How should I study for a retake?

SHANbangs
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How should I study for a retake?

Postby SHANbangs » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:37 pm

Hey guys,

I just got my Feb LSAT score and it's a 166. To be perfectly honest, I didn't study that much. I had read the Powerscore bibles over the course of two summers, so it was a fairly casual thing. I did about 5 practice tests over the span of a year, and I did about 10 in the week before the test. The night of, I didn't get an ounce of sleep due to nerves. In fact, 2 hours before the test, I took a sleeping pill hoping I'd get at least 2 hours of sleep. Didn't happen.

Anyways, I was just wondering what you'd recommend in terms of prepping for the retake. I plan to seriously spend three good months studying, with the hope of getting a 174+.

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Re: How should I study for a retake?

Postby CMDantes » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:49 pm

SHANbangs wrote: In fact, 2 hours before the test, I took a sleeping pill hoping I'd get at least 2 hours of sleep. Didn't happen.


I very seriously doubt the validity of this. It sounds like you're excusing your grade a bit too much.

The fact that you scored a 166 without careful study indicates you're not so stupid as to take a sleeping pill two hours before the LSAT.

As far as your original question, you actually identify the best method to achieve a higher score as you describe your lack of preparation.

It's quite simple: Take the test seriously, prepare carefully, and profit.

Why did you even post this? It seems like it follows logically to think, "Hey, I didn't really prepare for this so much, so what should I do next time? Oh duh, I should actually prepare this time!"

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Re: How should I study for a retake?

Postby Atlas LSAT Teacher » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:53 pm

I agree with CMdantes, the sleeping pill sounds like a bad move. It almost sounds like a sabotage move. But, nerves will do crazy things to a person.

As for the road ahead, some people swear by Pithypike's method: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657

If you want to hear what we say (and it's not that our stuff is what to use :) ), we're doing a free live online workshop on Tuesday night: http://www.atlaslsat.com/EventShow.cfm? ... ventID=191 The big focus is the difference in approach between average test-takers and the 170+ crowd.

Good luck!




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