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  1. Yes, that's how I determine guessing is the primary cause of my error. As after Blind Review, I correctly identify that my guesses, were in fact incorrect - and without the time constraint, my judgment results in those questions being correct.
  2. I just wrote a few additional PTs, and landed all attempts in the 155-157 range. Consistently my performance in LG has been -3, -4, or in one odd case, -5. By coincidence, I guess 3-5 questions on each of them. So I have horrible luck at guessing and my error is from lack of speed. I did notice if I take longer time per question, it's typically at grouping questions, especially grouping w/ repeated items. I also run out of time at LR and RC, where I guess 3-5 questions in each. I usually get -12 - (-8) (average of -10) in each section, where very rarely my guesses are correct. I need a score in the 160s to be admitted to the law schools I applied to . This seems within reach if I just solve my lack of time issue, turning my scores in each section to -1, -7, -7, respectively.
  3. I lose my points mostly at Assumption and Weaken Questions. I find them not so much hard, but tricky and easy to mis-select an answer, where when I look back at it, I wonder why I made such an error.
  4. The problem is the university in my neighborhood (which is within my budget, as I would not have to relocate from the home I own), is the odd one that takes the average LSAT scores, not just the best one (U of A).
  5. With only 7 days left until my next lsat write, I have very little time to improve. I'm stuck in the high 150s (155-159). RC and LR are hurting me the most. For LG, I consistently get -5 to -3. I run out of time and on average guess 3-5 questions, so the incorrect questions are typically my guesses. In LR and RC I typically am at around -10 for each. This again, due to time constraints. I already am behind in my coursework due to excessive time I allocated to prepare for the LSAT - which will hurt my admissions GPA due to less high grades to pull up my GPA, by the time of transcript deadlines. What are my best options here to improve given what little time I have ?
  6. After consulting 7Sage, I learned that I could make fresh copies of each problem set, and track the scores for each one. Didn't know this when I posted, so that's what I've been doing.
  7. Since COVID-19, law schools have moved their education online. Are any law schools going to keep this distance learning system? I am from Edmonton, Alberta, and limited geographically; I own property here and have a tenant, spouse, and animals to take care of. Thus, if online learning is not maintained: I'm limited to U of A and their unique policy of averaging LSAT scores, instead of only considering the best one.
  8. I just subscribed to 7Sage after wasting my time with Khan Academy. For improving on logic games: do you delete the submissions from previously, and re-do the questions from scratch? Or, does it have a system that records multiple attempts? If so, I can't find it.
  9. More so to anticipate how these following rounds of admissions are going to be like in an era of COVID-19.
  10. I got a similar situation. I am self-employed and take time to look after that, while taking a full course load (5 courses/semester) in an quantitative program (accounting), where I am in all core courses; no "GPA-boosting" electives. My last LSAT write this previous November: I only scored 150; but, I only had time to start studying for it in the second week of October. I only had went back to school since COVID-19 (March) and have enough money to last so long, hence the tight timeline and course load. I have commitments and a mortgage and other bills to pay; it costs me about $4,500/month just to survive. This plus tuition, exam fees, etc. My next write is Jan. 2021, and I simply do not have the spare time to wait another whole year to be admitted (2022 Sep. as opposed to 2021). What I've realized is you got to play the best with the cards you're dealt with. e.g. I can't change my life circumstances to give myself more time. I have learned to maximize time efficiency. For example, learning how to best use your study time vs. just looking to study as much as possible. This can be strategically placing yourself physically in the right places, at the right times where your performance is at its peak. Or, strategically skipping or skimming other readings in your coursework that is not expected to net much higher returns in higher grades. I also learned to anticipate a certain marking "style" certain instructors use, particularly in essay/report-type submissions. By being more efficient at these activities, I've produced results (grades) with less effort and time. These factors have helped me gain more time to focus on other particulars, such as LSAT. My second lesson was the waste of time of Khan Academy. I spent 5-10 hours each day on it from 2nd week of October up to the Nov. 2020 LSAT, only to get a 150. Then I realized I should had not been cheap on day 1 and shelled out for 7Sage. What happened was that I did the questions so many times that I became good at doing the particular questions it kept pumping out, but there was only so many of them. Turns out Khan Academy was developed in collaboration with LSAT, so I should had known that it was not in their best interest to engineer a program to maximize test-taker performance on their own exam, aside from giving you a preview on what the LSAT is.
  11. I too got a poor store on this previous LSAT. It was oddly difficult, yet reading on here many people scored oddly well. I am in your shoes as well - have multiple responsibilities beyond just academics. One thing is for sure though: without trying again, you definitely won't do better.
  12. I only used 7Sage for a few days so far, and definitely find the content more useful than Khan so far, especially with Logic Games. Their coverage with Logic Games is much more comprehensive, though you're forced to go through many videos and the terrible website layout. Wrote the LSAT Flex yesterday. Likely will have to rewrite it. I suspect I scored in the mid 150s, unless my guesses were unusually accurate. It was harder than I expected. Time was my main issue. One of the Reading Comprehension questions involved a passage being one of the most painful I ever had to read. The Logic Games questions involved rules that didn't lead to many deductions.
  13. Yes, I was full time. I graduated high school early and never took any summer semesters off during university. I took up to a 120% courseload per semester. The technical studies (Electrician) were taken part-time while employed.
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