Got a 142

SAG
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Got a 142

Postby SAG » Tue May 18, 2010 7:09 pm

So I have taken the Kaplan course....and took it over. I need to get about a 150. In December I scored a 138, and the highest on my practice test has been 142. I am getting much better in games, but am horrible in LR....only getting about 9 right per LR section. I am killing myself with these Kaplan methods for LR. I am taking the June 2010 test.....any advice help for a person that is about tired of Kaplan, lol?

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Re: Got a 142

Postby weejonbu » Tue May 18, 2010 7:10 pm

Logic Reasoning Bible

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merichard87
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Re: Got a 142

Postby merichard87 » Tue May 18, 2010 7:10 pm

Cancel your June test. Retake in October.

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Re: Got a 142

Postby fiftyonefifty » Tue May 18, 2010 7:12 pm

Get the powerscore bibles, read through them and start going through preptest 7-55. This should take a few months which will lead to the Sep/Oct exam. I say you will break 150.

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Re: Got a 142

Postby jjlaw » Tue May 18, 2010 8:27 pm

You might want to think about getting a book on Informal Logic to familiarize yourself with some common logical fallacies. They won't cover every single kind that's shown on the LSAT, but the book should give you a good foundation. Like other said, read through the Logical Reasoning Bible over and over again until you understand how to attack each question type. After you take practice LR sections or PTs, review intently and write out why you picked the wrong answer, why it's wrong, and why the right answer is right. It's equally important to understand why the wrong answer is wrong as why the right answer is right. If you can knock out the obvious wrong answers within seconds of reading the question stem, it will save you lots of time to deliberate over two contender answer choices.

Don't take the June test, if you need a 150 and have only scored a 142. Study intensely over the summer and try to pull it up to a 150 in October. You should be PT-ing at around 150 in the weeks leading up to the test.

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Re: Got a 142

Postby quasi-stellar » Tue May 18, 2010 8:36 pm

Just to be sure, you think you having problems with reasoning itself? In other words, is English your native language, which would cause you running out of time/misunderstanding questions etc.?

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Re: Got a 142

Postby thinkbig » Tue May 18, 2010 8:37 pm

merichard87 wrote:Cancel your June test. Retake in October.

weejonbu wrote:Logic Reasoning Bible


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FutureApplicant
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Re: Got a 142

Postby FutureApplicant » Tue May 18, 2010 8:39 pm

Read through the "How I scored a 180" articles on top-law-schools.com. Even though you're not aiming that high, those articles still have excellent advice for improving your score in any range.

Also, look at PithyPike's now famous study plan: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657

I've been doing a somewhat altered version of PithyPike's plan (altered because I am living abroad and could not get all the materials she suggests), and in about 6 weeks raised me practice test score 11 points.

With an hour or so a day of work over several months using the Bibles and lots real practice tests, I think you can get 150.

Good luck.

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Re: Got a 142

Postby FutureApplicant » Tue May 18, 2010 8:40 pm

thinkbig wrote:
merichard87 wrote:Cancel your June test. Retake in October.

weejonbu wrote:Logic Reasoning Bible


+2


+3

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Re: Got a 142

Postby Marionberry » Tue May 18, 2010 10:00 pm

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Re: Got a 142

Postby Bossanova » Tue May 18, 2010 10:07 pm

My first timed test was a 142...Work hard and your scores should take an intense jump.




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