Dec 2013 Disappointment

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Dec 2013 Disappointment

Postby dr1366 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:04 am

Hey all,

Just received my scores a few days ago and I am at a loss for words. After consistently hitting 162-167, I earned a disappointing 156 on the Dec 2013 test. I need some advice.

Should I continue to take PT's/go through PS workbooks/re-read LGB + LRB and take the Feb test? Or would it be smarter to take more time to adequately prepare and wait until next cycle? I am currently a student with a sub-par GPA ~3.1 so a LSAT boost is exactly what I need.

If anyone recommends pushing for the Feb test, please provide suggestions on prep materials. I have worked through the PS trilogy and have done all self study.

Thanks for the input.

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Re: Dec 2013 Disappointment

Postby jrd93 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:26 am

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Re: Dec 2013 Disappointment

Postby dr1366 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:41 am

Thanks for the response.

Here is my breakdown: LR -6, -9; LG -10; RC -10 and raw 66. Absolutely terrible numbers compared to PT's.

I will check out your suggested prep tools. Thanks again.

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Re: Dec 2013 Disappointment

Postby NotASpecialSnowflake » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:36 am

Powerscore works best for games. Their LG bible is top notch. The LSAT Trainer helped me with RC and LR

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Re: Dec 2013 Disappointment

Postby logicspeaks » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:28 pm

I read the Powerscore bible for LG and still struggled with it on test day with a -13. Basically every day since the test I woke up and did a untimed LG section and watched the 7sage explanations for any game I missed even one question. After a few weeks of this I got down to -0/1 untimed, and now I'm getting the same scores timed. Once you start to understand what to look for your score on LG will improve dramatically. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Dec 2013 Disappointment

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:50 pm

Definitely wait to retake until June or October. You should aim to be PTing consistently around 170, especially if you're prone to underperforming on the day.

Also make sure you're reviewing your PTs properly, and getting as close to real conditions as possible. PT in coffee shops, add in extra experimental sections, do them in the morning, don't allow yourself extra food or bathroom breaks, etc.

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