High Scorers, Post your schedules!

User avatar
Gemini
Posts: 1943
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:23 pm

High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby Gemini » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 pm

I apologize in advance if this thread has been done already.

I'm looking to see how people study. And how long they study for. Obviously, I'm only interested in people who score high. I'd like to see what your schedule was like.

So if you can, please post:

1. Your diagnostic; your final score

2. How many hours a week? Did you study more on weekends than weekdays?

3. How long? From June to September? Only a month before the test? Etc.

4. Did you experience burn out? If so, what did you do to fix it?

5. (Optional) Something you feel really helped you in your study.

Thanks!
Last edited by Gemini on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
TheBigMediocre
Posts: 640
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:53 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby TheBigMediocre » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I apologize in advance if this thread has been done already.

I'm looking to see how people study. And how long they study for. Obviously, I'm only interested in people who score high (This is a relative term, what are you looking for? 170+?). I'd like to see what your schedule was like.

So if you can, please post:

1. Your score: 170

2. How many hours a week? Did you study more on weekends than weekdays? About an hour a night and yes I'd try to do a practice test on most saturdays.

3. How long? From June to September? Only a month before the test? Etc... Took a worthless kaplan prep class, then studied PS bibles on my own. Total time maybe 3 months

4. Did you experience burn out? If so, what did you do to fix it? Yes, I did. I didn't really do anything to fix it though except going out and drinking with my friends.

5. (Optional) Something you feel really helped you in your study. Going over EVERY answer when checking how I did, even the right ones. This is more important then you think because you want to make sure you weren't just lucky.

Thanks!

User avatar
Gemini
Posts: 1943
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:23 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby Gemini » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:31 pm

Haha yes, I'd say that generally a high score is 170+

But I wouldn't hold it against anyone with a 167-169 to post here either! :)

Thanks for your response. How do people go over/review their PT's when there are no explanations?

roadkilllaw
Posts: 72
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:07 am

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby roadkilllaw » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:35 pm

Perhaps ask what the diagnostic was too

ConsideringLawSchool
Posts: 313
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:18 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:37 pm

I'm looking to see how people study. And how long they study for. Obviously, I'm only interested in people who score high. I'd like to see what your schedule was like.

So if you can, please post:

1. Your score: 177

2. How many hours a week? From June through January, I studied an average of 1-2 hours per week. In January, I decided that I was going to take the February administration (on a bit of a whim). I then started studying about 3 hours per weekday.

Did you study more on weekends than weekdays? I did not study much at all on weekends (was usually out-of-town).

3. How long? From June to September? Only a month before the test? Etc. See above--I studied very, very casually from June through January (I did problems on my 45 minute train commute to and from work when the newspapers were boring). It wasn't until January that I actually started doing timed tests or studying in any sort of consistent fashion.

4. Did you experience burn out? If so, what did you do to fix it? Not really. By the end of January, I was sick of PTs, but the test was only a few days away, so no big deal.

5. (Optional) Something you feel really helped you in your study. With regard to logic games, it helped me a lot not to get too tied to any strict way of approaching the games. That is to say, instead of memorizing LGB classifications and diagramming tools, I read the LGB then came up with my own more holistic ways of approaching the games. I think that this approach helped me out in solving relatively quickly some less-common game types that may have thrown other testers. Also, one tip (based on what I didn't do). Unfortunately, I always hated reading comprehension, and I did not practice this section nearly enough. Come test day, it was perfectly clear that I screwed up the reading comprehension because my timing was way off. Moral of the story, definitely don't avoid practicing a section just because you find it distasteful.

Thanks![/quote]

User avatar
jmaan
Posts: 313
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:15 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby jmaan » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:42 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I apologize in advance if this thread has been done already.

I'm looking to see how people study. And how long they study for. Obviously, I'm only interested in people who score high. I'd like to see what your schedule was like.

So if you can, please post:

1. Your score
Diagnostic: 150
1st take:165
2nd take: 171

2. How many hours a week? Did you study more on weekends than weekdays?
in the beginning about 5 hours/day no weekend study. Last month just took a PT every other day.

3. How long? From June to September? Only a month before the test? Etc.
From July-Dec.
July-Sep of actual prep...Nov-Dec just light review and a PT every other day

4. Did you experience burn out? If so, what did you do to fix it?
yes during the first stint....i just stopped studying the second time around and only took a pt every other day.

5. (Optional) Something you feel really helped you in your study.
Powerscore course: helps to have someone spell things out to you personally.
Taking PT's every other day: helps avoid burnout and anxiety.

Thanks!

User avatar
daesonesb
Posts: 499
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:18 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby daesonesb » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:49 pm

1. Your score: 167

2. How many hours a week? From late August to mid sept, studied 5-10 hours a week, then probably two hours a day for the last two weeks.

3. Did you study more on weekends than weekdays? I don't work weekends.

4. How long? Late August to sept. 25th.

5. Did you experience burn out? If so, what did you do to fix it? No, but I think if I studied as much as some of you all I would have stabbed myself repeatedly in the eye with a spoon.

6. (Optional) Something you feel really helped you in your study. Coffee, Jazz music, Being outside in the summer, Rewarding myself by going out drinking after I studied.
Finally, I took september test, so I knew I could cancel or retake in dec. and be OK. That takes off a bunch of stress during the test. You can study 3 hours a day for two months and still get a low score if you lose your head in even one section. Do your best to make it a low stress situation (I biked to the test, which got my blood flowing and my brain working. When I got there, I checked in, then went and sat outside and had a smoke till it was time to go in.

User avatar
Gemini
Posts: 1943
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:23 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby Gemini » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:19 pm

Thanks, guys! This is really interesting.

Keep it coming!

User avatar
cherryalamode
Posts: 301
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:26 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby cherryalamode » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:49 pm

bump

User avatar
theadw
Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:05 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby theadw » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:59 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:1. Your diagnostic; your final score
-Diagnostic: 167
-Final: 175


2. How many hours a week? Did you study more on weekends than weekdays?
One month before the test, on every day that wasn't a workday, I woke up, ate breakfast, and did five sections I had never done before, with a break after the first three. Aside from that, I just did practice sections here and there

3. How long? From June to September? Only a month before the test? Etc.
I did miscellaneous practice beginning about three months before the test, and started to drill a month before.

4. Did you experience burn out? If so, what did you do to fix it?
No.

5. (Optional) Something you feel really helped you in your study.
I did (and do) at least ten KenKen puzzles each day, which I suspect helps w/r/t the games.

User avatar
cherryalamode
Posts: 301
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:26 pm

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby cherryalamode » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:21 pm

BUMP

roadkilllaw
Posts: 72
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:07 am

Re: High Scorers, Post your schedules!

Postby roadkilllaw » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:27 pm

cherryalamode wrote:BUMP


If you just do a search, you'll find a lot of threads already like this




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexandros, Baidu [Spider], packerboy31489, WeightliftingThinker, Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests