What are your practice test scores looking like, and whats your goal score?
Can't honestly say as I take the LR, LR, RC sections together and do the games separately. The games are my weakest section, first and foremost time-wise.
My range is around 170-177 at the moment, depending for the most part on the difficulty of the games section.
My goal score is obviously 180. Heh.
When I took the LSAT a 170 was 98%. It varies.
It still is 98% (97.5% as far as I know). It shouldn't vary as the LSAT score is just a stand-in for the cold percentile rank, hammered into a bell curve (median 151, sd 10).
I actually don't have a problem with these. For some reason I have trouble with "assumption" and "weaken" questions. Unfortunately, these are much more common than "parallel" questions.
Curious. Have you found the LRB useful? For "weaken" questions, just going through the choices one by one asking myself "how would this weaken the conclusion?" is usually a pretty quick and straightforward way to answer them.
Assumption questions can be pretty tricky. Do you have a sense of when an argument "jumps" to a conclusion? I am a very contrarian person by nature, to the point that it feels like some sort of a psychological disorder - I have that urge to argue against views I normally agree with simply if I dislike the manner or the way in which they're delivered. This, in fact, is one of my big problems. If I read a stimulus and disagree with something in it, I will try looking for what's bugging me in the answer choices and if I don't find it I can become irritated and pick some random (almost invariably wrong) answer and then curse at the 'LSAC wankers'. Anyway, if you can get yourself in that contrarian mood you may find that weaken and assumption questions get a lot easier.
That's the way I do LR. I read the stimulus first, eager to find some fault with it, and if I do, I move onto the stem and the answer choices (and almost invariably they're assumption/weaken type questions). If the argument seems reasonable, the question is almost invariably a main point/strengthen type question.
Some people are very uncomfortable with the idea of reading the stimulus first, though.