Critique my LSAT study formula to a 160-170 LSAT score

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MS415
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Critique my LSAT study formula to a 160-170 LSAT score

Postby MS415 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:26 pm

I came up with this LSAT studying formula in order to study at my own pace, start out with a good core knowledge of the test, and develop speed overtime to reach my desired score. I assume that it can be shortened and lengthened, in terms of time, with regards to my needs. And, yeah, I did not design it wanting to score 170+. I am aiming for 160+.

My Plan to get a 160+ score.
Goal: go through each step while developing core knowledge, speed, and confidence
Mission: To get a 165 on the actual LSAT

Step 1:
Get atleast 10 points higher than my desired final score on an untimed test. For example, if I want to score 165, I will target a 175 untimed score. Preferably, I will not take more than 1 hour per section and finish each section (scantron unneccesary). Once I reach my target untimed score ( in this case 175), I will graduate to 45 minute timed/no scantron sections. I know people will say 175 is easy untimed, or with such a large amount of time; but remember this part of preparation, for me, is to get my core knowledge of the test. In order to get to 175 untimed,I will use whatever means necessary ( LR, RC, LG bibles and seek advice from TLS forums on strategies and methods). All in all, I think that the most important reason for this step is, if I cannot even score a 175 on an untimed test, forget scoring a 165 on test day.

Once Step 1 completed--> Step 2:
Goal for this step is a 170 with 45 minute timed/unbubbled sections. The point here is to start getting a feel for the time constraints while still retaining the core knowledge I have gained in step 1.
Once again, I will use whatever means necessary to reach a 170 with 45 minute timed sections, i.e. working through individual sections timed, working to establish a pace.

After achieving success in step 2---> Step 3:


Goal here is a 165 on a fully timed/unbubbled test (35 minute sections). I think this will be the hardest transition. In order to get here, I will need to take what I learned from step 2 and develop a strategy that works for me to get to this level. I will continue to use individual sections working my way to faster and faster times. I will note down what causes decreases/increases in speed, and incorporate into a personal strategy for the test.


After Step 3---> Step 4:

Goal here is to get 165 on a fully timed test,bubbled ( 35 minute sections with 10 minute break and an experimental). Once I can get atleast 3 LSAT scores of 165 on fully timed/ bubbled tests in a row ( 3 in a row), I will consider myself ready to take the actual test.


What do you guys think?

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Re: Critique my LSAT study formula to a 160-170 LSAT score

Postby Davidbentley » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:42 pm

1.) LOL.

2.) Don't Reinvent the wheel.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=200917

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Re: Critique my LSAT study formula to a 160-170 LSAT score

Postby MS415 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:06 pm

Davidbentley wrote:1.) LOL.

2.) Don't Reinvent the wheel.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 6&t=200917


reinventing the wheel..LOL but...

I skimmed through the write ups in the link you provided...they are different from what I am writing up here ( and note, this is my personal plan for myself):

1. ampersand5's Beginners' guide to the LSAT is a useful explanation of the importance of the LSAT and advances resources that help prepare for the LSAT.

2. Pithypike's Complete LSAT Study Guide is effective and detailed guide on how to study for the section types and subcategories.

3.TLS1776's Thoughts on the LSAT's well...TLS1776's Thoughts on the LSAT is about his experience with the LSAT, a very good experience at that.

4.NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers is a guide for retakers.

5.Voyager's reading comp guide is for reading comp.

My plan has more to do with developing a step by step approach using the score as a guide to establish a base knowledge and later improving speed. So.......I'll say it's more like developing a specific kind of rubber tires rather than reinventing the whole wheel. Right? I dont know! cheers! :D
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Re: Critique my LSAT study formula to a 160-170 LSAT score

Postby tuffyjohnson » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:09 pm

I think the use of un-timed tests is an often underestimated tool on these boards. You've got to crawl before you can walk.




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