Switching from Feb. to June - thoughts on a study plan?

Humbert Humbert
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Switching from Feb. to June - thoughts on a study plan?

Postby Humbert Humbert » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:13 pm

I am applying next cycle and I am currently registered for the February test, though I am going to switch my test date to June to allow some more time. Figured there was no point in taking the February test if I am not fully prepared. By way of background, I am taking a course at the moment, and have been studying since November. I've taken 7 PTs - my scores range from 165-169. I am shooting for 170+ in June.

Any thoughts on an effective study plan? I've looked at LSAT Blog's 4 and 5 month plans, but it seems that much of the early stages would be repetitive, as I already know the techniques for all of the question types. I really just need to drill - ideally in some sort of systematic fashion - between now and June. Perhaps LSAT Blog's 3 month retakers plan would be more appropriate? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Switching from Feb. to June - thoughts on a study plan?

Postby steel_shot » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:57 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:I am applying next cycle and I am currently registered for the February test, though I am going to switch my test date to June to allow some more time. Figured there was no point in taking the February test if I am not fully prepared. By way of background, I am taking a course at the moment, and have been studying since November. I've taken 7 PTs - my scores range from 165-169. I am shooting for 170+ in June.

Any thoughts on an effective study plan? I've looked at LSAT Blog's 4 and 5 month plans, but it seems that much of the early stages would be repetitive, as I already know the techniques for all of the question types. I really just need to drill - ideally in some sort of systematic fashion - between now and June. Perhaps LSAT Blog's 3 month retakers plan would be more appropriate? Any thoughts would be appreciated.


We need a bit more information, where are you losing points? Either way, I would say follow Noodley's guide and buy the Manhattan books, then drill each chapter. After that, PT and review hard. I just decided to move from Feb to June as well, so good luck!

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Re: Switching from Feb. to June - thoughts on a study plan?

Postby Humbert Humbert » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:01 pm

steel_shot wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:I am applying next cycle and I am currently registered for the February test, though I am going to switch my test date to June to allow some more time. Figured there was no point in taking the February test if I am not fully prepared. By way of background, I am taking a course at the moment, and have been studying since November. I've taken 7 PTs - my scores range from 165-169. I am shooting for 170+ in June.

Any thoughts on an effective study plan? I've looked at LSAT Blog's 4 and 5 month plans, but it seems that much of the early stages would be repetitive, as I already know the techniques for all of the question types. I really just need to drill - ideally in some sort of systematic fashion - between now and June. Perhaps LSAT Blog's 3 month retakers plan would be more appropriate? Any thoughts would be appreciated.


We need a bit more information, where are you losing points? Either way, I would say follow Noodley's guide and buy the Manhattan books, then drill each chapter. After that, PT and review hard. I just decided to move from Feb to June as well, so good luck!


LR: - 2-3 (each section)
RC: - 5-7
LG: - 4-5

As you can tell, RC and LG need work. I would like to shore up LR a bit too.

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Re: Switching from Feb. to June - thoughts on a study plan?

Postby steel_shot » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:
steel_shot wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:I am applying next cycle and I am currently registered for the February test, though I am going to switch my test date to June to allow some more time. Figured there was no point in taking the February test if I am not fully prepared. By way of background, I am taking a course at the moment, and have been studying since November. I've taken 7 PTs - my scores range from 165-169. I am shooting for 170+ in June.

Any thoughts on an effective study plan? I've looked at LSAT Blog's 4 and 5 month plans, but it seems that much of the early stages would be repetitive, as I already know the techniques for all of the question types. I really just need to drill - ideally in some sort of systematic fashion - between now and June. Perhaps LSAT Blog's 3 month retakers plan would be more appropriate? Any thoughts would be appreciated.


We need a bit more information, where are you losing points? Either way, I would say follow Noodley's guide and buy the Manhattan books, then drill each chapter. After that, PT and review hard. I just decided to move from Feb to June as well, so good luck!


LR: - 2-3 (each section)
RC: - 5-7
LG: - 4-5

As you can tell, RC and LG need work. I would like to shore up LR a bit too.


Definitely doable then, for LG you should do either or both the LGB or MLSATLG and drill the cambridge packets. For LR, same but only use MLSATLR, then drill. Finally, for RC, exactly the same as LR, but with the MLSATRC. I think you should buy the RC sections individually rather than in drill format though.

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Re: Switching from Feb. to June - thoughts on a study plan?

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:33 am

steel_shot wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:
steel_shot wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:I am applying next cycle and I am currently registered for the February test, though I am going to switch my test date to June to allow some more time. Figured there was no point in taking the February test if I am not fully prepared. By way of background, I am taking a course at the moment, and have been studying since November. I've taken 7 PTs - my scores range from 165-169. I am shooting for 170+ in June.

Any thoughts on an effective study plan? I've looked at LSAT Blog's 4 and 5 month plans, but it seems that much of the early stages would be repetitive, as I already know the techniques for all of the question types. I really just need to drill - ideally in some sort of systematic fashion - between now and June. Perhaps LSAT Blog's 3 month retakers plan would be more appropriate? Any thoughts would be appreciated.


We need a bit more information, where are you losing points? Either way, I would say follow Noodley's guide and buy the Manhattan books, then drill each chapter. After that, PT and review hard. I just decided to move from Feb to June as well, so good luck!


LR: - 2-3 (each section)
RC: - 5-7
LG: - 4-5

As you can tell, RC and LG need work. I would like to shore up LR a bit too.


Definitely doable then, for LG you should do either or both the LGB or MLSATLG and drill the cambridge packets. For LR, same but only use MLSATLR, then drill. Finally, for RC, exactly the same as LR, but with the MLSATRC. I think you should buy the RC sections individually rather than in drill format though.


I took the MLSAT course, so I know all of their techniques/strategies. I've seen my scores rise substantially from taking the course - I just need some more time to really drill it home, since I work full time as well. I am trying to develop or adopt an effective study schedule in light of these details. Do people see value in LSAT Blog's week-by-week study guides?




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