Advice on what how to approach studying given results?

Moose29
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Advice on what how to approach studying given results?

Postby Moose29 » Tue May 02, 2017 12:14 am

Took the 2007 June LSAT timed, all 4 sections. Got -6, -1 on LR, -4 on RC, and -20 on logic games. I know, rough. I didn't even know how to set up the games and it was really quite tricky for me. Didn't know where to start.

Right now, I have the logic games bible. Is it wise to simply study the logic games for as long as possible until I can do well on the games section? If I went into the games section with no clue on how to set them up, is it realistic to think I could score that highly on the logic games section? What are your experiences?

I guess my thinking now is that I did pretty well in LR and RC, but without LG, my score will always lag. Would it be wise to study up on LG, and use LR and RC to fine tune my score, or should I study everything equally?

Also, just an fyi, my target score is probably a ~167ish, as my gpa is only a 3.6, so I am looking to compensate for it with a high LSAT. If this goal is too ambitious, a dose of reality would be appreciated.

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Re: Advice on what how to approach studying given results?

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 02, 2017 12:26 am

I started in a similar place and spent a solid month just on LG. It definitely served me well. Shoot for 175+, but 167 is very realistic.

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Re: Advice on what how to approach studying given results?

Postby AJordan » Tue May 02, 2017 2:23 am

Before you even crack that bible watch 7sage's free explanations for those four games. Iirc two of them are very simple, much like the games you will see over and over. See if you feel better prepared for LG in general after watching the explanations and then try them again on your own. After doing that two or three times then push on. It will help you learn without losing fresh LGs which you are going to want later in study. 167 will, most likely, be near the bottom of your range. I'd put your odds of 167 at like -300.

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Re: Advice on what how to approach studying given results?

Postby albanach » Tue May 02, 2017 10:06 am

Moose29 wrote:Took the 2007 June LSAT timed, all 4 sections. Got -6, -1 on LR, -4 on RC, and -20 on logic games. I know, rough. I didn't even know how to set up the games and it was really quite tricky for me. Didn't know where to start.

Right now, I have the logic games bible. Is it wise to simply study the logic games for as long as possible until I can do well on the games section? If I went into the games section with no clue on how to set them up, is it realistic to think I could score that highly on the logic games section? What are your experiences?

I guess my thinking now is that I did pretty well in LR and RC, but without LG, my score will always lag. Would it be wise to study up on LG, and use LR and RC to fine tune my score, or should I study everything equally?

Also, just an fyi, my target score is probably a ~167ish, as my gpa is only a 3.6, so I am looking to compensate for it with a high LSAT. If this goal is too ambitious, a dose of reality would be appreciated.


This sounds like you took the exam too soon. LG is entirely learnable, and you shouldn't take the LSAT until you're hitting -0 consistently in timed practice.

When I was studying, I'd take a couple of games with me everywhere I went. Whenever I had a spare ten minutes, I'd tackle a game. I'd repeat old games to make sure I was still spotting inferences. Take the advice above about looking for explanations. Even if you hit -0 in a game, look for explanations to make sure you found the most efficient path to solving it.

Keep tacking these and it will come to you. Don't give up on the other sections entirely, you don't want to be stale. But really focus on doing a ton of games.

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Re: Advice on what how to approach studying given results?

Postby saf18hornet » Tue May 02, 2017 12:03 pm

Moose29 wrote:Took the 2007 June LSAT timed, all 4 sections. Got -6, -1 on LR, -4 on RC, and -20 on logic games. I know, rough. I didn't even know how to set up the games and it was really quite tricky for me. Didn't know where to start.

Right now, I have the logic games bible. Is it wise to simply study the logic games for as long as possible until I can do well on the games section? If I went into the games section with no clue on how to set them up, is it realistic to think I could score that highly on the logic games section? What are your experiences?

I guess my thinking now is that I did pretty well in LR and RC, but without LG, my score will always lag. Would it be wise to study up on LG, and use LR and RC to fine tune my score, or should I study everything equally?

Also, just an fyi, my target score is probably a ~167ish, as my gpa is only a 3.6, so I am looking to compensate for it with a high LSAT. If this goal is too ambitious, a dose of reality would be appreciated.


If you shoot for 167, you are cutting yourself way short. Spend a month on LG and get that down to -0, you are already at a 170 with no improvement on the other 2 sections.

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Re: Advice on what how to approach studying given results?

Postby guyindfw » Fri May 05, 2017 11:39 am

Do tonnes of practice. That should help with LG.




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