When I first started studying, I was scoring in the low 150's. I bought both Official LSAT Preptest books, plus the three most recent tests from the LSAC site. I got some prep books to help me tackle the logic section (also my albatross), but never used the sample tests in the prep books - just used them for strategy. After I got my strategy down, I took 3-4 tests a week under timed conditions. By the time test day came around, I was consistently scoring between 158 and 161. My final score was 162.