When your preptests are in the high 170s, it's hard go wrong with your prep. I personally would lay off the timed tests and make sure I was doing some off the clock stuff where you can really analyze what is really going on with the questions. Obviously you know how to pick a right answer, but there's a familiarity you can develop where you can pick the right answer without having to think about it. That does wonders for speed and accuracy. Every question becomes one you've seen before. That is LSAT Nirvana.Also, what Thane said.
I'm trying to do whatever I can to get into a top law school, but my GPA is a little low (3.35) so I've made scoring well on the LSAT a high priority. I'm taking the June LSAT in five weeks and I'm just trying to solicit some opinions on study technique. I've been studying for about a month and a half at this point, and about a month ago I started taking timed PrepTests on Saturdays. I've taken four so far and scored 170-170-177-180. During the week I had been working through various strategy books and whatnot, but I feel like I haven't been getting much out of them the last couple weeks. My plan now is to ramp up and take fourteen more timed tests over the next five weeks, taking one each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until the weekend before the test, when I figure I'll focus on relaxation. I don't plan on doing much studying on the other days of the week, although I may do a games section or two. Is this a recipe for disaster? I took the SAT cold so I don't really have much of a standard of comparison for how to prep for a test like this.
Without reading the rest of the commentary on this thread, I will say that this was pretty similar to what I did and it worked out well enough. Certainly wasn't a recipe for disaster in my case. Good luck.
Moreover, most law students are not modest folk.
Quote from: Thane Messinger on May 13, 2010, 04:51:53 AMMoreover, most law students are not modest folk. I disagree. I think a great many of us have learned the value of being understated.Of course, that's just based on my experience. I haven't taken a survey.
I disagree. I think a great many of us have learned the value of being understated.
Note the part where I said I am "shooting for a 180," not "I think I'm necessarily going to get a 180." Also note that I am asking for input on how to best prepare to achieve my goal. If I thought that the preptest was a substitute for the real thing, I wouldn't be asking for input into how to best prepare myself, because I would assume that I was already all set. Do you have any suggestions for how I can best go about preparing myself? Beyond avoiding dysentery, that is.