Best prep method after high diagnostic

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johnreagan
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Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby johnreagan » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:02 am

I am planning on taking the june test and scored a 170 on my no-study diagnostic and would love to score somewhere in the high 170s. I was thinking about taking a class, but I don't want to waste valuable time and money on a class if most of what we are going to go over isn't going to help me get those final few questions.

I already purchased LG bible and am planning to work through that, but I was wondering is a class worth the time and money? If so which is the best option to tackle the harder questions? and if not, which books would you suggest?

sorry if this is a redundant topic.

Thanks

JR
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Re: Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby cynthiad » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:05 am

I would recommend self study. There are a number of study plans available on this site, pick whichever one works for you. If you got a 169, you already have a good grasp of the basics and are smart enough to learn the rest on your own.

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Re: Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:10 am

Dont waste money on a class. Just take a couple more practice tests and see where you are at then.

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Re: Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby heythatslife » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:57 am

Find your weaknesses from the diagnostic, and work on those. If you want, buy a book on the section(s) on which you feel you could improve by using a more systematic approach than the one you're using already. Then do more PTs.

Definitely don't waste money on classes.

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Re: Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:21 am

Self study is the answer here.

I wrote a 170 with like 4-5 PTs and the shitty Kaplan book.

Use one of the guides on this site with their suggested material. Use every drill and PT to assess then ferret out weakness.

If you can break through a certain score at a certain point, assess exactly where you're weak and maybe invest in some personal tutoring to break through.

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Re: Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby itachiuchiha » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:54 pm

don't study

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Re: Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:09 pm

Classes are really only for people who are just starting out and/or suck at independent work. Go through the LGB and LRB (or the Manhattan guides if you prefer), drill all of the questions by type from PTs 1-40, use PTs 41-67 as actual practice tests --> Break 170 with no sweat.

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Re: Best prep method after high diagnostic

Postby johnreagan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:54 am

Self study it is. Thanks.




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