50 LSAT Mega-Practice

What do you think about this?

Great idea! I might do this too.
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Sounds like a complete waste of time.
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Maybe it's a little bit overboard, how about just 5?
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20%
Are you that stupid you need to take 50 practice tests?
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Don't know
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Don't care
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Umichleclair
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50 LSAT Mega-Practice

Postby Umichleclair » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:49 am

Hey there TSL,

I'm beginning to start my second round of LSAT prep. The first go-around left me with a score a little less than satisfactory for my goals so I'm giving it a second try.

In order to achieve an increase in score, I plan on taking a minimum of 50 LSAT official practice tests. There are a total of 71 tests, and I'll try to obtain the remaining 21, but I'll be happy with 50.

Has anybody else out there on TSL right now done this many practice tests? If anybody has a link to other threads about this, any advice to give me, or just any thoughts on if they think this can/will be effective, please let me know!

Any and all comments are welcome. :mrgreen:

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Re: 50 LSAT Mega-Practice

Postby Fiero85 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:43 am

I'm not sure whether you mean to address us all on TLS or to address "TSL", one of the main posters on this site :)

I'll assume the former:

While there is nothing wrong with taking 50 practice tests (for reference I took about 30 the first time around and another 10 for my retake), quality vastly outweighs quantity. You should spend time after each PT and review your mistakes. I found it useful to simply retry every question I got wrong the first time around on my PT's immediately after, to see if I was just being too hasty. But for every question you get wrong, don't move on to another PT until you know what the right answer is and WHY. Each question also has 4 wrong answers by nature. Explicitly identify why those are wrong too. Ask on here or look up explanations elsewhere if you get stuck. As a bonus, I found it useful to note any questions I wasn't 100% sure on, or guessed, while taking the test, that way even if I happened to guess correctly I would include those questions in my post-PT review.

If you are doing a thorough review every time, and don't feel burnt out, then the more the merrier! Just try to manage your prep so that you are peakinig on game day rather than dragging into it.

(I can't take credit for these ideas, I had a great LSAT tutor and used TLS knowledge as well, hopefully others can chime in too).

Good luck!

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Re: 50 LSAT Mega-Practice

Postby AnonymousAlterEgoC » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:44 pm

I went with "sounds like a complete waste of time" because it is closest to my actual thought, "sounds like an inefficient use of time."

Don't forget to drill.

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Re: 50 LSAT Mega-Practice

Postby magickware » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:50 pm

Conventional wisdom is to use the first 1-40 for drilling (dividing any given section into appropriate question types and using them to properly understand the rules and the methods LSAC uses for them), and then doing the remaining PTs as is.

But, all things considered, most people will be working on a vast majority of the PTs in some form.

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Re: 50 LSAT Mega-Practice

Postby Umichleclair » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:34 pm

Yea, I meant TLS. I should probably learn proofreading skills before entering law school.

Thanks for the feedback guys. I will definitely keep it in mind as I move forward. I will be drilling to no end. Really excited for the next test! Will be taking it in June! :twisted:

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Re: 50 LSAT Mega-Practice

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