrating how well you performed on any given test then the LSAT should be no different.

Edited by BearPatrol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, hemingway17 said:

My highest PT was 162 and they usually ranged from 158-160. I only decided at the beginning of january that I was going to write February so only gave myself about a month to study. I just figured I could always write it again.

Immediately after I wrote I had to fight the strong urge to cancel my score because I thought I totally bombed the lg section. Ended up getting a 167 :) 

Probably the proudest moment of my life reading that email

Wow, thanks @hemingway17 ! So inspirational! :) 

My thoughts were similar about my lg section.

Edited by learning31

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The average from my last 5 PTs was 174, but I lucked into a 177 on the actual test.

The key is, I think, controlling for the variables that you can before the test itself, to limit test day anxiety - i.e., strong prep, consistent pre-test sleep schedule/diet/routines, and, of course, making sure the test you write doesn't have an intractable, 3d chess-esque logic game that absolutely torpedoes your confidence. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Thebebebennies said:

Good job on the 170 score! When did you take your last ?

It was the February 2018 test. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/18/2019 at 2:11 PM, Prospero said:

First write, 155. Second write, 161. Third write, 170. 

Great improvement/story. I still remember! :D 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...