Help! Anyone else experience a bad decline like this?

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Charlie.Home
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Help! Anyone else experience a bad decline like this?

Postby Charlie.Home » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:01 pm

Anyone else experience a decline like this?
Last 7 PT scores in order: 167, 171, 166, 166, 163, 163, 160.

Any recommendations on how to get through this?

All tests were taken under same timed conditions

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Re: Help! Anyone else experience a bad decline like this?

Postby 05062014 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:04 pm

I was in the mid 170s for a brief stretch then hit three 169s in a row. Hopefully taking a 2 day break was enough to break me out of this god forsaken rut im in. Maybe you should take a test untimed - or loosely timed - to remind yourself how much you really know. Under timed conditions, it is all about confidence and a stretch of bad scores makes questions you know how to do seem much more difficult than they really are

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Re: Help! Anyone else experience a bad decline like this?

Postby Charlie.Home » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:19 pm

Thanks abdistotle I like the idea a lot. I definitely need a confidence boost after this terrible streak

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Re: Help! Anyone else experience a bad decline like this?

Postby catholicgirl » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:26 pm

Take a break.

Then get out all your tests. Figure out what type questions you are missing and their "difficulty level." Once I figured out LR 4 stars kept screwing me, I was able to raise my score by 5 points.

Where are you missing the most?

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Re: Help! Anyone else experience a bad decline like this?

Postby Darienk » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:00 am

Charlie.Home wrote:Anyone else experience a decline like this?
Last 7 PT scores in order: 167, 171, 166, 166, 163, 163, 160.

Any recommendations on how to get through this?

All tests were taken under same timed conditions



Going through [oddly] the same thing. Been prepping hard all summer and was averaging high 160's and touched 172. Then I just felt fed up, burnt out, and literally stopped during a PT. Not to mention I'm taking 6 classes this semester :shock: I took about 5 days off and now I can't even break the mid 160's. I'm going to revert back to the fundamentals and untimed tests to gain my confidence and mastery.

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Re: Help! Anyone else experience a bad decline like this?

Postby Sounder89 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:18 pm

Happened to me a week before the test. I was hitting the mid 170s, then got a 165 and 163 with three days to go. You need to take a break and not look at, or think about anything LSAT related for a few days.




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