Well after a few months hiatus from this board in which I put every ounce of my being into this test, I'm feeling GOOD.
This is my 3rd take. First time, as a naive junior after three months of self studying that resulted in a 161. Second time, after many months of diligent work and getting a tutor, a shock of a 166 after getting consistent 170's (or at least a respectable 168-169) for ~2 weeks prior to the test.
Now, in the last 8 weeks I've taken 18 tests.
Average 172. Low of 165. Only was below the 170 threshold 4 times, two of which (166 and 165) were because I had gotten cocky and didn't study for a few days. Glad that happened, reminded me that I need to be doing stuff every day.
Now I'm a senior. I spent my Welcome Week getting up before 10:00 every morning, doing LSAT stuff, with minimal time off for drinking and partying (but not none, because hey, you're only 21 and in college once, right?). Rinse repeat. Been getting up before class to take PTs. Tracking my progress through two separate sources. Using both to guide my drilling.
I've perfected my warm up routine. I bought an LSAT watch and have now grown accustomed to using it (before I had been using online timers, which threw me off on actual test days when I'd be using an analog watch for the first time). Unlike the last two times I took the test when I foolishly was only practicing with 4 sections, I've been doing 5-section tests for weeks now.
All this culminating in my final PT today (tomorrow meeting with tutor for light drilling in the morning then chilling the rest of the day as I have no Friday classes). Results:
Best I've ever done, on either a fresh test or a test I'd seen before (this was fresh). My confidence is sky high. Let's eat, fam.