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I recently took the July 23, 2018 LSAT and received a score of 151. During my practice my score on my practice tests ranged from a 151-157. I want to get my score up to a 161 at the very least. I plan to retake the exam on the November 17th administration date so that I can still put in my applications by December.
Do you think it is possible to raise my score 10 points in 2 months using the PowerScore prep books? What do you suggest I do to prepare in that amount of time to maximize my score increase?
To give you a better understanding of whether that score increase is possible for me I guess you should know more about my study habits. The very first diagnostic LSAT I took I scored a 140. This was in February of 2018 and I had plans for taking the June 11 test. I self-studied. I used the PowerScore Logic Games Bible, but a different comprehensive book for the other sections. I also took a LOT of practice exams. I'm also in school. Studying during the semester wasn't the best, and towards the end of the semester is when I decided to push my LSAT date to the July 23rd administration so that I could have uninterrupted study time (aside from working a part time job). During my prep between May and July I saw an increase, but then decreases. I spent a lot of time on Logical Reasoning because I felt that since it comprises 50% of the exam I needed to master it. I spent much less time on Logic Games, and Reading Comprehension was in the middle. I scored a 152, then a 151, then a 154, then a 156, then a 152 again, then a 158 (but this was a test I had taken already very early in my studying). Between each exam I reviewed the questions that were incorrect, and the ones I was unsure of. I went back to the concepts and reviewed them and then separated the sections to try and focus on the different portions individually before taking a full exam. On the July 23rd administration date I scored a 151. I now plan on taking the November 17th test and I really think I can get my score up because even though I am in school I am very disciplined. It's my senior year so the classes I'm taking don't require as much from me. I also have a job that allows me to study while at work, and my afternoons and weekends are completely open.