jjrialva wrote:do you guys (people scoring above 165+) really have to keep track of the time during the real LSAT? I find having a clock/watch very counterproductive for the real LSAT.. I would think that people who score 90 percentile and above timing shouldn't be an issue... timing requiring a watch is an issue during pretest when you are trying to set up the best approach to the sections.. keeping time during the real test of just trying to keep time of time during the real lsat is just a waste of time..
That might work for you, but I completely disagree. I didn't look at my watch THAT often, but I did look at it after every game, reading comp passage, and 2 pages of LR. Of course you should have a good approach that you've developed over the course of many, many PTs. But you should also have a backup plan, in case a passage takes you WAY longer than usual or something -- sometimes you're so in the game that you don't notice you spent 9 and a half min instead of 8 and a half, which could screw you.
And if you're relying on the 5 min warning to know when to bubble all your answers/speed up/etc - remember that the proctors aren't perfect. I've heard of proctors giving warnings at 6 minutes, at 2 minutes, just randomly, and in some cases not at all. You wanna be prepared for EVERYTHING on test day. So I suggest you bring a watch.
That said - you're right it can become a time suck if you check it obsessively, so train yourself only to look at it for certain intervals.