How much Improvement

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How much Improvement

Postby Saltqjibo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:45 am

So I've been studying somewhat unsteadily for the LSAT for the last month and a half as I finish up my fourth year but certainly haven't had that much time to dedicate to it. Especially with taking extended breaks to cram for finals/ finish projects etc. I guess I've maybe been able to put in an average of 8 hours a week.

I just started doing 4 section timed past tests and seem to be scoring in mostly around 168-170, although I just scored a 172 on PT 15 (giving myself 2 or 3 extra minutes on LG to compensate for people banging on my door). I'm regularly right at the time limit with RC and LG and haven't started bubbling rather than just circling the answers. I usually get between -2 and -0 on each LR, -2 and -4 on RC and it varies pretty widely on LG -2 to -8 (though tending towards the lower end now) But I'm done school on wed and then have no job/commitments for the next month and a half, so ample time to study.

Whenever I look at wrong answers I immediately see where I went wrong, so I think my issues are mostly time/familiarity based. My question is: If I really want to kill this exam (Lets say, 175ish or +), do I have enough time to get to that zone? (I'm really hoping to get some $ from schools as I'm dead poor) It seems people are saying you need 3 months to jump 6 to 8 points, which is about the jump I'm hoping to make. Advice on whether to take the June or wait till Oct is much appreciated.

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Re: How much Improvement

Postby isaiah6v8 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:49 am

If you are at 172, you are only at most 3 questions from a 175, that being said, you are also only a question or two from a 170, the curve is very tight at the top, and every question will count, the best advice I would think is to practice consistently in test like conditions. Try somewhere other than your dorm, so no one is banging on your door.

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