Impressionist wrote:Maybe take a break from LR/PTs for a few days and only look at RC/LG questions. The better you do at those the less good you have to do at LR. Plus worst case scenario you retake in December and still apply this cycle to every school on your list. Think of LR training as an ongoing process and just get what you can in the next 8 days rather than trying to master it. Every little improvement matters.
I guess I'm stubborn because I'm still working on LR. I decided to do sections untimed and to really hone in on the skills necessary for them. I'm seeing improvement already - I used to average -7/8 per section (yeah it was THAT bad) and right now I just got -3. The rest of today is going to be spent on making sure I'm absolutely tackling the questions right. When I was prepping, I used to drill question types and then jumped into doing timed sections via the PrepTests. I completely overlooked the fact that I should probably also get used to the changing question types and I'm sure that as much tripped me up as the timing did. I don't know how much improvement I'll be able to make for the rest of this weekend, but you're right - every little improvement matters!
Walliums wrote:I was in this boat. I'm doing much better with LR now. It's still not my best section, but I've improved enough to be PTing consistently in the 170s. What books have you used so far? Biggest help for me was Manhattan LR - for others LSAT Trainer was the biggest help.
Since you are taking in September I would try to give yourself a mental break. You are probably close to or already burning out. Maybe what is better for you right now is to just review some overall topics - common assumptions on the LSAT, practicing identifying conclusion and premises (argument core), etc.
I started with the Trainer, which I still absolutely love for giving me a solid base, but I found it lacking when it came to more explaining how to specifically tackle questions. It was great in giving the general gist, but I didn't find it so helpful with really getting to the problems with a question. It could've definitely been just me and not the book. I subscribed to the Manhattan Prep LSAT Brief a couple of weeks ago and I read through and tried to understand their take on different questions and that's helped TREMENDOUSLY. There were all these tips and analyses that I didn't find in the Trainer. If there was time (and if I retake the test in December which I may!), I'd probably purchase their book and work through logical reasoning.