I just found this group (I am somewhat new to the forum, anyway), and was glad to find that the comments are all really supportive! A lot of the comments posted elsewhere on this site seem awfully cynical/sarcastic, haha. Anyway, I have a question for those of you who have taken many practice tests:
I have taken a couple, so far, and am wondering what I should do when I review them? In particular, I am asking about the LR (my worst section, by far) and RC sections, but I'm not scoring perfectly on LG, either. What should I be looking for? Should I just go over the wrong ones and the ones I am unsure about, or should I review the entire test? Do any of you find it helpful to write notes in the margins that you read over again in your spare time?
Finally, I am looking for a pre-made spreadsheet, or something that I could plug my answers into that would analyze what I am getting wrong. I found an LSAT tracker on the Manhattan LSAT website, but those cover only the most recent PrepTests, and I haven't taken any of those, yet.
Any advice would be much appreciated!
go over not just the wrong answers, but also the right ones. In the beginning, it's ok to review the whole test, but as you do dozens of PTs, you will notice your review time dwindle, partly because you know exactly why you got some right, so you'll end up concentrating on the wrong ones. I like writing next to the answer choice i get wrong why i got it wrong or what that answer choice really meant. Some ppl like writing summary paragraphs, so you can see if that works for you.
Do the dirty work now, because you want to take PTs more often as the time progresses, so be sure not to make the mistake (i made in the fall) of just taking PTs for the sake of taking them, expecting a miraculous boost in scores. Practice without a thorough review is worthless, and when repeated, may connote insanity (expecting a diff result while doing the same thing).