« on: October 09, 2007, 01:59:46 AM »
I canceled as well (see my other thread on it), but I'm not taking it til June.
What I've realized after all this is that this test really is one of the hardest I've ever taken, in terms of scoring consistently high on. But it's also very easy to underestimate. The test is very learnable, but you have to put a helluva lot of time and energy into it; not something you can just blaze through and "hope for the best".
So yeah, taking it in June. My plan:
- Take a month-long break this October
- November, start picking apart each test one by one, question by question. I'm going to type up each LR problem on Word and categorize it (myself) based on difficulty, as well as question type, etc. (That way I can focus on each question more intensely, and also when the test nears I'll have a solid database of pretty much every test released, lol. And even if I don't do the whole test each day, and not even every day, I think should have enough time).
- Work on games constantly, maybe take a few sheets with me everytime I get bored on the subway for practice. I've photocopied every LG I have for practice but I nowhere near got through all of them. At most I was only able to do every grouping game from the first 10 Actual to the 10 More. (There are a *lot* of games out there).
- Read a lot for RC. I may type these up as well, just cause I'm crazy like that.
- Around February/March next year, start taking a preptest every weekend. Then spend the rest of the week breaking down the preptest question by question. (For Sept, I made the mistake of just burning through tests and only going through mistakes, instead of going through each question again one by one). Thankfully I still have about 12 or so untaken tests at my disposal (saved them for "worst case scenario", which apparently has happened lol).
I guess that's the rough plan...for all of you guys that have hit the 170's but not consistently (like me), maybe you should seriously consider taking an extra year. I mean if you're willing to devote the time it can make a full difference between a 177 and a 167, which is the difference between HYS and not-HYS. If you think you can do it -- and you've seen it's possible, based on your preptests -- why not? (For me it'd just mean starting law when I'm 24 instead of 23, and I'm not wiling to give up the best opportunities just cause I'm too impatient to wait another twelve months, lol).
Also, consider realistically how much improvement you'll see in 3 months. Especially if you have school/work.
Whew, sorry for the ramble. Good luck!