« on: July 01, 2005, 02:19:46 PM »
Well I have to say that I'm probably not the best person to ask for LSAT advice. I only managed a 161 on test day. However, that was 2 points higher than I scored on any of my practice tests so I was actually happy with my own performance (this board will make you feel stupid when you see all the 170's).
It seems like you've already prepared fairly thoroughly for June. I guess my advice would be to get your hands on any actual LSAT's that you may not have already taken in your previous preparation. Also, you may want to look into the full powerscore course if you were happy with them and you have the time and money to do it. Maybe you would benefit from more instruction. Also, if you weren't practicing under STRICTLY timed conditions before, I suggest that you do so this time around. I think that this is one of the factors that contributed to my score increase on test day. There were no timing surprises and I had learned how to pace myself and not lose focus. Also, as you added, confidence is a big factor with the LSAT. Just having taken it once should help you feel better about your potential. It seems that LR is a weak point for you. The LR Bible is very helpful, you may want to pick it up.
Finally, take some time off. Even if its just a couple of days or a week. October is still a ways off and you don't want to burn out in August or September. There's plenty of time to do what you need to do as you've already done a lot on your own. Good luck.