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My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique

Erk

My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« on: January 21, 2009, 10:28:06 PM »
Here's the deal, this is a retake (160). I didn't prepare sufficiently for the exam (perused the PS bibles and took like 5 preptests).

I am preparing much earlier and harder this time.

Here is my gameplan:

Wks 1 and 2- Go through LSAC Superprep, complete all preptests and go through answers to know EXACTLY why they are right and wrong

Next 4 wks(basically month of Feb)- Go through the entirety of the 3 PS Bibles

The remainder will be me going through the Power Score Coursebook lessons and Homework, while taking a preptest each Saturday and Sunday up until the exam.

Any suggestions, criticisms, comments are welcomed.

Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 06:08:02 PM »
My only comment would be that the official material found in the examples in the latter part of your plan are taken from the PTs you plan to finish off in weeks 1 and 2 (I'm assuming you've done a ton of PTs already; you're not planning on doing 50 in 2 weeks, right? That would be seriously masochistic.).

Since either way when you do the problems a second time it'll be hard to use them to gage your progress, I would work on the unrelated parts of the PS bibles (I didn't use the RC since it came out right before my test - so no opinion there) before I went into serious practice test mode.

Otherwise, you seem to know what the important areas to hit are. Good luck on improving your score!!

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Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 06:16:17 PM »
Here's my critique:  you're ugly, you smell, and if you get into a good law school no employer will hire you anyway.

Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 06:19:30 PM »
Here's my critique:  you're ugly, you smell, and if you get into a good law school no employer will hire you anyway.


Lay off, dufus. Prepping for an LSAT is a stressful time, and I don't see anything the OP couldn't done to merit a response like that. Bitter or something?

Erk

Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 08:26:17 PM »
Valjean- I was unclear in my explanation of the first two weeks of my prep. I meant that I would take the Preptests that are provided in the LSAC superprep book. Sorry about that. Thanks a ton for the advice and words of encouragement.

Tetris- any particular reason you responded that way? I have read this board for a while and just thought that some people would be able to provide me with some insight.


Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 01:49:06 PM »
I have a few comments...

Superprep consists of only 3 preptests... If you are allowing an adequate amount of time each day for LSAT prep, I don't see how you could stretch that into 2 full weeks of prep.

In general, I think that you should try and go through another 30 or so PTs, the PS bibles, and use the remaining 20(ish) PTs to drill yourself on weaknesses. I don't know much about the PS coursebooks, so I can't comment on that.

I cannot stress enough how much it helped me to take 40+ timed practice exams. I was aiming for 175+, and couldn't have accomplished it without taking exam after exam and reviewing them well.

Julie Fern

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Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 03:51:19 PM »
june test be hardest ever.

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Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 08:59:44 AM »
june test be hardest ever.
Stop boosting your post count with these useless posts.

Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 01:32:40 PM »
HYS, I could easily see the superprep taking around two weeks, considering that she/he is doing the tests and reading through the entire set of explanations provided, plus the annoyingly tedious introduction.  I think this is a great way to start.  I would also echo that taking actual tests is likely as or more important than the powerscore stuff.  I think PS is good as a crutch when you need confidence, but I would concentrate more on the actual material if I were you (I'm sure there are droves who disagree with this part). 

Basically, I would do more work straight from the tests, and more preptests.  Just my two cents though :)

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Re: My LSAT strategy for June 09, critique
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 09:12:36 PM »
june test be hardest ever.
Stop boosting your post count with these useless posts.

you first, pinhead.