October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Pastels
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October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby Pastels » Mon May 24, 2010 10:47 am

List your background and study techniques.
Background:
I just finished UG
Took the LSAT in December and scored a measly 160
Accepted into my TTT state school with scholarship but have decided to wait a year
Plan on studying my ass off for the next 4 months

Biggest Strength: LOGIC GAMES

Biggest Weakness: Reading Comp (-14 in December)

Target: 180

Who is with me??
I plan on starting before June.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby PerfectionarySugar » Mon May 24, 2010 11:07 am

I'm here with you!!...i was going to take the Feb LSAT, but went through a small phase of beung unsre of whether or not i truly wanted to go to law school. I'm back on board.

At the moment, going back over the Powerscore Bibles that i did back in december. Going to start doing practice tests when i finish.

Dream: 180
Target: 172-174

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby Dripworx » Mon May 24, 2010 12:18 pm

Last year of UG, scored a 140 on diagnostic. finished the lgb, starting lrb in a week...

logicgames weakest section, lr and rc reasonably better but not quite there yet

target 170

studying around 6+ hours a day. really focusing on LG right now... i can do them perfect. but they are all taking me bw 15-20 min each... so i need to practice them

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby TheDudeAbides2011 » Mon May 24, 2010 9:04 pm

5 years out UG (yikes), took the test in September 2006 and scored a 154 (ugh). I was in the middle of a Master's program and I simply was not in a place where I could perform well on the test.

Excuses aside. LR Bible and LG Bible have been my friends and I'm scoring in the mid to high 160s. Last test LR (-3), RC (-8), LR (-2), LG (-1) I'm going to scale back my timed tests to work on my fundamentals until late July/early August, so that I don't burn out on PTs. RC is my kryptonite, I haven't found a system that works for me.

Well, that's my story. Best of luck with the studies everyone!

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby Player21 » Mon May 24, 2010 9:18 pm

So, out of around 100 questions, you can only miss about 14 to be in the mid 60's?

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby LSAT Blog » Mon May 24, 2010 9:26 pm

Player21 wrote:So, out of around 100 questions, you can only miss about 14 to be in the mid 60's?


14 wrong generally translates to a 166-168, depending upon the exam.

15-18 wrong can translate to a 165, again depending upon the exam.

There's a decent amount of fluctuation between exams - more than you might expect.

LSAC mixes it up like that.

-Steve

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby weejonbu » Mon May 24, 2010 9:32 pm

Background:

I finished undergrad in December '09, double major and good GPA... but a STTTTATE school

I was gonna take the test last fall, bailed because I knew I wasn't there yet... got an "absent"

I was gonna take it in June, but emotional stress (broken engagement) made me switch to October.

I am ready to kill this mo' fo' and get between a 175-180, HYS... let's do it!!!!

Strategy:

Based partly on the PithyPike study guide posted here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657

LR Bible, LG Bible, made my own flashcards (laminated), taking 2 preptests/week right now (I will up that), reading a medical journal every day for RC, trying to improve LR... these are decent: http://www.princetonreview.com/lsat-logic.aspx

I wish the best for all of you!

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby Player21 » Mon May 24, 2010 9:37 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:
Player21 wrote:So, out of around 100 questions, you can only miss about 14 to be in the mid 60's?


14 wrong generally translates to a 166-168, depending upon the exam.

15-18 wrong can translate to a 165, again depending upon the exam.

There's a decent amount of fluctuation between exams - more than you might expect.

LSAC mixes it up like that.

-Steve


Thanks. I don't know why, but that seems like a lot to miss to me. However, most people who take the LSAT score significantly lower then that.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby acadec » Mon May 24, 2010 9:42 pm

Haven't ever done any studying outside of 3 PrepTests--7, 9 and 10--on which I've averaged 177.3. I'm aiming (realistically, I hope) for a 179-180; anyone know how to make that final push from high 170s to perfect?

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby mikehoe » Mon May 24, 2010 10:06 pm

I'm aiming for the Oct test.
I finished UG September 2009.
Never took a LSAT test or practice test
Half way through the SuperPrep
I'm moving slowly
I recently picked up 2 jobs, one is fulltime hours at a bank, the other is a a retail store.
i still hangout with girlfriend and friends a good amount of my time.
I have a low LSDAS gpa
I need at least a 170 LSAT
I plan to apply to early decision, and other schools around the Oct test (hopefully before Dec).
I plan to sign up for a BluePrint LSAT Prep class in Berkeley this summer.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby weejonbu » Mon May 24, 2010 10:09 pm

acadec wrote:Haven't ever done any studying outside of 3 PrepTests--7, 9 and 10--on which I've averaged 177.3. I'm aiming (realistically, I hope) for a 179-180; anyone know how to make that final push from high 170s to perfect?


mmm... that's a fairly good start... :shock: .... is that under timed conditions?

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby Campagnolo » Mon May 24, 2010 10:17 pm

Background:
Current AmeriCorps VISTA
Timed Diagnostic of 5 sections: 159

Strength: Reading Comp

Weakness: Logic Games, Weaken and Principle questions in the LR section

Goal: 172+

Tan? Who needs a summer tan when you're studying yourself into YHS!?

