As it stands, a typical LSAT goes like this:
Essentially, my problem is that every LR and RC section (except for the rare ones with a passage that takes me forever) feels the same.
Every LR has 20-24 very easy questions, a few that are tricky, and occasionally 1 that is a coin flip. Every RC has 18-23 very easy questions, several tricky ones, and 1 or 2 that feel like a toss up.
That is, whether I scored 175 or 180, I feel no different at the end of an LSAT. My assumption is that, in order to get better, I need to either 1) break through my current level of understanding and be better able to decipher, in real time, which questions are giving me serious problems and which ones merely feel harder than the rest, and/or 2) improve at RC, for which studying feels arbitrary and practically fruitless.
Does anyone have tips for how to do either, or have any other insight about how to move from my current range (173-180) to a narrower one (176-180)?
As it stands, I feel like I'm rolling dice every time I test.
My target for January is a 177 because my goal is to get a 6-figure scholarship from a T13 and my GPA is only 3.64. I probably only need a 175/176 to achieve that, but a few confounding factors make me think I'm only safe with a 177, namely that I've submitted applications with my 173 and won't get the new score until February 1, at which point a sizeable amount of money will have already been given out.
I know that I could just wait another cycle but I'm 27, I'm not sure how much longer my management consulting job will be in demand in this economy, and I have a good fallback (full ride, or near full ride, from CU Boulder or Denver Law, which are great options because I want to practice in Denver).