How would you study for a second retake?

SHANbangs
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How would you study for a second retake?

Postby SHANbangs » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:49 am

I went into the June LSAT feeling pretty good, and came out feeling really good, only to find out that the LG section I completely bombed (guessed 8) was the real section. If I don't get a 170, I will likely retake in October. The problem is I've already done 57 prep tests and gone through LR bible twice and the LG bible once, along with some other prep material. I really feel like this was just a brain fart on my part, but I can't at the same time completely not study for 3 months. How should I go about studying for a second retake?

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Re: How would you study for a second retake?

Postby MagnumLifeStyle » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:56 am

If you had done 57 PTs and reviewed the bibles couple times, it's hard to imagine what could have possibly gone wrong.
What score were you getting on your PTs?

SHANbangs
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Re: How would you study for a second retake?

Postby SHANbangs » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:58 am

By test time I had a PT average of 172. In my last 5 tests, 1 was a 180, 1 was 178, though granted they were PT 27 and 23.

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Re: How would you study for a second retake?

Postby MagnumLifeStyle » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:05 am

What limited you from pulling your avg PT score above 172? Were there any sections where you were consistently getting problems wrong? I'm asking this because your preparation (in terms of quantitiy) seems more than enough, but may be there was something wrong about how you approached your PTs.

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Re: How would you study for a second retake?

Postby SHANbangs » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:09 am

To be honest, no. At first, my sticking point was Logic Games. Then I got over the hump and managed to get at worst -2 on them. Then it was logic reasoning, but I re-read the LR bible and now it's my strongest section. I messed up this time on logic games (guessed 8), and if I do retake, I will probably do each game from each PT 4 times. Other than that, maybe buy PT 58, 59, and superprep?

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Re: How would you study for a second retake?

Postby June09Sucked » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:14 am

SHANbangs wrote:To be honest, no. At first, my sticking point was Logic Games. Then I got over the hump and managed to get at worst -2 on them. Then it was logic reasoning, but I re-read the LR bible and now it's my strongest section. I messed up this time on logic games (guessed 8), and if I do retake, I will probably do each game from each PT 4 times. Other than that, maybe buy PT 58, 59, and superprep?


Secondhand advice, but: Do Logic games, even ones you have already done, over and over and over. Especially ones you have already done. You will start to have a stronger sense of identifying the inferences, and doing so quickly.

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Re: How would you study for a second retake?

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:16 am

SHANbangs wrote:To be honest, no. At first, my sticking point was Logic Games. Then I got over the hump and managed to get at worst -2 on them. Then it was logic reasoning, but I re-read the LR bible and now it's my strongest section. I messed up this time on logic games (guessed 8), and if I do retake, I will probably do each game from each PT 4 times. Other than that, maybe buy PT 58, 59, and superprep?


You shouldn't get any lg wrong once your at that level. So focus on that. Retake tests to keep your timing up.




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