Method: I plan on writing a comprehensive document explaining my approach to various questions. This helps me digest the information for myself. Of course I will share this information with you lot as I go.

Godspeed, ladies and gentleman.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby dub » Mon May 24, 2010 10:42 pm

Background: just finished 2nd year of undergrad.
165 cold diagnostic. 59 PT's left to go.
Weakness: LG (-8), should be easy to improve.
Target: 180

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby KatieKat » Mon May 24, 2010 11:03 pm

I just finished my 3rd year of undergrad.
Only decided very recently that I wanted to go to law school, so I'm just starting to study now.
157 on diagnostic.. but aiming for 175-180.

Strength: LG and LR
Weakness: RC-- SO boring :(

Right now I am only using the preptests to practice/study, since I can't afford the bibles at the moment.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby Player21 » Mon May 24, 2010 11:10 pm

Ugh! I am discouraged now. Hunter college recommended studying over 4000 hours to do well on the LSAT. No bueno. :(

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby enigma09 » Mon May 24, 2010 11:19 pm

Pastels wrote:List your background and study techniques.
Background:
I just finished UG
Took the LSAT in December and scored a measly 160
Accepted into my TTT state school with scholarship but have decided to wait a year
Plan on studying my ass off for the next 4 months

Biggest Strength: LOGIC GAMES

Biggest Weakness: Reading Comp (-14 in December)

Target: 180

Who is with me??
I plan on starting before June.


Rising college senior here. I have not taken the LSAT yet and will be taking it for the first time in October. I'd love to go to a T-14 school (wouldn't everyone?), so I'm a little worried that I HAVE to score highly the first time if I want the best chance. I started studying as soon as school ended this spring, and so far I have read the LGB and taken 2 practice tests.

Biggest strength: Logical Reasoning

Biggest weakness: Reading Comprehension

Target: 173+

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby Ben Reilly » Mon May 24, 2010 11:28 pm

Background:

Rising senior
Great GPA (I don't have any punitive withdrawals, so let's hope my GPA remains the same when I send in my transcript.)
Finished the LGB and LRB. I've went over all of the questions in the LGB again for the last two days and got them all right, so let's hope that's an indicator of future success.

Strengths:

I'd say logic games, at this point.

Weaknesses:

A few of the sections of Logical Reasoning, but we'll see if that can be changed in the next few days.

I'm still waiting for my Kaplan Mastery book to arrive in the mail in the next few days, so after completing that, I'll see if whether I should move straight to practice testing or buying the Reading Comprehension Bible first.

Target: 170+

We'll see how this goes.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby dub » Mon May 24, 2010 11:55 pm

Player21 wrote:Ugh! I am discouraged now. Hunter college recommended studying over 4000 hours to do well on the LSAT. No bueno. :(

...4 THOUSAND hours?

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby acadec » Tue May 25, 2010 12:00 am

weejonbu wrote:
acadec wrote:Haven't ever done any studying outside of 3 PrepTests--7, 9 and 10--on which I've averaged 177.3. I'm aiming (realistically, I hope) for a 179-180; anyone know how to make that final push from high 170s to perfect?


mmm... that's a fairly good start... :shock: .... is that under timed conditions?

yeah, that's timed. does anyone know if the earlier PTs are easier than the test is now?

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby MahnaMahna » Tue May 25, 2010 12:12 am

Spamalicious.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby mcnabb5 » Tue May 25, 2010 12:15 am

Graduated spring 2009. Got a 158 on a diagnostic test with no prep. Doing about two practice tests per week right now, planning on taking a class (probably Powerscore) in July.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby weejonbu » Tue May 25, 2010 12:40 am

acadec wrote:
weejonbu wrote:
acadec wrote:Haven't ever done any studying outside of 3 PrepTests--7, 9 and 10--on which I've averaged 177.3. I'm aiming (realistically, I hope) for a 179-180; anyone know how to make that final push from high 170s to perfect?


mmm... that's a fairly good start... :shock: .... is that under timed conditions?

yeah, that's timed. does anyone know if the earlier PTs are easier than the test is now?


Not necessarily. Certain things have changed, but some people think the newer ones get easier, while others have a hard time. Every LSAT is unique in its own right and presents its own set of challenging questions along with the gimmes. You're on the right track though, my friend.

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby James Bond » Tue May 25, 2010 1:19 am

Haha tag depending on how I do in June

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby xqhp82 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:59 am

Wow almost everyone here is aiming for a high 170+. That's really impressive.

I'm also aiming for anything above 170 as well as I don't have a GPA. lsat is gona be THE sole decisive factor in my application...really nervous about starting the preparation. going to spend 4 months the entire summer, willing to give up having a life if necessary. did a full test from the princeton review book and got around 151...and was told somewhere on the forum to ditch that book. so i'll use the bibles and the grouped by type series.

Good luck!

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Re: October Test Takers Prep starts HERE

Postby PerfectionarySugar » Tue May 25, 2010 8:30 am

acadec wrote:Haven't ever done any studying outside of 3 PrepTests--7, 9 and 10--on which I've averaged 177.3. I'm aiming (realistically, I hope) for a 179-180; anyone know how to make that final push from high 170s to perfect?


There's a thread about people who made 160+ and how they did it...a pretty decent amount of them got 180s.




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