shntn wrote:SantIvo wrote:Noodley,
Question on games retake strategy.
So I took the LSAT in October and scored a 167 -- I went -5 on RC and LR combined, and -9 on games (ugh). My prep has been comprehensive, meaning I've exhausted every PT and have devoted considerable time and effort to this miserable exam. The problem I consistently run into, particularly on the more recent exams, is dealing with "weird" games (e.g. stained glass, the bike game, zones, and the first game on October). I feel like I've internalized common patterns well and that I can handle standard game types, but how would you go about prepping for curve balls? I'm very good about learning from mistakes on these sorts of games, and tend not to repeat my mistakes, but I tend to struggle with them on the first pass.
I'm curious to hear your (or anyone else's thoughts).
I'm in a similar position (cancel-167-179), and I was almost all self-study. The only book I used was this one. I know it's positively ancient by LSAT prep standards, but I went through it a total of twice (half-assed it before my first two LSATs and went through for real before my last one) and came out with games being my favorite, best section by far. It might help. Aside from that, sheer repetition was the trick for me. Not much help, probably, but it's all I got. Best of luck!
Thanks for the input. I'm sure going to keep drilling, but I really wish I new how to simulate the experience of new tricks... If anyone has any ideas, well I'm all ears.