Prep/Study tips?

V3locity
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Prep/Study tips?

Postby V3locity » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:49 pm

Here’s my situation:
- Currently full time intern at a law firm, M-F, 9am – 5pm (Wake up at 7:40am, get home by 6 pm)
- Will be commuting to school 80 miles away for my last class at my UG in order to graduate from July 27 to Aug 27. (there is no other time I can take this class)
- Target test date: Oct
- GPA: 2.78
- Have taken Kaplan course last summer but to be frank didn’t take it too seriously and have not cracked open the books again until 2 weeks ago

So I’ve learned my lesson the first time around and I’m reserving ~5 months or so to study for this beast. Needless to say, I need as high of an LSAT score I can get with my crappy GPA and if anyone bothers to read my other thread… let’s just say I have some things working against me but that is kind of irrelevant for this question I suppose.

My main concerns are working this full time gig and logging in sufficient studying time all while avoiding the fact that I’m pretty wiped after work. If you read above, I wake up pretty early and get home pretty late, leaving me around 5-6 hours of “spare” time everyday until I sleep at 12. My goal is to get back in the gym (or at least have productive workouts at home) just to get into good habits so my brain and body will be in optimal test taking form come October. I hope to only take the LSAT once to get in my applications ASAP since I need every bit of help I can get.

My planned schedule would look something like this:
M-F:
7:40 am to 6 pm - work (I factored in travel time)
6 pm to 7 pm - relax, recharge brain after long day
7 pm to 8 pm - workout (I’d imagine some at home workout for only 1 hour of time… possibly p90x or something)
8:30 pm to 12 - study
Sat/Sun/Holidays:
Study study study, workout

July 27 to Aug 27:
Here I plan to ask for a month off from work since my school is 80 miles away, I don’t think it’s possible for me to commute everyday, work, school, and LSAT. So my schedule here is a bit more flexible as I have a 9:30am to 1pm class on MWF and that would be it. But after I’m done with this class I plan on my schedule reverting back to the above.

So I’m just wondering how realistic this is as I assume someone must have juggled a full time job and LSATs at the same time. Any tips or things that worked for you (such as reading on the bus, PT during lunch hour, etc) would be greatly appreciated!

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The Invisible Man
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Re: Prep/Study tips?

Postby The Invisible Man » Wed May 05, 2010 10:42 pm

while I personally cleared 4 months out of the way to study/practice for the LSAT (no work/social life), it is possible for you to pull your schedule off. difficult but possible.

you could also just try to study for 2-3 hours after work each day.




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