Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

How many hours did you/will you devote to studying for the lsat?

0-100
0
No votes
101-150
2
13%
151-200
2
13%
201-250
1
7%
251-300
2
13%
Above 300
8
53%
 
Total votes: 15

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angiej
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Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:21 pm

I'm coming to grips with the fact that I am taking the LSAT in June. I'm more than halfway through the LG bible and should be finished in the next week - then I will work on the LR bible. I work full-time and attend undergrad full-time.

Can I realistically hope to be well-prepared for the June LSAT by studying consistently 5-7 hours weekly for the next 21 weeks?

edit: I will rephrase:

How many hours total did you devote to studying for the lsat?
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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:42 pm

bump - added poll.

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:49 pm

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:51 pm

Good to know - I realize it may be an individual thing but I recently read a thread where the OP said he's been studying since last July 15 hours a week. :shock:

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby Vendetta » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:55 pm

15 hours a week for an entire year sounds like overkill to me. I'm planning on studying about 10-15 hours a week starting two weeks from now. I guess that will put me at ~200 hours.

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:03 pm

So far I've picked up the logic games powerscore material fairly easily. I DO NOT contribute that necessarily to my own intelligence but rather to the ease and quality of the powerscore book. :lol: Logic games was my worst section on my diagnostic and I recently took a practice test and scored -4 on logic games (keep in mind I'm only half way through). So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

But I do intend to reread in another month or two.

Does anyone have any input as to at what point to be finished reading new info (ie going through the bibles) and then just focus on the practice tests under simulated conditions? Should I be at that point in my studying by April or May? Earlier?

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby SAE » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:07 pm

I think the poll can use some editing. I can guarantee the 200+ option will blow others out the water.

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:09 pm

SAE wrote:I think the poll can use some editing. I can guarantee the 200+ option will blow others out the water.

Revised - sorry to those who already voted.

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby politics » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:09 pm

I have already devoted 3 long months to studying and undershot and got a 160 in Dec. I will prep again starting in mid January and work my ass off until the test.

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby angiej » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:17 pm

<---- Shakes head in disbelief at the "above 300" hour pollers.

How do you find time to do that? Where are you pting at?

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby LawLucy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:21 pm

angiej wrote:Good to know - I realize it may be an individual thing but I recently read a thread where the OP said he's been studying since last July 15 hours a week. :shock:


I began studying in August of last year and stopped at the end of November for a 1 month break
Prep Course: 8 hours per week
Individual study time: 20 hours per week

I was told by the guy who is a professional tutor that you should 'reasonably' study 2-3 hours per night/day beginning about 5 months before the exam you plan to take.
I start studying again this Friday and not including the weekend course I am taking in two weeks (16 hours worth), I will be devoting at least 15-20 hours a week of individual time to prepare for June.
I think it all depends on how you do on standardized testing...if it is not your strong area..then study hard. The LSAT is mind-fuck Olympics and you should treat it as such.

I will add this. I work full-time and already have an MBA (done with school)...so I give a TON of credit to anyone still in school AND studying for the LSAT...I didn't want to kill myself like that.

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Re: Time Devoted to Studying for June 2010 LSAT

Postby ps494 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:45 pm

LawLucy wrote:
angiej wrote:Good to know - I realize it may be an individual thing but I recently read a thread where the OP said he's been studying since last July 15 hours a week. :shock:


I began studying in August of last year and stopped at the end of November for a 1 month break
Prep Course: 8 hours per week
Individual study time: 20 hours per week

I was told by the guy who is a professional tutor that you should 'reasonably' study 2-3 hours per night/day beginning about 5 months before the exam you plan to take.
I start studying again this Friday and not including the weekend course I am taking in two weeks (16 hours worth), I will be devoting at least 15-20 hours a week of individual time to prepare for June.
I think it all depends on how you do on standardized testing...if it is not your strong area..then study hard. The LSAT is mind-fuck Olympics and you should treat it as such.

I will add this. I work full-time and already have an MBA (done with school)...so I give a TON of credit to anyone still in school AND studying for the LSAT...I didn't want to kill myself like that.


That's a lot of time if you're studying while going to school at the same time.




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