Bearly, I'm just saying that you may not be as strong at RC and LR as you think, and those sections constitute most (3/4) of the test. The test writers throw a lot of curve balls in the LR sections in particular. I notice a lot of monovision on this site with repect to studying for the LSAT and the LG section. Clearly you need to improve at LG, but don't discount needing to improve at LR and RC. Again, that's 3/4 of the test...and 85% to 100% is a variance of 4 or 5 questions in a section...that's a variance you want to eliminate. You should at least give that a little more effort to make sure those sections really are your strength.
85% * 3 sections = 12 questions missed
2 full games answered randomly = 10-14 questions missed?
It's not as inconsequential as first perceived.
Remember, also, that the real thing is a lot different than practice. The stress can force you to make quick decisions. People frequently do much worse on the real thing than they did during practice.
Excellent point, Ersatz; A point, is a point, is a point after all. Time is of the essence, however. If you had 3 weeks to study, and you were in my shoes, would you really focus on LR and RC while allowing yourself to simply pick "C" on 12 questions that you didn't even have the chance to look at?
I do look at the other sections, and I do appreciate your advice, but my focus has to be on my weaknesses, because I feel that while it is true that I may lose 10-14 points elsewhere in the test, losing 10-4 points on just a quarter of the thing (that is supposed to be the easiest to improve) is a mistake.
Let me know if you disagree.
I don't know if there is any way to improve your speed short of just doing lots of games. (I'm just going by what's worked for me, mind you.) I don't know if three weeks will give you enough time to do that. Maybe I've missed it upthread, but how long have you been studying for the LSAT? In other words, do you feel like you've maxed out as far as your LG potential?
Just out of curiosity, what kind of work do you do as a Junior Paralegal, and how is it different from a regular / senior position?
My title is actually not "Junior Paralegal" per se, but I have given enough details in my OP that if I were to give my actual job title, I would likely out myself, which is not something I would want to do.
Essentially, my position is no different from a "senior" paralegal's in any regard except that my work is nominally overseen by a senior paralegal and I am paid less.
The majority of my work involves intensive document review and client contact, so while I am a document monkey, I have become very involved in my cases.
In response to your other question - I suppose that is where my trepidation stems from. I do not know if I have maxed myself out. I have not really studied games for more than a month; but I am seeing no changes whatsoever. This is not very encouraging to me, and I don't know whether it will be worthwhile to just keep banging my head against a wall for the next 4 months until October.