After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

170hopeful
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After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby 170hopeful » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:47 am

Hey guys and gals,

First off, i'd like to thank each and everyone of you on this forum who contribute by answering people's questions regarding the exam and the methods by which you approach it in order to make the gains necessary for a higher score. Your contributions to this website are invaluable. When i first took my exam, back in February 09, I scored way below what I thought I was capable of. Little did I know, I was not prepping the exam the way I should have been. Then I found top law schools. Since then, i've managed to gather and dig out resources that would help me on my journey. Through this page, I found LSATblog, pitheypike's schedule, and the three bibles in order to advance my prep. On my first go, before finding the page, I netted a 144. Needless to say I was beat. However, I went ahead and purchased LSAT blog's 5 month schedule, and just recently started taking the actual full length tests. Getting closer and closer to this December's administration, i've noticed that my endurance has improved remarkably. The last few scores have been 151, 153, 155, and 157 respectively. After each exam, i've gone through each test reviewing my mistakes intensively. With less than 2 weeks to go, assuming I keep up this marathon pace, i'm wondering if a 160 is possible. I know my screen name says "170hopeful", but do realize that I know this is far fetched. But my real question remains, is it possible through another week and a half of intense review and eliminating certain weaknesses (ie. sufficient assumption, weaken, strengthen) questions, can i make a significant break through?

Thanks for reading, and I wish you all the best of luck in the upcoming admin.

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby noleknight16 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:05 pm

I'd say push back to June if you can take a year off from school.

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby xChiTowNx » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:09 pm

good to hear. one tip: limit your TLSing for these last weeks (11~ days) unless you are looking for LSAT help / IMPORTANT questions, or de-stressing/relaxing/motivating yourself.

trust me, the hours between now and dec 3rd are just as important.

good luck

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby emkay625 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:10 pm

yes. i had a student go from a 158 to a 166 in the last week of prep.

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:15 pm

I suggest you just go for it: study instead of wondering. Take an LSAT 4 days and 2 days before the real thing. If both are under what you'd be happy getting, cancel your registration and push back. Expect to do at least 1-2 points worse than your best practice exam and you'll be making a realistic decision.

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby brotoss » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:04 pm

What's the best way to get the most out of this last week or so? Lots of PT?

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby noleknight16 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:17 pm

brotoss wrote:What's the best way to get the most out of this last week or so? Lots of PT?


I'd say drill LG till you are consistently -3 or lower. Then work on LR types you are not good at.

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby jkpolk » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:54 pm

Already in the score band with a bunch of time to firm up LR- you can do it! Study Now- GOGOGO

Would probably not advise more than 1 or 2 more PT, work the fundamentals really intensely for a week- see where you are on the 29th

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby 170hopeful » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:12 pm

Just a quick update for those of you who have chimed in on this thread.. I managed to bust into 159 territory today. Needless to say, i'm stoked!!! I was one raw point away from the 160, with more than a few silly mistakes along the way. If I can only refrain from making these little mistakes, i'll be well into the 160 territory really soon. Lets cross our fingers x_x

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Re: After 4 full length tests in 1 1/2 weeks...is this possible?

Postby LexLeon » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:51 pm

It is definitely realistic to break into the 160's before your administration. If you'd like my prescriptive advice, PM me.

Godspeed to you. I wholeheartedly believe that you can accomplish what you wish to.




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