LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

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LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Nevertaken646 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:30 pm

Hello all,

So, I'm not new to taking prep courses, I've taken both Powerscore 2009 and Kaplan 2013. And in both courses I have not been able to commit to studying. Does anyone have any suggestings as to committing to a study plan, with a busy work and family life. Hours vary at work. If anyone has a successful study outline for busy peron I would be very gracious!

Thanks in advance!
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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:12 pm

If you don't mind spending a little money, I would recommend looking at LSAT blog's study plans. Its broken down into daily increments and shows you what you need to do each day to reach your goal. This might help you if your someone who needs to "check something off" to feel like you accomplished your goals for the day.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Nevertaken646 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:23 pm

Hey thanks jrsbaseball 5, i will look into those study plans!

Thanks!

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu May 02, 2013 11:46 pm

what are you currently PT'ing

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Nevertaken646 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:48 am

Hey Dr. Dre, currently 150-155

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri May 03, 2013 2:04 am

not to be mean, but are you taking studying seriously?

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby rickgrimes69 » Fri May 03, 2013 8:30 am

I took Testmasters online and found it very helpful. It's pretty expensive, but if you want a course that gives you step-by-step instruction, it might be good for you. Don't skimp on LSAT prep, it plays a huge role in determining which schools you get into (and for how much money), making it arguably the single largest contributor to success in the legal field.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri May 03, 2013 8:37 am

Studying for the LSAT now is probably going to be too late for October 2013

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Nevertaken646 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:23 pm

To be honest, I never really put my 100% into studying. I seem to start off with two hours one day, nothing the next day, 15 mins the next day and so on, also the enivornment is a distracting one. The sum total of my studies doesn't add to much progress. I have approximately 150 days for the Oct 2013 LSAT. I have to commit to a regular study schedule and stay motivated. I will look into private tutoring as well as taking another LSAT course with another company, (i'll look into Testmasters). Any Suggestings on staying motivated during this length of time? Thanks

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby francesfarmer » Fri May 03, 2013 12:28 pm

Nevertaken646 wrote:To be honest, I never really put my 100% into studying. I seem to start off with two hours one day, nothing the next day, 15 mins the next day and so on, also the enivornment is a distracting one. The sum total of my studies doesn't add to much progress. I have approximately 150 days for the Oct 2013 LSAT. I have to commit to a regular study schedule and stay motivated. I will look into private tutoring as well as taking another LSAT course with another company, (i'll look into Testmasters). Any Suggestings on staying motivated during this length of time? Thanks

I second the LSAT blog study plans mentioned above.

I was motivated by a deep-seated fear of failure--you should start with that
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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri May 03, 2013 12:29 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:Studying for the LSAT now is probably going to be too late for October 2013

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Balthy » Fri May 03, 2013 12:33 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:Studying for the LSAT now is probably going to be too late for October 2013



Are you guys joking? It's 5 months.

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Postby grandmastafunkz » Fri May 03, 2013 12:37 pm

Definitely check out the blog's study schedules. I would also recommend looking into 7sage. Great video explanations and I have seen my scores improve since I began using this service. There's also discounts for the program, that can be found on the subreddit r/lsat.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:39 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:Studying for the LSAT now is probably going to be too late for October 2013



Are you guys joking? It's 5 months.

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Postby Balthy » Fri May 03, 2013 12:44 pm

My recommendation: Velocity. The course is about 10% theory and 90% drilling so there's almost no need to supplement with your own drilling and other resources.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri May 03, 2013 1:02 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:Studying for the LSAT now is probably going to be too late for October 2013



Are you guys joking? It's 5 months.

Seriously. That's plenty of time.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby jbagelboy » Fri May 03, 2013 1:23 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
superdingle2000 wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:Studying for the LSAT now is probably going to be too late for October 2013



Are you guys joking? It's 5 months.

Seriously. That's plenty of time.


I started studying in June for the October 2012 LSAT, so yes you have plenty of time. started with a lot of reading comp (i read courses didn't really cover this) and untimed practice tests, then moved into timed tests in july and took an august-september powerscore night class with all out logic games/logical reasoning. Probably took ~30 PTs in total. all this while working full time. was fine.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri May 03, 2013 2:25 pm

Nevertaken646 wrote:Hello all,

So, I'm not new to taking prep courses, I've taken both Powerscore 2009 and Kaplan 2013. And in both courses I have not been able to commit to studying. Does anyone have any suggestings as to committing to a study plan, with a busy work and family life. Hours vary at work. If anyone has a successful study outline for busy peron I would be very gracious!

Thanks in advance!


You've been making a TON of threads lately. You should learn to use the "Forum Search" function for general information.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby rebexness » Fri May 03, 2013 2:34 pm

Nevertaken646 wrote:Hello all,

So, I'm not new to taking prep courses, I've taken both Powerscore 2009 and Kaplan 2013. And in both courses I have not been able to commit to studying. Does anyone have any suggestings as to committing to a study plan, with a busy work and family life. Hours vary at work. If anyone has a successful study outline for busy peron I would be very gracious!

Thanks in advance!


If you can't commit after shelling out the $$$ for a class, why are you thinking you are going to do it on your own?
(Not trying to be a jerk, j/w)

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby RAWR » Fri May 03, 2013 3:57 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
Nevertaken646 wrote:Hello all,

So, I'm not new to taking prep courses, I've taken both Powerscore 2009 and Kaplan 2013. And in both courses I have not been able to commit to studying. Does anyone have any suggestings as to committing to a study plan, with a busy work and family life. Hours vary at work. If anyone has a successful study outline for busy peron I would be very gracious!

Thanks in advance!


You've been making a TON of threads lately. You should learn to use the "Forum Search" function for general information.


... or you could get a diary.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri May 03, 2013 5:44 pm

I say 5 months is not enough for OP's situation because obviously he is lagging in his study.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri May 03, 2013 8:20 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:I say 5 months is not enough for OP's situation because obviously he is lagging in his study.

And your experience is what exactly? You've taken an officially administered LSAT how many times and scored what on them? You've tutored how many students of various skill levels? Stop giving advice on shit you know nothing about. Stick to your bullshit about pencils and UCI.

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Re: LSAT October 2013 and how important it is to stick to a plan

Postby jbagelboy » Fri May 03, 2013 9:31 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:I say 5 months is not enough for OP's situation because obviously he is lagging in his study.

And your experience is what exactly? You've taken an officially administered LSAT how many times and scored what on them? You've tutored how many students of various skill levels? Stop giving advice on shit you know nothing about. Stick to your bullshit about pencils and UCI.


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