« on: May 15, 2007, 04:04:11 PM »
To op: I am seconding (or thirding, fourthing, whatever the current tally is) the advice to focus on your LSAT score and consider re-taking it if you do not get a score that you are hoping for. The reason I say that is because with your GPA, you are within striking distance of T-14, and there's no reason not to go for it. It would be one thing if you had substantial problems with RC or LR - those are pretty time-consuming and difficult sections to improve. Logic games, on the other hand, you should be able to get down with no problem. There is absolutely no reason for you to go to e.g. St. John's if you are realistically capable of getting into much better schools.
As far as logic games - do them and redo them to identify your mistakes. The most important thing to do is to find the deductions that you missed. If you do enough of that, you'll start seeing those deductions as you are solving the games. There's a great deal of benefit to re-doing logic games several times (I think), whereas with RC/LR, there's much more of a diminishing returns effect.
Oh, and postponing the LSAT to October instead of June is not the end of the world, so don't feel like you have to take it in June.
Thank you for your reply. I suppose the problem I am having is the fact that accuracy is not an issue for me during games. Of those games that I get to do, I get 100% right. I have not gotten one game question that I have attempted wrong on any LSAT that I have taken. While that sounds great in theory, in principle, it does not seem to be helping me, because as hard as I try to push myself, I find myself just finishing the second game at the "5 Minute" mark. I don't know how to improve speed on these, and it feels a bit like I am hitting my head against a wall.
I visualize the setups well, I set them up correctly, and make all the right deductions; but by the time I have applied all of this to 6-7 questions, 17+ minutes have passed, and I don't know how to improve this. I suppose I will keep slogging away these next three weeks and see if I feel like I have any real chance at improvement by September.
As for postponing - it is a possibility, but I want to be able to apply as early as possible. I understand that this is a serious advantage.
I don't feel that December is a real option for me. I am not willing to spend yet another year out of Law School. It is very depressing to be doing interesting, attorney-level work at a great firm, but being paid 5-10 times less than attorneys who are no more than 2-3 years older than me.