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145 ->171, DONE with the LSAT

firstgenlaw-1firstgenlaw-1 Member
edited February 2022 in General 245 karma

1 Year and 30 PTs Later

I'm EXHAUSTED and am so happy it's over. Thank you 7Sage and this community!

January 2021 Diagnostic: 145
June 2021 Flex: 163
October 2021: 163
January 2022: 171

I know everyone will ask so here are my resources:
-PowerScore LR Bible
-The LSAT Trainer
-Kaplan LSAT Book (was terrible, do not recommend)
-Fox LSAT Prep LR
-Manhattan LR Book
-Cambridge LR Books
-The Loophole (I barely read this so I have zero insight)

My strengths: LG (usually -0) and LR (-1 to -3)
My beast: RC though I managed to get -1 to -5 toward the end of my studying

What ended up being a game changer for me after my October LSAT:
-Read stimulus first!
-Take a break. I was studying so much I was burnt out and bombed the October LSAT. I took a one month break from studying and then was scoring in 170s consistently after that. Burnout is REAL. Take a break. Studying 4 hours a day is only going to burn you out.
-RC Tip: Treat RC as a giant LR stimulus i.e. find the conclusion in each paragraph, identify relationship it has with other paragraphs, etc. Do NOT choose an AC that you cannot find support for in the passage. The answers are all in the passage, even the "most strongly supported" and "inference" ones, everything is in the passage.

Wishing everyone the best of luck, go kill it!


  • spedersenspedersen Member
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  • Sensrock20Sensrock20 Alum Member
    38 karma

    Congratulations! That is absolutely fantastic! If you don't mind me asking, approximately how many hours where you studying each day?

  • Noah2499Noah2499 Member
    26 karma

    Which schools are you applying to?

  • KariOmooKariOmoo Member
    70 karma

    Amazing!! Congratulations!!

  • marrrr99marrrr99 Core Member
    27 karma

    This is awesome, congrats!

  • Tashara_bellTashara_bell Free Trial Member
    5 karma

    Thank you , and wishing you luck in Law School!!

  • firstgenlaw-1firstgenlaw-1 Member
    edited February 2022 245 karma

    @Sensrock20 This varied depending on where I was at in my studies.

    At the beginning I would do 2 hours a day Mon-Fri and then 4-5 hours on the weekends but I was still learning the basics. I of course would take a day off here and there. From August to October I studied 3 hours a day Mon-Fri and would PT and BR every weekend. I also worked full-time so I was getting up at 4am to workout, walk, medicate, eat breakfast, and then study for 4 hours all before 10am when I worked. This is why I bombed October.

    There really is no perfect formula and you need to find what works for you. Once I was in the 170s, I would PT on the weekends and just study for an hour a day doing drills and still take Fridays off.

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