Best Course for 2 months Study

ls18orbust
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Best Course for 2 months Study

Postby ls18orbust » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:11 pm

So I just got my score back for September and I'm not too happy with it. So I'm going to retake in December. My biggest issue seems to be timing, when I'm not rushed I can get answers right almost all of the time. When I take a PT untimed, I score in the high 160s, low 170s. Timed and it drops to high 150s, low 160s (which is where my actual score landed). When I look at my score report and break the questions down into sections I rarely get an answer wrong, but then when I get to the last section and a half (which I'm usually doing in the last 10min of the section) I miss answers like crazy. Is it recommended to take a course even though I feel like I have the basics down? Or do I need to just take more PTs timed and build up my stamina? If you think a course is good, what would you recommend on a two month study schedule?

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Re: Best Course for 2 months Study

Postby Tpb5493 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:03 am

You've probably heard this before, but timing improves with your knowledge of the material. And, of course, by doing a large number of timed sections. I use the 10 in 10, 15 in 15 method and it seems to work well enough. Another key point is skipping tough questions. Once you get past around question 12, LSAC likes to throw in a few hard questions. When you encounter one, spend 45 seconds to a minute on it before circling an answer and moving on. Ideally you'll finish the section with 4-5 minutes to spare, allowing you to go back and hit the hard questions that you skipped. Moving fast on easy questions is also key. The first 10 are generally really, really easy - so for some of them you might not even need to read every answer choice. Find a timing method and stick to it.

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Re: Best Course for 2 months Study

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:10 pm

ls18orbust wrote:So I just got my score back for September and I'm not too happy with it. So I'm going to retake in December. My biggest issue seems to be timing, when I'm not rushed I can get answers right almost all of the time. When I take a PT untimed, I score in the high 160s, low 170s. Timed and it drops to high 150s, low 160s (which is where my actual score landed). When I look at my score report and break the questions down into sections I rarely get an answer wrong, but then when I get to the last section and a half (which I'm usually doing in the last 10min of the section) I miss answers like crazy. Is it recommended to take a course even though I feel like I have the basics down? Or do I need to just take more PTs timed and build up my stamina? If you think a course is good, what would you recommend on a two month study schedule?




If you can score in the high 160s/low170s then I think your knowledge is more or less there. I think a course may be a waste of time. If anything, I would recommend the Manhattan guides or Trainer.

Anyways, I agree that you should focus on strategy; specifically timing strategy. I aim to do 25 in 25 which forces me to go very quickly. I usually have to skip 4-5 questions (the harder ones) and then I have 10+ minutes to go back and do those harder questions.




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