mornincounselor wrote:I would say my prep was split into 3 main chunks.
LR:I spent a good deal of time going through the LSAT Trainer one lesson at a time, doing all the drills, trying to learn the right habits.
LG: I watched a number of early 7sage videos just to get an idea of the type of inferences/diagrams/questions to expect. Tried to fight my way through some games.
RC: Not much.
LR: Cambridge packets. I did them untimed because my timing was already pretty good. I marked any question I got wrong or was unsure about. Later I would look at the explanations on the Manhattan forums. I would type up these questions and save a stack of them to run through like flashcards throughout. If a particular type of question was expecially difficult I would return to a prep book. The Trainer doesn't really touch on diagramming conditional lanuage questions for example so I used part of the LRB.
LG: Cambridge packets. Did all the linear games. Watched videos. Did them again, etc. Then moved onto Grouping Games, using the same method. Then Hybrid and Rare. I would do games the first run through without time. I would begin keeping track of each individual game on the second run through on beyond.
RC: Used full test sections, kept loose time. I would keep track of time, mark where I was when time ran out but still finish the section afterwards. Eventually I would get to where I would use hard time and have to speed up on the final passage. I was having a lot of difficulty so I went and got Manhattan RC 4th Edition. I liked it. It had alot of drills and helped me learn to do pretty well with limited time.
I did a few tests where I would keep track of time for each individual question. On LR, for example, I would stop the clock after each question write down my timing and then know my time for 1-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-2x. I would keep a note book where I outlined be thought process on each question.
But, for the most part this time was spent on doing full complete 4, 5 and 6 section tests under near testing conditions. I used the 7sage proctor app with the distractions turned on, scantrons, only the break after the third section, etc.
Then, the important part, thorough blind review. 7Sage has a great explanation of blind review on their website if you do not know what it is. I would use 7sage to imput all my tests and it analysed them and told me what types of questions/subject matter I was missing, also I liked how it knew the "difficulty" of each question and the choices which are most often picked despite being incorrect.
I spent about 2 months on each chunk.
Thanks for the thorough explanation. I like your methods and I think Ill be taking the same ish approach. What do you plan to do this time around?