180asBreath wrote:How long would you say I go without PT'ing? How do I effectively surmise what my weaknesses are? Should I run an analysis on the last 7 PT's, figuring out which ones I got wrong? There may be a pattern, I'm not too sure.
If you have taken 7 PTs thats 14 LR sections, make a list of every question type you got wrong the and # of times each. Start with the question type you got wrong and review whatever study guide you are using on the correct approaches to each question. Then drill 10-25 of each question of that type (one at a time), making sure that you zealously follow the correct approach in each. After you finish each - review them as explained in other posts here.
Like the LSAT, there is no definite answer on how long you should do this... you'll know when you feel like you've mastered a certain question type and are ready to return to PTs.
If you spent the rest of October reviewing/learning that would still give you a whole month to take PTs before December.
The correct schedule depends on the person. But spend at least a few days figuring what it is you don't know - if you are honest with yourself you'll soon discover how much you need to learn before taking more PTs.
Your goal should be to be able to answer all the questions correctly in the time allotted. For this to happen, you need to make your responses second nature. Instead of seeing a Strengthen question and thinking: how do I strengthen an argument, then going through the ways in your head, then approaching each answer choice trying to remember those ways, etc... You need to read, process, launch.
You can never achieve the exacting balance between speed and accuracy necessary for a 175+ without learning the optimal approach and then making that approach your second nature through practice.
With that i'm off to go over some LR myself, good luck!