Egzon wrote:Hello everyone!
I am now in my second semester of junior year. I started studying in January but didn't really get into it yet. I read half of the logic games bible and skimmed through the lr bible.
I just took my first timed practice test with an experimental section ---> I got a 160. I did it with Kaplan online for free and I have to say I am really happy:
-4 on LG
-19 on LR
-3 on RC
Kaplan used practice test 56 (December 2008) and for some reason LG was really easy but I made some stupid mistakes because I was rushing. LR is way too complicated for me: I lose my attention after the first 10 questions and I'm just bored and don't even understand the question stems. I got the first 10 questions right on both sections and then I just start making mistakes...
Reading comprehension, surprisingly, is my favorite section: it is so easy, the questions are straightforward and everything is in the text.
I really think I can do -0 on LG and improve on LR because I just skimmed through the bible and I am planning on buying the manhattan books as well.
This is it for now... I am planning on taking the LSAT in June so hopefully, I still got time to prepare!
Ok, here is my advice to you.
Learn to use paragraphs properly.
Sorry to be a jerk, but you've been at an American college for 2.5 years now. Have you noticed how in pretty much all electronic communications (emails, forum posts, etc.), people space their paragraphs with a blank line in between each paragraph? These are called "block paragraphs," and you need to use them.
Seriously, it's important. Not because TLSers like me will judge you, but because people in the professional world will judge you. Hell, even in the academic world will people judge you for incorrect use of paragraphs. If I were a college professor and a junior or senior emailed me a recommendation request that did not use block paragraphs, I would probably think a little bit less of the student because of this. By the time you're an upperclassman/woman, you need to have it figured out.
Nice job on the diagnostic, though. 160 is a great score for your first timed practice test!