Potential Retake/ Burnout?

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Nova12
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Potential Retake/ Burnout?

Postby Nova12 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:46 pm

As of right now, I am 3.72/ 167 and I am pretty much planning on retaking in October. (For a variety of reasons that I won't bother to explain) Anyway, today I took a practice LSAT amd got the highest score I have ever gotten on an LSAT (168). I know this is a negligible difference, but I had been expecting my score to have gone way down in almost a year of not thinking about the test. Before I took the test last October I studied hard and remember thinking that I was showing all the signs of classic burn-out (ie getting easy things wrong, zoning out in the middle, etc)
So now I am wondering whether other people had a similar experience when they started to study for a retake? And how can I avoid burnout this time around?

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honeybadger12
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Re: Potential Retake/ Burnout?

Postby honeybadger12 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:16 am

How many PTs did you take prior to your first test?

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Re: Potential Retake/ Burnout?

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:52 pm

Nova12 wrote:As of right now, I am 3.72/ 167 and I am pretty much planning on retaking in October. (For a variety of reasons that I won't bother to explain) Anyway, today I took a practice LSAT amd got the highest score I have ever gotten on an LSAT (168). I know this is a negligible difference, but I had been expecting my score to have gone way down in almost a year of not thinking about the test. Before I took the test last October I studied hard and remember thinking that I was showing all the signs of classic burn-out (ie getting easy things wrong, zoning out in the middle, etc)
So now I am wondering whether other people had a similar experience when they started to study for a retake? And how can I avoid burnout this time around?

Your average PT score should be well above a 168 to justify retaking a 167. If a 168 is your highest ever (including last year's prep), you need to put in a lot of work to make sure that 167 goes up and not down. Very few over-perform on the test relative to their prep period. Most score 2-3 points lower than their PT average.

I can't really speak much to the burn-out question since I didn't experience any during my prep. Pace yourself and don't study more than 4 hours a day if you feel burn out. Take days off as necessary. You will always feel more comfortable and mentally prepared returning to any type of material after a break.




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