How to break the 170 barrier?

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david.patel
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How to break the 170 barrier?

Postby david.patel » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:24 pm

For those of you who scored 170+, do you have any specific strategies on making the jump from 165 to 170+?

How many hours a week did you study?
How many weeks?
How many times did you repeat problems?
Did you write out explanations for every question?
Did you keep an error log?

Thanks

Kurst
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Re: How to break the 170 barrier?

Postby Kurst » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:43 pm

First, join the club: The 160s Club! Join all ye 170 hopefuls!

Next, peruse the following:

Breaking the 170 Barrier
Great Advice on How to get 170+ on the LSAT
LSAT Study Guide for those Aiming for 170/175+

If, after incorporating the strategies offered in the threads above, you find yourself still unable to score 170, see these two threads:

Seriously, HOW THE FUCK DO SOME OF YOU PEOPLE GET 170+?
Only 2% get a 170+ on the LSAT

Next, knowing you are not only a rightful member of the 2% club, but of the 180 club, set your sights higher -- on the 180 that fits your pedigree. Who wants a measly 170?

How I Scored a 180 - Article #1
How I Scored a 180 - Article #2
How I Scored a 180 - Article #3
How I Scored a 180 - Article #4 (this is TLS1776's guide, which should be appended to the How I Scored a 180 series)
How I got a perfect score on the LSAT.
180 on LSAT?

Finally, when you're routinely scoring 177s, but find yourself making careless mistakes, consult this thread to push you over the hump:

177 --> 180 ?
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Shooter
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Re: How to break the 170 barrier?

Postby Shooter » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:49 pm

1) 3 practice tests (~7 hours) + logic games review (-3 hours) per week.
2) It's hard to say, all in all it took me around 9 months. But that was more like: 1 month of studying, take first LSAT. Take 2 months off. Another 2 months of studying, absent for second LSAT. Take 2 months off. Another two months of studying, take second LSAT.
3) I reviewed every test after I took it. Mostly I did just wrong answers to save time, although it's best to review even correct answers.
4) No, I didn't feel it was necessary.
5) No, I also didn't feel this was necessary. I just kept an eye out for trends.

HTH




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