I think it's quite possible for you, or any
english speaking person, to score in at least
the low 160s given the timeframe you're
describing. IMO, any score higher than that is
just a function of how rested you are, how
healthy your diet is, and whether you can draw
the critical initial assumption on each of the
I wouldn't sweat the diagnostic, everybody has
trouble their first time through.
If I were you, this is what I would do:
ASAP - Order 2 of the 10 REAL LSAT books from LSAC,
plus copies of the most recently administered tests.
Then hit Barnes and Noble, or a bookseller of your
choice, and pick out an LSAT study book.
While you're waiting for the LSAC stuff, familiarize
yourself with the question archetypes, the essential
strategies for each section, and do all the practice
problems in the book. Don't worry about timing
yourself yet. When you do logical reasoning questions,
don't just pick an answer that you think is right,
positively identify why each of the other answers is
wrong. The key is to think like the test writers.
Once you've finished that, plan on taking 4 or 5 real
LSATs a week in a timed test-like environment. It's
tough to time yourself, but you've got to do it. Don't
check answers until you're finished a test entirely,
and then carefully examine each question you missed.
Just mastering the material in the bookstore book should
get you into the 155 range, and if you stick with the
timed tests you'll see scores above 160 before you know