BillPackets wrote:gnomgnomuch wrote:BillPackets wrote:So I've been PT'ing since June, started studying in march. I've taken PTs 40-54.
I was getting my scores up in the high 160s pretty consistently, then today I took PT 54 and totally f*cking bombed it. This is after I finally hit 170 on PT 53.
On 53 I went -0 lg, combined -6 on LR, and -5 on RC.
On 54 I went -12 combined LR, -5 RC and -3 lg.
I'm disgusted with myself and feel like a huge fucking failure. I had been going consistently -3 on RC and now I've jumped to -5 on the last two tests. I have no fucking clue what's going on.
This is extremely disheartening. I now feel like I've made no progress despite putting so much work in.
Has this happened to anyone else? And advice? Words of encouragement??
It's just an aberration man, don't beat yourself up about it. It seems that you're prob overdoing the LSAT. Take a couple days, relax, go to the beach, hang with friends, drink a ton of beer. Whatever it is you do relax, do that for a couple days, and start studying again with a fresh outlook.
Taking days off makes me nervous. I usually feel like I forget shit if I take a couple of days off, but maybe I'll try bc that was just fucking ridiculous.
Honestly, you're not gonna forget much - if anything - by taking one or two days off. On the contrary if you write down everything that troubles you and just go over the concepts, without doing any questions, that might actually solidify the process in your head.
Also, this is NOT a race, there is absolutely no penalty for not taking the test in Sept. or even sitting out a cycle. My target is a 172+ If i'm not ready for September (by which I mean, I'm PT'ing consistently over 175) there's just no way I'm taking it then.
Set a goal for yourself, but don't hesitate to change your time frame. It will pay off in the long run with scholarship$ and better school prospects.