June LSAT here I come!!!

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June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby Xnegd » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:55 pm

Alright, I just signed up for the June LSAT!

Starting January 4th, I'm gonna get up at 5am every day and study till I have to go to work, and then try and study when I get home if I'm not too exhausted.

Depending on how much progress I make, I may retake a LSAT class in March with Blueprint.

So, any quick advice on how to study and not burn out, and what the best regiment is? I have six months, so I should be able to get in the 200 hours of studying that the 172+ people have. I'm at 155 right now, pretty bad, so I'm just gonna put my whole heart into this and hope it gets me up there.

I'm so nervous, yet so excited. So much depends on this test lol. I just hope I can keep my motivation as it is now. Here is it X-mass time, and all I can think about in Law School. I've already got three letters of rec, and two Personal Statement drafts completed. This is kinda the last puzzle piece. Well, more like puzzle foundation.

Okay, I'm gonna try to enjoy New Years and relax, and then starts the journey.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby Tanicius » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:58 pm

Six months of hardcore studying is way too much. I know it can be hard to put off studying for one of the most important tests of your life, but you have to. I decided I wanted a high LSAT in February but knew I wouldn't be ready to take the test until September, so I waited until late April before cracking a single book on the LSAT.
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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby GeePee » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:59 pm

Xnegd wrote:Alright, I just signed up for the June LSAT!

Starting January 4th, I'm gonna get up at 5am every day and study till I have to go to work, and then try and study when I get home if I'm not too exhausted.

Depending on how much progress I make, I may retake a LSAT class in March with Blueprint.

So, any quick advice on how to study and not burn out, and what the best regiment is? I have six months, so I should be able to get in the 200 hours of studying that the 172+ people have. I'm at 155 right now, pretty bad, so I'm just gonna put my whole heart into this and hope it gets me up there.

I'm so nervous, yet so excited. So much depends on this test lol. I just hope I can keep my motivation as it is now. Here is it X-mass time, and all I can think about in Law School. I've already got three letters of rec, and two Personal Statement drafts completed. This is kinda the last puzzle piece. Well, more like puzzle foundation.

Okay, I'm gonna try to enjoy New Years and relax, and then starts the journey.

6 months is a long time. I'd take it slow until at least March. Then, feel free to let the neurosis spew freely from the depths of your insecurities.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby LSWin » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:12 pm

Que?...Isn't there only 5 months until the June LSAT?

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby GeePee » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:20 pm

jxtxdx wrote:Que?...Isn't there only 5 months until the June LSAT?

Something like 5.5. I rounded to 6. Sue me.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby Studious » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:36 pm

I did about half of the PR LG Bible in August.I am gonna start from Jan 4th and am hoping to complete all 2 bibles by the end of February.That gives me roughly 3 weeks(20 days) per Bible.That would probably mean at least 10 hours/week.

I am hoping I can do one test a week in that time, even if I don't do terribly well.I started off with a 158 in diagnostic, but shooting for a 170+, so this will need constant motivation.

I'll be logging in here for inspiration from time to time.Any advice would be much appreciated, and questions welcome.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby Tanicius » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:54 pm

Studious wrote:I did about half of the PR LG Bible in August.I am gonna start from Jan 4th and am hoping to complete all 2 bibles by the end of February.That gives me roughly 3 weeks(20 days) per Bible.That would probably mean at least 10 hours/week.

I am hoping I can do one test a week in that time, even if I don't do terribly well.I started off with a 158 in diagnostic, but shooting for a 170+, so this will need constant motivation.

I'll be logging in here for inspiration from time to time.Any advice would be much appreciated, and questions welcome.


I would recommend the OP follow a regimen closer to yours.

I spent a long time on the Bibles (read both LR and LG on alternating days and finished them in about six weeks). For about the month after that, I took about one timed test per week, more as a check-up deal than anything else, and put the majority of my studying into individual sections. This was especially convenient during the summer because I had so many vacations to attend to, and taking a test for three hours in the open environment of the Boundary Waters just wouldn't have been a very reliable method of practice. Instead I took my time under the sun and tried to understand every question I came across. I'd have an individual LR section open in front of me on the porch of a cabin, chatting with relatives at the same time as I read. It took a long time to get through the random individual sections I chose to do, but I believe this was the most crucial moment of studying for me -- my RC average went from missing around 6-8 to 3-5.

