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I'm looking for some encouragement.
I have dedicated about 25-30 hours per week studying since November 2020, with the anticipation of taking the June LSAT, but had to reschedule because I wasn't ready.
I anticipated taking the August LSAT, but I dropped 7 points after taking PT 85 two days ago. I'm even more demoralized after after attending the Crystal Ball for the August LSAT and recognizing the the importance of nailing these more modern tests.
I've read all three bibles, taken a live course, attended webinars, listened to nearly all the podcasts, and now am working with a tutor. There's not much more I can do.
I've read all the blog articles about confidence; however, it's difficult to not feel like there is something fundamentally wrong with me. Everyone has told me that I'm doing the studying the "right" way, with devoting a few days after a PT to dissecting and reviewing the PT.
It's incredibly demoralizing to know that I've put everything I've had into this test for nearly a year and I'm feeling this way. I know I shouldn't let one PT change my outlook or hinder my progress, but, honestly, how do I not get myself into an anxious mess after all the investment I've put into my success.
I'm really not trying to play the victim, and comparing my success to others isn't going to be helpful at all. But it's difficult to believe that additional success is possible when all LSAT experts as saying "You'll be ready by August" or "You're doing everything right" and time and time again, I haven't met my goals. And it certainly is not for a lack of discipline or will.
I'm at a 159 and really aiming for a 163, or better, a 165.
Am I reaching for the impossible? Should I just accept that I'm not meant for this test?