lsatdream wrote: Hotguy wrote:
Pmoney51 wrote:Checking in. I'm ready to dominate this test. I made a 150 on my diagnostic and my goal is a 165+. I'm drilling and doing timed sections right now. When is a good time to start taking PTs?
Step one - accuracy(ability to get majority of answers right untimed)
Step two - timing(ability to apply your accuracy while timing, some slight pts is advised.
Step three - resistance (ability to maintain your accuracy and timing for a long period of time. Mostly pts at this time)
Whenever you pass step one and two. That could take time, but it all depends on you.
If I could pick your brain for a second: what constitutes a "majority of answers right untimed?" I'm almost done with the Manhattan LR book and the LSAT Trainer along with questions from the Cambridge packets. Does this mean going 20/20 on level 1 questions untimed and then moving to harder 25 questions timed? Will doing this really increase one's abilities in the LSAT? I've always been confused about this so if anyone could answer, I'd really appreciate it.
When you get to the point where untimed you start to paraphrase answers in your head, and they are the correct answers, this usually means that you have gotten to step two, however, you will notice that timing won't be a huge factor for easier questions, as you will be already much more prepared to answer those questions thanks to your accuracy progress. So even though I said that there is a second step of timing, you will naturally notice that you start spending less and less time on questions, and usually only spend a greater amount of time on harder questions. The whole idea of doing it untimed is so that you habitually understand how to work each question type. Speed will come with accuracy, and when you feel as if you reached a good point, you can slowly introduce pts, where you will see your weakness, or lack of accuracy on some types of questions (sometimes not on types). From that point work with pts and drilling weaknesses.
In short, a number of questions right is not that useful, what is useful is how your skill and habits are when you attack a type of question leading to the right answer.
I wrote this on my phone, hope it makes sense.