After a month of that stuff, I realized that my logic games were terribly inconsistent during timed tests, so I did nothing but logic games for about two weeks straight to hammer in the setup strategies, and I never missed more than one games point after that. At that point I had about a month and a half left, so I started the three-timed-tests-a-week regimen. I started to burn out about two weeks before Game Day, so I backed up and gave myself a five day break, and then I came back at it and finished my prep on the Thursday before the test feeling strong.

Basically, I paced myself and worked on weak spots when necessary, and when the time came to sprint to the finish line, I had plenty of energy left to do so. I got drunk the night after I took the test, but honestly, I was not feeling the need to get hammered like I thought I would. The week after the test, if a friend had challenged me to a practice test contest, I would have cheerfully agreed to it.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:04 pm

I'd recommend the pithypike study plan. Maybe moddified to fit your longer study schedule.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657

Although I think your study plan should really depend on why you are getting answers wrong. For me it was a timing issue. And I corrected that by doing a PT every day for a month up until the test.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby rptarget3000 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:44 pm

I plan on taking the June lsat as well. My study approach will consist of doing LR, LG, and RC questions untimed starting in January, with a timed practice test every other week. I have the Master the LSAT book, the LGB, and lsac's superprep book to help. During this time, I'm going to try to get into the habit of writing why I think each answer is correct or incorrect and track my own thought process to see where my strengths and weaknesses are. I'll probably start taking more timed tests beginning in March until the day of the test. This really does help. I took a Kaplan class over the summer and did not do as well as I would have liked on the September test. I noticed that I made the most improvements in my score when the class ended early September and I focused exclusively on timed practice tests and the errors I made. I wish I never wasted my time and had more confidence in myself to be able to learn the test through my own methods. Even if you decide to take a course, don't forget to take strictly timed practice tests regularly (I hear the lsat proctor dvd is good for this).

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:46 pm

be careful not to do all of the newer preptests too soon

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby 1sixtytwo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:55 pm

Reserve a week of time off to do the final prep in a blinding speed. It would just shock your mind into a routine mode. It helped me a lot for the Dec. one. I believe I would have a 10 point difference compare to the steady pace schedule.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby Jumbo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:11 pm

If you're going to give yourself 6 months, then only do 1 or 2 sections a day. Make sure you go over the tests you've done and carefully learn the questions that you got wrong.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby AkronHammer » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:43 pm

forgive me for being new and ignorant, but what exactly are the bibles?

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby skip james » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:59 pm

Xnegd wrote:so I should be able to get in the 200 hours of studying that the 172+ people have.


pretty sure i put in way more than 200 hundred hours. probably 2 or 3 times that, actually.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby 2807 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:18 pm

Jumbo wrote:If you're going to give yourself 6 months, then only do 1 or 2 sections a day. Make sure you go over the tests you've done and carefully learn the questions that you got wrong.


I am new and this thread is great for me! I will be taking it in June also. The more advice the better.

What exactly constitutes a "section." A section of what?

Thanks

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby DavidYurman85 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:31 am

2807 wrote:
Jumbo wrote:If you're going to give yourself 6 months, then only do 1 or 2 sections a day. Make sure you go over the tests you've done and carefully learn the questions that you got wrong.


I am new and this thread is great for me! I will be taking it in June also. The more advice the better.

What exactly constitutes a "section." A section of what?

Thanks



A section refers to one of the respective categories of the LSAT. The test is comprised of five "sections"-reading comprehension (RC), 2 logical reasoning sections (LR), logic games (LG), and an expiremental section (which could be any one of the three aforementioned categories). Essentially, breaking your prep up into sections would include organizing your material into one of the three sections (LG-LR-RC)-and then studying according to each category.

The sections can then be broken down by game-type but I don't want to confuse you, hope that helps!

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby 2807 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:53 pm

Hey, that makes sense! Thanks for the help.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby crossingforHYS » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:44 pm

Xnegd wrote:Alright, I just signed up for the June LSAT!

Starting January 4th, I'm gonna get up at 5am every day and study till I have to go to work, and then try and study when I get home if I'm not too exhausted.

