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Maybe February LSAT instead

Post by bookie » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:05 pm

Hello all. Hope 4th of July treated you well.

I have been prepping for the LSAT so that I can sit for it in October. I took a logic course during the last spring semester to get me started, and I am using Blueprint the movie now. I plan on buying the bibles soon. I'm going into my junior year now, so I've got some wiggle room to take the LSAT. I want to score 170+, and I'm thinking to instead hold off until February for 2 reasons:

1) I don't want to take the LSAT around finals week. Even though I do well when under pressure for many things, I don't want to experiment with the LSAT. So Dec. is out.

2) I want to make sure I'm scoring in the 170s consistently on PTs. With my rate of improvement so far, I think it may take me longer to get in that range than I'd previously estimated.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? I've read older threads on here, but I am looking for some fresh perspective, too. I'm worried that extending my studying period so much might backfire. Any thoughts?

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Re: Maybe February LSAT instead

Post by glucose101 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:19 pm

I think the reason why I'm opting for the Feb exam is because

1) I'm going too slow for the Oct, and possibly too slow for the Dec one
2) Don't want to take it during finals
3) I'll have a clear, happy mind then
4) I'm taking a gap year after UG, so it doesn't really matter when I take the LSAT
5) I want to finish everything before I take it/feel extremely comfortable


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Re: Maybe February LSAT instead

Post by Prime321 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:53 pm

From what I heard you need to have a set 2-3 months time that you can dedicate to the LSAT. During that time you could go through all the blueprint material read up on the bibles take the 20 full practice tests that were not covered on the BP homework and then go over and centralize what your mistakes are on looking at the explanations on why you were wrong and the right answer was right. Basically if you your going to have more free time 3 months prior to February than take February but if you have more free time 3 months prior to October then take October. If your thinking 7 months is better than 3 I don't get it cause if you study like you should you wont have any more materials to study after the first 3 months.

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