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July 2014 LSAT class results
Here are the latest results!
Test #1 Class Averages: July 8, 2014 (December 2010 official LSAT)
Logic Games: 8.7 correct
Logical Reasoning: 24.8 correct
Reading Comprehension: 12.4 correct
Total Raw Score: 46.0 correct
Scaled LSAT Score: 144.1
Scaled LSAT Range: 131-163
May 2014 LSAT class results
Another class is in the books… here are the results.
Test #1 Class Averages: May 6, 2014 (October 2010 official LSAT)
Logic Games: 12.7 correct
Logical Reasoning: 32.6 correct
Reading Comprehension: 16.3 correct
Total Raw Score: 61.6 correct
Scaled LSAT Score: 152.3
Scaled LSAT Range: 127-165
How does your LSAT score stack up?
My awesome student Mike made this visualization of LSAT scores by percentile, using the past 11 years of scoring scale data. Check it out!
Some quick highlights from the past three years:
140 = 13.4th percentile
150 = 44.4th percentile
160 = 80.3rd percentile
I find these percentiles very helpful for perspective. The LSAT scale is constricted, since it only goes from 120 to 180. This means that every single point counts, and should be celebrated! If you can go from 140 to 150, you move past a whopping 31 percent of the field. If you go from 150 to 160, you blow past another 36 percent of your competitors. I see these improvements all the time… people can, and do, put themselves in an entirely different LSAT stratosphere through hard work and practice.
June 2014 LSAT recap
A few dozen of my students took the LSAT on Monday, and here’s what some of them are saying (names have been changed to protect the innocent).Read more
June 2014 LSAT deadlines
Yesterday (May 6) was the regular registration deadline for the June 2014 LSAT, but it’s still not too late if you want to take a shot at that test: the late registration deadline is May 16. That’s also the deadline for withdrawing from the test with a partial refund, but I don’t know why anybody would do that… changing to a future test date would seem to make more sense. Here’s a list of the most important dates:
Late Registration Deadline: May 16
Test Center Change: May 18
Test Date Change: May 25
Withdrawal Deadline (no refund): June 8
June 2014 LSAT: June 9
Scores Released by Email: July 7
If you’re already registered, but you’re not sure whether you’ll be ready in time, note that you can always WD on the night before the test. You won’t get a refund, but it won’t count as one of your three attempts.
Don’t take my word for it on any of these deadlines… make sure you double-check on the LSAC website. And please call or email any time you have questions.Read more
April 2014 LSAT class results
For anybody who’s interested, I’m going to start posting the test results from my LSAT classes. First, here are the averages for the opening diagnostic:
Test #1 Class Averages: April 8, 2014 (June 2011 official LSAT)
Logic Games: 12.5 correct
Logical Reasoning: 30.0 correct
Reading Comprehension: 15.9 correct
Total Raw Score: 58.4 correct
Scaled LSAT Score: 150.9
Scaled LSAT Range: 135-166
Logic Games Basic Concepts Quiz
Here’s a single-question logic games quiz with a short video explanation. Make sure you understand this principle… it’s incredibly useful for grouping games!
Suppose G, H, I, J, and K are about to board Disneyland’s “Splash Mountain.” They are asked to split into a group of two and a group of three. G and H must be in the same group. I and J must be in separate groups.
Can you figure out who goes where? To test yourself, see if you can answer the following question:
Which one of the following must be true?
a) G rides with I.
b) H rides with J.
c) K rides with J.
d) I rides in a group of two.
e) K rides in a group of two.
Check out the short video for my solution. (Excerpted from my comprehensive 55-hour online LSAT course.)Read more