Hey guys, thank you in advance for the help, and good luck to all.
Here's the deal. I'm probably taking the LSAT in February, although I am registered to take it in December. (Taking a year off, so all that's taken care of. No need to discuss those issues. Unless I should take it in June. Hitting the admission cycle early seems nice. Etc.)
Senior, 3.7, respectable Southern state school, leadership-oriented resume. Recommendations will be thorough. Personal statement will be fine. LSAT's the kicker.
I signed up for a Kaplan online course (which I'm reading just now on this board is a "waste of time" among other things...I really hope that's not the case considering the money I spent), gone through most of the lessons. Scores are as follows - 149 (diagnostic), 158, 157, 158, 161.
I really want somewhere between 161-165. Of course, I want to get in this range by February. Kaplan has assured me I'll still have online materials, etc., until the February test assuming I choose to take it then.
I'm getting around 42 right on LR, 23 or so on RC. Problem is, I'm getting about 12 or 13 right on LG. It's kicking my proverbial LSAT ass. Some schools I'm aspiring toward...Tennessee, Alabama, Wake Forest, UNC Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt, GW, Columbia. (The last five are what I'm really shooting for.)
Is it possible with the time I have until February to raise LG to 17-20 right answers? Am I totally screwed? Should I just ignore the Kaplan LG approach and try another book? Get a tutor? And in terms of keeping my strenghts solid (RC and LR), is that plausible considering the time I'd probably have to devote to LG? Obviously I'm a little worried about it.
OK. I know I've probably reiterated the concerns of countless other rookies to this board. Again, I appreciate your patience. Please let me know what advice you have and what you think.