Should I take the Dec or Feb LSAT?

jonathanabboud
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Should I take the Dec or Feb LSAT?

Postby jonathanabboud » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:46 pm

Hi everyone

I only recently started studying for the LSAT in early October with TestMasters, the group course. I started testing at 160 and I'm at a 167 now. My ideal score is a 172+.

I've been getting -6 LR, -3 RC, and -7 LG. For LG I usually get 3 100% games (with maybe 1 wrong) and completely bomb one of the games entirely. I drill LG frequently, but its really hit or miss if I get a game or not.

I've done around 10 PTs and hundreds of practice questions in the various books TestMasters provides, I have a good chunk left but was planning on marathoning all of them this week before Friday. All their questions are from actual tests (at least the LGs and RC are).

Should I not burn through my materials and wait until February? I'm worried that I will have gone through so much material that if I take more practice tests in the future to study for Feb, I will remember certain questions and not receiving a proper diagnostic score of how I'm doing.

I won't be applying until Fall 2016 but I want to take the LSAT now before I am employed and will not have as much time to study 8 hours a day.

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Rigo
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Re: Should I take the Dec or Feb LSAT?

Postby Rigo » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:11 pm

That really sucks about LG. You really need to drill that more. It's super learnable.
So do you considtently bomb atleast one game or is it 50/50 or what?

Since you're not rushing to apply this cycle, I would probably wait until February. If you get LG under control and refine your other sections, you're on track for a tippy top score.
You have until Friday night to withdraw.

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Re: Should I take the Dec or Feb LSAT?

Postby JackelJ » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:17 pm

jonathanabboud wrote:
I won't be applying until Fall 2016 but I want to take the LSAT now before I am employed and will not have as much time to study 8 hours a day.


Put in the work now when you have the time. Then when you start work, if you have the foundations down just drill a couple hours during the week and do practice tests on the weekends. If you have a good base, which it seems like you do, then having a little less time won't hurt you too much. Even if you don't have 8 hours a day its still more time then between now and the December test. LG is very learnable so if you aren't applying this cycle it might be beneficial to wait.




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