I took the SAT in 1995. I studied for weeks, maybe months. I had two textbooks and a workbook for the math and a workbook for the verbal. I worked through all of them from cover to cover. I can remember sitting at the dining room table at our house in Winter Park pouring over problems.
I did pretty well. I got two wrong on the math section for a score of 780 and I got a handful wrong on the verbal for a score of 690. I remember answering every question on the test and not leaving any blank. My combined score was a 1470.
The only reason I bring this up is because I just took a practice LSAT. I didn't do as well as I had hoped. Let's just say that I'm barely above average.
Up until now, I was kind of hoping that the LSAT would be a cakewalk. I'm glad I figured this out now, instead of when I was taking the test in June. As soon as I computed my score I started to think about all the time that I put into studying for the SAT.
Looks like I'm going to have to do the same thing to get my LSAT score up.
Tags: SAT, LSAT, verbal, math