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old PT vs. Newer PT for second time

dystopia
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In preparation for the January exam I was wondering if anyone would have any insight in the usefulness of old PTs.
In my studying I have reviewed every PT after PT 38 so would it be better to review and write those PT (the ones I did about 7 months ago) or would it be more valuable to write and review PT 1-38?
Any options or advice would be appreciated
T.B.Justin
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Its a great idea to have a quality review of all the different concepts that are presented in the various available LSATs; I am taking the January test myself, I have been reviewing older material but plan to switch to 2014 and up material in early December.

Here is a link to a blog where Powerscore gives more credence to your question:

https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/bid/28 ... lder-lsats
Stephanie Turaj
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Hi Dystopia!

Thanks for the question. We have a couple of blog posts about this topic that should help you:

https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/bid/282922/should-you-avoid-older-lsats
https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/bid/153451/10-steps-to-taking-lsat-practice-tests
https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/the-best-way-to-review-lsat-practice-tests

In short, older practice tests are perfectly fine to take! But, rather than just taking practice test after practice test, you want to be sure that you are taking and reviewing them according to the advice in the last two blog posts. :)

Thanks!
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dystopia wrote:In preparation for the January exam I was wondering if anyone would have any insight in the usefulness of old PTs.
In my studying I have reviewed every PT after PT 38 so would it be better to review and write those PT (the ones I did about 7 months ago) or would it be more valuable to write and review PT 1-38?
Any options or advice would be appreciated


To add to the above, the LG on those earlier tests is essential to do imho. Some of the games rank among the hardest ever, and there are a number of structures used that I remain surprised to not have seen again recently. LR is a bit more straightforward than today's, but logical difficulty isn't some new invention, and there are questions from that older era that are also brutally hard.
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