Cradle6 wrote:So I've been studying since last July, taking the LSAT next week (I guess why else would I be posting in this thread).
My highest score has been 176 so far, and since classes ended I've been doing three tests a week under strict conditions.
Unfortunately, PT 67 KILLED me on RC (I missed 5 just on that one passage about the !Kung woman), I ended with a 165.
And then PT 68 killed me on LG (missed the last two games almost entirely; something about service days between I, T, and S as well as the ridiculous editor game), I ended with a 168.
I'm getting extremely worried. These recent late 60's tests have been pretty killer. Anyone have any advice?
When LSAC wants to make a section hard, they really do.
Trust in your abilities. Idk how relevant this is to you but I'll share my experience. I was averaging a 174 with a high of 180, and then got destroyed by some of the Preptests in the 60s (I got a 165 on PT67 as well). I've only recently brought myself out of this slump. I started to panic and lose confidence for several days, with my PT scores dropping, before realizing that it was all in my head. I realized that I was starting to make stupid mistakes because I was so nervous about the test being "harder" and my PT scores dropping again, that I would start missing important details in question stems and freezing up on logic games that weren't even that difficult in retrospect. It was a self fulfilling prophecy where I had hyped the difficulty of the recent PT's so much that they became harder than they actually were. The LSAT is pretty much always the same in that it tests the same skills every time. There is no reason the abilities that got you a 176 in previous tests should not be able to get you a 176 in the recent tests.