dasani13 wrote:Can someone tell me what they think about the strategy below please?
Take a timed PT, review it, take it timed again the next day? This would be mainly to increase my stamina and to check if I'm understanding the work I'm missing/reviewing. I have PT 52-69 fresh, average PT score is 160.
I've drilled almost everything from PT 1-38 by type (Cambridge LR and LG packets) and I'm not really sure if it's useful to drill the rest (about 200 LR questions left).
I'm just trying to figure out the best way to use the PTs I have left.
Thank you very much in advance.
I'm definitely not an expert when it comes to the LSAT, but I have prepped extensively and, by now, have probably made every strategic blunder you could possibly imagine. The point: I've learned a lot about What Not to Do, as well as What I Should Have Done Instead. So, my advice:
1. I don't think redoing a timed PT the next day will yield much of a benefit. With respect to stamina, making sure to include full-length timed PTs (i.e., including a 5th experimental section as opposed to doing just 4 scored sections) is a must. Also, doing 2 different PTs back-to-back (i.e., in the same day) a few times is a credited TLS approach to building stamina.
2. Blind review. Blind review. Blind review. I wasn't a believer before, but I'm definitely a convert, and I think it's an invaluable part of the process. It forces you to really analyze your own thought process on those tricky questions. You'll have those "aha!" moments when you catch the mistake on your own - when that happens, you're making progress.
3. Cutting out/retyping/copying just the questions that gave you trouble and reviewing them periodically is a credited TLS approach to mastering those questions that repeatedly trip you up.
4. Use lsatqa.com to target the rest of your drilling. Their PT analytics will tell you which question types you miss most often, as well as which ones cost you the most points on the exams.
5. Use 7sage's LSAT scorer as well. I'm now a firm believer that using both is the best approach. It allows you to score your blind review, so you can see what your true potential is (at this point in your prep). Also, it doesn't just evaluate what you got wrong but also how big of a problem it was for you - e.g., the questions you didn't mark for blind review but missed anyway are the most worrisome, followed by those that you marked for blind review but still missed, etc.
6. I would recycle some old PTs before using all of the 60s - rather, I'd say it's a good idea to save a few of the 60s until closer to the exam.
Hope this helps!