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- Joined: Feb 26, 2022
I've been studying for the LSAT since the beginning of this year. I took the test in August and got a 162 -- that was around 1 to 2 points lower than my rolling average. I've taken around 20 PTS and of those have scored a 165+ 6 times. My highest being a 169. My blind review scores are all 170+.
I jumped back into studying (practice testing) at the beginning of September for the October test, but all I've done is just jump back into my practice testing routine. Two PTs a week with blind review in between. I work full time, so I get about 25-30 hours of studying in a week. But my scores, just like before my August test, are all over the place. I go from a 166 to a 161 in a week. There is no consistency. I'd be fine if every now and then my score dropped. But this is consistent - I score in the mid 160s and then drop to the low 160s in the next test. It's infuriating because I know from review and from PTing that I'm capable of more. Maybe not consistent high 170s right now, but at least consistent mid-high 160s. That's not an unrealistic expectation.
So, my question is what do I do? Is it time to maybe switch from two PTs a week to one on the weekend and spend some time actively drilling? Reviewing foundations and then drilling my weak spots. Trying to fine-tune my strategies. I don't struggle that much with timing. I think my issue is more that under timed conditions, I become less strict with using my formulated strategies in approaching questions and let the ACs guide me.
In my gut, I feel like it's time to go back to drilling and foundations for a couple of days, or else I'm meeting the definition of insanity -- doing the same thing over again and expecting different results. But I feel bad not practicing testing. If I do go back to drilling/foundations, are there strategies you recommend to make the most of my time?