I'm an undergrad at Yale and am having a very hard time doing well on the LSAT. I got a 154 on my diagnostic, and after a 3 month course, half a dozen additional prepbooks and many hours of review I am scoring a ... 154. I am frustrated and am reconsidering a career in law.
I expected to do better on the LSAT as I am a good test taker and scored in the high 2200s on the SAT after a month of study.The Office of Career Services at my school says there are only 10 schools worth going to, and that it is a waste of money to go to any others (unless you are the very top of your class.) I am having particular trouble with LR, am OK at LG, and am good at RC. The Logic Games Bible has helped me significantly, and I have been able to increase my LG score (to -6 ish), and I continue to improve. However, my LR score has only gotten WORSE as I continue to study (from -6 initially to -9 or -10). I usually score -2 or -4 on RC. Timing is never an issue for me on any section.
In short, I am signed up for the Oct test and desperately need an LSAT miracle. Any advice? Especially for how to improve (rapidly) on LR?
I was in a similar situation as you, where after a few months of studying, I was still getting the same score as my diagnostic, or lower, even though I took my LG from -8 to -0. Posters on here suggested that it was probably just due to adjusting to using new techniques, which could be what is happening to you, so your score might get better after a few tests. I took a test a few days ago now and hit 166 (diagnostic:158, range 151-166), which is still lower than I'm hoping for (and it could have been a fluke), so I'm waiting until December. Have you considered waiting until December? I'm not certain, but I think it might be fairly difficult to go from 154 to 165+ in a week...although I suppose anything is possible.
Also, you mentioned that timing is never an issue for you. Do you find that you have time left over or are you just finishing the section within 30 seconds or so? If you do have extra time, maybe you are going through the questions too fast and aren't applying the methods you have learned. Also, are you reviewing LR? For me, thoroughly reviewing at least every LR question I get wrong, helps me to see some of the areas that the LSAT tries to trick us and little tips I can carry into the test. I review every question - but with the ones that slowed me down or I answered incorrectly, I write out the premises, conclusion, and then any piece of information that will help me to make that connection between the two - so maybe assumptions, or a causal flaw, etc.