Lsat October

trooper10538
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Lsat October

Postby trooper10538 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:53 am

I'm starting the 6 month self study powerscore plan. I have all the tests available 1-79 I think. I've read post that say don't use older tests because their irrelevant now the test is different. Can they still be of some benefit? Thanks....

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Re: Lsat October

Postby Platopus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:12 am

Yes, the older tests can still (and should) be used. Take the older tests (1-40 ish) and divide them up by section, making photocopies, so that you can take individual sections as practice. Tests 40(ish)-80 should be used as full, time practice tests.

Also, I'm fairly certain the test will be in September, not October.

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Re: Lsat October

Postby JBird » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:25 pm

Do most people really take THAT many practice tests?!

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Re: Lsat October

Postby dj9i27 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:26 pm

JBird wrote:Do most people really take THAT many practice tests?!

30 to 40, yeah.

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Re: Lsat October

Postby JBird » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:30 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
JBird wrote:Do most people really take THAT many practice tests?!

30 to 40, yeah.


Ok, yeah, so not 80. 30-40 seems more reasonable.

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Re: Lsat October

Postby dm1683 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:50 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
JBird wrote:Do most people really take THAT many practice tests?!

30 to 40, yeah.


LOL "most people" hardly look at a Powerscore book, let alone take more than a few practice tests.
That's why the average score is 151. :roll:

Yeah I plan on taking around 30 in my last two and a half months (so starting in two weeks).

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Re: Lsat October

Postby TWiiX » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:56 pm

dm1683 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
JBird wrote:Do most people really take THAT many practice tests?!

30 to 40, yeah.


LOL "most people" hardly look at a Powerscore book, let alone take more than a few practice tests.
That's why the average score is 151. :roll:

Yeah I plan on taking around 30 in my last two and a half months (so starting in two weeks).


+1

This site is not indicative of your average LSAT taker. You will see post after post about people getting 170+ (top 2%) because those are the people who are putting in the effort and actively using the resources available to them. These top performers will be the ones who put in the "absurd" amount of work, because they are the ones who want to reap the benefits of that grind. You are under no obligation to even do 30-40 PT's if you aren't aiming for a really good score. If your goal is to go to your local city law school, or do law part time at night, you can probably take single digit PT's and put in 10-20 hours of studying to achieve that.

Figure out your own goals (dependent upon your GPA and career interests), make a target list of schools that you think are reasonable, including some stretches (it doesn't hurt to shoot for the moon) and then read guides and other posts on here about people who achieved similar results.

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Re: Lsat October

Postby Mikey » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:17 pm

ideally you should use 1-40 or so for drilling and learning the test. 40+ for full PTs, or if you do 30 PTs only then you can use some of the 40's as experimental sections or extra drills.




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