Taking for the fourth time. How much time do I need?

refusetolose
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Taking for the fourth time. How much time do I need?

Postby refusetolose » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:26 pm

I'm considering taking the LSAT for the 4th time in June. I typically scored 167-172 on practice tests but my highest score was 165 after 3 real tests. So I've done virtually every available test while preparing for these 3 tests. I haven't seen a LSAT problem in 3 months though. How much time would I need to get back to where I was and possibly improve my practice scores a little bit? Is 4-6 weeks long enough?

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Re: Taking for the fourth time. How much time do I need?

Postby BrianOz1 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:07 pm

If you're prepping that way under realistic conditions, you're already prepping well enough to score that high on prep tests. Why not the real one? Figure put what's different or tighten up you prep conditions.

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Re: Taking for the fourth time. How much time do I need?

Postby blacklawboss » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:09 pm

refusetolose wrote:I'm considering taking the LSAT for the 4th time in June. I typically scored 167-172 on practice tests but my highest score was 165 after 3 real tests. So I've done virtually every available test while preparing for these 3 tests. I haven't seen a LSAT problem in 3 months though. How much time would I need to get back to where I was and possibly improve my practice scores a little bit? Is 4-6 weeks long enough?


Am I lost, but isn't 3 the limit?

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Re: Taking for the fourth time. How much time do I need?

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:10 pm

I think you need to just to get your speed up and keep anxiety low. I have taken it five times. I will not take it again.

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Re: Taking for the fourth time. How much time do I need?

Postby refusetolose » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:28 pm

blacklawboss wrote:Am I lost, but isn't 3 the limit?

Yes, unless we get permission from a school.

jarofsoup wrote:I think you need to just to get your speed up and keep anxiety low. I have taken it five times. I will not take it again.

Any advice on how to do these, especially the latter? Part of my problem with performing well on the real deal was getting overexcited and moving through sections slightly faster than I should have been

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Re: Taking for the fourth time. How much time do I need?

Postby ams » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:12 pm

It's good you realize what's tripping you up during the real test. That's the first step to fixing it. Work on controlling anxiety by whatever way works for you. Learning to control your breathing will help keep you calm during the test. You can practice breathing by meditating, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, etc. Might sound weird but it's worth a try.

Also, take a lot of practice tests (again) so you get to the point where taking the LSAT is just as automatic as taking a shower. So it feels like just a totally normal daily activity. (Obviously don't take an LSAT every day, but maybe 10-15 full tests before June.)

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