Starting out w/o taking prac tests

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Starting out w/o taking prac tests

Postby doooook » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:39 pm

Took my prac test. Logic games are tough, period. Some of them I couldn't flat out even answer.

I keep hearing "take practice tests, take practice tests" and you will improve from there. I tried a practice test today out of the lsac book, and still pretty brutal. Any other forms of studying that work better? Such as tackling LR, LG etc. one section at a time? I've got until June, and would be stoked with a 155. Maybe someone can point me to a thread about studying each individual section at a time vs the whole thing, and how to go about that.. Also, are online prep services any good? As I have posted I live in Hawaii and no one but kaplan has a thing out here.

Thanks !

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Re: Starting out w/o taking prac tests

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:50 pm

doooook, if you go to the front page of this forum, there are three topics stickied at the top of the forum that will provide a lot of answers to what you're asking (LSAT Prep Course Compendium, TLS LSAT Guides, Advice, and Tools, and Great New LSAT Articles on TLS).

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Re: Starting out w/o taking prac tests

Postby Jeffort » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:52 pm

You need to prep a lot to learn all the concepts, question types, techniques, etc. and practice in slow motion with questions to get better at applying strategies untimed before taking timed sections is a good idea, otherwise you will just be spinning your wheels getting things wrong and not knowing why.

Either get some good prep guides or take a quality prep course to learn the fundamentals, then drill questions by type in slow motion to get better at solving them, then progress into timed practice. You have to learn how to solve questions without time pressure before you will be able to get better at answering them when timed.

Check out the stickied threads at the top of the index page for this board, there are a few that cover your questions about how to get started preparing, what to use and how to do it.

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Re: Starting out w/o taking prac tests

Postby okaygo » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:37 pm

Also, once you get advice from the threads mentioned above you'll realize you can aim MUCH higher than a 155.

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Re: Starting out w/o taking prac tests

Postby RobertGolddust » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:36 am

I would come up with a plan of attack, don't just run into battle guns-a-blazing.

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Re: Starting out w/o taking prac tests

Postby tofuspeedstar » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:54 pm

One thing I did starting off is I did stuff untimed. Even 2-3 PTs I did untimed (longest 5 hours of my life)

I didn't start doing anything timed until I could get a 180 on an untimed PT.

It sounds dumb. But I think for the October test it really helped me to break 170 on timed PTs leading up to the exam.

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