Tips on breaking in 170s?

zephyr36
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Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby zephyr36 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:26 pm

I'm sure this topic has been made before, but I'm just looking for what I can do to get my score into the 170s. I've taken the June 2007 test timed and got a 155. I've heard that it's easy to get into the 160s after working through the bibles, but that the 170s are a different story. Thoughts?

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Perjury
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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby Perjury » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:53 pm

try not to get more than 10 questions wrong

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby lsatgenius » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:06 pm

we need to know more about your wrong answers. what section? all one type of question? overall suckage?

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby frankdevans » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:28 pm

There is a forum here (an old one) where someone solicited very detailed advice from people that got high scores. (it's worth looking up, I tried but didn't find it so I would recommend going to google) The prevailing opinion seemed to be that PowerScore Bibles (Logic Games & Logical Reasoning) were the way to go along with getting your hands on as many actual former LSATs as possible.

This is essentially what I did and it really helped my score. I haven't actually gotten my real score back yet, but my PTs went way up and I felt really confident and calm during the actual Feb 2010 test.

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby tomwatts » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:18 pm

zephyr36 wrote:I've taken the June 2007 test timed and got a 155.

Then don't get ahead of yourself. Practice enough that you get into the 160's, and then worry about getting into the 170's. People don't normally get 15+ points overnight.

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby pattymac » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:18 pm

Do every single PT out there and review your answers. Even the ones you knew you got right. Review every question. Use the forum when you don't understand a question.

FWIW, I got 153 on June 2007 and I just wrote 7 & 9 after a walk through the bibles and got a 155 then 161. Writing 10 tomorrow.

Careful you don't get burnt out though.

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby booboo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:38 pm

pattymac wrote:Do every single PT out there and review your answers. Even the ones you knew you got right. Review every question. Use the forum when you don't understand a question.

FWIW, I got 153 on June 2007 and I just wrote 7 & 9 after a walk through the bibles and got a 155 then 161. Writing 10 tomorrow.

Careful you don't get burnt out though.


Be wary of the older exams, they are somewhat different than the iterations that exist now.

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby mcdad » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:49 pm

First work on understanding the types of questions and practice getting them right. This will get you into the 160s.
Second, after you understand the question types take some timed tests. You'll find your pace and find that you have plenty of time to work on the hard questions. This will lower your anxiety.
Thirdly, adjust your sleep/wake pattern so that your brain is at its peak performance at 9:00 AM.

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby Sandro » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:31 pm

I have started writing out each LR section from each PT i take - Write the gist you should get from the question, possible pre phrases you should catch on to, and then for each answer choice write what makes the answer right or wrong. I might be writing too much but for one LR section It came out to 6 pages (typed). Even through reviewing 2 LR sections it is becoming more and more clear what makes these answer choices wrong/right/contenders.

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby bighead715 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:37 pm

masturbate the morning of

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby PoorOrpheus » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:46 pm

Here's a thread where people posted their self-study strategy: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=96769

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby TheLuckyOne » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:15 pm

Your name is wicked, it reminds me of that vice Zephyr game which in turn reminds me of that radar detection areas for planes :? I would start with changing it to maintain psychological balance... LOL

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Re: Tips on breaking in 170s?

Postby zephyr36 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:08 pm

tomwatts wrote:
zephyr36 wrote:I've taken the June 2007 test timed and got a 155.

Then don't get ahead of yourself. Practice enough that you get into the 160's, and then worry about getting into the 170's. People don't normally get 15+ points overnight.


Who said anything about overnight? I'm planning on taking the October LSAT, so I'd say I have some time to work on my weaknesses. I'm shooting for 170+ because my GPA is already in the 75% for HYS. I'm trying to do everything I can to have an LSAT score that is at least in the 50%. The point of this thread is to see if there's anything I should do throughout my time studying that will be useful in getting into my desired score range.




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