How to study when youve done every PT?

tino1317
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How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby tino1317 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:32 am

Was scoring between 165-169 before the test on Oct 6 and needless to say I dont think I scored in my practice range. LG was my ace in the whole and I failed miserably on the test I think. RC was my weakest section in PT's so with the !kung section and all I dont think I did well. Preparing for Dec lsat is my only option i guess but I have done almost all of the PTs. What should I do? Drill question type and only do a few of the fresh PT's i have left. I have PT6-11 that are fresh lol so they arent very current. I have a good idea on how to correct mistakes I made in my studying for oct but how can I make my results feel "real" eventhough Ive seen alot of the questions? I have PS LRB LGB and manhattan RC.

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Re: How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:33 am

Redo them, I guess, and perfect them.

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Re: How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:34 am

I ran into this problem too, so I started back at the beginning and did it all again. Make sure that you are going over mistakes and not just pounding through tests.

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Re: How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby CU44BMD » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:51 pm

tino, I'm in the exact same situation as you! LG being my prime RC my weak point, similar PT scoring prior to Oct'. and !Kung and Zones what not, blah blah blah. Having done nearly all PTS except for a few (1-6/8/and 40).

I picked up studying last week, My approach is doing timed sections in the Actual 10 and Next Actual 10 books, and saving the un-touched PT's for actual 4/5 sections tests. I would suggest drilling the questions you did earliest in your prep to enhance the un-seen effects. I feel its important to stack up your recent results with your prior results to see improvements but also the hone in on your absolute weakness's on the questions you get wrong TWICE. Yes, there may be inflation in some scores but some has to be attributed to improvement. As Dec approaches I'am going to start tailoring my actual 5-sections PTS to 60-66/7. I really thought seeing every PT would negate the benefit of prep, but its so hard to remember every Q. I feel doing RC's and LR's again with adequate time in between enhances your mechanistic approach to the LSAT.

-I also invested in the LRB workbook, MLSAT LG 3rd edition, and Cambridge's Unreleased LSATs. We are in a good position in terms of knowing our weakness from earlier prep. All we have to do FOCUS on em and improve them, while of course keeping up our strengths.

-Finally, at the end of the day an LSAT is an LSAT, whether its PT6 or PT66. Yes there are subtle changes (comp passages, two pages for games, etc.) But any PT is still truly beneficial for prep. Keep me posted on your attack for the Dec 12'

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Re: How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:58 pm

Cambridge unreleased LSAT?

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Re: How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby CU44BMD » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:37 pm

my b "out of print"

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Re: How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:41 pm

You might not want to do the early LSAT tests shortly before the test, the difference can really impact how you attack the test in ways that are hard to really see. So you'll want to do do those earlier or even just do the sections of them, and redo the more recent tests are you approach the test date.

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Re: How to study when youve done every PT?

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:49 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:Redo them, I guess, and perfect them.


That's what I did. I retook the most recent 15-20 or so tests, and then drilled "sections" from ones in the 40s and 50s.

RC was my weakness from June, so I printed up nearly every RC and did most of them, a section in the morning, and a section as experimental so that I would be used to double-RC on test day if it came to that (and I had double RC on test day and felt pretty good, so it paid off in spades).

As long as you aren't 180'ing all your tests, and ensuring that you use the same methods as you would when you take it fresh, then you'll be fine.




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