1) What score did you get? 174
2) What books did you use? (Kaplan, Powerscore LRB, Powerscore LGB, etc) I started using Kaplan, but then I realized that their review material is not worth studying when you can just use practice tests. Just do as many full length practice tests as possible - way better than using any of these with their lsat tips and lsat tricks - waste of time and money except for the actual practice tests they give you.
3) What prep courses did you take (if any)? Full length, weekend?
4) How long did you study for, and under what conditions? (during school, during the summer, etc)
Started near the end of school - last month and a half since I got out around the beginning of May - all the way up until the June test day. So around 3 months or so. (half out of school/half in)
5) How many preptests did you do?
I did 18 or 19 full-length lsat prep tests. The practice lsat tests are key. If you do them honestly without taking any extra time and have them independently timed by someone you know - it will significantly help you when it comes time to do the real thing.
I really did not have any person that was willing to sacrifice their time to help proctor my practice tests - so I used this virtual proctor that I found. It comes on dvd, and you can watch that independently times you while you take your practice tests. (Here's the link. http://www.lsatproctor.com/
) That along with practicing with an analog watch while doing all those full length practice tests made doing the actual lsat on test day way less stressful.
6) What would you change if you were to do it again?
I might have done a few more full length practice tests just under as close to real test conditions as possible because I know that the more I did under those conditions would have given me maybe a one or two point boost in score.
7) Any other misc comments/suggestions.
Definitely get some help with your practice tests. Having someone help you get better at using your watch and making your practice test almost as stressful as the real thing will make the real lsat seem much less stressful. Repetition is key. That virtual proctor really helped me out and I would suggest using it because it is going to be more reliable than a friend or family member that you are trying to coerce into timing you for almost 4 hours let alone multiple times a week. 15 bucks isn't too bad an investment either.
Good luck with all your lsat prep.