On my first and only write thus far, I scored a pathetic 159.
My study method:
I mainly relied on drilling PTs back-to-back. I got accustomed to the different types of questions and really focused in on two things
Why I chose the wrong answer
What made the correct answer, correct
This worked decently for me in terms of understanding logical reasoning and reading comprehension. But it did not work too well for analytical reasoning (logic games), hence my low score. Throughout my PTs, the AR section was generally the only volatile one, and come test-day I ended up with (-10) in AR.
Current study method:
Realizing that AR is officially my weakest section, I've been taking a new approach in how I prep. I have been using 7Sage's videos and tutorials for tackling Logic Games. I've also given their "Fool Proof Method for a Perfect LG Score" a shot. Though generally still considered self-study, the 7Sage videos on Logic Games have really helped me learn and apply the different techniques to up-ing my efficiency and consistency when it comes to AR. I've since been getting (-0, or -1) in the AR section for PTs and have thus improved my avg score to 165-168.
Many say that LSAT prep courses can help you achieve a generally, above average, score. However, if you want to really be the cream of the crop you have to supplement prep courses with copious amounts of self-study.
- How your studying helped or inhibited your understanding
For the logical reasoning and reading comprehension sections, the key for me was to self-evaluate what made me choose the wrong answer. What held me back was not spending more time on the AR sections and learning the different techniques. Pretty standard, find your weakness and make it your b*tch.
- What you did to prepare for your LSAT
Self-studied and lots of PrepTests. I am now using 7Sage video explanations for LG section.
- Any tips that you can share to help me become better at understanding or doing well on the LSAT is appreciated
I am by no means, an expert. Although, what helped me raise my score was understanding that the LSAT is consistent and predictable. So, I became intimately familiar with the different types of questions that popped up all.
Hope this helps.