153 in Sept 09...I haven't started studying yet... and I'm coming up with my study plan today while I'm home for the holiday. ...I'll start studying on Monday.
I'll be starting Monday as well and I'll be doing 5-section preptests as quickly as possible while going over all my mistakes. I'll be starting with preptest 28.
I feel great now, I have rough days where it aches pretty bad, but I'm satisfied with the outcome of the second surgery.
Great to hear that. I think I'll go under the knife after the LSAT and after I have built some more muscle around my core area.
One other thing, I don't want you to think you won't improve and thus discourage you from studying. I lost my mother to cancer this summer, so perhaps I have other things on my mind. Plus, at least you would be confident on test day and keep your score.
I'm terribly sorry for your loss. I've lost a loved one to cancer as well. It's devastating. All we can do is look forward to the future and work hard to achieve our goals.
Oh well. So, you're doing great already. Remember- 165 is the 90th percentile. I really haven't improved much actually. It has always been the same range and the only thing I have improved on is LG and like I said, I freak out so what does it matter.
I find that I do better on LR if I do a warmup section before the preptest.
Unfortunately, a 165 will give me close to a 0% chance at an acceptance at my 15 choices. I need around a 175 or better to have a fair shot at a scholarship and an acceptance.
It took me a couple of months but I found that LR and LG are very learn-able.
You definitely have to fix your freak-out problem. Then you should repeatedly do drills using old LR and LG questions until you know the questions inside-out.
My issue is with the RC. It's too inconsistent. Sometimes, I score a -2 and other times I score a -8. Sometimes I don't even finish. I'm hoping 6 months will be enough to fix that.