I started preparing for the Dec. LSAT a couple weeks ago. I started by reading through the different types of sections and studying up on how to properly complete the questions in each section. Ever since then, I have pretty much just been taking practice tests and seeing what I did wrong on each test during my study time. What I do usually is take times tests, but complete a question or two and then look at the answer sheet and see if I got the questions right or wrong. If they were wrong, I look at the correct answer and try to figure out why I didn't choose it - all while being timed. I usually have no problem completing each section under 35 minutes, so it is not really an issue for me. And I have also been consistently scoring 160 + (which is my goal on the real thing)>
I am scoring very well (for my expectations) so far by this process, but I keep seeing no improvement in the games section. I plan on reading the LGB now and touching up on my theory for how to approach each type of game.
My question is, is the approach that I am doing right now - that is, JUST taking practice tests and while taking the practice tests, checking my answers DURING the test, bad? Is this kind of like 'cheating'? Should I be spending my time reading up theory instead of just taking practice tests? In a sense, these 'practice tests' are more like practice sections for me.
Btw, the reason why I am checking my answers during the test is because I have a pretty short-term memory and considering I am working with real LSAT's (not practice books with explanations), I find it hard remembering the process of how I came up with an answer after completing 4 sections and going back to check my answers.