emkay625 wrote: wolfpack-avvocato wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Okay, so call me crazy, but my plan for December is to study less.
I went all out for this test today and got screwed by my own head. I'd taken every PT from 30 on and had done all of the other questions either by using them for exp. sections or for drilling. I did all 3 bibles.
December plan is as follows:
-For the next month, do nothing.
-Then, from Nov 1 on, do study 3 times a week. 2 of those times, do a full PT and review. The other time, drill the Q-types I missed during that week's PTs.
And that's all she wrote.
Feel free to criticize or make suggestions.
Honestly, I think If I am unhappy with my score I'm switching to Manhattan. I don't need any help with RC, just need practice for timing reasons. But the Manhattan Forum on LR and LG just seem to break it down so much better than then PS Bibles. We'll see though. My GPA will not allow me to get into a T14 except NU if I get a great score. I may be doomed to a regional....which is fine, I want to be a DA, not a BigLaw attorney. However if I got accepted to NU.......
You and I are very much in the same boat my friend.
I prepped pretty hard for the October test as well, and in the first week of September when I switched from PS bibles/section practicing to full PTs, I knew I wasn't going to be ready for October. I slowed down a lot since then (was prepping like 7-8 hours a day, gross) and realized that the PS books weren't really working for me. Originally, I would only go a minute or two over in LR, but after I tried to apply their methods, I found myself taking way too long. I know that practice is key so I tried just doing more practice, but still struggled with timing. Without timing, I was able to score in the high 170s, but with timing I found myself dropping into the low 160s.
I switched over to Manhattan about 10 days ago and have gone through the first 5 chapters of the book for LR...so far though, I feel a lot more confident while reading the stimulus and there seems to be less steps for each question type, which is what tripped me up a lot with PS. I felt like each question I had to have a brand new track of thought (and maybe I just didn't read it correctly), but either way, Manhattan has helped me out a lot with taking a direct route to the answer. I can't vouch as much for LGs because I was doing fine with them before I started practicing with the Manhattan book, but I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of the LR book by Manhattan LSAT.