RETAKERS!!!!

Susan_Walid
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RETAKERS!!!!

Postby Susan_Walid » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:00 pm

Okay. So I was as prepared as I could have been the last time I took the test. Took a prep course, and went through all of the bibles...oh and every PT.

Long story short, I got a very bad case of test anxiety and could barely focus- leading to a low test score, so low that it was 8 points lower than all of my PT averages...

Here is my question though, how do retakers prepare for their next test date? I know for those who didn't adequately prepare, obviously you study harder. But what if you were completely ready, but are forced to retake? I was so mad at myself so I didn't try to retake in October (I took my test June 2011), and now that I'm signed up to take it again in December, I don't know what to do. Does one have to MAINTAIN their level of LSAT knowledge by continuing to study every day? I know it depends on the person...but I tried picking up the bibles yesterday, and while skimming through I was so bored because I felt like I knew it all....from June-Dec is a pretty long time..so what do you guys suggest I do???? My weak area was reading comp, so I have been reading the economist every day since...but what else? Even when I try to do reading comp passages I get so bored bc I remember a lot of the questions...

Help me please..

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Re: RETAKERS!!!!

Postby gaud » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:12 pm


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Re: RETAKERS!!!!

Postby Susan_Walid » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:23 pm

My most important question is how often do I need to study now to "maintain" my LSAT knowledge?

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Re: RETAKERS!!!!

Postby gaud » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:35 pm

An answer to that is not as simple as it may seem.

Before my retake I took quite some time off and my first PT was a little lower than my average before i finished studying but i was soon able to get back within the range i was previously at. you do not need to study every day to 'maintain', in fact that may even be detrimental (your brain needs rest sometimes).... I would focus on creating a consistent study-schedule WITH room for plenty of days off (at least one per week)




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