take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Prepare for the LSAT or discuss it with others in this forum.
dajja15

New
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:41 pm

take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby dajja15 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:08 pm

Do people advise taking one practice test before starting on the bibles, etc. I am just scared I won't do well on the logic games (not sure just seems I could use some practice on them), but maybe its the best way to gauge exactly what you need to study?

Thanks!

User avatar
angiej

Silver
Posts: 796
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:25 am

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:14 pm

I did - I enjoy seeing my progress. I didn't put a lot of stock into my diagnostic other than the # and basically said to myself okay let the work begin. Its been a good motivator for me.

ZombiesAhead

New
Posts: 72
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:47 pm

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby ZombiesAhead » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:16 pm

Do it. It will give you a sense of the necessity of speed and other considerations that will help you understand the Bible's strategy.

User avatar
Ragged

Silver
Posts: 1496
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby Ragged » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:18 pm

I didn't do it, but kinda whish I did in order to track my progress. On the whole though, it doesn't really matter.

dajja15

New
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:41 pm

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby dajja15 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:19 pm

thanks everyone!

09042014

Diamond
Posts: 18204
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:47 pm

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:19 pm

Ragged wrote:I didn't do it, but kinda whish I did in order to track my progress. On the whole though, it doesn't really matter.


Me too just for curiosity's sake. But I think its worthless as a diagnostic.

User avatar
Sauer Grapes

Silver
Posts: 1222
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:02 am

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:22 pm

....
Last edited by Sauer Grapes on Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
angiej

Silver
Posts: 796
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:25 am

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:23 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
Ragged wrote:I didn't do it, but kinda whish I did in order to track my progress. On the whole though, it doesn't really matter.

This is my answer.

Of course, I also may have gotten rather discouraged had I done it.


Opposite for me - it scared me into studying and taking this thing seriously. Reality bites I guess.

User avatar
kswiss

Bronze
Posts: 391
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:58 am

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby kswiss » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:39 am

I don't think it really matters. A diagnostic before any studying doesn't really tell you anything. a 145 could easily jump to 160 after spending an hour learning how to diagram games. I'd say skim the books, look at some questions, then do a PT. Then you'll be familiar with the books when you go back and re-read in detail.

Just my opinion though. I found my initial diagnostic to be a waste of a good PT that would have come in handy later.

User avatar
rw2264

Bronze
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:59 am

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby rw2264 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:43 am

it could also encourage you if you do well. i got a 164 on my first diagnostic and it made me really happy :)

pattymac

Bronze
Posts: 210
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:44 pm

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby pattymac » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:38 pm

Yeah don't let it discourage you. my diagnostic was 13 pts. lower than my last pt score and I haven't even begun hardcore study mode yet, lol.

XtraordinaryMachine

New
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:30 am

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby XtraordinaryMachine » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:58 pm

I was too scared to take a pt before starting the bibles, yet I finally buckled down and did it. Although I didn't get the score I was anticipating (151), I have now made significant progress from just reading half the lg bible. My advice is to take a pt and start the bibles immediately, it will only show that the LSAT can be deciphered!

dajja15

New
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:41 pm

Re: take one PT diagnostic before bibles?

Postby dajja15 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:09 pm

yeah i took one, did well on everything but the LG, and reading the bible has been super helpful.



Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests