Should I postpone?

jeans
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Should I postpone?

Postby jeans » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:20 pm

Hello, I'm registered for the june 7 lsat and started studying about two weeks ago. I took a second diagnostic two days ago and got the same score I took taking the test cold: 158. I am scoring close to - 0 on RC, about - 11 for LR, and bombing logic games. First attempt I got -15, second attempt - 12. I'm partway through LG bible and just started Atlas LG strategy guide which I hope will help...I am understanding the games more but am way too slow at completing them. I absolutely have to get my applications in in time to start school fall 2011. Can anyone advise if I have time to get LG under control before 6/7, or should I postpone until Oct? It seems like a lot of people on here who improved dramatically on LG did a gajillion tests and I'm worried I won't get enough in. Also, does being this bad at games mean I'm stupid?
Thanks so much for your help.

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FuManChusco
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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:10 pm

Just do a section or two every day. You can get all the games from cambridge LSAT and they're very learnable. I honestly think you can get to -0 before June if you put in the effort, but if you feel you're not ready, just postpone until October.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby Nena_a » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:43 pm

Lol Im in the exact same boat as you are. I started studying 2 months ago though. I think I may move it up to october. according to the homepage, you "should have 200 hours of lsat prep" before the big day. But i suppose it varies for everyone. 158 for a cold first attempt is still above average.
jeans wrote:Hello, I'm registered for the june 7 lsat and started studying about two weeks ago. I took a second diagnostic two days ago and got the same score I took taking the test cold: 158. I am scoring close to - 0 on RC, about - 11 for LR, and bombing logic games. First attempt I got -15, second attempt - 12. I'm partway through LG bible and just started Atlas LG strategy guide which I hope will help...I am understanding the games more but am way too slow at completing them. I absolutely have to get my applications in in time to start school fall 2011. Can anyone advise if I have time to get LG under control before 6/7, or should I postpone until Oct? It seems like a lot of people on here who improved dramatically on LG did a gajillion tests and I'm worried I won't get enough in. Also, does being this bad at games mean I'm stupid?
Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby gochrisgo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:50 pm

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby gochrisgo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:52 pm

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby jeans » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:45 pm

Thanks so much for your advice everyone. I'm going to think in terms of Oct and only do June if I feel ready. I just feel like the kind of studying I need to do now is not the kind you can rush.

I'm reading Outliers by malcolm gladwell and he makes an argument extolling the power of hard work and persistance and downplaying innate ability...it was a good pep talk for Games.

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Re: Should I postpone?

Postby ivylucky » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:22 pm

Wow, you did a great job on RC, which I think is the most difficult and hardest to improve part. I do believe game is easy to catch up if you try to do 3 sections a day. And redo the games you feel uncomfortable and try to get more deductions.

Good luck.

I thought I was the one should think about postpone... Usually I can only finish 3 passages of each RC section.




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