How to get a 170 on June 7th if I start studying next week?

Rory1987
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How to get a 170 on June 7th if I start studying next week?

Postby Rory1987 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:55 pm

I took the Feb. 2009 test and got a 162 (that’s what I honestly expected to get. I was happy, thinking my 3.91 GPA would get me into some decent places. I guess it has since it’s even allowed me to crack the T20, but now I want money and/or better options)

I practiced by taking 14-16 practice tests. That was really all I did; take practice tests. Not much else.

I applied this cycle and I’ve gotten into some nice schools, but I’ve been waitlisted at UVA, UCLA, and a few others.

Vandy has indicated that they will take the June LSAT into account when they look over their waitlist.

Also, if I do significantly better on the June LSAT, will it be possible to get some scholly money from the T30 school I “commit” to this April?

Any and all advice is appreciated.
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Re: How to get a 170 on June 7th if I start studying next week?

Postby typ3 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:59 pm

You will only get additional money if they take into account your June lsat. If not you could apply next cycle. To get a 170 read pithy pike's guide and try to learn from your mistakes. It probably won't make sense to do a PT every day if you're in school so shoot for around 30-40 and review them intensively. More material isn't necessarily as important as learning from your mistakes in material.

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Re: How to get a 170 on June 7th if I start studying next week?

Postby r6_philly » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:34 pm

How did you do on LG's. the sure guaranteed way to improve your score is to improve your LG if you are not already -1/-0. Do 1-2 games a day, everyday, you will be able to get to -2/-1/-0 consistently. The other sections as you know are harder to improve but working on LG at least let you maximize your score on the easiest part of the test.

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Re: How to get a 170 on June 7th if I start studying next week?

Postby whitman » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:54 pm

I bought a bundle of past logic games from Cambridge LSAT, did all of those once (meant to do them twice but got lazy), read the Logic Games Bible, and did Ten Real Practice LSATs and PTs 50-58. My diagnostic was a 163 and I got a 172 on the real deal. I also left 4 blank on the logic games, so if you prep the games even more and get the -0 I should have, then you'll be in business.

So, to recap:

drill logic games and do the logic games bible until you're getting -0
take as many practice tests as you can WITHOUT CHEATING, and try to make them 5 section tests by mixing in old sections
review the tests
read challenging material just so it's not a shock whenever you get to the reading comp section

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Re: How to get a 170 on June 7th if I start studying next week?

Postby waxecstatic » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:28 pm

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Re: How to get a 170 on June 7th if I start studying next week?

Postby waxecstatic » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:30 pm

I agree, doing the 5 sections is probably a good idea so you have the mental stamina you need on test day.




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