Possible LSAT burnout

shane0515
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Possible LSAT burnout

Postby shane0515 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:40 pm

I study for the LSAT everyday including weekends for at least 2 hours. Today I'm feeling really sick of studying. I'm not lazy, I just feel sick of it. I don't like to skip days not studying because I feel like I'll be a step behind.

What do you recommend?

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby jpSartre » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:41 pm

How long have you been studying? Sounds like two days off would be good, if not minimal. Taking up to a week off (if you've been going for over 2 months) has been known to bump you up a few points when you come back.

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby femme » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:42 pm

shane0515 wrote:I study for the LSAT everyday including weekends for at least 2 hours. Today I'm feeling really sick of studying. I'm not lazy, I just feel sick of it. I don't like to skip days not studying because I feel like I'll be a step behind.

What do you recommend?

I've never experienced burnout, however, I've read that some posters have experienced burnout and benefited from taking a day or two off. When is your test?

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby shane0515 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:43 pm

I've been studying for at least 2 hours every day since March 21st

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby shane0515 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:46 pm

my test is in september/october

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby femme » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:00 pm

shane0515 wrote:my test is in september/october

In that case, you shouldn't feel bad about taking a couple days off.

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby quickquestionthanks » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:02 pm

Testmasters likens studying hard before the exam like eating before a big meal.

Ideally, you want to be 'hungry' to do LSAT questions, not sick of them. I only took off 3 days, but should've taken off more like a week. If you've prepared well enough, then you should understand the test such that this break is insignificant in terms of memory retention.

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby eye » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:01 pm

You retain LSAT knowledge more than you think. I took a few days off every few weeks when I studied in the summer. Came back stronger every time!

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby GoBroncos22! » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:18 pm

Definitely take time off if your feeling a burnout coming on. I took took the December test after 2 months of studying, got a 158. Didnt touch ANY lsat material till early april and am scoring 4-7 points higher than my highest ever PT 3 months ago. You retain alot more info than you think you do. And I agree with the above poster about being "hungry" for the questions. Its true. Stay diligent however, theres a fine line between taking a break and "mehh, fuck it, ill remember this come test time".

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Re: Possible LSAT burnout

Postby Mr. Smith » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:25 pm

eye wrote:You retain LSAT knowledge more than you think. I took a few days off every few weeks when I studied in the summer. Came back stronger every time!


I agree with this.

However, you're having burnout after three weeks?

Might want to pace yourself, then.




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