Does anyone have a suggested order to tackle the LSAT Preptests?
I am taking the December LSAT and have finally aquired all the preptests. I'm looking for a good regimen to propel me through the next few months.
Thanks in advance!
A rough order of older to newer along the lines of what All Star said is a good idea for doing full length timed practice tests as part of your prep routine to measure progress leading up to test day and for ONCE you are ready to focus more on timing and taking full timed tests more regularly.
To start your prep routine since it sounds like you are just getting going, aside from doing one initial full timed practice test ASAP (and you should use a pretty recent one for this, like say the June 2007 LSAT) to get a baseline indication of your pre-prep starting score range, DO NOT jump right into just churning and burning by doing a bunch of timed tests prior to learning and studying the concepts that are tested.
After taking an initial baseline practice test you should go through the tests un-timed/in slow motion with the focus of getting familiar with the various repetitive concepts/patterns/question types/game types/etc. as well as learning and practicing good logically based techniques to apply.
Work the problems slowly and carefully at first. Study and practice with older materials during the majority of your prep time making sure to spend a lot of time reviewing mistakes and concepts you are weak on. During this time, which should be the bulk of your prep time, bouncing around through the tests to organize your use by concepts and question types is better than basing it mainly on the age of the test. Lather rinse repeat while slowly moving into the phase of mostly taking full timed tests shortly before test day.
Save a majority of the most recent tests for OCCASIONAL timed practice to measure your progress as you go along. During your untimed prep/study and learning time it is better to organize your use of the materials around question types and such than by the chronological dates of the preptests.