Where to pick back up, 3rd shot at the lsat

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Where to pick back up, 3rd shot at the lsat

Postby lakers3peat » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:58 pm

So this is where I'm at, I've taken the last two times, December 2010(161), then June 2011(160); Ideally, I'd like to score circa 165. Right now I'm slowly preparing my applications while working part time and studying for the LSAT in October. Unfortunately, I really don't know where to pick back up.

Before December, my avg was about 160 so I was pretty happy with a 161 but then I started to study intensely and I started hitting the high 160s, 167/168 and even an occasional 170. However, in June, I had a complete mental breakdown during the test which I don't foresee happening twice. I realize I put too much pressure on myself to score better than December and I allowed my emotions to get the best of me after missing a few questions, I instantly convinced myself I already bombed the test even though I ended up doing decently.

Needless to say, I signed back up for October and just started studying again by doing and reviewing June 2011. It was pretty sad because I missed lots of questions that were so easy but I didn't even give a concerted effort to try. Now I'm wondering what should I do next?

I've done the LR, LG, and RC bibles from powerscore and I've already done every practice test once. I did PT 10-40 2x now and 50-63 2x now also. Should I start by doing 40-50 one a week + review until October?

I don't think I need to pick back up the way I was studying in the past, with a Practice test every other day + review because frankly, I have seen every test and I'm pretty familiar with the material. I'm convinced I could have done much better if I handled my emotions on test day a little better but what can I do at this point other than mvoe on and get ready for my 3rd and final shot.

My weakest section is RC so I was thinking about getting Manhattan's RC guide since I've heard some good things about it. I don't think I'll take another class as I've already taken testmasters. I was considering getting a few lessons with a tutor but I'm not sure what good that will do me either. I'm open to any suggestions.

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Re: Where to pick back up, 3rd shot at the lsat

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:02 pm

What are your strengths/weaknesses?

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