159 to at least 163 by February?

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159 to at least 163 by February?

Postby notaznguy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:59 pm

I took PT 39 recently and I got a raw score of 70 or so, which comes out to 159 scaled. I started prepping in late June and took TestMasters in the summer, but ever since school started, I haven't really been studying much. It's partly a result of lack of discipline and the fact that school work + LSAT studying is just a lot. I'm trying to stud for 2 hours a day every day for 14 hours a week.

I'll have all of December off due to winter break so I'll be able to study a lot during that month, and once January starts, it'll most likely be 2 hours a day again. Do you think I can possibly at least get to 163 by Feb? Honestly, I don't even really want a 163, but that's the minimum score I need to get into UC Hastings, which is the minimal school I will go to if I decide to attend law school in California. What I really want to get is a 167-169 to go to UCLA/USC, but that's another story.

On PT 39, my scores were

-7 on LG
-8 on LR #1
-6 on LR #2
-10 on RC

I was doing well on RC until the 3rd passage, which was a science article. I missed all but 1 question on that one. I have no idea how. As for LR, I usually do better on my 2nd LR than my 1st one. I don't know, usually when I get into the 1st one, I feel slow and sluggish. By the time I hit the 2nd one, I feel energized and ready to attack it. As for LG, I really don't know. There's always just 1 game I don't know how to do. I always know how to do 3 out of 4 and the last game (which is usually the 2nd or 3rd one) is the one that stumps me.

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Re: 159 to at least 163 by February?

Postby gaud » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:14 pm

You can most definitely improve your score to a 163 by Feb. Work on LG first as that is generally the easiest section to gain points.

In addition, make sure you review your tests properly. (understanding why each answer choice is correct or incorrect, recognizing why you chose incorrect answers (were you tricked, going to fast, not being critical enough, et cetera) )

If you still have your TM books I would suggest you use them for your prep.

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