LSAT + No Sleep

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LSAT + No Sleep

Postby kiklavan » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:22 pm

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby Hikikomorist » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:26 pm

I had a friend who wasn't able to sleep before the test, and I took a PT on no sleep. For both us, the lack of sleep seemed to knock off 3-5 points from our scores.

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby Jjbb938483 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:58 pm

I took a couple of PTs with very little sleep and saw a 3-6 point decline from my average.

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby poptart123 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:20 pm

Couldn't sleep before my first test. Scored 6 points higher on my second. Also, there was more studying in between the two so I take it with a grain of salt.

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby rem1984 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:07 pm

I could barely sleep at all the night before my LSAT; I think probably less than 2 hours total, all of it fitful. I've usually been very calm before tests like this but for whatever reason I was wigging out.

I took the test and actually thought I did really well; I remember fist pumping in the car on the way home. When the score came out it was good (167) but I was pretty disappointed because I had been averaging a 171 in practice. I'm not sure if the lack of sleep was the cause or not. I'm not in the "have to go to law school right now" camp so I may retake and re-apply next cycle, but so far I've been pleasantly surprised by my cycle.

TLDR: I did a worse than expected, but not a disaster.

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby proteinshake » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:06 am

took the LSAT three times and barely slept all three times. If I could do it over again, I would have tried taking NyQuil before my first attempt early in the evening.

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby omar.comin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:20 am

Scored in the low 170s consistently PT’d at the high 170s. Could have been worse, could have been better. Don’t think I slept at all and felt very tired throughout the exam.

On the flip side, I couldn’t sleep before the second half of the CA bar because I was sure I had completely bombed a section or two of the first half, but I felt entirely awake through the entire last half— and that’s a much longer exam.

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby appind » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:23 am

kiklavan wrote:In my last post I talked about how I slept for only about an hour the night before test day and was confused about whether I should cancel my score or not. I took TLS advice and didn’t cancel.

Does anyone who was in a similar position the night before their test in regards to minimal sleep have any stories regarding how their score reflected their post-test feelings about how it went? Did you score below your average, at your average, higher than?

There are a lot of posts about post-test feelings in general but I’m particularly curious about those of you who couldn’t sleep. Thanks!


in my last lsat, i got the worst possible sleep i'd had before taking any lsat even including the PTs. i reached the hotel late at night, then spent some time finding food to take out from nearby and did a few qs from previous PTs that i had planned. by the time i went to bed it was midnight but couldn't sleep until early in the morning. all in all slept for may be 2 hours to wake around 6 for the morning test and i am one of those who needs at least 8-9 hours every night to function normal.

interestingly on the test first two sections were scored LRs, i went fastest i have ever gone on LR sections confidently, went -0 in both and got a score i was ok with even tho before the test i wanted better. i think that lack of sleep did cost me at the end in -4 in last game of last section LG, a section that's usually -0 for me. so i think lack of sleep may be indicative of a very agile mind in an aggressive mode for the test but may cost in terms of stamina.

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Re: LSAT + No Sleep

Postby kiklavan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:48 pm

appind wrote:
kiklavan wrote:In my last post I talked about how I slept for only about an hour the night before test day and was confused about whether I should cancel my score or not. I took TLS advice and didn’t cancel.

Does anyone who was in a similar position the night before their test in regards to minimal sleep have any stories regarding how their score reflected their post-test feelings about how it went? Did you score below your average, at your average, higher than?

There are a lot of posts about post-test feelings in general but I’m particularly curious about those of you who couldn’t sleep. Thanks!


in my last lsat, i got the worst possible sleep i'd had before taking any lsat even including the PTs. i reached the hotel late at night, then spent some time finding food to take out from nearby and did a few qs from previous PTs that i had planned. by the time i went to bed it was midnight but couldn't sleep until early in the morning. all in all slept for may be 2 hours to wake around 6 for the morning test and i am one of those who needs at least 8-9 hours every night to function normal.

interestingly on the test first two sections were scored LRs, i went fastest i have ever gone on LR sections confidently, went -0 in both and got a score i was ok with even tho before the test i wanted better. i think that lack of sleep did cost me at the end in -4 in last game of last section LG, a section that's usually -0 for me. so i think lack of sleep may be indicative of a very agile mind in an aggressive mode for the test but may cost in terms of stamina.


This gives me hope. How did you score when compared with your average?



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