Sandro777 wrote:I am beginning to think I am royally screwed for the 26th. I started prepping on earlier PTs and havent been able to start on the newer ones until recently (medical stuff).
I have been owned by both the newer LR and RC. In the 20's PTs i averaged around -4 LR and -2/3 RC, before i really did a lot of my prep stuff.
PT 47 I missed -8 and -6 LR. RC i went -3
PT 55 i just took cause it was laying out - 1st LR -10, RC -7.
Would taking more recent PT's help me get better acquainted? Its really frustrating to be at a place where I thought i could make small improvements to my LR and be getting towards 170... then switch to new PT's and miss 17 question on 1 LR and 1 RC section alone.
First, NEVER start your thoughts with, "I am beginning to think I am royally screwed..."
This test is primarily about your ability to break down and/or assimilate complex information quickly and secondarily (but almost as important) about your ability to control yourself under pressure (thankfully for law schools they can test all of this - as well as your commitment to studying - on one wonderful test).
The language on the LSAT has evolved a bit but the questions aren't testing anything different in the 20's than they are in the 50's. Don't psych yourself out.
Also, don't burn out...could be that you're missing important details on questions because you feel overly familiar with the style. Take a few days off so the questions look new to you again. I've found that I gain as much insight during my days off as I do on my hard study days.
Finally, don't listen to all the meaningless discussion board banter. The difference between a 165 and a 170 is a couple stupid mistakes...the kid in front of you farted...you farted...who cares... If you're capable of a 165 on any given day, you're capable of a 170 on that day.