165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

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165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby crazi4law » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:47 am

Hey everybody, I am taking the LSAT on October 6th, and right now I am scoring ~165 on my PTs. Do you guys think it is possible for me to increased my score to 175 by October? If so, how exactly would you recommend I use my time? I don't have school or work obligations and am willing to put in full effort to make it happen. LG has been the killer for me. I miss about 10 questions on LG every time. Thanks!

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Re: 165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby twenty » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:09 pm

165 is a great starting point. I definitely think you could be doing low 170's by October.

The big thing now is figuring out what your weaknesses are. Let's assume, for the sake of discussion, you're going -0/1 on LG, -7 on combined LR, and -5 on RC. Do a game every once in a while to keep "in shape", but spend most of your studying time working on understanding LR and RC. Don't just do a passage/section over and over in the hopes of repetition leading to perfection, though, figure out what's making you choose the wrong answer, and then don't.

It really is pretty systematic.

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Re: 165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby dsn32 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:16 pm

If you're struggling that much with LGs still, you absolutely can near 175. I was around 162 at this point last year and hit 170 on October 1. So if I had an 8 point jump with two months of studying already complete, I'm sure 10 is doable. Especially considering my jump was all in LR and RC.

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Re: 165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:18 pm

highly doubtful. 165-175 is probably the toughest 10 point increase. You should consider retaking or postponing. It's definitely doable, but you probably need more time than you have left.

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Re: 165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby Nova » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:24 pm

Everyone is different. Some people will never reach that point, no matter how much they study. Almost all test takers would not be able to make that jump in that time period. Maybe you can though, who knows.

Just do your best and focus on weakness, AR.

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Re: 165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:31 pm

Logic games are easily the most learnable section of the test. Just drill baby drill.

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Re: 165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby bp shinners » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:39 am

Is it possible? Yes. I made the jump from low 160s to high 170s in about 3.5 weeks when I took my LSAT.

But it's hard. If you're having issues with LG, it should be easier to bridge that gap, as they're very learnable and you should be able to pick up points quickly by fixing your errors there. Focus on getting -0 on that section (practice a ton of games, notice patterns in the setup, etc...)

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Re: 165 to 175 in 1.5 months?

Postby d0rklord » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:01 pm

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