Opie wrote:So anyone have any last minute LSAT tips that can get me over the 170 mark? I know they say not to study right before, but I'm feeling desperate. I know what I did wrong, but knowing what you did wrong won't get you into NU!
Actually, yes it will! TBH at this point I'm not sure that learning anything new will help, because we don't have enough time to really drill it in and get comfortable.
What you can do, though, is take a look at what you did wrong and ask yourself this:
1) Why did I get this wrong? What is TCR?
2) Why is the correct answer TCR? What were the writers of the LSAT looking for when they asked this question? Why did my answer fall short?
3) What tricks did the LSAT writers use to make me think my answer was correct? OR, if you made a silly mistake, ask yourself what you think was the 'tricky answer' to that question, and why it was a tricky question. Then ask yourself how to avoid falling for that sort of a trick in the future.
For example, on parallel questions they often 'trick' people by giving them a stimulus that has a flaw (like an incorrect reversal), and an answer that has almost EXACTLY the same phrasing (or subject/topic) but is a good argument. It's tricky because someone who doesn't necessarily think "I'm looking for an argument with an incorrect reversal" will make a mistake and pick the AC that SOUNDS the most similar, instead of the one that's phrased in a totally different way but is indeed an incorrect reversal.
Anyway, IDK if any of that even made sense but I hope it's helpful.