Hi,I withdrew my test today ,i got burnt studying and took the test 67 and got the lowest score in my life,which i know why happened,first i was burnt ,second the last 5 tests changed,the guy who makes the lsat doesn`t want us to think,he wants us to see and match up the lines,i used to study this way last year then i changed my method but then only in the last three tests i realized that i am too ``smart`` for this test,meaning people who are dumb but they can visually match the lines (mechanical process,no thinking )can get the highest score ever.Now i got pissed off,gonna take 20 full days off,no Lsat ,,i am gonna send my application to Ucla by feb 1st,and take my lsat in Feb ,i am gonna practice with that dumb method switch off my brain and just compare the answers with the stimulus,i just wanna know ,u know the Lsat much better than any other freaking instructor on this earth,am I the only one who noticed that change on the Lsat or u do see all that change too?
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Withdrew my test(unhappy )
omg, i experienced exactly the same thing. pt-ed 67 one week before dec test, got a 166. that's around the score that I first started prepping, without the firm grasp of the test that I'm having now after a year's studying including the courses. Have not pt'ed below 172 for a long long time.
pt67 just felt different. i dunno whether it's because i was too stressed or the style really changed.
so i panicked, and couldn't sleep the night before dec test, and quit the test.
now i'm pulling myself together and prepping for the feb. i know it's late. what i hope is that i can get into a few of the bottom t14 with my 169 in june, and hopefully get on the waitlist of the other top schools. and best case scenario, i get the feb test nailed and use the score to get myself off the waitlist.
back to Dave, same question, do you think the newest pts have changed? I think for me, i saw some downside of heavy prepping. i'm very familiar with all the patterns and have some ideas what the questions are gonna be like, so when there is a new trick or sth that does not feel like what i was having before, i panic.
welcome any thoughts
I googled OCT 2012 lsat,it does say Lsat became more word watching ,people who read attentively ,they score higher,it has always been the case ,i just changed my approach ,but now its more mechanical,i am changing my method for Feb ,word watching and reading attentively,and I got to confess with Dave`s Rc method i was getting 25 right in all the practice tests,except the last three tests,forgive me Dave but i couldn`t apply your method to the last three tests,whereas if i treated the questions like an LR ,eliminating the wrong ones and going for the lines,its very simple and easy,my guess is not only mine i googled and a lot of instructors think the same,all we need to do from now on is match up and change the method for more word watching,i am pissed off but i am trying to balance myself and treat this like a joke,cause after all this i don`t care .
You know, I don't really know how our notification system works here, so I just wanted to make sure you caught my answer to veronica's question (short version; I see no difference).
I've totally noticed that trend over the last many years - in fact, my entire method is predicated on it!
However, I see no difference between PrepTest 67 and the 10-12 tests that preceded it. You'll get a sense of that if you watch my explanations for each of those tests - I found all of them to be manifestly - and equally! - susceptible to my methods.
You may be experiencing a little bit of recency bias - that phenomenon in which things that are newest seem special or different in some way (we're all liable to feel that sometimes).
Take your break, take a good deep breath, and I know that you can do this!
Anyway in your Rc videos u never mention to go for the lines ,u say we need to get the MP,Attitude and Purpose ,really understanding the passage I also read your post somewhere that the RC got harder,so what do u advise us to do to become more word ``watching``?Go for the lines or to understand the passage ?Cause i have a method for that i just don`t wanna screw this again ,this is my last chance to get to law school this year,can u be more specific in your recommendation how to approach this test?I watched the way u treat the June LR questions ,thats not what i am talking about,u basically dont go for the lines for disagreement questions which is pretty much like an inference question or I guess u offered those videos for free so that people will sign up and pay money and u will give them your real approach in other tests,what i understand from these free videos u want us to think and not to match the lines.
I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question here.
is there a possibility i can see some other test that u go through besides the june 07 one?I really wanna watch one more test that u go through all the questions.
As it happens, you're in luck; I've made the explanations for PrepTest 67 available for free till the end of the year.
Thanks for being generous,i looked through the videos ,no your approach is very different from what i am talking about , ok,never mind,what do u think of people when they separate the answer choices into contender and looser and then go for the lines?Do u think its a bad approach?
You're totally welcome.
Well, my feelings about that method are the same as my feelings about any approach that I don't use myself:
1. Does it work?
2. Do you like it?
If the answer to both of those questions is "Yes", then do it!
Otherwise, find a better way.