issues with taking the same PT twice

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somewhatwayward
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issues with taking the same PT twice

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:28 pm

i studied in august and september for the september 2009 exam, and i used mostly the newer tests for PTs. i am now preparing for the february exam, and i wanted to use the newer tests as PTs again bc they have more in common with the LSAT i will be taking.

however, i am finding that i remember the answers to a lot of the questions, especially the more difficult ones since i probably spent more time on those. i still make myself read through the question and the answers, but obviously i'm very biased toward the one i know is correct. i have a very good memory in general, so i guess this shouldn't be surprising.....but what should i do? use the older PTs?

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Re: issues with taking the same PT twice

Postby ps494 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:31 am

somewhatwayward wrote:i studied in august and september for the september 2009 exam, and i used mostly the newer tests for PTs. i am now preparing for the february exam, and i wanted to use the newer tests as PTs again bc they have more in common with the LSAT i will be taking.

however, i am finding that i remember the answers to a lot of the questions, especially the more difficult ones since i probably spent more time on those. i still make myself read through the question and the answers, but obviously i'm very biased toward the one i know is correct. i have a very good memory in general, so i guess this shouldn't be surprising.....but what should i do? use the older PTs?


I'm in the same situation. I've decided that while tests that I retake may not be indicative of my actual ability, they are still better to use and study because they are most similar to the upcoming test. LR is a little different on newer tests, games are way easier, and RC is harder. I don't want to take the LSAT on test day and feel like I'm taking a test that is different from my previous PTs. You need to simulate testing condition as much as possible.

One concern that I do have, however, is that I hope it doesn't mess up my timing. I mean if you're taking a test that you remember, and you're able to zoom through the test, it may hurt you on test day when you're not able to move as quickly.




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