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Thank you so much for the detail response. This helps a lot - I think I may have jumped into the timed sections too quickly.

It was a little disheartening to hear what you had to say about taking the Oct. test though, even though I completely understand the reasoning. It's just that it's way too late to get a refund now, and I just don't have enough money to just throw that away. Taking the Oct. test is not just for getting the extra practice, but also for weighing what my options are for the future (especially because, when I look at this realistically, I don't know even know if I will have the time this semester to study for the Dec. test - which was why I spent my summer studying for it. I don't want to shoot myself in the foot by not taking this test, then realizing later that I don't have the time to study more and end up worsening my situation, by applying late in the application cycle for no reason. That's all stuff that I need to figure out on my own though).

Anyway, thank you again for the great advice. I really appreciate it.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Thanks for the reply!

I'm taking one in Oct., but most probably going to take it again in December since I feel that only 3 points above my diagnostic is not possibly the best that I can do - so I'm asking for the Dec. one.

I started off not timing, just taking the separate sections un-timed, then after I was getting all those right I moved onto timing and taking full prep-tests. I never took a full test un-timed - should I do that first? Will that help?

I'm not exactly sure what my losing points are. There isn't a particular question or time during the test when I start losing more...it's kind of all over the place.

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So I've been studying for about two months now for the LSAT. I've bought all the Powerscore bibles as well as many, many prep-tests. I've been dedicating at the very least 3-4 hours - much more on weekends - a day to studying and practicing (this includes doing multiple individual timed sections and as well as full prep-tests and reviews), but I have seen only about a 2-3 increase from my diagnostic score (which was a 153). I was really hoping for a at least 160, but preferably a 165+ and everyone keeps saying that on average most people improve about 10 points.

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. My timing has improved significantly - where I could only do 3 LG and RC sections I now finish them all, sometimes with time to spare - yet my score didn't improve at all. It's just really frustrating to be spending all this time preparing and seeing SO little improvement.

Has anyone else experienced this or just have some advice as to what I need to do (that I haven't already been doing) to push my score up??

Thanks!  ;D

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