prep tips?

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prep tips?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:42 am

Took the LSAT Sept 09, was the score I got on the first diagnostic I ever took (fuuu 0 improvement), though, so I want to retake to try and break that 170 mark. I'm a splitter so even 3 points more opens up the lower T-20 for me (at least, that's what LSP says :P).

My issue last time was: I focused too much on LR/LG and missed a bunch in RC on the day of the test. I took TM prep course and they don't focus much on it either. I also didn't have the best study habits (didn't do all of the hw, missed a class or two).

Should I try another prep course? I tend to maintain better study habits when I'm placed in a structured environment (ie prep course that has set classes/booklets/due dates for hw/etc), but any tips for self study would be great too. I own the PS LG & LR books and am planning on buying the RC one.
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Re: Retake: 168 -> 170+ prep tips?

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:02 am

How many are you missing avg on reading comp?

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Re: Retake: 168 -> 170+ prep tips?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:27 pm

SilverE2 wrote:How many are you missing avg on reading comp?


I haven't started re-prepping yet & the last time I prepped was for the Sept 09 test, so I don't have an average on hand, but on the actual test i missed -8 on ONE RC section. That is not a normal amount for me. For all the other sections I missed 2 at most.

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Re: Retake: 168 -> 170+ prep tips?

Postby Nonok » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:41 pm

A prep course won't help you with RC much. Just read the economist and do a lot of PTs

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Re: Retake: 168 -> 170+ prep tips?

Postby 2014 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:37 pm

Prep courses are rough for RC, I agree. The Atlas RC Guide is getting a lot of good reviews from TLSers though.

Same spot as you though, 168 diagnostic, 168 on the real deal, hoping for substantial improvement this weekend.

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Re: Retake: 168 -> 170+ prep tips?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:54 pm

2014 wrote:Prep courses are rough for RC, I agree. The Atlas RC Guide is getting a lot of good reviews from TLSers though.

Same spot as you though, 168 diagnostic, 168 on the real deal, hoping for substantial improvement this weekend.


I was gonna get the PS bible, but I'll check out Atlas too, thanks for the tip!

GOODLUCK TOMORROW. I hope you get like, a 175 :3 I'll send anonymous internet good vibes tomorrow morn, one 168 to another.




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