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How to Score a 160 on the LSAT

Sorry for the cheesy description. I had to write something, and now you’re here. Just don’t go anywhere yet. Scoring a 160 on the LSAT is no easy feat. Believe me — I scored a 150 the first time I took it. But the second time, I scored a 164. There is a method to getting a great score, and I’ll get to that later.

The math behind 160

Generally, there are between 99 and 102 questions on the LSAT. In order to get a 160, you’ll need to get between 73 and 77 questions right. Between the 5 sections, that’s about 14 to 16 right answers for each section. If you’re good at one section, but not so good at another, your score will average out.

That means you can score a 10 on one section as long as you score a 19 on another one. Just make sure your average score is around 15 for each portion.

First you need to figure out your strengths and weaknesses

The best thing you can do in your LSAT studies is to know where you’re great and where you’re awful. The only way you can do this is by taking 2 or 3 practice LSATs. After that, review your answers to figure out how many questions you marked incorrectly on each section.

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This will tell you where need the most improvement. Once you figure out where you’re the weakest, study that kind of question ad nauseam or until that section is no longer your greatest weakness.

Give yourself enough time — 3 or 4 months — and you’ll be able to make huge improvements.

Find your rhythm

I am in no way advocating that you blast through questions. Finishing a section early isn’t, in fact, a good thing. It’s how mistakes happen. That said, you do want to get into a rhythm when you take the exam.

Rhythm comes through familiarity. Familiarity comes by doing lots of questions. Once you’ve identified your weaknesses and strengths and turned those your weak sections into strong ones, you’ll be familiar with the types of questions you’re going to see. You’ll know what you need to pick out in each question. Your head may even start bobbing up and down because your LSAT rhythm is so deep.

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Whatever it is, you’ll want to get into that state as soon as you can when you start the exam. Once your brain gets in that rhythm, it will run very efficiently, and you’ll find that your scores will increase.

There’s no secret to getting a 160 on the LSAT. It just takes hard work. But, more than that, it takes smart work.

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One Response to How to Score a 160 on the LSAT

  1. A August 30, 2017 at 1:56 PM #

    Only 4 of the 5 sections are scored on the LSAT (not all 5). Getting 14 points per section in no way means you will get into the 160s, at most you will get in the low 150s. To get in the 160s, you need approx. 74 points distributed between the 4 scored sections, which comes out to about 18-19 correct answers per section.

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