How many hours to study for LSAT

HaydenNoble
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How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby HaydenNoble » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:44 pm

Although we can't say that X hours will guarantee Y increase in score, I was wondering what the general consensus is on how many hours one should study before taking the LSAT.

Most people say 3 months to prepare for the LSAT but studying 4 hours a day versus 8 hours a day for 3 months is far from the same number.

Any thoughts?

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Re: How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby Acedeuce » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:58 pm

I studied an hour or two a day for the first 2 of three months(3-4 days a week), then the last month ratcheted it up to around 4 hours a day everyday(minus football Saturdays). It is personal to a degree. You need to prep until you feel yourself get into a rhythm and understand the questions as they come at you(ie not slowing down to break them down). I wish you all the best of luck with your cycle. Apply early whatever your score.

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Re: How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby HaydenNoble » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:42 am

So for you it would be something like 165 hours.

This is about the amount of time that my friends studied between 150-250 hours.

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Re: How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby GoBroncos22! » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:52 am

I get a minimum of 1 hour a day, upwards of 3 hour, with my 18 credits of class. When thats over, or atleast my 5, 15 page term papers I will try for minimum 4 hours a day beggining in a few weeks. Gotta be careful of burnout though, thats what happened to me for the december test-not touching any material for 3 weeks prior to the test= bad idea.

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Re: How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby hv1 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:04 am

2 - 4 hours a day

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Re: How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby honestabe84 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:24 am

With school I'm only able to do about 8-9 hours a week (Friday through Sunday). I could probably do more, but I do not want to burn out. By doing only one PT a week, I find that there is little risk of burn out, and that I'm usually really enthusiastic when I do take a test. You always want to be fresh when you take a test IMO.

OP - It's going to be different for everyone. Some recommend taking it slow and steady (like me), while other suggest studying as much as possible (i.e. 40 hrs/week). I've heard of good and bad results with either method.

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Re: How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby bceagles182 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:26 am

As many as it takes for a 180

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Re: How many hours to study for LSAT

Postby Acedeuce » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:47 am

honestabe84 wrote:With school I'm only able to do about 8-9 hours a week (Friday through Sunday). I could probably do more, but I do not want to burn out. By doing only one PT a week, I find that there is little risk of burn out, and that I'm usually really enthusiastic when I do take a test. You always want to be fresh when you take a test IMO.

OP - It's going to be different for everyone. Some recommend taking it slow and steady (like me), while other suggest studying as much as possible (i.e. 40 hrs/week). I've heard of good and bad results with either method.


second the not burning out sentiment. I really didn't take more than 1 PT a week til the month of. Even then I only took 1 every other day at most so I had a day off to "absorb" what had happened and study up on what I whiffed on.

Most important thing on not burning out, is the week of, take maybe 1 PT a few days before the real, but otherwise go very light on the studying. I really think this is why I scored 5-6 points higher than I was PTing on the real thing.




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