1) 171 (first try)
2) Not important (powerscore LGB -- but it interfered with my Testmasters course and was not more beneficial than the course)
3) Testmasters full-length for the June LSAT (which is better for most people because it is written in the afternoon; note that most people our age learn and perform better later in the day)
4) I studied over the summer while essentially working part time. Note, however, that my "studying" consisted only of going to classes until two weeks before the test (see below).
5) 11 -- I wrote four as part of the Testmasters course and also properly wrote a full-length test every other day for the two weeks leading up to the test. This is where I saw my big gains.
6) I should've done the Testmasters homework! It sucks and 'identifying question types' is stupid, but I would've been able to achieve a much higher score if I had kept up with everything.
7) A few suggestions:
1. Take a full-year informal logic course, preferably at least a year before you write the LSAT. I took one in my first year and it was by far the best thing that I ever could have done to study. I suggest taking it long before the LSAT so that it has time to sink in and become natural. I also suggest a full-year course because after the first semester, I was still pretty useless. After the second semester, however, where we applied the theory from the first semester to real legal cases, I was a pro.
2. Use caffeine if it helps. Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant that will increase your processing speed. That makes caffeine a useful tool for a test like the LSAT where memory performance is not required. The problem, however, is that it is difficult to get the dose right because of upregulation. Caffeine is an adenosine modulator, so your body will get used to it (and, in fact, expect it) after a while. Some individuals also experience negative effects if they take too much. So, if you are unable to get the right balance, you can actually harm your performance. I rarely drank coffee or energy drinks, so that wasn't much of an issue for me. During some of the Testmasters classes I would drink a large london fog (tea), and during preptests I would sometimes drink part of a Rockstar. On the day of, I drank half of a Rockstar during the break and it seemed to work quite well.
3. Don't take any of this too seriously. There's no point in obsessing about performance tricks because you will end up psyching yourself out. Furthermore, none of these tricks are really going to make *that* much of a difference in your final score. Except, of course, the informal logic course. That one seems like it's actually important.
EDIT: Also, make sure that you do your preptests properly. Use an alarm to measure the times exactly, and don't be lenient with yourself. You won't have extra time to think on the actual test day, so don't practice doing so.