Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

TRex77
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Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby TRex77 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:33 am

So took the LSAT in December and bombed. Scored the lowest I had in about 4 months. Dunno what happened, must have just caved under the pressure.

Used BluePrint prep and the Manhattan LG book (which was freaking awesome, bombed and got a -2 in LG).

Any advice for studying for the test a second time? Obviously gonna mainly do prep tests but thinking about getting the LR Bible or Manhattan LR guide.

I don't really think there are any good books/guides to improve my RC (which is my worst, usually -5-7) besides just reading a lot.

For reference I scored a 158 and ALL my practice tests the last 3 months were 162-168....

Thanks!

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Re: Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby 03152016 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:49 am

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Re: Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby fashiongirl » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:28 am

I was looking for a thread like this! Any info would be helpful...I'm in the same exact position as OP

What happens if you are almost out of new material? I already went through a bunch of material twice, and I'm down to 8 new PTs that I haven't done yet.

Do I do the old PTs as timed sections? Drilling? Not sure at this point.

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Re: Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby jslb007 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:37 am

i took june 2011 exam and scored a 161 (averaging around 165 prior to test). just took the february test and got a 171. i followed the day-by-day prep scheduled offered at lsatblog.blogspot.com. i didn't dick around though, lived at home, hated life, and kept on the schedule as best i could. consistency is key with the lsat.

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Re: Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby fashiongirl » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:44 am

jslb007 wrote:i took june 2011 exam and scored a 161 (averaging around 165 prior to test). just took the february test and got a 171. i followed the day-by-day prep scheduled offered at lsatblog.blogspot.com. i didn't dick around though, lived at home, hated life, and kept on the schedule as best i could. consistency is key with the lsat.


How long did you prep to get the 171. I'm assuming you don't work FT? It's so difficult to study while working FT!

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Re: Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby jslb007 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:48 am

exactly 3 months. and whoops i meant to say i took the october 2011 exam and scored a 161. so i studied from november right up to the february test. and no, no full time work (living at home allowed for this). i worked part-time with very sparing hours. if you follow the day-by-day, it practically is full time.

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Re: Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby cubbiesyear » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:22 pm

If you take the lsat and haven't taken every test past PT30 or so, you aren't maximizing your chances. Take sections back to back with 0 break and be strict on time. Review the whole test thoroughly the day after. Rinse, lather, repeat. It's simple, but not easy.

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Re: Advice for 2nd time around study plan?

Postby over9000 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:35 am

Try to strictly follow actual test conditions and, most importantly, review. I took the LSAT thrice to score a 170 and by the third time I had exhausted all the preptests. I redid them but this time with intensive, question by question, taking a look at all answers type of review.

Take the time to see patterns and know for sure why an answer is correct or wrong.




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