ThatOneAfrican wrote: sabraph wrote:
ThatOneAfrican wrote:Sup everyone
How possible do you think it is to go from a 159 to a 170 in the time we have left till December?
What was your previous prep like? How did you feel about test day? Initially it seems like a stretch.
Previous prep was a little...lax I guess? I didn't do as much as I should have. I went through the Powerscore LG and LR bibles, but I let a lot of time of pass afterwards . Then I started using Manhattan LR (which I haven't finished) and the 7sage video explanations. I used the Lsat trainer for RC and I've taken about 3 pts, but I haven't done any section drilling yet. I basically have a lot of material left, which is the only upside.
**I am by no means an expert I was only 5 points higher than you. What works for me might not work for you.**
Section drilling is key. I think more TLSers should section drill before jumping into PTs. I'm using a combination of section drilling during the week (between classes/work shifts) and PTs every Saturday I can (with a couple of extras thrown in on breaks).
If you like LG, its a good place to start I think the LG Bible and 7sage videos to review. Pick a LSAC book of 10 tests drill them, watch the 7sage videos, and redo them until you have them down pat. I also really like the Fox LG game (I know its pricier but I was able to borrow it from another college through my university).
I'm a little bit of a special snowflake in that I love LR. Fox's LR is also really helpful. I really only used the LR bible for fundamentals, Fox's for actual practice, developing higher skills/deeper understanding. You can really make significant gains here since its half the test.
For RC my strategy this go-round is drill drill drill. Find a strategy that works for you. I got comfortable with my solid scores on PTs and didn't drill these at all.
I'm also going to work a warm up into my routine that I can do on test day bc my first section was rough.
I think your ability to make that jump depends on your class/work load and determination to apply in a certain cycle. If there's no rush I'd vote, take a year off, retake in June.