NEED HELP LSAT PREP... THANK YOU TO ANYBODY WHO VIEWS

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NEED HELP LSAT PREP... THANK YOU TO ANYBODY WHO VIEWS

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:36 pm

Well im writing hoping someone's answer will get me back on track.
My first cold diagnostic (kaplan extreme course) was a 141.. the reason I had/have some hope is every section i left 7-9 questions unanswered.
My main of all my issues is I take way too long. My worst section is logical reasoning, i feel comfortable with RC(slow anyway) and Im getting comfortable with the games(slow). Any help would be greatly apreciated. Can anybody tell me if a 165 is out of the question, it would make my life so much easier(sad i know).

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Re: NEED HELP LSAT PREP... THANK YOU TO ANYBODY WHO VIEWS

Postby booboo » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:39 pm

For those that don't score high immediately, the usual course for improvement is familiarity. Once you practice, and practice, and practice, I feel you should be able to hit this level, especially since it seems you left at least 28 questions blank.

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Postby Bert » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:41 pm

I think you should be able to hit that target easily. Practice a lot and use the Kaplan materials -- they really do help a lot.

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Postby nonpareilpearl » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:24 pm

The books that I see most highly recommended for the Logic Games and Logical Reasoning sections are the Powerscore books by Killoran. Since I am planning on taking the October LSAT, I am looking at a couple deconstructed books (also Powerscore) before I start the Bibles so I can develop a plan. :)

For me my worst is RC. Mainly because about half the time I can get it down between two answers, and one of those two has always been right thus far, so I just pick one. (Not the best way to go, I know.) This of course makes my score fluctuate wildly depending on how many of my guesses happened to match the real correct answer. I'm hoping that the deconstructed books will help :)

Depending on which LSAT you are looking at taking, I did find a couple of "study guides" that help people manage their time. You may want to modify them for your own needs :D

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/4- ... -plan.html (4 month study plan)
http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/ls ... edule.html (5 month study plan)

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Postby sumus romani » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:31 pm

Going from 141 to 165 is not "easy" as claimed above. But tons of people do it with dedication and hard work. It depends a lot on whether you can dedicate yourself in a wholehearted way to moving up those 24 points. Don't be too pessimistic because of a low diagnostic if your life-plan is to become an attorney. But also, make sure you put yourself in a position to do what it takes to get that 165.

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Re: NEED HELP LSAT PREP... THANK YOU TO ANYBODY WHO VIEWS

Postby tttlllsss » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:07 pm

sumus romani wrote:Going from 141 to 165 is not "easy" as claimed above. But tons of people do it with dedication and hard work. It depends a lot on whether you can dedicate yourself in a wholehearted way to moving up those 24 points. Don't be too pessimistic because of a low diagnostic if your life-plan is to become an attorney. But also, make sure you put yourself in a position to do what it takes to get that 165.


I agree; there's nothing easy about getting a 165. I know lots of smart kids from top schools who study and study for months and still cannot get a 165 or even close.

The tone on this board is overwhelmingly optimistic .. to be fair, it's certainly possible that you can move from a 141 diag. to a 165 on the real thing. Many kids have made a 24-pt. (or even greater) jump before. However, it is very, very difficult to do this - and if you accomplish it, you will be among the few. It will take lots of hard work and determination, however, and even if you put in the effort, you aren't guaranteeing yourself a score over 160.

TL;DR - it's certainly possible to raise your score quite a bit, but it will take a lot of hard work. Also, don't necessarily count on getting a 160+ even if you put in the hours.

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Postby onetimeonly95 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:10 pm

Your welcome.




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