Looking for advice on raising my score from 170 to high 170s

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snarfing

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Looking for advice on raising my score from 170 to high 170s

Postby snarfing » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:31 pm

i have done the first few chapters in manhattan prep. and studied a few weeks before the september test last year. It doesnt look like I am going to get the acceptances I want so I'm going to endeavor to raise my lsat score. I got LR1 -5 RC-2 LR2-2 LG-2 my average has me normally doing better at LR and worse on RC with 0 to -2 on LG consistently.

so should I just continue with the books or a class or what? if class any recommendations? I feel like a class would hold me more responsible but not sure. Also I should mention my average PT was around a 167 so I'm not sure if I can even get a score higher than a 170.

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Re: Looking for advice on raising my score from 170 to high 170s

Postby snarfing » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:55 pm

also opinions on whether I should retake in september or june? I dont have a lot of time to study until the summer but I'll have 20 days of no school until the june test and I can study about 1-2 days a week during the semester.

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Re: Looking for advice on raising my score from 170 to high 170s

Postby jpark86 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:24 pm

Hey snarfing

I highly suggest picking up a copy of Mike Kim's LSAT Trainer. This arguably was the best prep book I've purchased for my LSAT prep. Rather than group LR questions by the question stem, it takes a more holistic approach. For instance many conclusion based questions all have similar patterns of flaws/reasoning. Once you learn to recognize them, there are only a few ways the correct answer can go. So by quickly recognizing such patterns, you can shave off a few seconds on each question, resulting in improved timing and ultimately a better score (you have more time to focus on harder questions).

As for RC, I recommend Blueprint's RC book. Unlike Powerscore's guide which groups passages by topic, Blueprint organizes passages by viewpoints.

Given you have time until the June and September administrations, I suggest getting these books now and trying to incorporate the above mentioned methods into your studies.

Best of luck!!



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