1 Month LSAT Blitz

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1 Month LSAT Blitz

Postby sky7 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:09 am

Yes I'm so motivated I need a chin strap to keep my headband on.


Here's the deal - after mentally farting on the December LSAT (157) and scoring 4-5 points below my general average, I've decided to retake in Feb after taking the 1 month Testmasters January Class.

This blog will be a documentation of what it takes to go from a 157 to a 170 in exactly 1 month. I took the month of December off (after the LSAT) to recharge my LSAT batteries and will begin prep in earnest on January 2nd. Obviously, there's no guarantee that I will achieve a 170, but that's the hope.

Study plan:

Obviously, go to to class. Classes are from 6-10 PM during the week, then 10AM to 2PM on the weekends. I work from 10PM-6AM during the week, and will essentially go straight from TM classes to reviewing and doing homework during my work shift (work is pretty dead at night thank God). I should have 4 legitimate timed and proctored tests during the class. This should prevent me from eating a mental brick again during the actual test.

I think this whole deal is possible because while my initial score was a 157, during my own timed tests I was consistently scoring 160-162, with nothing more then lazily looking at the PS Logic Game Bible. Oh, right, the breakdown.

Dec 2007 LSAT Breakdown:
LR: -8
LG: -9
RC: -5
LR: -8

I had never gotten that many wrong on LR before. Ever. Not even close. Out of 25, I would usually get 19-21. If I manage to pick up a few more points in LR, say miss -3 in each section, that's an extra 10 points right there. I've done 0 studying with LR, so I feel like I can make a noticeable improvement there.

Games was roughly about average for me. I wasn't displeased. Most people see dramatic improvement in games from TM. Say I drop that to -1 or something.

RC was the worst I'd ever done as well (I think). I've started using Voyagers technique, and it really seems to be helping. Maybe I get 2 better for a -3.

Add those up and I see -10 total. That's pretty much a 170.

Is it realistic? Maybe, maybe not. I really feel like I can improve significantly in LR and LG. It's very possible that I rock the RC too. I haven't done a timed section since I started using Voyager's guide (it seems kind of time consuming to write everything out like that...), but I feel like things are falling into place there.

It doesn't really seem like anyone is reading these blogs, but if anyone is interested in Testmasters and what they're all about, and just how much you can do in 1 month while working full time, then this is place for you.

Oh yeah, I'm applying for the '08 cycle. :)
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Postby sky7 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:40 am

Had the opening diagnostic tonight : 161, 83.8 percentile apparently.

Very encouraged, makes me believe that I really do naturally test above 160 (like I had in all my practice tests), as opposed to my Dec LSAT at 157.

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Postby sky7 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:49 am

Had my first real class tonight, really opened my eyes about the logical reasoning sections on the LSAT. I had learned some basic LR for the games section on my own, but I had no idea that it could be applied as extensively to the LR section as it is. I can see myself scoring several points better in each section. It seems very time consuming though. I guess with a whole lot of practice I'll get faster!!

I also found out that my 161 was the highest diagnostic in my class. After trolling the forums on TLS, I guess I had just come to assume that everyone beside me had 170's.

One issue is that we had problems covering all the material in the first lesson. We had to skip a few example problems in the LR section as well as in the games section. I'm very impressed with my teacher and she's available well before class so I'm not worried. If I have any problems with them, I'll just ask her before class. Yeah, she got a 177. That's ludicrous. And she's not going to law school either. I wonder what she's planning on.

Anyway, it's time to dive into my homework!

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Postby sky7 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:46 am

Gearing up.



Tonight is going to be epic. Main point LR, games, and a few RC for the fun of it.

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