Depending on how much progress I make, I may retake a LSAT class in March with Blueprint.

So, any quick advice on how to study and not burn out, and what the best regiment is? I have six months, so I should be able to get in the 200 hours of studying that the 172+ people have. I'm at 155 right now, pretty bad, so I'm just gonna put my whole heart into this and hope it gets me up there.

I'm so nervous, yet so excited. So much depends on this test lol. I just hope I can keep my motivation as it is now. Here is it X-mass time, and all I can think about in Law School. I've already got three letters of rec, and two Personal Statement drafts completed. This is kinda the last puzzle piece. Well, more like puzzle foundation.

Okay, I'm gonna try to enjoy New Years and relax, and then starts the journey.


Hey,
I am taking blueprint in march for June...where are you taking it?
Good Luck!!

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby philalawyer9 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:06 pm

Ill be joining the June retake club. 164 on Dec 09. Aiming for UNC, and while 164 is definitely good enough for an in stater like myself, I wouldnt mind an influx of scholly $$$.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby Xnegd » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:11 pm

Hey,
I am taking blueprint in march for June...where are you taking it?
Good Luck!!


I'm taking it in Berkeley.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby crossingforHYS » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:51 pm

Xnegd wrote:
Hey,
I am taking blueprint in march for June...where are you taking it?
Good Luck!!


I'm taking it in Berkeley.


I'm in LA, well either way we can compare through TLS.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby Xnegd » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:07 pm

Sounds like a good idea. I wish you luck studying!

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby redrdstr » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:18 pm

I don't mean to hijack your thread but I figure it would be better to ask my question in here instead of a new thread.

I got a 156 in December with a pretty pathetic score breakdown (LG: -1, LR: -21, RC: -12).

I have been "studying" for a few months and I typically hit -0 on LG, -5 per LR section and -7 to -10 on RC, which usually throws me around the low to mid 160's.

I cancelled in Sept and I put too much pressure on myself for December, hence the terrible score.

What would a good study plan be for me? I'm thinking about moderately studying focused on RC through to March/April and then picking up the pace through to June.

Hopefully this time, it'll just start to click, I'm praying for a 170 in June (BSEE with a 3.4, Aiming for BU, BC, reaching for NU and super reaching for NYU :) )

Thanks!

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:14 pm

redrdstr wrote:I don't mean to hijack your thread but I figure it would be better to ask my question in here instead of a new thread.

I got a 156 in December with a pretty pathetic score breakdown (LG: -1, LR: -21, RC: -12).

I have been "studying" for a few months and I typically hit -0 on LG, -5 per LR section and -7 to -10 on RC, which usually throws me around the low to mid 160's.

I cancelled in Sept and I put too much pressure on myself for December, hence the terrible score.

What would a good study plan be for me? I'm thinking about moderately studying focused on RC through to March/April and then picking up the pace through to June.

Hopefully this time, it'll just start to click, I'm praying for a 170 in June (BSEE with a 3.4, Aiming for BU, BC, reaching for NU and super reaching for NYU :) )

Thanks!

why don't you follow pithy pikes study guide, it should be stickied. I heard a lot of good things on this forum about his study method, or simply take/borrow a course's study method.

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Re: June LSAT here I come!!!

Postby allison34363 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:08 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
redrdstr wrote:I don't mean to hijack your thread but I figure it would be better to ask my question in here instead of a new thread.

I got a 156 in December with a pretty pathetic score breakdown (LG: -1, LR: -21, RC: -12).

I have been "studying" for a few months and I typically hit -0 on LG, -5 per LR section and -7 to -10 on RC, which usually throws me around the low to mid 160's.

I cancelled in Sept and I put too much pressure on myself for December, hence the terrible score.

What would a good study plan be for me? I'm thinking about moderately studying focused on RC through to March/April and then picking up the pace through to June.

Hopefully this time, it'll just start to click, I'm praying for a 170 in June (BSEE with a 3.4, Aiming for BU, BC, reaching for NU and super reaching for NYU :) )

Thanks!

why don't you follow pithy pikes study guide, it should be stickied. I heard a lot of good things on this forum about his study method, or simply take/borrow a course's study method.


Can you like to pithypike's study guide?




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