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Re: Going the last mile

Postby Br3v » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:33 pm

How much time are you finishing in?

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Re: Going the last mile

Postby Geetar Man » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:43 pm

If you're shooting for June, keep plugging away.

The more familiar you become, the more you can slow down and not make simple mistakes.

One problem with what you said is that (others and myself) believe that PTs pre-30s aren't as similar to the newer tests, so I wouldnt put too much emphasis on those. You're already at a great score, so I think that you should fine tune your skills and make sure to review thoroughly what you missed AND the questions you had trouble with. Make sure you understand where you went wrong and keep plugging away.

Good luck!

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Re: Going the last mile

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:15 pm

VasaVasori wrote:I usually have 2-5 minutes left in each section, but sometimes I have to push it to the final seconds. Do you think I should work on getting faster? Then I could have more time to go back and check the answers...


Picking up the speed, especially on the first ten questions, can really help when you are aiming to get every single one right. When you get an LR question wrong, go back and do 10-15 of that type to reinforce things.

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Re: Going the last mile

Postby Br3v » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:39 pm

Your doing great so far, but I think if you could give yourself a few extra minutes to go back and double check the questions you marked as giving you a hard time* that it would improve your score.

*if you don't already, I would suggest putting a star or something on questions your are uncertain about

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Re: Going the last mile

Postby Easy-E » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:02 pm

If you're not already doing it, I would try keeping a log of sorts containing your incorrect answers, or even questions where you may have been stuck between two or more answers (whether or not you decided correctly in the end). Note the question type, why the credited response was correct, why the others you had selected or considered were wrong, and anything else you think would be useful. I do this in my review, and it helps a good deal when it comes to recognizing patterns and getting rid of attractive wrong answer choices.

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Re: Going the last mile

Postby bp shinners » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:35 pm

Two things:

First, keep track not only of why the right answer is right and why the wrong answer is wrong, but also how they tricked you into picking the wrong answer and throwing out the right answer.
So, answer these two questions:
1) What about the wrong answer made me think it was right?
2) What about the right answer made me think it was wrong?
When you start evaluating your performance on those metrics, you'll start to notice patterns to how the LSAT tricks you into picking the wrong answers. That's another level from just understanding the logic - now, you're understanding the biases in your thought processes that the LSAT is exploiting.

Second, once you get over 175, the variation is largely due to luck. Did you have a good night's sleep? Did you eat at just the right time? Was your bladder empty? Were there a few extra questions related to your field of study? You can certainly get to the point where you consistently score perfectly, but that usually takes a lot longer than any sane (non-LSAT instructor) is willing to spend with the test. So keep studying, keep yourself sharp, and keep improving; but recognize that a few questions wrong is going to happen every now and again.




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