jw316 wrote:BUMP for asking if NoodleyOne's guide is still the best option for retaking!
Also throwing this out there:
1.) If you're happy with your score, did it match up with your score breakdown on PTs before the actual test? Did you have the same routine on test day, etc.?
2.) More importantly, for those of you upset with scores, if you were PT'ing above the score you got, what do you think happened? Were you PT'ing in inaccurate conditions/taking PT's you've already taken and thus had inflated PT scores? Test day pressure? Or was it something else?
I just went back and looked at my previous breakdown/took my ego out of things, and for 5 section PTs in full simulated conditions, pencils down at 35 mins, etc. the breakdown between what I scored on this test and what I was getting on my PTs was very similar—like LR/RC scores were very close to what I got on the last few PTs before the actual test. I just blew LG this time...hard
I didn't use it, partly bc I thought it was overkill (and partly because I'm lazy), but following that guide should definitely help you on your retake. Its effectiveness is more about the time and effort you put in, instead of something special about that guide. To answer your question: For LR, I performed how I normally did on PTs. For LG, I completely choked and went -7, when I was averaging -0/-1. For RC, I did much better than usual, which ended up saving my score. In terms of a routine, idk. I mean I drank a cup of coffee at around the same time every morning, so I continued doing that. I tried not to treat this test as anything special. I listened to music that I normally listen to while driving, and I didn't warm up, since I never did that with my PTs. I actually thought I bombed the test, but the LSAT will surprise you like that, both good and bad.