While Iím quite certain this has been talked to death, being a new member here i have to ask: So i plan to take the LSAT in Sept and just took my first diagnostic and scored a 153. Obviously I'm not happy with the results and am hoping to score somewhere in the mid 160's on the final product. I took the diagnostic about 2 weeks ago and am now in the process of doing sections by themselves, and then analyzing my mistakes. With that said, for those of you who found yourself scoring in the 150's on your first diagnostic, how long did it take to see real improvement? I can't say that over the past 2 weeks Iíve seen much, which of course bothers me to some extent. Also, even though the Sept test is over 4 months away, would you say i have adequate time to reach my goal? Thank you for your responses.
I'm here to give you some hope (I think). My initial diagnostic was a 152. Like you, I was beyond devastated by the results of that test. I kind of thought that it was hopeless. Because of that I set the LSAT aside for about a month. Then I came back and took another one... 154 and still disapointed. Another test yielded about a 156. Then I worked my way through the LG bible at superspeed. In the next 6 weeks I went from about that 154 to scoring a 166 on the Feburary test. Well, here's some more honesty. When you get a score like that you won't be happy either because you'll look at it and think about what you could do with 2-6 more points. Because of that I am retaking in June. The ascent from the 150's to the 160's was quick for me after the LG and LR bibles. But it has been a continual (3 month) struggle this time. I don't want to be sure about anything but if my recent tests have been a decent indicator I should be in that 170-172 range.
What I'm saying is that whatever happens, you can probably do this if you take it seriously and study enough. It takes work, and it can be very hard at times. Especially in my case though that initial climb can be very quick. If this is really what you want keep working on it. I would say that 4 months is enough time to get you to the mid 160's and possibly higher given your diagnostic relative to mine.